Blue Ridge Counseling, LLC
Dr. Keith E. Fender, PhD, LCSW
Phone 540-639-9040 Fax 540-639-9040
519 Second Street, Radford VA 24141
kfender@blueridgecounseling.com
 
     
  Blue Ridge Counseling
Blue Ridge Counseling is a private practice outpatient emotional wellness clinic. Regular office hours are by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm. We have some weekend and evening hours.
 
Location
519 Second Street, Radford, Virginia
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To Make an Appointment or Referral
Please call 540-639-9040 during our office hours. Confidential voice mail is available, and you may leave a message. Or, download our referral form. [MSWord] [pdf file]
 
About the Clinician
Dr. Keith E. FenderDr. Keith E. Fender is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His education includes: PhD honor graduate from LaSalle University, MSW honor graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a BSW from Ferrum College. Dr. Fender is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Social Work at Radford University. He is also employed by Fresenius Medical Care North America, the world's largest provider of hemodialysis services.
 
Dr. Fender has extensive knowledge in working with diverse populations on issues including: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, anger management, aging, grief/loss, death, dying, and general mood/personality disorders. Dr. Fender is an active member of numerous professional organizations.
 
  Domestic Violence Alternatives Program
The program serves the New River Valley from our office in Radford. Contact us by telephone at
540-639-9040 or email us at kfender@blueridgecounseling.com.
 
You may also download our referral form. [MSWord] [pdf file]
 
Goals
Domestic Violence Alternatives Program (DVAP) goals are:
Assist individuals in ending physical, verbal, and emotional abuse.
Provide individuals an opportunity to learn non-threatening ways to resolve conflict.
Provide opportunities for the individuals to build healthy relationships.
 
Intake and Assessment
Assess mental illness such as depression, anxiety disorders, etc.
Assess alcohol/substance abuse.
Assess specific risk factors for future violence.
Provide comprehensive risk assessment treatment plans, recommendations, monthly progress reports and final report to referral source.
 
Fee Schedule
Men's and Women's groups are $30 per session. Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance is accepted.
 
DVAP Therapy Group
Intervention is provided in small men-only or women-only group sessions that address:
Identification of the cycle of violence.  
Power and control relationship issues.   Blue Ridge Counseling's
Domestic Violence Alternatives Program was selected as the only Certified program in Southwest Virginia.

This endorsement recognizes our clinical expertise and commitment to violence intervention.
Risk factors in domestic violence.
Effects and consequences of domestic violence on children, family and community.
Alcohol and drug education.
Communication skills.
Parenting skills and parent role modeling.
Alternatives to violence.
Anger management skills.  
 
Referrals to the Domestic Violence Alternatives Program
Individuals charged with domestic violence offenses, stalking, child abuse/neglect, or other family/intimate partner violence. Self-referrals and employment referrals to DVAP are welcome. For additional information or to make a referral, please call 540-639-9040.
 
Or, download our referral form. [MSWord] [pdf file]
 
Notes
Individuals charged with non-domestic assault/assault & battery, curse & abuse, road rage, intimidation, harassment, and destruction of property should be referred to the Anger Management Program.
 
     
 
There are always alternatives to abuse.
This program assists individuals in identifying and breaking the cycle of abuse.
 
  Anger Management Program
The program serves the New River Valley from our office in Radford. Contact us by phone at
540-639-9040 or email us at kfender@blueridgecounseling.com.
 
You may also download our referral form. [MSWord] [pdf file]
 
Goals
Participants will learn:
Definitions of anger.
How to change errors in thinking that lead to anger.
Consequences of anger on self, family and community.
Motivation for change.
Individual anger response styles.
Communication skills.
Problem solving skills.
Anger management skills.
Developing a healthy lifestyle.
How feeling like a victim keeps us angry and prevents positive change in our lives.
 
Program Description
Participants have two options.
Six 1-½ hour sessions meeting weekly. (Cost - $30 per session)
  - or -
One 8 hour session, on Saturday to accommodate difficult work schedules. (Cost - $180)
 
Referrals
Individuals charged with non-domestic assault/assault & battery, curse & abuse, road rage, intimidation, harassment, and destruction of property. Self-referrals and employment referrals are welcome. For additional information or to make a referral, please call 540-639-9040. You may also download our referral form. [MSWord] [pdf file]
 
Notes
Individuals charged with domestic violence, domestic assault, intimate partner violence or child abuse/neglect should be referred to the Domestic Violence Alternative Program.