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Lorven Child and Family Development is committed to your well being. Our compassionate counselors provide exceptional mental health services for clients of all ages. We specialize in play therapy, sand tray, creative expressive play, EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, and parenting issues. We address adolescent issues, family violence, trauma, grief and loss. We employ a collaborative approach and a variety of therapeutic interventions to assist clients dealing with anxiety, depression, behavior concerns, school issues, adjustment, or abuse. Our office is equipped with full service play therapy rooms devoted to our young clients, as well as an outdoor play therapy center. This gives us the ability to focus on children in the language they utilize the most, play!

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Lori Frank-Cecil 

Lori Frank-Cecil, LCMHCS, NCC, RPTS, is founder and Director of Lorven Child and Family Development. Lori completed her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and  Sociology. She received her Master of Arts degree in Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1998.  Lori has a specialty certification of Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor, a distinction held by only 25 others in the state of North Carolina. She offers supervision, consultation and training in the field of Play Therapy.  Lori has provided counseling services to children and families within private practice, nonprofit, Head Start and school settings for over twenty years.  Lori utilizes a fully equipped play therapy room, offering treatment to children and families who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, domestic violence, adjustment issues, anxiety, grief, and depression.  Lori is a native of Davidson County and is committed to improving the social, emotional and behavioral well being of children and families in Davidson County and surrounding counties.  She has served on the North Carolina Association for Play Therapy Board of Directors, the Davidson County Education Foundation, and mentor for Communities in Schools. Lori currently serves on Lauren's Ladder, a nonprofit foundation named for her daughter, the late Lauren Cecil.


Melissa Fox

Melissa Fox, MSW, LCSW, RPT, Clinical Records Director, has been providing therapeutic services to children and families since 2000. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a specialized certification as a Registered Play Therapist. Melissa specializes in child centered and cognitive behavioral play therapy, believing that through the power of play, children are able to express feelings and needs, form creative ways to solve problems and develop self-control. She provides services to children for a variety of reasons including trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, life changes, and other emotional and behavioral issues. She strives to create a safe, engaging and nurturing environment in which children can work through problems and can be supported as they learn and grow. Melissa provides services in the Thomasville community, her office is located in Thomasville Primary School.


Jim Horn

Jim Horn, LCMHC, CRC, offers 25 years of counseling experience with teenagers and adults. Jim's counseling strengths include listening, empathy, compassion, understanding, and development of coping skills dealing with personal loss, physical disabilities, physical trauma, substance abuse, life changing events, and stress reduction. Jim uses a wide variety of resources in counseling and assessment techniques to provide quality services to each client with issues surrounding adjustment, grief loss, trauma, life changing events, career changes, anger issues, depression, anxiety and physical disabilities. Jim is Level 1 certified in EMDR and specializes in trauma with teenagers and adults.  He provides counseling services within the office and high schools.


Alina Craven

Alina Craven, MSW, LCSW, RPT, Interim Director and Referral Coordinator, graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a Master's of Social Work with a focus on child and family counseling. She has experience in community mental health by working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She has assisted clients with depression, anxiety, adjustment, PTSD, ADHD, behavior concerns, abuse, divorce, grief and loss, substance abuse, and several other behavioral and emotional issues. She uses a strength based approach and her training in motivational interviewing, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, play therapy, family therapy, parent-child interaction training, and emergency and crisis interventions to provide an eclectic approach to therapy. Alina brings enthusiasm, compassion, and a strong ethical perspective to her session to ensure the client's needs are met. She provides counseling services in the office and school settings.


Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca Johnson, MSW, LCSW, has over 20 years experience working with children and families in various settings including the school and public health systems as well as inpatient and outpatient mental health in the private and community sectors. She obtained a Master's of Social Work degree in 1994 at Florida State University and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in November 2001. Rebecca has a special interest in trauma work and obtained EMDR Level I and II training with additional training using EMDR with Story, Play and Sand Tray therapy. She believes in solution-focused treatment and views herself as a partner in the healing process.


Kelly Hayes

Kelly Hayes, MSW, LCSW, has a Masters Degree in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill.  She has been providing counseling services and healing broken families since 1996.  Kelly specializes in working with families living with mal-attachment resulting from neglect and abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, mood disorders and personality disorders. In addition to providing outpatient therapy, she has also been an in-home family therapist, a therapeutic foster parent, and a therapeutic respite provider. Her therapeutic approach is based heavily in family systems theory and Christianity. Kelly’s approach is very direct and yet support and loving.

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Rebecca Napier

Rebecca Napier, MA, LCMHCA, graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy. Rebecca focuses on healing the brokenness in families, and mending relationships in couples. Her strengths include listening, understanding, empathy, respect, and enthusiasm. Rebecca utilizes cognitive behavioral and person-centered approaches to treat a wide assortment of emotional and behavioral issues. She assists clients with grief, loss, anger, depression, anxiety, behavioral and emotional concerns, and adjustment issues.


Kristy Dobbins

Kristy Dobbins, MSW, LCSWA, earned her Master’s in Social Work at UNC Charlotte. Kristy focuses on aiding children, adolescents, and adults working through their individual healing process. Her work within the community aids her understanding in how social adjustments, family situations, social economic issues, substance abuse, and both physical and mental health all have direct effects on an individual’s wellbeing and create challenges in everyday life. Kristy uses a combination of play therapy techniques, person-centered and cognitive behavioral approaches to treat behavioral and emotional issues.


Rae Francis

Rae Francis, MSW, LCSWA earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master of Social Work Degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Rae has almost seven years experience working with children, adolescents, and families, helping persons facing anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, trauma, and foster care.  In each situation, Rae partners with clients to seek hope and healing.  Her methods draw from evidenced-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Family Systems Theory to assist in the healing process.  Rae seeks to create a safe, solution-focused environment where clients are able to meet their therapeutic goals.  Additionally, Rae attends Mercy Hill Church in Greensboro, NC and is able to provide a faith-based approach at the client’s request. 

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