Total Life Counseling, Inc 

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About Us


Keith McCurdy provides counseling for individuals, couples and families. His special interest is individual therapy with adolescents and children and he has been providing this service for over 20 years in the Roanoke Valley. He is currently the Director of the Adult Partial Day Psychiatric Clinic as well as regularly supervising residents and interns at TLC. Keith has an extensive background in using psychological tests in counseling and provides a variety of workshops in the local community. He is an avid outdoorsman and is actively involved in Scouting, coaching youth athletics and is a regular contributor to the Roanoke Star Sentinel with articles on children, parenting, and marriage. Keith is the President of TLC and is a graduate of Roanoke College (B.A.) and James Madison University (M.A., Ed.S).

Steve Price provides counseling and consulting for individuals, couples and families, including premarital counseling and therapy with adolescents and children. His areas of special interest include emotional issues such as anger, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, parenting skills and relational issues. Prior to joining the staff at TLC, Steve served as a youth pastor for several
years in the Richmond, Virginia area. Today, Steve remains active with high school and youth recreational sports and often coaches baseball to children and adolescents. Steve enjoys participating in competitive outdoor activities. Steve is available to speak to groups in the community and conduct educational workshops on emotional and relational topics. Steve is the Vice President of TLC and has been counseling in the Roanoke Valley for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech (B.S.) and Liberty University (M.A.).


Chuck Rife works with individuals, couples and families treating emotional, behavioral and relational problems. Chuck’s areas of clinical expertise include treating depression, anxiety, panic, anger, grief/loss, substance abuse, addictive behaviors, abuse- sexual, physical, and emotional. His clinical expertise also includes counseling on the subject of sexual orientation. Chuck leads groups for codependency. He is available to speak to churches and groups on a wide variety of topics. Chuck has more than 25 years of counseling experience and he is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College (B.A.), Lynchburg College (Ed. Spec.), Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A.), and Grace Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He coauthored the books, Marriage with an Attitude and When Mourning Comes, Living Through Loss, along with his wife, Eileen.

Chuck and Eileen have three married daughters and six grandchildren, all of whom serve the Lord in full-time missions. Eileen is a freelance writer, editor, and author. She also tutors in writing and serves as a mentor for those who wish to polish their manuscripts for publication. 

Together, they conduct marriage seminars for churches and organizations in the states and overseas.

Chuck enjoys golf, roller skating, dancing with his wife, and playing with his grandchildren.

Chuck’s heart is to help men love their wives and families in godly ways and leave a faithful legacy for the next generation.


Dave's counseling uses biblical insights, helps you to thrive instead of just surviving, unload the burdens of the past and find hope for the future. He is the founder of Total Life Counseling, Inc. and Psychiatric Day Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. He has served from America to Nepal including many European nations, Central America and Ghana with Medical Ministry International. His counseling training materials are translated into Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish and Russian. 

Dave has authored Help From the Good Shepherd, Applying Psalm 23, and GOD’S PLAN Loving Life and Seeing Good DaysHe wrote Textbook for Mental Health with Robert Brown, MD and David Snyder, MD used at University of Virginia where he co-instructed the “Mental Health” course for five years. The three hour non-required course brought 300 to 500 students a semester. Dave currently writes a blog, Dr. Dave's Soapbox.

Dave started and pastored two churches and served as pastoral care minister in a third. He has a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministry from Liberty University. He has graduate studies in counseling from Syracuse University and Virginia Tech.

Dave and Carolyn have four children and eight grandchildren. Carolyn is a Suzuki violin teacher with thirty students. They live on Smith Mountain Lake where they enjoy boating, skiing, fishing, hospitality and family events. He also oil paints and golfs.

Dave’s passion is to help people know and follow God’s plan as it relates to their body, mind, spirit, marriage, family, culture, society and economy. He addresses concerns with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy. 


Lorin Walker counsels adults and adolescents using  client-centered and cognitive-behavioral approaches.  She most commonly works with women struggling with anxiety, burnout/exhaustion, trauma, and the loss of a loved one.  Lorin offers a nurturing and calm environment in which to provide more diligent support during life’s trials.  From a more practical standpoint, she helps individuals develop balanced lifestyle goals , personal boundaries, and coping skills for stress and anger.  Lorin holds Psychology degrees from Roanoke College (B.S.) and Radford University (M.S.).


I use a cognitive-behavioral approach in my counseling techniques and treatment plans. The client and I evaluate and assess the symptoms, circumstances, and thoughts about what is going on in their lives, and any unhealthy self-destructive behaviors. Even when there are past hurts and wounds, a lot of healing comes from the release of distorted lies they believe and capturing a new perspective with truth. After identifying their symptoms, feelings, and distorted thinking, we spend time in education and applying healthy tools and coping skills with their situation and circumstances. I like having a team approach in therapy by including the clients’ primary care physician, supportive people in their lives like their family or church, support groups and a nutritionist or psychiatrist if the patient needs one. This would be necessary for any biochemical disorders and eating disorders for example. The main issues in populations that I work with are depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, sexual abuse and marital issues. I do not work with anyone when their primary diagnosis is drug and alcohol addiction.

I facilitate many workshops for women on related topics. I have founded and developed Camp Braveheart, a camp for youth 3rd through 12th grades walking the journey of grief after the death of a loved one. I enjoy working with some corporations conducting team building and goal setting for management training.

There is an importance in each person’s life to maintaining a balance; physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. I am a Christian and offer a Christ-centered integrated dimension in therapy if the client ask for this to be a part of the treatment plan.

Martha is a graduate of Clemson University (B.A.) and Covenant Theological Seminary (M.A.)


Althea Dent Brown primarily uses cognitive-behavioral and solution focused techniques to counsel adults, adolescents and groups. Althea uses her relational style to create an atmosphere that is comfortable and accepting. Althea seeks to come alongside the client and help manage issues that can cause one to feel stuck, overwhelmed or paralyzed.  Her areas of focus are life transitions, stress, anxiety/panic, depression, school anxiety, spousal divorce/separation adjustment, perfectionism and grief. Althea also provides career and academic advising. Althea is a graduate of the University of Chicago (B.A.) and Liberty University (M.A.).

Althea is a wife and mother of four adult children. She likes to play volleyball, spend time with her family and has recently rediscovered reading for pleasure. 

JILLIAN McCAY, M.A. Resident Counselor
As one of Total Life's resident counselors, Jillian is available to provide quick appointments and benefits from learning from the combined viewpoints of the other counselors.  Jillian enjoys working with children and adults that need the opportunity to find some perspective or balance as they work through life's ups and downs.  Her world travels and life experiences have given her an appreciation for the uniqueness of how each person views their world.  Jillian believes that how we create meaning in life provides insight and influences our ability to cope and change. Her hope is that each person she works with finds the freedom that comes with discovering their own unique perspective and aligning that with the balance of truth in their lives.

Jillian is a graduate of Liberty University (B.S.) with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Psychology with a specialty in substance abuse and codependency.  She also graduated from Virginia Tech (M.A.) with a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  She has found a passion for working with individuals experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, stress, and simply needing to express thoughts and feelings. 

If interested in finding out more, visit her website at or click here to follow her on Facebook.

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