Friday, May 22, 2015

A Mulitude Of Little Can Do Alot

PHR is aware of the need to provide assistance locally and world wide. As mentioned in a previous post, there are people living in the Roanoke Valley who have been directly affected by the April 2015 Earthquake in Nepal. If you would like and are able, please click on the link below to support the efforts of a former PHR employee, Ellison Heil, and his students. A small contribution from many will make a world of difference!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Natural Disasters

You don't have to be in the middle of a disaster to be affected...

In late April 2015 the world was stunned by an earthquake in Nepal. Frequently, around the world people face devastation from natural disasters. Events like this leave uncertainty in our minds and concern in our hearts. With today's social media it's not easy to disconnect from frightening events brought on my mother nature. We are reminded of the universal truth that we are all human and we all feel fear and pain, and, at times we all need help.

We have members in our community directly affected by the earthquake in Nepal and other natural disasters around the world. Even if you haven't been directly affected by a natural disaster, you still may experience concerning thoughts and feelings just by being exposed to the information. PHR wants OUR community to know we are here to help!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

PHR Remembers VT

An event that affected many remains on our minds, especially today. Today marks the 8th year of commemoration of the men and women lost April 16, 2007 on Virginia Tech's campus. PHR clinicians were active in providing community support during an event that rocked a nation of people. Our clinicians provided direct support to families of victims and were active in many other ancillary ways. PHR would like to extend sincere condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy. We would like to also reaffirm our committment to our community! We are PHR and We Remember!

Please see the link below for VT's website:

Monday, March 30, 2015

Adoption Competency Trained Clinician

After one-year of intensive training, Wesley Brusseau, LCSW, one of Psychological Health's Child and Adolescent clinicians, has completed training and received a certificate by the Center of Adoption Support and Education (C.A.S.E.). Wesley will continue to receive consultation from C.A.S.E. over the next few months in order to receive an advanced certificate in adoption competency.  


This continuing education has further developed Wesley's skills in working with foster care and adoptive children and families (Including birth families). It is extremely important to see a clinician with this specialized education and experience, not only for the wellbeing of children, but for families as a whole.   

Dr. John Heil Interviews with WDBJ 7

Psychological Health's Own, Dr. John Heil, interviews with WDBJ 7 - Upcoming Marathon

Click on the links below to see Dr. Heil's interviews:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Dr. John Heil

American Psychological Association Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology held its Winter Board Meeting in Washington, DC led by President, John Heil.

John Heil, D.A., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, is both a clinical psychologist and sport psychologist- with a clinical practice focusing on pain and injury management, with a consulting practice in sport psychology, police and public safety. He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, author of the Psychology of Sport Injury and numerous professional papers on sport, pain and injury. Dr. Heil is a lecturer in the University of Virginia Medical School Psychiatry Residency in Salem, and Instructor at the Roanoke City Police Academy.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sport Psychology for Injured Athletes

Dr. John Heil received grant from Association for Applied Sport Psychology to develop an intervention program for injured athletes entitled: "A Self-Determination Psychological Intervention for Injured Collegiate Athletes”

The program will be conducted at the University of Utah - with Dr. Les Podlog & Dr. Tom Iriye

For information on the Psychology of Sport Injury;

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Players of Abusive Coaches are More Willing to Cheat

College athletes who have abusive coaches are more willing to cheat in order to win than players with more ethical coaches, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association and based on surveys from almost 20,000 student athletes at more than 600 colleges across the country.  

Published in the recent edition of: Sport,Exercise, and Performance Psychology


Thursday, July 3, 2014


Tues., July 8 – Tues., August 18                                                                 
$15 per session, if paid weekly -$90 prepaid for 7 sessions

Instructor:  Maureen G. Guelzow, Ph.D., LPC, Yoga Alliance Teacher

     Recent research has shown the practice of yoga to be beneficial for depression, anxiety, and stress reduction, as well as for other mental health conditions.  A weekly beginner’s yoga class focusing on breathing, asana practice, and relaxation to help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress will be offered at Psychological Health of Roanoke. The cost is $15 per session, and payment is required before each session.  After the second class, if you choose to continue, you will be obligated to attend and pay for the remaining classes. If you know you will miss a class because of vacation, you may make arrangements with the instructor prior to July 8th to miss a session without paying for the missed class.

Equipment:  Wear loose fitting gym clothing.  Bring a yoga mat and 2 bath towels.  Bring a light weight Blanket (or lap blanket) and light jacket.  If you have yoga blocks, please bring them but they are not required.