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Anne HershbellAnne Hershbell
Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Director
B.A. Wellesley College, M.B.A. Wharton Graduate, Psy.D. Counseling Psychology, U of St. Thomas

Anne began at Randolph in the Fall of 1999, after moving here from Minnesota. She loves the temperate climate in Virginia and the opportunity to see mountains every day. Anne enjoys working with a broad range of issues, including anxiety and healing from trauma. She also offers career counseling. Before becoming a psychologist she had a business career in marketing management and marketing consulting.

LuAnn Keener-MikenasLuAnn Keener-Mikenas
M.S.W., Licensed Clinical Social Worker   
B.A. East Texas State University, M.A. North Texas State University,  M.F.A. University of Arkansas, M.S.W. Virginia Commonwealth University

LuAnn joined the Counseling Center in 2005 after working for several years at Bridges Treatment Center; she also has a private practice here in Lynchburg. She encourages clients to use their creativity and spiritual resources, and is supportive of alternative therapies for helping maintain health and wellness. She works with a broad range of issues including eating disorders and codependency issues. Prior to making a career change, she taught English and creative writing at Virginia Tech; she continues to write and publish poetry.


Sara D. Hirst

Sara D. Hirst
Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
B.S. Lycoming College, M.S. Antioch University New England, Psy.D. Antioch University New England

Sara joined the Counseling Center in the fall of 2011, after working at several colleges and universities in Virginia and throughout New England. She enjoys working with students on a variety of issues, with particular interest in complex trauma, gender and sexual identity, and self-harm. She also really enjoys helping international and transfer students find their niches at Randolph. Sara is the liasion to the Office fo Residence Life, and coordinates the Counseling Center's support and training to Residence Life staff.


Kevin RingKevin W. Ring
Counseling Center Intern
B.A. Lynchburg College

Kevin is a student in the Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Lynchburg College. He joins the counseling center this year as a counselor-in-training. Kevin’s experiences include: teaching ESL in Kyrgyzstan, sexuality education, working with international college students, study abroad advising, and college/ hospital chaplaincy. He is especially interested in identity development, sexuality issues, exploring meaning and purpose in life, spirituality in counseling, and career counseling.