Christian Counseling | Psychotherapy Serving Southwest Virginia
LifeCare Counseling & Coaching provides licensed Christian counseling, psychotherapy, spiritual growth and relational healing for individuals and families. Jerry Lankford, MBA, MACC, MDiv, LPCS, has clinical expertise within a wide range of treatment areas that affect personal, professional, family, and spiritual health.
Wolf Hills Marketplace
280 W. Main Street, Unit 5
Abingdon, VA 24210
Phone: (276) 415-0311
Fax: (276) 335-0126
Areas of Clinical Expertise
Abuse (Physical, Sexual or Emotional)
Anxiety or Excessive Worry
Codependency and Self-Worth Issues
Military Family Issues
Personality Disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder
Phobias or Panic Attacks
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Shame or Guilt
Most counseling services will cost $80 – $120 per appointment.
LifeCare files insurance claims on your behalf. Please refer to your policy for a summary of mental health/therapy benefits as well as any limitations such as frequency of visits. We certainly will work with you on a sliding scale any time you don’t have insurance and face economic challenges.
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Blue Cross
- Blue Shield
- BlueCross and BlueShield
- Out of Network
Accepted Payment Methods:
- American Express
- Health Savings Account
As co-founder and president of LifeCare Counseling & Coaching, Jerry provides individual, marriage and family counseling in both Raleigh and Abingdon, VA. He works with clients who suffer from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety, drug addiction, sexual addiction, post traumatic stress disorder, dissociative disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and personality disorder.
Jerry has developed a special interest in the way trauma affects our outlook on life. The small and big hurts we receive throughout our life develop perspectives which translate into powerful forces that produce anxiety, depression, and other negative beliefs that leave us struggling. There are techniques such as inner healing prayer and EMDR that produce remarkable results in only a few sessions. EMDR is a state of the art technique proven to address anxiety, flashbacks, and nightmares in those who have experienced trauma.
Jerry is also highly trained in couples counseling. He has completed Gottman Traning through Level 3, which focuses on a research-based study of more than 3,000 couples. They empirically determined what is needed for successful relationships. Jerry is also completing training in Emotionally Focus Couples Therapy. This model looks at our attachment needs and how those needs develop into unhealthy patterns called Demon Dialogues to produce the conflict that destroys our intimacy. By learning to recognized those patterns and our needs we can achieve a new intimacy that we have lost hope in ever having again.
With degrees from Vanderbilt, Purdue, Duke and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and experience leading within multi-national corporations, Jerry is a life-long learner and is uniquely qualified to provide business coaching and career counseling to fellow Christians. Jerry spent more than 26 years as a senior level manager with international experience in software and hardware engineering as well as research and development leadership. Jerry is founder of Corporate Grace, a CEO Roundtable for Christian Business Owners. He has additional professional training in leadership development, negotiating, and integrity leadership.