Patrick Henry Family Services opens counseling center in Brookneal

Published 8:51 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Patrick Henry Family Services (PHFS) has announced the opening of a Hope for Tomorrow Counseling Center on its Brookneal campus. A ministry of PHFS, Hope for Tomorrow Counseling (HFT) has been offering professional Christian-based counseling for all ages since its first office opened in 2005 in Lynchburg.

“We are very excited to expand our services to the community of which we have been a part of for 55 years,” said Claudia Fletcher, PHFS chief program officer.

Within its professional Christian-based counseling services, the mission of HFT is “to help individuals walk from brokenness to healing … to serve people who have found themselves at a place where their life no longer works.”

Founded initially to offer counseling for the youth of Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes, HFT rapidly became an outreach due to its successful reputation with youth and focus on restorative services for families.

To accomplish its mission, HFT has licensed clinicians dedicated to counseling children, adolescents and adults in order to resolve conflict, mend relationships and, whenever possible, restore families. Through counseling and connections with resources and tools, clients begin the task of working through the challenging situations they face.

“Our culture is surrounded by so much hurt today,” said Jane Snider, HFT clinical supervisor for programming and the Brookneal clinician.

“Often the difficulty of life’s tasks can be overwhelming and that is where we can help. HFT counselors intervene in situations of depression, marital problems, addiction, anxiety and much more.”

In addition to the newly opened Brookneal office, HFT has counseling offices in Lynchburg, South Boston, Farmville and Bedford (opening on June 1).

To learn more about HFT or to schedule an appointment, call (434) 575-0145 ext. 518 or visit