The Radical Parent

Keith A. McCurdy, M.A., Ed.S.
Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Keith is the President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc.  ( and founder of "The Radical Parent." He is a graduate of both Roanoke College and James Madison University with a Master of Arts and Educational Specialist degrees in Counseling Psychology. Keith is licensed as both a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist.

Keith has been providing services to families and individuals for over 23 years in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. He provides mental health counseling, coaching, and consulting services as well as a variety of seminars and workshops on improving parenting skills, building strong marriages and maintaining healthy relationships.

Keith also currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Faith Christian School, a Christian Classical school in Roanoke, VA. He is a regular contributor to The Roanoke Star with articles on children, parenting, and marriage ( His primary focus is helping others better understand how a Christian Worldview, not psychology, should be the primary influence in parenting and relationships today.

He is an avid outdoorsman and actively involved in Scouting and coaching varsity girls’ basketball. Keith and his wife Lynnie have been married for 20 years and enjoy raising their two teenagers.

We Are:

Equipping Associates, Inc.

David W. Peterson, Th.M., D.Min.

Licensed Professional Counselor

Dave is the founder of Total Life Counseling, Inc. ( and Psychiatric Day Hospital in Roanoke, Virginia. 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 has authored HELP FROM THE GOOD SHEPHERD, Applying Psalm 23, and GOD’S PLAN Loving Life and Seeing Good Days. He co-authored 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.

Dave and Carolyn have four children and nine grandchildren. Carolyn is a Suzuki violin teacher with many students. They enjoy boating, fishing, hospitality and family events. He also oil paints and golfs.

Equipping Associates, Inc.

Dave and Keith are co-founders of Equipping Associates, Inc.  EA  is a non-profit organization committed to the training, equipping, and development of, both nationally and internationally, the followers of Christ across many disciplines and specialties.

Mission Statement

EA is committed to equipping medical personnel, mental health providers, church leadership, parents, and individuals to attain a full measure of competence and confidence in their field of service to the building up of the body of Christ.


     "And he gave some as apostles,  and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ."

-Ephesians 4:11-13