Family therapist Keith McDaniel of the Phoenix Center and Kelly Ward, the owner of the Midland Bistro, are this weekend’s guests.

They recreate the story that led to Keith writing a letter to the editor of the Pilot, entitled The Cycle Repeats.

Their conversation takes on twists and turns but focuses on the father/son relationship as well as the child’s relationship with their parents no matter what age.


With today’s kickoff of the Holly Arts and Crafts Festival in the Village of Pinehurst, the festive autumn and holiday season is underway in Moore County. The stresses of the Holiday season is a much chronicled topic that our two local Moore County experts, psychologist Dr. Kira Rogers and Family Therapist Keith McDaniel tackle head on with some great tips and suggestions. The conversation is candid, thought provoking and well timed.

Kira Rogers is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of North Carolina practicing out of the Village of Pinehurst, serving all of the Sandhills area including Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Carthage, Aberdeen, West End, Pinebluff and Whispering Pines. She will treat individuals and couples ages 13 and older. Dr. Rogers specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to quickly identify goals and practical tools to improve and enhance client well-being. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, LGBT issues, grief and loss, adjustment, substance abuse, and severe and persistent mental disorders. Dr. Rogers also has specific personal and professional experience with the Military, and will offer discounts to active duty servicemembers, their families, as well as any retirees or veterans. To set up an appointment please contact her at

Keith McDaniel, MFT, has been a family therapist for over 30 years, specializing in grief counseling, father loss, couples therapy & family of origin issues. Keith who also owns the well known Green Gate Olive Oil store in the Village of Pinehurst & is an active participant in the Pinehurst Business Guild, practices at Magnolia Place in the Village on the 2nd floor of what was known as the Razook Building. Keith can be reached at 910 690-7743 or

The Father – Son Connection

Father’s Day is the occasion for an in depth discussion of this relationship. Marriage and Family therapist, Keith McDaniel, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Kira Mello Rogers and soil scientist and friend, Bill Dunlop share details of this important relationship between father and son, from a professional and personal vantage point. These three Moore County residents pool their resources, experience and heart together to create a moving conversation.

So Much More Than Olive Oil, May 21st, 2011

Green Gate Olive OilsKeith McDaniel and Dr. Jessica Patella of Green Gate Olive Oils (, join Bill Sahadi of Fore Properties to discuss the inspiring story behind Green Gate Olive Oils in the Village of Pinehurst. Everything from healthy eating, grief counseling, yoga and naturopathic medicine is discussed during this free flowing, educational and entertaining conversation.