Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LMFT, ACS, CLC
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
I believe everyone has the power within themselves to heal, grow, and change. I can be the person who helps you unlock your beautiful, authentic, inner spirit no matter what your age, background, or lifestyle. My therapeutic interventions vary with the needs of the people who entrust me to participate in their journey. I am a believer of living in the here-and-now; being present; being mindful; and living for today.
Emily is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which facilitates the accessing and processing of traumatic memories and other negative life experiences to bring these to a more positive or adaptive conclusion. Emily also utilizes CBT, Interpersonal, Motivational Interviewing techniques, Person-Centered, REBT, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Focused therapy.
Welcome! Oftentimes, life can seem like one struggle after another. Whether it's dealing with the aftermath of a toxic relationship, wrestling with your sense of identity, or struggling with managing stress, you can be left feeling lost, broken, and unsure of what to do next. Therapy is a warm, safe place for you to breathe in the midst of the chaos. Your feelings are valid, even if you do not understand them yet. Your story matters, and you deserve the time and space you need to heal, grow, and thrive.
Are you wondering if your current relationship has what it takes for a lifetime of happiness? Do you constantly stop and start diets feeling like you are trapped on a roller coaster that will never stop? Ever feel there is little hope for your personal or professional life to be different? Are you feeling alone and overwhelmed, and not knowing where to turn or what the next step should be? If these situations sound familiar, I would like to help you discover a new path.
Are you anxious, depressed, exhausted, and tired of talking about it? Is something lost, broken or missing in your life? Whatever is keeping you down, I can help. Together, we'll embark on a relaxing, play-centered, creative journey guaranteed to transform you. Connect with your heart and soul; discover your passion and purpose; recover your authentic voice; live your most empowered and meaningful life—all of this, and more is possible.
I understand that sometimes we are just surviving rather than thriving. While in survival mode, we often rely on disordered eating possibly because of past traumas. This takes its toll on us physically and emotionally. Have you ever spent the majority of the day thinking about food or fearing your next meal? Maybe you have had a big transition in life, moved from home to college, ended a relationship or are now an empty nester. Do you try to avoid looking in the mirror? Do you feel helpless and hopeless? Do you self loathe and compare yourself to others? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, know that there is hope!
We take people from Wonder (?) to Wonderful (!). Olive Tree Resources, Inc. is your training partner providing Light, Hope, Wealth and Healing through various educational resources, including preventative maintenance cognitive based counseling. Our mission is to Embrace, Empower & Elevate Leaders. Let's TALK about it, THINK through it and THRIVE over it! April L. Starks is your Lead Training Partner and Counseling Specialist. Contact us today. Visit our website www.olivetreepartner.com to schedule a consultation.
Over the past 20+ years, I have had the opportunity as a therapist to meet and work with many wonderful individuals and families. I enjoy working with people who are seeking to improve the quality of their lives. I provide a safe and comfortable setting in which individuals can begin to explore their issues and concerns.
As a client, you and I work together as a team to help you reach your goals and achieve more peace and satisfaction in your daily life.
My specialty is with children and adolescents, especially with regard to behavioral problems. I engage parents and caretakers on implementing basic and effective behavioral responses in order to improve compliance, respectful behavior, and contribution to the household using behavioral and family therapy models. I also apply CBT and insight therapy with children and adolescents to improve mood and anxiety management, coping skills, and effective social skills. In addition I have extensive experience applying individual, family and marital counseling with adults addressing Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Trauma, and Anxiety among other issues and concerns.
We provide services to people who are seeking Identity Counseling, Trauma and Grief Counseling, Mood and Anxiety Counseling, and more. We foster a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ+, LGBTQ+ allies, and people who are seeking behavioral health services. The core values for ODCC are Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Diversity, and Excellence (PRIDE).
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky, and provide individual counseling (adults 18 and over) for residents of the Lexington and surrounding Bluegrass KY area. I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic framework integrated within a Biblical-Christian foundation.
My approach to helping my clients includes providing a safe emotional space, empathy, understanding how thoughts impact our feelings and behavior and implementing mindfulness to promote positive change. Whether it is individual therapy for yourself, couples therapy to strengthen a relationship, or family therapy to make home a healthier emotional environment, I can help you work through issues that may have been simmering for years. Even small changes in thinking and perspective along with learning appropriate communication and life skills can make a joyful difference.