I believe we are all searching to feel comfortable and whole within ourselves and with others. To have strong healthy relationships and to weather the hardships of life, grieve, and recover. If you're having trouble with any of these things it's my job to help you understand why, and to provide a place for you to "shift" into a better position. Anything can be confronted, understood, and shifted into a healthier, more satisfying way of being if you are willing. I believe everyone deserves a chance to live comfortably within themselves and with others.
The first step towards change is often the most difficult step to make, but so powerful. You may seek support now because you feel like your emotions are out of control. You may also feel the need to control your environment to prevent stress. This stress may show up in your body as anger, sadness, fatigue, racing thoughts, or difficulty concentrating. You may isolate yourself from people, places, and things to prevent anxiety. Maybe you have blocked out all or part of an event that you now struggle to understand. If you identify with this, you may be struggling to find balance in your life, following a traumatic experience.
Has family life not turned out how you hoped? Do you feel disconnected from your child, your teen or your spouse? Are traditional discipline methods just not working with your child? Are you or your child struggling with anxiety, depression, or just feeling stuck? Do you need support through a difficult transition in your life? Kristen Duncan & Anchor of Hope Counseling’s mission is to serve children, teens, adults, couples, and families, helping them thrive in their relationships and in their lives.
I want to start by acknowledging how awesome it is that you are seeking counseling! I am a new counselor and have so far seen clients between the ages 4-67 which have included diagnoses ranging from Autism Spectrum Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, to grief from lost loved ones, while using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, coping skills, positive affirmations, Reality Therapy, Play Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and unconditional positive regard. I also carry a Certificate In Addiction’s Counseling. As we work together, you will learn that wellness is achievable!
Finding hope when facing difficult life circumstances can be challenging, which is why taking the step to seek therapy is a courageous beginning. If you are dealing with difficulty in life circumstances, depression, anxiety, trauma, or any issue that leaves you feeling hopeless or stuck this may be the space to rediscover hope and purpose from a holistic therapeutic approach. I'm currently working with Creative Spirits Behavioral Health via telehealth and would love to connect with you if you reside anywhere in Kentucky. To begin, please contact our office. I look forward to connecting with you soon.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MS, LPCC, NCC
Your life is your story. Counseling is your opportunity to tell it. What parts of your story are you proud of and what parts of your story cause pain? I believe that both are important. Together I will work with you to look at the story you tell about yourself to find peace and meaning. This meaning can lead to healing. As a counselor I focus on collaborating with my clients on their journey to healing. I feel that this journey can lead to a beautiful transformation. We will work together to help you transform in the ways you are hoping.
I enjoy working with persons of all ages (early childhood through adult.) My approach to treatment is eclectic and contingent upon the client's personality and therapeutic goals. I am committed to using scientifically based treatment interventions to ensure patients are provided the most dynamic techniques to achieve maximum outcomes in the least amount of time. Particular areas of interest include but are not limited to: parent child relational problems, child behavioral difficulties, issues related to emotional dysregulation, depression, anxiety and trauma related stress.
Do you find yourself needing support dealing with life's challenges? Are you showing signs of chronic stress, suffering from emotional wounds, or having difficulties with beating an addiction? If you answered yes, consider contacting me to find out how therapy can help. I am a certified social worker practicing mental health therapy in Lexington, KY. I strive to support individuals in reaching their goals and achieving wellbeing. I enjoy working with a variety of populations among adults, and specialize in addiction recovery and anxiety disorders. I have experience in a variety of treatment settings.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCCE-A
Thank you for taking the first step and considering counseling services. Counseling is a journey towards wellness. At Thrive Counseling & Consultation, we strive to help clients not only survive, but to thrive. Our environment is nonjudgmental in nature,and a safe place to explore life's difficulties and trials. We will be by your side for talk therapy every step along the way. Call today for help from a caring professional!
Immediate availability. A person's connection to movement, food, and body image can be a complicated relationship. This relationship is molded by experiences and the outside environment. These external pressures can have a negative effect on how we view ourselves and food. "Diet culture" is a term that describes society's ways it prioritizes physical esthetic over holistic health and wellbeing. I am here to help people understand that movement can be a source of enjoyment, food isn't something to be feared, and your self-worth is not dependent on your weight and size.
It is important to create a safe and trusting relationship with my clients within which they can feel comfortable doing the challenging work of personal growth. My work is focused on supporting children, adolescents, families & individuals who may be experiencing depression, emotional struggles due to chronic medical conditions, anxiety, grief, parenting challenges, trauma, or other difficult life stressors and crises. I help clients in expressing thoughts and feelings, enhancing communication, and developing life skills to improve mood, behavior, relationships and self esteem.
The decision to find a therapist usually comes at times of stress and change. I am a supportive, non-judgmental therapist that realizes how hard it is to ask for help. Together we will identify issues you want to work on, recognizing and building on your strengths and uniqueness. We will find solutions that work for you. I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including persistent sadness, worry and anxiety, difficulties in relationships, trauma, and grief & loss. I also have extensive experience working with teenagers, their parents, and members of the LGBTQI+ community.
As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you. I look forward to working with you to address your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein. To get started, www.discovery502counseling.com or email me or call me now, I can help! We can Do it together!
Seeking help is an important decision; choosing who can help is just as important. I have experience working with a variety of mental health and behavioral issues including anger management, adolescent behavioral issues, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship conflict, and family therapy. I offer these services through individual and family counseling to adolescents and adults.
With a background working in community mental health, I have experience with an exceptionally diverse population of clientele. My passion is working with individuals, but I am adaptable to any therapeutic situation.
I am excited about the prospect of helping you. Are you ready to take the first steps toward a better life? Great! I am here to help you. I have over 20 years of experience as a Pastoral Counselor. I provide counseling and support to anyone who desires a better life. My clients lead better lives earning promotions, finishing high school, earning bachelor's, Master's, and PhDs. My clients achieve their goals. I am a clinically-trained chaplain who has walked with patients, their families, and medical personnel through their most difficult times. I am have counseled Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, atheists, agnostics, and others.
Healing is a messy process-- it takes courage and grit, it requires internal resources and consistent support, it forces us to go backward before we can even think of moving forward in ways that would make us feel proud. Despite the difficulty, you know that what you need is not a band-aid. You need something more thorough. Something that will help you to not only deal with the pain of the things that have already happened, the things that have been done to you and the shame around choices you may have made, but you need to know that in the future you won't have to continue feeling this way as new choices and challenges emerge.
Life is filled with swift transitions, and our daily challenges often time significantly affect our ability to maintain a sense of mental health and well-being. This may be a time when I can be of service to you because your family, your life, your issues matter to me. I specialize in listening attentively to you and your needs and taking time to help you find effective ways to manage your experiences to place things into proper perspective.
Have you recently gone through a major life change-breakup/divorce, career change, becoming a new parent? Are you stuck in fear, anxiety, worry, or thinking about the past or the future? Have you survived illness, an abusive relationship- and wanting to be the best version of yourself moving forward? Our lives often surprise us with how quickly circumstances can change. Sometimes we manage life beautifully, other times- we deal with stress and change a little less gracefully. My goal is to assist in empowering you to realize your own strength in overcoming life’s difficult moments. You don’t have to do it alone.
I am a licensed mental health therapist in the state of KY. I am owner and lead therapist at Solutions thru Counseling, focusing on solutions for clients who may be seeking resolutions and peace of mind. My hope is to empower the client with psycho-education, a better awareness of themselves and those around them, and seeking change to enrich their lives.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Dry Ridge are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Dry Ridge then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Dry Ridge, or Child Psychologists in Dry Ridge.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Dry Ridge psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Dry Ridge specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.