I love my work and enjoy offering my clients a safe and supportive environment for them to grow and explore themselves. My style is both conversational and relational. I offer an authentic presence within a collaborative, lively relationship in which self-discovery can be non-threatening and perhaps, even fun. I am committed to sharing everything I know which I believe will help heal the difficulties in one's life. I am inspired each day by the courage clients have each moment they show up for therapy. I became a therapist because, to me, the value in life comes when you return to your value within.
I believe that everyone tries to get through life the best they can. Yet many of us find ourselves struggling to meet our goals, improve our relationships, or we just don’t feel happy. My approach to therapy is to work together in understanding what is preventing you from feeling your best, finding ways to help you feel better, and letting you know you are not alone in the process.
Investing in your mental and emotional health can save your life. Addressing patterns, healing past wounds and current losses can be challenging; however, once we make the decision to work through our fears, we will find relief and empowerment along the way. The most important part of my journey with you is to help you practice self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-growth. The work we do can help with managing symptoms/traits of anxiety, depression, stress-related issues, addictions, and codependency.
Recognizing you would like for your life to be different is a big step and so is reaching out to start therapy. You may be newly experiencing stress due to life change or COVID-19, or maybe you're realizing that depression, stress, or trauma have been with you for a long time. In either case, starting therapy can be a huge support for you. Having a dedicated, private time each week to sort things out and learn new skills will help you start working towards making positive changes in your life. I truly believe that each person has the ability to make changes and it is an honor and privilege to walk alongside each of my clients.
I have experience working with clients of all ages, but most of my clinical practice has focused on adolescents and young adults. I consider this a specialty of mine and I really enjoy working with clients in those age groups. I especially enjoy working with clients who are struggling in social relationships, with life transitions, and adjusting to new environments. I have experience working with clients on issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, parent-child relational problems, trauma, and adolescent substance abuse.
I have worked with a broad range of clients with different mental health concerns. I enjoy helping those that feel they are stuck in how they think and process the world by assisting them in learning coping skills to change the thought patterns that keep them cycling through all the negativity. I am someone that will listen, never judge, and give you an outside perspective on what is causing you distress. I desire to work with people who want to change their mindset and are willing to try new things while understanding that healing takes time.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, PhD Stu, MA, LPCA, ASDI
I am a doctoral student at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Education and the Center for Research on Counseling Education. My research focuses on mood disorders, with a specific focus on understudied populations such as individuals with disabilities. I believe that when a counselor recognizes the more significant contextual issues which affect the client's well-being, advocacy in combination with behavioral therapy can be an appropriate intervention for the client.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC, TCADC
I assist adults, older adults and couples. I believe all individuals have strengths and once those strengths are identified, a person can truly thrive and be happy. With all that goes on in a persons world it can appear difficult to be happy and we become stuck. In therapy we will create goals that will empower you to make the changes needed in your life.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate , MAMHC , NCC, LPCA, TCADC
Therapy is about building trust and nurturing yourself through deeper self-awareness. As a therapist, I am dedicated to providing a safe place for others to acknowledge, heal, and grow from life’s challenges. My goal in therapy is to help clients build self-confidence and find a deeper understanding of themselves and their place in the world. I am committed to helping clients find ways to cope in order to live a more holistic, healthy, joyful life. You can expect to always be met with empathy, kindness, and understanding.
Hello! I'm so happy you're here, whether this be your first time making the brave decision to strengthen your mental health, or if you have been to counseling before- you are all welcome here! My name is Courteney Nickodem and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has a passion for helping, supporting and encouraging my clients in a direct and result oriented setting. I utilize evidence-based practices and therapeutic techniques including: cognitive behavioral therapy, client centered therapy, strength based intervention, as well as an option to provide faith based therapy. I look forward to working alongside of you!
Depression, anxiety, and stress can act as barriers that prevent us from developing to our full potential. I am passionate about helping children, adolescents, young adults, and families to overcome issues in their lives. I love supporting clients as they process emotions and begin to live healthier and happier lives. I would love to have an opportunity to work with you to discover which therapeutic solutions work for you.
Alison is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a wide range of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in the home and outpatient setting over the past 10 years. Alison received her Master's degree in Social Work and her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Kentucky.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd , LPCC-S
I have over 21 years experience in the Mental Health industry, both in Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health. I specialize in addiction, addiction medicine and trauma. Experienced in all aspects of mental health counseling, including adult, young adult and adolescents. I am an integrative counselor, utilizing Person-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and believe that my client's needs be met with open, unconditional positive regard throughout each session.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor in Kentucky. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Morehead State University and my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. I have experience working with adults and adolescents providing individual, couples, and Family therapy focusing on both mental health and chemical dependency issues.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* As a parent myself I understand how overwhelming it can feel to see your child struggling to understand, express, and manage their emotions. I can help your child or adolescent learn to control their emotions and behaviors to benefit the entire family! And the insight and skills gained in therapy will be utilized throughout your child’s lifetime. My approach is integrative, primarily adopting techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, play therapy, and behavior modification. Want to know more? I'd love to connect with you!
Life can be filled with challenges and obstacles and taking the first step to recovery is often the hardest. I commend you for thinking about taking that first step and embarking on your path to wellness, and I would be honored to work with you. I have worked alongside individuals of all ages struggling to make sense of and reconcile their past experiences of trauma. I have also worked with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, family and interpersonal relationships, grief and loss, stress management, and unique issues faced by LGBTQ individuals.
Prioritizing mental health and assuring that we are as mentally strong as we are physical is imperative. Through education and lived experiences it is my aim to aid in finding balance and setting and obtaining your goals. It is my personal goal to connect with you by providing a safe space and work together to overcome barriers and achieve mental wellness.
What would your life be like if you woke up tomorrow and everything was just how you wanted it to be? What would be different? Therapy can help you identify and reach those goals. Whether your focus is individual, with your partner, or with a family member - the process can be beneficial and effective. My job is to help guide you through the choices, decisions, and communication patterns that are stopping you from making those improvements or changes. Therapy does not have to be intimidating or anxiety provoking. It can instead be an interactive, thought-provoking, learning experience.
I am originally from Argentina and I live and work in Kentucky since August 2000,serving individuals. couples and families to diagnose and treat Mental Illness, Work issues, Anger Management, Relationships issues, Parenting classes , Domestic Violence and LGBT. My practice offers services in English and Spanish and include Psychological Evaluations for the courts. If you are an Attorney and are in need of a professional expert opinion I can be consulted for criminal and civil cases counting on a strong work ethics, professionalism and more than 10 years of experience and cultural sensitivity. I will be honored to work with you
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Fayette County 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 Fayette County 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 Fayette County, or Child Psychologists in Fayette County.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Fayette County 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 Fayette County 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.