Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWS, SEP, BASE, NARM
Holistic, Integrative, Evidence-Based, & Cutting Edge. My two passions in life are learning & helping others. I rigorously seek out the most effective trainings in my field to stay on top of the best treatments for a multitude of life’s challenges. Mental health is not something that can be treated by talk alone, although it can be very helpful! My style integrates body approaches that help regulate nervous system function to help you live from a place of ease and flow in your body. It also includes a year long study in nutrition and how food can play a major role in ailments like depression and anxiety.
Life can be difficult. Sometimes we need some help. Do you need help to get back on track? Do you need assistance to overcome continual struggles and relational conflicts? I can help you get moving in the right direction. I will assist you in this process not with simple advice or a few superficial skills but with insightful interaction and relational engagement. Your life can change! I can support you each step of the way towards a life with more purpose, harmony and peace. Life can be different. Contact me. Meet with me one time and see change is possible.
Danville Counseling Center is dedicated to serving the emotional and mental health needs in our community. Our office is located in downtown Danville and houses ten qualified mental health professionals. Our staff specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, addiction and helping you recover from traumatic experiences through the use of progressive treatments including EMDR and TF-CBT. At Danville Counseling we believe in treating the whole person by coming to understand the stressors that are taking place and helping you build resiliency and coping skills to improve overall wellness.
I believe that we have to be able to live and deal with stressors and issues in the present to achieve success, joy and peace that we want for ourselves. Life situations and/or Mental Illness can keep these from happening. Having that neutral person that doesn't know all about your business can be helpful. My specialty focus lies in dealing with Depression, ADHD, Marriage Therapy, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Infant loss, and Trauma. I have experience with kids, adolescents and adults. Approaches used are (CBT, Psychodynamic Therapy, Gottman Method and Play Therapy) effective with children, adolescents and adults.
I select clinical approaches designed to provide you with brief, solution-focused therapy. From the first session, my goal is to individualize treatment to meet your specific needs and provide you with a safe and validating environment to process life stressors. My mission is to help you reach your personal goals. Whether you want to enhance your health and wellness, improve your relationships, obtain relief from problematic symptoms or resolve life challenges. We will work towards these goals together In a thorough manner that maximizes your resources and time.
Your life feels like it is spinning out of control and you are finding yourself drinking more to cope. It started out as a few beers at the end of the day but now you can hardly recognize who you have become. Your friends and family are worried about you and they don't even know how bad it really has gotten. You feel like you are living a double life and are exhausted from keeping it up.
If you are struggling to connect with your spouse or partner, you desire a deeper level of intimacy, and you feel a desire to strengthen your relationships, I am someone who can help. I am currently available for short term work through the summer or for relationship intensive weekends. I work alongside you, I work at your pace, and I use techniques that are research based.
I believe that we are all individuals with unique issues and therapy should be as unique and individualized as we are. I have a passion for helping those who struggle with substance abuse, trauma, self-image/self-esteem, anxiety and relational issues. I feel with encouragement and support, we can process and develop the skills needed to face those issues and move forward. I believe in autonomy and authenticity.
I have many years of experience working with early childhood trauma and severe, persistent mental illness, varying from ages of 5 years to 70+. My goal is to empower and advocate for positive change within you, as the individual, and the system as a whole. The place that we will create together is a safe and judgement free space. I work through an Existential foundation, to help those I work with seek meaning and purpose, with skills built from experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, all within the context of a trauma-informed approach.
That nagging feeling inside of your chest that tightens when you stop for too long has you searching the internet again. You find yourself worrying about failing again and it keeps you up at night. This immense pressure to be your best keeps you moving but spend your days fearful of falling behind and not being enough. You hide in your car and bedroom to catch your breath and take your mask off for a moment. Everyone in your life thinks you are doing great and wouldn't suspect that you spend most of your days feeling like a fraud. What if you could find peace with your failures and find healthy ways to feel confident in your future?
You just want the pain, chaos, and emptiness you feel to go away once and for all. Whether it is eating secretly to comfort yourself, having to drink every night to sleep, pushing yourself to achieve, or isolating yourself. Attempting to balance family, work, and your self-care can feel overwhelming and tends to end with you feeling worse about yourself and how you can't get it together. Shame and guilt keep you stationary where you are, and if you had to admit that things were not where you wanted you might actually crumble. Let's figure out a new normal, together.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist located in Nicholasville, KY. I offer a non-judgmental and individualized approach to therapy that values the authentic relationship between therapist and client. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have extensive training and have a special interest in the topics of trauma, loss, depression, and anxiety.
When I think of clients, I picture someone who may be experiencing stress, feel emotionally drained, insecure, lost, helpless, etc. Someone who may just need reassurance that they are doing the best that they can. Life throws us curveballs and sometimes we are resilient and other times we may be struggling to get back up and keep going. This is where I come in. To offer you support, compassion and assurance. Don’t be discouraged when life gets you down instead stand back up and reach out. That is what therapist are there for; to help guide you through it.
Are you always a little bit afraid that an anxiety attack is waiting around the corner? Have you been hit with surprise anxiety more times than you can count? I know exactly what you're feeling: the pounding chest, shortness of breath, the feeling that the walls are closing in and you need out? Attacks can be terrifying, but you don't have to suffer from them anymore. Holistic practices have been proven to reduce anxiety tremendously, and I look forward to teaching you tools to take your life back.
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.
Your authentic self is waiting for you! Challenging or traumatic life experiences often overshadow our authentic selves. We may feel stuck, lack motivation, or chronically procrastinate. Irrational and self defeating thoughts lead to fear, anxiety, depression, excessive worry, and may manifest in physical symptoms. When we live in this cycle too long it becomes our normal. We may recycle past trauma into present relationships. We find harmful ways to cope; such as people pleasing, codependency and addictive behaviors including, but not limited to substance abuse.
Sick of battling with your own mind everyday? Do you have a habit of over thinking? Does it take every ounce of motivation to get out of bed in the morning? Do you often feel a lack of energy? You are not alone on this path. It is exhausting to struggle with mental health, and here you are pushing forward, seeking help, despite it all.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EdS, LPCC
It is the case that life is rarely as we expect it to be and may seem more difficult and confusing than we can bear alone. You may expend a tremendous amount of energy holding it together or trying to maintain the appearance of perfection leaving you feeling depleted and unfulfilled. My hope is to meet you where you are and walk alongside you to help sort out your emotions, enhance your relationships, understand yourself, achieve goals, and facilitate healing.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Harrodsburg 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 Harrodsburg 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 Harrodsburg, or Child Psychologists in Harrodsburg.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Harrodsburg 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 Harrodsburg 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.