Therapists in Lexington, KY

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Ian Hall
Counselor, LPCA, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (LPCA) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC. My passion is working with individuals, both adolescents, and adults, experiencing trauma and PTSD, depression, and anxiety utilizing various modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. I also have experience working with serious mental illness and substance use. It would be an honor to walk with you through your pain to assist you in finding healing, breaking generational trauma, and learning how to love yourself again.
I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate (LPCA) and National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the NBCC. My passion is working with individuals, both adolescents, and adults, experiencing trauma and PTSD, depression, and anxiety utilizing various modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. I also have experience working with serious mental illness and substance use. It would be an honor to walk with you through your pain to assist you in finding healing, breaking generational trauma, and learning how to love yourself again.
(859) 648-2409 View (859) 648-2409
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Melissa Graehler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40514  (Online Only)
It's okay to not be okay, and I am so proud of you for putting in the research to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. I absolutely love helping others improve their mental health and overall quality of life. After graduating from WKU with a Masters in Social Work, I have worked in community mental health, private practice, and assisted care facilities. I would describe myself as quirky, direct, and compassionate. I always work to build connection and trust with my clients to create a safe place to process thoughts, feelings, and life experiences.
It's okay to not be okay, and I am so proud of you for putting in the research to find a therapist who is a good fit for you. I absolutely love helping others improve their mental health and overall quality of life. After graduating from WKU with a Masters in Social Work, I have worked in community mental health, private practice, and assisted care facilities. I would describe myself as quirky, direct, and compassionate. I always work to build connection and trust with my clients to create a safe place to process thoughts, feelings, and life experiences.
(859) 517-4278 View (859) 517-4278
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Bethany Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Bethany Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Minor in Anthropology) from University of Kentucky and a Masters of Clinical Social Work from University of Kentucky. As a clinician, Bethany considers her clients to be the experts on their own lives. Rather than advice, Bethany offers those she works with the opportunity to collaboratively process day-to-day situations. Bethany encourages people to move forward with making their own choices, based on what they feel is best for themselves.
Bethany Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky who has been practicing since 2020. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Minor in Anthropology) from University of Kentucky and a Masters of Clinical Social Work from University of Kentucky. As a clinician, Bethany considers her clients to be the experts on their own lives. Rather than advice, Bethany offers those she works with the opportunity to collaboratively process day-to-day situations. Bethany encourages people to move forward with making their own choices, based on what they feel is best for themselves.
(859) 251-2972 View (859) 251-2972
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David Smith
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am Dr. Smith. Do you need a therapist who encourages, motivates and instills hope that empowers you to take control of your struggles so you can live out the best version of yourself? Life, Love and relationships often come with unique challenges that can make us feel like we are being pulled in many directions. These challenges are combined with work and financial stress that can often leave us exhausted and dissatisfied with life. I help individuals, couples and families identify stressors so that together we can begin the healing process and improve your quality of life and relationships.
Hi there, I am Dr. Smith. Do you need a therapist who encourages, motivates and instills hope that empowers you to take control of your struggles so you can live out the best version of yourself? Life, Love and relationships often come with unique challenges that can make us feel like we are being pulled in many directions. These challenges are combined with work and financial stress that can often leave us exhausted and dissatisfied with life. I help individuals, couples and families identify stressors so that together we can begin the healing process and improve your quality of life and relationships.
(859) 646-2610 View (859) 646-2610
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Andrea Bozja
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, EdM, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40504
As an anxiety specialist, I am dedicated to helping you develop a better relationship with your thoughts and harness your innate resilience to overcome life's challenges. I focus on a goal-directed treatment that addresses excessive worry, fears, and panic. As a believer of mind-body integration, I include exposure and response prevention methods with established cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques throughout treatment. I am also a therapeutic yoga instructor and offer this compliment to therapy to clients.
As an anxiety specialist, I am dedicated to helping you develop a better relationship with your thoughts and harness your innate resilience to overcome life's challenges. I focus on a goal-directed treatment that addresses excessive worry, fears, and panic. As a believer of mind-body integration, I include exposure and response prevention methods with established cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness based techniques throughout treatment. I am also a therapeutic yoga instructor and offer this compliment to therapy to clients.
(678) 890-2472 View (678) 890-2472
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Matt Ladwig
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517
Waitlist for new clients
The burdens of life are many and unique to each one of us. When these burdens give little space for our true selves to lead, disrupting the awareness of one’s own brilliance and the beauty around them, counseling makes so much sense.
The burdens of life are many and unique to each one of us. When these burdens give little space for our true selves to lead, disrupting the awareness of one’s own brilliance and the beauty around them, counseling makes so much sense.
(859) 214-0526 View (859) 214-0526
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Emily Schickel
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40509
Each day is a new opportunity for change, growth, and healing. If you find yourself struggling with life stressors, current circumstances, or even long term mental health concerns, now is the time to reach out. My goal is to provide individuals and couples the space to address some of these concerns by ensuring that they feel heard, understood, and respected.
Each day is a new opportunity for change, growth, and healing. If you find yourself struggling with life stressors, current circumstances, or even long term mental health concerns, now is the time to reach out. My goal is to provide individuals and couples the space to address some of these concerns by ensuring that they feel heard, understood, and respected.
(859) 300-6529 View (859) 300-6529
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Healing Roots Centre, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
Welcome to Healing Roots Centre, PLLC – a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. At our therapeutic office, we extend a warm embrace to individuals of all ages who are navigating the complex terrain of life changes, anxiety, and depression. Here, we believe in the transformative power of healing, and our dedicated team is committed to guiding you on your journey towards a brighter and more resilient future.
Welcome to Healing Roots Centre, PLLC – a sanctuary for personal growth and emotional well-being. At our therapeutic office, we extend a warm embrace to individuals of all ages who are navigating the complex terrain of life changes, anxiety, and depression. Here, we believe in the transformative power of healing, and our dedicated team is committed to guiding you on your journey towards a brighter and more resilient future.
(859) 648-2367 View (859) 648-2367
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Haley Whisenhunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40517
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of impactful moments; some bring us insurmountable joy, and others leave us feeling defeated and distressed. It is my hope that we can work together to diminish distress levels caused by trauma, and improve your overall quality of life. With issues ranging from substance use, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, etc., we can use a variety of therapeutic approaches to achieve this goal, including EMDR and FLASH.
Life is full of impactful moments; some bring us insurmountable joy, and others leave us feeling defeated and distressed. It is my hope that we can work together to diminish distress levels caused by trauma, and improve your overall quality of life. With issues ranging from substance use, grief and loss, depression and anxiety, relationship issues, etc., we can use a variety of therapeutic approaches to achieve this goal, including EMDR and FLASH.
(859) 681-8056 View (859) 681-8056
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Peggy Haynes
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MFTA
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40505
I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards positive change. Ideal clients are those recognizing the value of investing in relationships. Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth, a couple grappling with communication, or a family navigating transitions, I'm here for you. Your goals, from fostering healthier relationships to improving communication, guide our work. Together, we'll create a safe space for exploration and growth.
I'm a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate dedicated to guiding individuals, couples, and families towards positive change. Ideal clients are those recognizing the value of investing in relationships. Whether you're an individual seeking personal growth, a couple grappling with communication, or a family navigating transitions, I'm here for you. Your goals, from fostering healthier relationships to improving communication, guide our work. Together, we'll create a safe space for exploration and growth.
(859) 681-8677 View (859) 681-8677
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Kelly Garringer-Maccabe
Counselor, MS, EdS, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
I offer a practical, nonjudgmental approach to those wishing to address difficulties or distress in their lives. My objective is to assist clients in meeting their goals through a process of consideration, collaboration, and resource-building.
I offer a practical, nonjudgmental approach to those wishing to address difficulties or distress in their lives. My objective is to assist clients in meeting their goals through a process of consideration, collaboration, and resource-building.
(859) 328-1085 View (859) 328-1085
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Emily A Vaughan
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40502
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
You are likely here because you are in pain. Or maybe because you have questions about getting help. My therapy style is built around our relationship, and through that relationship I promote trust, growth, and ultimately change. As my client, you will not feel judged or alone. You will, however, feel respected and validated. Affirmed. And challenged to look at your life. You will decide what you would like to change, and then we will set your goals together. I will walk alongside you as we look for the best version of yourself.
(859) 838-2700 View (859) 838-2700
Photo of Karen Bassetti, MA, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Karen Bassetti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40513
Not accepting new clients
Currently unable to take new clients. ...Many women find themselves struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and exhaustion while moving through various phases of their lives. These times can feel lonely and challenging such as navigating college life and peer relationships, pregnancy and postpartum mood shifts, or parenting. And some of these times can feel devastating, and sadly include the loss of a relationship, loved one, or child.
Currently unable to take new clients. ...Many women find themselves struggling with feelings of anxiety, depression, uncertainty and exhaustion while moving through various phases of their lives. These times can feel lonely and challenging such as navigating college life and peer relationships, pregnancy and postpartum mood shifts, or parenting. And some of these times can feel devastating, and sadly include the loss of a relationship, loved one, or child.
(859) 904-5702 View (859) 904-5702
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Andre Riddick
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40505
Anxiety/Depression/Relationship conflict/PTSD/Anger problems/Addiction/Dual diagnosis/ADHD/Behavioral problems/Grief
Anxiety/Depression/Relationship conflict/PTSD/Anger problems/Addiction/Dual diagnosis/ADHD/Behavioral problems/Grief
(859) 309-2814 View (859) 309-2814
Photo of Ellen Livengood, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Ellen Livengood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40508
I want to help you make meaningful and lasting changes in order to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with adults who seek to deeper understand themselves and wish to gain increased self awareness. I also enjoy treating other therapists!
I want to help you make meaningful and lasting changes in order to improve your quality of life. I enjoy working with adults who seek to deeper understand themselves and wish to gain increased self awareness. I also enjoy treating other therapists!
(859) 469-4586 View (859) 469-4586
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Marisol Weaver
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
"Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives" (Unknown). I seek to provide a safe place where you can heal in order that the damage that was done no longer controls your life. Email today and get started. You will begin to heal when you are in an environment that is safe and caring enough to allow you the confidence and courage to move forward.
"Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed, it means the damage no longer controls our lives" (Unknown). I seek to provide a safe place where you can heal in order that the damage that was done no longer controls your life. Email today and get started. You will begin to heal when you are in an environment that is safe and caring enough to allow you the confidence and courage to move forward.
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Hannah Conn (Hoverter)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40502
I believe in focusing not just on the individual client but the whole family in treatment, offering not only one on one child counseling, individual adolescent and adult counseling, but parenting and family sessions. At times individual sessions are the best approach due to the unique needs of the client, these being offered for children, adolescents and adults. With over 17 years of experience in counseling, I continue to greatly enjoy helping each individual take a step towards healing and the wholeness for which they were designed.
I believe in focusing not just on the individual client but the whole family in treatment, offering not only one on one child counseling, individual adolescent and adult counseling, but parenting and family sessions. At times individual sessions are the best approach due to the unique needs of the client, these being offered for children, adolescents and adults. With over 17 years of experience in counseling, I continue to greatly enjoy helping each individual take a step towards healing and the wholeness for which they were designed.
(859) 353-6842 View (859) 353-6842
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Hope Springs Counseling Center
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40503
We are here for the stressed out, burned out and hurting people of our community. At Hope Springs Counseling Center we seek to restore hope to individuals and families through clinical counseling, life coaching and spiritual direction. We provide treatment that addresses the needs of the individual as a whole: emotional, physical, and spiritual. We offer a variety of counseling services to adults, children, couples, and families, regardless of their religious affiliation. Our therapists specialize in clinical counseling from a Christian perspective.
We are here for the stressed out, burned out and hurting people of our community. At Hope Springs Counseling Center we seek to restore hope to individuals and families through clinical counseling, life coaching and spiritual direction. We provide treatment that addresses the needs of the individual as a whole: emotional, physical, and spiritual. We offer a variety of counseling services to adults, children, couples, and families, regardless of their religious affiliation. Our therapists specialize in clinical counseling from a Christian perspective.
(859) 448-7141 View (859) 448-7141
Photo of Madison Bernard, MSW, CSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Madison Bernard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lexington, KY 40503
As your therapist, my goal is to empower your inherent strengths and abilities. I use a person-centered approach to guide sessions based on your priorities, concerns, and goals. Rather than focusing on the negative, I prefer to highlight my clients' strengths and successes. I believe that each of my clients has a unique perspective with their own intersectional identities, so I view my clients as the experts of their own experiences.
As your therapist, my goal is to empower your inherent strengths and abilities. I use a person-centered approach to guide sessions based on your priorities, concerns, and goals. Rather than focusing on the negative, I prefer to highlight my clients' strengths and successes. I believe that each of my clients has a unique perspective with their own intersectional identities, so I view my clients as the experts of their own experiences.
(859) 927-3667 View (859) 927-3667
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Maria Koerner
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40504  (Online Only)
Hi there, I'm Maria. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help women who feel the weight of the world on their shoulders mange the feelings of being overwhelmed. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit.
Hi there, I'm Maria. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit it all in? Are you struggling to keep up with your relationships, work and health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help women who feel the weight of the world on their shoulders mange the feelings of being overwhelmed. Together, we can identify what's not working and get you back to balance. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit.
(859) 648-3701 View (859) 648-3701
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Number of Therapists in Lexington, KY

700+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Lexington, KY who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
69% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
59% Relationship Issues
57% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

81% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
67% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Lexington, KY see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Lexington?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.