You keep searching the internet hoping to find something that will help you find normalcy again. Everything feels like a struggle anymore and you can't recall the last time you were actually happy or even content. You find yourself with an open bottle of wine almost every night or hiding in a closet to catch your breath from your life. Looking for answers with food, alcohol, exercise, shopping, accomplishments, or even attention has left you exhausted and empty. You have a great life but it doesn't feel great living it.
There never seems to be the right time to work on yourself but the baggage seems to be getting heavier every day. You feel yourself struggling to maintain what is while desperately getting back to what once was for yourself and your family. The feelings of loneliness and sadness follow you no matter what is going on in your life and it is draining you. Everyone around you depends on you to keep going but it's so difficult to imagine living like this another day.
Stuck. Down. Indecisive. Frustrated. Pain. Confused. Misunderstood. Overwhelmed. Alone. Tired. These are often the feelings we have that lead us to seek change. If any of these feelings resonate with you, I'm here to help you create that change. Making changes can be challenging. As an experienced licensed psychologist, I provide a safe and accepting environment where all are welcome. I draw from different therapeutic approaches, however, at the heart of all of them is the relationship I build with you.
If you would like help relieving emotional pain, increasing confidence, improving coping skills, making an important decision, addressing oppression, or adjusting to life changes, I hope you will consider working with me. I provide a safe and collaborative environment that promotes positive changes in your life. I believe what makes therapy work is a relationship that is open, honest, warm, and validating. This strong foundation allows for challenge that is supportive and productive. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.
Hi! I’m Janelle. I’m a licensed psychologist, and I specialize in working with entrepreneurial women. I understand the pressure and stress that come along with owning a business. It’s easy to be consumed by your work and to struggle with balancing work with all the other areas of your life. You often feel spread too thin and like you’re not doing a good enough job in any of the areas in your life. You feel you’re not a “good enough” business owner, partner, mother, daughter, colleague, etc. even though you're trying so hard!
Do you ever feel like you’re living on the margins of your life? As a therapist, I work with people to explore their lives on a deep level because it is my experience that the more deeply we work, the deeper our healing. We will work together to identify what is holding you back, has you stuck. I don't think it is what's wrong with you; I think it's what's happened to you. You may identify the stuck place as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, relationship isuses, blocked life transitions, creativity, or spiritual growth. You may recognize this as a yearning to deepen and grow.
You are looking online for something to help the sadness and heaviness in your chest go away once and for all. You feel like a tightly wound ball of yarn and everything in your life feels like it is plucking at you and making you unravel. Balancing all of your roles in your life is nothing short of a miracle and the fear of failing at something wakes you up at night. No one may even suspect you are struggling but you cry when you are alone and feel like everything you are doing doesn't even matter anyway. There is a better way to manage life on life's terms.
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety, and/or depression? Are you finding it difficult to parent your child? Have you struggled with addiction, only to relapse? Do you have a history of trauma that makes building and maintaining relationships difficult? I have worked with individuals struggling with all of these things and believe that we can work together to overcome these obstacles and allow you to fully enjoy all that life has to offer.
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.
It seems like everyone depends on you for every little thing anymore, but deep down you want to be left alone before you fall apart. Everything feels overwhelming that you just shut down and disconnect from the world. You are overstimulated with learning how to be a parent, wife, and/or working mother that you can't seem to catch your breath. Feelings of guilt creep in while scrolling on your phone, taking a nap, or going out without your family. You spend most of your day thinking that you aren't enough and terrified someone will find out. Motherhood can be a lonely adventure without the right supports in place.
Everyone feels stressed sometimes, but what happens when it becomes too intense and takes center stage in your life? Maybe chronic and persistent worry about a stressful situation or relationship is taking control of your thoughts, or you are struggling to heal from a past trauma. Maybe you find yourself feeling physical symptoms from anxiety, like a fast heart rate, feeling nervous, difficulty sleeping, and feeling fatigued. Do you find yourself having difficulty feeling calm and at peace?
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.
I am a clinical psychologist in Louisville, KY. Educated at Vanderbilt and Colorado, I'm trained with marriage therapy and chemical, sex, work/money addictions. A pro-marital Christian, I'm pro-recovery and proactive. I'm homework intensive using workbooks, community support, and my user-friendly blog and podcast on my secure website. Personally trained by Drs. Patrick Carnes and John Gottman, I am internationally certified to counsel sex addicts and their partners. I'm called and gifted for guidance, encouragement, recovery, and healing. Dialog with me is lively, I work quickly, and I do take phone calls.
Medicaid and most Commercial Insurances Accepted. We currently have both in person and telehealth appointments available. We provide Psychotherapy and Case Management Services. We have years of training and experience helping clients of all ages with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, family issues, relationship issues, grief, life transitions, substance abuse, among many other areas of focus. We tailor our approach to healing in ways which will best meet your needs. Our goal is to meet you where you are- together we will come to the resolution you are seeking. Call or message us today to schedule
I have over 30 years of working in inpatient and outpatient treatment settings. I am experienced in working with adolescents and adults. I am licensed as a Clinical Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor. I also work with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, anger, family conflict and anger management. I am solution focused and I believe in Brief Treatment Interventions whenever possible. I have years of experience in doing Family Therapy too. I will provide a safe and confidential environment for you to heal. Call me and lets develop a treatment plan to solve the problems you are having.
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 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.
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA
Over the years, my life experiences have created a deep curiosity within me about the narratives and stories of people. My own counseling journey was transformational and this led me to becoming a therapist in the hopes of walking alongside the powerful stories and narratives of my clients. My past work with clients have included navigating issues of depression, self-esteem, anxiety, eating disorders, life transitions, relationships, obsessive compulsive disorder, sexual abuse and trauma.
Addiction is a complex disease. We recognize the biological, psychological, and social aspects of Substance Use Disorders and emphasize interventions that incorporate those critical aspects of the disease. Our approach to managing Substance Use Disorders is to implement evidence-based treatment strategies, while recognizing the individual needs of the patient.
My Clinical Social Work experience, as a trained generalist from the University of Kentucky, allows me to work adeptly with children, adolescents, and adults of all backgrounds across the mental health spectrum. By determining your goals, I aim to provide safety and ease in our collaborative therapeutic space so that you may be more equipped in facing challenges as they arise. Together, we will work to empower you through broadening insight and cultivate practical holistic ways to improve your life journey. If you are interested in choosing a path of growth and self-discovery, I am here to help.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington 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 Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington 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 Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington, or Child Psychologists in Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington 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 Eastland Park-Dixie Plantation, Lexington 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.