Positive Psychology Therapists in Louisville, KY

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Leigh Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
I enjoy implementing traditional psychotherapy methods while adding elements of positive psychology, motion integrated techniques and mindfulness based stress reduction.
I enjoy working with all client types, but take a particular interest in working together with women to help in the process of building and furthering their individual level of internal strength, confidence and empowerment. Working with family systems, parenting coaching, and partners dealing with divorce or separation is also a passion of mine.
I enjoy implementing traditional psychotherapy methods while adding elements of positive psychology, motion integrated techniques and mindfulness based stress reduction.
I enjoy working with all client types, but take a particular interest in working together with women to help in the process of building and furthering their individual level of internal strength, confidence and empowerment. Working with family systems, parenting coaching, and partners dealing with divorce or separation is also a passion of mine.
(502) 354-4576 View (502) 354-4576
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Misti Edelen
Psychological Associate, MEd, LPA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Hi everyone- I'm Misti and I am a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). I use an integrated approach and strive to create a supportive environment for my clients, as everyone deserves to have a safe space where they can be their raw and genuine selves. I collaborate with my clients to help them come up with the best solutions and strategies for them to heal and effectively manage their symptoms. Life can be overwhelming and challenging but it does not have to be defeating, because you are stronger than you know.
Hi everyone- I'm Misti and I am a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA). I use an integrated approach and strive to create a supportive environment for my clients, as everyone deserves to have a safe space where they can be their raw and genuine selves. I collaborate with my clients to help them come up with the best solutions and strategies for them to heal and effectively manage their symptoms. Life can be overwhelming and challenging but it does not have to be defeating, because you are stronger than you know.
(502) 273-0961 View (502) 273-0961
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Latrenia Somone Moore
Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40202  (Online Only)
Congratulations! Seeking professional help is not always easy, but you did it! Life can be full of many challenges, resulting in increased levels of stress and anxiety. During our sessions clients are encouraged to be vulnerable in Identifying their stressors within a safe, non judgemental therapeutic environment in which being vulnerable is encouraged. I welcome the opportunity to work with you on your path towared healing. If you are ready to schedule an appointment I am credentialed with Sondermind. Please reach out to Sondermind Support to set up your account , so that we may schedule your first session .
Congratulations! Seeking professional help is not always easy, but you did it! Life can be full of many challenges, resulting in increased levels of stress and anxiety. During our sessions clients are encouraged to be vulnerable in Identifying their stressors within a safe, non judgemental therapeutic environment in which being vulnerable is encouraged. I welcome the opportunity to work with you on your path towared healing. If you are ready to schedule an appointment I am credentialed with Sondermind. Please reach out to Sondermind Support to set up your account , so that we may schedule your first session .
(931) 342-4065 View (931) 342-4065
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Jill Willoughby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40223  (Online Only)
In the brevity of life, enduring emotional anguish and feeling disconnected from ourselves seems like an unnecessary burden. Recognizing the challenge of vulnerability, I am committed to providing my clients with empathy, dignity, warmth, and understanding, devoid of judgment or reproach. Allow me to accompany you on your journey towards healing by creating a secure and supportive environment where we can collaborate at your pace, exploring past wounds and finding meaning in life. ​
In the brevity of life, enduring emotional anguish and feeling disconnected from ourselves seems like an unnecessary burden. Recognizing the challenge of vulnerability, I am committed to providing my clients with empathy, dignity, warmth, and understanding, devoid of judgment or reproach. Allow me to accompany you on your journey towards healing by creating a secure and supportive environment where we can collaborate at your pace, exploring past wounds and finding meaning in life. ​
(502) 503-4891 View (502) 503-4891
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Marie Coma-Thompson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, E-RYT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204
I specialize in working with grief, loss, and trauma and also have experience working with anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, depression, and relationship issues. I take a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to therapy and enjoy relating to and uncovering a person’s highest self. In my work with clients, I draw from mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, and Existential approaches. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for trauma.
I specialize in working with grief, loss, and trauma and also have experience working with anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, depression, and relationship issues. I take a compassionate, non-judgmental approach to therapy and enjoy relating to and uncovering a person’s highest self. In my work with clients, I draw from mindfulness-based therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy as well as from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Buddhist Psychology, and Existential approaches. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for trauma.
(502) 398-9081 View (502) 398-9081
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Laurel Sims-Stewart
Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S, ATR, IMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40204
Waitlist for new clients
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
Taking the first step toward your own healing or help for your teen can feel overwhelming, but with the right support it doesn't have to be. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and person-centered environment for each of my clients. My goal is to walk with you on this journey, empowering you or your teen to feel confident in making positive changes.
(502) 309-2913 View (502) 309-2913
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Mindive
Art Therapist, MSSW, LMFT, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Mindive offers experienced, qualified, and licensed mental health services to children, families, individuals and couples.  Our therapists have over thirty combined years in providing therapeutic change and growth.
Mindive offers experienced, qualified, and licensed mental health services to children, families, individuals and couples.  Our therapists have over thirty combined years in providing therapeutic change and growth.
(502) 306-3456 View (502) 306-3456
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Dillon Espinosa
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, LGBT+ issues, or individuals trying to get out of a rut because they're tired of feeling stuck. Every client is unique and there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, but if you enjoy working toward positive behavior change, I think we'd be a good fit. I allow each client the space for us to process and explore issues together while also providing guidance and direction (most of my clients say it's a healthy mix of both).
I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, relationship issues, LGBT+ issues, or individuals trying to get out of a rut because they're tired of feeling stuck. Every client is unique and there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, but if you enjoy working toward positive behavior change, I think we'd be a good fit. I allow each client the space for us to process and explore issues together while also providing guidance and direction (most of my clients say it's a healthy mix of both).
(502) 206-0663 View (502) 206-0663
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Lindsey M Lowe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
The most common form of suffering I see in people is when they no longer trust themselves. If you are struggling with habits that are harmful; whether it be drug or alcohol addiction, eating or spending money in harmful ways, there is hope that you can trust yourself again. Suffering comes in many forms, but for all in pain there is a way to heal and to feel safe again. My job is to help you find that.
The most common form of suffering I see in people is when they no longer trust themselves. If you are struggling with habits that are harmful; whether it be drug or alcohol addiction, eating or spending money in harmful ways, there is hope that you can trust yourself again. Suffering comes in many forms, but for all in pain there is a way to heal and to feel safe again. My job is to help you find that.
(502) 215-3338 View (502) 215-3338
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Leah Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
Not accepting new clients
Maybe you're here because you're tired of the same old messages that you're not enough, that you should be pursuing change in your body, that your efforts have not been sufficient. Maybe you're here seeking comfort, peace, affirmation, and validation for what you've been through, and encouragement for where you've yet to go. Maybe you just need a soft place to land from the many stressors, oppressive experiences, and contradictions we encounter in life. If you are here to pursue healing empowerment, peace with your body and with food, or joyful pleasure even in challenging or unjust circumstances, you're in the right place. Welcome.
Maybe you're here because you're tired of the same old messages that you're not enough, that you should be pursuing change in your body, that your efforts have not been sufficient. Maybe you're here seeking comfort, peace, affirmation, and validation for what you've been through, and encouragement for where you've yet to go. Maybe you just need a soft place to land from the many stressors, oppressive experiences, and contradictions we encounter in life. If you are here to pursue healing empowerment, peace with your body and with food, or joyful pleasure even in challenging or unjust circumstances, you're in the right place. Welcome.
(502) 335-4688 View (502) 335-4688
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Jan Anderson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PsyD, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222
Hello! I’m Dr. Jan Anderson, Louisville’s leading therapist for executives and professionals. I work with individuals, couples, and families who appreciate an emphasis on privacy and discretion. There is no sign, no waiting room, and I don’t book clients back-to-back. Another way I protect your privacy and confidentiality is that I operate autonomously, independent of insurance companies. In other words, the focus is on you and the only agenda is your best interest. It’s easy to get started.  I offer a complimentary 15-minute telephone consultation to see if I'm the right helping professional for you.
Hello! I’m Dr. Jan Anderson, Louisville’s leading therapist for executives and professionals. I work with individuals, couples, and families who appreciate an emphasis on privacy and discretion. There is no sign, no waiting room, and I don’t book clients back-to-back. Another way I protect your privacy and confidentiality is that I operate autonomously, independent of insurance companies. In other words, the focus is on you and the only agenda is your best interest. It’s easy to get started.  I offer a complimentary 15-minute telephone consultation to see if I'm the right helping professional for you.
(502) 498-4918 View (502) 498-4918
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Taylor Owens
LPC Intern, LPCA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40207
Not accepting new clients
I believe it is important for us all to remember that no two people have the same story. Having the ability to own your story is the bravest thing a person can do. I enjoy creating a safe space that validates both you and your experiences. Empowering you in a way that allows you to discover the strength that is within you.
I believe it is important for us all to remember that no two people have the same story. Having the ability to own your story is the bravest thing a person can do. I enjoy creating a safe space that validates both you and your experiences. Empowering you in a way that allows you to discover the strength that is within you.
(502) 237-4456 View (502) 237-4456
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Barbara J Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSSW, OSW, IIC, ESSE
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40203
Waitlist for new clients
Heuser Hearing Institute Integrative Counseling & Wellness Clinic provides in-clinic, telehealth and video remote sessions for individuals, families and caregivers of all ages to cope with the stress and practical challenges of life, hearing health, as well as for those in need of connection to Community Health Navigation and/or other community-based resources. We offer patient-centered assessment, diagnosis and counseling services, integrative traditional and modern therapy approaches. We work with patients experiencing stress during sudden or progressive illness, traumatic brain injuries, hearing loss and ear-related disorders
Heuser Hearing Institute Integrative Counseling & Wellness Clinic provides in-clinic, telehealth and video remote sessions for individuals, families and caregivers of all ages to cope with the stress and practical challenges of life, hearing health, as well as for those in need of connection to Community Health Navigation and/or other community-based resources. We offer patient-centered assessment, diagnosis and counseling services, integrative traditional and modern therapy approaches. We work with patients experiencing stress during sudden or progressive illness, traumatic brain injuries, hearing loss and ear-related disorders
(502) 829-6834 View (502) 829-6834
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Dr. Kate LaJoie
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40206
No matter what has brought you to therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even the most unlikeable, confusing, extreme parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, a protectiveness to be thanked, and a vulnerability to be seen and heard. In my practice, I will seek to meet you exactly where you are, and together we can tend to the unique challenges in your life. My ultimate goal is for clients to uncover their essential self—to rediscover their own innate wisdom and strength that can face whatever life brings. We will work together to create a life where you feel more aware and in charge of your journey.
No matter what has brought you to therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even the most unlikeable, confusing, extreme parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, a protectiveness to be thanked, and a vulnerability to be seen and heard. In my practice, I will seek to meet you exactly where you are, and together we can tend to the unique challenges in your life. My ultimate goal is for clients to uncover their essential self—to rediscover their own innate wisdom and strength that can face whatever life brings. We will work together to create a life where you feel more aware and in charge of your journey.
(502) 236-9156 View (502) 236-9156
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Kayla Brock-Provencher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW, MFT-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40291
I view therapy as a collaborative process to help a client grow, see the changes they want to see, and accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. I strive to ensure that each client feels that my office is safe and a comforting space in which they can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe everyone should have a choice in who they have as a therapist, and that the therapeutic relationship is essential for any change to occur. I accept all Medicaid's, Anthem and Aetna insurance at this time.
I view therapy as a collaborative process to help a client grow, see the changes they want to see, and accomplish the goals they have set for themselves. I strive to ensure that each client feels that my office is safe and a comforting space in which they can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe everyone should have a choice in who they have as a therapist, and that the therapeutic relationship is essential for any change to occur. I accept all Medicaid's, Anthem and Aetna insurance at this time.
(502) 699-3728 View (502) 699-3728
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Norma Thomas
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, LPA, CVE, COTA, MEd
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
Whatever difficult situation you are facing, you do not have to do it alone. Norma Thomas honors your courage in seeking therapy and she offers you a safe space and empathic, caring support in your journey toward reconnecting with your own strengths and resources to overcome your obstacles. She believes that, although we cannot change the past, we are inherently capable of creating the positive changes we seek in our lives. Her aim is to help you find purpose and redefine the meaning of your life, despite your circumstances—YOUR mental health matters, too!
Whatever difficult situation you are facing, you do not have to do it alone. Norma Thomas honors your courage in seeking therapy and she offers you a safe space and empathic, caring support in your journey toward reconnecting with your own strengths and resources to overcome your obstacles. She believes that, although we cannot change the past, we are inherently capable of creating the positive changes we seek in our lives. Her aim is to help you find purpose and redefine the meaning of your life, despite your circumstances—YOUR mental health matters, too!
(502) 694-1091 View (502) 694-1091
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Patricia McIntyre Salem
Art Therapist, MAMFT, LPAT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to balance childcare, work & daily life? Do you struggle with emotions and personal relationships? Is anxiety affecting your sense of joy, peace and overall health? I specialize in helping adults with anxiety, depression, loss, communication and relationship difficulties. Therapy and ongoing education will help you learn new ways to respond VS react to emotions, problem solve peaceful solutions and balance self care with multiple demands. My clients learn ways to repair relationship hurdles, build and restore trust and identify new ways to connect, adapt and communicate more openly.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and stressed trying to balance childcare, work & daily life? Do you struggle with emotions and personal relationships? Is anxiety affecting your sense of joy, peace and overall health? I specialize in helping adults with anxiety, depression, loss, communication and relationship difficulties. Therapy and ongoing education will help you learn new ways to respond VS react to emotions, problem solve peaceful solutions and balance self care with multiple demands. My clients learn ways to repair relationship hurdles, build and restore trust and identify new ways to connect, adapt and communicate more openly.
(502) 829-6504 View (502) 829-6504
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Jonathan Macdonald
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204
Do you feel yourself powerless in the face of strong emotions and spiraling thoughts? I can guide you to learn how to accept all parts of yourself, the "wanted" as well as the "unwanted" and gain a productive distance from thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Are you feeling fragmented by competing demands that leave you feeling unfulfilled? I can help you discover your own values and help you create actions plans that are in line with your core values. Do family dynamics leave you feeling joyless? Do you find yourself having the same arguments with little resolution? Are you struggling with self-esteem issues?
Do you feel yourself powerless in the face of strong emotions and spiraling thoughts? I can guide you to learn how to accept all parts of yourself, the "wanted" as well as the "unwanted" and gain a productive distance from thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Are you feeling fragmented by competing demands that leave you feeling unfulfilled? I can help you discover your own values and help you create actions plans that are in line with your core values. Do family dynamics leave you feeling joyless? Do you find yourself having the same arguments with little resolution? Are you struggling with self-esteem issues?
(502) 335-4945 View (502) 335-4945
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Shipra Singh
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MS MA, LPCC, NCC, CMCP, PhD Can
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40208
Not accepting new clients
In today’s world, we witness a plethora of stressors, which affect our day to day life’s mental health wellbeing. With the increased stress, and exhaustion in routine life, meeting the demands of family, work, and personal goals, especially during the pandemic period, it gets difficult to cope. The restrictions of social distancing has further isolated individuals who are seeking support to manage their overwhelming psycho emotional state. This extent of exertion leads to mental health issues e.g., depression, anxiety. These individuals can be a wife, a mother, a student, a teacher, a doctor, or a mental health professional.
In today’s world, we witness a plethora of stressors, which affect our day to day life’s mental health wellbeing. With the increased stress, and exhaustion in routine life, meeting the demands of family, work, and personal goals, especially during the pandemic period, it gets difficult to cope. The restrictions of social distancing has further isolated individuals who are seeking support to manage their overwhelming psycho emotional state. This extent of exertion leads to mental health issues e.g., depression, anxiety. These individuals can be a wife, a mother, a student, a teacher, a doctor, or a mental health professional.
(315) 277-6931 View (315) 277-6931
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Elizabeth Scott
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CCM, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
You are welcome here- Navigating this crazy rollercoaster of life comes with unexpected twist and turns. Do you find yourself giving and taking care of others often times neglecting your own needs? Feeling stressed, confused, and overwhelmed in your current situation? I offer a supportive place to process and sort things out- change and growth opportunities can come from some of our most challenging times. My hope is to offer guidance and support to find the solution within you. This is a compassionate judgement free zone. I believe BLM & Love is Love.
You are welcome here- Navigating this crazy rollercoaster of life comes with unexpected twist and turns. Do you find yourself giving and taking care of others often times neglecting your own needs? Feeling stressed, confused, and overwhelmed in your current situation? I offer a supportive place to process and sort things out- change and growth opportunities can come from some of our most challenging times. My hope is to offer guidance and support to find the solution within you. This is a compassionate judgement free zone. I believe BLM & Love is Love.
(502) 208-5596 View (502) 208-5596
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Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.