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Rick Hudson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40205
Waitlist for new clients
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
My work with clients has included addressing depression, anxiety, self-esteem and identity concerns as well as the social/emotional challenges that accompany ADHD, Autism and other disabilities. As a self avowed ‘nerd therapist’ with ADHD myself, I am passionate about working with fellow nerds, outcasts, artists or creatives who may feel out of sync with a mainstream approach. I am particularly adept at assisting clients in identifying their strengths and talents and applying them toward career, educational and other life goals. I am sex positive and endeavor to be an ally to LGBTQ+, poly and kink communities.
(502) 771-2608 View (502) 771-2608
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Patrick Holley M.Div., M.A., LPCC-S
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MDiv, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40222  (Online Only)
​ ​​Patrick is the author of Grace and Sexuality.
My counseling focus is Marriage and Relationship counseling as well as depression and anxiety. I believe our core problems tend to stem from our desire to be validated and loved by others. When we do not feel worthy, "good enough" or loved we engage in self-protective behaviors (fight or flee), pain comes to the surface and we experience hurt, anger, anxiety and other destructive emotions.
​ ​​Patrick is the author of Grace and Sexuality.
My counseling focus is Marriage and Relationship counseling as well as depression and anxiety. I believe our core problems tend to stem from our desire to be validated and loved by others. When we do not feel worthy, "good enough" or loved we engage in self-protective behaviors (fight or flee), pain comes to the surface and we experience hurt, anger, anxiety and other destructive emotions.
(859) 795-3196 View (859) 795-3196
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Dustin Hawkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
I use trauma-informed, sex-positive, client-centered, and affirmative approaches.
In a world where you may feel hopeless, invisible, and ignored, finding an experienced therapist who helps you feel heard is essential. Creating a safe therapeutic environment is a priority. I provide a trauma-informed approach to build a space for you to process life's challenges and possibilities.
I use trauma-informed, sex-positive, client-centered, and affirmative approaches.
In a world where you may feel hopeless, invisible, and ignored, finding an experienced therapist who helps you feel heard is essential. Creating a safe therapeutic environment is a priority. I provide a trauma-informed approach to build a space for you to process life's challenges and possibilities.
(760) 819-7710 View (760) 819-7710
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C. Shawn Oak
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MSSW, LMFT, ACS, CLC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40243
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
Have you been struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship problems, intimacy issues, or problems that don't go away? Collaborating with a therapist who can provide insight, guidance, and tools to uncover and develop your strengths can be the transformative factor you need. You deserve to live a happier, more satisfying life but unless you take the first step to solve your problems, they will never go away. If you are an individual, couple, or pod desiring to open your relationship or there is a need to address challenges encountered in a consensual non-monogamous relationship, I have the experience to help you navigate both.
(502) 443-1275 View (502) 443-1275
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Dr. Justin Romney
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222
Therapy is often a scary decision you are making at one of the most difficult times in your life. As your therapist, I'm committed to building hope and confidence in yourself and your relationships. My mission is to create a collaborative and feedback-informed environment, ensuring you feel supported while embracing challenges and pursuing desired change. I work with many clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-worth. I have experience helping many couples through their most difficult moments by creating a greater connection with each other.
Therapy is often a scary decision you are making at one of the most difficult times in your life. As your therapist, I'm committed to building hope and confidence in yourself and your relationships. My mission is to create a collaborative and feedback-informed environment, ensuring you feel supported while embracing challenges and pursuing desired change. I work with many clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and self-worth. I have experience helping many couples through their most difficult moments by creating a greater connection with each other.
(502) 325-3400 View (502) 325-3400
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Chris Davis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40207
Do you ever find yourself wondering: How did I get here? Where am I going? Why am I even doing this? When thinking about your relationship, do you ask yourself: Where did the passion and intimacy go? Is this all there is to love? How will I ever be able to trust again? Has anxiety worn you down? Is frustration and anger constantly causing trouble in your life? Is fear keeping you from living the life you want? Is there something you can’t stop? If you answered yes to any of these, you are likely at a crossroads. Please read on.
Do you ever find yourself wondering: How did I get here? Where am I going? Why am I even doing this? When thinking about your relationship, do you ask yourself: Where did the passion and intimacy go? Is this all there is to love? How will I ever be able to trust again? Has anxiety worn you down? Is frustration and anger constantly causing trouble in your life? Is fear keeping you from living the life you want? Is there something you can’t stop? If you answered yes to any of these, you are likely at a crossroads. Please read on.
(502) 215-5946 View (502) 215-5946
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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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Eli Karam
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40223
As an integrative therapist, my treatment approach is to provide direction, support and practical feedback to help individuals, couples and families address current life challenges. With compassion, understanding and clinical expertise, I help clients find resolution to a wide range of interpersonal issues. I draw from a variety of proven methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. Together with each client, I work to cultivate strengths and achieve relationship goals.
As an integrative therapist, my treatment approach is to provide direction, support and practical feedback to help individuals, couples and families address current life challenges. With compassion, understanding and clinical expertise, I help clients find resolution to a wide range of interpersonal issues. I draw from a variety of proven methodologies and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful for each individual. Together with each client, I work to cultivate strengths and achieve relationship goals.
(502) 233-2841 View (502) 233-2841
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Steven Phelps
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MSCFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40204
I enjoy working with couples and families to help build communication, foster safety and strengthen connections. I also value my work with adolescents as they navigate difficult changes, whether it be addressing childhood trauma, life cycle changes or grief and loss. My integrative approach allows me to work systemically, whether with individuals, couples and families.
I enjoy working with couples and families to help build communication, foster safety and strengthen connections. I also value my work with adolescents as they navigate difficult changes, whether it be addressing childhood trauma, life cycle changes or grief and loss. My integrative approach allows me to work systemically, whether with individuals, couples and families.
(502) 289-5401 View (502) 289-5401
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Jay Ingram
Licensed Professional Counselor, PsyD, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40204  (Online Only)
I’m a generalist and often work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship concerns. I like to keep a flexible approach with my client’s since every individual case is unique. Exploring relationships and how to build healthy ones, especially the relationship with one’s self, is a top priority in our sessions.
I’m a generalist and often work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, or relationship concerns. I like to keep a flexible approach with my client’s since every individual case is unique. Exploring relationships and how to build healthy ones, especially the relationship with one’s self, is a top priority in our sessions.
(502) 215-3389 View (502) 215-3389
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Eric White Baker Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCADC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40206
Are you struggling to figure out what makes you happy or to find motivation to make the changes that would greatly improve your life? Are you trying to figure out your purpose in an ever changing and complicated world? Do you struggle in navigating your personal / family relationships, or wish to improve how you relate with others? Are you just stuck and confused on what to do? The clients that I consider a best fit are those who are wanting to change themselves but are finding themselves stuck because of anxiety, depression or relational problems.
Are you struggling to figure out what makes you happy or to find motivation to make the changes that would greatly improve your life? Are you trying to figure out your purpose in an ever changing and complicated world? Do you struggle in navigating your personal / family relationships, or wish to improve how you relate with others? Are you just stuck and confused on what to do? The clients that I consider a best fit are those who are wanting to change themselves but are finding themselves stuck because of anxiety, depression or relational problems.
(502) 237-4121 x2 View (502) 237-4121 x2
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Christian J. Hartman
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MAMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40214
Christian Hartman is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the Greater Louisville area and graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Whether you are dealing with a difficult relationship, family conflict, or journeying on a path of self-discovery, it is Christian’s hope that you will create meaning and understanding through therapeutic sessions. Christian’s passion for working with trauma, family dynamics, and communication patterns allows him to join with clients in a meaningful way. Christian has worked with couples (traditional and non-traditional) individuals, and families.
Christian Hartman is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the Greater Louisville area and graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. Whether you are dealing with a difficult relationship, family conflict, or journeying on a path of self-discovery, it is Christian’s hope that you will create meaning and understanding through therapeutic sessions. Christian’s passion for working with trauma, family dynamics, and communication patterns allows him to join with clients in a meaningful way. Christian has worked with couples (traditional and non-traditional) individuals, and families.
(502) 390-2156 View (502) 390-2156
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Derek Stegner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40222  (Online Only)
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.
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.
(502) 829-7564 View (502) 829-7564
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Vern Rickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40218
Are you overwhelmed and not sure of what to do? Do you get confusing advice from friends and family that leave you more confused. I can provide you clear direction and help you feel immediate relief. I will work with you to construct practical solutions for your problems. You can expect general improvement in your own individual well-being.
Are you overwhelmed and not sure of what to do? Do you get confusing advice from friends and family that leave you more confused. I can provide you clear direction and help you feel immediate relief. I will work with you to construct practical solutions for your problems. You can expect general improvement in your own individual well-being.
(502) 233-2275 View (502) 233-2275
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Joe Cornel Nelson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, ABD-DSW, CSAT, CDA-S, CFM
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40205  (Online Only)
There is no such thing as an ideal client. That is too boring. The way I do therapy is relaxed. I am not your average therapist, and I am not going to be like, "How does that make you feel?" but I am going to say, "What up! How are we doing today?" I never stop learning, and when you have me as a therapist, you will see that you will fall back in love with learning. Overall, I am just honored you allowed me to help you! Also, the best way to reach me is to Email over calling due to normally being in session, and I want to respond to you as quickly as possible!
There is no such thing as an ideal client. That is too boring. The way I do therapy is relaxed. I am not your average therapist, and I am not going to be like, "How does that make you feel?" but I am going to say, "What up! How are we doing today?" I never stop learning, and when you have me as a therapist, you will see that you will fall back in love with learning. Overall, I am just honored you allowed me to help you! Also, the best way to reach me is to Email over calling due to normally being in session, and I want to respond to you as quickly as possible!
(812) 203-5802 View (812) 203-5802
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Daniel R Ellenberg
Counselor, MA, NCC, LPCA
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40243  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping people find healing. Whether you are dealing with an addiction that you can’t control or you’re struggling with the effects of complex trauma, abuse, or life stress, I want to help you find new life. If you feel stuck but don‘t know how to move, I’m here to go on the journey with you. Maybe it’s sexual addiction, trauma, or marriage problems, maybe life just feels overwhelming. Whatever you’re facing, the only thing required of you right now is the willingness to change and grow.
I am passionate about helping people find healing. Whether you are dealing with an addiction that you can’t control or you’re struggling with the effects of complex trauma, abuse, or life stress, I want to help you find new life. If you feel stuck but don‘t know how to move, I’m here to go on the journey with you. Maybe it’s sexual addiction, trauma, or marriage problems, maybe life just feels overwhelming. Whatever you’re facing, the only thing required of you right now is the willingness to change and grow.
(859) 414-6111 View (859) 414-6111
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Rich Evans
Counselor, MA, CRC, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Louisville, KY 40281
I support teens, adults, and couples in uncovering and understanding their emotions. I want my clients to be able to take action to be a better partner, parent or person.
I support teens, adults, and couples in uncovering and understanding their emotions. I want my clients to be able to take action to be a better partner, parent or person.
(270) 279-0084 View (270) 279-0084
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Jacob M Hamlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Louisville, KY 40203
I work with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic and addictive behaviors, feelings of "not-enoughness", shame, and guilt. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and transform; I am here to help you on your journey. I believe that hurt not transformed will be passed on to others. If this idea resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out to me. I want to help you heal from pain and unrest, so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
I work with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic and addictive behaviors, feelings of "not-enoughness", shame, and guilt. I believe that everyone has the potential to heal and transform; I am here to help you on your journey. I believe that hurt not transformed will be passed on to others. If this idea resonates with you, I encourage you to reach out to me. I want to help you heal from pain and unrest, so that you can live a more fulfilling life.
(270) 847-4378 View (270) 847-4378

Online Therapists

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LifeBridge Counseling, LLC (Wally Hollis)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, MSc, DAACS, CFI
Verified Verified
Lexington, KY 40509
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual & relationship therapy; as well as trauma, grief, & sexuality and porn addiction counseling.
Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility admirably by facing the challenges you encounter in life. Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools you need to overcome the difficulties you encounter.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in individual & relationship therapy; as well as trauma, grief, & sexuality and porn addiction counseling.
Everyone goes through difficult challenges in life. While you may have been able to cope with the challenges you’ve encountered, it’s always a good idea to seek extra support when you need it. In fact, when you realize you need a helping hand, you’re taking responsibility admirably by facing the challenges you encounter in life. Therapy will give you long - term benefits and the tools you need to overcome the difficulties you encounter.
(859) 309-5229 View (859) 309-5229
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Whayne Herriford
Counselor, MS, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Newport, KY 41071
I am a solution focused provider who believes in creating an environment where a client can address or explore those issues that are important to them. Specialties include couple's counseling and substance abuse related problems. As an openly gay man I also focus on providing support to gay, bisexual and transgender men though my practice is open to everyone.
I am a solution focused provider who believes in creating an environment where a client can address or explore those issues that are important to them. Specialties include couple's counseling and substance abuse related problems. As an openly gay man I also focus on providing support to gay, bisexual and transgender men though my practice is open to everyone.
(859) 951-6162 View (859) 951-6162
Sex Therapy

Who is sex therapy for?

Sex problems are common in relationships. Many people want a better sex life and want to feel loved and desired by their partner. It is difficult for couples to resolve sexual problems on their own because people often feel ashamed to talk about their sexual desires fearing they are not normal, when in fact a very broad range of preferences and behaviors are normal. A sex therapist can help clarify this and other matters.

Why do people need sex therapy?

Many people do not know how to talk about their erotic needs or their emotional needs, both of which are addressed in sex therapy. Couples often live with sexual difficulties for years before seeking help, and in that time, partners may experience so much disappointment and alienation that they may fear their problems mean they are incompatible. Once people experience disappointment, it is difficult to find resolution without help.

What happens in sex therapy?

People have many misconceptions about what takes place in sex therapy. First, it is a form of talk therapy in which partners discuss their sexual concerns; it does not involve touching or physical exploration of any kind. Sex therapy typically helps couples get comfortable talking to each other about sex so that, in the privacy of their home life, they can openly discuss their sexual desires and make decisions about what they want to do. Couples are typically assigned activities to do at home that build intimacy skills.

What kinds of problems do sex therapists treat?

Very often, partners differ in their degree of sexual desire and struggle over how often to have sex. Or they may have fights about porn use or have difficulty connecting sexually after one partner is unfaithful. Men may have problems with premature ejaculation. Women may find themselves struggling to become aroused or to achieve an orgasm. Sometimes partners feel like they have lost the sense of attraction to their partner. These are all common issues dealt with in sex therapy.