If you are struggling to connect with your spouse or partner, you desire a deeper level of intimacy, and you feel a desire to strengthen your relationships, I am someone who can help. I am currently available for short term work through the summer or for relationship intensive weekends. I work alongside you, I work at your pace, and I use techniques that are research based.
It is a great honor to be chosen to work with people and witness their return to their wholeness and ability to reach their full potential after suffering with stress, anxiety and depression, personality disorders and relationship breakdowns. I specialize in Mindfulness Based Coaching, Counseling and Therapy. Neurological and clinical studies have proven the positive impact of Mindfulness in dealing with mental health suffering through reduced rumination, stress reduction, more cognitive flexibility, less emotional reactivity, increased focus and concentration. I provide quality client-centered services.
We are whole people: body, mind, heart, and soul with strengths that have helped us get through tremendous challenges in life. At some point we all hit a challenge that brings us down and at times even leads to a great unraveling of ourself. My passion is to create awareness through being present with you as a whole person. Present to your strengths and your challenges. Present to your process of reshaping and recapturing who you are and what you have been created to be.
Life can be difficult. Sometimes we need some help. Do you need help to get back on track? Do you need assistance to overcome continual struggles and relational conflicts? I can help you get moving in the right direction. I will assist you in this process not with simple advice or a few superficial skills but with insightful interaction and relational engagement. Your life can change! I can support you each step of the way towards a life with more purpose, harmony and peace. Life can be different. Contact me. Meet with me one time and see change is possible.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist located in Nicholasville, KY. I offer a non-judgmental and individualized approach to therapy that values the authentic relationship between therapist and client. I work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have extensive training and have a special interest in the topics of trauma, loss, depression, and anxiety.
I believe therapy is most helpful when it combines introspection and self-discovery with planning and action. My goal as a therapist is to assist my client in exploring the "stuff" that seems to be getting in the way in his or her life. Once we know what the roadblocks are, they become easier to navigate or overcome. This work often leads to new personal insights or changes that serve to bring you closer to your personal goals.
Despite our best efforts to lead a problem/pain/drama free life, we can't seem to make it happen. It simply is not realistic to rid ourselves of all hindrances. The good news is that edging closer to such a life, making improvements, and growing from pain is possible! My professional mission is to help you increase self-awareness, develop helpful perspectives, and help you to create tools to navigate life wholly, healthfully, and authentically. We will utilize a collaborative, honest, and supportive framework. Allow yourself to take steps toward mental and emotional fitness. If you would like help, my door is open to you.
I counsel an array of emotional and behavioral aspects including ADHD/ADD, depression, anxiety, anger management, men's issues, relationship issues, health challenges and substance abuse. I believe that people can change and grow throughout their lifespan. Counseling can facilitate self understanding as well as understanding of others. My clients range from adults and older adolescents dealing with individual life challenges, to couples dealing with relationship issues, and seniors adjusting to changes and challenges.
My practice focuses on those who are seeking, through a spiritual path -- healing, accountability, recovery, wholeness and balance. I have 25+ years of experience as a priest who has provided counsel and guidance to families, couples, individuals, adolescents, and children who have struggling with any variety of life issues. I have clinical training in Mental Health associated with substance abuse, PTSD, depression, grief, loss, and anxiety. I maintain a small practice with The Center for Relationships. This permits me to address each client's situation more fully and attentively.
One of my great privileges in life is being afforded the opportunity to help others heal and grow from life hurts and challenges. Life transitions and struggles offer the opportunity to find greater clarity of purpose, more meaningful relationships, increased confidence, and personal satisfaction. Therapy is a unique and personal journey built on mutual trust and respect. My style is gentle and yet direct, respectful, engaging, and collaborative. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help identify and solve personal life challenges that arise individually, family related, and couple relationship difficulties. Healing, growth, and transformation is the goal.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky, and provide individual counseling (adults 18 and over) for residents of the Lexington and surrounding Bluegrass KY area. I work from a Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic framework integrated within a Biblical-Christian foundation.
I enjoy helping my clients find peace and wholeness. I work with a variety of life issues from depression to personality disorders. I prefer to work with adolescents and adults. I have experience working with people who have experienced trauma, specifically sexual violence. I am an EMDR trained therapist. I have also worked with couples and families. I have experience working with individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.
Don’t let depression or anxiety steal another day of your life. Find peace and purpose in the middle of the pain and hardship. I want to help you accomplish your goals. To get me on your team and set up your first visit, call 859-449-5725. If you are having second thoughts about the process of therapy, find out more at my website (scroll down to the link under "Links").
I believe therapy should be a restorative and transformative process. I am committed to helping you heal, grow, and overcome challenges along your journey. I strive to tailor the therapeutic process to your unique needs, and collaborate with you to achieve your goals. I believe in empowering my clients, bringing forth the strengths you already possess while making room for new skills and strategies needed to navigate life's individual and relational challenges. Feel free to give me a call! - *Session rates vary based on location and service*
I specialize in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and am intensively trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). DBT is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals learn to better manage thoughts, emotions and behaviors that cause problems in living. Examples of problems that DBT effectively treats include mood dysregulation, impulsivity, trouble with relationships, suicidal thoughts and self-harm. Although DBT was originally developed to treat BPD, it is also effective in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction.
I believe that you have the answers to your questions and problems within yourself. My role as a therapist is to help you find those answers. You are the expert of your life and your role as a client is to educate me on your perspectives and experiences.
Helen Keller once said, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." Although it is scary to acknowledge our pain and reach out for help, doing so is also a sign of strength and courage. I believe people do the best they can with what they have. My role is to help you utilize your strengths and share my expertise so you can develop new insights and skills to make positive life changes.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all ages with a wide range of mental health issues. These include but are not limited to Alcohol and Drug related issues, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and relationship related issues. My training started at The University of Kentucky studying Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky in 2005. I have a passion for what I do and cannot imagine doing anything else.
A native of Florence Italy, after having practiced different approaches to mental health in Italy and the USA, I am now using an integrative model based on Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Interpersonal Neurobiology. I have worked from 1991 to 2017 as an out-patient therapist with supervisory, training and clinical leadership role at the local community mental health center with the most complex and diverse clinical configurations and with a wide range of ages among my clients. I am currently accepting referrals for adolescents, adults and seniors, although I still occasionally work with children
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Nicholasville 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 Nicholasville 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 Nicholasville, or Child Psychologists in Nicholasville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Nicholasville 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 Nicholasville 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.