Therapists in Paducah, KY

Photo of Justin P Lewis, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Justin P Lewis
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42003
Justin treats adult clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, and career guidance. He has specialized training and a depth of experience working with people who want better relationships. Another area Justin has specialized training in includes sports performance.
Justin treats adult clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, and career guidance. He has specialized training and a depth of experience working with people who want better relationships. Another area Justin has specialized training in includes sports performance.
(270) 290-0843 View (270) 290-0843
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Kristina Johnson
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001  (Online Only)
My name is Kristina, owner and active therapist with In Full Bloom Counseling LLC. I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling and Licensed LPCC. I am honored to support others in their healing journey and would love to support you as well. I am passionate about empowering others as well as leading with genuine care and concern. My approach to therapy is to meet the individual where they are. I support the client by empowering them in every stage of counseling utilizing a variety of modalities. Beginning the process with building rapport with the client and building off the strengths that the client has.
My name is Kristina, owner and active therapist with In Full Bloom Counseling LLC. I have a Master’s Degree in Professional Mental Health Counseling and Licensed LPCC. I am honored to support others in their healing journey and would love to support you as well. I am passionate about empowering others as well as leading with genuine care and concern. My approach to therapy is to meet the individual where they are. I support the client by empowering them in every stage of counseling utilizing a variety of modalities. Beginning the process with building rapport with the client and building off the strengths that the client has.
(270) 719-6219 View (270) 719-6219
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Dr. Lauren Barks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW , DSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
When someone takes that first step to begin their therapeutic process, it is important to focus on finding the right interventions and modalities to begin their journey towards healing and growth. Creating a safe space for an individuals healing journey is an important piece of the therapeutic services provided at Integrative Psychological Services.
When someone takes that first step to begin their therapeutic process, it is important to focus on finding the right interventions and modalities to begin their journey towards healing and growth. Creating a safe space for an individuals healing journey is an important piece of the therapeutic services provided at Integrative Psychological Services.
(270) 276-1920 View (270) 276-1920
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Carol Ann Grigsby-Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CTMHP, LCSW, BHC, C-DBT
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003  (Online Only)
Our world can be pretty stressful and most of us spend a lot of our time feeling guilty, overwhelmed and have a belief that we are somehow deficient. I enjoy working with anyone who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and self-destructive habits due to having those negative beliefs and feelings about themselves. We all experience stressful things in life, and when there is just too many stressors creating an imbalance it can be difficult to have kindness to ourselves. I work to help others Learn how to be kinder to themselves, solve problems, regulate emotions and feel better about the way they are navigating life.
Our world can be pretty stressful and most of us spend a lot of our time feeling guilty, overwhelmed and have a belief that we are somehow deficient. I enjoy working with anyone who may be experiencing anxiety, depression and self-destructive habits due to having those negative beliefs and feelings about themselves. We all experience stressful things in life, and when there is just too many stressors creating an imbalance it can be difficult to have kindness to ourselves. I work to help others Learn how to be kinder to themselves, solve problems, regulate emotions and feel better about the way they are navigating life.
(270) 525-8471 View (270) 525-8471
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Craig Goodwin
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPCA, RN
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003
I'm here to help families raising non-biological kids, kids exposed prenatally to drugs and alcohol, and young people. I want to help make life a little easier for them and be there for kids and teens who are having a hard time.
I'm here to help families raising non-biological kids, kids exposed prenatally to drugs and alcohol, and young people. I want to help make life a little easier for them and be there for kids and teens who are having a hard time.
(270) 675-2204 View (270) 675-2204
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Ashley Wilson
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about creating a therapeutic environment of acceptance, safety, and non-judgement where clients can make sense of the most difficult pieces of their lives. All are welcome - exactly as they are. I firmly believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that my role is to serve as a sounding board for my client's self-discovery and growth. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I work with clients who have a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, life transitions, and grief.
I am passionate about creating a therapeutic environment of acceptance, safety, and non-judgement where clients can make sense of the most difficult pieces of their lives. All are welcome - exactly as they are. I firmly believe that clients are the experts in their own lives and that my role is to serve as a sounding board for my client's self-discovery and growth. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. I work with clients who have a variety of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, gender dysphoria, life transitions, and grief.
(270) 918-5359 View (270) 918-5359
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Allison Mack
Counselor, MA, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Waitlist for new clients
Your mental health matters, because you matter! I have worked with clients facing various issues from depression and anxiety, to trauma and PTSD. I do not believe therapy is one size fits all so I use various evidence based approaches to address concerns, and help guide clients on their journey to wellness. My goal is to meet my clients wherever they are on their journey, and help them find growth, healing, and renewed hope for the future.
Your mental health matters, because you matter! I have worked with clients facing various issues from depression and anxiety, to trauma and PTSD. I do not believe therapy is one size fits all so I use various evidence based approaches to address concerns, and help guide clients on their journey to wellness. My goal is to meet my clients wherever they are on their journey, and help them find growth, healing, and renewed hope for the future.
(270) 449-0366 View (270) 449-0366
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Jamie Benjamin
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003  (Online Only)
I prefer to work with teenagers and young adults identify goals for themselves and accomplish these goals. I utilize psychoeducation and CBT techniques in order to help them achieve their goals. Working in a high school setting, I have also learned how important it is that members of the LGBTQ community have supports. I have helped to establish the GSA in one of our local high schools in order to help have this support available to them.
I prefer to work with teenagers and young adults identify goals for themselves and accomplish these goals. I utilize psychoeducation and CBT techniques in order to help them achieve their goals. Working in a high school setting, I have also learned how important it is that members of the LGBTQ community have supports. I have helped to establish the GSA in one of our local high schools in order to help have this support available to them.
(270) 747-3709 View (270) 747-3709
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LeAnne Garland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001  (Online Only)
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been working as a therapist for the past 16 years in many areas in the mental health field.
I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I have been working as a therapist for the past 16 years in many areas in the mental health field.
(270) 588-7504 View (270) 588-7504
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Bree Shelby
Psychologist, PhD, LP, HSP
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
Not accepting new clients
Being human can be hard. It is through our experiences that we learn who we are, how to relate to others, and how to be in the world. Am I loved? Do I belong? Am I accepted? Am I safe? For many of us, the answers to these questions came from experiences that were painful or traumatic, even if we didn’t or don’t recognize it as trauma. Our bodies and brains hold onto these messages and meanings, and can affect how we feel, interact, and function. You are not bad or broken, you are a human with experiences. And the wounded parts of us deserve to be heard, seen, and loved too. I want you to know that healing is possible.
Being human can be hard. It is through our experiences that we learn who we are, how to relate to others, and how to be in the world. Am I loved? Do I belong? Am I accepted? Am I safe? For many of us, the answers to these questions came from experiences that were painful or traumatic, even if we didn’t or don’t recognize it as trauma. Our bodies and brains hold onto these messages and meanings, and can affect how we feel, interact, and function. You are not bad or broken, you are a human with experiences. And the wounded parts of us deserve to be heard, seen, and loved too. I want you to know that healing is possible.
(270) 494-3766 View (270) 494-3766
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Jacob Hamlin
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAEd, LMFT
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
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 have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic 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 have worked with people who have experienced a wide range of challenges, including physical violence, emotional neglect, failed relationships, infidelity, chronic 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.
(270) 207-9436 View (270) 207-9436
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Dawn Turner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
When life events become overwhelming, everything can seem out of balance. Whether the challenge you face is anxiety, depression, grief, parenting struggles or something else, my approach to counseling is to help individuals and families find and focus on their strengths. This enables them to find solutions to recreate life balance. I believe in your ability to change and grow. I'm a catalyst for hope and change for my clients.
When life events become overwhelming, everything can seem out of balance. Whether the challenge you face is anxiety, depression, grief, parenting struggles or something else, my approach to counseling is to help individuals and families find and focus on their strengths. This enables them to find solutions to recreate life balance. I believe in your ability to change and grow. I'm a catalyst for hope and change for my clients.
(270) 451-2404 View (270) 451-2404
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Kim D Giltner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42003
The world has changed. These are unprecedented times and we are seeing more people struggling with their mental health. I have had over 30 years experience in the Behavioral/Mental Health Field. I have been in private practice for over 15 years but I have had a variety of experience prior to that including inpatient, residential facility, community mental health, and intensive outpatient. I see ADULTS, KIDS & TEENS for many different reasons including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, work issues, relationship issues, parenting, behavior disorders, etc. I also am a Registered Play Therapist.
The world has changed. These are unprecedented times and we are seeing more people struggling with their mental health. I have had over 30 years experience in the Behavioral/Mental Health Field. I have been in private practice for over 15 years but I have had a variety of experience prior to that including inpatient, residential facility, community mental health, and intensive outpatient. I see ADULTS, KIDS & TEENS for many different reasons including mood disorders, depression, anxiety, work issues, relationship issues, parenting, behavior disorders, etc. I also am a Registered Play Therapist.
(270) 972-4734 View (270) 972-4734
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Leslie Faulkner
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003  (Online Only)
Leslie Faulkner, M.Ed, LPCC is a licensed therapist in Kentucky specializing in anxiety and depression counseling as well as helping those with trauma.
Leslie Faulkner, M.Ed, LPCC is a licensed therapist in Kentucky specializing in anxiety and depression counseling as well as helping those with trauma.
(270) 896-4147 View (270) 896-4147
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Integrative Psychological Services, LLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42001
We all need someone, sometime. Being human is both/and. It is beautiful and good, & at times complicated, hard, and painful. Maybe life feels like too much or not enough. Maybe you’re feeling stuck in survival mode, disconnected from yourself and/or others, or struggling to feel anything other than anxious or depressed. Maybe your mind is full of painful thoughts & memories & your body feels heavy. Maybe you know that you need healing, you just don't know how or where to start. Founded by Dr. Bree Shelby, Integrative Psych Services is your place to heal.
We all need someone, sometime. Being human is both/and. It is beautiful and good, & at times complicated, hard, and painful. Maybe life feels like too much or not enough. Maybe you’re feeling stuck in survival mode, disconnected from yourself and/or others, or struggling to feel anything other than anxious or depressed. Maybe your mind is full of painful thoughts & memories & your body feels heavy. Maybe you know that you need healing, you just don't know how or where to start. Founded by Dr. Bree Shelby, Integrative Psych Services is your place to heal.
(270) 479-7030 View (270) 479-7030
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Kimberly F Rowe
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Beginning again is an opportunity not always given. I am especially excited to work with individuals and families that have made the decision to begin again.
Beginning again is an opportunity not always given. I am especially excited to work with individuals and families that have made the decision to begin again.
(270) 241-0571 View (270) 241-0571
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Janean L Tinsley
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MS, LCADC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Paducah, KY 42003
Do you ever find yourself just needing someone to talk to who will really listen? We all do from time to time. I would like to offer you that safe space to explore those things in your heart that hold you back from living the life you are meant to live.
Do you ever find yourself just needing someone to talk to who will really listen? We all do from time to time. I would like to offer you that safe space to explore those things in your heart that hold you back from living the life you are meant to live.
(270) 398-8177 View (270) 398-8177
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Shelly O'Neal Baer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Your best days are ahead! I truly believe that we are all on a journey to have the best life possible. I am the owner of Emerald Therapy Center, LLC., a private, woman-owned, healthcare group located in Kentucky. Emerald has several locations and provides psychiatry/medical services, clinical and non-clinical behavioral health services.
Your best days are ahead! I truly believe that we are all on a journey to have the best life possible. I am the owner of Emerald Therapy Center, LLC., a private, woman-owned, healthcare group located in Kentucky. Emerald has several locations and provides psychiatry/medical services, clinical and non-clinical behavioral health services.
(270) 804-4283 View (270) 804-4283
Photo of Emma Caroline Mattingly, MEd, LPCC, Counselor
Emma Caroline Mattingly
Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
I believe we all have the ability to create the life we desire, regardless of the circumstances we have been handed. Through developing the necessary skills to alter negative thoughts and behavior patterns, positive change will begin to transpire and transform the way you feel. These skills will allow you to effectively address life’s challenges.
I believe we all have the ability to create the life we desire, regardless of the circumstances we have been handed. Through developing the necessary skills to alter negative thoughts and behavior patterns, positive change will begin to transpire and transform the way you feel. These skills will allow you to effectively address life’s challenges.
(270) 372-2510 View (270) 372-2510
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Holly Jones Mattingly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Paducah, KY 42001
Emotional well-being is really about choosing how you want to think,feel,& act. By developing new thoughts and behaviors you will be empowered to consciously CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Each and every choice we make has a corresponding consequence. If you are ready to obtain the necessary skills that will enable you to be more Emotionally Healthy, despite what life may throw at you, then email me to set up a consultation or appointment. Choosing to act rather than react is much more simple!
Emotional well-being is really about choosing how you want to think,feel,& act. By developing new thoughts and behaviors you will be empowered to consciously CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Each and every choice we make has a corresponding consequence. If you are ready to obtain the necessary skills that will enable you to be more Emotionally Healthy, despite what life may throw at you, then email me to set up a consultation or appointment. Choosing to act rather than react is much more simple!
(270) 681-1823 View (270) 681-1823
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Number of Therapists in Paducah, KY

50+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Paducah, KY who prioritize treating:

89% Depression
87% Anxiety
78% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Aetna
88% BlueCross and BlueShield
86% Cigna and Evernorth

How Therapists in Paducah, KY see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Paducah?

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.