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Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Kentucky

Mental Health Crisis Response in Kentucky

There are many behavioral health crisis resources and hotlines in Kentucky, and you can find the one nearest you by visiting this site. Alternatively, you may opt to call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) - available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Kentucky

Kentucky currently ranks 20th in the United States for mental healthcare. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services oversees the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental, & Intellectual Disabilities (DBH). DBH is responsible for the reformation of their current mental healthcare system, in order to provide the resources necessary to build resilience in their communities. DBH is working on improving accessibility in all phases of mental illness, from prevention, to treatment and recovery. DBH ensures that all residents have access to the resources that promote their well-being and ability to prosper. This includes access to therapists, psychologists, and counselors throughout the state.

You can find a seasoned specialist who can work with you through a wide array of mental health concerns, including but not limited to: drug abuse, thoughts of suicide, and severe or persistent mental illness. The Department for Behavioral Health has divided their mental health resources into the following four branches: The Adult Mental Health & Recovery Services Branch, Adult Substance Abuse Treatment & Recovery Services Branch, Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion Branch, and Children’s Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Branch. These branches come together to develop and effective public policy surrounding mental health issues. For more information on Kentucky’s four branches devoted to mental healthcare, visit this link.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Kentucky, call the KY Help Call Center at 1-833-8KY-HELP (1-833-859-4357).

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Kentucky

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Kentucky, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Kentucky

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Picture of Dave Payne, therapist in Kentucky, Ohio
Dave Payne
Together, we will:

Take a look at the thoughts and feelings that come up for you on an everyday basis. These thoughts and feelings are often overly self-critical, unrealistic, and unhelpful. We'll work on changing thought patterns to help you find achievable happiness.


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Together, we will:

Take a look at the thoughts and feelings that come up for you on an everyday basis. These thoughts and feelings are often overly self-critical, unrealistic, and unhelpful. We'll work on changing thought patterns to help you find achievable happiness.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'lI help you learn about the connection between your own thoughts (about events) and your resulting feelings/emotions, and how that may be affecting the way you react. I take a down-to-earth approach, being sure to find solutions that work for you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
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Dave Payne remote and phone therapy in Kentucky, Ohio
Picture of Sarah Whitledge, therapist in Florida, Kentucky
Sarah Whitledge
Together, we will:

Explore current challenges and work together to develop appropriate and healthy coping strategies. My goal is to help you get where you want to be in life so that you can be your most successful self.


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Picture of Sarah Whitledge, therapist in Florida, Kentucky
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Together, we will:

Explore current challenges and work together to develop appropriate and healthy coping strategies. My goal is to help you get where you want to be in life so that you can be your most successful self.

Something to know about my approach is:

I work with individuals to get where they want to be to be successful in their endeavors. I will provide a safe space for you to communicate clearly and explore any struggles/concerns in your daily life.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Maternal Mental Health
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Sarah Whitledge remote and phone therapy in Florida, Kentucky
Picture of Shaun M. Bozick, therapist in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
Shaun M. Bozick
Together, we will:

Start with the present and deal with immediate concerns or issues and if, along the way we find or make connections to past events and times then we can start working with that. Therapy is fluid and will change as it progresses, this is okay.


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Picture of Shaun M. Bozick, therapist in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
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Together, we will:

Start with the present and deal with immediate concerns or issues and if, along the way we find or make connections to past events and times then we can start working with that. Therapy is fluid and will change as it progresses, this is okay.

Something to know about my approach is:

I adapt to my clients and meet them where they are. Each of us is unique and has our own special differences, so there is not a "one size fits all" when it comes to therapy. We work and grow through things together at our own pace, slow and steady.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Children of Parents with Substance Use Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • LGBTQ+
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSDs)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance Abuse Aftercare Planning
  • Substance Abuse Education
  • Substance Abuse Education for Parents
  • Substance use disorders
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Shaun M. Bozick remote and phone therapy in Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia
Picture of Morgan McGill, therapist in Georgia, Kentucky
Morgan McGill
Together, we will:

Explore both the pleasant and unpleasant parts of your inner and outer experience and make long lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life, utilizing mindfulness based practices that promote self-love, presence, and connection.


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Picture of Morgan McGill, therapist in Georgia, Kentucky
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Together, we will:

Explore both the pleasant and unpleasant parts of your inner and outer experience and make long lasting changes that will lead to a more fulfilling life, utilizing mindfulness based practices that promote self-love, presence, and connection.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a holistic psychotherapist and believe that healing must address one's psychological, physical, and spiritual needs. My sessions not only include traditional talk therapy, but also meditation, therapeutic movement, and breathwork.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Self-Image
  • Self-Worth
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Women's Issues
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Morgan McGill remote and phone therapy in Georgia, Kentucky
Picture of Tracy  Lenavitt , therapist in Kentucky
Tracy Lenavitt
Together, we will:

Work to clarify your goals, learn connections between past and present situations and current emotions and physical responses, develop new ways of being, and practice new skills to help you feel grounded, confident, and more in control of your life.


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Picture of Tracy  Lenavitt , therapist in Kentucky
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Together, we will:

Work to clarify your goals, learn connections between past and present situations and current emotions and physical responses, develop new ways of being, and practice new skills to help you feel grounded, confident, and more in control of your life.

Something to know about my approach is:

My approach is very practical and supportive. I recognize the importance of an interactive and experiential session to help increase personal growth. I know that one size does not fit all; working together we will create a plan unique to your needs.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couples issues
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin
  • Trauma/PTSD
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Tracy  Lenavitt  remote and phone therapy in Kentucky