I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), licensed in the state of Kentucky, with 20 years of experience. I have worked in diverse settings , helping clients with a wide array of struggles, such as depression , grief, anxiety, impulse control, trauma, OCD, relationship problems, anger issues, mood dysregulation and others.
I approach each client offering unconditional positive regard, and strive to create an atmosphere of humility, compassion, and grace for each individual, as they come seeking help and hope for positive changes in their lives. It 's a difficult challenge to come to a therapy session, and talk to a stranger about things that matter most in your life., so it is a truly an honor and privilege to be trusted to provide the care and help that you are hoping for.
My approach is eclectic and wholistic, using Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Person Centered, trauma informed, Choice/Reality, Strengths Based, and others. I believe we as human beings are too diverse to provide cookie cutter treatment, so I try to meet each client where they are, and use an approach that will work for them specifically. I believe clients are the experts on themselves, so You will always be in the drivers seat, as you m ove through the process of finding hope and healing,, and I will partner with you to provide support and help on your journey to change.
If you are ready to start your journey, It would be an honor to work with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
KY LPCC 264427
She is wonderful. She asks great questions to help me think about things differently than I usually would. She is a great listener.
Written on Oct 01, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
She’s been so very helpful and we have made so much progress and come a long way!
Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Irene has been very responsive and helpful.
Written on Jul 08, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
I feel so encouraged after talking to Irene. She helps me reframe my negative thoughts so that I don’t go down those roads.
Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Irene is amazing insightful, Kind, understanding. An overall amazing human being I couldn’t have chosen a better match myself. She listens to everything i have to say and helps me understand my thoughts and feelings while guiding me to a brighter tomorrow. Im not sure how i would have been able to get through this divorce without her in my corner.
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
She makes me feel super comfortable and checks in every couple days to make sure i’m doing okay and fully communicates with me
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Irene for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder