About me

My name is Rick Gantt. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - Supervisor in the commonwealth of Kentucky. I have over 20 years of experience working as a mental health counselor and have a very diverse set of experiences through the years with preferences in bipolar and mood issues, grief and mourning, anger issues, couples counseling and past traumas. I also have considerable experience working with substance and dual diagnosis. I prefer an adolescent through adult and even geriatric clientele. I am experienced and do care about those that I work with and enjoy seeing my clients succeed.

I am an eclectic therapist which basically means that I use what I see is most effective for the Client.  Much of what we will talk about will be Gestalt therapy which attempts to help you be empowered to learn to make your own decisions and help to find the sources of issues within your past.  CBT and behavioral therapies are always useful in helping to see that by changing these thoughts you can easily change behaviors that follow.  I also use some psychoanalytic to help to see the influence that development has had on current thoughts and emotions.  And finally, Client centered which helps in creating an environment for learning.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Coping with life changes , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

KY LPCC 104898


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Rick Gantt. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Nov 11, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Amazing. I’ve had a few different therapist but Rick is top of the game. He gives honest feedback and give’s actionable steps for me to do homework with. Highly recommended

Written on Nov 10, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Rick has been a pleasure to work with over the past year. His ability to help me navigate emotions that tend to send me spiraling into an anxious loop is what makes him so special. His empathy and blended approach towards getting me from an anxious spiral to making incremental progress daily to the goals we set made our time working together excellent.

Reflecting on our year working together, every goal I set out with at the beginning of our time working together was achieved. Rick has proven to be one of the most important people in my emotional growth.

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

Rick was an amazing therapist and just a great person to talk to. It was very easy to open up to him and he enabled me to think about specific behaviors that were hurting me. He guided me on how to identify situations and behaviors that were negative and put me in a position to manage them better. This was my first attempt at therapy and I probably could not have gained what I did with any other therapist. Rick was always interested in my culture and background and was very patient. I would definitely recommend him to anyone but unfortunately my time with him had to come to an end. Wish you the best, Rick.

Written on Nov 03, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Rick has made breakthrough progress through insightful questions. He is a blessing to me.

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Rick is a very thoughtful, patient, knowledgeable professional. He puts the ball in my court so that I can help myself and make progress based on my effort. He calls me out when I try to avoid issues and shift blame, and he congratulates my progress. World class therapist.

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Great advice offered and great listener.

Written on Sep 26, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

A wonderful help and an amazing therapist. Brings clarity and deep thoughts to every conversation

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I’ve worked with many counselors over the years but Rick Gantt has been one of the absolute best in the sort time I’ve worked with him. I would highly recommend BetterHelp and Rick Gantt to anyone.

Written on Aug 17, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He's a great listener and proposes good suggestions in improving my daily life.

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Rick is a great therapist. He makes you feel comfortable talking to him, and offers useful helpful advice in an easy to understand way

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning adhd

Absolutely stunning perfect

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

The best therapist I have ever had. And I have had several throughout my life this far.

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

All round good guy. Makes me feel brighter after our sessions.Shame about Trump, dodgy character,bit worried about jacking up domestos though.

Written on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Rick is extremely approachable, easy to speak to and in turn, he has wonderful insight and advice. Thank you, Rick.

Written on Nov 24, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Rick is amazing! He is very intuitive and insightful. Highly recommend

Written on Sep 22, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Rick is a wise and understanding person. The sessions I have had with him are productive and we move at a reasonable pace. He is able to ask hard questions and challenge my thinking directly. He offers empathy and understanding.

Written on Aug 22, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Rick has been a great help with my issues, and is a very knowledgeable and empathetic person when it came to my issues

Written on Aug 08, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Rick is a good therapist made me see a few things differently he listens but he also won’t blow sunshine

Written on Aug 03, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Excellent therapy. Felt really listened to, and had all of my worries explained to me in a calm way. Received a better understanding surrounding my diagnosis in the UK and he's really helped me to manage my emotions and behaviours better.

Written on Jul 28, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and grief

Rick is amazing, he tries to understand you even when your culture is different, he is helping me to get through a really rough time

Written on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Rick is a great listener, clear in what he says, kind, helpful and very patient. In that 4 sessions we had together, we set goals and he helped me see what needed to be done to achieve those goals. I was able to improve my relationships and be comfortable with who I am. It would not have been possible without these sessions. I know what I need to be working on to reduce anxiety and improve my relationships now and because of the practical suggestions he gave me, I find it possible. I am extremely thankful to Rick for having a positive impact on my life. I would look for Rick for future therapy sessions too!

Written on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Rick is a fantastic therapist who manages to cut right to the heart of an issue and provide you with the tools to overcome and tackle it. A no nonsense approach that is really effective in helping you achieve your goals. I can't speak highly enough of the therapy I have received to date and recommend to anyone lucky enough to be assigned to Rick!

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