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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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
KY LPCC 104898
Rick is an amazing therapist, and I'd highly recommend him
Written on Nov 25, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Rick's calming and cool demeanor makes coming back weekly a bit easier than previous therapists. He is great at asking the questions that I don't want to answer but force me to reexamine my thoughts and feelings without making me feel negative or guilty for being human.
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Rick helped me so much. I picked him because I trusted the reviews that were so thoughtful of him. He was everything and beyond. I was at a major low point and he truly lifted me through listening and walking me through my feelings and decisions. Thank you Rick!
Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
Rick did a great job and gave me resources to help! Great guy and good listener but doesn't just listen. He gives healing suggestions.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I absolutely enjoy Rick and his guidance!! I’m just a few short weeks, he has really helped and lifted me back up to a ground level of calm and peace! I’m so grateful to have him as my therapist and to be able to talk with him through my issues! I highly recommend him for anyone struggling with anxiety, addictions, depression!
Written on Apr 28, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Rick knows his stuff. He is helping me differentiate between guilt and shame and I feel myself becoming less weighed down by shame. I am developing some greater level of self-esteem and even setting right some of the harms from my past that have been producing shame in my life. If you too struggle in this way, Rick would be a great resource to help you overcome your past so you can live more fully in the present!
Written on Apr 26, 2023 after therapy with Rick for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes