Therapy can help you work through uncomfortable emotions and focus on personal growth. If you want to start your therapy journey today, you have many options to consider. Barriers to care, like a lack of available providers or long commutes, can make finding in-person care challenging. With an online platform like BetterHelp, you can meet with a mental health professional from the comfort of your home at a time that suits you.

BetterHelp offers a variety of providers with backgrounds in psychology, social work, and more. Every therapist on the platform has at least a master’s degree and extensive experience in various treatment approaches. They can work with you to meet your unique needs and cope with the challenges of the world around you.

Whether you need help managing the stress of everyday life or overcoming the symptoms of anxiety and depression, therapy can help. If you’re looking for a therapist, Bowling Green, KY, has many online providers available. The professionals on the list below provide therapy online to people in the Bowling Green area and can help you achieve your goals and improve your overall wellness.

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Jetona Milby

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LMFT
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience as a therapist

My name is Jetona, but clients can and do call me 'Jet' for short, as it is much more fun and memorable to many! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky with 18 years of experience working in the helping industry, 16 of those in providing direct counseling services to a diverse caseload of clients. All humans are unique, as are all clients. While there is no way to describe the “ideal” client, I work best with those individuals who place a high value on authenticity, transparency, and honesty. Those three factors are well suited for clients who are goal-driven and aspire true and lasting change. Some areas of rewarding experience have included work with non-traditional family structures, women’s health and wellness, intergenerational trauma healing, adoption and its impact for all involved, and healthy relationship development and intentional living- to name a few. I assist humans in realizing, trusting, and believing in their highest potential and most authentic purpose. Additionally, my experience includes working with individuals struggling with low self-esteem, adjustment disorders/issues, depression, anxiety/stress, OCD, as well as grief related loss & trauma. I've worked with all ages, 6-75 years, and enjoy watching and assisting each with navigating their unique life path. Education is very important to me, as I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, followed by completing my Masters of Science in Counseling with honors less than two years later. As an undergraduate, I was actively involved in academic research and presentation of my work in the field of positive parenting. As a post graduate, I have completed some doctoral work, as well as served in educational training roles regarding adoption. Additionally, I have served as a Board Approved Supervisor and mentor for students and practitioners working towards licensure in their respective counseling fields. Lastly, I consider my time spent serving on the state licensing board of Marriage and Family Therapy as part of the most influential in my entire professional career. My theoretical/treatment approach is best described as eclectic, as I focus on combining various techniques and methodologies in the effort to best serve and tailor to my client's individual needs. I view the therapeutic journey as a partnership, where client input and feedback are both necessary and essential for self-growth/development, progress, and goal achievement. I incorporate cognitive techniques to assist in replacing self-defeating thinking patterns, while maintaining a humanistic stance in regarding my client as the ultimate authority in their own lives. I specialize in working with women, couples, and young adults, repairing unhealthy relational dynamics and training mindful connection to the present moment. As an eclectic intrinsically self-guided to get at the heart of clients' issues, client's could expect an experience that combined CBT with humanistic approaches to assist them in remaining goal/task driven, while being reminded they are in the drivers seat of their own healing. They would be welcomed in a safe space conducive for healing, with me there as their steady, supportive co-pilot. Watching others start to realize their own strengths, value, and worth as their eyes glow brighter, their smiles stretch wider, and their laughter runs deeper is among the most rewarding experiences of unparalleled joy this lifetime has to offer. My hope is that my adventurous spirit & curious zest for life is transferred during my time & work with others.

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Dr. Lee Look

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,Ph.D,LPP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a therapist

hello! My name is Dr. Lee Look. I am a Licensed Psychological Practitioner and have a PhD from the University of Louisville in Counseling Psychology. I am also a professional firefighter, with over 20 years of experience. I am primarily a cognitive/behavioral therapist, and am trained in assessment. I'm very comfortable using discreet messaging to communicate, as well as the chat and video formats. My goals with any therapeutic setting are: --to meet each client where he/she/ze/hir is. --to make sure each client knows that he/she/ze/hir has control over the counseling relationship; this ensures that the client feels safe, even as one becomes vulnerable. I am able to converse in sign language, if that is necessary. I work with an organization that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As a firefighter, I have survived some workplace trauma (burns). This has given me unique insight to the workplace trauma experienced by others. I am experienced working with issues surrounding trauma, depression and anxiety, post-traumatic stress (especially with first responders), and coping with grief and loss. As a younger man, I spent many years as an artist. I like to cook, and I wish I could sing. I respect anyone that takes the step to participate in counseling. I'd like to help you carry your load.

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Jennifer Taylor

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MSW, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
20 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed clinical social worker in both Texas and Kentucky with over 20 years of experience in psychotherapy and human services. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, anxiety, depression, behavioral disorders, adjustment disorders, substance abuse & addiction, crisis management, and religious or spiritual crises. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and worked with LGBTQIA+ populations. My counseling style is casual and collaborative because everyone needs to feel comfortable and you are essential to your own healing. My approach combines Humanistic and Psychodynamic counseling within the frame work of Adaptive Information Processing theory. I draw from a plethora of modalities and treatment perspectives and utilize them primarily using EMDR psychotherapy. Everyone has a unique form of achieving greater mental health and I serve as a guide to discover yours. I applaud you for seeking a more fulfilling life for yourself. What it requires for people to take this step is not lost on me. I am here to support you in your growth.

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Sharon Simmons

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LISW,PhD
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
25 years of experience as a therapist

I am an independently licensed social worker in both Ohio (LISW) and Kentucky (LCSW) as well as a PhD in social work. I have 25 years of experience working as a therapist, clinical leader and teacher and strive to learn something new each day. I have worked with patients with a variety of challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, depression, mood swings, psychotic episodes, parenting and relationship challenges and attention and focus difficulties. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse and serve first responders who need assistance following traumatic events. My therapy style is welcoming and inquisitive. I believe in treatment which focuses on finding solutions to troubling symptoms and holistic approaches without judgement or labels. My approach combines a variety of methods including strengths based, person centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, narrative therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma focused work. I will listen to you to gain information about what you are experiencing and work with you to develop a plan that is focused on minimizing or alleviating troubling symptoms and experiences that you are having which negatively impact your quality of life. Congratulations in taking the first step in finding someone to guide you on this journey. I look forward to working with you!

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James Slaton

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): Lcsw
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
11 years of experience as a therapist

Greetings! I am James K. Slaton and I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) since 2015. I graduated from Western Kentucky University and my previous experience in mental health includes working at a State Mental Hospital, Community Mental Health Crisis Unit, and Child Protective Services as an ongoing worker and investigator. I started providing mental health counseling/therapy in 2012 working with children and their families. My experience includes implementing management strategies for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship issues, and effects of trauma to name a few. My overall approach is based in Reality Therapy. I am trained in several modalities and utilize them interchangeably to create an environment where my patients are/or become an expert on themselves and can teach me how to help them. I bring my own expertise to the session shaped and formed through life experiences, the search and acquisition of knowledge, and taking an empathetic approach to all situations. Passing judgment, discriminating, following social norms, or utilizing sympathy as a tool is not a part of treatment I deliver. My approach is straightforward and solution focused. If you feel that no one ‘gets’ you or that no one has been there, you may be correct but I believe that can change so give me a try! I make no promises, but I also tell no lies; if you possess the stamina we will win the race! If stamina is lacking, we will condition and win the race anyway!

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Elysia Burley

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky and Indiana with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Tiffany D'Alessandri

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issues
3 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Gene Alexander

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGrief
36 years of experience as a therapist

Thank you for checking out my BetterHelp profile. My name is Gene "Steven" Alexander, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky with 35+ years of professional work experience. My education includes a BS in Theology - Mid-Continent University, EdS in Clinical Counseling - Murray State University, PhD in Psychology - Madison University, and post graduate studies at Southern Illinois University and John Hopkins University. In the past I have served as a mental health therapist, clinical supervisor for a residential substance abuse treatment center, administer for a regional mental health agency, and 22 years in private practice with offices in four cities. My clinical experience includes treating a wide range of mental health disorders, family & marriage issues, and substance abuse & dependence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. Best wishes, Steven

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Tammy Hickman

Offering therapy in KY
Self esteem
6 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Angela Young

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyGriefSleeping disordersSelf esteemCoping with life changes
8 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, sleeping disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Bowling Green

Finding the best therapist close by in Bowling Green can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Bowling Green that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Bowling Green. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Bowling Green, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Bowling Green region and in the state of Kentucky. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Bowling Green or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Bowling Green area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Bowling Green, elsewhere in Warren, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Bowling Green area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Bowling Green therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Bowling Green due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Bowling Green may not take health insurance, some in the state of Kentucky may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Bowling Green, Kentucky working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Bowling Green above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Bowling Green helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Bowling Green therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Bowling Green therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Bowling Green therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Bowling Green therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Bowling Green therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Bowling Green therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in KY, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 42102 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Bowling Green counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Bowling Green.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Bowling Green licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Bowling Green, Kentucky can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Bowling Green has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Bowling Green:

42101, 42102, 42103, 42104

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