Originally known as Morehead’s Horse Mill after the founder Charles Morehead in 1870, Central City changed its name in 1882 due to the importance of the Central Coal and Iron Company that was vital to their economy. Although the coal company is no longer there, the city continues to be mainline for freight traffic in the area.

If you are struggling with a psychological or emotional condition that is causing you problems with your daily life, it is vital that you speak to someone about it. You can choose to talk to your family or friends but sometimes things can be too sensitive, and you may need an unbiased opinion. Talk to one of the mental health professionals in the Central City area who can help.

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Johnna Turnage

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed in the State of Kentucky and Tennessee. I have over 20 years experience in school guidance counseling, college advising, individual and group counseling, substance, and non medical military family life counseling. I have worked with all age groups, races, and sexual orientations, but I really enjoy working with children, adults 18-54, and senior adults. I am very open, outgoing , warm and interactive. I like to see my clients be the best version of themselves they can be and to realize that happiness is a choice, and is possible by changing your mindset.

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Stephanie Howard

Offering therapy in KY
License: MA, LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

ABOUT ME My goal as a therapist is to help people find healing & joy in their lives so that they can live as they were created to & reach out beyond themselves. I have been a therapist for 7 years and worked with people of all ages (children, teens, families, parents, adults, couples) using a variety of therapy modalities including: cognitive, Christian, art, and play therapies. I tend to use a strength-based approach to therapy, which means I go where my clients need/want to go and I encourage the strengths I see in them while also promoting growth in other areas. I have experience in helping people develop healthier coping skills for stress, anxiety, anger, grief & depression, as well as improve relationships with their children, spouses and extended families. Some of my favorite things to do are to help clients see the good in their lives, then dream of the future and develop practical steps towards achieving those dreams. It is very fulfilling to see people make progress in areas they desire to see change, and to recognize their own strengths! A few stats: 1993--graduated from Bell County High School in KY 1998- completed my BS in Child and Family Studies from EKU, Richmond, KY 2015--earned my MA in Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA 2017--obtained a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of KY 2019–became a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in KY I continue to hone my clinical skills with ongoing education. SPECIALTIES *Christian Counseling * Stress, Anxiety * Self esteem * Depression Also experienced in: Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Women's Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy Years of Experience: 7

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Lindsey Finley

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience

My name is Lindsey Finley. I am a licensed professional counselor with 6 years of experience working with individuals who struggle with addiction, depression, anxiety, panic, and trauma related symptoms. My therapy style is laid back and supportive. It is my goal to meet you where you are without judgement and empower you to gain understanding of your life and current situation and assist you in developing ways to lead your best and happiest life possible! As a therapist I feel blessed to interact with new and unique individuals daily. In sessions with me you will be treated with respect and compassion. We will work together to create goals tailored specifically to what you are wanting to accomplish! I use holistic, person-centered approach combined with specific techniques that help you to focus on and understand how your thoughts impact the world around you! I am proud of you for taking this step in bettering your mental health and bettering your life. This is a very courageous thing to do. I look forward to working with you!

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Lisa Henthorn

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
7 years of experience

I am a professionally licensed counselor. I obtained my Master's Degree from Lindsey Wilson College in 2017. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, stress and anxiety, motivation, communication, self esteem and confidence, career counseling, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders. 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 and empower you in that journey.

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Tonya Bennett

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 22 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I also have experience working with 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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Cynthia Coscia

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderCoping with life changes
19 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 17 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, LGBTQ, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Stephanie Gwinn

Offering therapy in KY
Addictions
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions. 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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Mary Miller

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky & Indiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & perinatal/parenting issues. I am training in EMDR and certified in perinatal mental health. 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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Victoria Ewing

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky and Nevada with 16+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, ADHD, OCD, Grief, Workplace stress, Conflict Management skills, Addictions, Couples therapy, Trauma, Abuse and Aging. I have worked with ages 2-92 in outpatient, inpatient, hospital, community, in-home, telehealth, substance abuse clinics and private practice settings. I enjoy working with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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John McQueen

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGrief
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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. 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 Central City

Finding the best therapist close by in Central City 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Central City. 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 Central City, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Central City or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Central City 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 Central City, elsewhere in Muhlenberg, 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 Central City area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Central City 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 Central City 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 Central City 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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 Central City, 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 as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Central City 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 Central City helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Central City 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 Central City 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 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Central City 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 lot of people in KY, providers 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 42330 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Central City 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

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. A Central City 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 Central City, 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.

Central City 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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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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42330

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