Life can be like a water tower. It can stand tall and give you everything you need to enjoy your life. However, a disaster can make your tower burst and flood everything you love and enjoy. If you're feeling anxious or depressed, this feeling can intensify. There is hope, and that hope comes in the form of a counselor based in Florence. 

Florence is known for its water tower, which says “Florence Y’all.” You can be like an inviting water tower that gives everyone a reason to like what you have to say. A counselor can help you be that person. 

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Jetona Milby

Offering therapy in KY
License: LMFT
LGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

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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Ginger Vanmeter

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesAnger managementDepression
15 years of experience

Life reminds me of an iceberg. The tiny portion that is visible to the eye is nothing compared to what lies beneath the surface. Through my experiences I have helped chisel ice in order to assist individuals to reach the goals and change negative thinking into something more positive. I have experience with different modalities of therapy. These include: PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, personality disorders, or trauma experienced during childhood. I graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY, and have been in private practice for 12+ years. Due to our current reality of the COVID variant, telehealth has become the preferred method for therapy. I am open and available to anyone who needs therapy.

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Casey Farris

Offering therapy in KY
License: MA.Ed,LPCC,NCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionADHD
7 years of experience

Hi! I am Casey Farris a licensed clinical counselor and have been working with individuals for 7 years in the school, therapeutic foster agency, and community mental health. I strive to always better myself and learn new things that can better help my clients. I am currently a certified AutPlay therapist, working toward being a certified DBT counselor, and an EMDR trained. I utilize a mixture of different theoretical approaches to meet the individual where they are at. I have toolbox of skills so that I can work to help individuals based on their needs and am always taking every opportunity professionally to add to that toolbox. I have worked with client on the following topic; -Anxiety -Grief -Stress -Depression -ADHD -Autism -Trauma -Family Relationships -Behavioral -Social Skills -Bi-Polar

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Katherine "Kate" Williams

Offering therapy in KY
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
14 years of experience

Hello! First of all, congratulations for taking the courageous step of considering counseling. For many of us, there are barriers that make us hesitant to seek treatment. You've had the courage to make it this far, and together, we can empower you to achieve your therapy goals and feel better in your life. I've been a counselor for 14 years, and have worked in a variety of settings, including mental health care, schools, nursing homes, a military installation, and non-profit organizations. I am currently licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky. I have experience with every age group from infants to a 104 year-old, and have helped people address a variety of struggles, from severe and chronic mental illness to anxiety, depression, PTSD and trauma issues, to simply trying to adjust to new life circumstances or cope with the deployment of a loved one. With children, I have helped families work through issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, IDD, ODD, PTSD, changes in behavior, and much more. My style of therapy is warm and interpersonal. I want to come alongside you on your journey to help empower you and help you find the tools you need to cope with the struggles you are facing. I am strengths-based and positive, and plan treatment and goals around what you want to achieve through therapy. I am respectful and non-judgemental, period. I look forward to getting to know the beautiful person God created in you, and empowering you to achieve your mental health goals!

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Dr. Johnnie (John) Terrell

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
43 years of experience

I am a licensed psychologist in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. I have 38 years of experience in working with individuals and families. During my career, I have been the director of hospital units and operated private practices in three states. I have experience in working with individuals from basically all walks of life. I have assisted individuals who have struggled with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, trauma, career issues, OCD, ADHD, emotional abuse, and a variety of other trying and difficult life challenges. I have found that life is sometimes very tough and challenging no matter who we are or where we are on life’s journey. The core of my therapy style consists of two combined words: “grace/acceptance.” I believe that everyone deserves to be treated with the utmost kindness, acceptance, and care by someone who is safe. My life goal, not only as a psychologist but also as a human being, is to treat every person with grace and kindness. A huge aspect of my style is patience and listening. From a clinical standpoint, I would probably best be described as interpersonal and compassionate in approach. I also use cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and rational-emotive strategies and thoughts to assist in the therapeutic process. Additionally, I incorporate a host of other thoughts and strategies that I have gleaned from both secular and non-secular writers over the years. My goal is always to treat everyone as a person with differing needs, thoughts, feelings, goals, and struggles. I do not believe that one technique, strategy, or approach fits all. I am constantly learning and trying to improve so that I can better myself and others. My approach is as a professional and human who has experienced a host of challenges and struggles himself. My thrust is to help each person realize that there is hope, even if they currently feel hopeless and at wits end. Again, all of these techniques are woven into a package that I like to term as a grace (favoring whether one believes that they deserve it or not) or acceptance-oriented approach. For many individuals, it is difficult to step out and seek help; and I understand that, because I am human and have practiced in the field of psychology for more than three decades. I think that the question that often comes to our minds as we take such a risk has to do with safety, that is, will the person I talk to be safe and not judge, criticize, or think poorly of me. My goal initially is to answer that question and continue to answer it via my behaviors and comments with, “No, I will strive to make this a safe and beneficial experience for you. I will treat you with acceptance and grace in the same way that I want to be treated.” Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you. If not, please continue to search for someone that you believe can be of help to you. If you are struggling, please don’t go it alone!

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Amanda Slone

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping people with stress, anxiety, & coping with addictions. I like 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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Steven Smith

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteem
18 years of experience

I have over 22 years of experience in behavioral health and am licensed in both Ohio and Kentucky. Specialties treating mental health, substance abuse, family/marriage, and personal growth issues. Approaches include cognitive behavioral, family systems, existential, gestalt and trauma-informed. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & family conflicts. 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. Take the road less traveled and discover a new way to live. Successful counseling at its heart is an inward and outward journey to a more satisfying life and authentic self. Schedule today and start your new journey.

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Jeanette (Jan) Rudd

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesCareer difficulties
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Kentucky with 10+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, parenting issues, and women's issues. I also have experience working with career and relationship difficulties. I believe that you know your story best, and that you have strengths and abilities that will help you in overcoming life's challenges. If you are here looking for help, then you have made a very brave and important step! I am here to support & empower you in your journey. I look forward to hearing from you! To read more about my therapy style and how I might be able to help you, go to my Psychology Today page: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/894229

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Dr. Alexandra Hershberger

Offering therapy in KY
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersAnger managementDepression
5 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Kentucky with 5 years of experience of providing therapy to adults. My passion is providing a listening ear and evidence-based approaches to help clients, like yourself, manage their struggles and problems. I believe in treating the whole person, being attentive to mental health, physical health, and social health. I am glad you have taken the difficult step of reaching out for help. I have a wide array of mental health needs I have helped clients with and here are some of my specialties: -Substance use disorders (including tobacco) -Post-traumatic stress disorder and trauma (childhood abuse, sexual abuse, first responder and military trauma) -Insomnia -Emotion regulation -Communication skills -Anxiety and Depression My degree is in clinical health psychology, which has given me great experience in working with clients that present with mental health and physical health issues that occur together (from a mental health lens), including: -Chronic pain -Gastrointestinal problems -High blood pressure and/or cholesterol -Obesity -Diabetes -Liver disease My training is in working with adults, ages 18+ and I have worked with adults across the life span. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have about me! I hope to join you on your journey to health and recovery!

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Dr. Brian Moore

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyDepression
30 years of experience

Hello -- I am Brian Moore, a therapist and licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with individuals who are depressed, stressed out or confused about how to make their lives better. Sometimes clients have substance use problems, sometimes relationship problems. I am a "PhD" clinical psychologist with the training and education that comes with that. Throughout therapy,, I will trust that you know yourself best. I may offer my thoughts, but I won't tell you what to do. My goal is to work along side you. At our first meeting. We will discuss how you want things to be better. I may give you my impressions of how therapy might help. Sometimes I reflect on what we've discussed -- sleep in it -- before I message you back with my thoughts. Therapy, is essentially us meeting and talking together once a week for several weeks. will talk about you and your lifhow you can begin to live a more fulfilling life. I may suggest particular ways to approaches your difficulties. However, your ideas often work better than mine. Often, with overwhelming problems, we will break them down into more manageable steps. We want you to experience some success and relief as soon as possible. Therapy can't change everything. However, my experience has taught me to be optimistic about what we can change. Even in the darkest situations, people can and do get better. Other guidelines: If you need to contact me between sessions, my goal is to respond within 24 hours (48 on weekends). But the reality is I cannot *guarantee* that I will always respond that quickly. I check my messages at least once in the morning and once in the evening. If you are in a crisis -- when you are emotionally overwhelmed, if you have lost touch with reality, when you are not safe — you must get immediate help. Call 988 or 911. Go to a hospital. Seek out a trusted friend nearby. After you are safe, contact me. That’s most of it, but not all. I'll be glad to answer any questions. And I'll ask questions to learn mire about you. We'll work out more details as we go.

How to find counseling in Florence

Finding the best therapist close by in Florence 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 Florence. 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 Florence, 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence, elsewhere in Boone, 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 Florence area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence, 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 41042 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 Florence 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 Florence 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 Florence, 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.

Florence 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 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 Florence:

41022, 41042

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