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Jenna Callahan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Kentucky with 10 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have worked with a diverse clientele ranging in ages from 5 years old to 80 years old with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship issues, Schizophrenia, career challenges, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and substance use issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with unconditional positive regard while steering clear of stigmatizing labels and judgement. My therapeutic approach combines techniques from cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, humanistic, psychodynamic, Adlerian and dialectical behavioral counseling. I tailor the therapeutic approach and techniques used to fit your personality and specific needs. I view the therapeutic process as a team approach in which you and I both will work on identifying problems and goals. The rate of which those goals are achieved are always tailored to your comfort level. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you

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Jill Collins

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.ED LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

My name is Jill Collins and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Indiana University Southeast. as well as a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology ( M.ED) from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia , KY. I have worked within the fields of, foster care/ adoption, residential treatment, individual and family therapy. I have experience working with a variety of issues including, but not limited to: trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, child and adolescent behavioral/ emotional issues, school-related issues, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, relationship/ communication issues, boundary-setting, emotional regulation, and trauma. I love to share mindfulness and relaxation exercises, organizational tips, goal-setting, art, Journaling, and psychoeducation. I employ a client-centered, strength-based approach to treatment so that you can focus your attention on the positive aspects of your life and work towards regaining a sense of stability and control. I value the therapeutic relationship and want you to feel comfortable talking with me in a judgment free zone. I hope that we can work together to reach your personal goals so that you can begin to feel better and live your best life!

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Richard Gantt

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): MA ,LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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.

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Phyllis Lonneman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): JD, MA, MS
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been an attorney for 40 years, college professor, mediator and finally when I began thinking about slowing down, I decided that all the years of working with divorce clients, criminal clients, abused children and adults gave me the background to help people in another way. My background leads me to believe labels should not apply to adults or children in therapy. It takes a huge amount of courage to seek help from a stranger but the reward of living a happier life makes it worth the your time. No one likes change but sometimes change is good and a challenge. My approach when working with clients is the person-centered approach and we work together for the your good. The best way to describe how I work with my clients is with passion and genuine concern for their progress in becoming a better version of themselves.

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Marsha Nan Poland Cooper

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi Everyone! My name is Marsha Nan Poland Cooper, but please call me Nan. I have been a therapist for several years. I started in a clinic setting and through the clinic, I was a therapist for clients in the school system. I started my private practice five years ago and love working for myself. My BA and MAE degrees are from Western Kentucky University. I believe that clients should have an active role in their sessions. I use CBT quite a bit in therapy, and I like to give homework to clients on occasion.

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Sheriese Bone

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
6 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience working with adults and children. I graduated from The University of Louisville with a Bachelors and later went to get my Master of Social Work Degree. I believe we have to find balance in all aspects of self (Mind, Body and Soul) in our pursuit of being well. I'm passionate about my work and truly believe that we all have an opportunity to be impactful in our world if we choose! Be the light you wish to see!

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Virginia Wade

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Troy Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
LGBTRelationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCoaching
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a part-time BH practitioner with extensive experience working on concerns around masculinity, gender identities, sexuality, non-conventional relationships, and social justice. Many people choose to work with me long-term in my private practice because of my dynamic and non-religious approach to personal wellness and relationships. You can learn more about me on my practice website www.queertalktherapy.com Have you tried therapy and didn't work? I work well with clients who have been unsuccessful in therapy before. Clients often tell me they were looking for someone with an "open-minded approach" to help them, but have struggled in sessions with therapists they can't personally relate too.

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Dr. Victoria Gottfried

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
14 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky and Maryland with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with compassion fatigue. 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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Rebecca Bowling

Clinical therapist offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I work 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Livingston

Finding the best therapist close by in Livingston 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 Livingston 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 Livingston. 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 Livingston, 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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 Livingston area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Livingston 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 Livingston, elsewhere in Rockcastle, or in the greater state of Kentucky.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Livingston 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

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

Therapists in Livingston, 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 Livingston psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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 therapist, including the therapists in Livingston 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 Livingston 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 with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Livingston 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 Livingston 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 in Livingston?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Livingston 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.

Livingston 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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 40445 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 Livingston counselor?

Before seeing your Livingston 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 Livingston.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 Livingston 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 Livingston 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 with a therapist 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 therapist 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 Livingston, 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.

Livingston 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 during telehealth appointments?

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 for Livingston, Kentucky

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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.

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