When seeking a therapist, Louisville, KY may seem like a good bet. With its large population, there are psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed professional counselors, and other dedicated professionals throughout the city. However, it can be challenging to find just the right counseling services for what you’re looking for, even in a populous area. There are a number of therapeutic approaches, and what works for one person may not work as well for another. Therapy is a personal experience, and not only do you want to get the therapy that works for you, but the right therapist to work with you. 

With online therapy through a platform like BetterHelp, you can match with over 30,000 mental health professionals like psychiatric nurse practitioners, licensed social workers, counselors, and psychologists. These professionals specialize in a number of evidence-based practices for treatment of everything from anxiety disorders or mood disorders to addiction. And because therapeutic alliance is such an important factor in success, if for any reason you don’t mesh well with your therapist, BetterHelp allows you to switch at no additional cost. 

Online therapy is also a convenient option for people with busy lives. Sessions can be easily fit into a time that works for your schedule, and with video chat, phone, or text messaging options you can meet with your therapist from the comfort of your own home or office. 

People seek therapy for any number of reasons, and in many cases one of the most difficult things is getting started. If you are looking to meet with a therapist to treat a mental health condition, learn stress management techniques, heal from life experiences, or start a journey of self-discovery, BetterHelp can make that first step both simple and effective.

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Bethany Graham

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesDepressionCoachingCompassion fatigue
13 years of experience

Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Bethany but I go by Beth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky. I have been providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy for 11 years. I graduated from Morehead State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I graduated from the University of Louisville in 2007 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I have had a considerable range of experience over my 11 years of therapy. I have worked with all age groups and a wide variety of diagnoses. One of my particular areas of expertise is helping people with stress/anxiety. I have worked successfully with many clients who have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia, etc. I am a believer in the mind/body connection and take a holistic approach to helping people heal and improve their lives. Choosing a therapist is a very personal decision. Some of.my strengths as a therapist include excellent listening skills, a high level of compassion and empathy, patience, and a strong dedication to helping people heal. You have taken a big step in improving your life! Remember you are not alone. I am here to help!

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Elizabeth Jones

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello, my name is Elizabeth, but everyone calls me Ellie. I have a master's degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice. I am a LCSW, licensed in KY and TN. My primary focus has been with people in addiction and people with a trauma history. I enjoy working with all populations and strongly believe that people have everything they need to change their situation and outlook within. In order to help others meet their treatment goals, I typically use strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy, client-centered approaches, and dialectical behavioral therapy. My experience with individuals and families has been in the residential setting, family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy settings. I look forward to working with every client, as I know that they are worthy and deserving of any change they so desire.

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Lisa Robin Sanford

Offering therapy in KY
License: Ed.S., LPCC, TCADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteem
7 years of experience

ABOUT ME Good day and many blessings to you! My first name is Lisa Robin. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the State of Kentucky (license #261241) and have been serving in the mental health field professionally for seven years (practicum, internships, job site placement and private practice establishment). Prior to this, I spent many years advocating for mental health policy reforms and service accessibility for all at local, state, national, and global levels. Wellness is my passion and supportive transformative counseling is my life purpose and soul’s calling. I am Native American from the Dakotah and Mamaceqtaw Peoples. I walk on, what is known in my cultures, the Red Road (positive way) in Wellbriety (wellness + sobriety). I believe in recovery, in each human being’s ability to create balance and harmony within themselves, and that we are all in this together (interconnected and interrelated). My honored Mohican Elder, Don Coyhis has taught me, “When one suffers, we all suffer and when one thrives, we all thrive.” I genuinely care about seeing others becoming their best self and living their most fulfilling life! EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE By the power and grace of GOD, I received my Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree from Murray State University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program on May 13, 2017, wherein I graduated with a 4.0/4.0 gpa and with highest honors (Summa Cum Laude). I hold a Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license (#262066) in the State of Kentucky. Additionally, I am certified in Native American Wellbriety, which is a 12 Step recovery approach utilizing the Medicine Wheel addressing addiction and Native historical trauma. I am a certified Telehealth provider, and recently received inclusion nationally as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through clearances afforded by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). I previously worked at an inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility providing individual, group and family therapy; was a regional coordinator for the Iowa Office of Consumer Affairs Behavioral Health Division; and was a Consumer and Family Experience Team advocate for Iowa Advocates for Mental Health Recovery. TREATMENT APPROACH I appreciate that at times one may need assistance through counsel to activate internal resources. The skills and knowledge within you may seem hidden, elusive, and even unobtainable. However, they are there within you. I believe each person is the expert of their own life and with strengths to build upon. I do not view others as broken, rather capable of creating more choices through increased self-awareness. I approach counseling as a partnership with each client, meeting you exactly where you are in each given moment without judgment and creating a safe space for transformation to occur. My role as your counselor will be to provide opportunities for your exploration, enlightenment, and empowerment. I utilize present moment experiencing through an assorted array of interventions and authentic experimentation to increase solutions and decrease distress. There is nothing in life more rewarding than being a part of another’s growth as they learn to create nurturing relationships with self and others, positive experiences outside of themselves, and begin living a thriving way of life full of abundance, joy, and beauty. HOW I CAN HELP I will offer you a safe, non-judgmental, authentic atmosphere (CHRIST-led for those seeking Christian guidance); take the time to really listen to, get to know, and validate you and your life experiences; and assist you with determining your strengths, limitations, goals, objectives, and desired outcomes so that we can effectively co-create a pathway for your transformative personal journey. It is an exciting adventure and I am most appreciative that you have invited me to come along. I know it is not I who does the healing. That comes from the HEALER and YOU! I look forward to supporting you as you progress on your healing journey... Thank you!

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Marie Wilson

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyGriefAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Do you feel like you struggle with managing your emotions? Is it difficult to maintain positive relationships? Do you have emotional cycles that need to be broken? I can help! I have been in the counseling field for over 10 years. I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling in 2010, and have worked in numerous settings, from a psychiatric hospital to crisis teams to outpatient offices. I like to utilize various interventions and techniques, depending on the needs of the client. My faith is part of who I am, and I am comfortable integrating it into treatment. My availability for scheduling audio or video sessions is typically during the day, between the hours of 9am and 4pm. For messaging, I have a broader availability. If you feel like you would like to work with me, please reach out. I would love to be a support person for you!

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Trudy Buckman

Offering therapy in KY
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
14 years of experience

Welcome to Betterhelp and congratulations on reaching out to explore solutions to challenges you may be experiencing! My name is Trudy Buckman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and a US Air Force Veteran (1980-1984). I have been licensed since 2007 and worked primarily with veterans - specifically those who served in combat zones or experienced sexual assault in the military (MST), and their families. I retired amidst the pandemic but wish to continue serving those with challenges that impact daily lives toward learning new ways to cope or resolve those issues. My experience as an undergraduate included 14 years with hospice providing compassionate care to the dying and the bereaved both young and those with more maturity and nearly 2 years within a private psychiatrist's office which saw many living with concerns of ADHD, anxiety, depression and influences of personality that impact daily lives. While trained in methods of Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused techniques and receiving certification for Cognitive Processing Therapy, I also incorporate Art and Play Therapy when appropriate. My clinical approach is literally whatever works for any individual. This client centered and non-judgmental approach typically allows for good rapport which increases a positive therapeutic relationship and growth! As a Christian, I am comfortable with including religion into the counseling process, although equally respectful of other religious beliefs or none. I further believe humor has a place in counseling and I look forward to hearing what makes you smile. Connect with me and let's see how we might work together to improve or resolve what concerns you experience!

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Jana Wilson

Offering therapy in KY
License: MEd,LPCC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger management
3 years of experience

I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in the state of Kentucky by the National Board of Professional Counselors to provide mental health counseling. I graduated from Mid-Continent University receiving a B.A. in Missions and Evangelism. I obtained my M.Ed., in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Murray State University, Ky. I have over 7 years of experience and extensive training in treating adolescent and adult behavior concerns. As well as, 4.5 years training and experience in suicide crisis prevention and intervention. I have worked with clients with a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am certified in Person Centered Approach, Grief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Race-Trauma and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Therapies. I also work with couples to strengthen their relationships and offers divorce counseling to those who are considering divorce or have made the decision to split. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and don’t believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, and client-centered therapies. However, I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you! SPECIALTIES • Stress, Anxiety • Relationship issues • Family conflicts • Parenting issues • Coping with life changes • Trauma and abuse • Grief • Race Trauma Also experienced in: Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self-esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Grief Therapy Years of Experience: 7

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Curtis DeLoach

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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Brandon Taylor

Offering therapy in KY
License: LPCC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsAnger managementSelf esteemADHD
6 years of experience

I have been a Licensed therapist for approximately 6 years; I received my M.Ed in Counseling and Human Development in 2017. I feel that Therapy is about the individual participating within it. Therefore, it is imperative to develop a strong rapport in the counseling setting so the client can utilize therapy as a tool to better themselves. I want to work alongside my clients to help them help themselves.

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Amy Weber Hall

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

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 and recovery, anger management, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. 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.

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Samantha Graves (Thomas)

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

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 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 that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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 Louisville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 40207 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 Louisville 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 Louisville 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 Louisville, 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.

Louisville 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:

A woman meets with a therapist online in her home city of Louisville.

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

40018, 40023, 40027, 40059, 40118, 40177, 40207, 40209, 40211, 40213, 40214, 40216, 40218, 40219, 40220, 40222, 40223, 40228, 40229, 40241, 40245, 40258, 40272, 40291, 40299

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