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Jenna Auxier

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
7 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! My name is Jenna Auxier. I am an LCSW with a licensed issued in the state of Kentucky. I have 5 years of counseling experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, and crisis counseling. I am experienced in many counseling techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Motivational Interviewing. I ultimately will pick the technique that is best for you. My first few sessions will start with asking you some questions to get to know you. You can also ask me any questions you would like as well! I want our first few sessions to focus on building a trusting and therapeutic relationship. Our next steps will be developing a treatment plan. I want you involved in the treatment planning sessions because I believe if you are apart of developing your goals, you will be more likely to stick to them. My therapy sessions are always focused on you and what you need. I will empower you by teaching you tools you can use outside of our sessions. I will guide you on the path you feel is best. I treat our sessions as a team based. We are both actively involved during our time together. I applaud you for taking the next step in your journey to seek counseling. I know this can be vulnerable and uncomfortable, but know there is so much strength in you to take this step. I look forward to working with you!

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William Stevens

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.Ed., LPCC.
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issues
14 years of experience as a therapist

I offer professional counseling services for individuals, couples, and families to help them move beyond problems and find solutions for lasting change. I have over 14 years of hands on experience in the mental health field working with clients of all ages facing a vast array of life problems relating to: Substance abuse, Mental health, Couples and Families, Behavioral and Developmental, Career and Academic issues. I have spent a great deal of my career working specifically with children, teens and their families addressing various issues from school behavior problems, to grief, trauma and sexual abuse. I have also worked closely with special needs children, their schools and other professionals to meet their unique needs.

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Maria Crabtree

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): LPCC-S
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

Hello! I am Maria Crabtree a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I also provide supervision for LPCA's on their journey to be fully licensed. I have over 10 years of clinical counseling experiences. I have worked with clients with a wide range from age 4 to 70 with a variety of issues. I have helped individuals cope with their depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD, GAD, PTSD, bipolar, personality disorder, est. I also started my career as a Trauma Recovery Therapist in a rape crisis center solely working with adult victims of rape/sexual assault and domestic violence. My counseling style is direct and empathetic. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, existential and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I also enjoy using the holistic approach in counseling to connect the body as one working vessel in all areas of the mind, body, and soul. It takes courage to seek for 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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Cynthia Fondren

Offering therapy in KY
Counselor License Type(s): M.A. Education, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteem
15 years of experience as a therapist

Hi! We are all here to help each other. I am glad you are reaching out to for help. I am a Marriage and Family therapist licensed in the state of Kentucky with over 15 years experience. I believe we are all angels with only one wing, we can only fly by embracing each other (Luciano De Crescanzo). Life is tough at times. I believe that we all do so much better in life with support from loving caring individuals. Some times it is hard to discus our issues and worries with the ones we are closest to, so having someone with listening ear, a loving heart, and a open mind in a therapist/helper is important. I have walked long side individuals of all ages, including children, families, and couples as they found their way to a more balanced and happier existence. I would like the privilege to walk along side you in part of your life journey. I have been trained in Mindfulness therapy, Trauma Focused therapy, grief therapy, substance abuse therapy, and life transition therapy. My belief is we all get up each morning and are faced with thousands of choices. Doing nothing is a choice. Life is challenging and choices can be too overwhelming at times. Having someone with training to listen, walk along side, and provide loving care can help us get through and be stronger for our journey. I have a belief that we are never intended to be in this world alone and reaching out to each other is how we soar. I would be honored to walk along side you as you find balance and a happier existence.

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Dr. James Archibald

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesGriefCoping with life changes
12 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, adjustment issues, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Twila Hartmans

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
26 years of experience as a therapist

I am a licensed MFT in Kentucky with 26 years of professional work experience. Much of my clinical work has focused on helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths which will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. The journey is yours. And I will support you in whatever ways you may discover that support to be needed.

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Steven Smith

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

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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John McQueen

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

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.

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Starla Southward

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsGriefSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience as a therapist

I’m licensed in Florida with 4 years of clinical experience and 11 years of work experience. I have experience helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, & 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. 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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Whitney Allen

Offering therapy in KY
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
10 years of experience as a therapist

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I also have several years of experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. 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.

How to find counseling in Pembroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Pembroke 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 Pembroke helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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.

Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 Pembroke 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 42266 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 Pembroke counselor?

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

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

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

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

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

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

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

Pembroke 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 to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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

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