The City of Union, Kentucky in Boone County started out as a small settlement in the late 1700s. The name Union was chosen because it was a connecting point of Big Bone Lick and Florence in 1833 and was officially incorporated in 1838. It was the main manufacturing place for salt and the city prospered because of the mineral.

It is important to take care of your mental health just as you would your physical health. If you are concerned with your psychological or emotional health or just have questions or concerns, talk to one of the mental health care providers in the Union area for an appointment.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 17

You are not alone and you have taken a huge step by reaching out for help! Hello and welcome! Thank you for your interest in working with me as your therapist. My name is Valarie C. Collins. You are welcome to call me Valarie or Val for short. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology before obtaining my Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and have approximately 15 years of experience in the counseling field. I have experience working with people of all ages with a w...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,TF-CBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello and welcome! *Please Note* I only provide messaging and live chat. I do not provide audio or video sessions at this time. If you need a service that is different than I provide, please click the change counselor button or let me know how I can best help you find what you need. My name is Erica Patton Simpson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) specializing in brain-based treatments and trauma resolution in Kentucky, where I provide timely assistance to individuals and couples facing events that cause a disruption in healthy functioning...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky who has experience serving a multitude of populations throughout my career, including couples, and adults. I received my Master's degree in Professional Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College in 2011. Prior to earning this degree and licensure, I engaged in a number of experiences throughout my life which has given me a greater understanding and empathy with individuals and clients. I have engaged with individuals from a variety of settings, including urban and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, Welcome! My name is Linda Smiley and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Before, I went back to college to get my Masters Degree. I had 10 years of experience as a Case Manager for clients that had a severe mental illness. I decided that I wanted to do more, so I went back to school in order to get my Master's Degree as a mental health therapist. I graduated from Lindsey Wilson in 2013 and for the past seven years I have been working with clients that are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, relationship issues,...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

I am a Licensed Social Worker that has been in practice for 20+ yrs. My practice over the yrs has included working with teens, adults, and families facing multiple life stressors including past and present trauma and abuse. I have found that most clients are incredibly resilient, and find great pleasure in working with them to help them gain the strengths that they already have to navigate daily stressors. While I use multiple therapy modalities, I consider my base to be Evidence Base Practices, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and or Strength Pers...

This is Danielle Whiteside's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Do you need a place to heal, an environment to explore making changes in life, relationships, or a career? Look no further, I am here to assist you on your journey. Let’s face it… We all go through hardships in life, and most seasons have their ups and downs. We were created perfect, but sometimes things go wrong, and our life experiences change us. Let me help you bring about lasting change in your life. Sometimes we need others to help evaluate ourselves and relationships, Together we can work through issues to establish stability, and set realistic achievabl...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. LPCC-S, RPT
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed professional counselor as well as a board approved supervisor and registered play therapist. I have 9 years experience as a Mental Heath Clinician as well as 13 years as a preschool teacher and 20+ years as a CNA in geriatric environment . I am highly trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the approach appeals to me as it is direct and empirically supported. My experience and education involving child development allows me to see young people as unique and individual rather than "cookie cut" small adults and children's zest...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 6

I am a professionally licensed counselor with 5 years of professional work experience. I obtained my Master's Degree from Lindsey Wilson College. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, stress and anxiety, motivation, communication, self esteem and confidence, career counseling, depression, grief, and adjustment disorders. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I am April, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC/LPCC ) in KY and WV with over 10 years experience working in an array of counseling settings. I offer individual, child, and family counseling. I have worked with clients with a range of concerns, emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting problems, career challenges and relationship issues. My approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral. I will support you while addressing your mental, emotional, and social needs. Therapeutic modalities I use include cognitive-behavioral, emotionally focused, sol...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 50

I am licensed in Kentucky with 45 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & intimacy related issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will involve you in all assessment and treatment planning decisions 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

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, 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Indiana and Kentucky with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Kentucky with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & depression. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I dont believe in stigmatizing labels. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Kentucky with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, intimacy related issues, sleeping disorders, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 28

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky with 28 years of professional work experience. I have experience in outpatient office, community settings and online platforms. I value the opportunity to help clients of all ages with anxiety and depression , ranging from life stressors to trauma as well as other needs such as motivation, self esteem and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific goals. I find the convenience and comfort of your ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

I am licensed in Kentucky with 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & depression. 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!

This is Stephanie Farley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions
Years of Experience: 12

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. 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.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Kentucky with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients and families with coping with addictions, sober supports , childhood/ adult trauma and abuse, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Union, Kentucky (Union, KY)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I obtained my LCSW in Kentucky. I have a total of 17+ years of experience working in a variety of social service and clinical settings. For the last 7 years I have focused on providing mental health support to both teens and their families using multiple therapeutic modalities and social emotional learning. I enjoy assisting clients with learning ways to better process and manage anxiety, depression, and stress by tailoring our diaglog and treatment plans to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compa...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Union?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Union area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Union and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Union or elsewhere in Boone or the state of Kentucky.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Union therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Union due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Union and elsewhere throughout the state of Kentucky you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Union to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Union, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Union, KY, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 41091 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

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

41091

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.