Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky Therapists

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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky, Indiana

I fell in love with psychology at Hanover College when I completed an internship with a grief counseling center and was privileged to empower children and families in their unique grief journeys. As I pursued my Psy.D. in the Clinical Psychology...
Tony Sheppard
Psy.D., Certified Group Psychotherapist
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky, Indiana

While attending graduate school at Spalding University, I developed a true passion for my chosen field. During my internship with Quinco Behavioral Health Systems (now Centerstone of Indiana), I became involved with group therapy and the American...
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Kentucky, Tennessee

Struggling to cope with or find meaning in a loss, disappointment, or trauma? Or, perhaps you just want to become your best self and live your optimal life? I am a Licensed Psychologist with over 15 years of experience who offers teletherapy through...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

Shelly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, U.S. Navy Veteran, certified Warrior Goddess Training Facilitator (trained by HeatherAsh Amara, author of Warrior Goddess Training), Bootstrap Stress Management Facilitator, Yoga Teacher, Certified Mental...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky, Indiana

Dr. Ryan Wetzler is a licensed psychologist who has been treating sleep disorders, with particular expertise in insomnia since 2002. He developed Louisville’s only comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment program for insomnia (CBT-I) in 2004....
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Georgetown, Kentucky

While relationships bring joy and excitement, they can also be a source of stress and suffering. Self-esteem, anxiety and depression often get in the way of connecting with others and pursuing the life and relationships we desire. Sometimes past or...
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Kentucky

I am a mother to four wonderful kids. I love to spend time with family, friends, and my 2 dogs and 2 cats.
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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I have been where you are and it took me a long time to ask for help too. Let me give you the tools that I have been given so that every angst, anger, breakup or burden doesn't result in you falling to your emotional bottom. We will work together,...
Martin Wesley
LMHC, LPCC-S 2, Ph.D.
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Florida, Kentucky

Dr. Martin Wesley is a professor of the Florida School of Counseling with National Louis University. He has served as a licensed professional counselor for almost 25 years in Arizona, Kentucky, and Florida. Clinically, he specializes in marriage and...
Shawn Oak
LCSW, MSW, Ph.D.
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky, Indiana

C. Shawn Oak, PHD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Kentucky and Indiana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana, a Certified Sexologist, a Kink Knowledgeable Professional (CKP), and a Sex and Alternative...
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Portland, Tennessee

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Tennessee, Kentucky

You are struggling with life. Maybe you believe that you are "at fault." Perhaps your past is catching up to you and your relationships, work performance, or health are starting to suffer. You want more for your life. You want better! Your mind and...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

Independent licensed counselor who works with substance abuse and mental health and specializes in children and adults. Also provides multicultural counseling.
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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kentucky

My goal is to help you reach your best potential, to learn how to let go of the negativity that may be holding you back, and feel more confident within yourself. Together we will dig past the surface issues to identify what is creating these...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Maine in 1998 and my Master's in Counseling from the University of Kentucky in 2000. I have been licensed since 2003 and have the credential to provide clinical supervision to new...
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Kentucky

As a licensed psychologist, I am trained to first focus on your strengths, and to help you use these to address depression, anxiety, insomnia, or other issues. I tailor therapy to your goals, your personality, your culture and values, and what feels...
Tricia Isenstein
LPCC 15, MA
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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kentucky

Tricia Isenstein, MA, LPCC began Creative Counseling, LLC in Lexington, KY in 2011. She has been working in the counseling profession since 2002. Tricia brings a wealth of experience and education and most of all, genuine empathy, to assist clients...
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Kentucky

I focus my practice on adults, adolescents/teenagers, and couples. I use motivational interviewing, CBT, narrative therapy, interpersonal therapy, strengths based therapy, mindfulness, client empowerment, person centered recovery approach, solution...
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Ohio, Kentucky

Are you feeling overwhelmed? There is hope! My passion is to help individuals and couples heal from emotional pain and trauma. You will receive a personalized counseling experience tailored to help support you as you work towards identifying and...
Mark Deaton
Ph.D., MA, LPCC-S, LCADC-S
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Frankfort, Kentucky

With over 10 years of supervisory clinical experience, and 12 years of substance abuse treatment, Mark began as a counselor with Awareness Counseling & Consulting in Georgetown and Paris, Kentucky and subsequently served as Senior Counselor for...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I believe you were meant to live your best, most amazing life NOW! I know that we all develop habits and behaviors that serve a purpose in the moment but can become unhealthy for us. I want to help you to change the things about your life, your...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor associate (LPCA) with a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from University of Cumberlands and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I am also a member of the Kentucky Counseling...
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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I am a native of the Bluegrass, where I received my Masters Degree of Social Work from the University of Kentucky while serving as an Ambassador for the College of Social Work. My personal strengths include an ability to work with people of all...
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Louisville, Kentucky

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Kentucky

I have been helping people achieve their therapeutic goals for over 18 years. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate and committed to client success. Since every client is unique, I use an integrative therapeutic approach to tailor therapy to...
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Kentucky

Do you ever feel like your emotions get the best of you? Do you wonder why you have little, if any, control over how you feel? Do you think that you’re on auto-pilot? If you’re a parent, do you worry that your child or teenager hasn’t found...

The State of Mental Health in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Lexington is the second largest city in Kentucky, ranking only behind the city of Louisville. Due to its consolidation with Fayette County, the city is often referred to as Lexington-Fayette. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its 2017 population at 321,959 residents. The population size increased by 8.8% since the 2010 census counts, a percentage much higher than the average for the state of Kentucky (2.6%).

The Census Bureau reports Lexington’s median household income at $50,661. While this number is significantly higher than the average for Kentucky ($44,811), it remains lower than the median household income for the United States ($55,322). Nevertheless, the percentage of persons living in poverty in Lexington is quite high (18.9%) as compared to the average for the state (17.2%) and especially for the entire county (12.3%).

Mental Health Statistics in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

According to The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, residents of Fayette County reported having an average of 4 mentally unhealthy days per month when they experienced depression, stress, or some other emotional or mental distress. This number is on par with the average for the state of Kentucky.

Many of these individuals however do not seek mental health care most commonly due to socioeconomic factors such as low income or lack of insurance. In addition to the high percentage of Lexington residents living below the poverty line, 10.9% of the population under 65 years of age has no health insurance. In comparison, the average percentage of uninsured residents in Kentucky is 6.3% and the average for the United States is 10.2%.

According to the Community Health Needs Assessment FY 2017-19 published by Saint Joseph East, a Lexington community hospital, Fayette County has a 370 to one ratio of residents to mental health providers. This ratio is comparable to the national ratio of 386 individuals to one provider, and significantly better than the ratio for the state of Kentucky (621 residents to one provider).

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following occupational employment estimates for Lexington-Fayette as of May 2017:

  • 280 Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
  • 290 Substance Abuse, Behavioral Disorder, and Mental Health Counselors
  • 100 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers
  • 50 Psychologists

Resources for Mental Health Care in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

The residents of Lexington have access to multiple resources in the area offering mental and behavioral health care.

Bluegrass, a local non-profit Community Mental Health Center established under Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963, offers services for individuals and families affected by substance abuse, mental and behavioral illnesses, and developmental disabilities. The organization services 30,000 residents in 17 Kentucky counties and provides 1.3 million in free clinical services annually. Bluegrass also has a 24-hour helpline for emergencies and appointments.

The Hope Center is a non-profit Shelter and Recovery Program that also offers mental health assistance to its members. They strive to help the homeless population of Lexington struggling with chronic mental illnesses and addictions.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness also has a Lexington chapter dedicated to providing education, advocacy, and support to individuals and families suffering from serious mental illnesses. NAMI Lexington offers a variety of programs, such as support groups, educational courses, and presentations, and also has a 24-7 crisis hotline. The organization also provides an extensive resource guide for community needs such as health services, child care, housing, job assistance, and substance abuse in Fayette County. The guide features over 20 resources offering mental health assessments, counseling, and support.

The Importance of Finding Mental Health Care

Mental and behavioral disorders are debilitating conditions that can have negative and sometimes devastating effects on every aspect of normal life, including holding a job, completing education, and participating in healthy relationships and activities. While an occasional day of poor emotional state is normal, consistent feelings of stress, depression, and hopelessness should be discussed with a mental health professional. Many conditions are manageable with therapy and medication and individuals that choose to get help are often able to live more fulfilling lives.

In addition to the resources listed above, we’ve compiled a directory of mental health professionals and organizations servicing the Lexington-Fayette area. The purpose of our directory is to assist individuals in their search and selection of care. Before choosing a therapist or a clinic, you should familiarize yourself with their specialization and past patients’ experience.