Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky

Find a therapist in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Lexington-Fayette to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd., LPCC-S
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Cindi Stewart

LPCC, LPC, MA
20 years experience
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide range of concerns including, Motivation, Lifestyle changes, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression as well as the many other life struggles that need professional and confidential attention (assistance). I am very familiar with drug and alcohol addictions, and feel... Read More
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kristine Edwards

MA, LPCC
14 years experience
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you... Read More
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. SUZANN OKOON

PhD
3 years experience
Hello! Life can be a roller-coaster of emotions and events and we are not always equipped with the needed coping skills or knowledge to navigate them. That's when we turn to someone with experience to give us the tools and resources to manage life's challenges. The one characteristic to look for in a therapist is their willingness and ability to hear your point of view and speak to your perspective. Years of experience with... Read More
Hello! Life can be a roller-coaster of emotions and events and we are not always equipped with the needed coping skills or knowledge to navigate them. That's when we turn to someone with experience to give us the tools and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Allison Kacmar

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou. Words have power, words build the world around us, your story has power. As a clinician I do not just treat depression, anxiety, trauma etc. I treat the person experiencing the symptoms of those diagnoses. I want to know your story, to help you regain control of your story, & help you write the next chapters of your life with joy... Read More
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou. Words have power, words build the world around us, your story has power. As a clinician I do not just treat depression, anxiety, trauma etc. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Bethany Graham

LCSW
11 years 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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Lauren Oates

LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Lauren. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in Kentucky. I also am nationally board certified in Art Therapy (ATR-BC). I have spent the past few years working for a non-profit community mental health organization providing therapy for people and families in need. My approach to therapy is very person-centered and adaptable. I am a professional therapist, but you are the expert... Read More
Hello, my name is Lauren. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Professional Art Therapist (LPAT) in Kentucky. I also am nationally board certified in Art Therapy (ATR-BC). I have spent the past few... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Arianna Mitchell

LPCC, BSW
5 years experience
Hello, My name is Arianna Mitchell, LPCC, and I look forward to working with you. I commend you on reaching out and being proactive. I am also proactive and solutions oriented. You can make changes in your life faster than you thought was ever possible. I have seen miraculous changes in individuals through my career. It is important to me that you feel like I hear what your saying, and we are making progress that... Read More
Hello, My name is Arianna Mitchell, LPCC, and I look forward to working with you. I commend you on reaching out and being proactive. I am also proactive and solutions oriented. You can make changes in your life faster than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Elisabeth Davis

LPCC, NCC, BC-TMH
22 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been licensed in Kentucky since 1997. I am also licensed in Ohio. I am a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider. My professional experience is eclectic and wide ranging. I have worked with a diverse range of populations and issues and I have expertise in areas ranging from anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress disorder. I have worked extensively with trauma... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I have been licensed in Kentucky since 1997. I am also licensed in Ohio. I am a Board Certified -TeleMental Health Provider. My professional experience is eclectic and wide ranging.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Amanda Campbell

MS, LMFT
12 years experience
Welcome! *I am available for evening and weekend sessions* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in Kentucky, who first gained experience through community mental health and the public school system., then on to private practice. My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I tend to customize my approach to each client according to their needs, their personality, and their situation. With someone I may tend... Read More
Welcome! *I am available for evening and weekend sessions* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in Kentucky, who first gained experience through community mental health and the public school system., then on to private practice. My approach... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Bradlee Burtner

LCSW
4 years experience
As a client you will have a comfortable safe space to share freely without judgment. You can talk about sadness, fear, regret, and the feelings of all shapes and sizes. Recovery can happen. Hope is an option. Change is right around the corner. Help waits for you. Please contact me. Read More
As a client you will have a comfortable safe space to share freely without judgment. You can talk about sadness, fear, regret, and the feelings of all shapes and sizes. Recovery can happen. Hope is an option. Change is right around the corner. Help waits for you. Please contact me. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

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 help line 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.