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.


Valarie Collins

MA, LPCC
15 years experience
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... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

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

Shannon Cunningham

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 8 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, and self esteem issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, both chronic and acute. My counseling style is compassionate and... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 8 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Dr. Carnell Colebrook-Claude

PhD, Clinical, Health, Forensic, &, Neuropsychology, LPC, LCPC, LPCC, LIMHP, LSOE, LSOTP, BC-TMH, NCC
20 years experience
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky; Licence Independent Mental Health Practioner (Nebraska); Licence Clinical Professional (Montana LIC# BBH-LCPC-LIC-31419); Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH); License Associate sex offender provider (LASOP), License Sex Offender Evaluator(LSOE), Licence Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP). ... Read More
With over 19 years of extensive experience, I am a Ph.D. (Clinical, Health, Forensic, & Neuropsychologist). I am a board-certified, (nationally and internationally) licensed professional counselor in Texas, Illinois, and The Bahamas, Licence Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) Kentucky;... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Jayne Praxis

LCSW
9 years experience
Hello. My name is Jayne Praxis. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky. My pronouns are they/them. I've been practicing for 9 years. I've worked with clients across the life span and from many varied backgrounds. I see the therapeutic process as a spiritual in nature for the simple fact that it's about figuring out who you wish to be and setting goals to transform yourself into that person. I believe providing... Read More
Hello. My name is Jayne Praxis. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky. My pronouns are they/them. I've been practicing for 9 years. I've worked with clients across the life span and from many varied backgrounds. I see... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

Connie Drew

LPC
15 years experience
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those that are hurting to heal. I have worked with clients from all walks of life (including veterans) with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, anger management... Read More
I consider it my life's work to help heal broken hearts. I am a counselor licensed in North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky with over 15 years of experience working as a Cognitive Behavioral Counselor and Life Coach helping those... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Jetona Milby

LMFT
12 years experience
My name is Jetona, but clients can and do call me 'Jet' for short, as it is much more fun and memorable to many! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky with 12 years of experience working in the helping industry, 10 of those spent in providing direct counseling services to a diverse caseload of clients. I have a unique therapeutic interest in family systemic functioning (i.e.... Read More
My name is Jetona, but clients can and do call me 'Jet' for short, as it is much more fun and memorable to many! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky with 12... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Danny Drew

LPCC
25 years experience
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years experience counseling others in better managing depression, anxiety, loss and grief, parenting, addictions, bullying, acceptance, traumas and other challenges. Having worked with many clients as a licenced counselor in North Carolina, Kentucky and... Read More
My strength is listening and assisting others with knowing self better so as to tap into talents as one resolves and better understand present concerns and issues negatively impacting on health and wellness. I've twenty five plus years... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.