Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky

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


Jill Collins

M.ED, LPCC-S
10 years experience
My name is Jill Collins and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Indiana University Southeast. as well as a Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology ( M.ED) from Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia , KY. I have worked within the fields of, foster care/ adoption, residential treatment, individual and family therapy. I have experience working with... Read More
My name is Jill Collins and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Kentucky. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Indiana University Southeast. as well as a Masters of Education... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

James Wilson

Certified, psychologist, with, autonomous, functioning, Licensed, Marriage, &, Family, Therapist, M.A.
45 years experience
Jim Wilson is licensed for independent practice as a certified psychologist & marriage & family therapist. He is also certified as a hypnotherapist. He has practiced for 49 years, after graduating with an M.A. in Psychology from University of Louisville. Jim takes the time to listen patiently in a nonjudgmental way to each client. The client takes the lead in formulating the goals & objectives they want to attain. Jim is flexible... Read More
Jim Wilson is licensed for independent practice as a certified psychologist & marriage & family therapist. He is also certified as a hypnotherapist. He has practiced for 49 years, after graduating with an M.A. in Psychology from University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 45 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), NCC, BC-TMH, LPC, (Clinical, Track), LPCC, LCPC, LIMHP, LSOTP, LSOE
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

Roy Woods

LPC-MHSP, NCC
14 years experience
Greetings and Salutations, My initial objective is to provide my client with some relief. My primary objective is to empower my client. Both processes begin with meeting the client where they are on their current life journey while building rapport with client-centered therapeutic techniques. I appreciate and respect that every client is different. As a result, we work as a team to collaborate on their dreams, goals, desires, and objectives as well... Read More
Greetings and Salutations, My initial objective is to provide my client with some relief. My primary objective is to empower my client. Both processes begin with meeting the client where they are on their current life journey while building... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

Hannah Gibson

LPCC
5 years experience
I have been practicing in the field of therapy since receiving my graduate degree from Indiana University in 2012 and have worked with a wide variety of people and presenting problems. I also am currently back in school to obtain my doctorate in psychology and am getting the opportunity to learn new skills and work with an even larger variety of people. I have a passion for working with others and helping others find... Read More
I have been practicing in the field of therapy since receiving my graduate degree from Indiana University in 2012 and have worked with a wide variety of people and presenting problems. I also am currently back in school to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Mental Health Issues and Care Services in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, the seat of Jefferson County, is the largest city in the state of Kentucky. After a city-county merger in 2003, Louisville and Jefferson County consolidated their boundaries and governments into what is now known as the Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government, or Louisville Metro for short.

The United States Census Bureau estimates Louisville Metro’s 2017 population at a little over 620,000 residents. The Census Bureau also reports that the median household income in Louisville is $46,881. While this number is consistent with the median for the state of Kentucky, it is significantly lower than the median household income for the entire United States, which is estimated at a little over $55,000. This statistic is in turn indicative of the higher percentage of people living in poverty in the Louisville Metro area (17.7%) as compared to the national average (12.7%). These statistics are concerning as people with low income, especially those living below the poverty line, typically have limited or no access to healthcare, including mental health services.

Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky Mental Health Statistics

As reported in a Fact Sheet published by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, around 61.5 million adults, or 1 in 4 Americans experience some type of mental health issue annually. While serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression affect only 13.6 million Americans combined, anxiety disorders are much more prevalent. NAMI reports that 42 million people are living with illnesses such as phobias, PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and panic disorder.

The 2017 Health Equity Report for Louisville Metro states that 13.3% of adults in the area reported having 14 or more days of poor mental health in a month. The report also focuses on other related areas of concern such as the death rates in the area caused by suicide and drug and alcohol use. In the period from 2011 to 2015, there were 584 deaths caused by suicide and 1,356 deaths caused by drug and alcohol in the Louisville Metro.

The report also discusses the socioeconomic factors that play role in the state of mental health in this community, including low education, unemployment, exposure to violence, housing quality, air quality, availability of recreational spaces, and last but not least, the shortage of mental health professionals in the area.

Availability of Mental Health Care in Louisville Metro, Kentucky

The lack of adequate mental health care in the area is best illustrated by the fact that the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness does not provide mental health services as reported on their website.

The department instead refers citizens to Metro United Way and Centerstone (formerly known as Seven Counties Services), a local not-for-profit mental health organization providing treatment and services to community members suffering from mental illnesses, behavioral disorders, addictions, and developmental disabilities.

Another local resource is The Cardinal Success Program at Nia Center.  Created as a partnership between the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development, the Department of Counseling and Human Development, and the west Louisville community, the program offers psychology counseling and services performed by graduate-level students.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Louisville also provides mental health services to the local community. Additionally, the organization has compiled an extensive list of local and national mental health resources, such as hotlines, and counseling, substance abuse, and supportive housing information.

The Importance of Finding a Mental Health Professional

Mental and behavioral disorders have a detrimental impact to all aspects of life. Individuals suffering from illnesses such as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder can experience difficulties with sustaining employment, completing education, and maintaining relationships. With counseling and treatment however, many patients are able to lead normal lives.

While being especially selective is somewhat difficult when there is a shortage of mental care options, it is still important to make the following considerations:

  • The provider’s experience with your specific condition or disorder
  • The provider’s reputation amongst patients and colleagues in the community
  • Your personal level of trust and comfort with the counselor
  • The availability of free mental care services or insurance acceptance
  • Location, office hours and availability of appointments

Our directory of mental health services and providers in the Louisville/Jefferson County area was designed to help you find the right professional or organization, should you or a loved one need treatment, counseling or support. Our mission is to help individuals of all walks of life achieve good mental health.