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.


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

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, LASOP.
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

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

Keri Kitchen

M.Ed., LPCC, NCC
12 years experience
I earned a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling in 2008. My experience has been in a range of settings, but primarily in working with individuals and families to explore anxiety, depression, or other underlying concerns that create problems in day-to-day life. I have experience and training working with anxiety and depression, grief/bereavement, perinatal mental health, trauma, parenting, and more. ... Read More
I earned a Master of Education in Mental Health Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson School of Professional Counseling in 2008. My experience has been in a range of settings, but primarily in working with individuals and families to... 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

Sarah Laughlin

LCSW
3 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Kentucky with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist and additional 7 years of case management experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in Kentucky with over 3 years of experience working as a therapist and additional 7 years of case management experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

Margaret Bodling

LCSW
20 years experience
Hello! My name is Evie (pronounced "eevee.") First, I’d like to tell you a little more about me! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 20 years of experience in diverse areas of practice including Children’s Services, Family Homeless Shelter, Foster Care & Adoption, Crisis and Suicide Assessment, and Community-Based Behavioral Health Services. I earned my bachelor’s degree in social work at Concordia College NY, and my master’s of social work degree from... Read More
Hello! My name is Evie (pronounced "eevee.") First, I’d like to tell you a little more about me! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 20 years of experience in diverse areas of practice including Children’s Services, Family... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kristyn Jackson

PhD, LMFT
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Kristyn Jackson - I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Kentucky. I have been working in private practice for the past 7 years with individuals and couples facing a variety of obstacles. My goal is to provide a compassionate and accepting environment in which you can obtain the tools that you need to live a meaningful life while handling whatever obstacles have been thrown your... Read More
Hi! My name is Kristyn Jackson - I am a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Kentucky. I have been working in private practice for the past 7 years with individuals and couples facing a variety... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Melissa Smith

LMFT, Certified Online Therapsit
7 years years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a certification to provide online therapy. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and I received my Masters of Science in Counseling from Campbellsville University in 2013. I own Life In Motion and a blog @ LiveLifeBalanced.Today Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) with a certification to provide online therapy. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and I received my Masters of Science in Counseling from Campbellsville University in 2013. I own Life In Motion and a blog @ LiveLifeBalanced.Today Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years 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 nationa 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.