Owensboro, Kentucky Therapists

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Portland, Tennessee

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Tennessee, Kentucky

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have a license to practice in Kentucky and Tennessee. I received my Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Tennessee, my Bachelor's in Social Work from David Lipscomb University. I also...
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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....
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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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,...
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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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, 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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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...
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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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kentucky

Working with young adults (20s/30s) trying to find their way is my specialty. Young adulthood is a time for establishing who you are and what you want out of life. Sometimes these things get clouded by outside input. You find yourself pursuing a...
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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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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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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...
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...
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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...
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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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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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...
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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...
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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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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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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

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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Owensboro, Kentucky

In Western Kentucky, Owensboro is the hub for industry, medicine, retail, and culture. The success in business is accompanied by a beautiful scenery of the nearby Ohio River. The city seeks to continue to build a desirable area through the Downtown Revitalization initiative and the Riverfront Master Plan. These projects include the Owensboro Convention center, the International Bluegrass Music Center, and the world-renowned Smothers Park. With so much going on in this constantly changing city, it can be easy to miss the mental health concerns among the residents.

Visitors are never want for things to do in this city. Festivals take place every time of year. For example, Boo Fest occurs during three weekends in October, Christmas at Panther Creek in December, and the International Bar-B-Q Festival in May. Cultural experiences include the Owensboro Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science and History, and Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at Kentucky Motor Speedway, Trunnel’s Farm Market, the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, or various parks and sports complexes. Do not miss two noteworthy restaurants: locally-owned Old Hickory Bar-B-Q and Ole South Barbecue serving Owensboro’s best breakfast.

A basic overview of the residents of Owensboro provides the first layer of the mental health concerns that exist. The population of about 60,000 people grew six percent between 2010 and 2018. Almost 90 percent of the residents are Caucasian, with the next most populous race being Blacks at around six percent. Several aspects of the city related to this make-up contribute to the mental illness struggles. Crime, education, and employment are large risk factors to such problems. Distress and suicide are major results of the situations.

Crime

Mental health is linked to the crime in a city. According to City-Data’s crime index, Owensboro, Kentucky has more crime than the United States average. Here are a few of the most notable statistics.

  • There are over 3,000 thefts per 100,000 residents.
  • There are over 800 burglaries per 100,000 residents.
  • There are almost 400 auto thefts per 100,000 residents.

Owensboro also exhibits violent crime with a rate that is 32 percent higher than the Kentucky average. Overall, the crime rate in the city is 98 percent higher than that of Kentucky and 70 percent higher than that of the United States.

Education

Lack of education may be the result of or lead to mental health concerns. Though the average test scores in Owensboro, Kentucky are similar to the national average, graduation rates lend credit to underlying problems. The United States requires a student to be at least 16 before dropping out of school, yet some states require the child to be 17 or even 18. In spite of this law, only 82 percent of students in Owensboro complete eight grade, and 80 percent graduate high school. It follows that less than 21 percent complete a bachelor’s degree and less than two percent earn a doctorate degree.

Unemployment

Mental health concerns are often seen in poverty situations. With a median household income of less than $38,000 and a poverty rate of over 20 percent, it is not unlikely that a family has insufficient resources for daily life. The income per capita in Owensboro is below $23,000. On top of that, the unemployment rate is five percent. The median household income in Owensboro is 32 percent lower than the national average. The poverty rate is 35 percent higher than the national average and the income per capita is 25% lower than the national average.

Mental Illness

After taking a deeper look into the crime, education, and finances of the city of Owensboro, it is clear that mental health concerns likely follow.

  • Kentucky is in the top 20 states for highest suicide death rates.
  • Alcohol and substance abuse (specifically methamphetamine and opioids) are a huge problem for the city.
  • The Owensboro Police Department made over 500 involuntary hospitalization calls in just the first nine months of 2018.
  • Over 12 percent of the county experiences frequent mental illness.
  • Crime victims often suffer from some type of mental illness such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, or substance abuse.

With a national shortage of psychiatrists, it is often difficult for those who are struggling to find the treatment that they most desperately need.

E-Counseling

This website provides a solution. E-Counseling provides an online directory of trusted, professional therapists and counselors in Owensboro. It also provides a variety of mental health resources and information.