Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Owensboro, Kentucky

Find a therapist in Owensboro, Kentucky that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Owensboro 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

Kansas Corley

Other LCPC
2 years experience
I work with Christians who are tired of acting like they have it all together. Life is messy and difficult, but you don't have to go through it alone. Let's work together to get life back on track. Read More
I work with Christians who are tired of acting like they have it all together. Life is messy and difficult, but you don't have to go through it alone. Let's work together to get life back on track. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 2 years

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.