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.


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

Cindi Stewart

LPCC, LPC, MA
20 years experience
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide range of concerns including, Motivation, Lifestyle changes, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression as well as the many other life struggles that need professional and confidential attention (assistance). I am very familiar with drug and alcohol addictions, and feel... Read More
Hello, Life is about moving forward and growing. As individuals we should continue to grow and never stop learning. I work with individuals of all ages including families and couples in need. I work successfully with a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kristine Edwards

MA, LPCC
14 years experience
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what you are passionate about?? This is where I come in...let's work together to find your voice... your direction. Whether you are an individual person or part of a couple trying to find that synergy you... Read More
Do you find you are missing your voice? That you have spent your whole life identifying as someone else's "something" - whether that be someone's spouse, partner, friend, co-worker, mother, leader, etc... Do you know what drives you or what... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 years

Dr. SUZANN OKOON

PhD
3 years experience
Hello! Life can be a roller-coaster of emotions and events and we are not always equipped with the needed coping skills or knowledge to navigate them. That's when we turn to someone with experience to give us the tools and resources to manage life's challenges. The one characteristic to look for in a therapist is their willingness and ability to hear your point of view and speak to your perspective. Years of experience with... Read More
Hello! Life can be a roller-coaster of emotions and events and we are not always equipped with the needed coping skills or knowledge to navigate them. That's when we turn to someone with experience to give us the tools and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Allison Kacmar

MSW, LCSW
4 years experience
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou. Words have power, words build the world around us, your story has power. As a clinician I do not just treat depression, anxiety, trauma etc. I treat the person experiencing the symptoms of those diagnoses. I want to know your story, to help you regain control of your story, & help you write the next chapters of your life with joy... Read More
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou. Words have power, words build the world around us, your story has power. As a clinician I do not just treat depression, anxiety, trauma etc. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Bethany Graham

LCSW
11 years experience
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Bethany but I go by Beth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky. I have been providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy for 11 years. I graduated from Morehead State University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. I graduated from the University of Louisville in 2007 with a Master's... Read More
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! My name is Bethany but I go by Beth. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kentucky. I have been providing individual, family, couples, and group therapy for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Arianna Mitchell

LPCC, BSW
5 years experience
Hello, My name is Arianna Mitchell, LPCC, and I look forward to working with you. I commend you on reaching out and being proactive. I am also proactive and solutions oriented. You can make changes in your life faster than you thought was ever possible. I have seen miraculous changes in individuals through my career. It is important to me that you feel like I hear what your saying, and we are making progress that... Read More
Hello, My name is Arianna Mitchell, LPCC, and I look forward to working with you. I commend you on reaching out and being proactive. I am also proactive and solutions oriented. You can make changes in your life faster than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Amanda Campbell

MS, LMFT
12 years experience
Welcome! *I am available for evening and weekend sessions* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in Kentucky, who first gained experience through community mental health and the public school system., then on to private practice. My approach to therapy is to treat the whole person: mind, body, and spirit. I tend to customize my approach to each client according to their needs, their personality, and their situation. With someone I may tend... Read More
Welcome! *I am available for evening and weekend sessions* I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, licensed in Kentucky, who first gained experience through community mental health and the public school system., then on to private practice. My approach... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.