Counselors and Therapists in Lexington, KY

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Janet received her Master’s degree from Kansas State University in Human Development and Family Studies, with a specialization in adolescence and youth. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor-supervisor in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Janet is graduate of the University of the Cumberlands with a doctorate in the Counselor Education and Supervision Program. Her research areas include the clinical use of EMDR, play therapy, and a treatment protocol for children with tic disorders.  She is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant.

She has over twenty years of experience in mental health counseling with individuals, families and groups. She is a Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor (RPT-S) through the Association of Play Therapy (APT). She uses play therapy with children, 2 years old and older. She uses EMDR with children and adults for a variety of problems. Janet is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) and many other professional organizations.

Janet’s approach to counseling is that every person has strengths, resources and resiliencies to help them and their family overcome obstacles and life problems. Counseling will not be a long process if she and the client work together to develop skills to solve current and future problems. She will offer various strategies and goals that focus on education and guidance which are clear, logical and practical. As a mental health professional, Janet has a strong obligation to help her clients to achieve optimal mental health.

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Chris received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 1996 and, Master's degree in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2000. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky since September 2001 and, a National Certified Counselor since October of 2001. He is a member of the Association for Play Therapy and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

 

Christopher has over 12 years counseling experience with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families. His focus is to help families where they are and use their strengths and community resources to help make positive change in their lives.  Chris recently acquired a specialized credential as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  Chris has training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) which helps parents learn more effective methods of coping with their child's misbehavior and emotions. 

Chris' office is filled with play therapy games and interventions for children, adolescents and families.

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Monica Woodard, M.A.E., LPCC

Monica received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Eastern Illinois University in 2013 and Master's degree in Marriage, Family and Couples Therapy from Western Kentucky University in 2016.  She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky.

Having worked in community based services Monica has experience with severly emotionaly disturbed children and their families and has worked in homes and schools to provide comprehensive services to those families.

Monica utilizes a client centered approach where individuals can focus on their most pressing needs and learn to utilize skills to help them overcome their obstacles.  Modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma Focused CBT.  Working with adolescents, young adults, couples and families who deal with depression, stress, anxiety, ADHD, and other mental health related issues.

 

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Amelia Neuroth, LPCC

Amelia received her Bachelors degree in Child and Family Development in 2011, her Masters in 2014 in Counseling Psychology and her Educational Specialist degree in 2015.  She has spent most of her career working with survivors of traumatic experiences, and with those suffering from addiction issues.

 

Amelia offers a culturally aware, person-centered and strengths-based approach in order to bring meaningful change in the lives of her clients. She often teachs mindfulness skills and, with informed consent, will use meditation techniques in therapy. The use of an integrative approach through a multicultural lens will help clients address challenges such as anxiety, depression, addiction, issues in relationships, adjustment to change, trauma, women’s issues, and grief and loss.

 

Amelia has been trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), CBT and TF-CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused), Motivational Interviewing and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy.  Her focus is on adolescents, adults, addiction and trauma.

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Nicole graduated from University of Southern Indiana in 2006 with a Bachelors in Sociology and Spanish and obtained her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2017. She is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Kentucky.  Nicole grew up in South America and has lived in Central Asia. She has experience working with people from diverse backgrounds and enjoys learning from others about their culture. Nicole is fluent in Spanish and is able to provide services to Spanish-speaking clients. Her interest in therapy is in theories of attachment, and enjoys working with families to strengthen the attachment bond and improve family warmth and functioning.

Nicole has worked with families and children starting at age 2 with diagnosis such as ASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, in addition to other mental health related concerns. Nicole has training in play therapy, Relationship Enhancement therapy for families and Filial therapy, teaching parents how to help their children through special play times.

 

Nicole also works with couples to help improve communication and to foster warmth and affection within the relationship. Nicole has been trained in Gottman Style Couples Therapy, Prepare and Enrich for Couples, and Relationship Enhancement for Couples.

 

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Carrie Corbett, MS, LPCC, NCC

Carrie received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Berea College in Berea, KY and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Kentucky and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

 

Carrie uses a trauma-informed person-centered approach to therapy and strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment in which clients can feel heard, seen, and understood. Her work considers the whole person (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, occupational, and environmental) and is informed by current principles of neuroscience, human development, and attachment theory. She incorporates research and training in mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, and expressive arts therapy to support individual client needs and goals. 

 

Carrie has special interest and training in working with adult clients who struggle with anxiety. She often works with clients to resolve symptoms of past trauma, process grief and loss, navigate difficult life transitions and relationships, clarify personal goals and values, and develop more effective stress management strategies.

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Betsy received her Master’s degree from the University of the Cumberlands in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Betsy has a diverse career background beginning with a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Indiana State University in 1980, ten years in the clinical hospital laboratory in Blood Bank and Transplant Immunology, six years in sales to Transplant Immunology labs for a small biotech company, and as a monitor in the pharmaceutical industry in oncology clinical trials for twenty-five years.  Driven by her desire to use her empathic heart directly in her work, Betsy first pursued coaching; Integrative Health (Duke University, 2014-15) and Transformational Presence (2015-17).

 

Betsy has particular interest in working with complex trauma, identity, grief, life transitions and satisfaction, and career and relational issues.  She believes in the unique purpose of each person and the power of therapeutic relationship in identifying and clearing blockages to the full expression of one’s unique potential.  Betsy offers an approach to therapy that that comes from authenticity and empathic attunement between therapist and client.  She focuses on development of the whole person and meaningful acceptance and appreciation for one’s whole self.

 

Betsy comes to the counseling profession with a rich background.  She has trained in Mindfulness, Complex Trauma, EMDR, Ecotherapy, and Collaborative Leadership.  She has special interest in working with women, small groups, Highly Sensitive and Empathic persons, Complex Trauma, and using Person-Centered and Jungian approaches.  As an LPCA, Betsy’s work with clients is fully supervised by Janet Vessels, PhD, LPCC-S, RPT-S.