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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-S

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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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 is certified in play therapy, and has training in Relationship Enhancement therapy for families and Filial therapy, teaching parents how to help their children through special play times. Nicole is also trained in the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). 

 

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.

Nicole se graduó de la Universidad del Sur de Indiana en 2006 con una licenciatura en sociología y español y obtuvo su maestría en terapia matrimonial y familiar en 2017. Tiene licencia como terapeuta matrimonial y familiar en el estado de Kentucky. Nicole creció en América del Sur y ha vivido en Asia Central. Tiene experiencia trabajando con personas de diversos orígenes y disfruta aprendiendo de otros sobre su cultura. Nicole habla español con fluidez y puede

brindar servicios a clientes de habla hispana. Su interés en la terapia está en las teorías del apego y disfruta trabajar con familias para fortalecer el vínculo de apego y mejorar la calidez y el funcionamiento familiar.

Nicole ha trabajado con familias y niños desde los 2 años con diagnósticos como TEA, TDAH, depresión, ansiedad, problemas de comportamiento, además de otros problemas relacionados con la salud mental. Nicole está certificada en terapia de juego y tiene capacitación en terapia de mejora de relaciones para familias y terapia filial, enseñando a los padres cómo ayudar a sus hijos a través de momentos especiales de juego. Nicole también está entrenada en el uso de EMDR (Desensibilización y reprocesamiento por movimientos oculares).

Nicole también trabaja con parejas para ayudar a mejorar la comunicación y fomentar la calidez y el afecto dentro de la relación. Nicole ha sido entrenada en Terapia de Parejas Estilo Gottman, Preparación y Enriquecimiento para Parejas, y Mejora de Relaciones para Parejas.

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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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