We offer creative counseling to children and their families. We use a team approach to address difficult behavior issues.
Please note: Only Linda and Alex see new adult patients at this time.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a behavioral/mental health specialist. I graduated in 2010 with my Master’s in Social Work. I enjoy working with children and parents to improve their relationship by using PCIT, working with foster children, certified in using TF-CBT to address trauma, and incorporating equine assisted psychotherapy. I am advanced certified with Eagala as a mental health specialist. Annie, our "therapy dog in training", can join our sessions.
I began working with children in 1999 providing discrete trial training to autistic children, and continued my work with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other mental health concerns during my graduate training in child clinical psychology. I received my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Bowling Green State University in 2007, and have worked in community mental health and residential settings, providing individual, group, and family therapy and psychological evaluations.
I began working with families and children with emotional difficulties in 2003 after graduating from UK with a BS in Family Studies. I went on to graduate from EKU with a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have a passion for utilizing strengths-based and creative approaches to achieve emotional wellness in children. I am skilled in family-based interventions. I enjoy working with elementary aged children as well as older high school teens when transitioning to adulthood.
After earning my Master’s degree in Social Work in 1994, I worked as a therapist at the U.K. Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and later developed and conducted an equine experiential education program. I enjoy helping adolescents and adults tap into their strengths and develop new skills to achieve their goals. I am certified to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). I also use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Processing for PTSD, and Motivational Interviewing. Incorporating animals into treatment has had powerful benefits for many of my clients. Riley, my therapy dog-in-training, can be included in sessions. I also provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and am an Eagala certified Mental Health Professional.
I have been in the field of Counseling for nearly 11 years now and have worked in many settings, with many different kinds of people, in all walks of life. I have 3 years experience being a Military Family Life Counselor. I enjoy helping others find their path and gain valuable insight. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is essential and that by empowering my clients, I can help them make positive changes in their lives. I would consider myself to be eclectic in my approach because I often pull from many different modalities in order to meet my client's needs. I look forward to helping my clients on their journey and assisting them in gaining the strength necessary to pursue it. I am Eagala certified with Military Designation and provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. I am the co-founder of North Star Therapeutic Services.
I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master's in Social Work and I am now a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have experience providing therapeutic services in the home, school and community. I provide individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults. My passion is working with individuals who have experienced traumatic life events by providing EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy) and TF-CBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). In addition, I have knowledge in early childhood development and provide PCIT (Parent-Child Interaction Therapy) to children and families to improve bonding and attachment. I treat individuals with various mental health diagnoses including mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. I am open-minded and creative in my therapeutic techniques allowing clients to meet their goals.
Upon graduating from Georgetown College with a degree in psychology, I attended the University of Kentucky where I earned my Master’s in Social Work (MSW). I have experience working in the foster care system, and my passion is working with children and adolescents who have experienced adverse childhood experiences. My approach to therapy is integrative, primarily adopting techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, play therapy, and behavior modification. I enjoy incorporating art and sensory play into my sessions in an effort to foster creative expression and emotional release.
Are you looking for positive change in your child's behavior? Does your family need to break unhealthy cycles and find a way to re-connect and interact in healthy ways? I am passionate about children and adolescents receiving healing from trauma, attachment concerns, families formed through foster care and adoption, and families struggling with communication or the impacts of addiction. I also specializes in parenting concerns, behavioral issues, conflict, peer relationships, and codependency.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), certified in Child Centered Play Therapy and Filial Therapy, and a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences, concentrating in Child Development, from Delta State University and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Asbury Theological Seminary.
I have over twenty years of experience working with children and families in private practice, community health settings, childcare and education, and would cherish the privilege to meet yours and join you in your journey.
I am a Kentucky native with years of experience in the behavioral health industry. I enjoy working with children and their families, and I find it very rewarding to see patients achieve their goals both in treatment and life. I have a BS in Equine Studies from Midway College, and my passion for horseback riding has been a lifelong hobby. I co-facilitate equine assisted psychotherapy sessions and am Eagala certified. When I’m not on the field, I am helping in the office. I can help you with your insurance and billing questions.
I grew up here in Scott County and went to Asbury University to study music, media, and adventure leadership. It is my goal to incorporate all of my passions into my work and to use them as a tool to help people. I look forward to meeting you! Feel free to share your favorite music with me any time!
I co-facilitate equine assisted psychotherapy sessions and am Eagala certified. I am originally from Northern Kentucky. I joined the Army in 2001 and served 4 years in California and deployed to Iraq in 2005. I moved back to Kentucky to start a family. I then joined the US Marine Corps in 2009. I lived in California, North Carolina, and Virginia. We moved to Paris, Kentucky in 2018 to co-found North Star Therapeutic Services where I am an Eagala Certified Equine Specialist with Military Designation.
I am Annie, the therapy dog-in-training. I love people and treats. I like to sit on the couch and take naps, but also like to play, if the humans want to.
I am the real owner of Harmony Farm! I like rubs and pets, and especially enjoy playing in water.