Is anxiety controlling your life?
Are you struggling with motivation?
Do you feel lost in parenting your child?
Is your relationship struggling?
If you answered yes to any of these questions then you are in the right place! I can help! I truly have a passion for helping people and want to help you!
ABOUT ME: Background and Experience
I am a marriage and family therapist in private practice in Louisville, KY, working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I have been in the counseling field for about 4 years and prior to that I worked in the field of developmental psychology. As a therapist I use a variety of methods to assure I am utilizing the best approach to fit each client’s individual needs. In addition to counseling I am also a skilled artist and love to incorporate a variety of creative techniques such as; painting, drawing, creative writing, music, collaging, and play-therapy into therapy whenever appropriate (especially when working with children and adolescents). Using creative interventions allows for people to feel relaxed and comfortable to access emotions they can’t when using words.
In addition to counseling I have experience as a middle school counselor working with ages 11-14 years old. This provides me with insight into school related issues and interventions to use with children and their parents. Some of these issues include under achievement, low self-esteem, social inappropriateness, anxiety, perfectionism, and behavioral issues. I typically take a solution focused approach when working with parents and children for school related issues.
Prior to becoming a therapist I was a developmental specialist working with people of all ages to improve their overall physical and mental functioning to help them become a more balanced person. I learned to reach these goals using various training and exercises to stimulate sensory integration; including auditory processing skills, visual processing skills, and fine and gross motor skills. I have experience working with people of all ages who have ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, central auditory processing disorder, traumatic brain injury, and sensory disorders. The knowledge I gained as a developmental specialist provides me with the ability to use a holistic approach in counseling.
Master's of science in counseling specializing in Marriage and Family therapy (2014)
Bachelor's of Arts in psychology (2012)
Jefferson County Community and Technical College
Associate's of Art
I specialize in the treatment in the following areas:
<Behavioral Issues These are the most common issues that I see come up in my practice.
However, I work regularly in many other areas as well:
Some of those areas are:
<Quality of Life Issues
<Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
<Autism Spectrum Disorder
<Sensory Integration Disorders
GET STARTED TODAY! If you feel you are ready to get started then go ahead and email or call me to set up your initial appointment! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to give me a call or email me I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
I know when starting this process there are many questions about costs, scheduling, and insurance; so I hope to answer some of those questions below.
The first session scheduled is called the initial session is 90 minutes and a fee of $90. Typically I see my client’s a minimum of 50 minutes a week (one session per week), but if you would like a faster start to therapy I can see clients multiple times a week or schedule longer sessions (such as back to back sessions lasting 100-110 minutes). Below are fee’s for my typical 50-60 minute sessions:
Individual child, adolescent, or adult $60 per session
Couples/Marriage sessions $75 per session
Parental Coaching Sessions $75 per session
Family Sessions $85 per session Individual half-time sessions $35 per 30 minute session. I DO NOT accept insurance.
I also offer e-counseling via webcam and telephone. Webcam counseling is done through a secure and HIPPA compliant program called Regroup. I also can schedule telephone sessions. ***NOTICE*** I can ONLY offer e-counseling services in the state of Kentucky.
I encourage you to visit and explore my website for additional information about my practice and the services I offer www.innovativefamilytherapy.com
Remember the first step and most important step is seeking help and I applaud your courage for starting that journey!