Central Kentucky Counseling Associates

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We are a private practice of dedicated mental health professionals who focus on improving the quality of life for clients of all ages. If you desire help and change, you have come to the right place.
We accept Medicaid!
Phone: 859-759-1223

(Go to "About Us" Page for each clinician's direct phone number and email address)
At Central Kentucky Counseling Associates, our mission is to provide convenient, high quality, personalized, and effective mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Our goal is to meet your needs or the needs of your child as quickly as possible. We know your time is valuable, so with us, you will not have to experience long wait times as we make every effort to schedule your comprehensive evaluation and begin treatment within 48 hours of your request.  We can come to you or your child - whether you prefer in-home or school-based services - and try to make the process as easy as we can for you.  We also see clients in our office if you prefer counseling in an office setting. Call us today to find a therapist near you!

How Does it Work?
Our skilled and professional Master’s level therapists are trained to treat children and adults in their natural environment with interventions targeted at their specific needs.  At the start of treatment, a clinician will make contact with the client (and parents if the client is a minor) to do a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation in order to develop a detailed plan alongside the client based on the client's individual needs.  CKCA professional staff are trained in a number of industry leading evidence-based practices which will structure the individualized approach given to each patient.  Here is a short list of evidence -based practices incorporated on a daily basis at CKCA:

  • Trauma Focused CBT (TFCBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Parent – Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Child – Adult Relationship Enhancement (CARE Skills)
  • Play Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Functional Family Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychoeducation 

Our Professionals

The professionaly trained clinical staff members at Central Kentucky Counseling Associates have undergone extensive Masters level training programs to meet the requirements for licensure and certification. All clinical staff have the appropriate advanced licensure to conduct therapy. And all staff have a passion to see people lead happier, more fulfilling lives. Many clients wonder what all of those letters stand for after their names: 

  • MA- Master of Arts
  • M.Ed- Master of Arts in Education
  • MS- Master of Science
  • MSW- Master of Social Work
  • LPCA- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (Professional license currently under clinical supervision)
  • LPCC- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 
  • CSW- Clinical Social Worker (Professional license currently under clinical supervision)
  • LCSW- Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
  • NCC- National Certified Counselor
  • CADC- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
  • MFTA- Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (Professional license currently under clinical supervision)
  • LMFT- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • APRN - Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

Elizabeth Love, LPCC-S
Clinical Director, Therapist
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Nick W. Love, LMFT, NCC
Managing Director, Therapist
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G. Kyle Harold, LPCC-S
Lead Child Therapist
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"Shakespeare wrote "We know what we are but not what we may be."   Counseling offers to encourage both a vision and a means to grow into that vision. I have a passion for helping others grow in health and wellness meeting their full potential.  I received my BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Samford University in 2004; and I came to the beautiful state of Kentucky in 2007 to attend Asbury Theological Seminary to pursue my MA in Counseling.  It has been my privilege to work and serve the communities of Garrard and Jessamine counties for over eight years collaborating with a variety of people and organizations.   I look forward to the continued work of bringing restoration and healing.

"I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Kent State University. I have worked in many mental health settings including inpatient hospitals and outpatient offices, and have worked as a case manager, an assessment clinician, a counselor, and a supervisor. I believe all people are capable of change and I look forward each day to helping people find the strength and the courage to take another step forward. I enjoy counseling because it gives me an opportunity to jump into somebody else's world and see things from their perspective. Joining my perspective with theirs and helping them see the world a little differently tends to be a good first step to change!"

"I received my BS in Psychology and English Literature
from Centre College, my MS in Clinical Counseling from Xavier University, and my MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. I have always had a passion for helping people find strength and resilience within themselves to turn life's craziness and difficulties into hope and joy and change. I truly believe that we all need each other to succeed and sometimes it just takes the right pairing of people to make good things happen. If we never stop pushing forward, anything can change for the better. I always tell my clients 'If nothing changes, nothing changes!' So let's start the change today!"

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Rosanna Brown, BS
Targeted Case Manager
859-759-1223 ext 104

Andrea Jones, BS
Targeted Case Manager
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Mary Pyles, LCSW
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"I graduated in 2014 from Eastern Kentucky University with a BS in psychology. I am currently working on my Masters in school counseling at The University of the Cumberlands. I went into this field because I have a passion for helping children. I have a background in special education, and behavior disorders. I have worked in the mental health field since 2008 and have loved every minute of it. My goal as a case manager is to help children and families in any way possible. I look forward to working with you and your family!"

"I have an undergraduate degree in Family Studies from Berea College and a Masters degree from the University of Kentucky in Social Work. I have always enjoyed working with children from a young age. I have worked in many mental health settings over my years of practice. After having children myself, I had a better appreciation for parenting and the children we are growing up into adults. I believe children are able to grow and learn about themselves through therapy. Counseling can empower them to be their best self and face a brighter future with confidence. My goal is to help them to see that they have great potential and to reach for it." 

"Hello all! My name is Rosanna Brown. I graduated from EKU in 2006 with a degree in Psychology. I have worked in various mental health settings over the past 11 years and feel like I've learned something new with each position. Ultimately, I've come to realize that my greatest passion is helping others and I am grateful that I get to use my job as a case manager to connect people to the things they need like housing, food, jobs, doctors, and therapy. It is a privilege to work with clients in their day-to-day lives. I would love the opportunity to work with you or your family." 

April Lowe, MSW
Targeted Case Manager
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Lyndsey Roe, LPCA
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Kelsey Willson, LPCC
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"I graduated from Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio with a B.S. in Earth Science. After a time of personal growth, I enrolled in and completed the Masters of Mental Health Counseling program at Eastern Kentucky University. I have professional experience in residential and inpatient settings as well as outpatient settings. I love working with children and their families. For me,  the most rewarding part of this profession is giving the client the tools they need to succeed and to reach their own potential.”


"I received a BA in psychology at Ohio University and completed my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at EKU. I am also a certified play therapist utilizing child-centered play therapy techniques. I enjoy working with a variety of clientele from children to adults and have a background in individual, group, and family therapy in an outpatient setting. I enjoy utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral techniques, Motivational Interviewing, and 12-step Facilitation. I love being a counselor because it gives me an opportunity to meet every person with compassion and acceptance to help them recognize and utilize their strengths, strive toward self-acceptance, and find empowerment to conquer life’s challenges!"


"I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I am completing my final year at the Carver’s Social Work Program at Campbellsville University. My goal is to obtain my certification in Social Work and eventually my licensure to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have spent the majority of my occupational background in the mental health arena - both in inpatient and outpatient facilities - allowing me to interact with people from different walks of life who suffer from debilitating mental illness and substance abuse disorders. I am currently completing my clinical internship with Kentucky Counseling Associates providing individual counseling as part of the completion of my Masters degree. I enjoy college basketball, especially the Kentucky Wildcats. I love to travel and I’m into Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy (Books and Cinematique Adventures!). My favorite bands are the Black Keys and Led Zeppelin.


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Teresa Coffman, LPCC
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Tina Ebenstein, LPCC
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Brock Seefeldt, CSW
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"I received my undergraduate degree in psychology with a double major in philosophy from Eastern Kentucky University.   While working as a clinician with children with severe emotional disabilities, I continued my education and earned my Master’s in Mental Health Counseling also at Eastern Kentucky University.
I have worked in both community mental health and private practice settings for the past 15 years gaining experience with children and adult services.  I utilize several therapeutic techniques, such as, DBT, CBT, Supportive Therapy, PCIT, and others. I prefer to allow the client to direct their own treatment based on their own unique needs. I am one of those lucky people who get to do what they love.   I see each individual I work with as an opportunity to learn new perspectives and ideas.  I love watching people as they learn about the awesome power they have to change to create their own happiness.  I feel privileged to be allowed to be a part of their life changing journeys."


"I graduated with my masters in 2013. I’m an Licensed Professional Clincial Counselor and I specialize in substance abuse issues, trauma, and grief counseling. I have a passion for working with at-risk youth and adults by fostering positive change and awareness. Many people come to counseling because they are facing some kind of crisis. My ultimate goal is to help clients return to some form of pre crisis normalcy in their lives."


Jennifer Hayes, LMFT
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Ray Coates,  Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
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Sarah Beth Hunt, BS
Targeted Case Manager
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"Hello Everyone! My name is Sarah Beth Hunt! I graduated in 2017 from the University of the Cumberlands with a degree in Human Services and a minor in Psychology. I am currently working on my Masters in Social Work at Campbellsville University. I went into this field because I absolutely love being around people, building relationships and just being there for people when they are in need of someone. My favorite part about being a case manager is connecting people to the services and taking away some of the stresses they may have so that they can focus on the fun things in life and actually live it. With all of that being said, I would love to work with you!"

"My name is Jennifer Hayes and I am Licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). I received my Masters degree in marriage and family therapy from NorthCentral University. I am currently working towards my PhD in MFT. I specialize in childhood trauma and attachment disorders. I use play therapy and family therapy to address these disorders. Common childhood issues I work with include; Post-Traumatic Stress, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Suicide Ideation, OCD behaviors, and Defiance. I also work directly with parents on barriers that keep them from connecting with their child, as well teaching parenting skills that can help the child develop and reinforce the parent-child relationship. I enjoy couples therapy and approach couples from an attachment perspective to help them build a safe and secure relationship. I look forward to helping you in any way I can."

CKCA’s mission is to provide convenient, high quality, personalized, and effective mental health services. Certain events in life can leave you feeling stuck, and in these instances; I can help. I work with individuals and couples to help them get "unstuck" in love, work and life. As a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate, I utilize various techniques in communication and problem solving with a solution-focused approach to strengthening relationships. With my many years experience, I customize therapy to best suit you and your goals. I combine insight, cognitive behavioral and experiential techniques in working with individuals, adults, children, and families. I have a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Asbury College and a Masters of Divinity degree in Pastoral Counseling. I have been married for 26 years and have three children. I have lived in jessamine county for 15 years. Utilizing a collaborative, non-judgmental, and engaged therapeutic relationship, you can begin to understand those internal barriers, find meaning and fulfillment in life. 

Aaron Meriwether, LPCC-S
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Amy Smith, LCSW
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Teresa Shofner, LPCA
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"When human beings experience severe life stressors or trauma related experiences, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. My passion is being a force for healing and growth for people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. My therapeutic approach is holistic wellness.  I help clients, who include adolescence, adults and families to evaluate and strengthen relationships to fulfill psychological well- being and peace. In treatment, I apply a wide range of modalities including Individual psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Mindfulness based approach to treatment of mental health. My strength-based approach in treatment is tailor made to assist people reach their full potential.
I have over 8 years experience as a fully license professional clinical counselor (LPCC). My educational background includes a Masters of Education in Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College (KY). I am a doctoral candidate at the school of professional counseling at Lindsey Wilson College Counselor Education and Supervision program (CES). My research interests include wellness, spirituality and self-efficacy.
Life’s short, stay positive, focused and honest with yourself, the rest will come. Remember ATTITUDE is the key ingredient to success."

“I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology/Chemistry from Georgetown College. After starting a family, and many changes in my life, I made the decision to start a new life chapter and returned to the University of Kentucky to receive my Master of Social Work degree.  I have always enjoyed working with children and knew that I wanted to work with children and their families in some capacity. I have experience working with families, groups and individuals. This work has been in a variety of settings - including in patient, in-home, and outpatient.   I have completed the training for Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and understand how greatly trauma can impact an individual. During my career, I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing children and their families and my passion is helping each person become the best version of themselves."

"I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mid-Continent University and my Masters in Education with an emphasis in mental health counseling. My therapeutic approaches include Solution Focused, Person centered, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. I enjoy working with children, adults, and families. I believe each client is the expert of their own life and with guidance can discover their own solutions."

Mackenzie Massey, BS
Targeted Case Manager
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Chelsey Stauffer, BA
Administrative Assistant
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​859-759-1223 ext 136

"Hey! I'm Chelsey Stauffer! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Indianapolis. I work as a professional stage manager, making sure that rehearsals and performances run as smoothly as possible. When I'm not stage managing, I love working as an administrative assistant for Central KY Counseling Associates because I get to use my organizational and people skills in a different way. If you have questions, give me a call and I'll work to find you an answer. When I'm not working, I can be found at the park with my husband and two sweet daughters!"

"In May of 2017, I graduated with Bachelors of Science in psychology with a minor in criminal justice. Ever since high school, I knew I wanted to work in the mental health field. In December of 2017 I was given the opportunity to work part time as a Targeted Case Manager for KCA Somerset. After absolutely loving it for 9 months, I decided to go full time. There is a certain satisfaction that comes from working with children and adults that most people see just as a diagnosis, and watching them break the mold that society has put them in. That, to me, is the most rewarding part of what I do."    

Katelin Mullikin, PsyD/LP
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Susan Updike, LCSW
Therapist, EMDR Certified
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Nikki Rothwell, MSW
Targeted Case Manager
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"I received my BS in Psychology, Masters in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from EKU. I am certified in Animal Assisted Interventions and enjoy incorporating animals into the therapeutic process. I enjoy working with children and adolescents, as well with their families and have a background in individual and group therapy in both outpatient and school settings.  I enjoy incorporating different kinds of techniques in therapy, including AAI, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Art Therapy, and Play Therapy. I enjoy being a psychologist because it gives me a chance to work with great kids through the process of transformation. I hope I can be a safe person that they can talk to as they move through life."    

"A native of Danville, I earned by Master of Social Work degree at the University of Kentucky College of Social Work.  I've worn many hats in my 25-year career as a professional social worker.  I've worked successfully with birth parents involved with the public child welfare system, foster and adoptive children and families, the adoption triad, and individuals and families in community mental health settings.  I believe all people have skills to navigate life's stressful times and I help people enhance these skills and develop new ones.  I support people in building healthy relationships and creating lives worth living.  I am experienced in treating people struggling with mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma - both past and present, grief and loss issues, and substance use disorders." 


"I graduated with a BASW from the University of Kentucky and an MSW from Campbellsville University. My educational journey has allowed me to have wonderful opportunities to be an advocate for people with multiple barriers to services, including those with limited access to mental health services. I am involved in various volunteer programs in my community because I have a strong desire to be a part of building a better world for my neighbors. My position at KCA allows me to do more of that and to work with a diverse group of people all with the same goal: to enhance the quaility of living by overcoming adversity."

Cody Phillips
Targeted Case Manager
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Lizzy Guthrie, MFTA
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"I received my B.S. in Psychology from The University of Kentucky in 2018. Since I was very young, I have always known that I would work in the mental health field, and it is a dream come true to be able to help the communities that I have lived in throughout my life. I look forward to being an advocate for clients and helping educate people about resources that could make life less stressful. In the future my goal is to go back to school to further my education, so that I can continue to be an asset to you and our community."