Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfill the way that is in you. -Carl Jung
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
It is so easy to look at others and believe we should look, act, or be like they are. One of the hardest things in life is accepting where we are as part of our journey and moving to where we want to be based on our goals and values. Healing is an important part of the acceptance process. I believe that we heal through relationship. It is my goal to provide a safe and trusting relationship through non-judgment and genuineness. Through healing, I hope to assist you in creating a journey and a life with purpose based on your values. In counseling, I can help you define your goals more clearly, process past hurts and traumas, and work toward better relationships with the important people in your life, with your community, and even with yourself.
I graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary with dual Master's degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Biblical Studies. While there, I received honors in my Counseling Program. I have worked with adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse issues, which required working on an array of mental and emotional struggles many of which stem from complex trauma. I am certified in EMDR and this year I am doing what is necessary to become certified in DBT. I am currently a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in KY.
I began as a counselor with Awareness Counseling & Consulting in Georgetown and Paris, Kentucky, and now have over nine years of supervisory clinical experience, and ten years of substance abuse treatment. I served as Senior Counselor for Recovery works in Georgetown, Kentucky, and I have created, implemented, and supervised the Intensive Out-Patient Program at both Crossroads Counseling Services, Inc. and Riverview Counseling in Frankfort, Kentucky.
I was the Substance Abuse Program (S.A.P.) Coordinator for the Boyle County Detention Center in Danville, Kentucky. There, I worked with patients to establish goals and develop treatment plans, and facilitated process group therapy, 12-step study groups, family social events, and family group therapy activities.
I recently completed my Ph.D. in Addiction Psychology from Cappella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and I have a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. I am a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC), Adult Peer Support Specialist (APSS), and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I am also the co-owner and administrator of Deaton & Deaton Counseling and Consulting, LLC. You can contact me at email@example.com
“Home is a place we all must find, child. It’s not just a place where you eat or sleep. Home is knowing. Knowing your mind, knowing your heart, knowing your courage. If we know ourselves, we’re always home, anywhere.” – Glinda the Good Witch
I believe that everyone needs a non-judgmental, trusting, and authentic individual to help facilitate growth, and I feel honored to be a companion in someone’s journey toward growth, self-love, and increasing self-confidence. I want to offer each of my clients a safe space to share personal feelings, memories, thoughts, and other vulnerabilities to the extent they are willing to share. I strive to understand the unique experiences of each person and to work collaboratively to create and work towards goals that best fit each person’s individual needs.
I completed my Bachelor of Social Work in May 2003 at Eastern Kentucky University and my Master of Social Work in April 2019 at Indiana Wesleyan University. I have worked with children, adolescents, women in crisis, and adults with substance abuse disorders and co-occurring disorders.
I like to use strengths-based approaches and work to empower individuals in their process of change. I enjoy using clinical modalities of Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am an EMDR Therapist and a trauma-trained therapist for all ages.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, playing board games with my kids, learning new things, spending time in the outdoors, visiting historical sites, playing with my dogs, and anything Wizard of Oz.
"Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending - to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, yes. This is what happened. And I will choose how the story ends." - Brene Brown
I believe in the dignity and worth of every individual. I utilize a client-centered and empowerment based approach that focuses on improving self-perception and growth through the challenges being faced. I work with my clients to identify goals, make positive changes, and build strong coping skills for the future and for overall lasting wellness.
I earned my Master's of Social Work in May 2020 from The University of Kentucky, and graduated with my Bachelor's of Arts in Social Work from The University of Kentucky in December 2016. I am a Certified Social Worker (CSW), and have experience practicing therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. I work with a variety of diagnoses including mood disorders, personality disorders, trauma, grief, anxiety, substance use, and adjustment. I have completed training in CBT, MI, and DBT and hope to become certified in them in the future. I am also trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Hello! My name is Erin Hager! I am a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate (MFTA), and an alcohol and drug counselor. I graduated with Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University, completed my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Campbellsville University, and I’ve been working in mental health for 5 years now. I love working with individuals, couples, and families, (especially with those who suffer with alcohol/drug addiction), and their loved ones.
I am systemic in my approach, which simply means I never look at the individual alone; I take into consideration your family of origin, culture, society, relationships, and so on. I am also holistic in my approach. I believe everyone is made up of Mind, Body, and Spirit, and when all are well, we are tuly at our best. I believe that everyone has the ability, strength, and skills to overcome obstacles they face within themselves; they just need a little help finding it.
I am trained in Basic ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy), Basic NET (Neuro Emotional Technique), Level 1 Gottmans Couple certified, and Prepare & Enrich Premarital & Marital counseling. ART and NET are both research and evidence based, and both have been game-changers in the lives of my clients! It would be a blessing to walk beside you on your journey to wellness.
How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you. -Rupi Kaur
I have learned that the most important relationship a person will ever have is the relationship they have with themselves. It’s important to learn how to trust yourself, love yourself, treat yourself, challenge yourself, and see yourself through someone else’s eyes. It is my goal to guide others as they embark on their own journey of self.
I have a desire to work with clients to reach their own goals. I want my clients to learn to become the best version of themselves. I strive to create an accepting and compassionate space where clients can feel comfortable and safe in sharing and exploring things that may be uncomfortable. I have worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and poor self-esteem. My counseling toolbox consists of a holistic therapeutic approach using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness, meditation, person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, self-awareness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), couple's therapy, and play therapy techniques.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the State of Kentucky. I hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health through the University of the Cumberlands (CACREP Accredited Program), graduating with a Summa Cum Laude distinction. I am a lifelong learner, and strive to continue adding new techniques and treatments to my counseling repository.
I believe life is all about connection—connection to our true self, our loved ones, and our society. It's my professional opinion that most of the mental health challenges we face are related to faulty and fractured connections. I work collaboratively with people around their painful and problematic connections so they can reconnect and work towards a cure.
Life’s greatest joys often come from happy and healthy relationships--the fulfillment of a happy and loving marriage, the warmth of family harmony, the unshakable bond between a parent and a child. Relationships are beautiful, but they are also challenging. Relationships don’t always lead to joy; often, they bring pain. They can be complicated, painful, and riddled with conflict. If you have a relationship problem, I want you to know I’m here to help. I provide marriage counseling and family counseling based primarily on Emotionally Focused Therapy.
This model is supported by a large volume of research, and is proven to help couples, families, and individuals find relief for their mental health challenges. I also provide individual counseling for a variety of issues like anxiety, depression, ADHD, and numerous other mental health issues.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.-Abraham Maslow
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are. -Carl Jung
The ability to meet my clients where they are and accompany them through their journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth is a privilege I hold dear. Life can feel defeating at times, but our perspective holds much power. The most beautiful growth can be achieved through our adversities. I believe empowerment comes with being true to who we really are and loving ourselves along the way. I practice therapy from a person-centered approach, tailoring interventions to each of my clients individual needs. I encourage my clients to bring any issue to the table in therapy, and openly welcome the spirituality component. I view mental wellness as holistic; body, mind, and spirit are all interconnected.
I earned my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health at the University of the Cumberlands (CACREP accredited), and I completed my undergrad in Psychology. I have experience working with mood disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, and personality disorders in both adults and adolescents. I have been trained in DBT, nurturing parenting, and Gottman Level 1 & 2 in couples counseling.
“When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments- tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become.”- Louis Pasteur
Hello hello, I’m Maggie. I recently graduated with my Masters degree in Education in Counseling and Human Development. I’m a LPCA here at Deaton and Deaton Counseling and offer counseling services to children, adolescents, and families in Frankfort, KY and Georgetown, KY. I have a highly educated background in individual therapy, play therapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), and family therapy. I integrate and personalize many different scientific-based therapy techniques to meet the needs, wants, goals, and well-being of my clients.
I’m here to help you with:
v Anger issues
v Behavioral issues
v ADHD symptoms
v Confidence, self-esteem, and support
v Processing and healing from trauma
v Creating and establishing child/family boundaries
v Creating and establishing child/family routines
v Growing & Supporting &Encouraging child/parent relationships
v Transitions and Co-parenting
“There are two ways to spread light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”- Edith Wharton
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” - Marcel Proust
I believe we tend to fear the things we don’t understand. It’s human nature to seek truth and understanding--to assign and attach meaning to memories, events, situations, and interactions with people. It isn’t always the easiest task, and the meanings we assign or attach don’t always add up, or they feel empty and erroneous. We can begin to feel alone, lost, fearful, or stuck. In these moments, it helps to have someone on your side with a mutual interest in your struggle and your wellbeing while you search for truth on your voyage of discovery. I have worked with people struggling with substance use disorders for the past 10 years in a wide range of settings, including long-term treatment, detox, transitional living, Drug Court, IOP, MOUD clinics, and in private practice. I specialize in substance use, dual diagnoses, and trauma
I am a practicing Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). I utilize a person centered approach to therapy with the belief that each person has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change. While I believe that the answers for positive change are inside of each of us, I realize that there are also times when we have to learn new skills in order to move forward. With my Marriage and Family Therapy training I also focus on how we are impacted by our relationships and how we can work to make those relationships healthier. I earned a Bachelors of Science in Human Services degree from Evangel University before completing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Campbellsville University in 2019. My training and experience has equipped me to be able to work with individuals, couples, or families surrounding issues of mental health, substance abuse, and relationships.
I am passionate about treating, supporting and teaching others on how to maximize their abilities to achieve meaningful and lasting results. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I have 22 years of experience working with individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, complicated grief and trauma. I utilize a variety of therapeutic modalities, which is determined by the needs of the individual, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Rational Emotive Therapy. Currently, my focus is primarily on treating adults, both men and women. I pride myself on being diverse, non-judgmental, and empathetic.
I am a targeted case manager. I am here to assist client in getting needs met on various fronts so that they are more likely to to be able to meet their clinical goals.
Candice is the organizational genius that holds us all together and keeps us all on tasks. She is well rounded and great with both Clients and Staff!
Cindy is our dedicated administrative assistant and will be the friendly face or friendly voice that greets you when you come in or call.
Autumn is our dedicated billing specialist and will be happy to assist you in all your questions or concerns about billing.
The real glue that holds us all together is Xerxes, the boss. He loves everyone and greets you with a wagging tail every time.
*Can most often be found wherever Mark is.