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Kara Fresh McDonald, MS, LMFT

Kara Fresh McDonald, MS, LMFT

Owner/Lead Therapist

Kara holds a license as a Marriage & Family Therapist (License 0814). She received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and her M.S. in Family Studies from University of Kentucky.

Kara has experience working with individuals of all ages, as well as with couples and families. Kara is committed to helping each client work towards the goals and individual hopes they identify as important to their life and relationships. Each clients is treated with respect and warmth.

Kara believes that the foundation of successful treatment is the therapeutic relationship and values working with clients to solve their personal and relational problems.

Lynette Slusher, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Lynette Slusher, MSW, LCSW, LCADC

Lynette is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License 1423) and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (Ky - ADCLAD00223841). She received her B.S. in Psychology from Morehead State University and her Master of Social Worker from University of Kentucky. Lynette is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.

Lynette has experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual, couples, and family therapy focusing on both addiction and mental health issues.

Lynette is a firm believer in a person's ability to change and believes that through the therapeutic experience an individual can re-shape his or her life and achieve desired goals. Lynette has a strong belief in self-determination and personal responsibility in the therapeutic process. "You only get out of it what you

Jeff Reed

Jeff Reed

MA, MFTA

Jeff is a Marriage & Family Therapy Associate (License 00211139). Originally from Texas, Jeff has a B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Texas, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator and Gottman 7 Principles Educator, and has completed levels I and II of the research-based Gottman Family Counseling Method.

Jeff has worked with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of presenting concerns and in diverse settings- from college campuses to jails. He recognizes that clients come from a wide range of cultural, social, psychological, and spiritual histories and believes that this necessitates a therapeutic approach that is flexible and able to be molded to fit each unique client's need, yet founded upon evidenced-based theory. Knowing how essential the alliance between therapist and client is, it is of the utmost importance to Jeff that clients feel welcome in his office as they are, and experience the passion and dedication he has for working with them to move towards a life that is healthier and more satisfying.

Jamie Doty MS, LPCC

Jamie Doty MS, LPCC

Jamie is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (License #172707). She received her B.S. in Psychology from West Virginia University and a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida.
Jamie has experience working with individuals of all ages, but specializes in children and adolescents. Jamie strives to empower her clients by providing a safe, nurturing and nonjudgmental space for them to embrace and strengthen their true selves.
Jamie believes that each individual has something special to offer the world and that when given the right environment one can thrive and experience life to the fullest.

Savannah Caceres

Savannah Caceres

B.S., CADC, ICADC

Savannah is a Mental Health Counselor who has a seasoned background specializing in drug and alcohol use disorders (Legacy # KY 0863 and License #119274). She is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) which she received in 2005. Savannah is also Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She served as the Alcohol and Drug Control Officer for the Department of Defense and was the Subject Matter Expert for the KY ARNG. Savannah has vast experience in In-patient, Out- Patient and Intensive Outpatient. Originally from Eastern Kentucky, Savannah has a Bachelor’s degree in Corrections with a minor in Psychology and an emphasis in Juvenile Services from the Eastern Kentucky University and is currently finishing a double master’s degree with Master’s in Professional Mental Health Counseling and a Master’s in Professional Substance Abuse Counseling at the University of Cumberland’s.

Savannah is experienced working with individuals, couples, and families who present with an array of concerns. She has worked in diverse settings- from elementary schools to prison setting to providing service for military members on base. She welcomes clients from all cultural, social, psychological, and spiritual backgrounds and knows that each of her client’s cases merit the flexibility to use different approaches so the experience can be tailored to fit each person’s individuality effectively. Savannah believes that the bond between a client and therapist is one of the most important objectives in the treatment setting. Her goal is to welcome clients into a safe and relaxed environment.

My theoretical approach is an integration of Brief Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotional Focused Therapy. When working with clients I encourage growth through considering how individuals, couples or families, mentally, emotionally and behaviorally react. With this approach, a balance and sense of well-being can be achieved. Each client is unique. It is her passion to assist each person in successfully obtaining his or her desired goal.