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.
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.
Ashley provides administrative support to all the therapists in the office. Ashley is a native Lexingtontonian and has worked in business administration for over 10 years. She received her Associates Degree in Business Administration from Central Kentucky Technical College.
Ashley is married and has a daughter. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, go to the movies, out to dinner, make wreaths and of course cheer on the UK Wildcats!
Candace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License 253160) and she received her Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of Kentucky. She is also a Certified Health Coach who graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in 2016.
Candace has experience working with a variety of individuals of all ages, including children, parents, teens, young adults, adults, and elderly adults. She has worked in a number of settings ranging from outpatient offices, to hospitals, jails, and nursing homes. Candace is committed to helping each client find their own inner happiness and is excited to aid clients as they work towards their therapeutic goals.
Candace believes the purpose of therapy is to help the client find their path towards joy. She is invested in creating a therapeutic relationship that utilizes evidence-based approaches to enable her clients in creating that joyful life.