Counselors

Denise Hutchins, LPCC-S

Denise Hutchins, LPCC-S, Owner

**Currently not accepting new clients.**

Have you been feeling sad, tired, and irritable? Or have you been jittery, can’t sit still, have racing thoughts, and can’t sleep at night? Maybe you have had some trauma in your past and have had thoughts that life is no longer worth living. Do you wonder why you and your significant other fight so much? I offer person-centered, practical care focused on solutions that work for you.  I work with adults (ages 18-64) and couples in-person and online via Zoom.  You can email me at denise@acadiacounseling.com, call (502) 825-1375 or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.

As the owner of Acadia Counseling, LLC, it is my desire to ensure you have a quality experience as a patient with any of my wonderful counselors.  I welcome any constructive feedback via email at info@acadiacounseling.com.

Candice Starks Professional Counselor

Candice Starks, LPCA

**Accepting New Clients starting May 31**

Life has a rhythm—a flow, a recurring pattern that if understood can help you properly navigate and excel through life stages and transitions.  Please allow me to help you gain insight into certain patterns developed and learn to use your rhythm to your advantage. In these unpredictable times, increasing your cognitive and emotional awareness provides you the tools to put things into perspective and adjust when necessary.

I am a U.S. Navy Veteran and a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, with over 10 years’ experience providing psychosocial treatment to Veterans, individuals, couples, and families. I specialize in reintegration and readjustment challenges, trauma, crisis, anxiety, interpersonal, work-life balance, and other issues that impact a client’s ability to successfully engage in and/or navigate life.

I offer compassionate, person-centered and solution-focused therapy. There’s no better time than today to reap the benefits from professional help.

I work with adults (ages 18-64) in-person and online via Zoom.  You can email me at candice@acadiacounseling.com, call (502) 309-9476 or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.

Beth Willis, LPCA

Beth Willis, LPCC

Do you suffer from racing thoughts or struggle to cope with feelings of sadness, anger, or depression? Would you like a safe place to explore these feelings? I can guide and support you in finding tools and strategies that will help you improve your quality of life. I believe everyone has strengths, regardless of circumstances, and I use an integrative, strengths-based approach to help you explore and discover your gifts and talents so you can live your most meaningful life. I work with individuals ages 16 through 64, in-person and via Telehealth/Zoom.

I accept all forms of Kentucky Medicaid, and Anthem, Humana, Aetna, and Cigna commercial insurances, and have a cash-pay rate of $75/session.  Evenings and weekends available.  Telehealth (Zoom) and in-person appointments available. For an appointment, email me at beth@acadiacounseling.com, call (502) 791-6450 or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.

Kole Metz, LPCC

Kole Metz, LPCC

You may not know how you got to a place of feeling stuck or overwhelmed, but it would be my honor to help you figure that out. I will work with you to explore current issues and develop plans to define and achieve your goals for growth. I believe that everyone has the capacity for change. The path may not be immediately evident, but that’s why you’re here, to improve with guidance. I pull techniques from a passion for psychodynamic theory, cognitive behavioral theory and mindfulness to help you gain a better understanding of the unknown parts of yourself and develop skills to be more grounded in the present moment. I look forward to the opportunity to embark on this journey with you. I have worked as a counselor since 2015 and have experience working with people who are navigating life transitions, depression, anxiety and grief/bereavement.

I accept Humana, Anthem, Aetna, and Cigna commercial insurances as well as all Kentucky Medicaid insurances, and have a cash-pay rate of $75/session.  I work with individuals ages 15 through 64, in-person and via Telehealth/Zoom. For an appointment, email me at kole@acadiacounseling.com or call 502-572-8841.

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Megan Sponcil, student, University of the Cumberlands

“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”    – Carl Rogers

Are you someone that is struggling through life transitions? Maybe you’re about to graduate high school, go to college, or find yourself struggling in young adulthood? Perhaps you need support through a major life change in your work or personal life? Realizing that we need help processing our emotions, thoughts, anxieties about the future, or even past experiences can be overwhelming. 

If you think you are ready to begin your mental wellness journey with a counselor that puts you first, continuously practices multicultural competence, is passionate about the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, and provides a supportive environment, let’s work together!

My rate is $25 per session; I do not accept insurance.  Evenings and weekends available. Telehealth (via Zoom) and in-person appointments available!  I look forward to speaking with you. Call (502) 694-0938 or email info@acadiacounseling.com to schedule an appointment today.

Nicole counselor LPCA

Nicole Gutman, LPCC, NCC

**Not accepting new clients**
You are not alone. Life is full of changes, both big and small. For many people, seeking outside assistance to navigate a specific set of challenges while incredibly courageous can be scary. Whether you are new to counseling or starting up again, this is a big step towards growing yourself. I understand how difficult the process of seeking guidance and support can be, and I am so glad you are here.
I can help you find an outlet to explore aspects of your life that are causing distress. I am here to listen and meet you with compassion and understanding by providing a safe place for you to grow and cultivate the changes you would like to make in your life through a collaborative process.
If you are willing to reach out, I am here to listen. I accept all KY Medicaid insurances as well as Anthem, Humana, Aetna, and Cigna commercial insurances.  My cash-pay rate is $75/session. Telehealth (via Zoom) or in-person appointments available.  Contact me at (502) 208-5901 or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.
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Charlene McDonald, LPCA

Do you feel stuck and just can’t seem to move forward? Have you experienced trauma? Do you feel weighed down with stress, guilt, anger, depression, or anxiety? What if you were able to identify where some of your problematic emotions, beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors began? I can help you make sense of the past and how it impacts you now. I am ready to walk with you on this journey to not only cope but to heal and lead the healthy and fulfilling life you want to achieve.
I am a Certified Trauma-Responsive therapist who understands how trauma affects the body, mind, and behavior. The combination of specialized certification and training has equipped me with valuable tools and insight that I am eager to share.
I provide a non-judgmental and compassionate space where healing can occur. I can help you on this journey to make sense of your emotions, thoughts, and behavior to learn healthy ways to move forward and achieve your goals in life. You are important and I would be honored to support you. I offer the convenience of teletherapy.
I accept all KY Medicaid programs and Cigna commercial insurance.  My cash-pay rate is $50/session. Telehealth (via Zoom) appointments only! Contact me at (859) 333-6272 or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.
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Gina Stokes, student, Lindsey Wilson College

Are you experiencing stressful life changes or transitions? We all experience changes in areas of life such as work and career, relationships, finances, and health. Navigating change can be difficult, and even traumatic, especially in a rapidly evolving world. Sometimes our usual support systems and coping strategies don’t feel adequate. This is when counseling can help, and I can provide caring and compassionate support through person-centered therapy combined with strengths-based cognitive behavioral therapy and stress reduction techniques.
 
While events like job loss or relationship break-ups might seem like common events to some, they can often trigger symptoms of grief, depression, and/or anxiety. Grief can include feelings of emptiness and loss or intense sadness. Depression symptoms such as feeling worthless, losing interest or pleasure in life activities, or feeling hopeless and having thoughts of suicide can be generated or worsened by these types of events, as can anxiety symptoms. If you’re struggling with these or similar experiences, which can often overlap, please contact me to find out more about confidential and low-cost counseling sessions.
 
I can help you find healing and direction in your life, and will work with you to develop meaningful goals that meet your specific needs. I also have extensive experience with 12 step recovery for those on the recovery path. My goal is to help clients of all ages and backgrounds find healing and balance on the journey to improved health and wellness.
 
I charge $25 per session and do not accept insurance.  Contact me at (812) 727-4918, email me at gina.stokes@lindsey.edu or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.  Telehealth (via Zoom) or in-person appointments available!
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Brittany Derrenbacher, student, Spalding University

Have you been struggling with grief, loneliness, or guilt after the loss of a pet? Are you an Animal Care Professional suffering from Compassion Fatigue or Burnout? Perhaps you are a woman-identified professional in a high demand field, or one who has been wearing that superhero cape for far too long? You’ve come to the right place.

My approach to counseling is rooted in feminist-multicultural, interpersonal, and person-centered therapy. I have a strong passion for promoting self-compassion, improving self-esteem, women’s issues, compassion fatigue in animal care professionals, coping and healing from pet loss grief, and dealing with stress. I also love working with clients to set boundaries. If you have trouble saying no and suffer from burnout, I can help you learn how to make yourself a priority.

As a mental health counselor, I strive to create a safe, authentic, compassionate, and non-judgmental space for healing. I believe you are the expert in your life. This means that your knowledge and perspective are equally as important as mine, and that our work together will be collaborative and empowering. My role is to provide you with the tools and strategies for your wellness journey.  If you are seeking a counselor who is committed to providing sex-positive, anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, culturally competent, and trauma informed care through an intersectional feminist approach, lets connect!

I charge $25 per session.  I conduct all my sessions online (via Zoom).  Contact me via email at bderrenbacher@spalding.edu or click the “Request Appointment” button above to schedule online.
LCSW Julia Pickett

Julia Pickett, LCSW

**Not accepting new clients**
 
My values-driven aim as a therapist is to be aligned with you and honor you as a partner in the therapeutic process.  You will be treated with dignity and respect and our work together will be focused on what matters most to you in order to find more wholeness and balance to your life.  As an LGBTQ+ ally, I fully support diversity in terms of gender identity, expression and sexual orientation.


In terms of treatment methods, I tend to use an eclectic person-centered approach in therapy.  However, the modalities I use frequently include expressive exercises, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindful Self-Compassion. I also provide a lot of psychoeducation, including the use of workbooks, videos and other interactive material. Populations Served:  Adults and Adolescents (ages 12+). I work with adults, especially those in a parenting/caregiving role, and focus on issues related to grief, loss, role changes, changes in identity, low self-esteem as well as depression, anxiety and mood disorders.  I also work with teens on issues such as grief and loss, depression, anxiety, ADHD and DMDD and I strongly recommend caregiver involvement in the youth’s treatment every step of the way.

I am available for scheduling by calling (502) 501-3646, emailing me directly at julia@acadiacounseling.com or by clicking the green “Request Appointment” button above to select your appointment date/time online. I accept all KY Medicaid plans, Humana, Anthem, and United HealthCare (Optum) private insurance plans.  I also offer a cash-pay rate upon request.