Angela Bell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is a graduate of Brescia College and the University of Louisville, and has been employed with Counseling Associates since 2004. She works with adults, couples, families and adolescents. Her areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, trauma, communication, grief, divorce, abuse recovery, parenting and anger. Angela is also certified in EMDR, which is a specialized technique to treat trauma. Angela is a native of Breckinridge County and is a married mom of three children, one daughter and two sons. She enjoys sports, running and visiting the beach.
Jenny Perkins is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. She has been with Counseling Associates since 2014 and typically works with clients aged four to 24. Jenny's areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, grief, co-parenting, autism spectrum disorder and victims of child abuse. Jenny is a married mother of two children who enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and reading.
Jennifer Vandiver-Vertrees is a Registered Nurse, a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Jennifer has been working at Counseling Associates since 2010. With a background in nursing and counseling, Jennifer utilizes a holistic approach. Jennifer sees adults for issues including marriage counseling, ADHD, adjustment issues, anxiety, couples counseling, depression, dual diagnosis, grief and loss, life transitions and mood disorders.
Beth Roberts is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is trained in Reality Therapy, Theraplay, and Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Beth has worked with children and families in a variety of settings since 2008. She has been with Counseling Associates since 2015, and continues to work with children and young adults between the ages of 3 to 20. Her background and training allow her to assist clients and families in areas such as co-parenting, family therapy, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety and other emotional or behavioral concerns.
Laura Fritz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who works with children, teens, families, and adults. Laura has over 10 years of experience working with clients in an outpatient setting. She is a graduate of Brescia University and University of Maryland, Baltimore. Laura’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, divorce/separation, anger, stress management, substance use, grief and trauma. She has extensive training in a variety of models for treating trauma including Child Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Laura is a married mother of two children who enjoys traveling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
Dave Gerkin is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who is certified in Choice Theory/Reality Therapy. He is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Western Kentucky University with over 20 years’ experience working in Mental Health. He works with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. Dave’s areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, grief, anger management, parenting, developing healthy relationships and trauma. He is also certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy with children ages 5 -17. He is a married father of two children who enjoys spending time with family, camping, fishing and coaching youth sports.
Donald Preuss is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with more than twenty-five years of experience. He sees couples and individuals with a variety of mental and emotional health issues. He deals with marriage counseling, depression, anxiety, grief, and a variety of mental health diagnosis. He is certified as an EMDR specialist.
Mike Flaherty has worked as a psychologist in Owensboro for over 30 years. He has extensive experience with adolescents and adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, crisis response, PTSD, ADHD, adjustment, grief, behavioral problems, children of divorce, employee assistance, and school related issues. Mike was appointed to a 4 year term on the Kentucky State Board of Psychology, served as president of the Owensboro Regional Suicide Prevention Coalition for many years, and served on a number of community boards and work groups.
Elizabeth Godthaab is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Cumberlands. Elizabeth works with children, adolescents, adults, and families, helping those overcome mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, personality disorders, and other trauma and stress-related disorders. Elizabeth's areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief/loss, and trauma. Therapeutic modalities used include, but are not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy, reality/choice theory, psychodrama therapy, and most importantly, person-centered therapy. Elizabeth believes the focus of therapy is learning to become the very best version of oneself and knowing that one is not defined by an illness, but rather by one’s strength and courage.
Michelle Mayfield has worked as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Owensboro for more than 20 years. She works with groups and individuals ranging from adolescents - adults with adjustment, depression, disordered eating, grief, anxiety, parenting issues, and marital and family issues. Michelle works with Aubrey's Song Foundation for eating disorders as a task force member and has served on a number of community boards and work groups.