INTRODUCING OUR CARING AND DEDICATED STAFF
Dr. Dominique L. Wilson, LPCC-S, MAC-Clinical Director & Behavioral Health/ Substance Abuse Clinician
Hi, are you feeling overwhelmed, tired, and drained with your current life? Do you desire to live a life that is more fulfilling, but just don't know how to take the steps needed to improve things? Are you surviving life, but not fully experiencing the joys that come with a rewarding life? Well, it is time to take control of your life, your circumstances, your emotions...it is time feel happy!!
You can expect to be treated with respect and great care while receiving treatment services during our therapeutic partnership. I believe that as a therapist it is my job to assist my clients with identifying and applying solutions to various obstacles in life that can result in elevated level of emotional stress, i.e.. work, family, major life transitions. My goal in providing counseling services is to establish a working alliance with my clients to assist with their development of a life-coping tool box that will provide them a more healthy emotional/mental balance in their lives.
I have expertise in providing treatment services for various emotional/behavioral health and substance abuse concerns using CBT model of treatment for the past 10 years. Cognitive-Behavioral treatment leads to success in therapy by identifying and changing negative thoughts, beliefs, and/or situations that could be resulting in negative consequences in your life.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC-S), a state-certified supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates, an Adjunct Professor at Lindsey Wilson College's School of Professional Counseling, a Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC), and a state-certified substance abuse Clinical Services Supervisor, Assessor, and DUI-Instructor.
I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Leadership Education and Supervision from University of Cumberlands in 2018 and I am member of the UCumberland's Student Advisory Committee. I am a active member of the Kentucky Association of Mental Health Professionals, the Kentucky Counseling Association, and the American Counseling Association.
Grace Hallak, MRC, LPCC- Lead Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Clinician & Trainer
The most terrifying and beautiful fact is that feelings are always temporary. Therapy can help guide you through the tough challenges in life and recognize the beauty in your journey. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and recent graduate from the University of Kentucky with a Master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in Mental Health. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Connecticut. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts and Sciences in Psychology with a minor in health at Eastern Connecticut State University.
I have a research and education background in eating disorders, cross-cultural competencies and healthy romantic relationships. My experience includes but is not limited to substance abuse, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, codependency, anger management and parenting. I did my grad internship at Eastern State Hospital here in Lexington, KY working with acute psychiatric patients. My counseling style is a Cognitive Behavioral approach focusing on Dialectical Behavioral therapy and the ability to connect our thoughts and feelings to recognize our actions. I believe that we have the ability to change the way feel about situations and have healthy functional relationships with proper communication.
Robbi J. Barber, M.Ed., LPCA- Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse-Clinician & Prime for Life Instructor
Life can be an amazing journey; and sometimes it seems unkind. Let us help you bring new life to your journey by seeing life through a different lens. A new lens (therapy) that allows you to no longer walk your journey in darkness but as you apply the light (therapy) your path becomes illuminated!
I have years of experience with the substance/drug abuse population; but am qualified to counsel various populations. I mostly use cognitive behavioral therapy as my model treatment but will often use a form of integrative therapy in blending specific types in an eclectic way that works best for the client. I also offer Christian-based counseling services for those in need.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works part-time at New Life Counseling Services! I earned my BA and Master Degrees in Counseling & Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. I am currently seeking my EdD from the University of the Cumberlands in Counseling, Supervision and Leadership. I also instruct the DUI 20-Hour Education Program.
Kristy Klueh, CSW, TCADC- Behavioral Health Clinician/Substance Abuse & Animal Therapist
Hi! I am a Certified Social Worker (CSW), Temporary Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (TCADC), a current member of both the National Association of Social Work (NASW) and the Kentucky Society of Clinical Social Work (KSCSW), and I am licensed to practice mental health counseling under the supervision of an LCSW in the state of Kentucky. I graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master’s of Social Work in 2017 with an emphasis in Mental Health. I have been practicing for over two years, treating individuals, and groups. I adhere to the NASW Code of Ethics, and the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
I will be working with my clients to create a biopsychosocial assessment during our initial sessions. I will be utilizing the DSM-V Diagnostic Manual to assist with my assessments and any diagnoses. I will be using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing in my treatment with clients. The main purpose of Cognitive-Behavioral treatment is that success in therapy results from identifying and changing negative thoughts and/or beliefs that could be resulting in negative behaviors. The primary purpose of Motivational interviewing is that it is a client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence. It is more goal oriented and driven by the client. In addition to CBT and Motivational interviewing I will be utilizing animal therapy in my session. I have two dogs that will intermittently come into work with me for the day to help with animal therapy. Please meet Bodi and Matti, we will be pleased to service our clients with working towards achieving their therapeutic goals!
Meredith Sunley, CSW-Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Clinician
Hello!! My name is Meredith and I am a Certified Social Worker and a member of the NASW working under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2017 with a Master’s in Social Work and have assessed, diagnosed, and treated clients with a broad range of diagnoses and concerns.
While working with my client I prefer to utilize a primarily Cognitive-Behavioral approach with an emphasis on client individuality. I believe that therapy is a partnership and am equipped to empower clients with the tools they need to restructure maladaptive patterns and beliefs and embrace the happier, more fulfilling lives that they deserve.
Melissa Dixon, LPCA-Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Clinician
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate who graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Human Services, and received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University. I am a current member of the American Counseling Association and have earned the designation of being a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors. I am currently working toward my independent licensure and will receive regular supervision during this process. I adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics and the guidelines set forth by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
I have experience working with individuals, families and couples with various mental health concerns and issues. I completed my internship at Fort Bragg, North Carolina working under the U.S. Army Chaplain’s Corp providing counseling for the Army community. I have extensive experience working with and treating individuals and families that have experienced trauma, long separations and adjustment issues. I have also been a nurse for over 15 years, I use this knowledge to help keep both the mental and physical health of my clients in mind.
My therapeutic approach is based on a Person-centered foundation, but I believe that every client is a unique individual that would benefit from a treatment plan tailored for their specific needs. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the main catalyst for change, therefore, I view this relationship with the utmost importance. I will approach every client from a place of compassion, authenticity and respect.
Natasha Lacey- Office Administrator & Certified Peer Support Specialist
In my role as the office administrator, I will be your first line of contact with New Life Counseling Services. I will provide you information about the services that are offered at our agency, obtain your insurance/payment information, and assist you with the intake process. I will also assist with scheduling appointments with your therapist and any questions you may have related to insurance and/or clinical information. I enjoy working with the therapists that are a part of our agency and assisting clients with their needs. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have!
I am also Certified Family Peer Support Specialist with the state of Kentucky. I offer hope, guidance, and advocacy for parents and caregivers of children and youth receiving services from mental health, substance use, and related service systems. FPSS are an array of formal and informal services and supports provided to families raising a children up to the age 26 years, who are experiencing social, emotional, developmental, and/or behavioral challenges in their home, school, and/or community. FPSS provide a structured, strength-based relationship by also collaborating wrap-around services with a Family Peer Advocate and the parent/family members for the benefit of the youth. The purpose of this service is to support the parent/family member and enhance their skills so they can promote positive youth functioning and their child’s ability to live successfully in their community. New Life Counseling Services will be offering these services in the Spring of 2020.
Sky Corey-Blake Midkiff- Office Assistant
As the office assistant, I am one of the first people you can contact about the services that we provide. I can provide you with information that you need to the best of my ability, including but not limited to: insurance, other payment information such as our sliding scale, our therapists, our services, and other various information. I can also help you with the intake process and get you scheduled as soon as we are able to, depending on your therapist’s schedule. I love working with the staff as well as the clients that walk through our door, and I will assist you with anything that I am able to.
I am a part of the LGBTQ+ community and my pronouns are they/them/their. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Kentucky with a Psychology major as well as Philosophy and French minors. I hope to study at Eastern Kentucky University and receive my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, ultimately joining the group of amazing therapists here at New Life Counseling Services.
As a staff member, I am blessed to be given the opportunity to see the inner workings of therapy from a different perspective while still helping people get the help that they need with my current qualifications. Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have, as I’m always just a phone call away!