INTRODUCING OUR CARING AND DEDICATED THERAPIST & STAFF
Robbi J. Barber, M.Ed., LPCA- Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse-Clinician & Prime for Life Instructor
Hello! Life can be an amazing journey and sometimes it seems unkind. Let me help you bring new life to your journey by seeing life through a different lens. Therapy can provide a clear perspective that allows you to no longer walk your journey in darkness but as you apply the light on your path becomes illuminated! I will work with you in order to assist you with identifying your treatment goals in order to assist you with addressing the treatment concerns in your life that are resulting in life stressors that you may be experiencing. I develop therapeutic partnerships with my clients to empower them to reach their treatment goals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate who earned a masters degree 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 utilize the Cognitive Behavioral modality of treatment as a well as Motivational Interviewing as a form of integrative therapy ways that works best individually for the client. I also offer Christian-based counseling services for those who are in need of these specialized services. I instruct the DUI 20-Hour Education Program and have experience working substance abuse as well.
Meredith Sunley, CSW-Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Clinician
Hello! I am a Certified Social Worker and a member of the National Association of Social Workers and graduated from the University of Kentucky with my master in Social Work. I have experience with assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of clients that have a diverse range of diagnoses and treatment concerns. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families in order to assist them with identifying concerns that may be negatively impacting their lives and assisting them with identifying and implementing goals to increase their life satisfaction.
While working with my client I prefer to utilize a primarily Cognitive-Behavioral approach to treatment with an emphasis on client individuality. While working with my clients, I believe in educating them on their diagnosis and/or other treatment concerns and providing insight to how this may be negatively impacting their lives. I believe that therapy is a therapeutic partnership and I 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.
Eric Morton, LPCA-Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Clinician
Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Counseling Associate who graduated Eastern Kentucky University with my master’s degree in Human Services. I also attended Lindsey Wilson College postgraduate in order to complete the state mental health counseling requirements for my degree program and have been providing mental health services to youth and families for the past 10 years in the foster care setting.
I am a current member of the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association (KMHCA) and I am working towards my independent licensure while receiving regular clinical supervision. I adhere to the ACA Code of Ethics and the guidelines set forth by the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.
My therapeutic approach of choice is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. I prefer this modality of treatment because it allows for a trusting therapeutic partnership to develop between my clients and myself. This model of treatment is intended to assist me with equipping my clients with the tools necessary to live happy, as well as, productive lives.
Christopher Robinson, M.Ed., LPCA-Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse Clinician
Hi! I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Associate (LPCA) who graduated from Lindsey Wilson College with a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Human Education. I am also a current member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Kentucky Mental Health Counselor’s Association (KMHCA). I graduated from Lindsey Wilson College School of Professional Counseling in 2019 with a Master’s of Mental Health Counseling and Human Education. I have experience in treating individual’s with addiction, mental health, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. I have experience in group work, such as relationships, anger management, relapse prevention, and process groups.
I work with my clients utilizing Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered and Motivational Interviewing modalities of treatment. The reason I chose to utilize these particular treatment models is because I believe they are more focused and relatable to each client’s individual treatment needs. This enables me to engage in empathic and open dialogue my clients and myself, assists in building our therapeutic partnership, and empowering my clients towards achieving their identified treatment goals. I pride myself on adhering to the ethical and legal standards of the counseling profession as this assist in ensuring my clients that I maintain a strict code of confidentiality and put their treatment needs first.
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.
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!