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We care about our clients, the services we provide and work hard to maintain a professional relationship and reputation our clients tell others about. Please give us a call!
Larry Vaughan

Lexington (Duval Street), KY
Phone:  (859) 523-7383
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Terri Leather

Lexington Office (Duval Street), KY
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Sondra R. Brumett
M.S., Ed.S., LPCC

Lexington Office (Duval Street), KY
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Karyn Stute

Lexington (Duval Street), KY
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Amber Miller

Lexington Office (Duval Street), KY
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Alex Leet

Frankfort, Lexington (Duval Street), KY
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Lexington (Duval Street), KY
1092 Duval St
Suite 230
Lexington, KY 40515
Phone: (859) 523-7383
Fax: (859) 294-0802

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 AM - 9 PM
Tuesday 8 AM - 9 PM
Wednesday 8 AM - 9 PM
Thursday 8 AM - 9 PM
Friday 8 AM - 9 PM
Saturday 8 AM - 6 PM
Sunday Closed

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By Paul Dalton 05 Feb, 2016
So you live in Kentucky and only a few more weeks until spring. Everyone should be happy and feel better about that, right? I think most of us get a sense of relief and hope, and that cognitive energy to bust out of the winter season and get moving. For some, the spring can be a rough time. Depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, and relationship issues prevent the spring season from being all that it could be. Following are some reasons that these and other conditions may worsen in the spring, a few resources for you, and some concrete strategies you can implement to help yourself. 

So why do people struggle some in the spring when it should be all flowers and sunshine? 

1. Sleep
Many times the spring season causes a change in our circadian rhythm . The sun wakes you up in the am, it is difficult to keep a routine, and restlessness all contribute to the sleep problem. Our eating in the winter and spring can affect how much we sleep. Caffeine, napping, undereating, and how much we are moving, all contribute to how much we sleep. Spring likely has an effect on melatonin in the body, which aids in sleep. 

Strategies that help are EXERCISE and EATING RIGHT! If you keep moving with the help of  a tool like a Fitbit or utilize regular exercise of 45 minutes or more 4-5 times per week, you are far less likely to have sleep problems. Exercise helps you sleep. Exercise helps you eat better. Eating and sleeping adequately can reduce your stress and fight any symptoms you may have. Eating healthy keeps your mind, body, and spirit in a positive place. When your body is well, your mind has a great chance of being well too. Sounds too simple? Give it a try!

The sleep foundation can help here :  Sleep Foundation Healthy Sleep Tips
Eating Right For Spring
Here is a good link to read on symptoms getting worse in the spring: Spring Makes Symptoms Worse

2. Spring Fever is Real
Our office has existed for over 15 years now. I can tell you that March to May is our busiest time of the year, always. Bipolar disorder, marital infidelity, depression, and anxiety are the main reasons people call us in the spring. The real causes of spring fever include longer days that produce more sunshine and increased energy, changes in hormone production, sleep cycles, nutrition and diet changes, body needs, and possibly, a lack of self care. When we bust of out winter here in Kentucky we sometimes forget that it takes a little time to get our minds and bodies in shape for yard work, spring cleaning, and for many, an increased workload all the way around. Here are some links to let you know spring fever is real. 

Spring Fever
WEB MD-You Give Me Spring Fever
Wiki Spring Fever
Spring Time Bad for Depression

3. Expectations Are High

Sometimes in spring we have been thinking about all the things we should of, could of, would of done if we had lived in San Diego or Florida during our winter days. The reality of being human can set in when we find out that spring has sprung, it is time to get moving, and we don't have the energy or drive to complete our list of high expectations. Many people are disappointed in themselves and these outcomes. Don't worry about it. 

Strategies you can use include setting small attainable goals you can feel good about. Work on your list a little at a time. Make goals that regular people can reach with time built in for you to EXERCISE AND SLEEP. Do a mix of things that you enjoy and are healthy for you while completing your responsibilities. If you deny yourself from pleasure too long, that strategy is likely to backfire. Have a good balanced approach. Use a checklist that has 3 sections. One section is for today. One section is for the week. Reserve one part of the list for things your are really wanting to do. Put a vacation or planned fun activities on a calendar. Look up things you might want to do during that time online. Planning, thinking and dreaming are fine. They keep us hopeful. 

Tiny Buddha Expectations and Disappointment
Expectations at The Silent Blog
Three Ways Expectations Can Hurt You

4. Allergies

If you live in Kentucky, you know about allergies. Kentucky is known to be one of the worst states when it comes to spring and fall allergies.  Louisville is ranked as one of the worst cities in the entire country to live in due to allergies.   Many times people are unaware they are being affected. Sometimes the symptoms are less obvious than a runny nose, cough, and cold like symptoms. Many times people are lethargic, grouchy, have headaches, and have cognitive deficits. The allergic affect we have in Kentucky can quickly turn into a sinus infection, bronchitis, ear infections, and other maladies that make us mentally and physically drained. That flower below can cause us some issues! 

Get to a doctor. Take a seasonal allergy medication. Some are mild, like Allegra (please get your physician's approval before taking allergy medications) and can be taken everyday. Prescription nose sprays may help, but may also have some cognitive or mood altering side effects. Be careful, but don't suffer! Get help from an allergist if you need it. 

Allergy Resources
Pollen Map
How to Beat Spring Allergies by WEB MD
By creekmoremarketing 21 Sep, 2015

Welcome to our website!

Therapy is a great choice. It works, and I hope you make a commitment today to start. Most people find the idea of attending therapy with a therapist or counselor far more scary than the actual process itself. Here is a link that describes how the process works at our locations.

Our therapists are located in Lexington, Frankfort and Richmond, KY. See individual profiles of our therapy providers here . I hire our professionals personally and attempt to provide you with someone that will care about your outcome and treat you well. These are experts at counseling and therapy and provide services you will want to tell others about.

Our clinicians care, and you will know they are different in that respect. Providing therapy in Central Kentucky is much more than a job to our therapists. It is a profession, and a way of life.

Please let us help you today!   Contact us here   or at 859.338.0466 now.


Paul D. Dalton, MS, LPCC, CADC

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Lexington Campus – Duval Street

Welcome! Thank you for choosing us to help you. Below you will find some information about us along with a few suggestions to make your visit with us as smooth as possible. And again, thank you!

1092 Duval St.
Suite 230
Lexington KY 40515

Numbers to Know:

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If you have questions or comments about your services, please call 859.338.0466. Thank you!

If this is your first visit

  1. Make sure you have your New Client paperwork with you and that is it filled out completely. We have copies in the entryway if you need one.
  2. If you are using insurance for the visit make sure you have contacted them prior to the appointment to insure coverage. Many plans require preauthorization before services are obtained. You may also want to ask your insurance company about your deductible and copayment. We will need this information in your first session.
  3. We prefer checks and cash for your payment, but we also accept credit cards.
  4. Take a deep breath and try to relax. Most people are anxious when they begin therapy. We will gladly answer any of your questions about the process when our session begins.
  5. If you have never been to therapy, your experience is likely to differ from your expectations. Your clinician will ask some questions, allow you to describe the issues and or concerns you need help with, and assist you in setting goals to help.
  6. A typical session lasts around 50-60 minutes.
  7. The therapists in our practice are licensed by the State of Kentucky to practice. We are also committed to continued education and collaboration and we are fluent in evidenced based practices. What does that mean? Our clinicians use what has been proven to work, practice within the limits of our expertise, and do not use experimental or unproven therapies or techniques. We educate clients well so please ask questions.

Counseling FAQs

Where do I check in?
You don’t. Just come on in and have a seat. We are a punctual group of therapists, and if you have an appointment with us we are aware you are here. We will come to you in the waiting room.

Can you fix my problem?
No, but we can help you develop the tools necessary so that you can.

Can I ask questions?

Can I have some candy?

Can we be friends on Facebook?
Our code of ethics encourages us to keep our relationships with clients strictly professional as does the practice owner. We apologize, but we don’t interact with clients outside of the practice. We hope you understand.

Comments and or concerns?
We would like to hear about your experience with us. Contact Larry Vaughn at 859-608-1709, email Larry or at our contact page.
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