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Following our caring approach that has helped thousands of people over the last 15 years, our Richmond office offers skilled professional counselors, therapists, and a psychiatric nurse practitioner to assist the residents in Richmond, KY and the surrounding areas. We are proud to offer services to average, everyday people in order to help them live a happier, more fulfilling life.

Managed by Carrie Koontz, MSW, LCSW, our Richmond office provides clinical counseling, psychiatric management and medical management services, in addition to a wide variety of other assessments for Richmond, KY. Our third office for Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry is in a convenient location right off of the main stretch in Richmond on Atwood Drive next to Starr Mortgage behind the BP gas station.

The comfortable, inviting atmosphere is conducive to providing counseling, psychiatry, and other services to our clients in Richmond, KY. We have many skilled counselors and professionals that provide individual counseling, marriage counseling, and family counseling for children and adolescents. Similar to our Lexington and Frankfort offices, our Richmond office offers specific counseling services as defined on our Lexington Counseling and Psychiatry homepage. 

We also have a psychiatric nurse practitioner to provide psychiatry services and medication management for both adolescents and adults. Our clinical staff also provides a wide range of behavioral health services. Working together with our counselors, our mental health practitioner is licensed to evaluate and prescribe medications in order to provide clients with a complete spectrum of care.

Our skilled staff composed of licensed counselors, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and clinical staff work together to provide top of the line counseling and psychiatry services. We care about each and every one of our clients, and we work hard to maintain a professional relationship and a highly regarded reputation. Our professionals will treat you with dignity and respect at all times. We care, and it shows! If you or someone you know needs counseling, psychiatry, or other assessment services, our Richmond location is here to help! Do not hesitate to call us and set up an appointment today! Give us the opportunity to help you.
Carrie Koontz

Richmond, KY
Phone: (859) 314-1281
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Monica Alger

Richmond, KY
Phone: (859) 608-3576
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Christine Dalton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Lexington, Frankfort and Richmond
Phone: (859) 338-0466
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Jenifer Eich

Richmond, KY
Phone: 859-314-1281
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Clarissa Hagy

Richmond, KY
Phone: (859) 338-0466
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Jessica Page

Richmond, KY
Phone: (859) 314-1281
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Linda Thomas

Richmond, KY
Phone: (859) 523-7383
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Kelly Nunley

Richmond, KY
Phone: 859-314-1281
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Richmond, KY
5011 Atwood Drive
Richmond KY, 40475
Phone: 859-314-1281
Fax: 859-353-8032

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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