Therapist offering EMDR counseling

The Therapeutic Specialty of EMDR: What is it and how is it used?

While Creative Family Counseling offers many different Specialties for clients, depending on their interests and therapeutic needs, EMDR Therapy is a specialty that many people have questions about when first introduced to it.  For this reason, I sat down with my colleague, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Dawn Pendleton, who is Certified in EMDR. As a seasoned clinician with over 20 years in the field, Dawn has used numerous types of approaches to therapy, including EMDR.   She states that her goal is to facilitate healing for her clients in as short an amount of time as possible, which is why she’s so passionate about her use of EMDR.  In this interview, Dawn gave some background on this therapeutic tool, discussed how and why it is used, and suggested who might benefit from EMDR Therapy. Learn More...

Teletherapy

Creative Family Counseling Offers Online Counseling and Support in Response to Pandemic Covid-19 While Businesses are Closed to Shelter at Home

As Kentuckiana families prepare for another 4-6 weeks of being “Healthy at Home,” the Team of Marriage and Family Therapists at Creative Family Counseling has been busy finding creative ways to provide support for existing clients and their families as well as the community at large.  Effective this week, all Therapists at Creative Family Counseling are able to provide Online Counseling Services and various kinds of support through secure Telehealth options. Learn More...

It’s Okay to NOT be Okay

By Lisa Howard Cardwell, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

I really hate that one meme that is taking over social media right now. You know the one, right? It shows a sign that says “You’re not stuck at home, you’re safe at home.” Another iteration of that meme is more to the point; it says “Stuck at home” with the word stuck crossed out and replaced with the word safe. It’s a great meme that sends an important reminder that we are safe and that staying at home protects us and those around us from COVID-19. It also reminds us to be grateful. These are positive reminders we can all use right now. So why do I hate this meme?  Learn More...

Archer provides Animal-Assisted Therapy at Creative Family Counseling

A Chat with Archer: Being a Therapy Dog at Creative Family Counseling

A Chat with Archer: Being a Therapy Dog at Creative Family Counseling

Creative Family Counseling is known for offering creative interventions to help clients and their families experience change and healing.  Animal-Assisted Therapy is one of the unique modalities of therapy available for clients of our practice.  Rebecca Street, LMFT and a sweet Doberman Pinscher named Archer are one of the two animal-assisted therapy teams at Creative Family Counseling.  I sat down with them for a quick interview about the amazing work they offer to their clients. Learn More...

Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What You Need to Know about Trauma and an Option for Treatment – Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

What does “trauma-focused” mean and why should a Child Therapist have a trauma focus? 

Trauma is a word that gets tossed around a lot in our culture. Much like colloquial usage of words like crazy, bi-polar, and depression, people adapt words to alternative meanings. However, trauma is a real mental health issue with specific, and at the same time murky, definitions. The word trauma can be specific when it comes to the Diagnosis Statistical Manual’s (DSM-5) definition of trauma. This Manual is used by Therapists to determine if someone meets the criteria of a trauma-related mental health diagnosis. Trauma can at the same time be murky in definition because mental health professionals understand that trauma can take on many different facets depending on both the person and context impacted by the trauma.  Learn More...

Creative Family Counseling, A Louisville Based Play Therapy Practice, Expands Their Team and Offers Additional Therapy Services and Specialties

Catch up with all the NEW at CFC by checking out this article. You’ll learn more about our NEWEST Team Members, Leslie Cashion, Bridget Morgan, and Archer the Therapy Dog, as well as our NEW Specialties: Parent Support and Positive Discipline Workshops.  Check it out!

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Licensed Louisville Therapist Rebecca Street is Passionate about Helping Families, Children and Teens Express Themselves and Come Together

Here’s our very own Rebecca Street, LMFT featured in an article about her joining the Creative Family Counseling Team.  Check it out!

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Creative Family Counseling’s Lola the Therapy Dog Featured in Today’s Woman Magazine

Lola is Famous!

A couple years ago a photo of Lola enjoying her “Puppicino” (whip cream in a cup) from Heine Brothers’ Coffee was shown in a Heine Brothers’ commercial.  This past March, she was featured in an article of Today’s Woman, who highlighted the amazing work that Therapy Animals provide.  At Creative Family Counseling, Lola offers Animal-Assisted Therapy.  She is such a special member of the CFC Team, and clients understand the gift of a therapy animal when they experience Lola’s gentle and sweet presence. Learn More...

Creative Family Counseling, a Therapy Practice Offering Counseling to Children, Adults, and Families, Announces New Website and Practice Location in Louisville, Kentucky

Creative Family Counseling, owned by Clinical Director Lacey Ryan, LMFT, is excited to announce the launch of a new website design and the opening of a new practice location in Louisville, Kentucky. The new website design features overviews of the counseling services offered at Creative Family Counseling, information on the therapeutic specialties available, history of the team of therapists, therapy resources, testimonials, and more. Along with the new website design, Creative Family Counseling has opened the doors of a new practice location at 8134 New LaGrange Road, Suite 227, in Louisville, Kentucky and the practice is currently accepting new patients. Learn More...

What to Expect at Creative Family Counseling

Is this your first time visiting us at Creative Family Counseling?

Welcome! We find it a privilege to walk alongside clients as they work through challenges. Thank you for choosing to spend that time with us!

If you’re a planner like me, this little article may be helpful to help you prepare for your first visit at CFC.

When you schedule your first appointment with your Therapist, you will receive a password to complete your Intake Questionnaire and sign your Consents and Agreements prior to coming. Please complete this paperwork electronically prior to your visit so your Therapist can review it with you during your scheduled appointment time. Learn More...