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.
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...
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...
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...
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!
Here’s our very own Rebecca Street, LMFT featured in an article about her joining the Creative Family Counseling Team. Check it out!
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, 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...
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...
We also share an integrative approach. In a world where we experience so much compartmentalization, we value healing that includes unifying all those parts. This includes mind, body, spirit, and community. We find that when the whole person is cared for, the healing people experience in all areas of their life helps facilitate the change for which clients are seeking when they come to Creative Family Counseling. This may include collaboration with other providers with which you work or just be as simple as talking with you about all the various facets of your life and how they impact your present circumstances. Our Therapists’ training in Marriage and Family Therapy also reflects a belief in systemic change. People don’t live in a vacuum. We find that when people’s systems (relationships) find healthier ways of interacting, people experience lasting change and healing.
All of the Therapists at Creative Family Counseling feel strongly that there are creative solutions to problems you may be experiencing. It is this belief in change that brought each of us to the profession of counseling. Sometimes these solutions include research-supported treatment modalities that therapists use in session with clients. You can learn more about these specialized treatment options here. Other times the solution that you’re looking for may just come from thinking outside of the box with your therapist or just be a result of sharing your challenges with a trustworthy and caring therapist.
Lastly, we believe in inclusivity. All people deserve the chance to experience healing. This is why we offer specialized counseling services to all age groups of individuals and with any dynamic of relationships. Your counseling is tailored to your needs and will include whoever you’d like to include.
All of this informs our Mission Statement, which says, “At Creative Family Counseling, we believe that change is possible. With a collaborative and integrative approach, our therapists help equip families with knowledge and tools to develop creative solutions to problems and facilitate healing and growth. With quality counseling available for children, teens, couples, and families of all types and ages, all family members can participate in this change together.”
If you’re looking for change and healing and are wondering if Creative Family Counseling can help you facilitate that change in your life, call today to speak with one of our Therapists.