Amy Travis, LMFT, LCADC
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and the Clinical Director of Creative Family Counseling. In my work I enjoy helping clients of all ages and throughout all stages of life. I am happy to bring over four years of experience in directly helping individuals and families in their journeys to recovery to my work with clients at Creative Family Counseling. As an affirming, client-centered, collaborative therapist, I love being able to bring creativity, peace, and hope into the process of change.
One of my primary missions in working with families is to help create more peaceful interactions. With understanding that peace is brought about through action, not passivity, I help clients find healing through active, solution-oriented, experiential, and creative processes such as play therapy-informed and expressive therapy-informed techniques. I am open to exploring a variety of spiritual paths with clients if that is part of their life journey. I am pursuing Play Therapy candidacy and am under supervision of Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S.
In my time working with clients both as a student and post-graduation, I have worked in diverse clinical settings including outpatient clinical metal health, residential care for children, trauma-informed care in a hospital, recovery houses, and substance abuse treatment. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with a variety of challenges including grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, stage of life transitions, low self-confidence, shame, relational conflict, parenting concerns, and challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals and their families. I believe in a truly collaborative approach so we will work together to chart your own unique path toward healing.
My own path took me from Virginia to New Mexico, Florida, and back to Virginia to earn Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Performance and have the joy of teaching children and adults music for 12 years. My journey then brought me and my family to Kentucky where I earned a dual Master’s degree in Divinity and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2017. I enjoy adventuring with my family, caring for a herd of pets, and all sorts of creative endeavors. I look forward to getting to know you and being a part of your healing journey.
***Amy is offering in-person counseling at both Lyndon and Prospect campuses for children ages 2 and up, teens, adults, couples and families. Telehealth services are available for teen and adult clients. She accepts payment through HAS/FSA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits and has a limited number of sliding scale openings per month. Typical 45-minute appointments with Amy are a $140 investment per session following the initial intake which costs $195 and includes the development of and planning of new client’s treatment plans.***