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Ardath Curtis

Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Therapist Ardath Curtis works at Creative Family Counseling, located in Louisville

My belief that humans are affected by the quality of their relationships, their environments, and their personal experiences informs my relational and systemic approach to therapy. This means I focus on interpersonal dynamics, emotional connection, and interaction patterns as they relate to the problems clients bring to therapy.

I work with children (ages 3 and up), adolescents, teens, couples, adults, and families that are experiencing difficulties related to relationship stress, emotional expression, self-regulation, and adjustment to life changes and transitions. I’d be honored to have the opportunity to support you and your loved ones create new, more positive interactions in your lives and in your relationships.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and a Teach For America alum. My education, professional training and personal values are rooted in cultural humility and social-justice. My therapeutic approach is nurturing, collaborative, inquisitive and trauma-informed. I am LGBTQIAP allied, racial justice allied, body-positivity allied, and sex-positive allied.

In my work with parents and families, I utilize my role as a Certified Positive Discipline Educator to help families increase structure, connection and mutual respect at home. I integrate experiential, expressive and play interventions to help children, adolescents and teens process their emotions and experiences. I am seeking certification in Play Therapy and am Supervised by Lacey Ryan, LMFT, RPT-S.

When working with couples and intimate partnerships, I utilize my experience using Emotion Focused Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy, in which I am Level 2 Trained.

When working with individuals, I utilize methods including Narrative Therapy,  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and Mindfulness.

It’s important to me that clients feel safe, comfortable and respected every time they come to a session with me.

I am thorough in understanding client goals for therapy and regularly ask for client feedback so I can choose an approach that best fits the client’s needs as well as adapt to support the client in their journey of healing, growth and development throughout their time therapy.

Ardath can be reached directly at 502-443-8807 or TherapistArdath@protonmail.com.

***Ardath is offering availability Monday-Wednesday at the Prospect Campus for children 3+, teens, families, adults, and couples. She also has telehealth availability for teen and adult clients on Thursdays.  She accepts payment through HSA/FSA cards, cash, or check. She can also provide Out of Network Reimbursement forms for those with OON Benefits. Typical 45-minute appointments with Ardath are a $130 investment per session following the Initial Intake, which costs $180 and includes the development and planning of new clients’ treatment plans.***

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Therapists who work at Creative Family Counseling, LLC are committed to providing culturally competent and affirming care. This includes ongoing conversations on issues of power, privilege, and oppression, as well as dedicated focus and education on these issues, with the goal of supporting anti-racism, anti-discrimination, & anti-hate to foster growth, love, change, and social justice for all.