My name is Jeremy and I am a born-again Christian. I call Kentucky my home and have since I was about 8 years old and moved here from West Virginia. I have spent most of my life in the Appalachian region, with a short-work tenure in Philadelphia and 10 years of serving in the military around the world. My family and I live outside of Morehead, KY, where we also attend church and are well involved. I met my wife (of almost 11 years) in the hallway of a storm damaged elementary school in Mississippi, where we were both serving on a missions trip following Hurricane Katrina.
I am a life long student, and currently a doctorate student in counseling, with a specialization in marriage and family work. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Military Science from Morehead State University, Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky, Master of Business Administration from Ohio University and two years of seminary training at Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.
Past and current practice experience includes:
National Leadership Council for a federal government agency's Professional Standards and Clinical Practice board.
Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.
Healthcare Ethics Consultant.
8 years of clinical work with the federal government, providing care for military veterans and their families.
1 year working for a local university mental health clinic treating students for various matters.
10 years of military service (US Army paratrooper).
My areas of specialized practice experience include: marriage and family therapy, family issues/discord, family changes, parenting difficulties, adjustment to college, time-management skills, depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment, trauma (sexual, accident and combat), coaching/motivation/self-esteem, sleep issues, and substance-abuse.
I like to utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy, as well as acceptance work, for more general mental health concerns. For marriage/family concerns, a behavioral family therapy model, or behavioral couple therapy is best. I very much respect the work of Dr. John Gottman and utilize his methods with couples as well, and find this a to be a great choice when helping Christian couples. Concerning sleep the methods I like to use involve Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, which can be utilized for minor, or significant sleep disturbances.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Parenting issues
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
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Jeremy has been helpful and encouraging. I have found it helpful to talk things through with him and have another voice outside my head with whom I can process.
Jeremy has helped me cope with my GAD and he has been a Godsend to me. Therapy is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else. I feel like he "gets" me as an individual. His expertise has been a tremendous blessing to me.
Very happy with Jeremy