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ABOUT

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Amanda Villaveces, LMFT

Director, Mental Health Lou

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in Louisville, KY in private practice and online via telehealth.

Background: 

In 2012 I received my MS in Marriage, Family and Community Counseling at CSU Sacramento. Prior to that I attended the University of Arizona, where I earned a Bachelor's in Psychology and Art History.

Before moving to Louisville, I lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area teaching and counseling. During this time I had the opportunity to work with a diverse community and learn about a wide range of life experiences. Learning about other's experiences is one of my favorite things about being a therapist, and not to sound cheesy, but it's always an honor to go on this journey with you!

In 2015 I relocated to Louisville and began practicing at Northstar Counseling Center, before moving out on my own. In 2020 I started a side project called Mental Health Lou that serves as a community mental wellness hub (more on that here.) 

Approach: 

In practice I take a creative and holistic approach to each client. From my work I have learned that often our mental health symptoms  manifest both mentally and physically. In treatment I will explore how your daily habits, past experiences, sleep, nutrition and exercise factor in to your mental health. By taking this thorough approach I have seen my clients make fast and sustaining changes in their lives.

Insurance and Payment:

I accept: Humana, Aetna, Anthem and United plans as well as HSA/FSA cards. Private pay sliding scale options are also available $80-120 per hour. 

*GOOD FAITH ESTIMATES available prior to services. 

More: 

I have had success working with many different types of clients and work hard to create a therapeutic environment where you feel welcomed and heard. Clients have described me as compassionate, insightful and engaging. I also self describe as a gregarious introvert is who is often nerdy and sarcastic (but only when appropriate).

Appointment information: amanda@amandavmft.com or 502-806-8816

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Carsyn Kidwell, Student Intern

I am an intern currently working toward my M.S in Couple and Family Therapy through the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work. Along with this degree, I hope to pursue a specialization in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.

 

Background:

This past May, I graduated with my B.A in Psychology at the University of Louisville focused around the social science track. Because of this program, I found my passion for helping others. That is, helping others feel comfortable with the idea of exploring their past and creating a life that allows them to be their true best self. 

 

During my undergraduate experience, I worked to support PCAK & PCAA, known as Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky & America. I also worked hands on with the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana. These two organizations have led to an eagerness to work with children, adolescence, and young adults—but have also taught me that working with any background is fulfilling. I can only hope that those patients I work with will feel just as fulfilled when working with me. 

 

I am looking forward to working with my clients to address concerns, set attainable goals, and building a bond along the way. A promise I will make is to keep my patients best interest in mind and be an active listener in all settings. I am looking forward to getting to work! 

Site Supervisor:

Amanda Villaveces, LMFT

Supervisor:

Tiffany Farmer, LMFT

To schedule with me please contact: Amanda@amandavmft.com or call 502-806-8816. 

Low fee and sliding scale sessions available. 

 
 

VIDEOS

Below you'll find videos from myself and my colleagues on various mental health topics! Feel free to browse and learn!