Before contacting me, please take a moment to get to know me and see if we'd be a good fit!

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. 

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.

More: 

I am also passionate about mental health advocacy and in 2020 I started a mental wellness organization called Mental Health Lou with the help of Shannon Gonter, LPCC. MHL aims to connect the public with mental health resources and education while decreasing stigma. What I love about this project is that it gives me the opportunity to connect with the community, present workshops, network with other practitioners and develop interesting and engaging community campaigns.

Learn more about Mental Health Lou or see below for videos from our Wellness Summit. 

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 nerdy and sarcastic (but only when appropriate).

You can reach me at: amanda@amandavmft.com or 502-806-8816

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Amanda Villaveces, LMFT