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Individual, Couples, Teen and Adolescent Counseling. Telehealth services are available for individuals in Kentucky

Areas of interest: Anxiety, OCD, Depression, Self Esteem/Self Compassion, Women's Issues, Childhood Healing, Couple's Growth and Parenting. 

Modalities Include: EMDR, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Gottman Techniques and Trauma Informed therapies.

Fees/Insurance: I accept Humana, United/Optum, Anthem/BCBS and Aetna Insurance.

Sliding scale fees are also available for private pay clients: $75-125 for 50-55min sessions.

Low fee options available via Open Path Collective.

Trainings I've attended:  EMDR, Compassion Fatigue, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Professionals, Internal Family Systems Experiential Workshop, Trauma-Informed Yoga in Mental health, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Certificate, Trauma and Healing with Bessel van der Kolk MD, Improv for Therapists. 

Trainings I've presented: Compassion Fatigue and Burnout for Health Care Professionals, Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals, Mindful Parenting: Reducing Stress and Enhancing Relationships , Self Compassion 101 Workshop, Improv for Anxiety, Mindfulness in the Workplace., Breaking Your Phone Habit and Compassion Fatigue for First Responders. 

Certifications: Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional


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Amanda Villaveces, LMFT

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


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 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.


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: or 502-806-8816

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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.



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


Tiffany Farmer, LMFT

To schedule with me please contact: or call 502-806-8816. 

Low fee and sliding scale sessions available. 

Carsyn Kidwell, Student Intern



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