For Professionals

Staff at Bluegrass specialize in the treatment of individuals with mental health, substance use and intellectual and developmental disabilities in our 17-county service area of central Kentucky. We use individual and group therapy as well as case management, psychiatry, peer support, and other services to help clients achieve their definition of recovery.  We focus our efforts using a person-centered approach, meaning our clients are the author of their recovery plan. Further, we believe our level of care should be intense, brief and episodic. Recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders happens best via an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, we fully support collaboration and ongoing communication to facilitate a strong continuity of care.

If you are interested in referring a client to Bluegrass, please contact our 24-Hour line at 1.800.928.8000 or complete an online referral.

Our clinicians are master’s level therapists and have met the requirements for certification and licensure to treat children, adults, families, couples and seniors. After an initial assessment we meet with clients at the office located nearest them. We maintain offices in 17 central Kentucky counties. Our person-centered approach uses evidence-based practices and puts the client at the center of their recovery plan. We maintain a staff of 300 clinicians and psychiatrists. 

Evidence-Based Practices

  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
  • PCOMS
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Emotion-Focus Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Child-Adult Relationship Enhancement
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy  

Professional Certifications and Licensure 

  • MD - Psychiatrist
  • PhD and PsyD – Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • M.Ed – Master of Arts in Education
  • MSW – Master of Social Work
  • LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • CSW - Clinical Social Worker
  • LPCC – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • LPCA - Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
  • LMFT – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • LPP - Licensed Psychological Practitioner
  • LPA - Licensed Psychological Associate
  • NCC – National Certified Counselor
  • APRN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse