Dr. Helen Alvey – Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Therapy in Louisville, KY and Surrounding Areas
- Do you have childhood trauma (Parents who fought often, were emotionally, physically, or sexually abusive, overly critical, neglected you, etc.)?
- Were you threatened with death or serious injury (combat, rape, car accident, etc.)?
- Are you having difficulty controlling your emotions, feeling anxiety, or maintaining relationships?
- Do you feel depressed or down throughout the week?
- Are you having parenting difficulties and need some guidance?
My name is Dr. Helen Alvey and I can help with the above concerns and many other issues that may be holding you back.
My Approach to Therapy
When starting therapy, I prioritize developing a strong relationship and create an environment where you can be open and vulnerable. Once you feel comfortable, we will establish goals that will help improve your quality of life. Depending on your concerns, I use evidence-based treatments such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gottman Method, and Behavioral Therapy. These treatments are designed specifically to work with problems such as depression, anxiety, relational issues, and parenting difficulties.
I specialize in working with individuals who have a history of trauma. I have extensive experience with veterans and non-veterans. Additionally, I am a certified providerin Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which was developed to help people who suffer from PTSD and other types of trauma. If you have a history of trauma, I can help you process the traumatic event and teach you how to develop a new, more balanced way of thinking.
Dr. Helen Alvey
I received my Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) and Master of Arts in psychology (M.A.) form Spalding University School of Professional Psychology and earned my undergraduate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. I have trained and worked in a variety of settings including medical centers, private practice, long-term care facilities, residential treatment, and community mental health. Within those settings, I have gained experience working with adults, adolescents, families, couples, veterans, and older adults. For those who desire it, I can integrate Christian principles with evidence-based therapies to incorporate Christian practices into the recovery process. If you think I would be a good fit for you and you live in the Louisville, Kentucky area, then book an appointment with me today!