About Me


Dr. Whitley Paden – Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Evidence-Based Therapy

If you are suffering from any of the following:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • OCD
  • Anxiety/Phobias/Panic Attacks
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image issues
  • Anger
  • Poor coping skills

I am here to listen, understand, and provide help using evidence-based treatment.


I’m Dr. Whitley Paden, a licensed clinical psychologist, and I have received extensive training with helping adults suffering from a range of intrapersonal and interpersonal challenges. I recognize the importance of providing genuine warmth and caring to all clients to promote their own self-compassion, acceptance, and growth.  I specialize in providing research-based treatment to adolescents and adults with a range of struggles. Some of which include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety (generalized, phobias, panic attacks), eating disorders, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change” – Carl Rogers.

I am a certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) which is an evidence-based treatment for PTSD.  I use other evidence-based treatments, including, but not limited to Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E), Family-Based Therapy (FBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Coping Skills Therapy (CBST) (https://cptforptsd.com/cpt-provider-roster/).

For those who desire it, I can provide Christian counseling utilizing Biblical principles in the evidence-based treatment process.  This type of therapy can help you improve your spiritual life and relationship with God.


I obtained my master’s degree and doctorate at Spalding University’s School of Professional Psychology in 2019. I completed my APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Robley Rex VA in Louisville, KY where I received training and supervision treating PTSD. My postdoctoral training and early work experience at Be Well KY (Louisville Clinic for Eating Disorders; Louisville OCD Clinic) focused on treating eating disorders and OCD.


For those living in Kentucky or Indiana, I can meet face-to-face or via telehealth. If you live outside of those two states, I have the authority to practice interjurisdictional telepsychology through PSYPACT. In other words, I can provide telehealth sessions to individuals living in 37 of the participating states.  Please click here if you live outside of Kentucky and Indiana to see if I can work with you.  Contact me today to schedule your first appointment.

How We Can Help You

It's our goal to create a comfortable, safe environment, where we'll work to achieve the goal together
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The most common and dangerous features of low self-esteem is negative self-talk.