Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Margaret works with individuals, children, teens, couples, and families, and wants to help you make the first step toward a happier life where you feel understood and on a path toward greater self-growth, well-being, and healing. Margaret will create an open and collaborative space where clients can identify stressors and learn tools to build healthy relationships, solutions that work, and a life worthy of celebration. She is honored to walk beside you on the path to realize your authentic self!
Margaret is a marriage and family therapist associate, and is also working on earning credits to become a registered play therapist. She has advanced training in several trauma informed therapies including play and expressive therapies, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Havening, Internal Family Systems, Ericksonian Hypnosis, as well as being certified in Levels I &II of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki. She is also a certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitator.
She is especially skilled in working with children and adolescents, and utilizes evidenced based expressive and play therapies designed to meet the unique developmental needs of her clients. Working effectively with children requires a specialized approach, and play therapy creates an open and collaborative environment where children feel safe and empowered to resolve problems, cope with challenging emotions, utilize problem solving skills, and seek out solutions to inner conflicts. Simply stated, play is a child’ language, and toys are the words (Landreth, 2002).
Margaret was born in Louisville and has lived all over the United States. After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, she lived in Portland, Oregon before moving back to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville for her graduate program.
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Chris Davis, MSSW, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Chris specializes in working with adults and couples who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives and marriages.
These crossroads, be they crisis points, stuck points, or just times of transition, can all be important opportunities to move to a new way of thinking, being, and a new way of being in relationship with others and one’s self.
Chris was born and raised in Louisville. He spent a few years abroad and has traveled to several other countries, all providing him with a multi-cultural understanding of the human experience. Chris received his master’s in social work and marriage and family therapy from the University of Louisville. He has worked with a wide variety of people and situations, while continuing to learn and grow with each person he encounters in their own unique life situation.
Chris strongly believes that the process of change is as unique as each person and situation he meets. He doesn’t approach people by labeling, fitting them into a box, and using any certain method to “fix” them or their situation. He will join you to find unique ways of addressing your situation in order to move forward to a more helpful and desired space in your life.
Chris is able to see clients who are able to pay out-of-pocket as well as those with Anthem Insurance. Please call Anthem and verify he is on your particular brand of Anthem insurance before scheduling an appointment. If you have another insurance carrier, Chris is likely to qualify as an out-of-network provider. Please call your insurance carrier to double check.
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Kathryn Petrey, MAMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist Associate
Kathryn brings to the practice of therapy a love of exploring all that promotes growth and healing in the lives of individuals. She views therapy as a collaborative process. Kathryn values the client’s ability to discover their inner wisdom and utilizes evidence-based practices to guide their therapeutic work together.
Kathryn specializes in adult individual, systemic and couples therapy. She seeks to serve as a guide and positive support during times of transition, uncertainty and human struggle. As a registered yoga instructor, her approach to the therapeutic process is holistic, rooted in the body-mind-spirit connection. As a client-centered therapist who incorporates mindfulness-based and other strategies tailored to each client’s needs and preferences, Kathryn helps one manage unwanted symptoms, shift away from feeling stuck, and modify negative patterns.
Clients find Kathryn’s empathetic reflective listening skills and quiet demeanor bring a sense of calm and safety to the therapy experience. With Kathryn’s encouragement, many clients have found an ability to grow through difficult moments of transition, grief, relationship distress, anxiety or depression. Her core belief that self-awareness and self-compassion lead to grace and healing offer her clients hope through therapy.
Kathryn holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
“Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion,
the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously grow.”
– Anon I Mus
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