Ashley Perkins, M.Ed., LPCA, LPATA

Ashley,  a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Art Therapy program, received her M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services with a focus in Art Therapy. This comprehensive mental health program prepared her for her current licenses as both a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) as well as a Licensed Professional Art Therapy Associate (LPATA). Her very early inspirations for working in this field stemmed from a sincere drive to help those struggling with addiction, to be able to assist them using counseling and art therapy skills.  Ashley expresses that she feels a strong drive to work with addiction recovery and working primarily with an adult population. 


​Grace Hallak, LPCA


Grace received her Master's Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling with a focus on Mental Health from the University of Kentucky in 2016. She is a licensed Professional Counseling Associate. She was a part of the grant funded program through UK’s Human Development Institute with a focus in developmental disabilities. Grace has experience working with acute psychiatric patients through Eastern State, providing them with counseling by interacting through individual and group counseling. She also has experience working with domestic violence, anger management, students with disabilities, and substance abuse. She has researched eating disorders, relationships, self-esteem, and DBT techiniques.

Anthony Flynn, LPCA

Anthony received his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in 2007. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has been working in mental health for 20 years. He has experience as a guidance counselor, a therapist, and a case manager. He has experience in both individual and group counseling.

Jon Mitchell, LPCA


Jon graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2016. He has experience empowering adults as an outpatient therapist at 2nd Chance. Jon’s experience extends from working with PTSD, alcohol and chemical dependency/addiction, trauma, anxiety, and depression. Jon is highly effective working with adults and enjoys engaging people in the process of positive change.

Spencer Seese, MFTA

Spencer obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2017. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. She has experience with both individual and group counseling. She also has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from lower socioeconomic statuses. She is trained in child therapy and couples therapy as well.our paragraph here.

Arianna Knuf, LPCA


Receiving her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Eastern Kentucky Univeristy, Arianna holds extensive experience working with adolescents and families with mental health and substance use issues. She is skilled at working within the juvenile and adult justice systems, drug courts, the state health and human services system, and local school systems. Arianna has a particularly broad experience in treating adults with both mental health and substance use issues as well. She enjoys working with groups and pyscho-education.  Arianna's areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, women's emotional health, family therapy, adolescent behavior issues, and substance abuse/dependence.

Shawn Pantaliono, LPCA

Receiving his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson in 2013, Shawn holds a wide-range of experience working with adolescents with mental health, substance use issues, and their families. He has worked with children in foster care and young adults, through conducting individual and group therapy sessions. Shawn has a particularly broad experience in conducting cognitive, academic, and social emotional assessments. Shawn’s areas of specialty are anxiety and depression, family therapy, adolescent behavior issues, and substance abuse/dependence. 

Chris Risner, LPCA


Recent Graduate from Eastern Kentucky, Chris Mastered in Clinical Mental Health. Chris has utilized multiple forms of therapeutic approaches, including psycho-educational, cognitive-behavioral, and medical/illness models of assessment and diagnosis.  Chris enjoys working with individuals to address such issues such as depression, addiction and substance abuse, stress, vocational concerns, parenting, and low self-esteem. Chris also has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury where he provides training, assistance and supervision to participants in the areas of living skills, and therapeutic recreation. 

Corey Birch, LPCC


Corey graduated with his Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College in 2012, and has been working with children and families for 19 years. Corey is known for his relaxed and comfortable approach to counseling.  Corey's approach involves genuine caring, acceptance, and non-judgment.  Corey works with clients from a strength-based, positive, and affirming perspective. He works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, other mental health disorders, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, grief and loss, relationship/family concerns, individual counseling for personal and emotional growth. 









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