Behavioral Health & Psychotherapy located in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY


Therapy services offered in Lexington, Richmond and Winchester, KY

Therapy is an essential treatment for overcoming addictions and mental health disorders and teaching an array of skills that help you succeed in life. The licensed counselors at DeNova have extensive training and experience using many different therapeutic approaches. After meeting with you, they recommend the type of therapy best suited for achieving your personal goals. To learn more, call the office in Lexington or Richmond, Kentucky, or request an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.

What is therapy?

Therapy is a mental health treatment in which you talk with a licensed therapist who guides the conversation, offers insight, educates, and teaches skills. During therapy, you accomplish many possible goals, depending on your mental health needs.

You may solve problems, change negative thoughts, and deal with challenging behaviors. Therapy also teaches the skills you need for success in daily life, such as managing anger and stress, improving communication, and learning skills that help you find and keep a job.

When do I need therapy?

Therapy is one of only two main treatments for mental, emotional, and psychological disorders. With or without medication, therapy forms the foundation of your treatment for mental health conditions, including:

  • Substance use disorders (opioids, alcohol, and others)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Grief or loss

Therapy supports your long-term treatment goals for all mental health disorders we treat. 

What type of Therapy might I receive?

Whether you’re recovering from an addiction or needing counseling for a mental health condition, the team at DeNova offers individual, group, and family counseling.

A few examples of the many therapies they often use include:

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

CBT teaches you to identify, question, and change negative, distorted, or unrealistic thoughts. These thoughts trigger intense and often inappropriate emotional and behavioral reactions that disrupt your relationships and often serve as triggers for turning to drugs or alcohol.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of CBT that teaches how to regulate emotions, build positive relationships, and improve communication. This technique helps people who tend to respond to difficult or painful situations with anger, self-destructive behaviors, and strong emotions.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR helps you recover from trauma and other distressing experiences, gently reconnecting you to the trauma while reducing the emotions associated with the event.

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)

This approach helps you identify irrational beliefs and negative thought patterns that may lead to emotional or behavioral issues.

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)

This form of therapy is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychological principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a psychotherapy technique that promotes accepting negative thoughts, feelings, and events. It encourages a person to mindfully participate in activities that uphold their core beliefs and values.

Call DeNova today or use online booking to request an in-person or telehealth therapy appointment.