Therapists

Nancy Thayer, LCSW, ACS and Founder of SMH

Nancy Thayer, LCSW, ACS and Founder of SMH

Nancy has a Master's of Social Work degree. She is trained in Behavior Supports, TC-CBT, PCIT, AutPlay Therapy, & Certified Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor. She has more than 25 years' experience working in the mental health field.

Jason Thayer, LCSW and President/CEO

Jason Thayer, LCSW and President/CEO

Jason has a Master's of Social Work degree. He is trained to provide Behavior Supports, work with sexually reactive children, TF-CBT, AutPlay Therapy, & Certified Juvenile Sexual Offender Counselor. He has more than 16 years' experience working in the mental health field.

Stephanie Doss, LCSW and Clinical Director

Stephanie Doss, LCSW and Clinical Director

Stephanie has a Master's of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University. She is our current Clinical Director along with seeing a caseload of her own. She is trained in providing AutPlay Therapy, DBT skills, and TF-CBT. She is currently providing services for individuals and families in the office setting for children, adolescents, and adults. Stephanie has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field.

Cindy Colyer, LCSW and Director of Personnel

Cindy Colyer, LCSW and Director of Personnel

Cindy has a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Kentucky. She is also an adjunct professor at Campbellsville University. Cindy provides services in our Pulaski office for children, adolescents and adults. Her specialties are grief counseling, family counseling, anger, depression and anxiety.

James Hadley, CSW

James Hadley, CSW

James has a Master's of Social Work degree. He is currently providing services for individual, family, and groups in the home, school. and office settings for children, adolescents, and adults.

Ben Perry, NCC, LPCC

Ben Perry, NCC, LPCC

Ben has a Master's of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree. He is trained in AutPlay Therapy. He has more than 14 years' experience working in the mental health field.

Chris Jasper, LPCA

Chris Jasper, LPCA

Chris has been a Targeted Case Manager for SMH for many years and has recently began providing therapy. Chris graduated with his Master's from Lindsey Wilson College. Chris has 30 years experience in the human services field. He will be providing therapy in Pulaski and McCreary counties, as well as continuing to work on SMH's parenting class. Chris is interested in the areas of oppositional/defiant behaviors, the SOTP program, spiritual struggles and marriage counseling.

Jolene M. Blevins, LPCA

Jolene M. Blevins, LPCA

Jolene has a Master's of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree. She is currently providing services for individual, family and groups in the home, school and office settings for children, adolescents and adult.

Judith Pittman, LPCA

Judith Pittman, LPCA

Judith has a Master's of Education in Counseling and Human Development degree. She is certified in play therapy and is trained in providing AutPlay Therapy. She is currently providing services for individual, family, and groups in the home, school and office settings for children, adolescents, and adults.

Heather Ramsey, LCSW

Heather Ramsey, LCSW

Heather has a Master's of Social Work degree. She is trained in providing TF-CBT and Behavior Supports. She is currently providing services for individual, family and groups in the home, school and office settings for children, adolescents and adults. Heather provides therapy services in Rockcastle and Pulaski counties, as well as Behavior Supports in Madison County and Lexington, KY.

Tom Greene, LCSW

Tom Greene, LCSW

Tom has a Master's of Social Work degree. He is currently providing services for individual, family, and groups in the home, school and office settings for children, adolescents, and adults.

Nick Bloodworth, LMFT

Nick Bloodworth, LMFT

Nick has a Master's of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has a Master's of Arts in Psychology. Nick has more than 6 years of experience working in mental health. His broad experience includes private practice, community mental health and serving as the clinic/program director for a psychiatric residential treatment facility. Nick specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy. He has a variety of experience in working professionally with those with depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, and defiance. He is a Certified Batterer' Intervention Provider for domestic violence. Nick also has training in Trauma Focused- CBT and is trained in CBT for Psychosis. He provides services in Adair, Barren, Green, Russell and Taylor counties.

Lisa Hunter, LPCC

Lisa Hunter, LPCC

Lisa has a Master's of Education in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. She is trained in providing TF-CBT and has more than 7 years' experience, including work with the Foster Care system. She works mostly in a school based setting in Pulaski County. She is currently providing services for individual, family and groups in home, school and office settings for children, adolescents and adults.

Lesley Roy, LPA

Lesley Roy, LPA

Lesley has a Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology degree. She is trained in providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is the Intake Coordinator serving Casey, Pulaski and Rockcastle counties. She also has a small case load providing individual and family services in school and office settings.

Angie Diescher, LPCC

Angie Diescher, LPCC

Angie has a Master's of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field and works with individuals age 8 up to elderly. Angie uses an eclectic range of modalities and interventions, and continues educating herself yearly. Her specialties include but are not limited to working with individuals with ADHD, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Anxiety, Schizophrenia and Bipolar.

Michelle New, CSW

Michelle New, CSW

Michelle obtained her bachelor's degree from Eastern Kentucky University in Social Work with a specialization in Child Welfare. Michelle obtained her Master's degree from University of Kentucky in Clinical Social Work. Michelle is Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) certified and utilizes other various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Behavior Modification, Play Therapy, Parenting and Dialectal Behavior Therapy.

Neha Mahboob, LPCA

Neha Mahboob, LPCA

Neha is working towards her LPCC. Neha graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017 with a Bachelors in Psychology and concentration in Forensics; From the University of the Cumberlands, she graduated in 2020 with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Neha is trained and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Person Centered Therapy, and Individual Therapy via tele-health/online. She specializes in Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Borderline, and ADHD. Neha has a passion for working with children, teens, and adults because she sees each age as having something to give and learn from. She has a passion for helping others reach a healthy lifestyle mentally and emotionally. Certified as a QPR suicide Gatekeeper and has a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid, Neha believes that change is possible if one is willing to work for it.

Destiny Wright, CSW

Destiny Wright, CSW

Destiny has a Master's of Social Work degree from Campbellsville University. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents and adults utilizing Cognitive Behavioral and Play Therapy techniques. Destiny is currently providing individual and family therapeutic services in Pulaski County within the office and school settings.

Andy Keith, M.Ed., MPA, LPCC

Andy Keith, M.Ed., MPA, LPCC

Andy is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development, as well as a Master's in Public Administration. Andy's previous counseling experience has been both in the for-profit and non-profit sector, mainly counseling youth in foster care, but also adults for outpatient care. Andy has 5 years' experience and is certified in trauma therapies, specifically Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). He also has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as several other therapeutic modalities. Andy has just recently joined the team at Somerset Mental Health and currently has openings for new clients.

Targeted Case Management Services

Offered through Medicaid insurances to assist children and families in gaining needed medical, educational, and other support services. These services are offered in the home, school, and office setting.

Targeted Case Management

Angela Davidson, BS

Angela Davidson, BS

Angela has a Bachelor's of Science in Human Services and Psychology from University of the Cumberlands. She has more than 7 years' experience working with children and families in the home, school, and office setting. Angela provides services in Casey, Pulaski and Russell counties.

Jill Spillman, BS

Jill Spillman, BS

LaDonna New, BS

LaDonna New, BS

Jessica Helton, BA

Jessica Helton, BA

Office Staff

Cathy Compton, CQI

Cathy Compton, CQI

Cathy is a Billing Specialist for Somerset Mental Health, PSC. She has more than 12 years' experience in billing.

Halee Melton-Thayer, CQI

Halee Melton-Thayer, CQI

Emily Ferrell, CQI

Emily Ferrell, CQI

Kristan Clark, CQI

Kristan Clark, CQI

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