C Shawn Oak Ph.D., MSSW, LMFT, ACS, Marriage & Family Therapy in Louisville, Kentucky, 40218

C Shawn Oak

Ph.D., MSSW, LMFT, ACS

C Shawn Oak

Ph.D., MSSW, LMFT, ACS

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 1041010
Secondary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 35001769A
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beacon
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Healthlink
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • Optum Health
  • Passport Health Plan
  • TriWest
  • United Behavioral Health
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • United Health Care
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
Fees: $ 225.00 Initial Session
$ 170.00 54-60 Min session
$ 153.00 45 Min Session
$ 102.00 30 Min Session


$ 40.00 50 Min Session - Student Intern
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

2210 Goldsmith Lane
Suite 104
Louisville, Kentucky 40218

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My Approach to Helping

If you are experiencing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or other concerns, I believe you deserve to find relief and enjoy a more fulfilling life. Therapy has helped many people acquire the skills, tools, and professional guidance to make lasting positive changes. However, you need to take the first step towards better health.

As a therapist who is trained in systems theory, I believe relationships play an integral role in human thinking and behavior. My therapeutic approach involves exploring the primary relationships in a person's life, and determining how they influence the adverse issues which initially brought the person to treatment. I also believe that a trusting, supportive bond between the therapist and the individual in treatment is essential to effective therapy. Consequently, I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where people may freely express their feelings, and collaborate with me to form a strong therapeutic relationship.

I offer mental health services to families, couples, and individuals who are affected by a range of behavioral, emotional, and relational issues. Specific concerns which may be addressed in treatment include infidelity, grief and loss, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, feelings of isolation, loneliness, major life transitions, and alternative lifestyles issues (for example, polyamorous or open relationships, kink, and BDSM). Having studied various spiritual paths, I am also uniquely qualified to help people access their inner strength and grow in wisdom.

More Info About My Practice

I am a graduate of the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, where I studied marriage and family therapy. I am also a graduate of the Coaching Academy of North America (CANA), a life coach, a certified master coach, a certified sexologist, American College of Sexologists (ACS) and a kink aware professional (KAP).

I have over 11 years of experiencing providing marriage and family therapy services. At my private practice, I work with families, couples, individual adults, and teenagers. My areas of expertise include family therapy, couples therapy, alternative lifestyles, polyamory, integrative therapy, sex therapy, premarital counseling, and individual therapy.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Pods, Open-Relationships, BDSM, Kink Aware Professional (KAP), LGBT, Families, Adults, Seniors, Teens, Polyamory

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Logotherapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Wilderness Therapy
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