Dave Payne


Dave Payne


Telehealth Available
Professions: Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Kentucky - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - 103091
Secondary Credential: Ohio - Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor - E.0800292
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: -I can provide documentation for you to submit for "out of network" coverage.
-I accept all major credit cards, including HSA cards.
-Sessions are $115 per hour.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Burlington, Kentucky 41005

My Approach to Helping


You can't "just snap out of it." You can't just "think happier thoughts." "Don't worry, be happy" just doesn't work with real anxiety and depression.

I know how it feels to struggle with anxiety and depression, to feel held back by your thoughts and emotions--so I know it's probably hard to believe that there are ways to lead a happy life in spite of these challenges. My first-hand experience with depression and anxiety also helps me take a realistic, down-to-earth approach to helping you learn coping techniques that you can actually use in your own daily life. I can offer real empathy for your situation, while also helping you challenge yourself a bit so that you can learn to vastly improve your quality of life.


To help couples improve their communication skills, I use a well-researched approach to couples therapy that is called Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). EFT helps partners learn about and address their underlying needs and fears in the relationship. As you and your partner feel more emotionally safe and connected, it will become easier to navigate the normal conflicts that arise in your relationship. With a new, deeper understanding of each other and of your typical patterns of interaction, both you and your partner will feel less defensive and more open to communicating clearly with each other.

More Info About My Practice

As a counselor, I try to provide an open-minded atmosphere in which you can feel safe to express any beliefs or thoughts you may have, without worrying about being judged.

I recognize that remaining silent about social justice issues—racism, prejudice, bias—is like condoning inequality and taking the side of the oppressor. I am comfortable discussing these issues in session, and I enjoy meeting open-minded people.

While I live my own life from a secular perspective, in counseling sessions I try to meet people wherever they're at regarding spirituality andor religion. I am comfortable discussing the role that spiritual beliefs play in a person’s life, but I will not “push” that topic or any particular beliefs or practices. Therefore, I generally do not inquire about a person's spiritual or religious beliefs unless they initiate that conversation.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Relationships, Anxiety, Depression

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Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Couples, Individuals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Fear
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions

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