Counseling for Regional and Online Students

If you are located within the state of Kentucky and are enrolled in at least one Murray State course, you are eligible to receive telecounseling through the Counseling Center on the Murray campus. Email us at to get started.


Child Abuse/Adult Abuse Hotline


Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline

Offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social services, and support resources

800.4.A.CHILD (800.422.4453)

Florida Center for Recovery, Inc.

Detox in alcohol and drugs


Domestic Violence Help Line (Merryman House)


Pregnancy Crisis Center

English hotline: 800.822.5824

Spanish hotline: 800.860.7165

Lotus (Sexual Violence Resource Center) Crisis Line


National Sexual Assault Hotline

800.656.HOPE (4673)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

800.799.SAFE (7233)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Crisis Hotline

800.442.HOPE (4673)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis Line


Trevor Lifeline (hotline for LGBTQ+ individuals)


Crisis Text Line


Four Rivers Behavioral Health

Mental health, crisis stabilization, substance abuse, and developmental disability services.

425 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001

270.442.7121 or 866.442.7121

Visit the Four Rivers Behavioral Health website

Mercy Health—Lourdes Hospital Behavioral Health

Group therapy, individual, family therapy, and medication management.
Insurance and Medicare accepted (for 18 years and up)

1530 Lone Oak Road, Paducah, KY 42003


Visit the Lourdes Hospital Behavioral Health website

Dr. Janice Schofield

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist: Women's issues, families, couples, and children.

Accepts Humana, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem, and most employee assisted insurances.

131 Nahm Street, Suite 9, Paducah, KY 42001


Flynn & Owen Counseling Services PLLC

Adjustment issues, anxiety, child behavior problems, depression, grief, individual & family.

5120 Village Square Drive, Suite 101, Paducah, KY 42001


Lotus (Formerly Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center (PASAC))

Counseling for children and adults, medical and legal advocacy, support groups, education.

All services are free.27

0.534.4422; Sexual Assault & Abuse 24-Hour Help Line: 800.928.7273

Visit the Lotus website

Psychological Associates of Paducah, Inc.             

Individual & group therapy, child, family, and couples therapy.

2315 Broadway Street, Paducah, KY 42001

270.442.8785 or 270.443.1784

Visit the Psychological Associates of Paducah, Inc. website

Kelly Psychological Clinic

6025 Kentucky Dam Road, Paducah, KY 42003


Gordon Williams, PhD (specializing in eating disorders)

Ronald Kelly, Christopher Adams, and Robert Howard (Psychologists)

Merryman House Domestic Crisis Violence Center

Emergency shelter, crisis counseling, mental health support, financial assistance, housing stabilization, case management, and other related services.

Paducah, KY

270.443.6001; 24-hour crisis line: 800.585.2686

Visit the Merryman House website

Psychological Wellness Group

Provide psychological services for children, adolescents, adults, & geriatrics, including chronic pain, chronic illness, women's issues, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress. Provide evaluations for pre-surgical, disability, workers’ compensation, court, autism spectrum, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

1907 Kentucky Avenue, Paducah, KY 42003


Visit the Psychological Wellness Group website

Compass Counseling

Individual counseling, pre-marital counseling, and marriage counseling.
Accepts most insurance.

2204 Kentucky Ave, Paducah KY 42003


Visit the Compass Counseling website

Synergy Counseling and Wellness

Mental health and substance abuse counseling, yoga classes and workshops, yoga therapy

554 E. Arch St. Madisonville KY, 42431


Visit the Synergy Counseling and Wellness Facebook page

Caris Counseling & Behavioral Health Group

Open to ages 7 and above, grief, divorce, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and abuse.

Offers technology assisted (online/phone) counseling.

Accepts all major insurances and Medicaid

4730 Hanson Rd. Madisonville, Kentucky


Visit the Caris Counseling Facebook page

Kathy Tichenor Counseling, LLC

Flexible office hours. Experience with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples, working on issues including depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, codependency, and life adjustment.

Numerous insurance plans accepted, including Medicare.

190 Madison Square, Suite D, Madisonville, KY 42431


Mary Fran Davis

Family, marital, and individual counseling

Accepts all major insurances except Medicaid

1715 South Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Mon-Fri, late afternoon and evening hours, by appointment only


Pennyroyal Center

Mental health, crisis and emergency services, intellectual and developmental disabilities, substance abuse

3999 Fort Campbell Blvd, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

270.881.9551; 24-hour respond center: 1.877.473.7766

Visit the Pennyroyal Center website

Cornerstone Christian Counseling

Depression, fear, anger, parenting, anxiety, abuse, family, marriage
Fees based on established fee scale that considers client’s financial situation

905 North Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Visit the Cornerstone Christian Counseling website

Cynthia Starling, LCSW

Experience with acute and chronic problems with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and codependency issues. Certified to work with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.

Numerous insurance plans accepted

1910 S. Virginia Street, Suite 208, Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Tina Tomlinson

Marine Corps veteran. Specialties are trauma and PTSD, women’s issues, and anxiety.

Numerous insurance plans accepted

1802 S. Virginia Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240


Lighthouse Counseling Services

Children, adolescents, families, and adults; wide variety of mental, emotional, behavioral struggles

Numerous insurance plans accepted

203 N Elm St, Henderson, KY 42420


Visit the Lighthouse Counseling Services website

ADAPT Counseling Services

Individual, groups, couples, and families

125 First Street, Suite 101, Henderson, KY 42420


Visit the Adapt Counseling Services website

Sara Sanders, Compass Counseling, LLC

Adults, teens, and children. CBT, TF-CBT, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, relaxation techniques, and more.

Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Numerous insurance plans accepted

1970 Barrett Court, Suite 123, Henderson, KY 42420


Visit the Compass Counseling, LLC website

Tamara James, Intervention Associates, PLLC

Works with clients to achieve individual, couple, and family healing from conflict, trauma, loss, and illness, including addictions.

Accepts Anthem, United Healthcare, and Medicaid.

210 3rd Street, Suite 2, Henderson, KY 42420


Visit the Intervention Associates, PLLC website

Terry Janelle, Family Options, Inc.

Works with individuals and families using mindfulness based therapies such as DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, and Reality Therapy.

Numerous insurance plans accepted

215 1st Street, Henderson, KY 42420


Blanchfield Army Community Hospital 

Active duty service members, children, family

Adult behavioral health, child and family psychiatry service, marriage and family therapy

650 Joel Drive, Fort Campbell, KY

Adult Behavioral Health: 270.412.3247

Emergency Behavioral Health: 270.798.8500

Visit the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital website

  • The Shrink Space is a referral website that Murray State University has partnered with to help students connect with off-campus providers. Visit Welltrack Connect to search for providers who meet your particular needs.
  • If you have health insurance, contact your insurance company to identify local mental health providers that are covered by your insurance carrier.
  • If you are employed, contact your employer to determine whether they offer any Employee Assistance Programs that provide mental health services.
  •  If you live near any colleges or universities, contact them to ask if they offer mental health services for community members.
  •  Contact your local Health Department and ask for a list of local resources.
  •  Ask your doctor for a referral.
  •  Ask friends and family for recommendations.
  • Access online databases, such as Psychology Today’s Find a Therapist database or Good Therapy to identify options in your area.
  •  If your issue is related to sexual assault or sexual abuse, contact RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) at their 24-hour hotline (800.656.HOPE), and they can help you locate appropriate local resources.
  •  Contact an online provider, such as Better Help or Amwell  that can connect you with licensed mental health professionals who provide online therapy services.
  • Visit WebMD's How to Find a Therapist page for additional suggestions.

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