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Candace Cross, LCSW

Candace is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Kentucky. A Lexington native, Candace has spent most of her life in Lexington but has also lived in Western Kentucky, Cincinnati, and on a small island called Santorini in the country of Greece. Settled back in Lexington, Candace lives with her two Siamese cats.


Primarily, Candace works with adult clients only at this time. She is committed to providing clients with the tools they can use to manage and relieve distress from a variety of psychological conditions. Believing that education provides us with power, Candace will often teach clients theory and coping skills to help them empower themselves in their own lives. Many of the clients Candace works with struggle with symptoms related to stress, depression, anxiety, relationship distress, trauma, and executive functioning deficits (organization, time management, attention, focus, motivation, etc.). Obsessed with learning and education, Candace is currently studying to become a Certified ADHD Counselor and enjoys working with clients who need help learning to motivate themselves, stop procrastinating, organize time and tasks, reduce impulsivity and manage mood disturbances. 


A believer in a person's right to self-determination, Candace believes that the topics she and her clients explore are to be determined by the client. To this end, she works with her clients to identify goals for treatment and discuss the path through which they collaboratively intend to meet them. Interested in feedback, Candace is open to hearing from her clients if interventions did or did not work in order to better help her clients successfully achieve their goals. Trained in a number of different therapeutic modalities (including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Therapies, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, and more) she is more than willing to come at a problem from a different angle if the first attempt does not work. According to Candace, witnessing her clients gain relief from distress, find joy, improve their self-esteem and self-confidence, and feel successful in managing their own lives are some of the most rewarding parts of being a therapist. 


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