I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 13 years of experience working in the field of social work. I’ve served clients in a variety of different settings including both inpatient and outpatient. I received my bachelor’s degree in social work from the University of Kentucky in 2008 and obtained my graduate degree in social work from Campbellsville University in 2013. I obtained my ACHP-SW (Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker) certification in 2013. Much of my professional career has been spent working in a Hospice setting working alongside patients and families. I also have experience working in the clinical setting serving clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and/or substance misuse. I joined Whitsell Counseling in October 2021 after obtaining my LCSW. I have a deep passion for helping clients from all different walks of life and in all different stages become the best version of themselves.
What Our Clients Say
My son had struggled with depression and suicidal ideations for many years. I had begged him to speak with a therapist and he was EXTREMELY resistant. He finally got to the point that he was willing to speak with someone. I knew I had one chance to get him the help he needed. I am so thankful that I contacted Chris Whitsell! My son is doing so well, in fact he recently bought his first home. He gives Chris, who he refers to as a "cool dude", the credit for his improvement.
Chris Whitsell, LCSW-S has been a mentor and trusted colleague to me and statewide leader in children’s behavioral health over the past two decades, I highly recommend Chris Whitsell, LCSW-S to those families searching for a knowledgeable and compassionate child and family therapist. Chris embodies for me what I would want in a therapist for my own children and is someone I know can help make a difference for you.
--Natalie C. Kelly
LCSW, former statewide Director of Behavioral Health and current Vice President for System of Care Services
I have known Chris since early 2014 and since that time I have been impressed with his continued commitment to serving his community. Even after serving more than 25 years in Kentucky’s community mental health organizations, he continues to use his skills and abilities to serve his local community. All of his efforts are geared towards helping clients realize their full potential and he genuinely believes in their capabilities. He is committed to the Social Work Values. He has often shared new ideas, strategies and community resources with me and helped me to become a better leader in my own company. I am honored that Chris serves on our Key Assets Kentucky Board of Directors and provides valuable guidance as we provide services to Central Kentucky. Whether you are seeking a therapist to help you through a difficult time or seeking quality Social Work Supervision, I highly recommend Whitsell Counseling & Supervision.
CEO of Key Assets Kentucky
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