Dave Payne


I have been a licensed counselor since 2009. I currently provide Couples & Individual Counseling using evidence-based approaches.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Florence, KY

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

In counseling sessions, I provide an understanding, non-judgmental, and relaxing atmosphere in which you can comfortably work through your problems. I can teach you helpful coping techniques to fit your particular situation, or simply listen and provide feedback if that’s what you seek.

My Background and Approach

The individual counseling I provide is strongly rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based approach to counseling. Individual therapy may also include relaxation and mindfulness techniques to help a person cope with stress more effectively. I conduct couple therapy sessions using Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which focuses on helping partners recognize and change their negative patterns of interacting with each other. EFT is also evidence-based, meaning its effectiveness is strongly supported by scientific research. In EFT sessions, I focus on helping you and your partner identify and understand your unhelpful patterns of emotionally reacting to each other. I then help you and your partner learn how to reconnect through this improved understanding of each other’s emotions. I have received professional training in EFT, and I’m confident that this method can help couples improve their relationships in a way that creates lasting results.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I embrace diversity and I love to work with people to help them lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. I strive to make the counseling experience comfortable for everyone I talk with, and I want this to feel like a safe space for you to be yourself. I feel that remaining quiet about our differences has a tendency to increase unspoken misconceptions and unrecognized biases. I hope to convey an attitude that is welcoming and respectful toward people who have differences of all types. This has always been an important point, but seems even more so over the past few years. While I am confident that you will feel welcome and accepted in therapy sessions with me, I encourage you to bring up any concerns or observations you may have. I welcome constructive feedback, as I believe we can both learn from each other.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 10 years of practice
  • Rate: $90 - 130/session


502-324-7586 Email Dave
71 Cavalier Blvd
Suite 122
Florence, KY 41042

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