Meet Our Therapists

Meet Our Therapists

At Key Assets Kentucky, we are proud of our highly qualified, licensed, and accredited community-based therapists. Each of them brings a specialty that allows us to treat various mental health conditions, from anxiety, autism, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, developmental disabilities, eating disorder, mental illness, obsessive compulsive disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, physical abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, reactive attachment disorder, sexual abuse, and stress.

Learn more by hovering over a picture of one of our friendly, supportive, and caring team members.

Mariah Beatty-Adams

Certified Social Worker

  • Certified Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Several years of experience helping victims of interpersonal violence, clients with substance use disorders, and children
  • Background in conducting gender-responsive and trauma-informed assessments
  • She loves to cook for family and friends

Aly Bryant

Certified Social Worker

  • Over six years of experience as a case manager for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Expertise in helping victims of domestic violence
  • EMDR-trained
  • Likes working with people of all ages and developing solid therapeutic relationships with clients, providing a space where people can feel safe and heard to promote healing and positive change
  • She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her (adorable) dog

Alex Carlos

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • 5 years of experience providing therapy and mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Emphasis on motivational interviewing and nurturing a collaborative relationship with clients to address crises, ongoing life stressors, and symptoms of mental health diagnoses.
  • Preferred treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered, Interpersonal Therapy
  • In training for EMDR
  • Passionate about working with the geriatric population, as well as survivors of trauma and individuals (of all ages) who experience depression and anxiety.
  • A Lexington native, presently living in Berea, KY, who enjoys nature, crafting, and writing poetry.

Joyce Crawford

Certified Social Worker

  • Undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Kentucky, master’s in social work from the University of Kentucky
  • I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Systems Therapy
  • I have a special interest in LGBTQAI+ populations, transgender transitioning support and gender-related support, grief and bereavement
  • I love to work with clients of all ages
  • Fun fact about me:  I have pet retiles including a turtle and several snakes

Christine Frost

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

  • Undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology and a double minor in Veteran Studies and Social Intelligence and Leadership at Eastern Kentucky University. Master’s in Clinical Mental Health from EKU.
  • Loves working with teenagers and young adults and specializing in gender and sexuality issues.
  • Originally from Philly. Loves going Shark Cage Diving and Rock climbing with her husband. Has an 8-year-old dog named Charlie and who is spoiled.

Emily Hidrogo

Certified Social Worker

  • Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Spanish
  • Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky
  • In Training for EMDR
  • Two years of experience working with adolescents and parents
  • Can provide therapy services in English and Spanish

I enjoy working with people of all ages and walks of life.

Fun fact about me: I love trying new hobbies and foods. My favorite hobbies right now are cooking, weightlifting, pickleball, and reading.

Gracie Johnson

Certified Social Worker

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology at UK. Master of Social Work at the University of Michigan.
  • I have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
  • I love working with children of all ages, their resiliency is inspiring!
  • Fun fact about me: I have a VERY active puppy named Oaks! We love to spend time outside.

Cherie Jones

Certified Social Worker

  • Several years of experience working with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), identifying food deserts in Kentucky, and assisting families facing food insecurities. Enjoyed working with at-risk youth and hosting groups geared toward empowering teen girls.
  • TF-CBT trained
  • EMDR-trained
  • Interested in CPT, Art Therapy, utilize ACEs and trauma-informed care with diverse populations. Would like to help remove stigmas associated with mental health and eliminate barriers to service.
  • Passionate about the fact that that healing from trauma can be powerful and positive for everyone
  • Avid reader and absolutely loves relaxing at the beach

Taylor Lupo

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

  • Undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Family Social Services
  • Master’s degree in Applied Human Development and Family Sciences with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy

I enjoy working with individuals & families who have been impacted by abuse. I have a passion for assisting and supporting clients to reach their highest potential. I  meet clients where they are at and accommodate treatment based on individual therapeutic needs.

Fun fact: I love to golf!

Samantha Mills

Certified Social Worker

  • I received my Master’s in Clinical Social Work from the University of Kentucky.
  • I have experience with medical case management at UK Good Samaritan Hospital as well as psychiatric inpatient at Eastern State Hospital. My approach is person-centered but integrative.
  • I’m originally from Southeastern Kentucky and I love the mountains of Appalachia. I enjoy working with all types of populations!

Raven Roe

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

  • Passionate about helping adults and children with all areas of mental health
  • Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelors’s and the University of the Cumberlands with a Master’s.
  • Background in substance abuse treatment
  • Credentials:  M.A., L.P.C.A., and T.C.A.D.C.

Edward L. Samuels, M.Ed.

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

  • Undergraduate degree in psychology from Kentucky State University and a Master’s in Education from Lindsey Wilson College
  • I have training as an Adlerian therapist who utilizes a CBT approach
  • I have a special interest in anxiety, depression, and suicide
  • I love to work with clients of all ages and populations
  • Fun fact about me:  I enjoy swimming for self-care and walking with my dog.