North Springs Counseling Services is a professional counseling practice that seeks to empower individuals in their own transformative process. We are a Christian practice and value each person as holistic: physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual beings created in God's image. Although we are a Christian practice, it is not necessary that those seeking services embrace the same principles.
The counseling process can be a vulnerable experience. We want you to know that each therapist strives to provide a safe and compassionate space for our clients as they develop a collaborative relationship. The counselors at North Springs have a variety of specialties and are passionate about helping clients with their specific therapeutic goals.
Meet The Counselors
Brian Woodring, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a Master's Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I have over 14 years of experience working in the mental health field. I work with men and women ages 18 and older.
I primarily work with police officers, veterans, and their spouses. I specialize in dealing with the normal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of Acute Stress, Post Traumatic Stress, and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury including anger, depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, self-esteem issues and guilt. I am Fully Trained in EMDR I & II as well as Critical Incident Stress Management and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
Carol Anne Jarboe, LMFT, LCSW
My passion is helping individuals and couples enhance their relationships and live happier, more fulfilled lives. I genuinely love what I do, and this passion fuels my work as a therapist. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and I specialize in relationships, anxiety, depression, and Christian counseling. My faith is central to who I am as a person and therapist.
I teach my clients what tools to use to shut off the voice of doubt that plagues their thoughts. The couples I work with learn how to communicate and connect again as a team. The tools and techniques I use are evidenced based and individually tailored.
I received my master’s degree in social work with a concentration in marriage and family therapy from the University of Louisville. Call today to set up your appointment so that we can begin working towards your goals.
Jay Close, LMFT
Jay is an individual and couple therapist with special interest in premarital counseling, folks with anxiety, spiritual, and relationship problems. Jay has a pastoral way of helping. He got his Masters degree from Southern Seminary, and a Post-Masters Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy from University of Louisville. Jay also provides MFT supervision and leads meditation.
Traci Braun, M.Ed., LPCC
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who provides counseling to individuals – teenagers and adults - and couples dealing with a variety of issues. I received my graduate degree from Lindsey Wilson College in Counseling and Human Development. My experience is not limited to the following, but specific areas of focus include: depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse recovery, PTSD, adoption related issues, addictions – specializing in eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, spiritual concerns and general life issues. Additionally, I have been doing research on autism spectrum disorders and enjoy working with teenagers and adults with high functioning autism (HFA)/Asperger’s Syndrome.
My husband Kevin and I have been married for over 20 years. I have an avid love for animals and nature and am easily enthralled by the seemingly simple. In my free time I enjoy hiking, writing, photography, and reading.
Are you in a relationship surprised by unmet expectations and wondering how you and your partner became strangers? Or perhaps you are worried about your teen who is wrestling with anxiety, depression, and friend drama. You want connection, relief, and a thriving life. I can help. I have worked with couples, teens, and individuals experiencing life transitions, marital conflict, self-identity issues, anxiety, and depression. I am a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate with a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I also completed additional graduate coursework at Campbellsville University. I am currently pursuing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Certification.
Joseph S. Arnold, LPCC, BCC
If you are content to spend all your days playing in the shallow end of the pool, I may not be the best choice for you. If you are looking for something more, as a former teacher and coach, now a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and national Board Certified (Life) Coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental wellness field, I might be able to help.
I work with adolescents and adults, and see individuals, couples, and families. Some areas of specialty include addressing issues related to depression, anxiety, anger, compulsive behaviors, victims of abuse and trauma, relational struggles, spiritual struggles, and just overall problems experienced in living. I am trained in the treatment modalities of EMDR, BSFF, and use many other approaches to therapy and counseling in a skilled and informed eclectic manner.
I was a biology major in college, and am now a Certified Brain Health Coach through the Amen Clinics. Dr. Daniel Amen, founder of the Amen Clinics, states, “You are your best self when your brain is working at its best . . . if your brain is struggling, you are struggling”. I use the same bio-psycho-socio-spiritual “whole person” approach endorsed in Luke 2:52 and at the Amen Clinics.
I am married with adult children and grandchildren, and enjoy spending time with family and close friends. I am also honored to be a member of the 1976 SEC Champion and Peach Bowl Champion Kentucky Wildcats Football Team.
Julie Etherton, LMFT
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree from Campbellsville University. I earned my bachelors degree in Christian Counseling from Boyce College. I have over 15 years experience in the mental health field. I have served in the past as a mentor and group facilitator before earning my degree. I generally work with ladies who are struggling with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, martial issues, self worth issues, or just wanting more out of life but are stumped on how to get there.
My approach is the whole person: emotional, physical, social, environmental, mental and spiritual.
Chris Chmielewski, MFTA
I have always wanted to help others during difficult times in their lives, so after my children graduated from high school I went back to college and got my master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Campbellsville University. My approach to therapy is to develop a plan that meets your specific needs, educate you on what you are dealing with, and give you skills to cope with the challenges you are facing. I look forward to working with you to help manage any past and/or current issues.
Brian Troyer, MAMF
Brian Troyer received a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Asbury Theological Seminary. He is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention Practitioner and specializes in couple’s counseling, family therapy, attachment, and adoption/foster care. Brian also sees individual clients for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, and conflict resolution. He has been married to his wife Callie for 5 years and together they have one adopted son from Korea.
Brent Colwick, LPCC
Kelly Parker LMFT
I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I earned my Masters Degree from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2005. I specialize in working with children/adolescents and their families. I am passionate about giving children a chance for their own voice to be heard. I find excitement in helping families evoke positive change in their lives. It is a privilege to sit daily with children and to hear their hearts. “Every child is gifted. They just unwrap their packages at different times”.
Contact Kelly directly at 502-354-7496
North Springs Counseling Services
4601 Chamberlain Ln
Louisville KY 40241