Our staff of mental and behavioral health specialists have a combined 65+ years of experience!

 
Terry Hagan, M.D.   Dr. Terry Hagan graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1975 and from University of Louisville Medical School in 1979. After an internship in general surgery at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, he completed a residency in neurosurgery at U of L in 1985. For the next 16 years, Dr. Hagan practiced neurosurgery in the east end of Louisville with his main office at Baptist Hospital East. After making the decision to switch specialties, Dr. Hagan closed his neurosurgery practice early in 2002. In 2005 he completed a psychiatry residency training program at U of L Medical School, where he received an honor for psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been practicing psychiatry in Louisville for the past 10 years. He is also a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as certified by The National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).  Dr. Hagan sees patients for the medication management of mental conditions and illness. Although psychiatrists do not typically do psychotherapy, it is important to take the time to get to know patients and what is going on in their lives, because stressors, issues and circumstances do affect the choice of medication, as well as what to expect from medication.

Terry Hagan, M.D.

Dr. Terry Hagan graduated from St. Andrews Presbyterian College in 1975 and from University of Louisville Medical School in 1979. After an internship in general surgery at the Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, he completed a residency in neurosurgery at U of L in 1985. For the next 16 years, Dr. Hagan practiced neurosurgery in the east end of Louisville with his main office at Baptist Hospital East. After making the decision to switch specialties, Dr. Hagan closed his neurosurgery practice early in 2002. In 2005 he completed a psychiatry residency training program at U of L Medical School, where he received an honor for psychodynamic psychotherapy. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been practicing psychiatry in Louisville for the past 10 years. He is also a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) as certified by The National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC).

Dr. Hagan sees patients for the medication management of mental conditions and illness. Although psychiatrists do not typically do psychotherapy, it is important to take the time to get to know patients and what is going on in their lives, because stressors, issues and circumstances do affect the choice of medication, as well as what to expect from medication.

 
Clint Rayhill, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C   Clint Rayhill, APRN, MSN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has always had an interest in mental health and when his son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, he decided to shift this interest further into a career. Clint completed his Psychiatric Mental Health NP training from Western Kentucky University and completed his Master’s Degree FNP training from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. His clinical journey began in 2005 in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, gaining most of his experience at University of Louisville Hospital with a wide variety of patient populations.  Clint enjoys private practice as it enables him to establish long term relationships with patients. This allows him to aid in discovering a treatment plan that better provides for their needs. He continues to have an enthusiasm for learning particularly cutting-edge science as well as knowledge involving the brain and the body. When not involved with seeing patients, Clint is often looking for ways to promote mental health in the community either through research or education. It is a dream of his to see the mental health stigma come to an end. He wishes to see all people suffering from a mental health condition to be free from shame or guilt when trying to cope.  When not in the office, Clint enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He likes to be active, enjoys being out in nature, and loves to travel. He is dedicated to his family and community. Clint brings to the practice a compassionate nature and an abiding commitment to individualized and comprehensive mental health care for patients.

Clint Rayhill, MSN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Clint Rayhill, APRN, MSN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He has always had an interest in mental health and when his son was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, he decided to shift this interest further into a career. Clint completed his Psychiatric Mental Health NP training from Western Kentucky University and completed his Master’s Degree FNP training from St. Joseph’s College of Maine. His clinical journey began in 2005 in both inpatient and outpatient facilities, gaining most of his experience at University of Louisville Hospital with a wide variety of patient populations.

Clint enjoys private practice as it enables him to establish long term relationships with patients. This allows him to aid in discovering a treatment plan that better provides for their needs. He continues to have an enthusiasm for learning particularly cutting-edge science as well as knowledge involving the brain and the body. When not involved with seeing patients, Clint is often looking for ways to promote mental health in the community either through research or education. It is a dream of his to see the mental health stigma come to an end. He wishes to see all people suffering from a mental health condition to be free from shame or guilt when trying to cope.

When not in the office, Clint enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. He likes to be active, enjoys being out in nature, and loves to travel. He is dedicated to his family and community. Clint brings to the practice a compassionate nature and an abiding commitment to individualized and comprehensive mental health care for patients.

 
MaryDora Conley, LMFT, LCSW   When someone is faced with emotional pain, knowing what to do is difficult and counseling can be frightening. As a marriage & family therapist and social worker, it is my practice to provide a safe environment for clients to resolve their issues of concern. Using the client's expertise of self as a vital part of my team is solicited and used along with my life experience and educational knowledge to make positive changes. Validation and client strengths are part of the therapeutic process. Feeling in control of one's situation and finding hope for a healthy future can be expected.  Individuals, couples, and families struggling with eating disorders, relationship concerns, grief & loss, dependencies, depression and anxieties are the types of clients with whom I have successfully worked. I have had special Eating Disorder training, Emotionally Focused Couples training and Internal Family Systems training.  My husband and I have been married for 43 years. We have three sons and daughters in law along with nine wonderful grandchildren. I have served as a board approved supervisor for the past seven years. I have been a guest speaker at the University of Zimbabwe in Africa.

MaryDora Conley, LMFT, LCSW

When someone is faced with emotional pain, knowing what to do is difficult and counseling can be frightening. As a marriage & family therapist and social worker, it is my practice to provide a safe environment for clients to resolve their issues of concern. Using the client's expertise of self as a vital part of my team is solicited and used along with my life experience and educational knowledge to make positive changes. Validation and client strengths are part of the therapeutic process. Feeling in control of one's situation and finding hope for a healthy future can be expected.

Individuals, couples, and families struggling with eating disorders, relationship concerns, grief & loss, dependencies, depression and anxieties are the types of clients with whom I have successfully worked. I have had special Eating Disorder training, Emotionally Focused Couples training and Internal Family Systems training.

My husband and I have been married for 43 years. We have three sons and daughters in law along with nine wonderful grandchildren. I have served as a board approved supervisor for the past seven years. I have been a guest speaker at the University of Zimbabwe in Africa.

 
Andrew Swan, CSW, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate   If you are reading this, I imagine you are considering therapy because you want to create a change in your life. It may be a change in the way you think about yourself, the way you view the world around you, or even a change in your closest relationships. Change is an exciting and necessary part of life, but it can also be difficult or scary. I view my job as helping you achieve this change by working collaboratively together and recognizing your strengths just as much as your struggles.  I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work, along with completing a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and more. I take seriously a commitment to making my work open and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and am especially passionate about working with those in the LGBTQ+ community. Therapy is a vulnerable process, and so I seek to make my office an environment of trust, compassion and caring.  Since graduating, I have begun working to become a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Therapist and have completed over 60 hours in additional training so far. I incorporate EFT into my work with individuals, families, and couples. To learn more about EFT, click the button below.

Andrew Swan, CSW, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

If you are reading this, I imagine you are considering therapy because you want to create a change in your life. It may be a change in the way you think about yourself, the way you view the world around you, or even a change in your closest relationships. Change is an exciting and necessary part of life, but it can also be difficult or scary. I view my job as helping you achieve this change by working collaboratively together and recognizing your strengths just as much as your struggles.

I graduated from the University of Louisville with a Master of Science in Social Work, along with completing a specialization in Couples and Family Therapy. I have experience working with individuals of all ages on a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, couples and relationship issues, grief and loss, and more. I take seriously a commitment to making my work open and welcoming for people of all backgrounds and am especially passionate about working with those in the LGBTQ+ community. Therapy is a vulnerable process, and so I seek to make my office an environment of trust, compassion and caring.

Since graduating, I have begun working to become a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Therapist and have completed over 60 hours in additional training so far. I incorporate EFT into my work with individuals, families, and couples. To learn more about EFT, click the button below.


Vern Rickert, LCSW, LMFT   Vern Rickert, LCSW, LMFT, received his BA in Psychology from Bellarmine University in 1971, MSSW from the Kent School of Social Work; University of Louisville in 1973 and a Post-Graduate certificate in Structural Family Therapy from the Department of Psychiatry; University of Cincinnati in 1982. Mr. Rickert has previously served as the Director of Programs for Family & Children’s Counseling Centers. Mr. Rickert has over forty years of experience with non profit organizations, clinical practice of marriage and family therapy and supervision and training of professionals.  Vern is a co-founder of the Family Therapy Program at the University of Louisville where he is widely known for his expertise in teaching, training and supervision of Family Therapy and formerly served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. In addition to his considerable experience in providing family therapy to families who have experienced abuse and neglect, Mr. Rickert served as a consultant to the Cabinet’s implementation of Family Sensitive Residential Treatment where he provided training and supervision to Residential Treatment Specialists who themselves served as consultants to residential treatment centers throughout the state.  Mr. Rickert has also provided training to several Family Service Teams under a Child Abuse and Neglect Grant to assess and treat Drug and Alcohol issues – a critical barrier to family restoration.

Vern Rickert, LCSW, LMFT

Vern Rickert, LCSW, LMFT, received his BA in Psychology from Bellarmine University in 1971, MSSW from the Kent School of Social Work; University of Louisville in 1973 and a Post-Graduate certificate in Structural Family Therapy from the Department of Psychiatry; University of Cincinnati in 1982. Mr. Rickert has previously served as the Director of Programs for Family & Children’s Counseling Centers. Mr. Rickert has over forty years of experience with non profit organizations, clinical practice of marriage and family therapy and supervision and training of professionals.

Vern is a co-founder of the Family Therapy Program at the University of Louisville where he is widely known for his expertise in teaching, training and supervision of Family Therapy and formerly served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor. In addition to his considerable experience in providing family therapy to families who have experienced abuse and neglect, Mr. Rickert served as a consultant to the Cabinet’s implementation of Family Sensitive Residential Treatment where he provided training and supervision to Residential Treatment Specialists who themselves served as consultants to residential treatment centers throughout the state.

Mr. Rickert has also provided training to several Family Service Teams under a Child Abuse and Neglect Grant to assess and treat Drug and Alcohol issues – a critical barrier to family restoration.


Colleen Kidd, CSW, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate   Part of life is the struggle. It is during the most trying times of our lives that we learn the most about ourselves. While it is natural to go through periods of hardship, that does not mean you have to do it alone. I see it as my role to be a helping hand and resource for those who are going through a difficult time. That is why I am so thankful to be able to come to work every day to help others.I am a Certified Social Worker and a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I attended Western Kentucky University where I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I then attended the University of Louisville where I earned my Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy.While I utilize many different strategies and methods in therapy, the emphasis of my practice is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our emotions, thoughts, and actions all interact and influence each other. Changes in the way we think can influence the way we feel and behave. I see myself as a coach for my clients who have the ability to make positive changes in their lives but perhaps need to be pointed in the right direction.

Colleen Kidd, CSW, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Part of life is the struggle. It is during the most trying times of our lives that we learn the most about ourselves. While it is natural to go through periods of hardship, that does not mean you have to do it alone. I see it as my role to be a helping hand and resource for those who are going through a difficult time. That is why I am so thankful to be able to come to work every day to help others.I am a Certified Social Worker and a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate. I attended Western Kentucky University where I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies. I then attended the University of Louisville where I earned my Master of Science in Social Work with a specialization in Couple and Family Therapy.While I utilize many different strategies and methods in therapy, the emphasis of my practice is on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Our emotions, thoughts, and actions all interact and influence each other. Changes in the way we think can influence the way we feel and behave. I see myself as a coach for my clients who have the ability to make positive changes in their lives but perhaps need to be pointed in the right direction.