Counseling and Mental Health Resources

The Graduate Medical Education Department provides access to various services designed specifically for residents and fellows to receive support in dealing with the unique needs of individuals in residency. Counseling services can help identify and resolve problems including but not limited to work, career and/or personal. Information for counseling and mental health resources available in Bowling Green, Kentucky as well as Lexington, Kentucky is provided below.


Non-emergent Counseling and Mental Health Resources

Western Kentucky University Department of Psychology Training Clinic: (270) 745-2696

  • Rick Grieve, Psy.D., Director of the WKU Doctor of Psychology in Applied Psychology program
  • Open to WKU students and community members
  • Cost is $10 per session

Talley Family Counseling Center: (270) 745-4204

  • Program website: www.wku.edu/talleycounseling/
  • Todd Noffsinger, MAE, LPCC, Clinical Director
  • Provides professional counseling services to individuals, couples, and families at no cost.
  • Flexible appointment times
  • Free, onsite parking
  • Fully confidential

Both programs are located within Gary A. Ransdell Hall located on Western Kentucky University’s campus at the corner of Regents Avenue and Normal Drive in Bowling Green, KY. No affiliation with WKU is required.

Emergent Counseling and Mental Health Resources

In emergent situations including actively suicidal, emergent psychiatric services are available via The Medical Center Emergency Room.

uk graduate medical education RESOURCES

For more information regarding counseling and mental health resources available to University of Kentucky residents and fellows visit the GME Lexington Emotional Resources page.

Lexington Medical Society Physician Wellness Program (PWP):

GME has contracted with a psychology group to provide support for our residents and fellows. This psychology group is not affiliated with University of Kentucky so services won’t be billed to health insurance and services are completely confidential. Services include individual counseling, couples/family sessions, and sessions with spouse/partners alone. These confidential and free counseling services are available to any UK resident or fellow (not just physicians!). For appointments call (859) 218-5862. The following video provides more information about this program: https://www.lexingtondoctors.org/services/wellness-program/.

Free Mental Health Counseling for UK Employees:

UK Work+Life Connections (W+LC) offers employees 5 free therapy sessions. They are external to the University, offer late afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, and learners can reach out to them directly to schedule an appointment. UK employees, including spouses, sponsored dependents, and children are eligible for 5 total sessions with the therapy partners at no cost to the employee or their family. Please see the link below for further information. https://www.uky.edu/hr/mental-health

UK REFER Program:

The UK REFER Program is a family center counseling service provided as a benefit to UK employees that focuses on personal, couple or family concerns. To set up an appointment, please call the UK Family Center at (859) 257-1467 or (859) 257-7755. For further information: http://fam.ca.uky.edu/family-center/refer-program