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Jimmy Ausbrooks

Counselor/Therapist | Mental Health



Jimmy Ausbrooks is a licensed professional counselor, in practice for himself at Crimson Dove Counseling Services of Franklin. He is a client centered (person centered) counselor. He meets his clients where they are in their journey of life and engages on a professional level. He works with children and adults that have mental health disorders, substance misuse, and transitional issues. He is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Kentucky Counseling Association. He is an active advocate for the mental health profession and equality.
3 years Experience
Jimmy Ausbrooks
  • Franklin, Kentucky
  • Lindsey Wilson College
  • Accepting new patients

How do psychologists treat bipolar disorder?

First we have to determine who provided the diagnosis. If a counselor diagnosed you then they should be the individual that is working with you or referring you to a counselor READ MORE
First we have to determine who provided the diagnosis. If a counselor diagnosed you then they should be the individual that is working with you or referring you to a counselor that is best versed and within their scope of practice. If you are self-diagnosing then I again would seek a professional counselor to confirm and address treatment. If you were diagnosed by your primary care provider then I would ask for a referral for a clinical counselor or search for one in your community and ask the individual if they have experience with Bi-polar disorders. Again, it all returns to working with a professional counselor and addressing your individual needs.

How long does therapy take for anxiety?

I wish there was a simple answer to your question, sadly there is no Time Frame, there are factors that are based on the individual. I have worked with clients addressing anxiety READ MORE
I wish there was a simple answer to your question, sadly there is no Time Frame, there are factors that are based on the individual. I have worked with clients addressing anxiety in a couple months and some I have worked with for excess of a year.

How do I overcome anxiety without medication?

First is seeking a professional counselor that you like and trust. Second, do not be resistant to medication in treatment. I know in my private practice medication is often the READ MORE
First is seeking a professional counselor that you like and trust. Second, do not be resistant to medication in treatment. I know in my private practice medication is often the last option on the table, but there are cases that medication is the best option in conjunction to counseling and often the mediation can be removed as symptoms become more manageable.

How does virtual counseling work?

Often you will link up with a counseling professional, they will review the procedures and specifics of the telemental health services. You will be prompted to engage on a HIPPA READ MORE
Often you will link up with a counseling professional, they will review the procedures and specifics of the telemental health services. You will be prompted to engage on a HIPPA compliant platform, utilizing a smart phone, tablet or computer. It is safe way to seek assistance and provides the safety and comfort of your home during trying times like COVID.

How can I calm anxiety during the coronavirus?

I would recommend your contacting a mental health professional, in the mean time I would utilize guided mediation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness. Avoid the news and READ MORE
I would recommend your contacting a mental health professional, in the mean time I would utilize guided mediation, deep breathing exercises, and mindfulness. Avoid the news and social media post that are addressing the crisis if you know those events increase your anxiousness.

Why have I gained so much while during the lockdown?

It is what we often like to call the quarentine 15, we are not as active, we are not at work or school, we are confined to a smaller space, we have access to more opportunities READ MORE
It is what we often like to call the quarentine 15, we are not as active, we are not at work or school, we are confined to a smaller space, we have access to more opportunities to eat. I would reach out to a mental health professional to gain effective coping strategies and engage in activity and challenge yourself to engage in more healthy foods and less carbs and sweets, more fresh veggies and low sodium diet, and increase your daily intake of water.

Where can you get help for stress?

Stress is real, stress is overwhelming at time. I would recommend you reach out to a mental health counselor and seek an assessment. Stress is normal, but sometime stress becomes READ MORE
Stress is real, stress is overwhelming at time. I would recommend you reach out to a mental health counselor and seek an assessment. Stress is normal, but sometime stress becomes a serious issue that leads to other issues. If you brought up the question, then I am confident that you know some guidance or perhaps counseling is a good start to addressing the stress and determining the best course of action for yourself.

Can therapy help with nightmares?

Yes, without knowing you and doing a full psycho-social it sounds a lot like acute anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder, depending on the severity and duration of the symptoms, READ MORE
Yes, without knowing you and doing a full psycho-social it sounds a lot like acute anxiety or post traumatic stress disorder, depending on the severity and duration of the symptoms, you and a counselor could review all symptoms and your counselor would make a more adequate diagnosis.

What are general methods used to treat depression?

I wish there was just one treatment option for depression, yet there are many. The treatment is usually individualized and based on both your self-reported strengths and limitation READ MORE
I wish there was just one treatment option for depression, yet there are many. The treatment is usually individualized and based on both your self-reported strengths and limitation and the clinical observation of your counselor.

Does therapy help after divorce?

Yes, and the reason why I say that is this, we often have a moment of crisis or new life change (transition) that requires adjustment. In events like these with huge life changes READ MORE
Yes, and the reason why I say that is this, we often have a moment of crisis or new life change (transition) that requires adjustment. In events like these with huge life changes I work with a client for several weeks to several months addressing the adjustment, there are usually several factors in divorce that at the time either one or both parties are eager to get out of the marriage with little thought to the immediate and long term consequences, financial, emotional, and especially if there are children involved the sharing or absence of caring for your child or children. So, I would recommend for individuals that are going through a divorce to seek some professional counseling and especially for the children of divorced parents.

Does overeating mean you don't care about yourself?

No overeating can often times be a coping strategy, not all coping strategies are positive. Seeking a mental health professional and working with them to build positive coping READ MORE
No overeating can often times be a coping strategy, not all coping strategies are positive. Seeking a mental health professional and working with them to build positive coping strategies to address areas of crisis should overtime decrease the unhealthy eating, increase self-esteem and self-worth.

How do you tell your partner is a narcissist?

I can only recommend that you seek counseling to process your feelings, sadly you have no control over your spouse, the only person you can control is yourself and learning coping READ MORE
I can only recommend that you seek counseling to process your feelings, sadly you have no control over your spouse, the only person you can control is yourself and learning coping strategies is very important and also identifying your needs and addressing them with a professional counselor.

Who needs behavioral therapy?

As a counselor, I feel that everyone at sometime in their life will need counseling. As a professional counselor myself, I have my own counselor. I think having a counselor to READ MORE
As a counselor, I feel that everyone at sometime in their life will need counseling. As a professional counselor myself, I have my own counselor. I think having a counselor to help develop stronger coping strategies is healthy and recommend that families and individuals engage with a counselor. I will highly encourage anyone that has been effected most recently by Covid-19-loss of job, uncertain financial stability, children that have been isolated, there has been a huge adjustment to daily living and as such we need to maintain and through telehealth there are options for social engagement and strengthening.

What are the techniques used in behavior therapy?

There are several different types of techniques and interventions, there are several behavioral therapies too, there is cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, READ MORE
There are several different types of techniques and interventions, there are several behavioral therapies too, there is cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, etc. There are vast techniques and best discussed in a clinical setting with a counselor. A counselor will access both your current strengths and limitations, build a treatment plan about your current coping strategies and engage with you and collaborate with you to determine the most effective means of treatment and use of techniques. Sadly there is not a one size fits all, each person is diversely different.

Can a psychologist help with chronic pain?

A counsel or therapist could help manage symptoms.

How do you relax when stressed?

I would recommend that you take a quick moment and reflect on what is making your so stressed. If you can identify the problem then start looking for opportunities to combat that READ MORE
I would recommend that you take a quick moment and reflect on what is making your so stressed. If you can identify the problem then start looking for opportunities to combat that trigger. If you cannot identify I would encourage mindfulness activities, you can google them or find them on YouTube. If you are not able to manage your stress then I would recommend you seeking a professional counselor. They are easy to find by looking at psychology today or google mental health counselors in your area.

Does talking therapy help anxiety?

Yes, As a counselor I cannot tell you how many clients have told me that talking has helped their anxiety. I would highly recommend seeking out a client centered approach counselor. READ MORE
Yes, As a counselor I cannot tell you how many clients have told me that talking has helped their anxiety. I would highly recommend seeking out a client centered approach counselor.

How long can you stay on fluoxetine?

That is a question to best discuss with your primary care physician or the Fluoxetine prescribing professional.

What are the different types of psychological tests?

There are a lot of them. To be honest I am not sure if I could name all the psychological test out there. I would recommend you research online. There are literally hundreds if READ MORE
There are a lot of them. To be honest I am not sure if I could name all the psychological test out there. I would recommend you research online. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of test out there. If there is one particular area of interest you have you should narrow it down.

What happens if anxiety is left untreated?

If anxiety is left untreated it can have lasting effects. It can effect you both psychically and emotional. It can effect your work, social and family relationships.