Our therapists at Chestnut Park Professionals each have their own area of experience and additional expertise. They use a variety of therapy approaches, integrating these approaches for the best outcome for each individual client. Most recently, Vivian Cooper, a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor for many years, joined our practice. She specializes in helping children and families, and is very good at helping adult individuals and couples as well.
Corrie Vos, Ph.D.
Dr. Vos has been the owner and director of Chestnut Park Professionals, LLC, since 1990. She continues to guide and direct the practice after she retired from providing clinical services in 2012. It is her mission that all the therapists at CPP provide excellent services in an environment that is supportive and encouraging to both them and their clients.
Derrick Mason is an experienced Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and he is also court-approved to do family mediations. He is a highly competent and helpful therapist trained and experienced in helping with most mental health problems, and he specializes in helping resolve relationship problems (parent/child, spouse/partner, co-parenting, etc.). Much of Mr. Mason's work involves assisting divorcing/divorced parents co-parent more effectively for the benefit and emotional well-being of their children. He also specializes in helping families struggling with inappropriate behaviors or attitudes of children of all ages, or other difficult life circumstances. Mr. Mason uses various methods and approaches, including mindfullness therapy, applying whatever expertise and experience that best fits the persons or situation. Mr. Mason received both an undergraduate degree (Mathematics/Relious Studies) and a Masters of Arts in Education (with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy) from Western Kentucky University).
Vera Pruitt, LMFT
Vera Pruitt, LMFT, is a marriage and family therapist with many years of experience. She is an excellent therapist who is trained and experience in helping both individuals and families. She uses a variety of therapy approaches and has a supportive and gentle style. She is trained in the EMDR method, a special technique in helping persons to overcome psychological effects of trauma.
Ed Hanna, LCSW
Ed Hanna, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families dealing with a variety of problems. He draws upon an array of therapeutic methods to implement a client-centered approach. With a gentle and respectful manner, he provides a non-judgmental, safe place for clients to work through issues. Mr. Hanna received his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in 1976 and his Masters in Clinical Social Work from the University of Louisville in 1982. Since then he has worked as a therapist treating depression, grief, anxiety, PTSD, stress-related and personality issues, as well as other problems; prior to that he worked as a counselor at an emergency shelter for abused children.
Jenny Bettersworth, LMFT, MA
Jenny Bettersworth is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with adults and children over the age of 12 years. Ms. Bettersworth offers individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy to help clients solve problems. She has special training and experience in working with people who are in crisis and emotional distress and she specializes in addressing problems with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems. Ms. Bettersworth has a Master's degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and a Master's degree in Expressive Therapies from the University of Louisville. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and has published in the Journal of Health Psychology and in the Journal of Research and Psychology.
Gwen Shelton, LCSW
Gwen Shelton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who recently joined CPP, LLC and who has 16 years experience working with individuals, families, and groups struggling with a multitude of mental health and life issues, including working with outpatients at an addiction and mental health facility. Gwen is an excellent therapist with a warm therapeutic style that includes a sense of humor and creativity. She uses various treatment modalities, including cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused therapies. Her specialty areas include alcohol and drug abuse and dependency, gay/lesbian issues, anger management, spirituality, and self-esteem building. Gwen has a passion for people who are often misunderstood, overlooked, or feel lost. She believes in the power of change in a person’s life and considers it a privilege to be part of that change.
Ms. Shelton has a Masters of Clinical Social Work from the Universtiy of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN
Vivian Cooper, LPCC, M.Ed., NCC
Ms. Cooper is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who has more than ten years of experience helping children, families and adults overcome problems. Her expertise includes working with couples and with senior citizens. She is a caring and compassionate therapist who is competent in several approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy, Play/art therapy, Reality and Choice therapy, and Logotherapy. She has special interest and competence in helping children with behavior problems and helping adults with depression or anxiety problems. She welcomes clients with problems related to Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Sexual Abuse, Mood disorders, Anxiety disorders, family problems, school problems, and behavior problems.
Frederick Grieve, Ph.D.
A licensed psychologist since 1997, Dr. Grieve conducts psychological evaluations (bariatric, pain, learning disabilities, ADHD and cognitive) and treats older adolescents and adults. He has special competence in the treatment of anger management and eating disorders and in providing cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Grieve teaches clinical psychology at Western Kentucky University.
Robert Sivley, Psy.D.
Dr. Sivley received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Kentucky in the 1980's. He acquired his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, KY, in 1991. He is licensed as a Health Service Provider in three states (KY, TN, IN). Upon completion of his education, Dr. Sivley joined an established group psychology practice in Louisville, Edelson & Associates, focusing on neuropsychological evaluation. In that practice he had extensive experience throughout the 90's providing evaluation and treatment services to individuals with various neurological conditions at several medical and psychiatric facilities in the Louisville area.
Since 1999 Dr. Sivley has been employed full time at the Pennyroyal Center, a community mental health center in Hopkinsville, KY. In this position he has acquired extensive training and experience with forensic psychological evaluation, mainly involving assessment of criminal responsibility and competence to proceed with litigation.
Dr. Sivley has also maintained a part-time private practice in Clarksville, TN, since 2005, primarily providing neuropsychological evaluations to the military community and focusing on traumatic brain injuries and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Sivley plans to retire from the Pennyroyal Center and expand to full time private practice in January, 2014.
Charles Webb, Psy.D.
Dr. Webb is an independent practitioner who rents space from Chestnut Park Professionals, LLC. He has been a licensed clinical psychologist for over 27 years and has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings. He provides individual therapy to adults and children, and family therapy to adolescents and children, with their parents. He has special competence in the area of resolving parent- child problems. He uses play therapy for children under 11 years old. He has done extensive work in individual and group therapy with male adolescents. Dr. Webb works with clients who have depression, anxiety, anger, parent – child, relationship, marital, and family issues. He works with clients who have co–occurring issues with substance use. He uses a client-centered, family systems, and psychodynamic approach to helping clients. Dr. Webb conducts general psychological evaluations, including for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD/ADD) for both adults and children; veteran evaluations for disability and Post Traumatic Stress; Learning disabilities; and Disability evaluations for adults and children.
Dr. Webb received a B.S. degree from Wake Forest University, a M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Western Kentucky University, and a Psy.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University.