Therapist in Lexington, Kentucky Katie Nikzad-Terhune, Therapist

Licenses: PhD, LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Lexington, Kentucky Katie Nikzad-Terhune, PhD, LCSW

Katie Nikzad-Terhune, PhD, LCSW

Katie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Ph.D. in gerontology. She has over 17 years of experience working as a therapist, and her primary focus is working with adults in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar disorder, relational problems, grief, and issues related to aging and dementia caregiving. Katie is an Associate Professor and the MSW Program Director in the School of Social Work at Northern Kentucky University. Her teaching, research, and clinical work all reflect a commitment to improving emotional well-being. Katie is an appointed member of the Ethics Committee for the National Association of Social Workers (Kentucky Chapter), a member of the Academic Program Development Workgroup for the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, the former President of the Board of Directors for the National Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Caresource
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Katie Nikzad-Terhune. You can also call 859-296-3141 to have someone assist you.

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