Our Team

Chris Davis, MSSW, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Chris was born and raised in Louisville.  He spent a few years abroad and has traveled to several other countries, all providing him with a multicultural understanding of relationships and the human experience.  Chris received his master’s in social work and marriage and family therapy from the University of Louisville.  He has worked with a wide variety of people and circumstances while continuing to learn and grow with each person he encounters in their own unique life situations.

Chris specializes in working with adults and couples who find themselves at a crossroads in their lives and marriages. These crossroads, be they crisis points, stuck points, or just times of transition, can all be important opportunities to move to a new way of thinking, being, and a new way of being in relationship with others and one’s self.  Chris also encourages people to pursue their dreams, visions and goals prior to finding themselves at a crossroads.  By seeking guidance when not in a crisis, individuals and couples have their full array of strengths and resources at their disposal.  Working from a place of strength allows individuals and couples to use their time and efforts to their maximum potential.

One of Chris’s passions and areas of expertise is working with couples who have experienced the trauma of infidelity.  While many problems and situations in relationships cause difficulties, infidelity creates a unique fracture in the very foundation of trust, communication, and intimacy in a relationship.  Couples often fear that nothing can repair these fractures or save their relationship.  While some relationships may truly be beyond repair, many couples find themselves in even more fulfilling and satisfying relationships than they had prior to the affair.  Chris will help guide and assist through the trauma and rebuilding of your relationship if these are the circumstances you find yourself in.

Mindfulness and meditation are two other passions for Chris.  Chris discovered mindfulness on his own personal journey of change. Mindfulness and meditation had profound effects, not only on him personally, but in every relationship in his life.  Chris now incorporates mindfulness in every facet of his life.  He also enjoys teaching and providing a space for others to discover and experience the power of mindfulness and meditation.

Chris strongly believes that the process of change is as unique as each person, relationship and situation he meets.  He doesn’t approach people by labeling, squeezing them into a box, or by using any certain method to “fix” them or their situation.  He will join you to find unique ways of addressing your circumstances in order to move forward to a more helpful and desired space in your life and relationship.

While Chris is in the Anthem network, all of his insurance spots are currently full. Please check back in April 2019. He does have out-of-pocket appointments available.

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Margaret Cox, MSSW, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Margaret works with individuals, children, teens, couples, and families, and wants to help you make the first step toward a happier life where you feel understood and on a path toward greater self-growth, well-being, and healing. Margaret will create an open and collaborative space where clients can identify stressors and learn tools to build healthy relationships, solutions that work, and a life worthy of celebration. She is honored to walk beside you on the path to realize your authentic self!

Margaret is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is also working on earning credits to become a registered play therapist. She has advanced training in several therapies including play and expressive therapies, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Internal Family Systems, Ericksonian Hypnosis, as well as being certified in Levels I &II of Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki. She is also a certified Nurturing Parenting Facilitator.

She is especially skilled in working with children and adolescents, and utilizes evidenced-based expressive and play therapies designed to meet the unique developmental needs of her clients. Working effectively with children requires a specialized approach, and play therapy creates an open and collaborative environment where children feel safe and empowered to resolve problems, cope with challenging emotions, utilize problem-solving skills, and seek out solutions to inner conflicts. Simply stated, play is a child’ language, and toys are the words (Landreth, 2002).

Margaret was born in Louisville and has lived all over the United States. After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, she lived in Portland, Oregon before moving back to Louisville to attend the University of Louisville for her graduate program.

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Kathryn Petrey, MAMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist Associate

Kathryn brings to the practice of therapy a love of exploring all that promotes growth and healing in the lives of individuals. She views therapy as a collaborative process. Kathryn values the client’s ability to discover their inner wisdom and utilizes evidence-based practices to guide their therapeutic work together.

Kathryn specializes in adult individual, systemic and couples therapy. She seeks to serve as a guide and positive support during times of transition, uncertainty and human struggle. As a registered yoga instructor, her approach to the therapeutic process is holistic, rooted in the body-mind-spirit connection. As a client-centered therapist who incorporates mindfulness-based and other strategies tailored to each client’s needs and preferences, Kathryn helps one manage unwanted symptoms, shift away from feeling stuck, and modify negative patterns.

Clients find Kathryn’s empathetic reflective listening skills and quiet demeanor bring a sense of calm and safety to the therapy experience. With Kathryn’s encouragement, many clients have found an ability to grow through difficult moments of transition, grief, relationship distress, anxiety or depression. Her core belief that self-awareness and self-compassion lead to grace and healing offer her clients hope through therapy.

Kathryn holds a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

“Out of the mud of your fears, struggles, pain and confusion,

the lotus flower of your inner heart will spontaneously grow.”

– Anon I Mus

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Megan Bayles Bartley, MAMFT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Every therapist is different. Plain and simple.  If you’ve been to one therapist, you’ve been to one therapist.

I am…

  • Open-minded
  • Supportive
  • Direct
  • Balanced

As the Founding Director of Louisville Mindfulness Center, mindfulness and meditation are a big part of my practice.  I have found this approach calming and centering for clients who feel “scattered” or “overthink” things.  This is a simple and straightforward approach that does wonders for individuals and couples dealing with anger, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. It gives you tools for your toolbox so you are prepared to handle challenging situations as they arise.

For the last few years, I’ve been honored to be named one of Three Best Rated’s Best Marriage Counselor’s in Louisville. Currently, I enjoy working with individuals (and couples) where one of the partners in the relationship refuses to go to therapy or one person is choosing to pursue therapy at this time with the possibility of both people coming in at some point.

I love working with individuals dealing with anxiety, are easily irritable and frustrated, or have been told they have anger issues.

If you are a couple dealing with infidelity and trust issues, I recommend you see our therapist Chris Davis! That is his specialty!

I was born in California, grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington. After living in Tucson, Arizona for a bit, I decided to get my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, I moved to Austin, Texas for 11 years before moving back to Louisville in 2014.

I have loved living all across the United States and have been lucky enough to travel the world. I love meeting new people and exploring new cultures. When I’m not working on my practice, my media contributions, attending a public speaking event or a board meeting, you’ll find me being silly with my family, reading (a lot!), practicing yoga (a little), and being creative (always!).

Besides seeing clients in my private practice I also contribute to the media, such as Today’s Woman magazine and do public speaking. I am a former board member of GLOW, Greater Louisville Outstanding Women, which supports Louisville’s ‘best of the best’ women in business.

I am a published author of a fun and silly book for parents to read to kiddos at bedtime called “Don’t Go To Sleep.” It is a method I created when my daughter was 4 years-old that worked wonderfully. Essentially it is a guided meditation that helps parents calm down and relax just as much as kiddos! My hope is that it will work just as well for other families as much as it did for ours. So far the feedback has been very positive! Give it a try! It’s available on Amazon: HERE.

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