About

The University of Kentucky Center for Emotional Health (CEH) was established in 2019 to bring together a team of experts in emotional health research, clinical practice, and education in order to promote innovation in mental health treatment. Our team is committed to make the most effective research-informed treatments accessible to all people in the Bluegrass region in order to help members of our community lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives. 

Mission
CEH’s mission is to improve the well-being of people affected by anxiety, depression, or other emotional difficulties, as well as those who have been victims of violence or other traumatic events. We seek to carry out this mission by promoting the integration of the three foundational pillars:

  1. Research: Engage both patients and community members in scientific research to better understand individual and shared values, strengths, and struggles in order to personalize and increase the effectiveness of mental health treatments. 

  2. Clinical Services: Offer the best-available specialized services to patients, informed by research about what works to reduce specific symptoms and improve quality of life. 

  3. Training and Education: Provide training to the next generation of clinicians, researchers, and educators in the integration of clinical science and practice. Also,  educate, consult, and collaborate with professionals in the community to enable a wider network of clinicians to provide the most effective research-informed treatments to their patients. 

Values
At CEH, we believe that everyone deserves to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Because of this, we believe that all people should have access to the highest quality mental health care available, regardless of their identity, culture, language, history, geographical location, insurance status, or ability to pay.  We believe that an evidence-based approach to research, treatment, and training provides the strongest pathway for improving the lives of those affected by emotional and trauma-related problems.