Dr. Hannah M. Coyt, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC


EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

Hannah M. Coyt, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC has been a licensed counselor in Kentucky since 2000. She has worked in the mental health field for over 22 years with various populations including SMI adults, children, adolescents, geriatric clients, veterans, families, couples, and substance use. Additionally, Dr. Coyt has been a board-approved supervisor since 2001. Dr. Coyt serves as an assistant professor at Western Kentucky University, as well as an adjunct role for Lindsey Wilson College. She has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences, and has publications regarding work with the Appalachian culture and roles of the counselor educator in crisis situations. Her presentations include topics such as grief, addictions, assessment in substance use, suicide, Appalachian women in higher education, law enforcement culture, and geriatric issues. Her current research interests include grief work, barriers to law enforcement officers seeking mental health services, assessment tools in counseling, and substance use.

Education & Experience

Dr. Coyt has a Masters' degree in Counseling & Human Development, which she acquired in 2000. Additionally, she has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. She has a wide array of experiences with a diverse group of clients. Dr. Coyt has extensive experience in working with veterans, first responders, and clients with trauma and grief concerns.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Dr. Coyt serves on the Kentucky LPC licensure board as the current chair. Dr. Coyt has also served on various counseling association committees, such as ACES, AMHCA, KMHCA, KCA, MLA, SACES, and Chi Sigma.

Specialty Area

  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth