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We are often faced with painful and challenging periods in our life. You may be troubled by a current relationship, experiencing a painful loss, living with a chronic illness, or significant family distress. Depression and grief may be enveloping you as you search for answers to help explain the death of a relationship or the death of a loved one. You may be experiencing a sense of hopelessness as you search for a lasting intimate relationship or strive to improve the ones you have.


The goal of The Clinic @ The Montgomery is to join you in pursuing your goals, to journey alongside you as you find healing, make for peace, and learn again to live fully the life that is your own. We invite you to come explore with us the possibilities for healing in your own life, story, mind, and heart. We will do our best to help you.


Perhaps you have never worked with a therapist before and you are apprehensive. Perhaps you have worked with many and have walked away wanting something more. Or, perhaps you have had tremendous success in therapy and want to continue that progress in ways that make your life richer or fuller. Whoever you are and whoever you are becoming, you are welcome here.


The Clinic @ The Montgomery, so named because of its being situated adjacent to the historic Montgomery House in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, is discreetly located three blocks south of the Ohio River on St. Elizabeth St., just steps from the Hampton Inn and its Lure Seafood Restaurant. It boasts ample parking and the benefit of confidentiality in your comings and goings.


The Clinic is open and affirming of all persons regardless of age, race, faith, cultural self-understanding, marital status, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll

Clinical Director & Lead Therapist

Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll is a Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor (KLPC), or Psychotherapist, serving also as the Clinical Director and Lead Therapist at The Clinic @ The Montgomery. He is a Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator (NCCE), a Nationally Certified Parent Coordinator (NCPC) and a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counseling (AAPC). He is a graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D.Min), Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.M.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and King College (B.A.). His post-doctoral studies took place at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, the institution responsible for the continuation of the work of Murray Bowen, whose Family Systems Theory has become the lens through which Dr. Carroll practices therapy.

Dr. Carroll engaged in further post-doctoral studies at the Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, an approved training center for the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC). Dr. Carroll is a member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors.


In addition to his work as Lead Clinician at The Clinic in Owensboro, Kentucky, Dr. Carroll provides public speaking, seminars, and workshops for organizations, including churches and religious judicatories, but also businesses and local government boards, cabinets, and councils. Anyone interested in developing a healthier organization should consider contacting Dr. Carroll in order to discover what services he can provide that will be helpful.


License and Education

  • Licensure: Kentucky Licensed Pastoral Counselor (KLPC), August 2014
    (Kentucky License: #148963)

  • Level 1 Clinical Training, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute, Nashville, TN, 2017

  • Special Postgraduate Program, Bowen Family Systems Theory, The Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, Georgetown, Washington, D.C., 2010 - 2011

  • Doctor of Ministry, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, 2009

  • Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey, 2001

  • Master of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 2000

  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), VA Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998

  • Bachelor of Arts, King University, Bristol, Tennessee, 1997



  • Nationally Certified Parent Coordinator, certified by the Professional Academy of Custody Experts (PACE), 2016 - Present

  • Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator, certified by the Professional Academy of Custody Experts (PACE), 2016 - Present

  • Certification & Training Program, American Association of Pastoral Counselors at Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2013

  • Postgraduate Program, Bowen Center for the Study of the Family, 2010-2011

  • Certified Administrator for EQi-2.0 Emotional Assessment Inventory, approved by the
    American Psychological Association, 2018

  • Certified Prepare and Enrich Marital Assessment Counselor, 2002

  • Ordained, Minister of Word & Sacrament (Teaching Elder) in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2001


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Chair, Kentucky Board of Licensure for Pastoral Counselors 
    (Appointed by Governor Matt Bevin, 2018 to 2020, reappointed by Governor Andy Beshear, 2020-2023)

  • Member, Kentucky Board of Licensure for Pastoral Counselors, 2018 - Present

  • Psychotherapist Member, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

  • Fellow & Member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) Since 2013

  • Member, Board of Directors, AAPC, Midwest Region, 2014 to 2016

    • Chair, Emerging Professionals & Scholars Committee, AAPC Midwest Region, 2014 to 2016

    • Board Secretary, 2014 to 2016

  • President of the Kentucky Association of Pastoral Counselors (KAPC), 2010 to 2021

  • President of the Kentuckiana Pastoral Counseling Consortium, 2017 to Present

  • Adjunct Faculty, Doctoral Program, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2009 to 2020

Community Organizations & Leadership

  • Chair-Elect, Board of Directors, United Way of the Ohio Valley, 2022-Present

  • Board of Directors, Daviess County Public Library, 2008-2011

  • Chair, Board of Directors, OASIS, 2006-2008

  • Board of Directors, H.E.L.P. Office, 2005-2008

  • Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity, 2005-2009


So often life is hard, and it can feel like we're alone in the world. Despite the evidence, you are not alone. There is help. Whether it is depression, anxiety, marital turmoil, relationship difficulties, family problems, addiction, or the grief that accompanies loss, please do not go it alone. Reach out. Life doesn't have to be only hard; it can be beautiful again.

Dr. Jonathan Eric Carroll, KLPC, NCPC, Fellow (AAPC)

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