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Psychological Associates of Paducah is a group of mental health professionals in an independent group practice. The members of the group have specialties in various aspects of the profession. Psychological Associates of Paducah offers services to young children, adolescents, and adults.
Julie Hideg
Dayne Wells
Janey Wells
Justin Lewis

Dr. Julie Kraus Hideg

Dr. Hideg was raised in Paducah, Kentucky. She earned a Masters degree in General Theoretical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology. She completed an APA-accredited internship at Florida State Hospital where she specialized in forensic evaluations and treatment. She completed postdoctoral hours at Seven Counties Services in Louisville, Kentucky where she specialized in Sexual Offender Treatment and treatment of survivors of traumatic experiences. Dr. Hideg is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in Kentucky and treats clients (teens and adults) from the Paducah area with a wide variety of diagnoses and treatment issues.

Dayne Wells

Dayne is a native of Paducah and has been practicing locally for over 12 years. He earned his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University and is licensed as a psychological practitioner. Dayne treats child, adolescent, and adult clients using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. He has specialized training and experience working with victims of abuse, domestic violence, and other types of trauma. Dayne also provides treatment for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, various phobias, panic disorder, grief, PTSD, relationship issues, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, adjustment disorders, and issues related to foster care placement and adoption. Prior to entering private practice, Dayne provided therapeutic services at a local community mental health center, a non-profit therapeutic foster care agency, and a non-profit children’s advocacy center. He has specialized training and experience providing treatment to child, adolescent, and adult victims of trauma and abuse.

Janey Wells

Janey has been counseling in Western Kentucky for over 8 years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Transylvania University and her Master’s degree in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University. She is licensed professional clinical counselor. Janey treats child, adolescent, and adult clients using a humanistic, strengths based approach. She has specialized training and experience working with victims of abuse, depression, and anxiety. Before joining Psychological Associates, Janey provided therapeutic services at a non-profit therapeutic foster care agency, a non-profit children’s advocacy center, and a family counseling center.

Justin Lewis

Justin has spent the majority of his life in western Kentucky and has been practicing in the mental health field since 2009. He has a Masters in Counseling and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist.

Justin treats adult clients with a variety of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, domestic abuse, and career guidance. He has specialized training and a depth of experience working with people who want better relationships.

Whether it is individual therapy or as a couple, a client can expect Justin to help them identify specifically what they want to be different, what is keeping them from being there, and how to overcome the barriers. Using cognitive behavioral therapy, Justin will explore how thinking more clearly will impact feelings and ultimately lead to better choices.

What is Psychological Treatment?

Psychological treatment varies depending on the individual, the symptoms, and the family. Treatment will be tailored to suit the needs and the personality of the individual. Most treatment occurs through a series of meetings through which a problem is clarified, and potential causes are explored. Treatment goals are then established in order to clarify needs and expectations of treatment. Therapy appointments are usually on a weekly basis and require motivation on behalf of the client in order to meet goals. Homework specifically designed to meet the needs of the client are part of treatment to facilitate movement to the desired outcome. At Psychological Associates of Paducah, we offer individual, family and collateral (parents only) sessions depending on the presenting problem and needs of the client.

What is Psychological Associates of Paducah?

It is typical for a therapist to focus on feelings, thoughts, and behavior to help treat individual and family problems of daily living such as the following:
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression
  • Defiance/Oppositional behavior
  • Adjustment to parental divorce, death, moving, birth of sibling, school
  • Learning difficulties
  • Social problems
  • Stress
  • Fears/Anxiety
  • Nightmares
  • Conduct problems
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Tantrums
  • Low self-esteem
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Sexual problems
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Grief and loss
  • Gender Issues
  • Sexuality

What will happen the first time I visit Psychological Associates of Paducah?

  • Call to schedule an appointment
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled appointment
  • Complete paperwork and provide insurance information
  • Sessions are approximately 50 minutes
  • Discussion will focus on gathering background information and the presenting problem
  • A treatment plan will be discussed
  • Most importantly, during the first visit your needs should be expressed and understood in order to have desirable outcomes. It is our goal to help you.

Are Psychological services covered by insurance?

In most cases, yes. Coverage will vary and it is important to contact your carrier to determine your coverage.




2315 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY 42001
270-442-8785 phone
270-443-1784 fax

Psychological Associates of Paducah

2315 Broadway St.
Paducah, KY 42001