We are Kentuckiana’s first and only immediate health care center. Our welcoming and comfortable facility offers a secure and peaceful environment staffed by competent and compassionate professionals.

Our clinical team, headed by Dr. Ora Frankel, includes psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide professional and immediate support for patients struggling with mental health and/or emotional issues. We believe patients should be helped when a mental health care crisis arises. In these situations, patients who seek help are often facing two inadequate choices, waiting weeks to be seen by a psychiatrist, or going to the emergency room. We welcome walk-in patients.


“The first time I went to The Couch I was very hesitant. I walked in without an appointment and without knowing anybody there. The comfortable environment immediately felt relaxing and private. The terapist who saw me put me at ease right away. She was warm, compassionate and supportive. The Couch feels like an island of calm. I will definitely keep going back on a as needed basis.”

“Dr. Frankel is a wonderful person and doctor. I have also seen her over the years. She is very a compassionate and kind person. I think she is very honest but extremely compassionate.”

“I have taken my son to The Couch twice. Apart from the convenience of not needing an appointment, I love the space, very inviting, warm and private.”

“Dr. Frankel is terrific. She is great with kids and treats them with dignity and respect. She’s hard to get into but her “On The Couch” location adds a safety net and a source of comfort to know someone who is either her or someone blessed by her is available just in case. We are relatively new with her but my daughter is comforted and feels better after their time together. I wish we had found her sooner but I think we’re on the right path.”

“My teenage daughter had some mental issues that I felt needed attention immediately. I tried to schedule an appointment with a couple of psychiatrists and was told by both that the first available appointment was over 3 weeks away. I just couldn’t wait that long. We went to The Couch without an appointment and immediately they were very receptive to our needs.”

“I found The Couch when I needed it most. It’s a very convenient location for me and I lover the decor and atmosphere. Dr. Frankel is amazing. I feel like I’m seeing an old friend when we have a session.”

  • The Couch
    2327 Lime Kiln Lane
    Louisville, KY 40222
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon– Thurs: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
    (Closed all major holidays)
(502) 414-4557