Hi, my name is Arthur J Spoerner (AJ) . I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with over 20 years of experience providing integrated interventions to help adults and adolescents that have experienced complex trauma, difficulty with impulsivity, anger management, and ADHD.
I have a particular interest in providing interventions, strategies, and support to adults and adolescents with chronic pain, illness, disability, distress related to cancer treatment, as well as end-of-life issues.
I hope to provide you with interventions and strategies to help you with negative thinking and believes that are impacting your behavior and are causing you pain and distress. You have taken an enormous step by finding this site and finding a counselor to meet your needs. I will be honored if you choose to work with me.
Please be aware that I only do audio or video counseling. I provide therapy on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday Evenings. My sessions are 45 minutes for the first session and 30 minutes thereafter. I check my messages only one time a day, which is mostly in the evening. Any messages left after 8:30 pm will be answered on the following day. I'm very sorry, but I do not provide emergency services. However, if you feel a need for urgent help or that you are in crisis at any time during our work together, please call 1-800-273-8255 24 hours a day, call 911, or go to your local Emergency Room. I want to make sure you know who to contact if you need immediate help.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
IN LCSW 34001980A
Aj is a good man and knows what he’s doing.
Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Very respectful, non judgmental, listens, validates. On time.
Written on Feb 05, 2023 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse
AJ seems sincerely concerned for my well being. Listens well and seems to ask the right questions.
Written on Aug 20, 2022 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and adhd
I only had a couple sessions but they were good.
Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management
AJ is a very active listener and helps you work through problems on your own while offering recommendations when needed! I couldn’t recommend him enough. He is great with communicating outside of sessions as well if needed. Happy to have the been given the opportunity to work with him.
Written on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and adhd
Over the past several months, AJ has been understanding, thoughtful, helpful, and kind. I'm very grateful for the help he's already given me, and looking forward to a long and constructive relationship. Thanks AJ!
Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Arthur (AJ) for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management