Congratulations on having the courage to embrace change, the insight to recognize you deserve a different experience, and the motivation to put effort into getting a different result. Buckle up, hang on, and enjoy the ride as I guide you out of your comfort zone.
Asking for help is a sign of strength and courage, if you are ready to make changes to get a different result I would be honored to be your guide. My name is Amy Harger and I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Indiana. I am a judgement free, solution focused therapist ready to help anyone who is seeking a different experience and ready for change. While validating that all change is hard, there must also be acceptance that in order to get a different result you must do something differently. I am certified in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, ACT, Mindfulness and REBT and tend to use a mixture of these modalities tailored to each individual person based on need.
I am also a certified Suicide Prevention trainer and very comfortable with discussing suicidal ideation along with assessing risk level to refer to different level of treatment if warranted.
My personal goal is to provide tools to allow people to help themselves in reducing suffering in order to enjoy a more peaceful quality of life based in resiliency to overcome the stressors life throws at us.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Infidelity, Jealousy
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LMHC 39003525A
I have always been the participant reluctant to try therapy. At the age of 27 I realized this option was becoming less of a choice and more of a must-try. Since meeting Amy, I’ve felt deeply validated through curriculum, and enabled to explore my potential for healing. She has a grounded and relatable approach to discussing otherwise difficult topics, and has won my trust in the potential of therapy as vehicle for healing. Amy brings passion and connection to this purpose - to that I am grateful.
Written on Oct 20, 2023 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amy has helped me so much. Together, we tackle issues around OCD, anxiety, and beyond. She is a great listener, compassionate but also funny, and so insightful. She is also great about recommending resources: books, articles, meditations, and exercises.
Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Amy is a great therapist. She makes you feel seen and really listens. She recalls details you forget you shared and is always so friendly. She gives great advice and is always understanding.
Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with Amy for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Amy is very responsive, and knowledgeable. Great counselor.
Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Amy has been very understanding, and it's been helpful that she checks in with me since I have a full plate! It's helping me prioritize myself in addition to offering amazing advice and coping skills.
Written on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Amy has a way of making me feel very comfortable talking to her while still being able to offer help and advice. I feel like I am talking to a professional and a confidant at the same time. It’s very reassuring and feels safe and easy.
Written on Jul 08, 2021 after therapy with Amy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd