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Cristin O'Brien, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

Hello! I am a therapist with 9 years of experience in mental health, and 3 years of strictly counseling experience. In addition to obtaining my LMHC in Indiana, I am also a board-certified music therapist. While I have a wide range of experience, in recent years my work has focused on acute mental health, and individuals with trauma. I have worked extensively with families who struggle to communicate well, and have also worked with individuals who struggle with anxiety and/or depression and use substances to cope.

While I tend to take a primarily cognitive-behavioral approach to counseling, I try to meet my clients where they are at. Sometimes this means identifying the problem and finding solutions, and sometimes it means being more of a support and listening ear. My role is to help you reach your goals so let's talk about what those are and how you can get there. While I do tend to approach counseling from a faith perspective, I will only incorporate it as much as you are wanting to.

I appreciate and honor the trust that my clients give me by sharing and working with me, and look forward to working together.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information


IN LMHC 39003805A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cristin O'Brien. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Cristin has helped me immensely! I worked with her for over a year, and I was able to gain confidence in myself, which was one of my main goals. My faith is important to me, and Cristin incorporated that into our work. I’m sure she would respect the beliefs of any client. I am so thankful for her!

Written on Dec 25, 2022 after therapy with Cristin for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties