Ingrid Middleton

(LCSW, MSW, MS)

About Me

As a licensed clinical social worker for over 15 years, I have additional graduate degrees in art, anthropology and communications. I work from the internal family systems perspectives and believe in the holistic integration of body, mind and spirit with the environment. I believe that good therapy is built on trust, honesty and forthrightness. I give my clients feedback and direction, unlike many other therapists that simply wait for you to tell them your problems. I work with teens, adolescents, adults, couples and families.
If you feel lost, confused, need help centering and rediscovering yourself I hope we get to meet!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Eating disorders

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LCSW #3636 (Expires: 2019-06-30)


Reviews

Written by E.R. on Aug 27, 2018 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Ingrid is very good at what she does, she listens and understands what my situation is like.

Written by J.A. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning lgbt

Ingrid allows me to talk openly and honestly. I’ve been able to approach a number of topics with her, all of which she has listened and offered her expertise. She’s a rockstar.

Written by M.I. on Jul 09, 2018 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 years and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, bipolar, and depression

Ingrid is absolutely wonderful. Her caring, compassion, and knowledge truly shine through each and every time I connect with her. I consider myself lucky to have her in my life. She has helped me transform in many ways and without her I'm not sure where I may have ended up.

Written by J.E. on Dec 22, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, career, and depression

I have told my friends about my best kept secret of using an online counselor. I can tell Ingrid anything and don't have to worry about it getting back to anyone else. No problem is too big and no problem is too small or overlooked, it is all about me.

Written by A.N. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and career

I appreciate Ingrid's approach to my evolving counseling needs. She is insightful, timely and seems to be guiding me in a way that does not make me feel out of control (my one reason for being skeptical of counseling). She is very helpful and gives me space when needed and intervenes firmly when needed as well. I recommend her wholeheartedly! She got me through 2 years of very confusing events!

Written by T.O. on Oct 13, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Ingrid is understanding and gives timely advice. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by J.I. on Sep 08, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

ingrid responds promptly to my messages, and she follows up on a regular basis. The reading materials she's provided are timely and relevant.

Written by L.I. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Ingrid is a great counselor! I have made more progress with her in the past year than I've made with going to traditional therapy for the past decade. She gently offers guidance, offers a variety of avenues for help (articles, books, and videos) and is in general a very sympathetic person who genuinely cares.

Written by L.Y. on Jul 28, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, and self esteem

She has shown me that I do matter and how to see the good inside me that I had lost for so long. Ingrid is a beautiful soul and an amazing counselor - very impressed with her methods and amount of caring.

Written by M.D. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Ingrid is very patient, listens eagerly to you and makes you feel comfortable. I can recommend her to anybody who needs a helping hand.

Written by E.D. on Jul 11, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Ingrid is very nice and helpful.

Written by K.A. on Jul 09, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating

I believe Ingrid learned how to read me from the very beginning. She has a lot of insight to offer and is extremely knowledgeable.

Written by R.A. on Jun 21, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, and sleeping

Ingrid has been a fantastic counsellor- empathetic and a great listener. It was my first time meeting a counsellor and I can say it was the best decision I took ever. Thanks Ingrid!

Written by A.P. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning addictions, and eating

I have loved working with Ingrid. She has been very supportive, and also pushed me to challenge my limits and step out of my comfort zone. Her feedback has been very helpful in validating what I know and reinforcing that. She also has been great at giving direct exercises on how to deal with specific situations. She sincerely cares about me as a person.

Written by D.R. on Apr 30, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Pretty good at providing prompt feedback.

Written by T.. on Apr 18, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

She is wonderful and sincere :)

Written by V.Y. on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

I feel more comfortable about everyday life and I feel less stress after I attend sessions.

Written by D.I. on Feb 19, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Ingrid is amazing! While being on a crossroad, one often needs counseling. She is perfect as a counselor.

Written by S.H on Jan 20, 2017 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and depression

Ingrid has provided an innate quality of counseling that has helped steer me into positive mindset. She is thoughtful, caring and provides great insight into situations that are suffocating and limited when viewed by your own mind. She has helped with my personal growth in self confidence and worthiness and also assisted in my relationship dilemmas. I am eternally grateful that she has turned my life around.

Written by L.I on Aug 07, 2016 after counseling with Ingrid for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and depression

Ingrid is very kind and sweet. She is able to delicately steer you in the right direction and calmly bring the root of your issues to light.

Written by J.U on Mar 18, 2016 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, sleeping, and depression

I enjoy working with Ingrid - she is experienced, caring, and understanding. She makes sure to check in on me when I neglect to reach out to her. Her responsiveness and advice is much appreciated.

Written by A.N on Mar 11, 2016 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, and depression

Ingrid is the best!

Written by K.A on Feb 17, 2016 after counseling with Ingrid for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

She's the best. Honest, kind, thoughtful, intelligent.

Written by K.A on Dec 28, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

She's helped immensely, she's very understanding and kind.

Written by L.E on Nov 26, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, eating, self esteem, and depression

I'm not sure how she does it online, but she has a way of tapping into how I am thinking and is able to support me in a way I didn't think possible. She is so understanding and compassionate. First class!

Written by S.A on Jun 08, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, bipolar, and depression

Ingrid is very understanding and empathizing. When making a big life/career decision, she helped me consider my options carefully and was supportive of me throughout the entire process. She's been very helpful and a positive influence on my life.

Written by N.I on May 08, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

I was matched with Ingrid as a counselor and couldn't be happier. She has such a calming spirit that comes across through her messages. Ingrid never takes long to respond, which is nice. I feel like I can talk to her about anything and there will be no judgement. Definitely happy with this match and couldn't be more thankful for help.

Written by J.O on May 04, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Ingrid is amazing. She really listens and allows you to open up even about things you don't want to share with anyone. She didn't blame me and helped me work through my shame and I've already felt progress faster than with any other therapist I've spoken to.

Written by A.N on May 04, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks

Ingrid is kind and thoughtful in her correspondence. She is somehow able to translate a very "human element" into her words even though it is through the Internet.

Written by A.P on May 01, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, and eating

I have greatly benefited from working with Ingrid. She had a lot of insight into my situation and was very supportive and gave practical ideas to help me move forward.

Written by M.I on May 01, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and depression

In a life that feels completely void of a single soul that could even remotely embrace the fear and anxiety I feel on a daily basis, I have found another soul that has in the past experienced some of the same,. Her insight will continue to help me recover from a post traumatic event and the lingering anxiety/fear that followed. I have some hope for recovery now, and even though I walk alone on this journey I feel a safeness knowing someone is available to offer advice and counsel me through the rough spots anytime day or night. A journey can never end if its never started, I have taken many first steps to recovery but having someone to chat with has provided much more for me than anything I have tried prior.

Written by J.I on Apr 27, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, self esteem, and depression

I feel like Ingrid was a great match for what I needed. We have some similar stories to share and her advice to not worry about the "what ifs" too much really tracked with me. She's also not pushy, which I respond to. She's helped me to feel even more excited about the great things that are coming up in my life!

Written by V.I on Apr 26, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career, and depression

Ingrid is intuitive, smart, and asks great questions. She is kind and genuine in her counsel. I appreciate her very much echoing back what I already know in my heart and helping me to be true to myself in taking steps towards change.

Written by D.A on Apr 18, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month

Ingrid has been so very helpful to me, given me tips, pointers and other times just there to talk. Because of her help among my own changes, Ive been able to alleviate some of my stressors and focus on better things. Ingrid has always been supportive of me in many ways and is available to chat around the clock. I truly do appreciate all that shes done for me up to now and would like to thank her for helping me grow through my beginning adulthood.

Written by H.E on Mar 14, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and depression

I feel comfortable with this counselor. I like the fact that she can counsel online, because I do not like traveling. I have done better with her counsel already.

Written by P.A on Mar 12, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, and depression

I really like that I can write to Ingrid any time I need to. She responds within a few hours.

Written by B.E on Mar 06, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks

Ingrid has been so timely in her words to me, she listens and brings up points I haven't even considered before. Talking with her has been freeing and given me back the confidence I thought I was losing.

Written by L.A on Feb 23, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and depression

I have been talking to Ingrid for about four months now but have always skipped writing a testimonial because I just didn't feel ready. I only joined betterhelp because my regular therapist was on maternity leave, so how could an online, fill-in therapist possibly compare? Or so I thought. I wish I had been more open-minded from the beginning, because Ingrid is truly compassionate and insightful. She has made astute observations and suggestions that have completely changed and accelerated my healing process, and I owe her tremendously for that. But more importantly, she makes me feel like I am worth listening to, and I think that is the foundation of amazing support.

Written by K.A on Feb 05, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety, sleeping, parenting, and depression

I read the testimonials before I started counseling with Ingrid. She sounded too good to be true. But she really is what everyone says. WONDERFUL! If there was someone who was born to counsel people, she has a natural gift for it. I've seen a few counselors in my day and I got nothing more than a pat on the back from them. I didn't feel like I was really solving problems. Just venting and becoming more frustrated.
But Ingrid really takes the time to read my messages (and mine are usually fairly long) and she not only offers me the encouragement that I need after so many years of abuse, she has also provided me the tools to repair the damage that has been done to me and also resources to help me figure some stuff out on my own. She has helped me to not only understand myself, but also helped me understand the people around me. The people who abused me and it has helped in my healing. My anxiety has gone waaaaaaay down since speaking with her. She's very personable and doesn't always speak like a counselor but like a friend. Which is something I am lacking in my life as well. I would definitely recommend her. I am very thankful for her.

Written by J. on Feb 05, 2015 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, family, self esteem, and depression

Ingrid has been extremely responsive and helpful. She has made me hold up a mirror to myself - hard but necessary to make progress. I thought "online counseling" would be really strange, but Ingrid has really made me comfortable!

Written by M.E on Dec 12, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Very kind, supportive, and responsive. Makes an effort to understand you and to keep up to date with your life. Sends along her own words of wisdom and consolation as well as articles and pictures that she feels might speak to you. Wonderful!

Written by M.A on Dec 05, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, and depression

Ingrid is a kind and understanding person, who really listens and gives you great feedback. It's like having a friend to talk to who can help you with your problems. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a compassionate person and therapist.

Written by S.A on Dec 02, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, self esteem, and depression

I don’t even really know where to start when it comes to describing how amazing Ingrid is. From the very first message I felt like she truly cared for me. (I remember bursting into tears of relief reading it). I felt hope and calmness, like my life was about to begin again! Ingrid makes you realise that it is ok to be you! She teaches you to understand how your own mind works and has a way of saying the most mind blowing things in the straightest of ways, meaning I always feel like it is my own mind doing the unravelling. She encourages you to take a different perspective on things and plants seeds that grow without you realising it, which is the best way for things to really sink in. I find myself genuinely approaching situations differently now.
Over the years I have tried to find help in many different ways, but I always felt like an inconvenience, or a number. Then I randomly found betterhelp and it has actually changed my life! I can talk to Ingrid about anything no matter how big or small. I feel like a person, like her friend that she cares about. I can go to her and know there will be no judgement. I cannot describe how much relief I feel just knowing that she is there for me. There are not enough words to describe how much she has done for me, I will be forever grateful for knowing such an amazing lady and for everything she has taught me and is yet to teach me.

Written by F.A on Nov 28, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, career, and depression

Ingrid is the best counselor I've ever had for a variety of reasons. I've felt more hope after talking with her than I have in a long time. I'm so thankful for a betterhelp.com, I'm a nurse with weird shifts, and it makes it very difficult to schedule regular appts, but Ingrid is always available.

Written by J.U on Nov 18, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, career, and depression

Ingrid is kind, open, friendly, and easy to talk to. She is consistent in following up and checking in to see how I am doing. I appreciate all of her help and would definitely recommend her to others!

Written by V.A on Oct 30, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, addictions, self esteem, anger, bipolar, and depression

Ingrid is incredibly kind and intuitive. When I'm incoherently babbling about my day, pains, or thoughts she knows exactly what to say to put my train of thought on track. In a few short weeks I have made some incredible breakthroughs in understanding why I am the way I am, and with this knowledge I'm finally able to make sense of how to recover and take the first steps in doing so. Thank you, Ingrid. You're an earth angel!

Written by E.L on Oct 28, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating, and depression

Ingrid is amazing! She is kind, compassionate, and really cares about my well-being. Even though I only spoke with her for a few days, those days helped me to make some changes. She is prompt and efficient in responding but also finding the help that you may need outside of a counselor. I am very blessed to have had this time with her, even though it was short.

Thank you for caring and going out of your way to help find a solution for me

Written by C.R on Oct 25, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, bipolar, and depression

Ingrid Middleton is a phenomenal help she has open doors for me when I thought they were closed on me. She listens and doesn't judge she is a perfect person to speak to for clarity I thank you so much for helping the way you have been so far! I will continue to work with Ingrid because she understands and a very logical thinking person.

Written by M.O on Oct 16, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

Ingrid is very encouraging, and she takes the time to message me and send me articles even when I don't take the time to write. She's a great counselor for anyone who struggles with low self-esteem!

Written by J.U on Sep 26, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, self esteem, anger, and career

I work a lot of hours and don't have a lot of time to go see a therapist. Ingrid is great and I can talk to when I can and need to. She's been a great find and a great help.

Written by J.E on Sep 18, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, career, and depression

I had my doubts as to whether an internet based counseling service would be helpful. I actually joined just out of curiosity. I had so many things going on in my life that it sounds silly to say that I did not even have time to seek out help, much less make appts, drive to the appts, and sit around in a waiting room. I tried it and I immediately begin to feel better even after the very first session. Ingrid was able to help me sort things out and learn what should take priority. I found it very healing just to sit down in the quiet of my own house and type out all the heartfelt things that were issues at the time. I felt her understanding and support and encouragement and I have recommended her and this service to several friends. She has saved me from wearing out my friend's shoulders and ears. Now I really like the idea of being able to discuss anything without judgement or repricussions from friends. She has become my advisor and confidant but I like to think of her as a friend, like a pen pal.

Written by K.A on Sep 04, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and depression

Ingrid is a great person to talk to. She really makes me feel like what I feel is normal. She makes me realize that I'm not strange for feeling this way and makes me see that, maybe, there is another view on things.

Written by A.S on Sep 04, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

Since I have started talking to Ingrid, I feel like I have gotten a good grasp on my life. She is very attentive and genuinely concerned for my well-being. I still have a lot of work to do on myself, but with Ingrid by my side, I feel confident that all will work out for the best.

Written by B.R on Aug 01, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and depression

My therapist, Ingrid Middleton is AMAZING!!! She's more than my therapist, she's my friend. She seems to be able to key right into my issues & understands. I was skepital going into this...I mean, a therapist online?! Who does that? But being a single mother of 3, two time divorcee, working full time, and going to school....it's the only way I'm able to have someone to talk to. I do not how you match clients with therapists, but you do a great job! Thank you for offering this & sending my amazing, sweet Ingrid!

Written by B.R on Jul 30, 2014 after counseling with Ingrid for 3 weeks on issues concerning eating, and career

Working with Ingrid has been fantastic! She has responded spot on and quickly with me and my particular issues. I live in a rather remote area and so having the ability to connect with someone who has the professional qualifications and experience as Ingrid does has given me a sense of security that support is available.