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Jerry Boston, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor in the State of Indiana. I have been practicing for over 23 years. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and now live just across the Ohio river from Louisville in Southern Indiana. I have the most knowledge and experience working with Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, PTSD/trauma, Depression, Stress management, ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Intrusive thoughts, Grief and Bereavement, and Victims of Emotional, Physical, and Sexual abuse. I also have a good deal of experience in several other areas.
When working with clients I immediately try to put them at ease, so they feel comfortable opening up to me without concern of being critically judged. It's very important to me that the people I work with feel listened to, empathized with, understood, supported, and respected. I do my best to treat people the way I like to be treated. I also believe I connect well with and can relate to people from all walks of life, of all ages, all ethnicities, different sexual orientations, and with both men and women. Also, every person and every case (so to speak) that comes to me is different, which means there are aspects of the treatment approach that have to be tailored specifically to each individual. Therapists have to be good listeners, but we also have to be good teachers and coaches. The treatment modalities I prefer are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, this approach has been proven by research studies to be the most effective form of treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, as well as other types of issues. I also utilize Mindfulness/Relaxation, Insight Oriented Therapy, and Solution Focused approaches, and I teach the Emotional Freedom Technique otherwise known as tapping.
By taking the approaches described above, it is my intent to provide people with tools they can not only use to help get past whatever challenge/hardship they may be going through at present, but also to equip them with tools and methods they can continue to use as they go forward in life.
I'm looking forward to working with you!

PLEASE NOTE: With regard to how best to communicate: For the counseling/therapy process to be effective there has to be, in my clinical judgement, a direct person to person dialogue that can only be accomplished in a live session. Messaging is a good feature to have to communicate info in between and in addition to live sessions, but messaging (typing only) cannot effectively be used as an alternative for live sessions. I am writing this then, to let people know in advance that I cannot enter into a counseling/therapy relationship that is based on messaging only.
ALSO: This is a heads up for the good people who are in the Pacific time zone. I am in the Eastern time zone which means we are three hours apart time wise which makes scheduling very difficult. I do welcome, however, anyone from the west coast to schedule with me if the scheduling can be worked out. Presently I schedule my first appointments at 9:00 or 10 AM and my last at 4:30 PM EST, which translates to 6-7 AM to 1:30 PM for those on the west coast. Again, just an FYI! Jerry

Professional experience

23yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Abandonment, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Men's Issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

IN LCSW 34005200A


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jerry Boston. 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.

Jerry is awesome, very easy to communicate with and you can tell he actually cares and wants to help. Would definitely recommend

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Jerry is encouring while providing good solid information to help me get through.

Written on Apr 07, 2023 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Jerry is the best therapist I've ever had. He has helped me in many aspects of my life and would recommend him to anyone.

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Excellent therapist even if a bit hectic about scheduling

Written on Sep 20, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Jerry B and I click. He seems to understand issues related to what I'm saying that I haven't thought of on my own. He has given me real world suggestions to handle stress better which has helped all areas of my life to make me a healthier and happier human. A win-win for all.

Written on May 26, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Jerry was absolutely amazing! I would recommend him to anyone!

Written on Apr 19, 2022 after therapy with Jerry for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes