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LaChelle Barnett, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationship issues Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

NOTE: I don't currently have very many evening slots available .

I am a licensed therapist with over 10 years experience. My undergraduate degree is in Sociology (University of Dayton) and my masters is in Social Work (Indiana University). I am almost done with my doctorate degree as well.

I have specialties in the area of addictions and trauma. In addition I've worked with countless clients who suffer from a variety of mental health diagnosis, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. I've worked with a wide range of families, ranging from those involved with the Department of Family Services to entrepreneurial wealthy married couples.

I've been trained in ACT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, Seeking Safety, MRT, EFT and Batters Intervention.

My work days are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

I love working with those who are committed to becoming the best version of themselves but don't know how to do that or get overwhelmed with the process. I have a direct communication style. If you feel like you need a little push or more accountability as you get clear on your next steps and remove some of the barriers standing in your way I'm here to help. I also love to laugh. Life can be so challenging at times, so if you're up to having some fun as we do some hard work, I'd love to get to know you more.

Take the first step. And let us do the rest together.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

License information

IN LCSW 34007011A


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

LaChelle is hands down the best therapist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I met with her via weekly video sessions over the course of nine months, and never before have I seen such a tremendous transformation in my self-perception and outlook on life. At the start of our work together, I was in a very emotionally draining career that had led me to burnout, exhaustion, depression, and suicidal ideations. I was going through several transitions in my personal life as well. LaChelle got to know me and how my brain worked in a way that helped me identify and move away from the negative mindset my mind had grown so accustomed to. Slowly, step by step and week by week, I was able to regain control of my emotions while also honoring, feeling, and acknowledging their presence. I began to see myself in a new light, and began to honor what I once thought were my faults, only to learn they could actually be my superpowers.

LaChelle has this incredible ability to call me out on my BS without making me feel guilty, and I am constantly feeling the impacts of this in every aspect of my life. I can now call myself out on my own negative self talk, tell myself positive affirmations that truly work to change my behaviors and outlooks, and better manage how I handle stressful situations.

With La Chelle’s support, and reassurance, I found the strength to leave my job and find a better suited career while maintaining a positive , can-do attitude that I otherwise would not have been able to achieve. I can confidently allow my emotions and depressive episodes to pass without letting them consume me, which is something I am very proud of.

LaChelle has provided persistent and expert guidance along my entire career transition, and she has also helped me tremendously in my personal life to the point where I am capable of managing healthier boundaries and maintaining healthier relationships with loved ones. Her thoughtful conversations, patience, and thought-provoking questions are truly a gift. I will be able to take the skills I learned from LaChelle with me throughout the remainder of my life, which is truly one of the best gifts I could ever receive.

Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with LaChelle for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

I recommend her to any and everyone I know. She really dives in and targets deep hidden issues I had.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with LaChelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Cool and calm

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with LaChelle for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

LaChelle is very caring and combined with her knowledge and insight is a highly valued therapist! I had a needed break in therapy due to family medical issues and without hesitation I contacted LaChelle again. I had input from people to 'try someone else for a change' and I rejected that input as LaChelle has a special combination of common sense and a caring heart, grounded in her training and experience. Diane Ravenscroft, Vermont

Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with LaChelle for 6 months on issues concerning family conflicts, coping with life changes, trauma and abuse, and anger management

All of my needs are met with understanding and compassion leaving me feeling balanced. First time seeing/feeling results with a therapist. LaChelle has been a gift.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with LaChelle for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Best therapist I’ve ever had. Empathetic but pushes me to be better constantly. Feel like I got lucky if I’m being honest

Written on Jul 19, 2022 after therapy with LaChelle for 7 months on issues concerning depression, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching