Like many small towns that dot our country, Alexandria has gone through many changes over the course of its history. Each era has brought its own challenges and residents have found a way to weather every up and down. As with our own personal histories, there are always obstacles to face and events that test us.

Would you benefit from talking with a mental health professional about the challenges you’re facing in your life? An Alexandria-area therapist can help you gain perspective on your situation and offer ideas for living your best life. Your story is an interesting one, and the right counselor is ready and waiting to hear it.

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Sherida Newmister

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoaching
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

In my 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist, I've found that when people seek help they're often at their most frustrated, sad, angry, or confused. We can feel lost, alone, and believe others can never really understand how tiring it is to act okay & always be strong when there is only pain & chaos going on inside of us. Maybe you are to the point where you just don't have the energy to do the things you want to do or even used to enjoy doing. You may be struggling with deep emotions or conflicts in your family, and no one else understands. Maybe the confusion and stress is so great that you don’t even know how to put it into words. Therapy is a safe place where you can learn more about who you are, and learn the skills to get you where you want to be in life. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, or significant life changes. My approach in therapy is meeting you where you are emotionally, and assisting you in setting & achieving your goals. We will work as a team, and use your strengths to develop more constructive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. My treatment approach combines cognitive-behavioral, rational emotive, and motivational interviewing techniques, all geared toward assisting you in becoming the person you want to be. It takes courage to seek out help and work towards making changes. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you to make the changes you desire.

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John Horsley

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I'm John Horsley and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor both in the state of Indiana. I graduated from Indiana University with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I have worked extensively with individuals and families who have dealt with substance use disorders and complications from substance use disorders. I've also focused on working with individuals who have experienced trauma and secondary trauma. I've practiced in a variety of settings and seeing a variety of clients with various struggles. I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the foundation and essential component in the change process. I believe in meeting individuals where they are in the growth process and partnering with them to walk through change together. I have developed many tools for the toolbox and understand that each person has unique needs and requires unique approaches. Most of all, I want to respect the place my client is at and make sure they are feeling safe and motivated. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey. It would be an honor to walk it with you.

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Cydaria Cooke

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MBA,MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsSelf esteemDepression
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello! Welcome to the BetterHelp community! My name is Cydaria Cooke and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana. I've been practicing since 2015. I truly enjoy the therapeutic process and enjoy working with clients to accomplish goals. It really is an amazing process to be a part of. Taking care of your body from your neck up is just as important as taking care of your body from the neck down. We must be personally healthy in order to enjoy our lives, provide support to ourselves, and support to others. Are you having troubles with a big transition in your life? Trouble getting grounded? Are you needing support or self direction? Relationship concerns? Feeling sad, anxious, and/or need someone to talk to? I am accepting new clients! I have experience working with clients who suffer from depression, self-harming activities, PTSD, stress, emotional trauma, Adjustment disorder, Anxiety, relationship issues, Self-esteem issues, Bipolar disorders, grief and loss, among other mental health issues/concerns. I enjoy working with my clients to identify their concerns/goals. My client is the expert on his/her life. We will approach therapy as an active partnership created to assist and guide you with the knowledge and tools needed to make progress towards personal growth and change. Your mental health is very important. Let's work together...for you.

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Patricia Mansfield

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MS, M.Ed, LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementDepressionADHD
11 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi! I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I also have a MS in education and an MS in school counseling. My professional life consists of counseling adults in many different areas of mental/behavioral health and working with teens and young adults both in a school setting and in a behavioral health care setting. My past also consists of working with family relationships and parenting concerns. I have helped people with anxiety, depression, anger management, ADHD, phobias and career changes. My counseling techniques include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, rational-emotive therapy, DBT and motivational interviewing. I believe in forming trusting, respectful relationships. I am caring, compassionate and have a sense of humor. I will work hard to learn what counseling techniques work best for you and what you feel most comfortable with. It is not always easy to take the first step to reach out for help and support. I would enjoy being a part of your journey. I look forward to meeting you!

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Charles Bugh

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a LMHC and LCAC with over 25 years experience in mental health and addiction issues. I am familiar with the 12 step model for recovery and generally use a CBT based approach to other clinical issues. In my work experience I have also been active in emergency medicine and an EMT-A and wilderness/swift water rescue along with HAM radio, including weather spotting and ARES work. In the 20+ years of work as a counselor, I have dealt with a variety of issues and treated indviduals with a long list of mental health issues. I tend to utilize a CBT model of therapy, but am not adverse to other modalities of treatment including 12 step, Motivational interviewing and CISM interventions.

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Luqretia Stuckey

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,CADC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I began my experience working with individuals in families in 2003. I have the honor of working with all populations including children, adolescents, young adults, middle age adults, older adults and seniors. I am trained to look at situations in a holistic way, bringing people together with others & their communities. As a practitioner, I help individuals address personal & systemic barriers to optimal living. I'm determined to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities. I have had the honor of helping individuals live with various mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, high risk psychiatric conditions and personality disorders. My mission it to help individuals & families conquer their personal journey of connecting with their best self through their challenges & truly be honest & genuine with themself as they navigate their life.

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Tiffany Johnson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Congratulations on taking a healthy step towards your mental wellness. Finding the right Therapist to assist your journey is an important decision you will have to make when considering supports. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile while considering your choices. My name is Tiffany Johnson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in Indianapolis, IN. I have worked in the social work and mental health field for over 18 years. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with local state agencies, community based mental health agencies, private institutions, and within the nonprofit sectors. Some of my previous roles have afforded me opportunities to service in leadership roles too, such as Director of Admission for a children’s residential program, and Clinical Supervisor for a women’s addiction recovery residential program. I am currently a Crisis Specialist with IMPD and respond to crisis calls in the Metropolitan area of Indianapolis, IN. Every position I’ve held has contributed tremendously to the development of my Therapeutic style. I am a Holistic Therapist, focusing on the whole person and their needs. I am a client-centered Therapist who wants to come along side you and assist you with making the right decisions and reaching your personal goals. I utilize several therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, trauma informed care, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and psych education. I am a firm believer that with the right supports, in a safe and encouraging environment, you can figure out how to live a healthier life. The goal for myself as a Therapist, is to empower you to make informed, healthy, and confident choices that move you forward to having a life you want. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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Nicholas Yoquelet

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Elwin Trammell

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana and Illinois with approx. 10 years of professional work experience. I'm a Certified Case Manager. I'm also a Doctoral Student with a concentration in Moral Injury. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jenna Mossner

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Let's be real: Life can be difficult! But you don't need to face these challenges alone. I applaud you for taking the brave first step to seeking counseling. My name is Jenna, I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work with adults who are dealing with anxiety, depression, and overwhelming stress caused by major life changes (career shifts, health changes, or the loss of a loved one). My therapy style is warm, relaxed, and empowering. I want this experience to benefit you by providing a safe space to explore, learn, and grow. You are the driver and I am the passenger encouraging you along the way.

How to find a therapist for counseling in Alexandria

Finding the best therapist close by in Alexandria can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services in Alexandria that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Alexandria. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Alexandria, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy in the Alexandria region and in the state of Indiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in Alexandria or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Alexandria area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find Alexandria therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Alexandria, elsewhere in Madison, or in the greater state of Indiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Alexandria area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Alexandria therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Alexandria due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Alexandria may not take health insurance, some in the state of Indiana may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With a BetterHelp therapist throughout the state of Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this Alexandria online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Alexandria, Indiana working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from Alexandria psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in Alexandria above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Alexandria helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified Alexandria therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Alexandria therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family in Alexandria?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a Alexandria therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

Alexandria therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of Alexandria therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Alexandria therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IN, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 46001 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Alexandria counselor?

Before seeing your Alexandria therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in Alexandria.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice from a therapist. A Alexandria licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy with a Alexandria counselor can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health therapist has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Alexandria, Indiana can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Alexandria has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out to customer service through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

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