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Indya Peoples

Offering therapy in IN
License: MSW,LCSW
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
14 years of experience

I understand and believe that it takes a strong person to seek assistance when needed. I believe we are not made to live in isolation, and we do best when we have others we can count on as part of our community. In therapy I enjoy helping others become the best versions of themselves. I am a mother of 4 adult children. I have over 13 years of experience working with older and younger adults addressing a wide variety of issues. One of my passions is helping people learn, grow and heal through trauma and depression / depressive thoughts. I am easy to talk to and enjoy being part of the change process. My style is warm, respectful and compassionate. I work to build a good working relationship and truly care about the issues and stories each individual presents to me. I am honest and open with others and enjoy sharing a frank and honest perspective on issues. I look forward to working with you.

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Christina Huber

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
9 years of experience

Hello! If you are reading this, you have found Better Help and probably have a ton of questions about therapy and this whole process. Is online counseling right for you? Am I the right counselor to talk too? I can totally relate to that moment when you start the search for a therapist and make the decision to seek help for yourself. Therapy is scary, at least it was for me when I started. I remember the moment when I sat down on the couch across from a stranger with their clipboard and pen and I was expected to bare my soul. Funny, I was supposed to tell this person all my problems and through words they were magically going to help me… Well it worked! Though therapy is a little more than just talking and Better Help is online therapy, I still believe in the therapy process and my ability to help you during this dark time. My name is Christina and I have been a client before. Today I am a licensed clinical social worker and have been practicing for almost seven years. Throughout those seven years I have learned and come to believe that therapy can help! I graduated from The University of Southern Indiana with my Bachelors in Social Work in 2012 and my Masters in Social Work in 2013. I started working for a local mental health agency, providing therapy services to adults, children, adolescents, families, and couples. After six and half years I made the choice to step away from the big mental health agency concept and start a private practice so that I can truly connect and help my clients on a more personal level. I provide my clients with understanding, knowledge, and my own raw emotion in attempts to connect with them, understand their unique situation, and join together in a journey that will lead my clients to overall better health. While I am new to providing online therapy, I am very experience in making a connection with my clients, meeting them where they are in life, and helping them navigate through dark times. My passion is working with individuals, families, and couples in identifying areas in their life that are in need of a change. This change can be through physical health, by learning better eating habits, developing weight loss goals, improving how they treat their body, and/or improving their sleep and physical activity. Many of my clients I work with are working towards more positive thought processes, acceptance of the things they can’t change, healing from past relationships, and healing from past grief, shame, and guilt that has kept their minds and bodies in a state of depression, anxiety, trauma, and anger. I deliver and match the energy and motivation my client brings to me because I truly understand what it is like to experience pain, depression, anxiety, and need to change. I will work with you to reach your full potential and achieve your therapy goals. With a little hard work, determination, and wiliness to achieve change you will leave therapy being thankful for that moment when you decided to go to Better Help.com, find a therapist, and sign on to your first therapy session with a stranger who didn’t actually expect you to bare your soul. Honestly, I just expect you to be broken and honest, just like me!

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Ashley Pendelbury

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and have been licensed in Indiana for over five years. I have worked with clients from many different backgrounds and with varying concerns including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, ADHD, and concerns regarding sexual orientation and sexual identity. I have been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My style of counseling is warm, compassionate, and client centered. I believe that you are the expert on yourself and I will work with you to make the changes you want to make. I believe that counseling needs to be individualized as every individual is different and has different needs. I want to help you use your knowledge and strengths as you seek to meet your goals. It takes a lot of strength and courage to take the first steps to seeking out help. Together, we work to help you achieve your goals!

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Russell Silver

Offering therapy in IN
License: MS,LCPC,CRC
Relationship issuesIntimacy-related issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

I strive to take the stigma, fear, and jargon out of addressing your mental health needs. Helping others is my passion and I am grateful you have the courage to reach out for help. My goal is to empower you to process your emotions, view your thoughts and actions in a more productive manner, and have fulfilling relationships. Let's focus on your strengths not your problems/concerns. Finding a therapist you trust and “click with” is critical, not all therapists are right for you. Take your time and ask questions. Therapy must be tailored to you! I am a licensed clinical professional counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor with 12 years of experience as a hospital-based outpatient counselor (rehabilitation, mental health, substance use). I have a broader perspective on chronic disability and related systems/processes and emphasize a strong therapist-client strengths-based relationship. I have helped individuals adapt to new disability (i.e. serious mental health, multiple sclerosis), adjust to many life struggles and circumstances (i.e. anxiety, divorce), cope with serious mental illness (i.e. schizophrenia), maintain substance use recovery, and generally work toward optimal life functioning (i.e. improved relationships and school/work accomplishment). I use client-centered and top-down Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy with motivational enhancement and positive psychology/mindfulness techniques. I'm trained in Gottman Method for marriage relationship counseling. I am training to become more experienced in bottom-up techniques to better support clients with trauma (such as somatic experiencing) I am married with a blended family with 4 children, one child on the autism spectrum. I am a 24 year Veteran of the U.S. Army and well versed in military/veterans culture and VA healthcare.

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Claire Porter

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyDepression
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Art Therapist. I use a client centered approach, meeting you where you are and focusing on your needs. You are the one leading the session while I guide and support you through the process while encouraging positive change within yourself. The person centered approach supports mental health by coming from a place of empathy during each counseling session. The goals of this practice include increasing self-awareness, improving the clients ability to use self direction to make desired changes, increasing clarity, improving self-esteem, and boosting the clients self-reliance. My goal is to provide a safe nonjudgmental space, accepting you fully for you to open up. I believe in meeting you where you are and help you get to where you see yourself and want to be. I believe in getting to know the whole person and creating a treatment plan together to be the best version of yourself. My goal is to provide you with tools that you can use in your everyday life. A majority of my availability is in the evenings and on the weekends. I am able to text/chat only for the time being.

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Kristen Evans

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesDepressionADHD
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have a background in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues related to children with impulsivity and defiance, and those struggling with depression. I also have a great deal of experience in caregiver related issues and needs. I believe that you can overcome great obstacles and I’m excited to help! I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Mary Frances Hudson

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefDepressionCoping with life changes
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Dr. Davetta Henderson

Offering therapy in IN
Trauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Dr. Henderson is both a Licensed Mental Health therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a passion for helping individuals find their path to emotional well-being and personal growth. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Henderson dedicates herself to supporting individuals, on their journey to mental health and healing. Over the years, Dr. Henderson had the privilege of working in a variety of clinical settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and educational institutions. This diverse experience allowed Dr. Henderson to develop a well-rounded approach to therapy, that is tailored to each client's unique needs. Dr. Henderson's approach to therapy is grounded in empathy, respect, and collaboration. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the foundation for meaningful change, and Dr. Henderson works closely with clients to create a safe, non-judgmental space where they can explore their thoughts and feelings openly. Dr. Henderson pulls from a range of evidence-based modalities. This eclectic approach allows her to tailor treatment to the unique needs and goals of each client. Dr. Henderson's goal is to empower clients to develop the skills and insights they need to overcome life's challenges, and live more fulfilling authentic lives. It takes courage to seek out a happier life, and to take the first step toward positive change. Dr. Henderson is here to you in that journey. If you're ready to take the first step toward positive change and improved mental health, please don't hesitate to reach out. Together, you and Dr. Henderson can work toward a healthier you!

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Eboni Starks

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Madison Knowles

Offering therapy in IN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteemBipolar disorder
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Altona

Finding the best therapist close by in Altona 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 that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Altona. 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 Altona, 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. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Altona or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. 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 Altona area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find 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 Altona, elsewhere in DeKalb, or in the greater state of Indiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Altona 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 Altona 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 Altona 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 BetterHelp or clinicians 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).

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

Therapists in Altona, 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 psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a 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, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Altona 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 Altona helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Altona 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:

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 Altona 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?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a 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.

A psychologist 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 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 Altona 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 lot of people in IN, providers 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 46738 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

Before seeing your 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. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist 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. A Altona 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 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.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy 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 professional 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 Altona, 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.

Altona 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?

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.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and Facebook. For mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

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 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.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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