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Dr. Lann Thompson

Offering therapy in IN
License: Ed.D., MSSW, M.A
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
48 years of experience

Credentials: Yankton College, 1970, BA (magna cum laude) in psychology and social work, Dean's Scholarship University of South Dakota, 1973, MA in counseling psychology University of Wisconsin, 1975, MSSW (Master of Science in Social Work) University of South Dakota, 1983, Ed.D. in counseling psychology ACSW-National Association of Social Work exam LISW-South Dakota DSW-Diplomate in Social Work-NASW LCSW-Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Indiana LMFT-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Indiana Gottman Marriage and Family Therapist-Level I Specializing in Interdisciplinary Psychosocial Practice via Face-to-Face Sessions, Telebehavioral Online Consultations and Videoconferencing for: Children with special needs, individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Children, adolescents and young adults with behavioral and developmental difficulties. Elderly adults and individuals with disabilities Family counseling and coaching Couples counseling and coaching Supervision consulting and coaching for LCSW license requirement Grief, loss and bereavement counseling and coaching Telebehavioral counseling, coaching and consulting Family and individual referral services along with resource finding Organizational consulting and coaching for conflict resolution, leadership and grant development Independent contractor experience with Solutions, INC., Tangram INC., Indiana Association of Career and Technology Educators and Greenhouse Mental Healthcare (serving the elderly and persons with disabilities). Grant reviewer for USPHS Health Resource Service Administration-.MCHB Career Experience: 2013 retired as the Associate Director of the Riley Child Development Center at Riley Hospital for Children on the campus of Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN. 32 years experience (1981-2013) as a clinical and associate faculty member with Indiana University Schools of Medicine and Social Work teaching courses on death, dying, grief and loss. Also served as a social work field instructor and a clinician at the Riley Child Development Center serving children with disabilities and their families. Earned a Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin (1973-1975) and was an interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodeveopmental Disorders (LEND) trainee at the University of Wisconsin Waisman Center on Human Development. Earned a MA in counseling psychology (1973) and an EdD doctorate in counseling psychology (1983) from the University of South Dakota where he was Acting Director of the Center for Developmental Disabilities. Served a term as Vice President for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) South Dakota Chapter, and has served as both Vice President and President (1990-93) for the Indiana NASW Chapter. Elected as an Indiana representative six times for the NASW Delegate Assembly (1990–2005), and in 1999 was elected chairperson for the NASW Midwest Coalition. In 2011 he was the Chair of the National NASW Delegate Assembly Planning Task Force. Elected to the American Indian Center of Indiana Board of Directors in 1999 to present. Has Cherokee heritage (Indian name is Tatanka Wamniyomni-Whirlwind Buffalo) and began his career working on the Sioux Indian Reservations in South Dakota. His Indian name is Served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Telehealth Advisory Consortium and 1987-2013 About Special Kids (formerly the Indiana Parent Information Network and is Past President of that Board), one of the four original founders of that organization in 1987. The 2017 recipient of the About Special Kids Founders Award. In 1992, he was awarded the Social Worker of the Year Award for Indiana. In 2006 elected to the National Board of Directors of NASW as the Region VII representative for IN, OH, KY, TN and WV. chaired the National NASW Personnel Committee. Also served on the NASW National Committee for Racial and Ethnic Diversity. In 2007 elected to the National Board of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and was Chairperson for the Council on Interdisciplinary Services. A member of AAUAP/AUCD, since 1975 served on the National Training Directors Council and the National Community Education Directors Council. Served on the Program Planning, Council Chairs and Award Review Committees for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Board. Also was Co- Chair of the AUCD Communications Committee and served on the 2008 Poster Review Committee. Served as a grant reviewer for MCH –LEND grants, as the chair of the review panel and as Chair of a HRSA Small Provider Health Grants Review Panel. From 2008-2009 was on the U.S. Health and Human Services, Office on Disability and Department of Labor Office on Disability Employment Policy, Health Providers Health Care Curriculum Select Panel.

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Nicole Bebiak

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCPC,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
23 years of experience

Welcome! My name is Nicole and I am a licensed counselor in Illinois (LCPC) and Indiana (LMHC). I want to congratulate you for having the courage to take this first step. It can be difficult to realize we need assistance and asking for it means you are ready to move forward, so good for you! I am honored that you are willing to include me in your journey. My purpose is to help others find ways to manage their issues or problems and lead safe, successful lives. I have always loved helping others and have been blessed with the opportunity to provide that help in different ways and different environments. I graduated with my Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Benedictine University in 1999. I have been practicing as a counselor since 1999 and have worked at a domestic violence center, crisis lines, community mental health agencies, and a private behavioral health hospital. I have experience assisting others manage issues such as depression, anxiety/panic attacks, unhealthy relationships, self-esteem, social skills, emotional/physical/sexual abuse and trauma, suicidal ideation, self-harm, coping skills, family conflict, grief, communication, problem-solving and those every day issues that can build up over time. My core therapeutic approach is and will always be client-centered, but I considered myself eclectic when it comes to working with a client. So, what does that mean? I believe that you must meet a person where they are and see the whole person not just their mental health or behavioral issues. I act as a guide, support, sounding board, and sometimes a devil’s advocate. I provide a safe space where problems and issues can be discussed and worked through without judgement or fear of repercussions. While many of us would love to have someone tell us exactly what to do to make our problems go away, I feel that takes away a person’s power and pride in their own emotional growth and success. I won’t give you the answers, but I will stand with you every step of the way during the highs and lows to find your own answers. Having 20+ years of experience working with different populations has allowed me to gather a lot of tools for my therapeutic toolbox. I have learned that there really isn’t a text book case, at least I have not met one yet, so I use different techniques from many therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectic-Behavioral (DBT), Solution- Focused, Play Therapy - it’s not just for kids, Sand Tray, Psychoeducation, Crisis Intervention, and of course empathy to name a few. I am always interested in learning different ways to help people because what works for one person will not always work for another because we are all unique. I believe our differences make us special and need to be understood to help ourselves and our relationships. I look forward to working with you!

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LaChelle Barnett

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

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.

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Lynnette Thomas

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW,Lynnette Thomas
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepression
35 years of experience

Hello and welcome to BetterHelp! My name is Lynnette and I applaud you for beginning this journey we call therapy. Whether you’re new to the therapy experience or you’ve been in therapy before, I am here to help you along your journey to wellness and wholeness. I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Chicago and 35 years of professional experience. I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and have engaged individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, interpersonal and family conflict as well as parent-child relationships. I have also helped clients improve self-esteem, coping skills, adjust to major life changes as well as improve problem-solving and decision-making skills. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing are the primary approaches utilized and clients are encouraged to actively participate in the therapy process by setting their own goals and evaluating progress towards achieving them. Finally, I am concerned about all aspects of a client’s life therefore nothing is “off-limits” during therapy. Thank you for allowing me to share my background with you. I have daytime, evening, and weekend hours to meet your needs and look forward to working with you!

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Terri Grumieaux

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
26 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, 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. 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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Matthew Mobley

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefAnger managementDepression
25 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with over 25 years of professional work experience. I use a holistic & eclectic approach to therapy while emphasizing unconditional positive regard to all clients. I have experience helping a diverse population of clients in many areas such as stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, bipolar & depression to name a few. I believe that you are the author of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage so I commend you for seeking help and I would enjoy supporting you through the therapeutic process.

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Danielle Whiteside

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changes
12 years of experience

Do you need a place to heal, an environment to explore making changes in life, relationships, or a career? Look no further, I am here to assist you on your journey. Let’s face it… We all go through hardships in life, and most seasons have their ups and downs. We were created perfect, but sometimes things go wrong, and our life experiences change us. Let me help you bring about lasting change in your life. Sometimes we need others to help evaluate ourselves and relationships, Together we can work through issues to establish stability, and set realistic achievable goals for change. I specialize in relational therapy ranging from premarital counseling, marital conflict, strained relationships, trauma, abandonment, foster care/adoption placement, and the enneagram, bringing awareness of our unconscious behaviors to understand our triggers and reactions. Be free to show up as “yourself”, let your guard down and take the journey to HEAL!

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Elizabeth McAdam

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

Everyone deserves a therapist who they can connect with and trust. Beginning therapy, returning to therapy, or advocating for changes in treatment takes a lot of courage. I am proud of you for getting started and excited for the opportunity to join you on this journey! If you’re interested in knowing a bit about me: I am a happily married, self-proclaimed nerd. I believe in the power of play and so I enjoy gaming (video, tabletop, and otherwise). I enjoy reading, writing, coloring, and embroidery. Some of my favorite things include: Music, fresh baked bread, autumn breezes, and the color emerald green. I am a life-long learner with so many more things to discover! If you are interested in knowing a bit about my credentials: I am licensed in Indiana (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) with 3 years of professional work experience. I have worked in college counseling centers, and am currently working in a community mental health clinic along with my caseload with BetterHelp. I have experience working with clients across a variety of ages (from 5 years old to 90) and with a wide range of troubles, including trauma and abuse, grief and loss, depression, self-love, self-esteem, and anxiety. Because we are beautifully complicated individuals, I utilize several evidence-based approaches to tailor treatment to you and your needs. I often pull tools from sources like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. My framework (theoretical orientation) is Existential Psychotherapy, which focuses on making meaning out of the suffering we experience, learning how to become our truest selves, and finding purpose in life. Now you know a little bit about me, but therapy isn’t about me. It is about you, and I am eager to know a little bit about you.

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Shayla Irby

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of clinical experience in different levels of care. 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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Kathleen Weiss

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepression
37 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. 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.

How to find counseling in Avilla

Finding the best therapist close by in Avilla 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 Avilla. 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 Avilla, 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla, elsewhere in Noble, 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 Avilla area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla, 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 46710 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 Avilla 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 Avilla 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 Avilla, 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.

Avilla 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.

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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 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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