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Christina Stuckey

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW,She/Her
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

Hi, my name is Christina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My bachelor's degree is in psychology from Purdue University (Boiler up!). After undergrad I moved to Illinois to attend Loyola University Chicago where I received my master's in social work. Over the years I have provided individual and group therapy in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient, and virtually. My aim as your therapist is to foster an environment where you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts, feelings, dreams, struggles, and successes. We will work to identify your goals and current barriers, and together we’ll find healthy ways to cope with or remove those barriers. As we go along, I encourage you to let me know what does or does not work for you - I am always open to your feedback. After all, these are your therapy sessions, and I want you to find value in them. If at any time you have questions regarding my approach, please don’t hesitate to ask. Remember, this is meant to be a collaborative experience, where you are the expert and my role is to offer support, guidance, and feedback. I look forward to working with you!

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Lyn Cassin

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
14 years of experience

Hello, my name is Lyn Cassin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) in Indiana. I have worked in the mental health field since 2006 when I graduated with my BSW from Youngstown (Ohio) State University. I became a therapist once I obtained my MSW in 2012. The reason I became a therapist was to be able to help others who are struggling with the challenges of daily living. I've worked with adults who experience depression, anxiety, panic attacks, loss, abuse, addiction issues, and trauma survivors. My therapy approaches combine Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Trauma-informed, Dialectical Behavioral, Motivational Interviewing, and other Strength-based therapies. We all need help at some time in our lives. I hope to have the chance to help you with whatever you are struggling with by providing a safe, non-judgemental place for you to talk, and be heard.

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Elizabeth Toporas

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefParenting issues
20 years of experience

Hello, I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Indiana with almost 20 years of experience. I graduated with a Master of Science in Education degree from Indiana University. I have had the privilege of working with foster families, blended families, couples, and survivors of intimate partner violence. I specialize in chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), grief and loss, anxiety, and depression, all within the context of relationships. My counseling style is warm and interactive, with a sprinkle of humor on top. My approach combines client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and emotionally-focused treatment modalities, using a trauma-focused brain/body connection. I will tailor our dialog and treatment goals to meet your needs and time frame. It takes courage to seek out support. I have found most people are looking for validation of the change they want to make. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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joel Makin

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
12 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I am licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you

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Jeanette Grissom

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC,LCAC,MAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
39 years of experience

I am an outpatient Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor Licensed in Indiana with over 36 years of experience providing a wide range of treatment services to non-inpatient and non-partial hospitalization hurting people. Individual Therapy and Group Psycho-Education Therapy have been the foundation of services I have provided. Additionally, I have worked with Trauma-Impacted people for many years. Overall health and wellness represent my counseling style. My counseling approach is solution focused integrating and incorporating mostly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy (RT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to empower and to promote self-efficacy in people. I utilize the unique situations of every person to design an Individual Treatment Plan that addresses the presented and expressed needs of each person seeking service. I understand how difficult it is to reach out for help and I also understand the power and confidence gained in healing the wounded child. The first step is getting started. If you are ready to start your journey, I look forward to helping you create and live your success story. Specialties: *Depression *Anxiety *Addictions/Disorders *PTSD/Trauma *Coping Skills/Tools *Self Esteem/Self Image *Communication Problems *Relationship Issues I am comfortable with and have experience providing a variety of therapeutic treatment approaches and life skill enhancement strategies. Efficacy is the end result of a person’s motivation, application and implementation efforts to embrace change that aligns with the person’s desired outcome. What I don’t know, I learn. Where I can help, I do. My primary focus is overall health and wellness.

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Timothy Theye

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
40 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 39 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I also have experience working with 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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Krista McKeethen

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseAnger managementDepression
9 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, and anger management. 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. We might feel like we just don't have enough time, or that our limited resources aren't enough to make an impact. Take a deep breath and know that you are unlimited-with the right guidance, there is always more than enough time and resources available for us to create the life of our dreams. Let's get started!

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Melissa Oran

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
5 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with over 12 years of experience in the social service field and 4 years of direct therapy practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Amanda Jordan

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker with 25+ years of professional work experience, currently licensed in Indiana and South Carolina but living in Hawaii and working full-time with active duty military personnel and their families. I have experience working stateside and overseas. My experience includes helping clients with stress and anxiety; coping with grief and loss, even when not death related; career difficulties: trauma; coping with life changes and transitions; and multiple other mental health and/or behavioral issues. I believe the # 1 coping skill we can learn and use is self-regulation and I work with clients in developing self-regulation skills thru multiple evidence-based approaches. I also have experience with, and enjoy working with pre-teens and teens and have several years of experience working with adolescent clients in various settings, as well as youth/adult clients in diverse cultures and populations. I will tailor our dialog and your treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I believe in the courage and importance of vulnerability, support, and positive connection. I am here to support you in taking steps on the journey toward change and healing, empowering you in creating the life you want to be living, and respectfully providing a safe and non-judgemental place for self-expression and growth.

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Sarah Krogulecki

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTTrauma and abuseDepressionCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 7 years of experience as a therapist. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, LGBTQ+ related issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will use your input to tailor our dialogue and treatment plan, focusing on your unique and specific needs. While I consider each person as an individual, I also encourage my clients to consider how community, environmental, and greater societal factors are affecting them. I look forward to getting to know you, and thank you for trusting me to be part of your journey!

How to find counseling in Dillsboro

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro, 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 47018 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro 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 Dillsboro, 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.

Dillsboro 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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