When you are feeling depressed, it feels like you are moving in slow motion, or swimming in a swamp. Without treatment, depression can continue to get worse until you feel like you are being drowned in that swamp. East Chicago counselors know how this feels and they are trained to help you with these feelings

The town of East Chicago was initially a swamp that was not suitable for farming, which was how people made their living back then. With help, the town was able to drain the swamp and make it livable for everyone. Let one of the counselors in East Chicago help you drain the swamp, so you can start getting back on dry land again. 

This is John Horsley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LCAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) who is licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of experience working as a therapist and medical social worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma, and many more. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. I have found that no human life is untouched by trauma. We are currently in a pandemic around the world, causing much pain and confusion. Trauma is an emotional resp...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with dual master's degrees in psychology and social work. I have been in the mental health field since 1993 and have experience working with clients dealing with several issues including depression, anxiety, medical/health issues, social issues, family, relationship and parenting challenges, military and veteran issues, and trauma (including abuse and neglect). My approach tends to be client centered and relaxed. I view the client-therapist relationship as a partnership where we walk together on this journey to discover th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hi and welcome! My name is Simone and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have been a counselor for 5 years and have worked with a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship, self-esteem, child-hood based trauma, and post-traumatic stress issues. I have also worked with persons experiencing domestic violence, and have offered grief support and counseling as well. My counseling style is client focused and centered. My main concern is creating a judgment-free zone where my clients can share their inner most thoughts, and fee...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College. I have over 8 years of experience in the mental health field with 5 years as a counselor. When I’m not counseling, I'm spending time with my husband, son and dog. I enjoy going for walks with my son and dog, reading books, and hanging out with friends and family. I enjoy working with young adults, adults, couples, and groups. I have experience with depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, addiction, re...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LMHC,TF-CBT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. I am also certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for kids and teens. I have been working in the social services and education fields since 2002, with the last 10 years being focused on mental health counseling and program managment. I have worked in the community mental health setting with children, teens, adults, families and couples. I have worked with a wide range of issues but particularly enjoy working with teens an...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 40

I am a licensed psychologist in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida. I have 38 years of experience in working with individuals and families. During my career, I have been the director of hospital units and operated private practices in three states. I have experience in working with individuals from basically all walks of life. I have assisted individuals who have struggled with depression, anxiety, grief and loss issues, trauma, career issues, OCD, ADHD, emotional abuse, and a variety of other trying and difficult life challenges. I have found that life is some...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I have years of experience helping clients cope with both the symptoms as well as the underlying causes of their struggles with issues of anxiety, trauma and PTSD, depression, difficulty managing anger, alcohol or other substance use disorders, and relational difficulties that often stem from low self-confidence and the need for updated and enhanced communication skills. My clinical style combines a personal approach that aims to make the client feel genuinely understood, supported, and safe. I utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions that help to update co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,Lynnette Thomas
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 34

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 30+ years’ 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Indiana with over 7 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, addictions, and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 19

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with nearly 20yrs in the social services field. I have a lot of experience in working with school aged kids/adolescents, adults and families who struggle with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, organization, self-esteem, and healthy relationships. I am also experienced in working with clients struggling with physical and/or emotional abuse. I would describe my therapy style as warm, engaging, and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,AAMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 27

It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to help clients in the great state of Indiana. I practice from an individualized approach to meet the unique needs of each person, couple and family that I work with and believe psychotherapy is a way of reclaiming our painful experiences and accepting them without allowing them to define us. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe for everyone. I know that you are the expert of your life experiences and have many strengths that you may not be co...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed LCSW who enjoys working with and meeting new people. My goal for my clients is that they reach their therapy goals! I have a wide variety of experience with many different clients. I have been working with clients with my LCSW for more than 12 years and prior to that worked in setting with children and adults with mental illness. I have also taught Human Services at two colleges. If I am able to work with you I will work with you to set the goals that you would like to achieve. Working on your goals will help you to make progress in your life and ...

This is Gayla Konanz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Indiana with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, & anger management. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hi and welcome to Better Help, let me introduce myself , I am Vanessa and meeting people where they are to help them with life and balance is my purpose. I have been a therapist for 16 years. I have a very strong background in individual therapy, adolescent therapy, family therapy and couples therapy. I am certified in DBT (dialectal behavior therapy) and TFT (trauma focused therapy). I use different therapy modules, including the previous mentioned as well as CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) as well as many other forms of therapy that have a strong history o...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 31

Hi, I'm Amy Strobel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I've worked with clients in an outpatient setting for the past 31 years. Over those many years, I have developed a style of therapy that focuses on grief. I believe the root of most of our distress comes from loss and trauma and then the grief that follows. Sometimes that is long standing grief from early childhood trauma and sometimes it is from recent and current stressors showing up in our lives. We experience grief when we don't get the job we want, when our relationships are full of disappoints and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I am licensed in Indiana with 19 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. 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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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Indiana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, relationship issues, intimacy related issues, & 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Caleb Rice's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Indiana with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & 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.

This is Barbara Vernon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - East Chicago, Indiana (East Chicago, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

I am licensed in Indiana with over 14 years of professional work experience. I work with young adults and adults. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. I also specialize in survivors of childhood abuse. 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!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In East Chicago?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the East Chicago area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in East Chicago and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of East Chicago or elsewhere in Lake or the state of Indiana.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified East Chicago therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in East Chicago due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of East Chicago and elsewhere throughout the state of Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around East Chicago to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In East Chicago, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in East Chicago, IN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 46325 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

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

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in East Chicago:

46312, 46325

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.