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Jacqueline Rafter

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LMSW,CAADC
LGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementADHD
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I work with clients with a wide range of concerns including people please, low self-esteem, traumatic relationships with partners or parents, ADHD, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, anger management difficulties, career challenges and adjusting to major life changes. This includes people who have experienced physical trauma, emotional abuse or sexual abuse. My counseling style is non-judgmental, warm, interactive, direct and empowering. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I use Inner Child Healing work, EMDR techniques and Cognitive Behavioral therapy as my priary techniques for healing. I teach skills for managing difficulties until those difficulties can be resolved. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to acknowledge there is room or need for change, 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.. My office is located in Michigan, and My hours are generally Monday through Friday 6a-4p EST. Please take note that I am physically located in Michigan, and licenced in MI, IN and CA. If you are in PST time zone, please make sure you are confirming AM, or PM when you schedule your appointments. My availablity is at times flexible, I offer sessions 6am - 4p est daily, and tuesdays and Thursdays I am able to offer sessions until 7p est. If you are in CA and requier evening sessions, you will want to switch therapists, as I am not able to offer sessions after 1p in California on MWF, and after 4p on Tuesday and Thursday. I look forward to working with you!

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Benjamin Smith

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW,MSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsParenting issuesAnger managementSelf esteem
19 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello everyone. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) based in Indiana. For 28 years, I have worked in the field, gathering hands-on experience by working with various demographics in different capacities. My 18 years as an LCSW have allowed me to deal with concerns, including depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, anger problems, relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting problems. Additionally, I enjoy working with individuals to improve self-worth, confidence, athletic performance, coaching, and communication. I promote a caring, positive, respectful, safe, and non-judgmental atmosphere to assist my clients. I utilize a strength-based and client-centered approach where the client is the expert. My therapeutic styles include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focus, and Motivational Interviewing. I truly understand the difficulty of opening up and sharing life struggles with others. I'm always honored when someone shows the courage to take the first steps towards changing and taking control of their lives. I am here, ready to your support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Amalie (Amy) Hickman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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 increase the joy that you find in life. Whether you struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, sexuality issues, or most any other issue, I would be happy to help you move forward. I have had certification and extra training in Grief Therapy, Motivational Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization Therapy. I am also experienced in multiple others types of counseling and therapy. Let's start working!

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Dr. Kristine (Kristy) Eaton

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
27 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 27 years of professional work experience in mental health. I have experience in helping clients with depression, stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, motivation, self-esteem, confidence, and more. 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 look forward to supporting you in that process.

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Adrian Kim

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepressionCoping with life changes
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. I have extensive professional experience in helping diverse clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Kathryn Downey

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

I am licensed in Indiana with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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Tammy Ponder

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSleeping disordersDepression
22 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Michigan, Indiana, Idaho, Montana, Illinois, and Colorado, with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & sleeping disorders. 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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Dr. Chelsea Bennett

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Trauma and abuse
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Ohio with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Amanda Jordan

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
25 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Dr. Hannah Armbrust

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
13 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana and have 13 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, lack of motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I believe that you are the expert on your story and 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.

How to find a therapist for counseling in East Germantown

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

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in East Germantown. 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 East Germantown, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

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

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

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

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

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

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

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

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

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

Therapists in East Germantown, 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 East Germantown psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

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

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in East Germantown 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 East Germantown helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

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

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

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

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

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

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

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a East Germantown 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.

East Germantown therapists in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of East Germantown 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 East Germantown therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words with a psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IN, therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 47327 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions during telehealth appointments?

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

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

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

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