Like anywhere with a large population, a number of people in Indianapolis may be experiencing life challenges such as domestic violence, family conflict, or trauma from unresolved issues. 

For those seeking support from a therapist, Indianapolis, Indiana may seem like a sure thing for finding a perfect match. But even in a big city, there’s difficulty knowing what mental health professional is going to be best to meet your needs. Finding a therapist with an extensive background in the area you need, whether it be anxiety disorders, eating disorders, or self-discovery isn’t always easy. 

That’s where online therapy from a platform like BetterHelp can help. BetterHelp offers over 30,000 mental health professionals with specialties in any number of specialties like cognitive behavior therapy, EMDR, or a holistic approach to mental health. By filling out an online questionnaire, you can be matched with a therapist that meets your own goals and needs. Many people also find it far more convenient to meet with a therapist online. Appointments can fit into any busy schedule, and sessions can be attended from the comfort of your own home or office through video chat, phone, or text messaging. 

The road to self-knowledge and self-discovery can sometimes use a helpful guide. The therapists at BetterHelp can offer coping skills, stress management techniques, and relaxation exercises that can lead to improved mental health and feelings of well-being. If you’re a professional or student living in the Columbus area and feel that it’s time to make a positive change in your life, therapy with one of BetterHelp’s many licensed counselors can be beneficial in helping you reach that goal.

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John Horsley

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
18 years of experience

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 the relationship between the client and the therapist is the foundation and essential component in the change process. I believe in meeting individuals where they are in the growth process and partnering with them to walk through change together. I have developed many tools for the toolbox and understand that each person has unique needs and requires unique approaches. Most of all, I want to respect the place my client is at and make sure they are feeling safe and motivated. Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey. It would be an honor to walk it with you.

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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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Jeanette Rivas

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
12 years of experience

I hold a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have served a diverse population within the mental health community for 15 years. I specialize in working with persons struggling with PTSD,  Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Women’s issues, Veterans, First Responders, Domestic Violence and Personality Disorders. I use a client centered, holistic, non-judgmental treatment modality. I approach each individual collaboratively using active listening, treatment planning, and allow each person to gain insight into their lives, encouraging them to implement the treatment goals into their lives and well beyond Therapy sessions. I develop a therapeutic rapport allowing each individual to feel at ease. I teach mindfulness skills, forgiveness and letting go of past trauma. I work together as a team with my client to address shifting negative thought processes to positive, which provides a strong outcome towards healing. I will tailor my approach to address what is presently happening in your life, and give solutions to assist you to make positive changes. I look forward to meeting you!

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Jennifer Iannuzzi

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsParenting issuesSelf esteem
3 years of experience

I am a licensed clinical social worker in private practice working to help clients develop the necessary insight and skills that lead to a fulfilling and productive life. I provide a combination of psychotherapy and life coaching for individuals, couples, and families. My psychotherapy training and personal experiences raising a child with special needs has led to my passion of helping others overcome life's challenges. No matter how much we plan out our lives, it never works out the we expect it to. My approach to supporting you is two-fold: I provide you with the tools, skills, and resources you need to achieve your goals, and I help you develop the necessary insight and coping skills so you can improve your emotional health. I received my BA in 1993 from Clark University in Worcester MA and I completed my masters in social work at NYU in 1995. I look forward to helping you move forward and live the life you want!

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Shannon Knight

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
13 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Aimee Paddock

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

Thank you for taking the time and interest in the journey to a better you! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Addictions Counselor (LCAC) in Indiana. I have 22 years of professional work experience in mental health and addictions counseling with 17 years of this being fully licensed. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self-esteem, depression/anxiety along with many mental health concerns. I have experience in many areas not only including therapy for depression and anxiety but so much more. I have worked with families and children including parenting issues, family addictions, relationship problems, foster care, adoption, abandonment, trauma, neglect, abuse (child and adults), victims of domestic violence, mood disorders, psychosis, grief due to loss of family, aging, medical problems, and traumatic/unexpected deaths. I practice several types of pf psychotherapy including Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), and Psychodynamic Therapy. We would work towards making short/long term goals and a treatment plan that is best for what you need. There also is always a need for better communication skills, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, meditation, self-care exercises, coping skills, positive thinking and goals that can be set to work towards with whatever is desired. I have had many personal experiences in my life to add to my experience level in helping people with whatever they need. I meet you where you are and start on the road to a healthier and happier you. Copies skills and empowering yourself is the first steps to taking direction of your life and your journey. I am open to discuss anything you need to help make a treatment plan that suits you on an individual basis. No judgement, unbiased and here to support anyone who could benefit from having someone to talk to when things get rough to planning your future how you want to live it! No matter how big or little your current situation may feel. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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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Brooke (Greene) Komar

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

I am licensed therapist (TX and IN) and board certified art therapist with 19 years of professional work experience. I help clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. 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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Kerri Fisher

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

I am licensed in Florida and Indiana with 20 years of experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults. I have helped clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & depression; to name a few. My goal is for all of my clients to feel accepted, safe, and valued. I use a multitude of approaches that best fit individual needs for positive outcomes. Most importantly I want my clients to know that counseling is a partnership in learning to live well.

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Ashley McCallum

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyGriefCompassion fatigue
6 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Indiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have worked in schools, nursing homes, residential treatment centers and psychiatric hospital settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, & compassion fatigue. I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I like to have a relaxed atmosphere and have been told I have a laid back style to my sessions. Taking the first step to seeking a change or asking for support is a big accomplishment. I am here to support you, empower you and help you along the way. I look forward to working with you, I am glad you are here!

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Stacey May

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

I am licensed in Indiana with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship 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. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Indianapolis

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 46211 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis, 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.

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

46113, 46183, 46201, 46202, 46203, 46204, 46205, 46206, 46207, 46208, 46209, 46210, 46211, 46214, 46217, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46221, 46222, 46224, 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 46230, 46231, 46234, 46235, 46236, 46237, 46239, 46240, 46241, 46242, 46244, 46247, 46249, 46250, 46251, 46253, 46254, 46255, 46256, 46259, 46260, 46262, 46268, 46274, 46275, 46277, 46278, 46282, 46283, 46285, 46291, 46296, 46298

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