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Patricia (Tricia) Ring

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 22 years of licensed professional work experience. I have been in the social work field for over 30 years. I am originally from Connecticut and moved to Indiana to be closer to my family. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, confidence, & depression. I have experience with individuals from young adult to age 55. My specialty is teens through age 25. I have extensive experiences with both women and males. Their backgrounds vary and came from various demographics. I have experience with mixed races, blended families, family of origin, adopted families, domestic violence victims, brain injuries, veterans, and more. I have unique training with dual diagnosed and chronic mentally ill. I primarily use evidenced based therapy techniques with strong emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have strong background in the following as well: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, Behavior Modification, Problem Solving and Harm Reduction. Together will will determine the best interventions to move you along your mental health journey and utilize humor along the way which I believe is necessary. Your experiences are unique to you alone. We will explore your story together and move towards attaining your clinical goals. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I believe everyone is capable of positive change in their life. I am here to support & empower you in that journey. I look forward to meeting you and help you on your journey. Please feel free to take the time to explore on the platform my detailed clinical experiences.

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Jack Schinderle

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseADHD
40 years of experience

I have 40 years of treatment of Substance Abuse, Mental health, and Employee Assistance Programs. I consider myself a generalist and see a wide range of people problems and organizational efforts. I specialize in EAP as a way of being able to identify problems possibly identifying earlier intervention. I see Perfectionism as a big problem, along with Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Relationship issues, Sports improvement, and the list goes on. I am able to get to know my clients and provide insightful assistance. Sometimes the process of counseling is fairly quick and the outcome is very positive. I am understanding and sincere in providing counseling. My clients have taught me about life's struggles and has provided insights that has proved very valuable. I have been a football coach and a member of 1965 National Championship, playing for Michigan State University. MSU has received awards for being a leader for racial integration, diversity. I am a licensed Clinical Social Worker by the state of Indiana.

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Kelly Silver

Offering therapy in IN
Trauma and abuseGrief
5 years of experience

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana with a master's in social work (MSW), a master's in human sciences (MA), and a bachelor's in Psychology (BA). I have been working in social services for the last twenty-years and have provided home-based therapy and office-based therapy for five-years. I have experience working with client's who are struggling with trauma, grief/loss, depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, domestic violence, and abuse. My therapy style is warm and engaging. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), psychodynamic, as well as motivational interviewing. I work with clients to create a safe, comfortable environment, whereby clients are able to begin to identify and share thoughts, feelings, and needs. Reaching out for support is a courageous step. I would like to be a source of support for you!

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Melissa Dotson

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTGriefBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbt-related issues, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Jonni Kitchell

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsParenting issuesSelf esteemDepression
7 years of experience

I am licensed in Florida with 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, parenting issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Barbara Baumgartner

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

I am licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & anger management. 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. Building a therapeutic relationship built on trust is important to gaining the confidence that you need to walk through this process, learning new things about yourself along the way. Let’s do this together.

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Daniel Seitz

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
35 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & 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. 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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Tina McCrackin

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsCompassion fatigue
23 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Dana Teeter

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyParenting issuesBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
10 years of experience

Hello and welcome! My name is Dana Teeter and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I take a holistic approach to health and wellness, incorporating a variety of mind management techniques, as well as talk therapy, CBT, yoga, breath work, and other mind- body exercises to address mindset, negative thinking, intrusive thoughts, and coping with negative emotions. I enjoy working with clients of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. I have over 10 years experience working with children and teens in the school environment as a counselor/ social worker. I have extensive experience providing services for students struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, PTSD, and childhood trauma, as well as children and adolescents struggling with areas of identity, self-esteem and self-worth, interpersonal skills and emotional regulation. In addition, I have spent the last 8 years working at home with my two sons, both of who have been diagnosed with ADHD. This has given me the unique perspective of working with students with ADHD as both a social worker, and as a parent. I also have experience writing IEPs, 504 plans, behavior intervention plans, and goals for students with ADHD and have spent time working with school professionals and families to implement these plans successfully. While most of my experience in the clinical field has been with children and adolescents, I have worked with families and adults as well. I also have a personal interest in mental health and wellness, and enjoy working with clients from various backgrounds to address what is weighing them down, assess their mental health and overall wellness needs, and develop a plan to improve their own ability to self-regulate emotions and better manage their mental health and wellness needs. I have experience using CBT, mindfulness, yoga, progressive muscle relaxation, breathing techniques, and a variety of other holistic approaches to managing negative thoughts and emotions. I am also Yogafit certified and recently earned my black belt in Taekwondo, as I have found these practices to be crucial to managing my own mental health and wellness. As a certified Revelation Wellness® instructor, I understand the importance of taking care of the mind, body and spirit when addressing health and wellness, and I want to educate others about the neuroplasticity of our brains and our bodies ability to heal themselves when giving a supportive, healing environment. I enjoy studying the mind, body, spirit connection and using education as a tool to empower my clients. I love meeting new people and learning from others; I believe we all have a story to share and have found my own healing as I have shared my story with others. I hope to create a safe environment for clients to share their own stories and struggles, as well as to learn more about their own mental health and set goals for future growth. I enjoy educating and empowering my clients to become an expert on their own mental health and look forward to collaborating with clients to help them find freedom to live their best lives.

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William Overpeck

Offering therapy in IN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesParenting issuesDepression
21 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families in several areas of focus, including relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy related issues, parenting issues, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Though I have significant clinical experience with adolescents and young adults, my focus has shifted over time, and I now work exclusively with couples/marriages, and individual adult clients. My practice is foundationally dependent on Christian principles and, as a result, I’ve been able to incorporate essential faith-based tools (such as grace, forgiveness, humility, self-sacrifice, etc.) to my clinical “toolbox”, alongside established, evidence based treatment modalities, including CBT, DBT, EMDR, et al. I firmly believe that the first and most important goal of therapy is the creation of a strong therapeutic relationship with my clients. The strength of that relationship is well understood to be the best predictor of successful outcomes. So, you can expect a therapeutic environment in which mutual trust is paramount, thoughts and feelings are shareable without fear of judgment, and authenticity & empathy are essential to the process. Making the decision to intentionally discuss personal issues with a stranger (regardless of the cryptic letters after their name) can be hard, and even scary. But please don’t think it suggests any kind of “weakness” - it doesn’t, Doing this takes determination and courage, as well as the simple recognition that life is hard, and none of us can do it alone.

How to find counseling in Ogden Dunes

Finding the best therapist close by in Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes. 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 Ogden Dunes, 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes, elsewhere in Porter, 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 Ogden Dunes area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes, 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 46368 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes 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 Ogden Dunes, 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.

Ogden Dunes 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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