Shelbyville has many things to do such as the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, Blue River Memorial Park, Sunrise Park, and Grover Museum. If you enjoy dining out, there are many different types of restaurants in Shelbyville. The town also has some of the top mental health care workers in the state. 

Sometimes, you may not feel like you are even going to make it through the day or you cannot get out of bed. Depression can be a serious illness that will wreak havoc on your life. The therapists and counselors in Shelbyville are available to help you so call and make an appointment today. 

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Nancy Becker

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesDepression
3 years of experience

We all have times we need to talk to someone about what is going on in our lives. That is why I am here, to offer you a way to talk about your feelings, concerns, and thoughts that can help you process in a comfortable and safe environment. I am a good listener and want to hear your personal story. In doing that, we can work together to help you achieve the balance and outcomes that you desire to live life to your fullest potential. I am skilled in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) combined with other evidenced based Therapies to design treatment goals that fit your unique personal needs to achieve your goals for therapy. I have been a Social Worker for over 30 years with a variety of work history. I just became licensed as an Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2016 that allows me to provide private counseling. I am licensed in the states of Indiana and Florida. I have experience in anxiety, depression, Bi-polar, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissist Personality Disorder and many other areas. I am comfortable and open to talking about any topic of concern to you. Contact me and let's get started talking and working together!

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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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Sara Veldhuizen

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesCoping with life changes
11 years of experience

I studied and received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in behavioral sciences in 2009. I have been in private practice for 8 years and have work with a variety of presenting issues, such as depression, anxiety and behavior related problems. I primarily focus on cognitive behavioral therapy but am open to different approaches as the need arises. I grew up in a nontraditional household and learned very early on the benefits of a therapeutic relationship and have chosen to dedicate my life helping others.

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Jeffrey Scott Giddens

Offering therapy in IN
License: MS, LMHC, LMFT
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
31 years of experience

Let me help you overcome the challenges of daily living. My name is Scott, and my past experience has taught me that helping one resolve childhood trauma, often a root cause for many mental health issues, is as rewarding an experience for a therapist as it is for a patient. I also enjoy helping couples overcome marital issues, as well as working with parents on how to better approach their children. Helping parents is something I enjoy. I can work through many different modalities to help you in areas of depression, anxiety, and other disorders. I have worked in counseling for nearly 30 years helping others at every stage of life. Let me help you on your journey!

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Arthur Hastings

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC,LSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
46 years of experience

I began working in the field at a VA Hospital Indiana psychiatric unit at the age of 18. My official first mental health job was at a psychiatric inpatient unit in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1977 when I was 22. From there I was hired at the local mental health center and worked the next 40 years. I retired in from my job of 40 years in 2018 but have continued to do private practice. I have a passion to work with people who need therapy. I am excited to keep working in the field of counseling. My specialties include, trauma counseling, grief work, anxiety disorders, depression and LGBTQ issues. I specifically love to take Trauma cases and people who have anxiety disorders. Since the pandemic began, I have done Telehealth services from my home and in the private practice office. Better Help with its focus on telehealth is the perfect place for me to work. I enjoy being a therapist because I feel it was the path I was meant to follow. I look forward to accepting new clients.

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Tiffany Johnson

Offering therapy in IN
License: LSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
9 years of experience

Congratulations on taking a healthy step towards your mental wellness. Finding the right Therapist to assist your journey is an important decision you will have to make when considering supports. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile while considering your choices. My name is Tiffany Johnson. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, based in Indianapolis, IN. I have worked in the social work and mental health field for over 18 years. I have been afforded the opportunity to work with local state agencies, community based mental health agencies, private institutions, and within the nonprofit sectors. Some of my previous roles have afforded me opportunities to service in leadership roles too, such as Director of Admission for a children’s residential program, and Clinical Supervisor for a women’s addiction recovery residential program. I am currently a Crisis Specialist with IMPD and respond to crisis calls in the Metropolitan area of Indianapolis, IN. Every position I’ve held has contributed tremendously to the development of my Therapeutic style. I am a Holistic Therapist, focusing on the whole person and their needs. I am a client-centered Therapist who wants to come along side you and assist you with making the right decisions and reaching your personal goals. I utilize several therapeutic modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused, trauma informed care, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and psych education. I am a firm believer that with the right supports, in a safe and encouraging environment, you can figure out how to live a healthier life. The goal for myself as a Therapist, is to empower you to make informed, healthy, and confident choices that move you forward to having a life you want. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

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Elizabeth McAdam

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

Everyone deserves a therapist who they can connect with and trust. Beginning therapy, returning to therapy, or advocating for changes in treatment takes a lot of courage. I am proud of you for getting started and excited for the opportunity to join you on this journey! If you’re interested in knowing a bit about me: I am a happily married, self-proclaimed nerd. I believe in the power of play and so I enjoy gaming (video, tabletop, and otherwise). I enjoy reading, writing, coloring, and embroidery. Some of my favorite things include: Music, fresh baked bread, autumn breezes, and the color emerald green. I am a life-long learner with so many more things to discover! If you are interested in knowing a bit about my credentials: I am licensed in Indiana (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) with 3 years of professional work experience. I have worked in college counseling centers, and am currently working in a community mental health clinic along with my caseload with BetterHelp. I have experience working with clients across a variety of ages (from 5 years old to 90) and with a wide range of troubles, including trauma and abuse, grief and loss, depression, self-love, self-esteem, and anxiety. Because we are beautifully complicated individuals, I utilize several evidence-based approaches to tailor treatment to you and your needs. I often pull tools from sources like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Motivational Interviewing. My framework (theoretical orientation) is Existential Psychotherapy, which focuses on making meaning out of the suffering we experience, learning how to become our truest selves, and finding purpose in life. Now you know a little bit about me, but therapy isn’t about me. It is about you, and I am eager to know a little bit about you.

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Christopher Edlin

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

I am licensed in Indiana with 9 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and 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!

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Brytni Johnson

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Texas with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients to develop strategies to deal stress and anxiety; explore/process trauma; & manage the symptoms of their depression. I have also worked with individuals who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum and Intellectual and Developmental Disorders. 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 and empower you in that process.

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Shemika Whiteside

Offering therapy in IN
LGBTTrauma and abuseGriefBipolar disorderDepression
6 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky with 6 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with lgbtq+ related issues, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & bipolar disorder. 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!

How to find counseling in Shelbyville

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville, 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 46176 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville 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 Shelbyville, 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.

Shelbyville 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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