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Charles Bugh

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC,LCAC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesDepressionCompassion fatigue
29 years of experience

I am a LMHC and LCAC with over 25 years experience in mental health and addiction issues. I am familiar with the 12 step model for recovery and generally use a CBT based approach to other clinical issues. In my work experience I have also been active in emergency medicine and an EMT-A and wilderness/swift water rescue along with HAM radio, including weather spotting and ARES work. In the 20+ years of work as a counselor, I have dealt with a variety of issues and treated indviduals with a long list of mental health issues. I tend to utilize a CBT model of therapy, but am not adverse to other modalities of treatment including 12 step, Motivational interviewing and CISM interventions.

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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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Sandra Chauhan

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW,AAMFT
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseIntimacy-related issuesDepression
28 years of experience

It is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to help clients in the great state of Indiana. I practice from an individualized approach to meet the unique needs of each person, couple and family that I work with and believe psychotherapy is a way of reclaiming our painful experiences and accepting them without allowing them to define us. When working with clients I strive to make the therapy experience genuine, positive, respectful, and safe for everyone. I know that you are the expert of your life experiences and have many strengths that you may not be conscious of that together we will identify and develop in order to overcome any obstacles. I have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 25 years, and I received my MSW from the University of Pennsylvania and did a post-graduate certification program in marital, family and sex therapy from the Penn Council for Relationships. I utilize a combination of theoretical approaches that I believe will help you to achieve your treatment goals and take an intersystems' approach to a couple's and family dynamics. I collaborate with the individual, couple and family to meet you where you are and set goals for where you would like to be. For the past 13 years, I have been working full-time with Veterans, Active Duty Service Personnel, and their families, helping them to regain their purpose in life and create a new mission for themselves, as military duty and combat changes people. I, also, enjoy working with caregivers and persons with disabilities, as I am the proud mother of a sons with special needs. I work with individuals, couples and families with current mental health issues that are inhibiting them from living a fulfilled life. It takes the courage and strength to ask for help. If you are ready to do the introspective work that it takes to start feeling better, have healthier relationships, and a more fulfilling sex life with your significant other(s), I am here to support and empower you through this journey. I look forward to meeting and working with you soon!

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Charolette Riale

Offering therapy in IN
AddictionsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemCoping with life changes
16 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. 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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Lydia Banton

Offering therapy in IN
AddictionsTrauma and abuseCareer difficultiesDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with coping with addictions, trauma (EMDR trained) and abuse, career difficulties, & depression. 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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Joseph Gerbofsky

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
12 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, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. 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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Alidde Alouidor

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed clinical social worker. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgement. 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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Cheryl Gilbert

Offering therapy in IN
Relationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseSelf esteemDepression
4 years of experience

I am licensed in Kentucky and Indiana with over 4 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, motivation, self-esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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William Bauzo

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsGriefDepression
13 years of experience

I enjoy working with persons from all different walks of life. I work with individual, couples, families, and children, but particularly feel a passion to work with persons who are struggling with new transitions in their life such as grief, trauma, divorce, and relationship conflicts. I have worked in community mental health with individuals, couples, children and families with various diagnosis such as ADHD, ODD, trauma, depression, anxiety, conduct issues, and school based related issues. I also enjoy diving into theological conversations leading to liberation, strengthening one's faith, and helping integrate faith, spirituality, and relational health for those interested. I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary and hold a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. I am also ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as clergy.

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Kylie Liddle

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
12 years of experience

Hi there! I’m Kylie. I’m a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 12+ years of professional work experience in various settings. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, coping with grief and loss, academic planning, high school issues, college and career consulting, etc. I’ve worked in group homes, community mental health, private practice, and the school system. I have also been a School Counselor for 11 years. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment, build a strong rapport, and provide that safe space where they feel comfortable sharing things they wouldn’t anywhere else. Taking your first step to sign up for counseling can take a lot of courage so I am super excited for you to get started. I’m also flexible with scheduling so if you don’t see an opening that fits your schedule just send me a message and I will work with you on a time that does.

How to find counseling in Shirley

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley, 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 47384 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 Shirley 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 Shirley 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 Shirley, 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.

Shirley 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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