Waterloo was named after the city of the same name in Belgium where Napoleon was defeated. The battle of Waterloo ended Napoleon’s rule and ushered in a new era in Europe, essentially changing the course of history forever.

Have you had decisive moments in your own personal history that changed the course of your direction? Sometimes these events are positive and sometimes they aren’t. It can be helpful to talk about decisions like these with a mental health therapist if they are causing stress in your life. A Waterloo-area counselor can provide a listening ear to talk about any issues you’d like to discuss. Contact a therapist today and learn how they can help.

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Amanda Marcum

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyLGBTFamily conflictsGriefDepression
16 years of experience

My name is Amanda Marcum, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana. I earned my Master of Social Work degree, specializing in Children and Families, from Indiana University in 2007. I've worked in many different settings with adolescents, adults and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, LGBT stressors, trauma/abuse, addictions of all kinds, relationships/parenting and more. Over the past 13 years as a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness. Sometimes another person, one who isn't in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support that give us movement on a difficult situation when we feel stuck. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. Our relationship with our self and others has worth and is useful to explore in counseling. You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages three times each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone or video sessions. My availability will primarily be in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you will always want to check that out with me through messaging first. I look forward to working with you!

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Rasheed Ojerinde

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC,LMFT,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesAnger management
7 years of experience

Hi, I'm Rasheed Ojerinde. I am a licensed mental health therapist with 6 years of experience providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling. I have worked with individuals ages five to late adulthood with a variety of presenting issues. As a dedicated bicultural millennial therapist with a passion for helping others, I like to approach the therapeutic relationship with a keen sensitivity and respect for multicultural factors. I recognize the importance of understanding and respecting differences in beliefs, values, and attitudes when working with clients from different cultural and social backgrounds. My experience varies across many settings, as I have provided therapy services at community mental health agencies, state clinics, general hospitals, and day treatment facilities. My specialty and passion for therapy lies in exploring intimacy/trust issues, ADHD symptoms, emotional regulation, anxiety disorders, and depression symptoms. It is my experience that therapy can be most effective from an integrative and holistic approach. My therapy style and approach draws influence from Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, and Structural Therapy. I see therapy as a collaborative effort where our knowledge and skills are combined to create unique solutions to your challenges. I hope that our therapeutic relationship will foster a genuine, trusting, and productive relationship. With evidence-based theories and techniques, my goal is to help you better understand your unconscious self, find peace, and be more fulfilled as a person, partner, and professional. It takes a lot of courage and will power to take that first step towards a more fulfilling life but I believe you are ready and so am I, lets get started!

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Erin Predmore

Offering therapy in IN
License: LMHC
GriefParenting issuesSelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

I am a family and mental health counselor licensed in Indiana with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, boundary concerns and ADHD. I also helped many people who have struggled through difficult situations, looking for a way forward. My counseling style is warm, relaxed, and interactive. I believe my job in our relationship is to add perspective, help you to find a way forward that best fits who YOU are, and to appreciate your unique gifts. I bring practical interventions, will focus on what is within your control to change, and will help you build your resilience. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

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Dr. Julie Griffin

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

Hello, my name is Dr. Julie Griffin and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist in Indiana and have 18 years of experience. I earned my under graduate degree and my Masters in clinical/counseling psychology at the University of Louisville. My masters program specialized with adults, forensics and a multitude of clinical disorders. I completed my Doctorate in Psychology at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky and this is where I broadened my focus to include Children, Adolescents, and Families. I became certified in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and worked in-home with Autistic and Developmentally Delayed children and teens. I have worked in group homes, private practice, schools, prisons, hospitals and community mental health facilities that included: adults, family, children/teens, substance abuse treatment programs, anger management, family reunification and parenting classes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapeutic approach is strength based with a multitude of therapeutic techniques that are guided and individualized to the needs of my clients. I have extensive trainings in trauma, substance abuse, cognitive behavioral therapy, family and play therapy. I believe mental health therapy helps the client find a balance between their mind, body, emotional and social factors in their life, so that they can function at their highest potential. I enjoy arts and crafts, games, and Legos. I especially love animals and have utilized several therapeutic animals in my work. I am amazed regularly with how intuitive animals can be and their ability to provide therapeutic relief. I genuinely enjoy what I do and feel privileged to learn about human nature daily and to have clients that are willing to share not only their struggles but also their triumphs in session. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I want you to know that I am here for any support I can provide. I hope to earn the right to hear your story and look forward to working with you soon!

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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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Nikole Fisher

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesEating disordersSelf esteemDepression
22 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, disordered eating, self esteem, & low confidence. Additionally, I really find pride in being able to help women work through perinatal emotional health struggles including postpartum depression/anxiety, pregnancy loss, baby blues, & birth trauma. I work with my clients to create an open & safe environment where thoughts/feelings can be shared without worry of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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Laura Moore

Offering therapy in IN
License: LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
22 years of experience

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be in a profession where I could help others. I have been blessed for over 20 years to work with adult of all ages, children, adolescents and families who want to make positive changes and live a happier and more fulfilling life. I want to walk this journey with you. I am a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) in Florida with over 20 years expereince working with a wide range of concerns depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, self-esteem, trauma and abuse, ADHD, Autism, health issues and grief and loss. I am skilled in multiple therapeatic modalitie, Trauma and Loss Clinical Specialist and a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialist. As a counselor my goal is to provide you with a safe and supportive space where you can face issues you are experiencing and explore different ways of positively dealing with them. I will be your listening ear, cheer leader and emotioal support. Making the decision to start counseling is not an easy one, but often is one of the best decisions anyone can make. I look forward to working with you and walking this journey with you.

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Resa Sandora

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCareer difficultiesCoping with life changesADHD
30 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana and South Carolina with 30 years of professional work experience. My life has gone thru lots of changes and adjustments, just like you, where we need to adjust our sails to survive the storms of life. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment, regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, abilities, or other form of diversity. 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 taking that journey.

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Leslie(Diane) Armiger

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
30 years of experience

Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with 30 years of professional work experience with all ages in a variety of settings. I have experience in helping clients with relationships, co-dependency, stress and anxiety, mood dysregulation, OCD, skin picking and hairpulling, weight loss, bipolar disorder, & depression. Therapy and self growth are often about timing . I offer a caring committed approach to help you at this time in your life. I like to use a variety of methods to help you depending on what you are experiencing, your needs and resources. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will listen to what you want to get out of therapy and stay on course to help you attain that. 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 along the way!

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Christopher Martin

Offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Indiana and Ohio and hold a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology, both from Troy University. I have 15 years of professional work experience working with a range of patients from children to adults and families. Throughout my career, I have specialized in trauma focused therapy and have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, professional development, & coping with grief and loss. My philosophy of counseling is a comprehensive blend combining person-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and reality therapy that focuses on acceptance and accountability of one’s past and current self, while building resiliency by making the everyday changes in one’s personal life with the understanding that perfection is not the goal. I believe in a mind-body connection where one’s physical health and mental health are intricately connected. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialogue and plan for treatment in collaboration with you to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am excited to be part of this process with you.

How to find counseling in Waterloo

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

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo, 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 46793 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo 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 Waterloo, 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.

Waterloo 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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