In life, it can sometimes feel crowded. No matter where you are, it feels like you're being packed like a sardine, and you have no idea where to go. This can come in the form of depression or anxiety. Luckily, a counselor based in West Lafayette can help you. 

West Lafayette is one of the most densely packed towns in Indiana. If you lived here, you're quite crowded. However, feeling crowded is more than just where you live. Sometimes it’s in your mind. A counselor can help you if you're dealing with that. Speak to one today.

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Shawnda Jones

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): MS,LMHC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
15 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Creating safety within a non-judgmental environment is vital to begin the journey of recovery and healing. Each person has their own unique set of beliefs, experiences and needs. I collaborate with clients to identify the goals and direction of therapy. My clients are insightful, creative, intelligent people who are working to attain specific goals, make difficult life transitions, or work through the internal and external struggles of previous experiences. I use a combination of CBT and trauma-focused techniques. My background is a Master's of Science in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University, as well as a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Harding University. I have additional training in grief and trauma therapy.

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Rasheed Ojerinde

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LMHC,LMFT,NCC
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsIntimacy-related issuesAnger management
7 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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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Cheryl Ubelhor Kotyuk

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesGriefSelf esteemCoping with life changes
40 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hello… I have been a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for 25 years, working in social services for over 40 years. My education includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University (1989) and a Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University (1997). Specialties include crisis intervention, anxiety, problem solving, relationships, grief, and life transitions. My therapy style is warm and interactive, client centered, with respect for all people that I encounter. If you feel ready to take the first steps in counseling, I am happy to help support and empower you along the way!

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Cheryl Owens

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseBipolar disorder
4 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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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Emily Moriarity

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Counselor License Type(s): LCSW
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseParenting issuesDepression
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

Hi there, I'm Emily (she/her) and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & parenting issues. My approach to therapy is that the client is the expert in their life, so the client drives the treatment. I believe in utilizing the client's strengths to make changes. Participation in therapy can be a very vulnerable experience for people, so I am here to walk alongside you during this time.

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Christopher Martin

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteem
12 years of experience as a mental health therapist

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.

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Dr. Paula Neuman

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCoaching
20 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed in Indiana with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. 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! I am also a trained neuropsychologist. I have experience in brain based and medical disorders of the brain.

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John Richardson

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietyBipolar disorderDepressionADHD
5 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I have been a licensed therapist in Indiana for 5 years. I am an eclectic therapist, mostly combining techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Person Centered (Humanistic) counseling. This means that I will work with you to develop skills that fit you. I have experience working with a variety of mental health issues including ADHD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, etc. Each person is unique, and I will work with you to develop treatment goals that are meant to fit you personally. My goal is not to take the role of an expert who tells you why you are wrong, but to be a guide that can help you discover your own path to recovery. My core focus is to work honestly, openly, and respectfully. I know that the choice to begin seeking therapy can be a hard step. And if you are uncertain of whether you will feel comfortable in therapy, I would be happy to talk and offer you a chance to decide.

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Amber ODaniels

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
LGBTTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemCareer difficulties
8 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Indiana and I have been working in the field for 8 years. I am certified in trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy and medication assisted therapy. I served in the Navy on active duty for 12 years. I follow two primary schools of thought when it comes to my therapeutic style/approach. The first is from Albert Ellis, each person continues with the patterns in their life until they are no longer willing to accept suffering, it is at this point that the individual decides to make the greatest effort towards change. The second is from Virginia Satir, each client is the expert of themselves and it is the coming together of the therapist, the expert in the field of the helping profession, and the client that creates the space for the client to work on their current concerns. I have worked with clients who are looking for help in the following awareness: LGBTQ+ related needs, personality disorders with a primary focus on Borderline Personality Disorder, anxiety, OCD, complex trauma, military trauma, and communication patterns. I believe this quote by Charlie Mackesy from the book: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse sums up my feelings regarding therapy perfectly; "Asking for help isn't giving up, it's refusing to give up."

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Stacey Gappa

Clinical therapist offering therapy in IN
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesCompassion fatigue
10 years of experience as a mental health therapist

I am licensed clinical social worker licensed in Indiana and Michigan with 20 years experience in the social work field. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, depression, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. My therapy style is laid back and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and positive psychology. 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 change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working with you!

How to find a therapist for counseling in West Lafayette

Finding the best therapist close by in West Lafayette 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 in West Lafayette that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing with a therapist.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in West Lafayette. 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 West Lafayette, 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 in the West Lafayette region and in the state of Indiana. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

A mental health counselor working through their own in-person therapy practice in West Lafayette or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, couples counseling, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, self help tips, offer life coaching, family therapy, or change in negative thinking patterns. A therapist may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain, or that simply want a psychological assessment. 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 West Lafayette area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette, elsewhere in Tippecanoe, or in the greater state of Indiana.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about therapists and mental health services

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the West Lafayette area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling with a therapist compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette 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 a BetterHelp therapist 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). If you're looking for a therapist, Cincinnati offers a variety of professionals who can help with your mental health needs at a price you can afford.

How is a licensed therapist on this West Lafayette online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in West Lafayette, 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 West Lafayette psychiatrists to prescribe a drug or medication as treatment, or perform psychological assessments and other psychiatric services.

How does working with a professional 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, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. An online mental health therapist, including the therapists in West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address with the help of psychologists?

BetterHelp's verified West Lafayette 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:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy - This type of therapy is provided by therapists who are professional counselors, helping clients identify and change negative thought patterns through structured sessions.
  • Behavior therapy - Therapists use behavior therapy techniques to help clients modify harmful behaviors and develop healthier habits, often through the guidance of a professional counselor.
  • EMDR therapy - EMDR therapists assist clients in processing traumatic memories to alleviate emotional distress and improve overall well-being, utilizing the expertise of a professional counselor.
  • Talk therapy - Therapists engage clients in talk therapy to explore their feelings and develop strategies for dealing with various mental health issues, often guided by a professional counselor.
  • Depression - Therapists offer counseling to help individuals manage symptoms of depression and improve their mood and functioning, often working closely with a professional counselor.
  • Anxiety disorders - Therapists specialize in anxiety disorders, offering strategies to manage and reduce anxiety symptoms effectively, often through counseling sessions with a professional counselor.
  • Stress - Therapists provide tools and techniques to help clients cope with stress and improve their mental resilience, frequently under the supervision of a professional counselor.
  • Eating disorders - Therapists experienced in eating disorders offer specialized counseling to address unhealthy eating patterns and body image issues, with the support of a professional counselor.
  • Grief - Therapists provide support and guidance to clients experiencing grief, helping them navigate the stages of loss, often in collaboration with a counselor.
  • Attachment therapy - Therapists use attachment therapy to help clients understand and improve their emotional bonds and relationships, often with the assistance of a counselor.
  • Relationships - Therapists work with clients to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and strengthen their connections with others, often using the skills of a counselor.
  • Children, adolescents, and teens - Therapists specializing in youth therapy address the unique mental health needs of children, adolescents, and teens, often involving a counselor in the process.
  • Addiction (substance abuse) - Therapists offer counseling for addiction, helping clients overcome substance abuse and maintain long-term recovery, often under the guidance of a counselor.
  • Divorce - Therapists support individuals through the emotional and practical challenges of ending a marriage, often working with a psychologist to provide comprehensive care.
  • Trauma or PTSD - Therapists specializing in trauma and PTSD help clients process traumatic experiences and reduce their symptoms, frequently collaborating with a psychologist.
  • Bipolar disorder - Therapists provide counseling to manage the mood swings and challenges associated with bipolar disorder, often in consultation with a psychologist.
  • Psychodynamic treatment - Therapists use psychodynamic treatment to explore unconscious processes and how they affect current behavior, often guided by psychologists.
  • Career counseling - Therapists assist clients in making informed decisions about their professional paths and resolving work-related issues, often with the help of psychologists.
  • Alcohol use disorders - Therapists offer specialized counseling to help clients manage and overcome alcohol use disorders, frequently under the supervision of psychologists.
  • OCD - Therapists provide strategies and support to manage obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms, often via psychotherapy.
  • ADHD - Therapists offer counseling to help clients with ADHD improve focus, organization, and overall functioning, often via psychotherapy.
  • Mood disorders - Therapists work with clients to stabilize and improve mood through various therapeutic approaches, frequently in psychotherapy.
  • Sex addiction
  • Complex trauma
  • Life transitions

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 West Lafayette 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 in West Lafayette?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a West Lafayette 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.

West Lafayette therapists 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 West Lafayette 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 West Lafayette 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 psychotherapist.

With a lot of people in IN, therapists 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 47906 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help from therapists in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a West Lafayette counselor?

Before seeing your West Lafayette 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 while offering mental health services. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy in West Lafayette.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist for therapy 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 from a therapist. A West Lafayette 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 with a West Lafayette counselor 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 that a counselor can help with.

Is mental health care and therapy with a therapist worth it?

Therapy with a licensed counselor 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 therapist 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 West Lafayette, 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.

West Lafayette 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 during telehealth appointments?

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.

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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 to customer service 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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47906, 47907, 47996

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