Home to the largest oil refinery in the U.S., Whiting, Indiana, was once nothing more than a lakefront, railroad town that sprang up in the late 1860s. With the coming of the refinery, brought in jobs, saloons, stores, and lots of immigrant families. A 1955 explosion caused disaster, resulting in a fire so massive that it could be seen from downtown Chicago. Many workers were laid off, and once thriving families suffered.

Whiting eventually rebuilt, the history serves as a reminder of what can happen in our own lives when we are hit with unforeseen events. Not only do we suffer financially and physically, but also mentally and emotionally. If some great explosion in your life has caused mental scars that need healing, reach out to one of our Whiting area therapists for help.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coaching
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, I am Karen and I have over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and mental health counselor (LMHC). Helping people improve their quality of life is my passion! To help with immediate relief, I work from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation to empower you and get you moving in the direction you desire. I am also trained in Family Systems Theory which takes a comprehensive approach to addressing issues for the long term. I am happy to meet you where you are and go at your pace whether th...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

Hi there. My name is Kemuel Hawkins and I am a licensed therapist in the state of Indiana. My primary objective as a therapist is to co-create a warm, open, and inviting space with my clients in which the self is afforded the opportunity to breathe, release, and express its truth in an effort to promote healing, wholeness and integration. I pride myself on placing relationship at the center of my approach and utilizing an integrative counseling philosophy, which includes elements from Cognitive Behavioral, Gestalt, Person-centered, Focusing, mindfulness and somati...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,MSSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am excited that you have taken the courageous step to ask for help. In my experience as a clinician, I have come to believe that seeking support is an indication of strength. I am a Master’s level clinical social worker and believe communication is one of the most foundational elements of our potential work together. To help you determine if we are a good match, I’d like to share with you a little about my communication style and my approach to therapy. I tend to be fairly direct and have been described in a variety of ways, and most commonly as ‘compassiona...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am an individual and couples counselor licensed in Indiana with over 23 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, sexuality issues, career issues, couples, veterans issues, and Borderline Personality Disorder. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I al...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Indiana with almost 20 years of experience. I graduated with a Master of Science in Education degree from Indiana University. I have had the privilege of working with foster families, blended families, couples, and survivors of intimate partner violence. I specialize in chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD), grief and loss, anxiety, and depression, all within the context of relationships. My counseling style is warm and interactive, with a sprinkle of humor on top. My approach combines client...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,HSPP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Hello! My name is Dr. Ann R. Moore and I am a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with late-stage adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression and other social/emotional problems stemming from difficult life transitions. I also work as a parent coach to enhance family dynamics and functioning. I was trained as a cognitive behaviorist who works to provide a warm and supportive environment for people wanting to develop new patterns of behavior and improve their daily experience and relationships with others. I have a special...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. I have worked in various environments including community mental health and university counseling services which has enabled me to counsel individuals on a variety of issues including grief & loss, depression, anxiety, ADHD, life transitions and relationship concerns. I believe that the role of a counselor is to meet someone where they are at, come along side of them and assist them in their journey, all of the time realizing that they are in control of their next steps. My job is to help...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

You have arrived at Better Help which means you are searching for a way to address some issues you have already identified are there. You have taken the first step and you should feel proud of yourself for being here! Connecting to the right counselor can be an overwhelming task. I'd like to explain more about myself to help you in that decision. I have been in the field of social work for over 20 years and I hold a license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I work from a strengths-based, solutions-focused, client-centered approach. Meaning that I firmly bel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 13

I am a mental health counselor with over 12 years experience as a Therapist working with individuals, couples, groups and families in Indiana, in various settings. I have worked mostly with adults and youth, and also couples, and children. I have experienced success working with people having a wide range of presenting problems/diagnoses, including severe depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder, abusive relationships and other relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting difficulties, significant life transition...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Diana Ball is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She graduated with her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Kentucky and is a doctoral candidate at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Diana specializes in working with clients with substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), personality disorders, and trauma. Diana is a native of a rural Northeast Indiana community. She spent 20 years in Kentucky. Diana has over 10 years experience in social work. She ha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I already know that you are motivated for a better life and a better "YOU" because you have taken that first courageous step toward making change through therapy. I hope you will allow me to join you in your journey. My name is Lisa Hare and I have been providing therapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) for over 12 years in a variety of settings including outpatient community mental health, hospital crisis intervention, and school-based counseling. I am based in Tennessee and licensed in nine other states. I have experience working with all ages and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, MBA, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 26

Hello! My name is Tina and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been practicing for over 20 years. I am down to earth, caring and concerned therapist. In my experience, most people love to be loved and hate to be hurt! I have worked with children/adolescents and adults. My role is to help you to work towards healing for whatever it is that is/has caused you pain, frustration, confusion or uncertainty in your life…it’s time to get emotionally healthy! I’m here to help you find that peace of mind that you have been seeking! I’m looking forward to...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 40

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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in working with clients. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Social Work. I have worked in a variety of settings including community mental health centers, local clinics, and skilled nursing facilities. I work with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, and family issues. I am a trained EMDR therapist and specialize in the treatment of trauma. I would describe my therapy style as comfortable and inviting...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Indiana and Kentucky with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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.

This is Gina Potter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 10

I have been licensed in Indiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & 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.

This is Dr. Jennifer McChristian's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Arizona, Indiana, and New Mexico as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with motivation, self esteem, and confidence, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I also have experience working with executive and professional coaching. 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 ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Thank you for reaching out. My name is Allison and I am a licensed therapist in the states of Illinois and Indiana. I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your individual needs. My hope for you is that you will find our sessions to be a safe space where you can share, feel supported, and grow. I enjoy incorporating art and mindfulness into sessions and am able to provide exercises for you to work on outside of our session time. I have six years of counseling experience helping clients manage depression, anxiety, career changes, relationship issues...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 10

I am licensed in Indiana with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping couples develop better and more meaningful relationships. Improving positive communication and problem solving. I use an approach called the Gottman method. I am trained in this research based couple's therapy which has a strong success rate. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the fi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Whiting, Indiana (Whiting, IN)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Indiana with 12 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!

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Whiting?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Whiting area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Whiting and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Whiting or elsewhere in Lake or the state of Indiana.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Whiting therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Whiting due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists 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 therapists serving the city of Whiting and elsewhere throughout the state of Indiana you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Whiting to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Whiting, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

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 they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a 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 San Jose 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 can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Whiting, IN, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 46394 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

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:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Whiting:

46394

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. 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 why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists 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 advice. A therapist 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 Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.