Andrea Brandon, Psy.D., HSPP, ABPP
Psychologist Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
As a concerned parent, you may have experienced sleepless nights wondering how to help your child, which can lead to frustration and feelings of isolation.
Have you noticed that your child isn’t responding when spoken to, or isn’t initiating speech, despite having the ability to speak? Are you receiving school reports that your child’s behaviors are out of control? Is your preschooler being threatened with expulsion?
(219) 233-2319
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
As a concerned parent, you may have experienced sleepless nights wondering how to help your child, which can lead to frustration and feelings of isolation.
Have you noticed that your child isn’t responding when spoken to, or isn’t initiating speech, despite having the ability to speak? Are you receiving school reports that your child’s behaviors are out of control? Is your preschooler being threatened with expulsion?
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Nicole B Lewis
Counselor, MSHS, MS, LMHC Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing services to children, adolescents, older youth, adults, and the elderly. I have experience working with persons from a vast array of social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I also have supported individuals of the LGBTQ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse amongst other mental health issues. I have worked with perpetrators and victims of abuse - neglect. I have also spent many years of my career working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
(844) 325-1298
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing services to children, adolescents, older youth, adults, and the elderly. I have experience working with persons from a vast array of social, economic, cultural, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. I also have supported individuals of the LGBTQ community. I am experienced working with trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, domestic violence, and substance abuse amongst other mental health issues. I have worked with perpetrators and victims of abuse - neglect. I have also spent many years of my career working with children and adolescents with behavioral issues.
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Jessica Ann Kurpiel
MSW, LCSW, Type 73 Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
My mission is to create a safe, welcoming, empowering, and supportive space for my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed School Social Worker (Type 73/PEL). I have over 10 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families. I have worked in a variety of settings (therapeutic day schools, agencies, public schools, churches, and private schools).
(219) 500-6716
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
My mission is to create a safe, welcoming, empowering, and supportive space for my clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed School Social Worker (Type 73/PEL). I have over 10 years of professional experience working with children, adolescents, parents and families. I have worked in a variety of settings (therapeutic day schools, agencies, public schools, churches, and private schools).
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Teonna M Wilber
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Therapist and have been working with children, teens, and families for 20 years. My specialties include working with people who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse/assault and neglect, grief & loss, behavior problems, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and stress management. I work with children ages four and older, teens, adults, and families. I believe that people deserve a voice and choice and we are partners in your healing.
(219) 300-9058
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Therapist and have been working with children, teens, and families for 20 years. My specialties include working with people who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse/assault and neglect, grief & loss, behavior problems, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and stress management. I work with children ages four and older, teens, adults, and families. I believe that people deserve a voice and choice and we are partners in your healing.
Lawrence Pincus
Marriage & Family Therapist, LCSW, LMFT, LAC Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
We work with children, teens, adults and elderly adults in individual, couples, and family counseling.
Our mission statement at LPA Counseling is that we respond personally and immediately to families, couples, and individuals seeking counseling services, providing excellent, confidential, and affordable therapy, when and where our clients' need us, throughout Northwest Indiana. For more information on our services, please visit our website at www.lpacounseling.com
(219) 359-4287
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
We work with children, teens, adults and elderly adults in individual, couples, and family counseling.
Our mission statement at LPA Counseling is that we respond personally and immediately to families, couples, and individuals seeking counseling services, providing excellent, confidential, and affordable therapy, when and where our clients' need us, throughout Northwest Indiana. For more information on our services, please visit our website at www.lpacounseling.com
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Beth Aguayo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I specialize in work with children and adolescents who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, school challenges, and behavior problems.
I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship and the progress that can be made in a safe and supportive setting. My work in the school setting over the past nine years offered an invaluable experience and helped me to understand the challenges and demands our youth face today. When social, educational, and family stress seem to be increasing, therapy can offer a safe haven in which they can build on their strengths and develop new effective coping skills. Together we can work toward a more healthy and joyful self.
(773) 501-3557
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I specialize in work with children and adolescents who are dealing with issues such as anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, school challenges, and behavior problems.
I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship and the progress that can be made in a safe and supportive setting. My work in the school setting over the past nine years offered an invaluable experience and helped me to understand the challenges and demands our youth face today. When social, educational, and family stress seem to be increasing, therapy can offer a safe haven in which they can build on their strengths and develop new effective coping skills. Together we can work toward a more healthy and joyful self.
Main Street Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCAC, LCSW Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Main Street Counseling, is an independently owned and operator private practice in Crown Point, Indiana. To read the bios of all the clinicians on staff please visit our website @ www.counselingincrownpoint.com. Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions counselor. She brings over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She has extensive experience working with borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety with adults. Cindy is a skill based therapist using a broad range of techniques and interventions adapted for each client.
(219) 682-0458
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Main Street Counseling, is an independently owned and operator private practice in Crown Point, Indiana. To read the bios of all the clinicians on staff please visit our website @ www.counselingincrownpoint.com. Cindy is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions counselor. She brings over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families. She has extensive experience working with borderline personality disorder, depression and anxiety with adults. Cindy is a skill based therapist using a broad range of techniques and interventions adapted for each client.
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Rhonda K Hillegonds
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, CADACII Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I work with a variety of clientele and specialize in child and adolescent behavioral issues, parenting concerns, family and couples counseling, adult individuals and alcohol and drug counseling.
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 30 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interfers with peace and balance in your life.
(219) 354-6391
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I work with a variety of clientele and specialize in child and adolescent behavioral issues, parenting concerns, family and couples counseling, adult individuals and alcohol and drug counseling.
Welcome to my practice. I believe that my passion for working with and helping others combined with over 30 years of work with individuals, families and children in a variety of settings brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our work together. I provide thoughtful, compassionate counseling to help bring about personal growth and change. We will work to develop insight to improve understanding of thoughts and feelings, improve communication and relationships, develop coping skills for anxiety and depression, and resolve conflict that interfers with peace and balance in your life.
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Diane K Olson-Burkhardt
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RPT-S Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I specialize in Play Therapy, which addresses behavioral, emotional, and/or traumatic issues with those that may have difficulty communicating needs verbally, especially children.
In this stressful world that we live in today, the essential activities that we all forget to participate in are to: Live, Breathe, & Play! I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for those that I serve so that they may achieve their optimum health and wellness. In my practice, I utilize client-centered, integrative and holistic techniques to aid in helping persons obtain their maximum potential in their life and their relationships.
(219) 224-3421
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
I specialize in Play Therapy, which addresses behavioral, emotional, and/or traumatic issues with those that may have difficulty communicating needs verbally, especially children.
In this stressful world that we live in today, the essential activities that we all forget to participate in are to: Live, Breathe, & Play! I strive to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgmental environment for those that I serve so that they may achieve their optimum health and wellness. In my practice, I utilize client-centered, integrative and holistic techniques to aid in helping persons obtain their maximum potential in their life and their relationships.
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Sarah Wagner
BA, Intern Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
**Accepting new clients! Openings morning and night!** Finding time to reconnect with your family can be challenging. With the addition of children, extended families, school, work, and a pandemic, relationships can become strained. So easily can we find ourselves in survival mode where communication is limited and we do what we must to get through the day. I help families and couples identify issues, and facilitate change by rebuilding communication, resolving family conflict, and reflecting on the impact of the family system.
(219) 732-2174
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
**Accepting new clients! Openings morning and night!** Finding time to reconnect with your family can be challenging. With the addition of children, extended families, school, work, and a pandemic, relationships can become strained. So easily can we find ourselves in survival mode where communication is limited and we do what we must to get through the day. I help families and couples identify issues, and facilitate change by rebuilding communication, resolving family conflict, and reflecting on the impact of the family system.
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Kelly Mucha
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Hosts group in:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I strive to help others discover balance to live fully. Balance is an individually defined mindset. I provide mental health services for children, teens, adults and families. Please visit my website to schedule quickly. https://kellypmucha10.wixsite.com/kellymuchalcsw
(219) 641-3891
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Hosts group in:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Welcome! I strive to help others discover balance to live fully. Balance is an individually defined mindset. I provide mental health services for children, teens, adults and families. Please visit my website to schedule quickly. https://kellypmucha10.wixsite.com/kellymuchalcsw
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Lauren Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I enjoy assisting others who are struggling with past and or present trauma, feelings of depression, and or anxiety. I like to utilize a strengths-based perspective and problem-solve to solutions and options they can utilize in order to experience relief and even perhaps resolution from their struggles. I like to teach skills they can utilize in order to self-soothe and or calm themselves. Sometimes treatment modalities such as EMDR, Trauma-focused CBT, Sand Tray and or Play Therapy with children can be beneficial to help one look inside themselves and identify the source of their struggles and collaboratively we find an answer.
(219) 217-0431
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Merrillville, IN 46410
I enjoy assisting others who are struggling with past and or present trauma, feelings of depression, and or anxiety. I like to utilize a strengths-based perspective and problem-solve to solutions and options they can utilize in order to experience relief and even perhaps resolution from their struggles. I like to teach skills they can utilize in order to self-soothe and or calm themselves. Sometimes treatment modalities such as EMDR, Trauma-focused CBT, Sand Tray and or Play Therapy with children can be beneficial to help one look inside themselves and identify the source of their struggles and collaboratively we find an answer.
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Derrick A Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I specialize in providing sound clinical counseling with children, adolescents and adults and I am motivated by a set of values and special focus on mood, depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
(219) 319-6868
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I specialize in providing sound clinical counseling with children, adolescents and adults and I am motivated by a set of values and special focus on mood, depression, anxiety, trauma, and ADHD.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
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Jennifer Dyarman (Dee-Yar-Man)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, PsyD Verified
Merrillville, IN 46411
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for an experienced, in-home therapist with evening and weekend hours? Yes, a private practice therapist who comes to you! Dr. Jennifer Dyarman has 15 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Chicagoland working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and Veterans facing a variety of life's challenges. A graduate of Indiana University's Social of Work (MSW) and Chicago's Adler University's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program, Jennifer specializes in EMDR, several cognitive-behavioral therapies, therapeutic play, psychodynamic practice, exposure therapy, DBT, and constructivism.
(219) 266-6737
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Merrillville, IN 46411
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Looking for an experienced, in-home therapist with evening and weekend hours? Yes, a private practice therapist who comes to you! Dr. Jennifer Dyarman has 15 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Chicagoland working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and Veterans facing a variety of life's challenges. A graduate of Indiana University's Social of Work (MSW) and Chicago's Adler University's Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program, Jennifer specializes in EMDR, several cognitive-behavioral therapies, therapeutic play, psychodynamic practice, exposure therapy, DBT, and constructivism.
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Ivery Mckinzie
MSW Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing outpatient and in home treatment services to at risk children, adolescents, and older youth. However, that does not limit my ability to provide adults with treatment. I have a known record of assisting clients with producing positive outcomes. I have experience delivering evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions to address a multitude of mental health concerns. My abilities are not limited to but include substance abuse treatment, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues.
(219) 386-2644
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I have experience providing outpatient and in home treatment services to at risk children, adolescents, and older youth. However, that does not limit my ability to provide adults with treatment. I have a known record of assisting clients with producing positive outcomes. I have experience delivering evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions to address a multitude of mental health concerns. My abilities are not limited to but include substance abuse treatment, depression, anxiety, trauma, and behavioral issues.
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Carl S Hale
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I have post-doctoral certificate training in neuropsychology and work with children starting at 4 1/2 years old.
I've been a neuropsychologist for 21 years and have 30 years experience serving children/adolescents, as well as elders and adult head injury patients. I conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that help your child or loved one reach their God-given capabilities. Many youngsters I serve have had developmental, autism/ASD, psychological, psychoeducational, and sensory evaluations in the past. I enjoy complex cases and second opinions, as well as working with parents seeking first time assessment of their child's abilities and challenges. I conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) throughout Indiana and work closely with schools and attorneys.
(219) 990-9200
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Merrillville, IN 46410
I have post-doctoral certificate training in neuropsychology and work with children starting at 4 1/2 years old.
I've been a neuropsychologist for 21 years and have 30 years experience serving children/adolescents, as well as elders and adult head injury patients. I conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that help your child or loved one reach their God-given capabilities. Many youngsters I serve have had developmental, autism/ASD, psychological, psychoeducational, and sensory evaluations in the past. I enjoy complex cases and second opinions, as well as working with parents seeking first time assessment of their child's abilities and challenges. I conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) throughout Indiana and work closely with schools and attorneys.
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Ruth's Family Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
(219) 778-5887
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
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Naketa Young
MS Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma.
(219) 732-2390
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma.
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Kalyani Gopal
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, FACAPP
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon.
(219) 736-1000
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon.
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Lorri L Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Verified
Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
military related trauma, interpersonal violence, child abuse, sexual assault, ect.
I have been providing behavioral health services for over 30 years and feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals and families in reaching their potential and overcoming personal challenges. I utilize a strengths based perspective and a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. I provide a thorough assessment and determine with you what intervention is best suited. I have worked extensively with people of all ages and cultures and feel that it is important to create a safe environment where self reflection and transformation can occur.
(219) 210-4632
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Office is near:
Merrillville, IN 46410
Offers online therapy
military related trauma, interpersonal violence, child abuse, sexual assault, ect.
I have been providing behavioral health services for over 30 years and feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals and families in reaching their potential and overcoming personal challenges. I utilize a strengths based perspective and a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. I provide a thorough assessment and determine with you what intervention is best suited. I have worked extensively with people of all ages and cultures and feel that it is important to create a safe environment where self reflection and transformation can occur.

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Merrillville, IN provide mental health therapy to children and are experts in child development.

Every comprehensive review of therapy with children shows that all credible approaches, when performed by a competent mental health clinician, produce almost the same results. About half of all kids will get better. Of those that improve, 80% will show progress in a relatively short time, while the remaining 20% will need longer-term support.

The best child therapists in Merrillville build great relationships with the child and the parent. They also see the child's strengths and are open to hearing the child's possible solutions to the challenges the child faces. Finally, a good therapist appreciates the child's culture and is sensitive to the values of the child's community.