Therapists in Fort Wayne, IN

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Photo of Olivia Kimanzi, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Olivia Kimanzi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46818
My ideal client would be someone who is committed to their healing journey and willing to reach their mental health and personal goals. My clients would be ones who may have anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse issues, and crises.
My ideal client would be someone who is committed to their healing journey and willing to reach their mental health and personal goals. My clients would be ones who may have anxiety, depression, substance use/abuse issues, and crises.
(260) 232-7226 View (260) 232-7226
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Dr. Lakeya N Stewart
Counselor, MDiv,, LMHC-A, MA, NCC, LCAC-A, DMin
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
Waitlist for new clients
As individuals, we are shaped by our experiences and in order to move forward, it is often necessary to explore our past. Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are my primary forms of therapy used. As the client, it is important that you understand your own story, and how your emotions, actions and problems fit into the context of your story.
As individuals, we are shaped by our experiences and in order to move forward, it is often necessary to explore our past. Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are my primary forms of therapy used. As the client, it is important that you understand your own story, and how your emotions, actions and problems fit into the context of your story.
(260) 635-5841 View (260) 635-5841
Photo of Jennifer Holmes, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Jennifer Holmes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46804  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, and substance use. I've also worked with families and couples to improve relationships and communication. I believe the biggest factor to successful therapy is based on the relationship between the therapist and the client. I am able to use my own life experiences to help build this relationship and relate more naturally.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem, and substance use. I've also worked with families and couples to improve relationships and communication. I believe the biggest factor to successful therapy is based on the relationship between the therapist and the client. I am able to use my own life experiences to help build this relationship and relate more naturally.
(480) 418-6473 View (480) 418-6473
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Amanda Hope Lange
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46845  (Online Only)
After working as a school counselor for over 20 years, I am extremely excited to engage in a partnership with my clients. I plan to facilitate client knowledge that within each and every client exists the potential and ability to make positive changes in their lives. I will help turn the huge task of "progress" into smaller, daily successes to be celebrated on the path to improved mental health.
After working as a school counselor for over 20 years, I am extremely excited to engage in a partnership with my clients. I plan to facilitate client knowledge that within each and every client exists the potential and ability to make positive changes in their lives. I will help turn the huge task of "progress" into smaller, daily successes to be celebrated on the path to improved mental health.
(260) 305-2058 View (260) 305-2058
Photo of Shalynn Bailey, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Shalynn Bailey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46803  (Online Only)
My ideal client may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational difficulties, seeking support to navigate life's challenges with resilience and hope. They may be looking for a safe space to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, and to develop coping strategies that align with their values and goals. Ultimately, they desire to find healing, meaning, and purpose in their journey, and to cultivate a sense of empowerment and well-being in their lives.
My ideal client may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or relational difficulties, seeking support to navigate life's challenges with resilience and hope. They may be looking for a safe space to explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences, and to develop coping strategies that align with their values and goals. Ultimately, they desire to find healing, meaning, and purpose in their journey, and to cultivate a sense of empowerment and well-being in their lives.
(260) 250-3429 View (260) 250-3429
Photo of Michelle R. Miller, Psychologist in Fort Wayne, IN
Michelle R. Miller
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46804  (Online Only)
Are you suffering from depression or anxiety? Are you looking new ways to cope with the demands of life? I provide counseling to facilitate your path to a healthy, balanced, and happy life.
Are you suffering from depression or anxiety? Are you looking new ways to cope with the demands of life? I provide counseling to facilitate your path to a healthy, balanced, and happy life.
(260) 786-5902 View (260) 786-5902
Photo of Carla Wenger, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Carla Wenger
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Life can certainly be overwhelming at times! I have had my fair share of those seasons, times when I wasn’t sure I’d make it out, times when I thought this is how it’ll always be, times when hopeless seemed accurate. Perhaps you are feeling that way now? Or maybe you’re feeling like everything is stagnate, boring, wondering to yourself “what’s the point?” Today more than ever, mental health matters!
Life can certainly be overwhelming at times! I have had my fair share of those seasons, times when I wasn’t sure I’d make it out, times when I thought this is how it’ll always be, times when hopeless seemed accurate. Perhaps you are feeling that way now? Or maybe you’re feeling like everything is stagnate, boring, wondering to yourself “what’s the point?” Today more than ever, mental health matters!
(260) 635-3703 View (260) 635-3703
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Jessica Witmer
Counselor, MSEd, MA, CHT, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
NOTE: Limited availability for daytime hours. Waitlist for evenings. Do you sometimes feel like your nervous system is failing you? Do you have emotional (or physical) symptoms that you suspect are rooted in some kind of shock, ongoing conflict, or trauma? Do you feel like you are constantly in "fight or flight" mode and wonder if you will ever be able to truly rest? Many of my clients have sought help from MDs, and even alternative health practitioners, only to discover the source of their pain and exhaustion was untreated trauma. But I would love to tell you, there is hope: there is treatment for shock and trauma.
NOTE: Limited availability for daytime hours. Waitlist for evenings. Do you sometimes feel like your nervous system is failing you? Do you have emotional (or physical) symptoms that you suspect are rooted in some kind of shock, ongoing conflict, or trauma? Do you feel like you are constantly in "fight or flight" mode and wonder if you will ever be able to truly rest? Many of my clients have sought help from MDs, and even alternative health practitioners, only to discover the source of their pain and exhaustion was untreated trauma. But I would love to tell you, there is hope: there is treatment for shock and trauma.
(260) 748-8542 View (260) 748-8542
Photo of Lisa Toth, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Lisa Toth
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46815  (Online Only)
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Indiana and received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have five years of experience working in a community mental health setting and also work at a private practice.
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Indiana and received my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I have five years of experience working in a community mental health setting and also work at a private practice.
(317) 342-5033 View (317) 342-5033
Photo of Jennifer Durnell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Jennifer Durnell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
I specialize in working with those with anxiety and depression. I also have a particular focus on family structure as appropriate. I focus on the well being of the client and their environment. I use a strength based approach to encourage personal growth.
I specialize in working with those with anxiety and depression. I also have a particular focus on family structure as appropriate. I focus on the well being of the client and their environment. I use a strength based approach to encourage personal growth.
(260) 261-1081 View (260) 261-1081
Photo of Stephen Ross, Psychologist in Fort Wayne, IN
Stephen Ross
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP, ABPP
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
I have been in practice for 32 years and have treated hundreds of patient in the Northeastern Indiana area. My practice is designed to offer quality care with an emphasis on confidentiality and patient-specific treatment. I know that seeing help can be difficult but the first step is the greatest step. Our first meeting will involve my listening to your needs and, together, deciding the best course of therapy.
I have been in practice for 32 years and have treated hundreds of patient in the Northeastern Indiana area. My practice is designed to offer quality care with an emphasis on confidentiality and patient-specific treatment. I know that seeing help can be difficult but the first step is the greatest step. Our first meeting will involve my listening to your needs and, together, deciding the best course of therapy.
(260) 305-7557 View (260) 305-7557
Photo of Stephen Leininger, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Stephen Leininger
Counselor, MA, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Prior to working full time in clinical therapy, Stephen served almost 20 years as a pastor. During that time, he dedicated a significant portion of his ministry to counseling those struggling with various emotional, spiritual, and relational issues. Since then, Stephen has worked in both private practice and community mental health settings. He has teamed with clients from all age groups and diverse backgrounds to help them overcome life struggles, process through mental health concerns, and manage relationships and daily functioning. Trauma has increasingly been an area of focus for Stephen.
Prior to working full time in clinical therapy, Stephen served almost 20 years as a pastor. During that time, he dedicated a significant portion of his ministry to counseling those struggling with various emotional, spiritual, and relational issues. Since then, Stephen has worked in both private practice and community mental health settings. He has teamed with clients from all age groups and diverse backgrounds to help them overcome life struggles, process through mental health concerns, and manage relationships and daily functioning. Trauma has increasingly been an area of focus for Stephen.
(260) 297-3569 View (260) 297-3569
Photo of Bethany Pruitt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Bethany Pruitt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Do you feel out-of-control with food? Do you fight with yourself about when, what, and how much to eat or exercise? Are you tired of the constant struggle with yourself and your body? I work with people grappling with these internal conflicts, whether that looks like binge-eating, restricting, or the places in-between. I welcome teens and adults who are at all stages of recovery, including those seeking help for the first time and those who have been through multiple treatment programs.
Do you feel out-of-control with food? Do you fight with yourself about when, what, and how much to eat or exercise? Are you tired of the constant struggle with yourself and your body? I work with people grappling with these internal conflicts, whether that looks like binge-eating, restricting, or the places in-between. I welcome teens and adults who are at all stages of recovery, including those seeking help for the first time and those who have been through multiple treatment programs.
(260) 308-5303 View (260) 308-5303
Photo of Haley Bubser, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Haley Bubser
Counselor, MSEd, LMHCA
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Waitlist for new clients
Are you surrounded by people, but still feel utterly alone? Are you just plain sick and tired of pretending you are “fine”, when underneath it all you are barely hanging on? Are you looking for a safe place where you can truly feel heard and understood, even when you don’t have the exact words for what you are feeling? I know how important it is to have a safe space where you are free to just be. To be understood, seen, and heard when you are at your lowest. You don't have to suffer silently & alone.
Are you surrounded by people, but still feel utterly alone? Are you just plain sick and tired of pretending you are “fine”, when underneath it all you are barely hanging on? Are you looking for a safe place where you can truly feel heard and understood, even when you don’t have the exact words for what you are feeling? I know how important it is to have a safe space where you are free to just be. To be understood, seen, and heard when you are at your lowest. You don't have to suffer silently & alone.
(260) 233-9059 View (260) 233-9059
Photo of Melisa Sanchez Landgraf, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Melisa Sanchez Landgraf
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, Ed, LMFT
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Welcome! YOU matter to me. There is hope. I mean real, substantive and tangible hope. I warmly invite you to come in and try a free consultation. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples find healing. I specialize in relationships and personal well being. I offer the latest research-based treatments for a wide variety of disorders and relationship issues. My office is conveniently located off of I-69.
Welcome! YOU matter to me. There is hope. I mean real, substantive and tangible hope. I warmly invite you to come in and try a free consultation. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples find healing. I specialize in relationships and personal well being. I offer the latest research-based treatments for a wide variety of disorders and relationship issues. My office is conveniently located off of I-69.
(260) 351-5112 View (260) 351-5112
Photo of Rebecca Spuller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Rebecca Spuller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCAC-A
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Not accepting new clients
I believe whole-heartedly that every human deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I am passionate about working with clients seeking clarity in their life, identifying and working towards specific goals, or providing a safe space to process trauma.
I believe whole-heartedly that every human deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. I am passionate about working with clients seeking clarity in their life, identifying and working towards specific goals, or providing a safe space to process trauma.
(260) 635-3592 View (260) 635-3592
Photo of Lynne Beardsley, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Lynne Beardsley
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46804  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Good therapy begins with genuine, unconditional, positive connection to another human being. Feeling stuck and unsatisfied, confusion, and challenging life circumstances makes living an authentic life difficult. I enjoy helping people work though and understand their unique circumstances in order to increase personal growth and to improve the quality of their lives.
Good therapy begins with genuine, unconditional, positive connection to another human being. Feeling stuck and unsatisfied, confusion, and challenging life circumstances makes living an authentic life difficult. I enjoy helping people work though and understand their unique circumstances in order to increase personal growth and to improve the quality of their lives.
(260) 632-8035 View (260) 632-8035
Photo of Tess Meussling, Pre-Licensed Professional in Fort Wayne, IN
Tess Meussling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46845
Not accepting new clients
Growing up, we tend to struggle finding our own personal identity, our own true self; and we encounter many obstacles designed to help us develop our inner strength. Tess hopes to help assist you in finding yourself, and implementing the inner strength you may not realize you have. It is not always easy to open up and express your deepest fears or feelings with a stranger, which is why Tess enjoys using alternative tactics, such as play therapy, the sand tray, and even adult coloring exercises to allow clients to build trust and process through their fears and feelings.
Growing up, we tend to struggle finding our own personal identity, our own true self; and we encounter many obstacles designed to help us develop our inner strength. Tess hopes to help assist you in finding yourself, and implementing the inner strength you may not realize you have. It is not always easy to open up and express your deepest fears or feelings with a stranger, which is why Tess enjoys using alternative tactics, such as play therapy, the sand tray, and even adult coloring exercises to allow clients to build trust and process through their fears and feelings.
(817) 592-8706 View (817) 592-8706
Photo of Kim Schoenle, Counselor in Fort Wayne, IN
Kim Schoenle
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
I believe that counseling is a collaborative process in which I want to compassionately work with you in meeting your personal therapeutic goals. Taking this first important step in caring for your mental health can be overwhelming, but I would like to provide a safe and healing space for you to explore these challenges and facilitate change. I view each person holistically with physical, emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual facets, and want to insure that you feel supported and hopeful in these areas of life. Allow me the privilege to assist you in learning to cope and even thrive through life's challenges.
I believe that counseling is a collaborative process in which I want to compassionately work with you in meeting your personal therapeutic goals. Taking this first important step in caring for your mental health can be overwhelming, but I would like to provide a safe and healing space for you to explore these challenges and facilitate change. I view each person holistically with physical, emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual facets, and want to insure that you feel supported and hopeful in these areas of life. Allow me the privilege to assist you in learning to cope and even thrive through life's challenges.
(260) 217-5259 View (260) 217-5259
Photo of Michael Dunne Steece, Marriage & Family Therapist in Fort Wayne, IN
Michael Dunne Steece
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA, MSEd, CSAYC
Verified Verified
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
I believe that all humans are fallible. From time to time we need assistance overcoming difficulties in our own lives. It is my strong belief we are all capable of overcoming obstacles and hurdles that have landed in our path. We all walk a unique journey and must be recognized for our various strengths. I work with clients of all backgrounds, races, religions, ethnicity, sexual identity, and more. Together, I can assist you in reaching your individualized goals and obtain the highest level of functioning.
I believe that all humans are fallible. From time to time we need assistance overcoming difficulties in our own lives. It is my strong belief we are all capable of overcoming obstacles and hurdles that have landed in our path. We all walk a unique journey and must be recognized for our various strengths. I work with clients of all backgrounds, races, religions, ethnicity, sexual identity, and more. Together, I can assist you in reaching your individualized goals and obtain the highest level of functioning.
(260) 336-2641 View (260) 336-2641

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Fort Wayne, IN

300+

Average cost per session

$120

Therapists in Fort Wayne, IN who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
68% Relationship Issues
67% Self Esteem
66% Coping Skills
64% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Anthem | Elevance
76% BlueCross and BlueShield
71% Aetna

How Therapists in Fort Wayne, IN see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Fort Wayne?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.