Therapists for Teens in Indianapolis, IN

Photo of Addison D. Ahrendts, LSW, Pre-Licensed Professional
Addison D. Ahrendts
Pre-Licensed Professional, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46203
ATTENTION PARENTS WHOSE CHILD IS STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OR INTERPERSONAL ISSUES (AT SCHOOL OR AT HOME): You have a teenager who needs someone to talk to, but you aren’t sure who they will feel comfortable with. When your child shares their challenging experiences, you want someone who can RELATE. You’re looking for someone who has lived what your child is facing, and who MADE IT THROUGH. Someone who has a shared understanding of the struggles of being a teen, someone who can provide support and empathy, and someone who has already learned to manage and conquer what your adolescent is feeling.
ATTENTION PARENTS WHOSE CHILD IS STRUGGLING WITH DEPRESSION, ANXIETY, OR INTERPERSONAL ISSUES (AT SCHOOL OR AT HOME): You have a teenager who needs someone to talk to, but you aren’t sure who they will feel comfortable with. When your child shares their challenging experiences, you want someone who can RELATE. You’re looking for someone who has lived what your child is facing, and who MADE IT THROUGH. Someone who has a shared understanding of the struggles of being a teen, someone who can provide support and empathy, and someone who has already learned to manage and conquer what your adolescent is feeling.
(317) 483-8878 View (317) 483-8878
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Hannah Versino
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46226
I’m a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with over a decade of experience working alongside youth, families, and young adults to create meaningful changes in their lives. An Indiana native, I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. I have extensive experience providing evaluations and treatment to individuals and families with complex needs. My areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, emotion regulation, and family conflict. I’ve worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, college counseling, state hospitalization, and residential care.
I’m a Child and Adolescent Psychologist with over a decade of experience working alongside youth, families, and young adults to create meaningful changes in their lives. An Indiana native, I earned my doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. I have extensive experience providing evaluations and treatment to individuals and families with complex needs. My areas of expertise include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, emotion regulation, and family conflict. I’ve worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, college counseling, state hospitalization, and residential care.
(317) 324-8591 View (317) 324-8591
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Timothy G Salmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204
I have 20 years experience and extensive training in both adult and adolescent clinical therapy.
My ideal client would be someone who wants to change and strive for a strong, safe, and rewarding life. I love the diversity and individuality each person offers to the world. Just come in and be yourself. I provide a calm, peaceful, safe, and judgement free environment where you can relax and know that you are working toward your goals. You will be supported through your journey and learn the coping skills needed to navigate life. I will help you find and build on your strengths, transition to the next phase of your life, and develop the ability to cope with life on your own using proven therapeutic techniques.
I have 20 years experience and extensive training in both adult and adolescent clinical therapy.
My ideal client would be someone who wants to change and strive for a strong, safe, and rewarding life. I love the diversity and individuality each person offers to the world. Just come in and be yourself. I provide a calm, peaceful, safe, and judgement free environment where you can relax and know that you are working toward your goals. You will be supported through your journey and learn the coping skills needed to navigate life. I will help you find and build on your strengths, transition to the next phase of your life, and develop the ability to cope with life on your own using proven therapeutic techniques.
(317) 751-1656 View (317) 751-1656
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John P. Gallagher
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46237
My patients come to me with a wide range of concerns but most frequently with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or child or teen behavior problems.
I work best with folks who are seeking practical effective solutions to their personal, family or relationships problems and who would like to see results as quickly as possible. They are open to learning new ways of thinking about their problems and are receptive to new approaches. You can generally count on leaving your first session confident that I understand the problems you have presented and have clear formulations and concrete solutions to offer. Half of my cases are closed in under six sessions, most with good and lasting results.
My patients come to me with a wide range of concerns but most frequently with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or child or teen behavior problems.
I work best with folks who are seeking practical effective solutions to their personal, family or relationships problems and who would like to see results as quickly as possible. They are open to learning new ways of thinking about their problems and are receptive to new approaches. You can generally count on leaving your first session confident that I understand the problems you have presented and have clear formulations and concrete solutions to offer. Half of my cases are closed in under six sessions, most with good and lasting results.
(317) 593-9192 View (317) 593-9192
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Lana Bunner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Walking with people through life's difficulties and struggles is a privileged, honor, and part of my purpose in life. I commit my life to helping people find their way back to the right paths that they want to be on to live out their purpose. Hi! My name is Lana and I have been a LCSW since 2011. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in issues of adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, crisis, grief, child and adolescent behaviors, and sexual abuse.
Walking with people through life's difficulties and struggles is a privileged, honor, and part of my purpose in life. I commit my life to helping people find their way back to the right paths that they want to be on to live out their purpose. Hi! My name is Lana and I have been a LCSW since 2011. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I specialize in issues of adjustment, trauma, depression, anxiety, crisis, grief, child and adolescent behaviors, and sexual abuse.
(317) 676-7354 View (317) 676-7354
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Camecia Lawson
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Attention Young Adults! Are you struggling with parents who still want to treat you like you're a teenager? You've handled the pressure of school, work, and relationships, but don't seem to get credit from the people who claim to know you best. Adulting is hard! I've had the pleasure of supporting young adults and families for many years, but I'm still young enough to remember what that was like. If you're going through big life changes and looking for support from someone who's NOT your parent, reach out today. I love working with people of diverse backgrounds, values, and perspectives, so rest assured I want to hear your story.
Attention Young Adults! Are you struggling with parents who still want to treat you like you're a teenager? You've handled the pressure of school, work, and relationships, but don't seem to get credit from the people who claim to know you best. Adulting is hard! I've had the pleasure of supporting young adults and families for many years, but I'm still young enough to remember what that was like. If you're going through big life changes and looking for support from someone who's NOT your parent, reach out today. I love working with people of diverse backgrounds, values, and perspectives, so rest assured I want to hear your story.
(463) 466-5381 View (463) 466-5381
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Ross Robertson
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Ross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and behavior consultant specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has a clinical focus on trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, behavioral management, navigating psychosis, teen/adolescent issues, family systems, and relationship issues. Ross is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). He utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as somatic therapies for trauma and anxiety.
Ross is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and behavior consultant specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has a clinical focus on trauma/PTSD, mood disorders, behavioral management, navigating psychosis, teen/adolescent issues, family systems, and relationship issues. Ross is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). He utilizes EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), as well as somatic therapies for trauma and anxiety.
(463) 219-5227 View (463) 219-5227
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Megan Ruvolo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Trauma impacts us in ways we can’t imagine. It affects human development and rewires our brain. I remember seeing the impact trauma from childhood had for my adult clients. I remember seeing elementary school children and the impact trauma has on their ability to develop healthy relationships. Processing trauma isn’t something you need to do alone. I can still remember meeting with a teen girl and seeing her relief after processing her trauma and expressing how much better she felt. Working through trauma allows my clients to feel relief and feel a decrease in their daily triggers.
Trauma impacts us in ways we can’t imagine. It affects human development and rewires our brain. I remember seeing the impact trauma from childhood had for my adult clients. I remember seeing elementary school children and the impact trauma has on their ability to develop healthy relationships. Processing trauma isn’t something you need to do alone. I can still remember meeting with a teen girl and seeing her relief after processing her trauma and expressing how much better she felt. Working through trauma allows my clients to feel relief and feel a decrease in their daily triggers.
(317) 526-4508 View (317) 526-4508
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Jennie Renee Collado
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46236  (Online Only)
I specialize in treating and diagnosing mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger issues, ADHD and ODD, adolescent issues, trauma and PTSD and family conflict.
If you are struggling with depression and anxiety or any other mental health disorder and it is affecting your family, work and relationships, Healing Paths Family Counseling is the place for you.
I specialize in treating and diagnosing mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, anger issues, ADHD and ODD, adolescent issues, trauma and PTSD and family conflict.
If you are struggling with depression and anxiety or any other mental health disorder and it is affecting your family, work and relationships, Healing Paths Family Counseling is the place for you.
(317) 434-1120 View (317) 434-1120
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Nicole Burgess
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46229  (Online Only)
Are you ready to challenge those worries, doubts, and fears that are holding you back from social situations, keep you procrastinating and enjoying life? My clients are adolescent girls, women, and parents of anxious girls who, with my help, learn how to take back control from anxiety. I incorporate mindfulness and direct cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients who are out to create a life with more ease and calmness.
Are you ready to challenge those worries, doubts, and fears that are holding you back from social situations, keep you procrastinating and enjoying life? My clients are adolescent girls, women, and parents of anxious girls who, with my help, learn how to take back control from anxiety. I incorporate mindfulness and direct cognitive behavioral techniques to assist clients who are out to create a life with more ease and calmness.
(463) 300-5521 View (463) 300-5521
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Alexander Griffith Peacock Jr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Hey, I'm Alex Peacock—your growth and resilience partner! I defy the traditional therapist role, fostering a space as comfortable as your favorite hangout spot. If you're a teen or young adult navigating life's adventure, you're in the right place.
Hey, I'm Alex Peacock—your growth and resilience partner! I defy the traditional therapist role, fostering a space as comfortable as your favorite hangout spot. If you're a teen or young adult navigating life's adventure, you're in the right place.
(317) 666-9051 View (317) 666-9051
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Lydia Spencer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46201
I help adolescent and young adults, particularly those within in the LGBTQ+ community, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness/rejection, identity and trauma related symptoms. Throughout our time together, you will feel heard, supported and connected so that you can create a meaningful life.
I help adolescent and young adults, particularly those within in the LGBTQ+ community, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness/rejection, identity and trauma related symptoms. Throughout our time together, you will feel heard, supported and connected so that you can create a meaningful life.
(317) 671-8825 View (317) 671-8825
Photo of Adam Alvey, MA, LMHCA, Counselor
Adam Alvey
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Whether you're a teen, adult, concerned parent or partner I will treat you as the unique individual that you are.
Relationships are a tough, but necessary part of our existence; be it with your partner, family, friends, or even co-workers. By focusing on the ‘here and now’ you can strengthen those present relationships. It’s not that the past and future are irrelevant. The past is what has put you in the present and the present is what shapes your future. I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to focus on what has put you into the 'here and now' and how you can better the tomorrow.
Whether you're a teen, adult, concerned parent or partner I will treat you as the unique individual that you are.
Relationships are a tough, but necessary part of our existence; be it with your partner, family, friends, or even co-workers. By focusing on the ‘here and now’ you can strengthen those present relationships. It’s not that the past and future are irrelevant. The past is what has put you in the present and the present is what shapes your future. I offer a safe and supportive environment for you to focus on what has put you into the 'here and now' and how you can better the tomorrow.
(317) 349-5928 View (317) 349-5928
Photo of Abby Cole, PsyD, HSPP, Psychologist
Abby Cole
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I seek to create a space in which you or your teen can feel comfortable fully expressing yourself in order to deepen self-understanding, reduce problematic symptoms, and ultimately seek to find the root of your present difficulties.
At present, I work primarily with individuals aged 14 to 30. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I believe that intervening with young individuals can help provide them the tools to navigate the struggles of life long after their therapy has ended. I enjoy working with individuals who are looking to explore and gain a better understanding of themselves while navigating symptoms related to mental health struggles. I have a unique gift for connecting with individuals with various difficulties and those who identify as neurodivergent and providing them with a safe space in which to explore and grow.
I seek to create a space in which you or your teen can feel comfortable fully expressing yourself in order to deepen self-understanding, reduce problematic symptoms, and ultimately seek to find the root of your present difficulties.
At present, I work primarily with individuals aged 14 to 30. I have a passion for working with adolescents and young adults. I believe that intervening with young individuals can help provide them the tools to navigate the struggles of life long after their therapy has ended. I enjoy working with individuals who are looking to explore and gain a better understanding of themselves while navigating symptoms related to mental health struggles. I have a unique gift for connecting with individuals with various difficulties and those who identify as neurodivergent and providing them with a safe space in which to explore and grow.
(317) 723-7391 View (317) 723-7391
Photo of Stephanie Kaylor, LMHC, NCC, Counselor
Stephanie Kaylor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I specialize in child & adolescent counseling, defiant behaviors, academic skills and substance use issues.
I work with children, teens and young adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, family discord, academic issues, suicidal ideation, and more. I recognize that each person comes to counseling for their own unique reason and need. I aim to meet you where you're at and work through things with you every step of the way so you can reach the goal of becoming a healthier person both inside and out.
I specialize in child & adolescent counseling, defiant behaviors, academic skills and substance use issues.
I work with children, teens and young adults struggling with a variety of mental health issues. I have extensive experience working with anxiety, depression, substance use, self-esteem, family discord, academic issues, suicidal ideation, and more. I recognize that each person comes to counseling for their own unique reason and need. I aim to meet you where you're at and work through things with you every step of the way so you can reach the goal of becoming a healthier person both inside and out.
(317) 593-8485 View (317) 593-8485
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Sara Pendleton
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46227  (Online Only)
I bring a unique background as I lived abroad for eight years as a teenager.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, family of origin issues, grief and loss and concerns with motivation and confidence. I am well versed in working with young adults, individuals, couples and parents.
I bring a unique background as I lived abroad for eight years as a teenager.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Indiana with 15 years of professional work experience. I am experienced in working with clients experiencing stress and anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem, relationship conflicts, family of origin issues, grief and loss and concerns with motivation and confidence. I am well versed in working with young adults, individuals, couples and parents.
(317) 203-8187 View (317) 203-8187
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Crystal G Ridlon
Counselor, LMHC, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
I specialize in adolescent issues, adult issues, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and family therapy .
The path to healing is a spiritual, physical, and psychological process. Utilizing an integrative approach, my goal for every client is to help them discover healing through an intimate relationship with Christ. Together, I will walk with you as you discover areas in your life; in your thought processes and in your relationships, that require understanding, encouragement, and awareness in order to arrive at true healing.
I specialize in adolescent issues, adult issues, depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, and family therapy .
The path to healing is a spiritual, physical, and psychological process. Utilizing an integrative approach, my goal for every client is to help them discover healing through an intimate relationship with Christ. Together, I will walk with you as you discover areas in your life; in your thought processes and in your relationships, that require understanding, encouragement, and awareness in order to arrive at true healing.
(812) 505-8594 View (812) 505-8594
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Laura J. Welch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46205
If you are interested in moving forward from your old patterns or you have a teen who needs some help, please call or email.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship or career issues, I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy. I enjoy being a witness to your life and can be a sounding board. Adolescents tend to respond really well to me and they make up half of my caseload. I also work with adults struggling with anxiety, narcissistic abuse, depression and life transitions like career changes, relationship changes, and life purpose issues.
If you are interested in moving forward from your old patterns or you have a teen who needs some help, please call or email.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship or career issues, I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental approach to therapy. I enjoy being a witness to your life and can be a sounding board. Adolescents tend to respond really well to me and they make up half of my caseload. I also work with adults struggling with anxiety, narcissistic abuse, depression and life transitions like career changes, relationship changes, and life purpose issues.
(317) 300-5457 View (317) 300-5457
Photo of Heather Sosbe, LMHC, Counselor
Heather Sosbe
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46205
If you are interested in working alongside me or you have a teen who needs some help please reach out through a phone call or email.
My passion is for listening to, providing guidance with, and helping people express their stories as they desire. Whether you are seeking to create a balance in life, be heard, or build your identity I am here for you. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, and the stress of life, I offer a non-judgmental and person-centered approach to therapy. I will meet you where you are now. My toolbox includes cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy skills. I lean on positive psychology, expressive arts, and using your strengths. I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
If you are interested in working alongside me or you have a teen who needs some help please reach out through a phone call or email.
My passion is for listening to, providing guidance with, and helping people express their stories as they desire. Whether you are seeking to create a balance in life, be heard, or build your identity I am here for you. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, and the stress of life, I offer a non-judgmental and person-centered approach to therapy. I will meet you where you are now. My toolbox includes cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy skills. I lean on positive psychology, expressive arts, and using your strengths. I am LGBTQ+ affirming.
(317) 401-8731 View (317) 401-8731
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Marideth Ann Kates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Do you ever feel like your adolescent is struggling to find their sense of identity, direction, and purpose? Are they lacking skills to manage the stress and anxiety of life's challenges? Young people need a significant level of support to become fit in these areas. They need to gain flexibility in their thinking patterns, behaviors, habits, and how they relate to themselves and others. Additionally, young people need to gain a sharper focus to achieve success in every area of their lives.
Do you ever feel like your adolescent is struggling to find their sense of identity, direction, and purpose? Are they lacking skills to manage the stress and anxiety of life's challenges? Young people need a significant level of support to become fit in these areas. They need to gain flexibility in their thinking patterns, behaviors, habits, and how they relate to themselves and others. Additionally, young people need to gain a sharper focus to achieve success in every area of their lives.
(812) 575-3812 View (812) 575-3812

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Teen Therapists

What does therapy for teenagers look like?

When a therapist works with a teenager, the pair will talk about what the teen is struggling with and explore solutions, which may involve interpersonal skills, coping strategies, medication, or lifestyle changes related to sleep, diet, and exercise. Different therapists employ different modalities, but most involve a combination of conversation and skill building.

How long does therapy for teenagers generally take to work?

There’s variability in teenagers’ experiences and challenges; some may begin to improve from therapy within a few weeks while others may take several months or longer. Teens can discuss their progress with their therapist periodically to assess how they’re improving and any changes to the treatment plan that could potentially accelerate that progress.

How do you encourage a teenager to go to therapy?

It’s helpful to express your concern and love while framing therapy as an opportunity to explore a tool that could help improve their life; just like they practice baseball or dance, now they can practice their emotional skills. Give your teen control over the process where you can—maybe by weighing in on choice of therapist and signaling that therapy involves confidentiality, so a parent need not know all that is discussed in sessions.

How do you prepare teens for therapy?

You can prepare your teenager for therapy by describing what the process will look like and setting expectations for timeline, if requested. You can explain that the first session may begin with an assessment phase, that they can describe their experiences but that the therapist will ask questions too, and that it may take time to feel comfortable opening up. Ask how they’re feeling about the process and answer any questions calmly and supportively.