Child Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Photo of Ashlyn Eades, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Ashlyn Eades
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46202
I offer a therapeutic approach that is warm, non-judgmental, and engages the client. I provide short and long- term therapy to Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. I am a compassionate therapist who has treated clients with a range of clinical issues. My approach provides a safe way to deal with major life changes. I strive to create a positive and calm atmosphere of acceptance for you as we work to achieve your goals. I will offer you insight and provide you with thoughtful feedback. I want to be able to support my clients through any issues or situations they need.
I offer a therapeutic approach that is warm, non-judgmental, and engages the client. I provide short and long- term therapy to Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. I am a compassionate therapist who has treated clients with a range of clinical issues. My approach provides a safe way to deal with major life changes. I strive to create a positive and calm atmosphere of acceptance for you as we work to achieve your goals. I will offer you insight and provide you with thoughtful feedback. I want to be able to support my clients through any issues or situations they need.
(317) 961-3001 View (317) 961-3001
Photo of Beth Rice, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Beth Rice
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFTA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46208
I have a variety of life and professional experiences that include working with children and teens, adults, Elders (65+), couples and families, healthcare and EMS.
I believe in creating an open and non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to unpack and share their stories, find ways to cope with stresses, and navigate life’s challenges. I see individuals, couples, and families of all ages. My approach is a client-centered, creative, and collaborative process that incorporates elements of mind- body-spirit to promote full-person well-being. I work with my clients to develop a unique treatment plan to best fit their individual situations and needs.
I have a variety of life and professional experiences that include working with children and teens, adults, Elders (65+), couples and families, healthcare and EMS.
I believe in creating an open and non-judgmental space where clients can feel safe to unpack and share their stories, find ways to cope with stresses, and navigate life’s challenges. I see individuals, couples, and families of all ages. My approach is a client-centered, creative, and collaborative process that incorporates elements of mind- body-spirit to promote full-person well-being. I work with my clients to develop a unique treatment plan to best fit their individual situations and needs.
(765) 789-5881 x5167 View (765) 789-5881 x5167
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Duane W Moore
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Are you looking for help with child/parenting concerns, relationship issues, and/or unhealthy patterns, including addictions? You don’t have to face these things alone! My experience and skills are helping children, families, adults and couples to work toward building healthy connections and relationships. My background includes training and practice in child-centered play therapy, early childhood mental health development at Riley Hospital, as well as marriage and family therapy. In addition to my private practice, I have worked extensively with incarcerated youth and women.
Are you looking for help with child/parenting concerns, relationship issues, and/or unhealthy patterns, including addictions? You don’t have to face these things alone! My experience and skills are helping children, families, adults and couples to work toward building healthy connections and relationships. My background includes training and practice in child-centered play therapy, early childhood mental health development at Riley Hospital, as well as marriage and family therapy. In addition to my private practice, I have worked extensively with incarcerated youth and women.
(317) 659-8394 View (317) 659-8394
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Jessica Hood
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Difficulty managing your child's behaviors at home, school, or community? Is your child angry, irritable, or moody? Constant phone calls about their behavior? Don't know where to turn for help? If YES to any of these, we hope you will take a moment to consider working with us. We know the stress can leave you reeling and exhausted! Now, take a second to imagine being less worried and less stressed about your child...We would love to help make that vision a reality for you.
Difficulty managing your child's behaviors at home, school, or community? Is your child angry, irritable, or moody? Constant phone calls about their behavior? Don't know where to turn for help? If YES to any of these, we hope you will take a moment to consider working with us. We know the stress can leave you reeling and exhausted! Now, take a second to imagine being less worried and less stressed about your child...We would love to help make that vision a reality for you.
(317) 427-7592 View (317) 427-7592
Photo of Jason Keith Gantt, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Jason Keith Gantt
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I have experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment and marriage/relationship issues. I am well versed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Whether you are struggling with pressures of life or marriage issues my I believe that there is hope if all involved parties are willing to work on related issues and are engaged. I have the benefit of being both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an ordained minister, both in the state of Indiana. My caring and compassionate spirit helps me see each client in a similar and relational manner.
I have experience helping children, adolescents, and adults with issues including depression, anxiety, adjustment and marriage/relationship issues. I am well versed in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). Whether you are struggling with pressures of life or marriage issues my I believe that there is hope if all involved parties are willing to work on related issues and are engaged. I have the benefit of being both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an ordained minister, both in the state of Indiana. My caring and compassionate spirit helps me see each client in a similar and relational manner.
(317) 576-3149 View (317) 576-3149
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Kristie Watts
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46280
My passions are for parent/child relationships, adolescents, and healing from grief and loss.
I believe every person has a story to tell and that your story has significance. I also have a passion for helping clients create healthy, long-lasting relationships with others and oneself. I accomplish this by first listening to your story and then creating a tailored plan for you that will promote growth, healing, and lasting change. My desire is to see individuals, couples and families create new, healthy patterns of interacting and bring peaceful changes to your life.
My passions are for parent/child relationships, adolescents, and healing from grief and loss.
I believe every person has a story to tell and that your story has significance. I also have a passion for helping clients create healthy, long-lasting relationships with others and oneself. I accomplish this by first listening to your story and then creating a tailored plan for you that will promote growth, healing, and lasting change. My desire is to see individuals, couples and families create new, healthy patterns of interacting and bring peaceful changes to your life.
(317) 662-2193 View (317) 662-2193
Photo of Jenifer Gregory Langston, Psychologist in Indianapolis, IN
Jenifer Gregory Langston
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
*Only accepting new patients for psychological evaluations at this time* I strive to understand each child within the context of their family system and emphasize the importance of safe and nurturing attachments for a child's healthy development. I enjoy working with children who have experienced stressful life events or trauma, behavioral and emotional concerns, and anxiety disorders. https://news.uindy.edu/2019/03/21/university-of-indianapolis-study-points-to-positive-impact-of-father-child-play/
*Only accepting new patients for psychological evaluations at this time* I strive to understand each child within the context of their family system and emphasize the importance of safe and nurturing attachments for a child's healthy development. I enjoy working with children who have experienced stressful life events or trauma, behavioral and emotional concerns, and anxiety disorders. https://news.uindy.edu/2019/03/21/university-of-indianapolis-study-points-to-positive-impact-of-father-child-play/
(317) 790-2604 View (317) 790-2604
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Safe Haven Counseling LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46237
In my approach to child therapy, I bring a distinctive perspective rooted in the intersection of play therapy, child development, and early relational health. With a deep understanding of how children navigate their world through play and exploration, I integrate evidence-based techniques from play therapy into my practice.Moreover, my extensive study and expertise in child development allow me to tailor interventions that are both developmentally appropriate and effective.
In my approach to child therapy, I bring a distinctive perspective rooted in the intersection of play therapy, child development, and early relational health. With a deep understanding of how children navigate their world through play and exploration, I integrate evidence-based techniques from play therapy into my practice.Moreover, my extensive study and expertise in child development allow me to tailor interventions that are both developmentally appropriate and effective.
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Photo of Shelise Decal, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Shelise Decal
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220  (Online Only)
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
Humans have a biological need to feel safe and worthy of love. In a world that repeatedly invalidates sensitivity and vulnerability, it’s not surprising that many of us struggle to feel happy, attain goals and find fulfilling romantic relationships. Some of us turn to substances, while others over function. If we are parents, we may find that we accidently repeat hurtful dynamics with our own children. Suddenly, or not so suddenly, we find ourselves struggling with guilt, shame and hopelessness. I am here to provide a warm and non-judgmental space, so that we may explore the strength and resilience you already posess.
(317) 483-8181 View (317) 483-8181
Photo of Patshawna Nickeo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Indianapolis, IN
Patshawna Nickeo
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LSW, CCTP, DBT-C
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46203  (Online Only)
I am a trauma-focused, mindfulness utilizing master's level practitioner who finds satisfaction in sessions centered around what you need to learn to be your best and whole self. I also am able to work with young children in play therapy, which is a modality focused on communication via play and kinetic learning.
I am a trauma-focused, mindfulness utilizing master's level practitioner who finds satisfaction in sessions centered around what you need to learn to be your best and whole self. I also am able to work with young children in play therapy, which is a modality focused on communication via play and kinetic learning.
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Photo of Jennifer Pleasure, Psychologist in Indianapolis, IN
Jennifer Pleasure
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46202
I have extensive experience helping preschool-age children struggling with behavioral and developmental difficulties. My focus is to help parents find the best ways to help their children. I communicate with caregivers or teachers who have regular contact with my clients, collaborating to help clients adjust in multiple settings. I also provide group educational sessions for parents and teachers of preschool-age children. Please see the description of "groups" for more details.
I have extensive experience helping preschool-age children struggling with behavioral and developmental difficulties. My focus is to help parents find the best ways to help their children. I communicate with caregivers or teachers who have regular contact with my clients, collaborating to help clients adjust in multiple settings. I also provide group educational sessions for parents and teachers of preschool-age children. Please see the description of "groups" for more details.
(202) 684-2083 View (202) 684-2083
Photo of Alan C Archibald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Alan C Archibald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I have been helping adults, youth, children and families discover change for over 20 years.
I specialize in helping clients with complex needs for change-making. Even the common reasons that we seek therapy – depression, anxiety & strained relationships - can become overwhelming. Especially, when we add conditions like non-typical brain processing (ADHD), unique ways of thinking (Asperger’s/ Autism Spectrum) & surviving chronic trauma (e.g., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Dissociative Disorders). These challenges require educating ourselves about our condition, learning to believe in ourselves, developing self-soothing skills & retraining our brain structures that operate in survival mode.
I have been helping adults, youth, children and families discover change for over 20 years.
I specialize in helping clients with complex needs for change-making. Even the common reasons that we seek therapy – depression, anxiety & strained relationships - can become overwhelming. Especially, when we add conditions like non-typical brain processing (ADHD), unique ways of thinking (Asperger’s/ Autism Spectrum) & surviving chronic trauma (e.g., Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Dissociative Disorders). These challenges require educating ourselves about our condition, learning to believe in ourselves, developing self-soothing skills & retraining our brain structures that operate in survival mode.
(765) 221-3100 View (765) 221-3100
Photo of Laurie Freeman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Laurie Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I see adults, couples, children and adolescents.
My approach is to understand my client through a complete history of childhood and adult experiences so that we can together explore how the client perceives the world. Sometimes experiences can cause clients to be anxious, defensive or make poor choices. I hope to help clients see how these approaches may have been useful in other times in life but may be less useful now. Sometimes a new approach to thinking is helpful. Other times insight and being understood can promote change.This approach also works with both parties in a couple to help regain trust and form new ways of relating.
I see adults, couples, children and adolescents.
My approach is to understand my client through a complete history of childhood and adult experiences so that we can together explore how the client perceives the world. Sometimes experiences can cause clients to be anxious, defensive or make poor choices. I hope to help clients see how these approaches may have been useful in other times in life but may be less useful now. Sometimes a new approach to thinking is helpful. Other times insight and being understood can promote change.This approach also works with both parties in a couple to help regain trust and form new ways of relating.
(317) 793-3614 View (317) 793-3614
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Kyle Surace
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I have specialized in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, attachment issues, and within the family system.
While I am specifically interested in guiding children ages 3-11 who present with trauma, mood disorders, and/or disruptive externalizing behaviors towards a place of emotional regulation, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and adults older than the age of 65.
I have specialized in working with trauma, anxiety, depression, child behavioral problems, attachment issues, and within the family system.
While I am specifically interested in guiding children ages 3-11 who present with trauma, mood disorders, and/or disruptive externalizing behaviors towards a place of emotional regulation, I have worked with adolescents, adults, and adults older than the age of 65.
(765) 202-9707 View (765) 202-9707
Photo of Alexandra Epler, Psychologist in Indianapolis, IN
Alexandra Epler
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
In addition to therapy, I also provide psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.
Entering therapy is not always easy, but it's an important step towards change. I believe therapy should be a process where my clients and I work as a team to identify strengths and learn new skills to increase their ability to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems. I specialize in treating children and adolescents with mood and behavioral disorders. When working with children, I believe it's important to engage parents in the treatment and empower them be a coach and implement strategies discussed in therapy at home with their children.
In addition to therapy, I also provide psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.
Entering therapy is not always easy, but it's an important step towards change. I believe therapy should be a process where my clients and I work as a team to identify strengths and learn new skills to increase their ability to cope with stress, anxiety, depression, and behavioral problems. I specialize in treating children and adolescents with mood and behavioral disorders. When working with children, I believe it's important to engage parents in the treatment and empower them be a coach and implement strategies discussed in therapy at home with their children.
(317) 672-1137 View (317) 672-1137
Photo of Eri Rolland Art Therapist, Pre-Licensed Professional in Indianapolis, IN
Eri Rolland Art Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I'm experienced with children and adults with ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Hey there! I'm excited you’re here. Balancing work, relationships, and family can be extremely difficult...adulting is rough, am I right? Growing up in the Google era, I too understand the social media anxiety experience. How do you manage information overload and make meaningful connections in a rapidly changing world? If you’re feeling lost or anxious- let's talk! I am here to help individuals learn how to manage life’s challenges in a effective and positive way. Additionally, I offer animal therapy with the adorable ICAN therapy dog, Levi (see pic below), providing unique support in our healing work together.
I'm experienced with children and adults with ADHD, behavioral problems, trauma, depression, anxiety, and addiction.
Hey there! I'm excited you’re here. Balancing work, relationships, and family can be extremely difficult...adulting is rough, am I right? Growing up in the Google era, I too understand the social media anxiety experience. How do you manage information overload and make meaningful connections in a rapidly changing world? If you’re feeling lost or anxious- let's talk! I am here to help individuals learn how to manage life’s challenges in a effective and positive way. Additionally, I offer animal therapy with the adorable ICAN therapy dog, Levi (see pic below), providing unique support in our healing work together.
(317) 565-4914 View (317) 565-4914
Photo of Yameen Chestnut, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Yameen Chestnut
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46268
As a therapist, I bring a wealth of life experience as well as over 15 years of professional expertise with children in various settings, particularly those within the foster care system.
Consistent with several views expressed within the field of Positive Psychology, I believe in focusing on an individual's strengths and virtues to help individuals and families thrive. In addition to this approach, my collaborative, non-pathologizing style utilizes the inherent virtues of growth and change within individuals and families, allowing for a deeper understanding of each client's unique processes and functions, setting the stage for clients to develop self-agency and become the experts in their family system. Visit Amazon.com for my recent book on Relationships "The Games Boys Play".
As a therapist, I bring a wealth of life experience as well as over 15 years of professional expertise with children in various settings, particularly those within the foster care system.
Consistent with several views expressed within the field of Positive Psychology, I believe in focusing on an individual's strengths and virtues to help individuals and families thrive. In addition to this approach, my collaborative, non-pathologizing style utilizes the inherent virtues of growth and change within individuals and families, allowing for a deeper understanding of each client's unique processes and functions, setting the stage for clients to develop self-agency and become the experts in their family system. Visit Amazon.com for my recent book on Relationships "The Games Boys Play".
(317) 662-2893 View (317) 662-2893
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Kinsley Noelle Castro
Pre-Licensed Professional, Intern
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I put empathy at the forefront of my interactions to create a safe and fun place for children to explore their emotions.
I have a passion for working with preschool-age children through adolescents, and their families, to grow and develop the emotional skills needed to navigate life. I am a master's level intern with Marian University, where I am studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
I put empathy at the forefront of my interactions to create a safe and fun place for children to explore their emotions.
I have a passion for working with preschool-age children through adolescents, and their families, to grow and develop the emotional skills needed to navigate life. I am a master's level intern with Marian University, where I am studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
(463) 888-7021 View (463) 888-7021
Photo of Alexa Colletta, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Alexa Colletta
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes in life, situations beyond our control throw us off the path we expected to follow and we don't know where to turn next. It is often at these crossroads where we find the most meaning. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults who find themselves at this unique place. I am here for clients who have had negative experiences in life and are just not sure if they are ready to trust again. I am passionate about helping those with traumatic experiences, family conflict, identity struggles, rejection, or low self-esteem. Together we will explore your story and tap into your inner power and resilience.
Sometimes in life, situations beyond our control throw us off the path we expected to follow and we don't know where to turn next. It is often at these crossroads where we find the most meaning. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and young adults who find themselves at this unique place. I am here for clients who have had negative experiences in life and are just not sure if they are ready to trust again. I am passionate about helping those with traumatic experiences, family conflict, identity struggles, rejection, or low self-esteem. Together we will explore your story and tap into your inner power and resilience.
(317) 934-7029 View (317) 934-7029
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Indiana Neuropsychology Group (Dr. Garry Wright)
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46290
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist with extensive experience in providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed developmental and neuropsychological evaluations to children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns, including neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorder), acquired brain injuries, and emotional and behavioral challenges (e.g., mood and impulse control disorders).
I am a pediatric neuropsychologist with extensive experience in providing culturally sensitive and trauma informed developmental and neuropsychological evaluations to children and adolescents with a wide range of concerns, including neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorder), acquired brain injuries, and emotional and behavioral challenges (e.g., mood and impulse control disorders).
(317) 699-8738 View (317) 699-8738

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Child Therapists
Child psychologists in Indianapolis, 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 Indianapolis 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.