Family Therapy in Indianapolis, IN

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Dr. Robin Kohli
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
In therapy, I primarily use Trauma-focused CBT, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family systems therapy.
As a psychologist, I thrive on challenges. I specialize in comprehensive and court-ordered psychological assessments for juveniles and adults. I have many years of experience testifying in court. My forensic referrals come from judges, private attorneys, public defenders, and State and Federal Public Defenders across Indiana and include competency or insanity assessments, juvenile waiver, sex offender risk assessments, child hearsay, and post-conviction relief. Additionally, after many years working in residential treatment, I have developed expertise with children/adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances.
In therapy, I primarily use Trauma-focused CBT, CBT, psychodynamic therapy, play therapy, and family systems therapy.
As a psychologist, I thrive on challenges. I specialize in comprehensive and court-ordered psychological assessments for juveniles and adults. I have many years of experience testifying in court. My forensic referrals come from judges, private attorneys, public defenders, and State and Federal Public Defenders across Indiana and include competency or insanity assessments, juvenile waiver, sex offender risk assessments, child hearsay, and post-conviction relief. Additionally, after many years working in residential treatment, I have developed expertise with children/adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral disturbances.
(317) 662-2609 View (317) 662-2609
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Erin Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46222
I enjoy working with clients to help them improve their relationship issues, feeling disconnected, family dynamic issues, changing behaviors, loneliness, hopelessness, emotional pain and traumas. I use a holistic approach looking at the whole person: mind, body and soul. I feel it is an honor to be involved in helping clients improve their spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing.
I enjoy working with clients to help them improve their relationship issues, feeling disconnected, family dynamic issues, changing behaviors, loneliness, hopelessness, emotional pain and traumas. I use a holistic approach looking at the whole person: mind, body and soul. I feel it is an honor to be involved in helping clients improve their spiritual, emotional and mental wellbeing.
(317) 279-6527 View (317) 279-6527
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Bradford McClarnon
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, EdS, LMFT, LMHC, MAC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
As a counselor and consultant for over 20 years, I have had the privilege to work with a variety of clients in diverse settings. My licenses and certifications also reflect a diverse background and experience as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Family and Marriage Therapist (LMFT), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master Career Counselor (NCCC, MCC) and Employee Assistance Consultant (CEAP). The primary focus of my experience has been in family, marriage, career and substance abuse counseling. In general, I use an eclectic approach to counseling but tend to emphasize cognitive-behavioral and solution focus.
As a counselor and consultant for over 20 years, I have had the privilege to work with a variety of clients in diverse settings. My licenses and certifications also reflect a diverse background and experience as a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC), Family and Marriage Therapist (LMFT), Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Master Career Counselor (NCCC, MCC) and Employee Assistance Consultant (CEAP). The primary focus of my experience has been in family, marriage, career and substance abuse counseling. In general, I use an eclectic approach to counseling but tend to emphasize cognitive-behavioral and solution focus.
(317) 891-5842 View (317) 891-5842
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Kimberly O'Connell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MT-BC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I currently offer individual, couples, and family therapy and use my experiential spirit to help you access and work through anger, hurt, or sadness.
If anxiety gets in the way of you living your day to day life, especially within the context of your relationships, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I hope to help you feel more balanced in your identity as together we build a solid foundation of love, care, and kindness for yourself that can help positively impact the relationships that are most important to you. I enjoy working with people in all walks of life, but find many folks who walk through my door want to improve anxiety or depression symptoms as they are getting in the way of them living their fullest lives with their partner or family.
I currently offer individual, couples, and family therapy and use my experiential spirit to help you access and work through anger, hurt, or sadness.
If anxiety gets in the way of you living your day to day life, especially within the context of your relationships, I am here to tell you that you are not alone. I hope to help you feel more balanced in your identity as together we build a solid foundation of love, care, and kindness for yourself that can help positively impact the relationships that are most important to you. I enjoy working with people in all walks of life, but find many folks who walk through my door want to improve anxiety or depression symptoms as they are getting in the way of them living their fullest lives with their partner or family.
(317) 961-8429 View (317) 961-8429
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Indy OCD
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46226
We provide adults and children (10+) lasting relief from OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, panic, and phobias. We build strong therapeutic relationships with kindness and humor, and include and educate family members when needed to support clients at home.
We provide adults and children (10+) lasting relief from OCD, PTSD, social anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, panic, and phobias. We build strong therapeutic relationships with kindness and humor, and include and educate family members when needed to support clients at home.
(463) 243-6494 View (463) 243-6494
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Daniel James Caruana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46217
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns or communication issues, I would like to help you. Often life becomes overwhelming and it can be difficult to manage how we feel as well as sharing this with others. This is valid and understood to be very difficult to navigate. With therapy, you can learn new ways to tackle these issues in different ways and become stronger for it. This can be a transformative experience to help guide you back to the person you want to be.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, family concerns or communication issues, I would like to help you. Often life becomes overwhelming and it can be difficult to manage how we feel as well as sharing this with others. This is valid and understood to be very difficult to navigate. With therapy, you can learn new ways to tackle these issues in different ways and become stronger for it. This can be a transformative experience to help guide you back to the person you want to be.
(317) 793-2413 View (317) 793-2413
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Hannah Versino
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46226
Seeking help for yourself or your family can be daunting.
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.
Seeking help for yourself or your family can be daunting.
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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Stacy Crouch
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46226
I have experience providing group, individual and family interventions in a variety of settings.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have a passion for working with individuals wherever they may be in their own personal journey. I have spent much of my professional career working with children, adolescents and young adults as a therapist and an educator. I understand the challenges and rewards as they relate to school, family, social stressors and life transitions. I also work closely with families as they navigate these areas as a parent, guardian or sibling.
I have experience providing group, individual and family interventions in a variety of settings.
As a licensed clinical social worker, I have a passion for working with individuals wherever they may be in their own personal journey. I have spent much of my professional career working with children, adolescents and young adults as a therapist and an educator. I understand the challenges and rewards as they relate to school, family, social stressors and life transitions. I also work closely with families as they navigate these areas as a parent, guardian or sibling.
(317) 751-1317 View (317) 751-1317
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Felicia C Bates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46234  (Online Only)
I am licensed in Indiana, Maine, and New Jersey with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, & confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion. I will tailor our dialog & treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage & I am proud of you for getting started!
I am licensed in Indiana, Maine, and New Jersey with 23 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & motivation, self-esteem, & confidence. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, & compassion. I will tailor our dialog & treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage & I am proud of you for getting started!
(317) 932-7183 View (317) 932-7183
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Amy Ikerd
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46226
I've worked with adolescents, young adults and adults in individual, family and group settings.
NOTE: At this time, I am only offering EMDR Intensives or EMDR for a recent traumatic event. Through my experience working in mental health and addiction treatment, I've adopted a style of therapy that is both direct AND empowering and supportive. My experience allows for me to be flexible in my treatment approach, ensuring that I am providing counseling services that are individualized to meet your needs. My therapy strengths are in treating addictive disorders, PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and working with first responders.
I've worked with adolescents, young adults and adults in individual, family and group settings.
NOTE: At this time, I am only offering EMDR Intensives or EMDR for a recent traumatic event. Through my experience working in mental health and addiction treatment, I've adopted a style of therapy that is both direct AND empowering and supportive. My experience allows for me to be flexible in my treatment approach, ensuring that I am providing counseling services that are individualized to meet your needs. My therapy strengths are in treating addictive disorders, PTSD/complex trauma, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, and working with first responders.
(317) 943-8817 View (317) 943-8817
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COPE Psychology & Marriage Counseling
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220  (Online Only)
I was formally trained in Marriage & Family Therapy during my doctoral internship; and I've worked in multiple clinical settings related to past or recent trauma.
I treat both individuals and couples in Central Indiana, to include having extensive evaluation and counseling background in trauma recovery/PTSD; and in areas to include depression, anxiety, and bipolar; also providing marriage counseling in areas of both relationship growth and healing. My work is grounded in 30 years of applied practice as a psychologist and 37 years of marriage, and goals for counseling include those which provide benefits across individual, relationship, and work functioning.
I was formally trained in Marriage & Family Therapy during my doctoral internship; and I've worked in multiple clinical settings related to past or recent trauma.
I treat both individuals and couples in Central Indiana, to include having extensive evaluation and counseling background in trauma recovery/PTSD; and in areas to include depression, anxiety, and bipolar; also providing marriage counseling in areas of both relationship growth and healing. My work is grounded in 30 years of applied practice as a psychologist and 37 years of marriage, and goals for counseling include those which provide benefits across individual, relationship, and work functioning.
(317) 790-2253 View (317) 790-2253
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Monumental Behavioral Health, Inc
Psychologist, HSPP C
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Monumental Behavioral Health provides dedicated services designed to reshaping lives, rebuilding families and restoring communities one individual, couple and family at a time.
Our practice is devoted to honoring diversity, inclusion, and equity as we strive to provide excellent care with integrity and compassion for everyone. We believe that emotional well-being is essential for living into your preferred reality. We will help you expand awareness and increase a healthy sense of self. Our counselors are dedicated to helping you, your family and our community, heal. We are trained to help you experience the best version of yourself and to achieve your life goals.
Monumental Behavioral Health provides dedicated services designed to reshaping lives, rebuilding families and restoring communities one individual, couple and family at a time.
Our practice is devoted to honoring diversity, inclusion, and equity as we strive to provide excellent care with integrity and compassion for everyone. We believe that emotional well-being is essential for living into your preferred reality. We will help you expand awareness and increase a healthy sense of self. Our counselors are dedicated to helping you, your family and our community, heal. We are trained to help you experience the best version of yourself and to achieve your life goals.
(317) 483-8238 View (317) 483-8238
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Tyrell Alexander Hicks
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
As an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist my passion for fostering resilient relationships within diverse communities is deeply rooted in both my personal experiences and my commitment to cultural competence in the field of mental health. My journey toward becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist has been shaped by a genuine desire to contribute to the well-being of families.
As an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist my passion for fostering resilient relationships within diverse communities is deeply rooted in both my personal experiences and my commitment to cultural competence in the field of mental health. My journey toward becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist has been shaped by a genuine desire to contribute to the well-being of families.
(317) 207-6234 View (317) 207-6234
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Elizabeth (Beth) J Askren
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I help people who are suffering, lost in emotional distress & pain. Clients work with me to heal from emotional, sexual, & physical trauma, loss, or a dysfunctional family of origin. I guide & support clients on a journey of insight, as they face emotional pain that refuses to be ignored. I see clients come out the other side with greater self-worth, grounded by confidence in themselves, discovering new opportunities while creating a fulfilling life in which they can thrive. Good therapy starts with genuine compassion and acceptance. These are core values of my practice & my life.
I help people who are suffering, lost in emotional distress & pain. Clients work with me to heal from emotional, sexual, & physical trauma, loss, or a dysfunctional family of origin. I guide & support clients on a journey of insight, as they face emotional pain that refuses to be ignored. I see clients come out the other side with greater self-worth, grounded by confidence in themselves, discovering new opportunities while creating a fulfilling life in which they can thrive. Good therapy starts with genuine compassion and acceptance. These are core values of my practice & my life.
(317) 649-8804 View (317) 649-8804
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Michael Lotz
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I am guided by an interpersonal and emotion-focused approach to therapy. I strive to create a safe, genuine, and authentic client and therapist relationship, which I believe to be essential to fostering a trusting environment that is necessary for healing and long-term change. I have a particular passion for helping individuals learn ways to manage their trauma-related symptoms, make sense of unresolved family-of-origin concerns, process difficult emotions surrounding grief and loss, improve relationships, and find meaning in important life transitions.
I am guided by an interpersonal and emotion-focused approach to therapy. I strive to create a safe, genuine, and authentic client and therapist relationship, which I believe to be essential to fostering a trusting environment that is necessary for healing and long-term change. I have a particular passion for helping individuals learn ways to manage their trauma-related symptoms, make sense of unresolved family-of-origin concerns, process difficult emotions surrounding grief and loss, improve relationships, and find meaning in important life transitions.
(463) 217-0655 View (463) 217-0655
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Luv Taylor Counseling & Life Coaching Svcs LLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46254
We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives or even a recent diagnosis. I specialize in assisting those who suffer from depression, anxiety and addiction. Your symptoms may be triggered by job loss, relational problems, trauma, divorce or even loss of a love one. Your symptoms may effect your relationships with your family, friends, classmates or co-workers.
We all experience emotional ups and downs from time to time caused by events in our lives or even a recent diagnosis. I specialize in assisting those who suffer from depression, anxiety and addiction. Your symptoms may be triggered by job loss, relational problems, trauma, divorce or even loss of a love one. Your symptoms may effect your relationships with your family, friends, classmates or co-workers.
(317) 943-6913 View (317) 943-6913
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Doug Colgrove
Counselor, MS, LSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Our staff of counselors, who specialize in trauma and attachment issues, delight in helping you deal with relationship issues in your family, anxiety and depression, parent/child issues and many other mental health issues. While we are known as a Christian counseling center, we work with you where you are in your life and assist you in dealing with the issues you bring to the therapeutic relationship. Treatment processes range from traditional talk therapy to Attachment Based Relationship Therapy.
Our staff of counselors, who specialize in trauma and attachment issues, delight in helping you deal with relationship issues in your family, anxiety and depression, parent/child issues and many other mental health issues. While we are known as a Christian counseling center, we work with you where you are in your life and assist you in dealing with the issues you bring to the therapeutic relationship. Treatment processes range from traditional talk therapy to Attachment Based Relationship Therapy.
(317) 662-2136 View (317) 662-2136
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Marni Crabtree-Davison
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Family therapy and couple’s relational options are also available.
Having someone listen who can reflect your thoughts and feelings and help your perspective be heard is the start of our therapeutic relationship. I am here to assist in your understanding as you seek solutions and balance in managing challenges, big or small, affecting daily life functions. My areas of interest include children, young adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, faith/spiritual concerns, career transitions, and family relations. My life experiences in education, career counseling, and the arts enrich and support helping families and children seeking mental wellness. I provide in person and telehealth services.
Family therapy and couple’s relational options are also available.
Having someone listen who can reflect your thoughts and feelings and help your perspective be heard is the start of our therapeutic relationship. I am here to assist in your understanding as you seek solutions and balance in managing challenges, big or small, affecting daily life functions. My areas of interest include children, young adults, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, faith/spiritual concerns, career transitions, and family relations. My life experiences in education, career counseling, and the arts enrich and support helping families and children seeking mental wellness. I provide in person and telehealth services.
(317) 548-2586 View (317) 548-2586
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David J Burkhard
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LCSW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46227
I offer brief and long term individual, couple, and family counseling from a psychodynamic perspective. My goal is to provide a "safe space" where people can talk about the many complicated facets of their lives. This process leads to greater awareness, new insights, and new behavior - all of which lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
I offer brief and long term individual, couple, and family counseling from a psychodynamic perspective. My goal is to provide a "safe space" where people can talk about the many complicated facets of their lives. This process leads to greater awareness, new insights, and new behavior - all of which lead to a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
(317) 207-2766 View (317) 207-2766
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Don Childers
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, CCMHC, RTC, MA
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260  (Online Only)
I have 41 years experience counseling people with relationship issues; couples with family and marital problems; parents needing help with teens; straight and gay/lesbian couples wanting a healthier relationship. Relationship problems trigger issues like low self esteem,depression, and anxiety. I believe that most unhappiness stems from one or more problem relationships. My ideal client is tired of others trying to control or change them through behaviors like criticism, nagging, threatening, blaming, and complaining. And, my ideal client is one who wants to stop using these same behaviors that are harmful to their relationships.
I have 41 years experience counseling people with relationship issues; couples with family and marital problems; parents needing help with teens; straight and gay/lesbian couples wanting a healthier relationship. Relationship problems trigger issues like low self esteem,depression, and anxiety. I believe that most unhappiness stems from one or more problem relationships. My ideal client is tired of others trying to control or change them through behaviors like criticism, nagging, threatening, blaming, and complaining. And, my ideal client is one who wants to stop using these same behaviors that are harmful to their relationships.
(317) 207-2949 View (317) 207-2949

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Family Therapy

What do family therapists do?

A family therapist facilitates the process of understanding and improving how a family functions. The therapist will help family members develop empathy for one another. They’ll seek to understand existing patterns, misunderstandings, and conflicts that arise, in order to help the family arrive at a realistic, unified understanding and develop the coping skills they need to build stronger relationships.

How long does therapy for families take to work?

Therapy manifests differently in every family; a common time frame is 12 weekly sessions, but some families may see improvement after just a few weeks. Families should discuss their goals with the therapist at the beginning of the process and periodically revisit those goals to assess their progress together.

How can you encourage a family member to attend family therapy?

You can encourage family members to attend therapy by expressing with both love and concern the challenges you see and explaining how a therapist could help the family navigate those challenges together. An outside perspective can help everyone feel heard, get on the same page, and develop new skills. If family members are still hesitant, it may be helpful to emphasize that family therapy is short-term—it won’t last forever.

Is therapy for families effective?

Family therapy can significantly improve family dynamics and relationships. Research suggests that family therapy can help individuals understand their role in the family, communicate and solve problems together, reduce conflict and draw boundaries when necessary, and develop coping skills for stressors, major life changes, and mental or physical illnesses within the family.