Parenting Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Hillary Blake
Psychologist, PsyD , HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
I am also trained in SPACE, a parent based intervention for OCD and anxiety disorders.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for individuals with a wide range of emotional and physical conditions. In psychotherapy I utilize evidence based interventions and have extensive training in biofeedback, SPACE, DBT, CBT, and parent training. I was previously an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at Riley Hospital. I continue to remain involved at Riley as a Visiting Professor at the IU School of Medicine. I have been featured in regional and national news as a mental health expert.
I am also trained in SPACE, a parent based intervention for OCD and anxiety disorders.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides assessment and treatment for individuals with a wide range of emotional and physical conditions. In psychotherapy I utilize evidence based interventions and have extensive training in biofeedback, SPACE, DBT, CBT, and parent training. I was previously an Assistant Professor in Clinical Psychology at Riley Hospital. I continue to remain involved at Riley as a Visiting Professor at the IU School of Medicine. I have been featured in regional and national news as a mental health expert.
(317) 854-4694 View (317) 854-4694
Photo of Dara Schulbaum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Dara Schulbaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46205
This will allow us to love and parent from a calm and centered place and to raise children who thrive.
I am passionate about reducing suffering. My expertise is in helping women and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, feeling stressed/overwhelmed or "not good enough". I help women on their paths to parenting whether they are dealing with infertility, experiencing challenges in pregnancy/perinatal/postpartum, or needing support in parenting their children or balancing the demands of their lives. I have 13 years of clinical experience and 10 of those years have been spent treating children/teens with depression and anxiety (and often self-harming behaviors) in an intensive outpatient setting. I understand the stresses of teens and connect well with them.
This will allow us to love and parent from a calm and centered place and to raise children who thrive.
I am passionate about reducing suffering. My expertise is in helping women and teens struggling with depression, anxiety, feeling stressed/overwhelmed or "not good enough". I help women on their paths to parenting whether they are dealing with infertility, experiencing challenges in pregnancy/perinatal/postpartum, or needing support in parenting their children or balancing the demands of their lives. I have 13 years of clinical experience and 10 of those years have been spent treating children/teens with depression and anxiety (and often self-harming behaviors) in an intensive outpatient setting. I understand the stresses of teens and connect well with them.
(317) 548-5720 View (317) 548-5720
Photo of Laurie Freeman, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Laurie Freeman
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46260
In addition I am also a parent and a caretaker to elderly parents so I have a wide range of life experience from which to draw.
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.
In addition I am also a parent and a caretaker to elderly parents so I have a wide range of life experience from which to draw.
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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Brittany Holder (Bella)
MA, ABA, RBC, RTT, ClHyp
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Struggling with deep-rooted issues such as trauma, generational patterns, or the unique challenges of parenting children with mental and intellectual disabilities? Since 2015, I've been empowering parents to navigate these complexities, fostering confidence and breaking generational cycles. My holistic approach addresses mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation, providing tailored strategies for behavior change and managing the nuances of raising children with disabilities. I guide you to become a confident, purposeful parent, ready to embrace healthier, more empowering dynamics.
Struggling with deep-rooted issues such as trauma, generational patterns, or the unique challenges of parenting children with mental and intellectual disabilities? Since 2015, I've been empowering parents to navigate these complexities, fostering confidence and breaking generational cycles. My holistic approach addresses mental, emotional, and spiritual transformation, providing tailored strategies for behavior change and managing the nuances of raising children with disabilities. I guide you to become a confident, purposeful parent, ready to embrace healthier, more empowering dynamics.
(463) 724-2775 View (463) 724-2775
Photo of Emmaleigh Badeaux, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Emmaleigh Badeaux
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I enjoy working with children, teens, and families who are motivated to make changes to improve their lives. We could all use more joy in our lives, and I am passionate about setting people up for success. For parents, I pride myself on being able to empower them with the skills to parent children who present unique challenges. For children and teens, I provide a safe place where they can share their experiences and increase their skill sets.
I enjoy working with children, teens, and families who are motivated to make changes to improve their lives. We could all use more joy in our lives, and I am passionate about setting people up for success. For parents, I pride myself on being able to empower them with the skills to parent children who present unique challenges. For children and teens, I provide a safe place where they can share their experiences and increase their skill sets.
(317) 245-8914 View (317) 245-8914
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Alexa Hart
Counselor, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, OCD, high achievers, burnout, perfectionism, grief, parenting, and coping with chronic illnesses.
Feeling stuck and having trouble engaging with what really matters to you? Your brain has done an excellent job keeping you safe, but some strategies developed as a reaction to stressors may no longer meet your needs. Issues like family of origin discord, medical illnesses, neurodiversity, and stressful work environments can all add up to impact our relationship with ourselves and others. I especially love working with high achievers who have issues with perfectionism, burnout, dissociation, attachment, and procrastination.
I specialize in anxiety, ADHD, OCD, high achievers, burnout, perfectionism, grief, parenting, and coping with chronic illnesses.
Feeling stuck and having trouble engaging with what really matters to you? Your brain has done an excellent job keeping you safe, but some strategies developed as a reaction to stressors may no longer meet your needs. Issues like family of origin discord, medical illnesses, neurodiversity, and stressful work environments can all add up to impact our relationship with ourselves and others. I especially love working with high achievers who have issues with perfectionism, burnout, dissociation, attachment, and procrastination.
(317) 597-8618 View (317) 597-8618
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Kate M Lopshire
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Do you feel as though no one understands you? Do you struggle with sleep problems and anxiety? Are you tired of feeling sad and depressed? My approach is to meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with you to develop skills one needs to successfully navigate through life’s challenges, difficult relationships, parenting issues, grief and loss, as well as the emotional processing of trauma, anxiety and depression. I take the time to understand your concerns and issues without judgment. I provide a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment online and in person.
Do you feel as though no one understands you? Do you struggle with sleep problems and anxiety? Are you tired of feeling sad and depressed? My approach is to meet my clients where they are and work collaboratively with you to develop skills one needs to successfully navigate through life’s challenges, difficult relationships, parenting issues, grief and loss, as well as the emotional processing of trauma, anxiety and depression. I take the time to understand your concerns and issues without judgment. I provide a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment online and in person.
(317) 483-8906 View (317) 483-8906
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Joshua Terhune
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I specialize in childhood trauma, ADHD, and parenting.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or struggling just to get through the day, but then nothing ever gets better? With over a decade of experience in addressing childhood trauma, ADHD, and relationship issues, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for kids, teens, parents, and adults to develop the tools you need to navigate life's obstacles.
I specialize in childhood trauma, ADHD, and parenting.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck, or struggling just to get through the day, but then nothing ever gets better? With over a decade of experience in addressing childhood trauma, ADHD, and relationship issues, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for kids, teens, parents, and adults to develop the tools you need to navigate life's obstacles.
(463) 241-6384 View (463) 241-6384
Photo of Cortnie Anderson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Cortnie Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204
My clinical expertise in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, foster care/ adoption, and parenting issues.
Life is a journey best told by the author. My story has been authored under the title therapist, wife, mom, daughter, volunteer, and even a Girl Scout leader. All those titles have given me life experiences that have helped craft a pretty amazing story. My goal as your therapist is to help you through your journey so far. Are you happy with how it is going? Have there been twists or turns that you wish you avoided? I can help you discover where you have been, how you got here, and we can work together to create goals to direct your journey where you want it to go.
My clinical expertise in helping clients with stress, anxiety, depression, trauma/abuse, foster care/ adoption, and parenting issues.
Life is a journey best told by the author. My story has been authored under the title therapist, wife, mom, daughter, volunteer, and even a Girl Scout leader. All those titles have given me life experiences that have helped craft a pretty amazing story. My goal as your therapist is to help you through your journey so far. Are you happy with how it is going? Have there been twists or turns that you wish you avoided? I can help you discover where you have been, how you got here, and we can work together to create goals to direct your journey where you want it to go.
(812) 432-2767 View (812) 432-2767
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Rachel Ackerman
Counselor, LMHC-A, LPC, ATR-BC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46250
My approach as a board certified art therapist is to use creative and sensory exploration to navigate deeper feelings when words are difficult to articulate. Art therapy is ageless; any age can benefit with no artistic skill required! Some challenges I help children process through include: anxiety, trauma, ADHD, school related issues, and divorce. I also offer the option of traditional talk therapy to work through parenting, pregnancy, anxiety, depression, and life changes. Parents talk through discipline, bonding, anger, and building trust with their kids. Tele-therapy is also available for Indiana and Illinois residents.
My approach as a board certified art therapist is to use creative and sensory exploration to navigate deeper feelings when words are difficult to articulate. Art therapy is ageless; any age can benefit with no artistic skill required! Some challenges I help children process through include: anxiety, trauma, ADHD, school related issues, and divorce. I also offer the option of traditional talk therapy to work through parenting, pregnancy, anxiety, depression, and life changes. Parents talk through discipline, bonding, anger, and building trust with their kids. Tele-therapy is also available for Indiana and Illinois residents.
(317) 559-8193 View (317) 559-8193
Photo of Eileen Call, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
Eileen Call
Counselor, ATR, LMHC, MAAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46222
You might be a parent really wishing that there was a handbook on how to do this best. Or maybe you're a teenage girl really struggling with sustaining healthy friendships. Possibly, you are graduating from college and feeling utterly lost. No matter where you fall in that spectrum, or outside of it. I believe that you can create growth in your life. I am here to walk with you on that path. I won't lead you; you will make those choices yourself. But I will be a guide.
You might be a parent really wishing that there was a handbook on how to do this best. Or maybe you're a teenage girl really struggling with sustaining healthy friendships. Possibly, you are graduating from college and feeling utterly lost. No matter where you fall in that spectrum, or outside of it. I believe that you can create growth in your life. I am here to walk with you on that path. I won't lead you; you will make those choices yourself. But I will be a guide.
(833) 255-1909 View (833) 255-1909
Photo of Wendy Kihiu, Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Wendy Kihiu
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46239
As the parent of a struggling tween, teen, or young adult do you sometimes wonder what you can do to help them feel better? I have a passion for working with pre-teens, teens, young adults, and their families struggling with a wide variety of issues. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, and relationships.
As the parent of a struggling tween, teen, or young adult do you sometimes wonder what you can do to help them feel better? I have a passion for working with pre-teens, teens, young adults, and their families struggling with a wide variety of issues. My areas of expertise are anxiety, depression, self-esteem, identity issues, and relationships.
(463) 223-2990 View (463) 223-2990
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Dr. Lindsay Hamilton
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46202  (Online Only)
Are you a working parent trying to balance it all? An anxious teenager juggling school and a social life? Has something traumatic happened to you, and you're struggling to cope? I'm here to help!
Are you a working parent trying to balance it all? An anxious teenager juggling school and a social life? Has something traumatic happened to you, and you're struggling to cope? I'm here to help!
(313) 385-5957 View (313) 385-5957
Photo of Roniqua Zimmermann, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Roniqua Zimmermann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46201  (Online Only)
We help families thrive by providing child-centered, personalized online therapy, and parent support.
Is your child experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties? Does your child struggle with anxiety, sadness or anger? You may find yourself often wondering if you're providing the "best" for your child or family in order to help them succeed. You don't have to figure it out on your own. We can help. At Child Therapy Lab, we specialize in only treating children, so you can feel confident in knowing your child’s therapist is experienced and specifically trained in child therapy interventions that will help your child and family thrive!
We help families thrive by providing child-centered, personalized online therapy, and parent support.
Is your child experiencing behavioral or emotional difficulties? Does your child struggle with anxiety, sadness or anger? You may find yourself often wondering if you're providing the "best" for your child or family in order to help them succeed. You don't have to figure it out on your own. We can help. At Child Therapy Lab, we specialize in only treating children, so you can feel confident in knowing your child’s therapist is experienced and specifically trained in child therapy interventions that will help your child and family thrive!
(512) 955-5133 View (512) 955-5133
Photo of Suzanne Shonkwiler, Pre-Licensed Professional in Indianapolis, IN
Suzanne Shonkwiler
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
I also counsel individuals & couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, attachment and relationship issues, anger management, parenting, and grief.
I look to create strong relationships with my clients in a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment. I hope to provide support and strategies for any challenges that you may be facing and work with you to facilitate growth, healing, and change. My professional and personal background is in music and working with children and adults with special needs, which has given me strong skills in differentiating care for each client regardless of their age or need.
I also counsel individuals & couples experiencing a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, attachment and relationship issues, anger management, parenting, and grief.
I look to create strong relationships with my clients in a safe, compassionate, and nonjudgmental environment. I hope to provide support and strategies for any challenges that you may be facing and work with you to facilitate growth, healing, and change. My professional and personal background is in music and working with children and adults with special needs, which has given me strong skills in differentiating care for each client regardless of their age or need.
(463) 208-0350 View (463) 208-0350
Photo of Duane W Moore, Counselor in Indianapolis, IN
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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Annette Kreider
Counselor, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
In 1993, I received my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. I graduated in 1997 with my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis. I have provided both inpatient and outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, youth residential treatment facilities, group homes, and private practice. My areas of specialization include family issues, parenting/co-parenting, divorce/custody, reunification, relationships and anxiety.
In 1993, I received my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. I graduated in 1997 with my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis. I have provided both inpatient and outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings including hospitals, community mental health centers, youth residential treatment facilities, group homes, and private practice. My areas of specialization include family issues, parenting/co-parenting, divorce/custody, reunification, relationships and anxiety.
(317) 649-8627 View (317) 649-8627
Photo of Erin Cullen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Erin Cullen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204
I have extensive experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting challenges and relationship issues.
My focus is designed to help individuals, couples and families realize their strengths and potential. Working individually, as a couple, or a family, my clients can, with minimal assistance, effectively address and resolve issues that hinder their well-being. My understanding nature, paired with my strong desire to see people thrive, allows my clients to grow in a safe environment conducive to the achievement of optimum life potential. What sets my practice apart from others, is that I offer my services in an office setting, as well as in the privacy and comfort of your home.
I have extensive experience working with people who suffer from depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, parenting challenges and relationship issues.
My focus is designed to help individuals, couples and families realize their strengths and potential. Working individually, as a couple, or a family, my clients can, with minimal assistance, effectively address and resolve issues that hinder their well-being. My understanding nature, paired with my strong desire to see people thrive, allows my clients to grow in a safe environment conducive to the achievement of optimum life potential. What sets my practice apart from others, is that I offer my services in an office setting, as well as in the privacy and comfort of your home.
(317) 854-4758 View (317) 854-4758
Photo of Lindsey Goergen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Indianapolis, IN
Lindsey Goergen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMHCA, NCC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46220
Hi, I'm Lindsey! Is there someone in your life (spouse/significant other, parent, sibling, friend, co-worker, neighbor) whose behavior has you questioning your own reality & sanity? Do you live, or have lived, with someone who is addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, porn, food, video games, shopping etc? Or someone whom you suspect may have a personality disorder? Do you find yourself walking on eggshells around them? Are you having trouble recalling a time when life seemed "normal"? Do your friends & family mean well but don't understand how best to help and support you?
Hi, I'm Lindsey! Is there someone in your life (spouse/significant other, parent, sibling, friend, co-worker, neighbor) whose behavior has you questioning your own reality & sanity? Do you live, or have lived, with someone who is addicted to alcohol, drugs, sex, porn, food, video games, shopping etc? Or someone whom you suspect may have a personality disorder? Do you find yourself walking on eggshells around them? Are you having trouble recalling a time when life seemed "normal"? Do your friends & family mean well but don't understand how best to help and support you?
(317) 961-8249 x317331 View (317) 961-8249 x317331
Photo of Camecia Lawson, Pre-Licensed Professional in Indianapolis, IN
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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Parenting Therapists

What does therapy for parenting look like?

Therapists may work with parents individually, together, or include the whole family to find solutions for the problems a parent faces. Many parent-based therapies work on a parent’s relationship with their children, problem-solving within the family, and analysis of family dynamics. Therapy conducted remotely by video may be helpful in allowing a therapist to observe how families interact in their own homes.

When should a parent seek therapy?

When behavioral problems begin to disrupt the healthy functioning of a family, it may be a good time to look into therapy. If parents find that children are acting out in school, have started using drugs or alcohol, have developed eating disorders, or other similar red flags, a therapist may be able to help.

How long does therapy take for parenting problems?

Depending on the severity of a family’s challenges and the type of treatment utilized, therapy for parenting can last from weeks to months. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a pragmatic therapy type that can be brief, most often ranging from between 5 and 20 sessions. Structural family therapy, which inspects family dynamics, often takes several months. Parent-child interaction therapy is typically shorter-term, lasting between 10 and 20 sessions. For any therapy, the duration will depend on the progress made and results realized.

Can therapy help parents dealing with burnout or stress?

Parenting is difficult. Parents may dismiss or conceal feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, or escape ideation—imagining withdrawing from their parental obligations altogether. but left unattended, these feelings can have negative effects on the whole family. A therapist can help parents work on the skills they might need to better cope with the burdens of parenting and help them be the best parents they can be.