Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Lisa Elwood
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, ABPP
Verified
Verified
I work specifically with adult survivors of trauma and focus on trauma responses.
(317) 342-5730
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Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Martine Faist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I offer the TARA Approach (integrative energy medicine) to ease symptoms, aid trauma resolution, and empower you to experience greater resilience and balance while uncovering your essential self.
As an Art Therapist I can help you tap your creative energy, access your authentic self and create a road map for greater self-fulfillment. While working with people of all ages, I offer compassionate presence and skilled guidance. Life transitions are not always easy, so having another person "hold the light" while you find your way can be tremendously helpful. As your therapist I can help you identify your challenges, build upon strengths and practice new coping skills that create greater balance and well-being. Here at INTERPLAY Healing Arts I can help you find your flow!
(317) 474-6498
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Gloria L Hood
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am trained in the treatment of PTSD and childhood trauma .
At "Still...Within, Therapy" we know that life can be tough. Don't be afraid to ask for help. We can work together through life's challenges to create personal change and overcome obstacles. Problem-solving is much easier with support and feedback from a trusted, caring professional. My experience as a therapist is with children, youth, adults, individuals, couples and families. Your goals become our focus for finding solutions and success. We can make therapy work for you!
(317) 204-3748
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Indianapolis, IN 46260
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Katelyn Holsclaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am trained in trauma approaches, including utilizing rapid resolution therapy to help individuals quickly process traumatic events to mitigate the difficult symptoms of trauma .
I feel inspired to work with people from all walks of life and enjoy the experience of collaborating with people through their trauma and hardship. I have worked in both schools and in nursing homes and feel passionate about how people grow through their life span. It is always an act of bravery to address the things that aren’t working for you and pursue ways to move through difficult feelings.
(317) 676-9460
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Walk by Faith Counseling
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, CMHC, CSAYC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am Clinical Mental Health Counselor who specializes in relational dynamics, communication, theraplay, high needs/risk, sexually abusive experiences, and trauma .
Passion to help someone get from point A-B has been one of my biggest motivations to do what I do! I firmly believe that everyone needs help sometimes and I want to be that support for you! I am an African American, Christian Counselor and my goal is that you start your healing process. Healing varies from person to person, but what makes the difference is the peace that comes with it!  I have helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life and that have plagued them for years.  Let me help you learn and develop additional tools to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals.
(317) 943-6925
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Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Laila Sayyah
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Verified
While I have experience working with a wide range of client’s needs, my specialties include: trauma , perfectionism, grief, life stress, anxiety, neurodiverse populations, and working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
I provide safe, nonjudgmental therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I enjoy working with people who are mindful and self reflective but are looking for someone to help them explore new perspectives. My clients are unique individuals, ready to do the work to find their version of personal fulfillment / freedom. We will work to enhance self-awareness, process past experiences interfering with the present, gain tools needed to navigate challenges, and find a deeper sense of security/peace in life.
(317) 708-0171
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Indianapolis, IN 46216
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Waitlist for new clients
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K. Brynolf Lyon
Counselor, PhD, CGP, NCC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Diplomate and Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Trauma Counseling with the American Mental Health Counseling Association.
I serve clients who struggle with long term emotional distress or who have crisis issues in their lives. Clients motivated to understand the conscious and unconscious forces and meanings that shape their experience and their relationships are specially suited to the work I do. I work from the perspective of intersubjective psychoanalytic theory and object relations theory. I am an Accredited Practitioner in Mentalization Based Psychotherapy with Personality Disorders through the British Psychoanalytic Council.
(317) 300-5220
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Indianapolis, IN 46240
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Alyssa Broshar
Counselor, MAT, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have specific knowledge and experience working with individuals, couples, and families struggling with behavior and stress management, developmental disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and trauma -related disorders.
I believe it is important to meet the client where they currently are to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I strive to provide a warm and nurturing environment. I believe it is important to provide evidence-based approaches while providing appropriate psychoeducation so clients understand why they are learning these tools. You deserve to feel accepted with where you are right now. I believe in setting small, realistic goals to build self-confidence and help you feel more in control.
(317) 315-5335
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Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Lacey J Rentschler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
EMDR is one of only two treatment modalities approved by the World Health Organization for individuals with trauma and PTSD .
The decision to begin counseling can be intimidating, exhilarating; and, ultimately, a life changer. Counseling at Sunstone Health & Wellness is done in a very relaxed, conversational way to make you feel as comfortable as possible. Most of the time, we know the solutions to our own problems. But there are those rare occasions when we all need a little extra support, education, and resources to help us continue on the path to living the best life possible. Counseling can be a powerful tool to create change and take action in the life you've always wanted to live.
(317) 215-5779
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Indianapolis, IN 46250
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Not accepting new clients
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Brae Marvin Salmond
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I saw my first therapist when my father died when I was 10 years old. I did not know what was going on. That part was such a blur, because I did not know how to explain how I was feeling. As I started to develop my identity, I noticed people would come to me because I was laid back and chill. As my studies continued, learning about the different populations, I knew I wanted to work with I went with the populations that dealt with trauma , anxiety, depression and the LGTBQ+ community.
(317) 483-8041
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Indianapolis, IN 46240
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Courtney Harmatys
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Feeling stuck or heavy? Perhaps you are experiencing a lot changes in your life, processing a traumatic event, or feeling unsure how to navigate feeling more like "you" again. These can contribute to you feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or isolated. We all want to feel validated, supported, & understood. Therapeutic relationships provide the gift of space- to help you feel more connected, mindful, & hopeful. I specialize in teens, young adults, & adults navigating anxiety, life transitions, depression, & trauma .
(317) 795-1975
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Indianapolis, IN 46216
Not accepting new clients
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Firefly Children and Family Alliance
Counselor, LMHC, LCSW, LMFT
Verified
Verified
We offer skilled, licensed therapists who have experience working with individuals, children, and families who have faced trauma , abuse, neglect, substance use, foster care, and adoption. We use a range of evidence-based modalities, ranging from individual counseling to group services, to help individuals heal and families find happiness together.
(317) 662-2521
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Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Natalie Meengs, LMHC
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
For the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and Empath, the world can be an overwhelming place. These individuals are “super sensing” - their central nervous systems process sensory and energetic information more deeply than the average person. Years of taking in this level of input without awareness and compassion can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, patterns of codependency, and unresolved trauma . Your heightened capacity to absorb information does not have to hinder your personal growth & well-being. I specialize in partnering with HSP’s & Empaths as they process traumatic experiences and create positive change in their lives.
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Indianapolis, IN 46205
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Not accepting new clients
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Whitney Marocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Not currently able to accept new clients and wait list is closed. My passion is helping adults (age 18 and over) heal from trauma and connect to themselves holistically. You are the expert of your experience and my job is to help guide you compassionately. I have a deep reverence and admiration for my clients’ ability to heal through processing stress, trauma , shame, and conflict. I believe that people experience the most growth in a nonjudgmental environment where you can fully connect to yourself and gain an understanding of all your needs. Maybe you need a space to be curious, creative, or express yourself?
(317) 922-0068
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
Not accepting new clients
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Timothy G Salmons
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked with those who are experiencing trauma , anxiety, substance use, chronic medical conditions, and various mood disorders.
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
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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Indy Counseling Professionals
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Thank you for considering Indy Counseling Professionals for your counseling needs! We specialize in EMDR, ERP and Neurofeedback. Experiencing symptoms from Anxiety, PTSD , OCD, ADHD or Depression? We have over 12 therapists that can help you.
(317) 653-4188
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Indianapolis, IN 46226
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Not accepting new clients
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Katy Shapiro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have specialized trauma training and am fascinated by how the brain works and the brain/body connection.
Sometimes life can be hard AND you CAN STILL find contentment and even joy despite life's pain. Whether your suffering comes from old injuries or current life challenges, you CAN experience healing. It takes courage to do the self-exploration needed to clean out the wounds, and this is essential to keeping the wounds from causing more suffering. Our internal pain often impacts our relationships with loved ones, our ability to bring our best to our work or hobbies, or to just live a satisfying life. Therapy is a path to recovery from emotional wounds and to guide you on the journey of self-healing.
(317) 204-8410
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Indianapolis, IN 46260
Not accepting new clients
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Kim E Davenport
Counselor, MA, LCAC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Circle City specializes in working with addictions and trauma .
Life is full of traumatic events and we all have been traumatized to a certain degree. We are the only ones who can define it and we are all impacted differently by it. For many of us, our trauma negatively impacts our beliefs about ourselves and our worth. Having a negative core belief system often leads to substance abuse and other maladaptive behavior as a means to numb our pain and drown our shame. I have spent years working with individuals who struggle with substance use and addiction and have come to learn that the majority of them have suffered from trauma . You do not have to continue to suffer. I am here to help.
(463) 217-5902
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Indianapolis, IN 46220
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Jennifer Lindsey Caruana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have had success treating a variety of clinical concerns, including addiction issues, mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, marital complications, self-harm, trauma and many others.
As a therapist, my ideal client would be someone that is willing; willing to attend sessions regularly, willing to try new things, willing to engage and willing to explore their concerns. With that being said, I believe I am tasked with creating an environment that is safe for my clients to be able to show up and feel they can become vulnerable with me. Otherwise, I encourage my clients to come as they are with whatever concerns they have and we will work together to improve on their goals.
(463) 220-4268
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Indianapolis, IN 46217
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Patty L Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I often teach from programs I’ve developed: Every Tear Counts© to work through unresolved historical and intergenerational trauma ; A Journey to Birthright© to understand/increase self-esteem &; Crossing the Border© for recognizing and setting personal boundaries.
As a life coach, I have a passion for working with individuals and families. My passion is for those desiring change from the pattern of thinking that negatively impacts self-esteem, trust, personal, professional, and career aspirations. If you desire a happier, healthier more productive life, I believe there’s no problem that God can’t help us to unravel, identify and heal. I incorporate several approaches including: Strength-Based Theory. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones.
(317) 657-5285
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Indianapolis, IN 46219
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists

When should I seek treatment for trauma?

Not everyone who undergoes trauma needs therapy to heal, but many do. If, after experiencing a traumatic event, you find yourself struggling with symptoms such as nightmares, dissociation, irritability, or emotional numbness—especially if these symptoms last more than a month and are severe enough to interfere with your daily functioning—you may benefit from seeking out therapy with a trauma-informed provider.

How long does trauma therapy take?

Different types of therapy for trauma unfold on different timelines. Prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy, for example, each take about three months, while trauma-informed CBT may last anywhere from 8 to 25 sessions. Other approaches, especially those that are less structured or that incorporate elements from multiple modalities, may be more open-ended, though many patients report feeling better within the first few months of treatment.

What happens if trauma is left untreated?

Unaddressed trauma can have serious—even devastating—effects on relationships, career, and day-to-day functioning. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can lead people to distrust or lash out at others, making it difficult to maintain intimate relationships; it can also trigger symptoms such as flashbacks or hyperreactivity that can interfere with a person’s ability to function effectively, personally and/or professionally. Some sufferers turn to drugs to find relief. Symptoms may lessen on their own with time, but there is no guarantee that PTSD will resolve on its own.

Can PTSD come back after treatment?

It is possible for PTSD symptoms to recur months or years after successful treatment. This is because, like most mental health disorders, it is not possible to “cure” PTSD, and stressful life events may cause symptoms to recur in even the most resilient individuals. There is no shame in re-experiencing PTSD symptoms nor in returning to therapy when such relapses occur; indeed, many forms of trauma therapy explicitly encourage periodic “maintenance sessions” to reinforce coping skills and ensure that symptoms stay manageable.