Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Courtney Brinkers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I specialize in trauma-focused therapeutic interventions supported by National Institute for Trauma-Informed Care.
I truly believe we all have the strength and power within ourselves to heal from trauma and heartache. Channeling that strength can feel impossible with the complexities of everyday life. It is my duty and passion to assist you in building up supports and resources to help you on your journey to recovery and healthy living. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you conquer mental health issues, addictions, emotional disturbances, sexual health issues, relationship strife, grief and loss, and trauma (past and present).
I specialize in trauma-focused therapeutic interventions supported by National Institute for Trauma-Informed Care.
I truly believe we all have the strength and power within ourselves to heal from trauma and heartache. Channeling that strength can feel impossible with the complexities of everyday life. It is my duty and passion to assist you in building up supports and resources to help you on your journey to recovery and healthy living. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic techniques to help you conquer mental health issues, addictions, emotional disturbances, sexual health issues, relationship strife, grief and loss, and trauma (past and present).
(317) 597-6325 View (317) 597-6325
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Savanah Stiles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
My name is Savanah Stiles, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years’ experience in providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents, children, adults, and families. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Sand Tray Therapy, Triple P Parenting Model, Active Parenting, and The Matrix Model.
My name is Savanah Stiles, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 11 years’ experience in providing individual, group, and family therapy to adolescents, children, adults, and families. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Sand Tray Therapy, Triple P Parenting Model, Active Parenting, and The Matrix Model.
(317) 743-7817 View (317) 743-7817
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Benjamin M James
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46237
I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, parenting, men's sexual integrity issues, and more. I have particular interest in working with Christian families and ministry families. I am currently receiving training in and utilizing EMDR, and very excited about its utility and effectiveness for a wide variety of issues with my clients!
I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, parenting, men's sexual integrity issues, and more. I have particular interest in working with Christian families and ministry families. I am currently receiving training in and utilizing EMDR, and very excited about its utility and effectiveness for a wide variety of issues with my clients!
(317) 483-8006 View (317) 483-8006
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Lizzie Frost
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256
Sometimes life is confusing, more stressful than we think we can handle, or seemingly hopeless. No one should have to navigate their struggles alone, and I'm so glad you've landed here, looking at this page. Whether you're considering counseling to address depression, anxiety, or trauma, or you're seeking guidance amid stress in relationships or work, or it's something in between - I would love to join you on your healing journey.
Sometimes life is confusing, more stressful than we think we can handle, or seemingly hopeless. No one should have to navigate their struggles alone, and I'm so glad you've landed here, looking at this page. Whether you're considering counseling to address depression, anxiety, or trauma, or you're seeking guidance amid stress in relationships or work, or it's something in between - I would love to join you on your healing journey.
(317) 666-6572 View (317) 666-6572
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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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Mary Braden
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Mary! Are you struggling to find balance, set boundaries, and overcome past trauma?
Hi there, my name is Mary! Are you struggling to find balance, set boundaries, and overcome past trauma?
(317) 576-2796 View (317) 576-2796
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Joanna Will
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Waitlist for new clients
I have 10+ years of experience treating depression, trauma, anxiety, BPD, and psychosis.
My goal as your therapist is to help you deeply know yourself and build meaningful connections with others. Many people come to therapy because they feel afraid to show the world their true selves, feel intense pressure to succeed, or have internalized messages that they are unloveable or unworthy. Many struggle with an inner critic and "irrational" fears. You might also use defensiveness, fear of intimacy, and shutting down to protect yourself from others when you feel unsafe. Instead of fighting internal battles and living in cycles of avoidance, I help you approach yourself and your patterns with curiosity and compassion.
I have 10+ years of experience treating depression, trauma, anxiety, BPD, and psychosis.
My goal as your therapist is to help you deeply know yourself and build meaningful connections with others. Many people come to therapy because they feel afraid to show the world their true selves, feel intense pressure to succeed, or have internalized messages that they are unloveable or unworthy. Many struggle with an inner critic and "irrational" fears. You might also use defensiveness, fear of intimacy, and shutting down to protect yourself from others when you feel unsafe. Instead of fighting internal battles and living in cycles of avoidance, I help you approach yourself and your patterns with curiosity and compassion.
(317) 593-2694 View (317) 593-2694
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Mary Suzanne Janke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
My name is Suzanne Janke, LCSW, and I'm an EMDR certified trauma therapist with over 20 years of experience in behavioral health.
Whether you've experienced a traumatic medical event personally, as a caregiver, or as a healthcare provider, the impact can deeply affect your emotional well-being. Feelings like sadness, fear, guilt, and grief may dominate your daily life, accompanied by intrusive thoughts and recurring nightmares that replay again and again. As a result, you may find yourself withdrawing, losing interest in activities you once loved, struggling with focus at work, or feeling increasingly irritable. Or perhaps you don't necessarily feel that you've experienced "trauma" but you're exhausted, and need to find your way back to really living again.
My name is Suzanne Janke, LCSW, and I'm an EMDR certified trauma therapist with over 20 years of experience in behavioral health.
Whether you've experienced a traumatic medical event personally, as a caregiver, or as a healthcare provider, the impact can deeply affect your emotional well-being. Feelings like sadness, fear, guilt, and grief may dominate your daily life, accompanied by intrusive thoughts and recurring nightmares that replay again and again. As a result, you may find yourself withdrawing, losing interest in activities you once loved, struggling with focus at work, or feeling increasingly irritable. Or perhaps you don't necessarily feel that you've experienced "trauma" but you're exhausted, and need to find your way back to really living again.
(317) 793-3613 View (317) 793-3613
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Life Stages Counseling LLC
Counselor, MS , LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
I have specialized training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy techniques to help, especially if you have a history of complex trauma.
Life may seem overwhelming, as if you are alone and no one understands you. Maybe you have an issue with someone, but the thought of conflict makes you shut down and avoid the situation. Perhaps you are anxious or consumed with worry or afraid of disappointing others. I have worked with many patients who struggle to stay connected in relationships or effectively communicate with others. You could struggle with anger issues and use anger to defend and protect yourself from being hurt.
I have specialized training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychotherapy techniques to help, especially if you have a history of complex trauma.
Life may seem overwhelming, as if you are alone and no one understands you. Maybe you have an issue with someone, but the thought of conflict makes you shut down and avoid the situation. Perhaps you are anxious or consumed with worry or afraid of disappointing others. I have worked with many patients who struggle to stay connected in relationships or effectively communicate with others. You could struggle with anger issues and use anger to defend and protect yourself from being hurt.
(317) 751-2709 View (317) 751-2709
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Melodie Martini
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
I am looking for a client who is motivated to make changes, may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or may even have some trauma that needs to be addressed. The ideal client would be ready to take the needed steps to make progress.
I am looking for a client who is motivated to make changes, may be struggling with depression or anxiety, or may even have some trauma that needs to be addressed. The ideal client would be ready to take the needed steps to make progress.
(463) 220-3689 View (463) 220-3689
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Heather Kaufman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46220
I work with individuals who are dealing with identity issues, life transitions, health issues, trauma, recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, grief, depression, and anxiety.
Have you found yourself struggling to break unhealthy patterns? Are you hoping for change that lasts? I am a psychoanalytically informed therapist and I believe that life is a journey toward wholeness. Therapy is best understood as a way to move forward with the help of a competent therapist who can partner alongside you. I hope to help you reclaim what has been lost and discover what has yet to be found to promote wellness, wholeness, and healing.
I work with individuals who are dealing with identity issues, life transitions, health issues, trauma, recovery from alcohol and substance abuse, grief, depression, and anxiety.
Have you found yourself struggling to break unhealthy patterns? Are you hoping for change that lasts? I am a psychoanalytically informed therapist and I believe that life is a journey toward wholeness. Therapy is best understood as a way to move forward with the help of a competent therapist who can partner alongside you. I hope to help you reclaim what has been lost and discover what has yet to be found to promote wellness, wholeness, and healing.
(463) 251-7784 View (463) 251-7784
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Momentum Couples and Family Therapy, LLC.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Furthermore, have extensive experience in helping with childhood trauma (sexual, emotional, physical abuse, emotional disturbances).
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
Furthermore, have extensive experience in helping with childhood trauma (sexual, emotional, physical abuse, emotional disturbances).
As a Bilingual (Spanish) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in Indiana, I am passionate about helping clients move towards a greater emotional well-being. I provide a warm environment where clients are able to feel safe to express themselves and tell their story. I have worked with individuals for 10 years and have helped many clients realize that life is all about growth and change, which isn't always easy or comfortable. I have extensive experience helping clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, phase of life transitions, stress (finances, work or home life), grief and loss, family conflict, ADD, etc..
(317) 342-5753 View (317) 342-5753
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Jason King
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240  (Online Only)
My vision is that clients find genuine help, healing, and hope right where they are at, finding peace as they navigate daily life. I have worked with ages 0-55 throughout my career struggling with diverse issues. My best work is helping people that are "stuck" due to current life stressors, a traumatic event, or ongoing secondary trauma often experienced by healthcare workers, social service workers, educators, or kinship/foster/adoptive parents. I also have a passion for family members of individuals struggling with chronic health issues including substance use.
My vision is that clients find genuine help, healing, and hope right where they are at, finding peace as they navigate daily life. I have worked with ages 0-55 throughout my career struggling with diverse issues. My best work is helping people that are "stuck" due to current life stressors, a traumatic event, or ongoing secondary trauma often experienced by healthcare workers, social service workers, educators, or kinship/foster/adoptive parents. I also have a passion for family members of individuals struggling with chronic health issues including substance use.
(463) 270-4721 View (463) 270-4721
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Lindsay Wiggs
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46226  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I love seeing the way that healing from trauma allows my clients to flourish.
It is my passion to provide an open and non-judgemental space to talk about those topics that are often “taboo.” I pride myself on ensuring safe and competent care to all clients that may cross my path. I identify as sex positive, trans-affirming, and kink informed. I enjoy providing individual therapy for folks of all walks of life, but I truly love working with partnerships and couples of all forms. I am polyam/non-monogamy aware, competent, and experienced. I have received training in Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman approach and actively work to adapt it to fit with queer and non-traditional coupleship models.
I love seeing the way that healing from trauma allows my clients to flourish.
It is my passion to provide an open and non-judgemental space to talk about those topics that are often “taboo.” I pride myself on ensuring safe and competent care to all clients that may cross my path. I identify as sex positive, trans-affirming, and kink informed. I enjoy providing individual therapy for folks of all walks of life, but I truly love working with partnerships and couples of all forms. I am polyam/non-monogamy aware, competent, and experienced. I have received training in Levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman approach and actively work to adapt it to fit with queer and non-traditional coupleship models.
(317) 768-0770 View (317) 768-0770
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Sherida Newmister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46256  (Online Only)
I'm Sherida Newmister, LCSW and with my 26 year career in mental health therapy, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients achieve their goals and improve their emotional well being. My intervention approach is strength-based and tailored to each individual's unique needs, ultimately enhancing their overall mental health. I am dedicated to helping my clients heal from their trauma wounds, empowering them to pursue the life they've always envisioned and thrive! My college educational journey began with a focus on playing college volleyball, but injury cut that short.
I'm Sherida Newmister, LCSW and with my 26 year career in mental health therapy, I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients achieve their goals and improve their emotional well being. My intervention approach is strength-based and tailored to each individual's unique needs, ultimately enhancing their overall mental health. I am dedicated to helping my clients heal from their trauma wounds, empowering them to pursue the life they've always envisioned and thrive! My college educational journey began with a focus on playing college volleyball, but injury cut that short.
(463) 294-3588 View (463) 294-3588
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Hannah Anspaugh
DNP, FNP-BC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46250
In an era where perinatal health reaches unprecedented lows and hormonal imbalances and infertility rates soar, I am here to provide dedicated care. I focus on all aspects of women's health by aiding females from teens to middle aged adults with hormonal imbalances, PCOS, irregular cycles, nutritional deficiencies, anxiety, birth trauma, postpartum depression, and more. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I take a holistic approach to address my clients' physical, mental, and emotional health to ultimately achieve whole body wellness.
In an era where perinatal health reaches unprecedented lows and hormonal imbalances and infertility rates soar, I am here to provide dedicated care. I focus on all aspects of women's health by aiding females from teens to middle aged adults with hormonal imbalances, PCOS, irregular cycles, nutritional deficiencies, anxiety, birth trauma, postpartum depression, and more. As a Family Nurse Practitioner, I take a holistic approach to address my clients' physical, mental, and emotional health to ultimately achieve whole body wellness.
(463) 583-1903 View (463) 583-1903
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Dr. Robbi Crain
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Indianapolis, IN 46227
Waitlist for new clients
Navigating daily life when impacted by the effects of trauma can be difficult. What may feel like a minor situation or annoyance to others may trigger extreme reactions that are difficult to understand. Trauma reactions may arise at unexpected times, create unintended negative consequences, and leave you feeling confused, embarrassed, angry, and depressed. Working through the impacts of trauma can be overwhelming and intimidating. Finding a clinical psychologist with specialization in working with trauma is critical. For over 15 years, I have worked specifically with trauma related disorders.
Navigating daily life when impacted by the effects of trauma can be difficult. What may feel like a minor situation or annoyance to others may trigger extreme reactions that are difficult to understand. Trauma reactions may arise at unexpected times, create unintended negative consequences, and leave you feeling confused, embarrassed, angry, and depressed. Working through the impacts of trauma can be overwhelming and intimidating. Finding a clinical psychologist with specialization in working with trauma is critical. For over 15 years, I have worked specifically with trauma related disorders.
(317) 342-8150 View (317) 342-8150
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Teri Wilder
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46240
A client who desires to accept partnership and engage in being open to change is the most ideal client. I prefer to work with adults and older adolescents struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I have a vast amount of experience working in the field of trauma. Due to my experience working in community mental health, I also work well with those with intense mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient experiences, resulting in my flexibility to help stabilize in a crisis and to work with individuals at any level.
A client who desires to accept partnership and engage in being open to change is the most ideal client. I prefer to work with adults and older adolescents struggling with addictions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and trauma. I have a vast amount of experience working in the field of trauma. Due to my experience working in community mental health, I also work well with those with intense mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. I have worked both inpatient and outpatient experiences, resulting in my flexibility to help stabilize in a crisis and to work with individuals at any level.
(317) 593-9515 View (317) 593-9515
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Dr. Carla Morgan
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46204  (Online Only)
Welcome! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I'm glad you're here. I am a licensed psychologist located in the state of Indiana and have operated in private practice since 2002. I work via telehealth, using secure, HIPPA compliant video conferencing, with adults who are navigating a wide variety of mental heath concerns and specialize in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic stress. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as a Certified Clinical Telemental Health provider.
Welcome! It takes a lot of courage to ask for help. I'm glad you're here. I am a licensed psychologist located in the state of Indiana and have operated in private practice since 2002. I work via telehealth, using secure, HIPPA compliant video conferencing, with adults who are navigating a wide variety of mental heath concerns and specialize in working with individuals who have experienced traumatic stress. I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional as well as a Certified Clinical Telemental Health provider.
(317) 650-0851 View (317) 650-0851
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Shayla Humbles Irby
Counselor
Verified Verified
Indianapolis, IN 46227  (Online Only)
Shayla is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults. She has experience in trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Shayla has been trained in motivational interviewing techniques and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment addressing multiple types of trauma.
Shayla is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience. She enjoys working with adolescents and adults. She has experience in trauma, self-esteem, depression, anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. Shayla has been trained in motivational interviewing techniques and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment addressing multiple types of trauma.
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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.