I am a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor and have worked in the field of addiction treatment for over twenty years. I offer specialized services designed to assist you in not only getting sober and healthy, but in developing and maintaining a sober and healthy lifestyle.
I also am Certified as a Supervisor by the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence to provide Batterers Intervention Programming. You can learn more about all of my services at my website.
As a practicing school psychologist, I offer psychological testing, psychoeducational assessments, advocacy, and coaching services. I place a special focus on conducting assessments for children and adults regarding the following: early childhood services, ADHD/Executive Functioning, behavioral concerns, school-based and vocational disability services (IEP, 504 Plans, Higher Ed Disability Evaluations, SSI/SSDI evaluations), and testing accommodations (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT).
Medicaid accepted. Hoosier Healthwise, Healthy Indiana Plan, and Hoosier Care Connect. For over 14 years, Innovative Interventions has provided home-based counseling throughout the Indianapolis Metropolitan area - to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Our focus is on individualized, professional, compassionate care for your mental health and peace of mind. Both Individual Psychotherapy and Family Therapy are offered. Master's level counselors, utilizing evidence-based treatment, are supervised regularly by a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
Are you feeling stressed-out, overwhelmed, frazzled, irritable, and anxious? Is it getting harder to get out of bed each day? Are you facing some life challenges that seem to be just too too much? Are you feeling like you're at a dead end, procrastinating, no motivation, and moving through life is like moving through molasses? Are you down on yourself and feel empty inside? Has there been grief/trauma/different forms of abuse in your life?
As a therapist, I collaborate with you to find positive answers to a problem. In doing so, therapy can bring inner peace, self-understanding and hope. Many people who come to counseling want someone to listen and give objective feedback . Therapy is a way to get that feedback so that issues are resolved in a timely manner.
Feeling stuck or heavy? Perhaps you are feeling the weight of losses and changes in your life, processing a traumatic event, or feeling unsure how to navigate feeling more like "you" again. These can contribute to 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 pre-teens, teens, and adults navigating anxiety, life transitions, depression, and trauma.
As an experienced therapist working with clients who are coping with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, I have worked extensively with adults of all ages. Caring, empathetic & dynamic, I work diligently with each of my clients to help them achieve a better quality of life. Developing a strong working relationship with my clients is a priority, thus my clients do well in therapy. A key component of therapy is to listen to you, the client, and to offer a safe and welcoming place for clients to be heard.
I work with adults and the elderly who are not satisfied with what is happening in their lives and want to take a look at making some positive changes that will help them feel more calm, productive and healthy. Through the use of Cognitive behavioral interventions clients will learn how to take negative thoughts and emotions and turn them to more positive, healthy thoughts and emotions so that behaviors and outcomes become more positive and healthy. Common issues issues my clients are dealing with surround anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse and general unhappiness with emotional regulation.
I work to help clients find their answers as they gain self-advocacy skills, affirm boundaries, and increase resiliency. I work with teens, children, and women in a private practice setting assuring both a confidential and supportive atmosphere.
Are you struggling to embrace why you were created? Are you needing to be empowered to experience freedom from addiction, pain, abuse, and trauma? My experience has primarily centered around males, from childhood up through adulthood, who have dealt with depression and anxiety, traumatic relationships, crisis interventions, and various forms of addiction.
As a sex therapist Vikki began her career working with individuals recovering from substance abuse. She has experience in working with individuals, groups, and relationships. Her experience also expands to behavioural addictions and their impact. As a trained EMDR therapist, Vikki also works with acute, complex, and chronic trauma histories, guiding individuals towards healing and empowerment. Throughout her work, Vikki has had experience in working with sexually diverse clients, and strongly values creating safe spaces for people to be unashamedly themselves, and work towards fulfilment.
The "perfect client" is a child who is struggling in someway with a mental health issue, that also has a family behind them willing to do the work to help them. You only see me (at most) a few hours a week - the things I teach you are never going to make a lasting impact if you don't take them and practice them in the home. Beyond that, I have the training and experience to help the vast majority of children address their issues, as well as providing their families with the tools they need to feel empowered about helping their child outside of our sessions.
Hi there. I'm so happy you found my counseling profile. I have experience with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug issues, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using different techniques such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy.
Seeking help is the first step in the healing process. I understand the strength it takes to ask for help and attempt to move forward. Life can be challenging at times. Whether it be a new diagnosis, financial challenges, anxiety, depression, Covid related stress, or simply life transitions. Having someone to talk to can be beneficial during those challenging times.
One of my greatest passions is to see both individuals and families take one step further towards growth and healing. My counseling approach is rooted in compassion and a deep value for each person's worth. For those who are heartbroken, stuck, shame-filled, grief-stricken, numb, fearful, powerless, distrusting, insecure, lonely, paralyzed, depressed, worried, spiraling and disconnected, I offer counseling that not only meets you where you are but also invests in your next step.
***WAITLIST IS CLOSED - ONLY ACCEPTING EMDR INTENSIVES AT THIS TIME*** 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, trauma/complex trauma, anxiety disorders, and chronic pain. Regardless of the therapeutic approach, I can work with you to develop tangible skills that you can utilize between sessions.
My specialty for the past 46 years has been children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and neurological issues. Due to my experience I'm able to use multiple approaches and modalities that I formulate to the specific issue presented to me by my clients. I attempt to collaborate with the appropriate people and family members in the child's life to assist in a team approach. I'm somewhat nontraditional in the sense that I have many different recreational activities for the child that are integrated into the treatment process.
Stuck? Are life challenges from your past or current life stressors impacting your daily living? Maybe to the point where you just do not have the energy to do the things you want to do or challenges that are preventing you from enjoying your best life.
My mental health knowledge base is derived from crisis care in the busiest emergency department in Indiana, residential treatment facilities, partial hospitalization programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitalization programs and traditional outpatient therapy settings. I now work independently and am happy to share office space at New Perspectives of Indiana. I focus on working with both adolescent and adult patients who are living and struggling with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and interpersonal related issues.
Go beyond managing your life and give yourself permission to live your possibilities and finally choose to be true to you. Everyone is seeking a change or a way to fix what they think is broken. Then there's you, where you are right now is not fulfilling, you don't want to have things fall apart, you feel stuck, and you are not sure where to begin. You are no longer comfortable with the discomfort. You want to feel good being you. You're someone who knows there is more to do, to experience to accomplish. You're seeking the next logical steps to live the one of a kind life you are meant for, on your own terms.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Lawrence are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Lawrence then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Lawrence, or Child Psychologists in Lawrence.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Lawrence psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Lawrence specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.