My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
I've been a neuropsychologist for 21 years and have 30 years experience serving children/adolescents, as well as elders and adult head injury patients. I conduct comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations that help your child or loved one reach their God-given capabilities. Many youngsters I serve have had developmental, autism/ASD, psychological, psychoeducational, and sensory evaluations in the past. I enjoy complex cases and second opinions, as well as working with parents seeking first time assessment of their child's abilities and challenges. I conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) throughout Indiana and work closely with schools and attorneys.
Have you noticed that your child isn’t responding when spoken to, or isn’t initiating speech, despite having the ability to speak? Are you receiving school reports that your child’s behaviors are out of control? Is your preschooler being threatened with expulsion?
Are you frustrated with waiting lists? Are you finding it difficult to find a clinician in your time of need? Responsive and responsible mental health care still exists! CLEAR is a group of mental health professionals who believe in providing evidence-based, cost effective, and timely treatment to our clients. Your needs will not be handled haphazardly! We provide intentional treatment interventions from approaches that are widely known in the profession to be most reliable at treating an identified issue. We embody expertises in treating anxiety, depression, mood, trauma, personality and impulse disorders.
I believe in taking a holistic approach to therapy, while considering an individual’s physical condition, sleeping patterns, eating habits, spirituality, relationships, etc. I enjoy working with Adults, Children, and Groups who are experiencing Relationship troubles, anxiousness, hopelessness, confusion, the need to set boundaries and wanting to increase their self-confidence, as well as a variety of obstacles that hinder us from reaching our full potential and enjoying a peaceful life. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to change dysfunctional thought patterns, and Solution Focused Therapy, and Person-centered Therapy.
Got grief? Did the woes of Covid-19 and/or remote learning leave an unfortunate lasting impression? Have you recently had a baby and the excitement you thought you would have is absent? Are you questioning your parenting skills? Do you find yourself struggling with making decisions? Do you need an unbiased listening ear to relieve the pressures of what seems to be the weight on your shoulders? Look no further...
Is life presenting you with challenges? Have you been struggling to overcome those challenges? Want a safe place to work through your challenges with someone who will listen and support you? Look no further. Using a client-centered approach, (CBT) I help clients to identify and explore how their thoughts and emotions influence their actions.
Therapy is a way to process thoughts, feelings, struggles, strengths and weaknesses in order to grow from these areas and live our best lives. Therapy offers you the time to focus on you. I will offer you coping skills for difficult situations; communication skills; and relational skills to have positive interactions with others.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana. I received my master's degree education from Purdue University Northwest. I have experience in working with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, child abuse/neglect, grief/loss, behavioral disorders, parenting skills, and adjustment disorders.
Hello and welcome. I would like to see where you are in your life and talk about what things you might feel need to change. I will partner with you and discuss what things in your life are troubling or something you might just need to talk about. I will partner with you and together we can decide if or what changes you want to make in your life.
My areas of focus are trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and perinatal disorders. I am in the process of becoming certified in Perinatal Mental Health. I practice from Cognitive-Behavioral orientation and a strengths-based perspective but often incorporate other modalities to fit my client’s needs.
I am a Licensed Therapist and have been working with children, teens, and families for 20 years. My specialties include working with people who have experienced physical, emotional, sexual abuse/assault and neglect, grief & loss, behavior problems, family conflict, depression, anxiety, and stress management. I work with children ages four and older, teens, adults, and families. I believe that people deserve a voice and choice and we are partners in your healing.
I provide a Strength-Based/Focused Therapy approach to assist my clients in navigating through difficult mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues that they may be experiencing at various times in your life. I have been practicing a little over four years, and I truly enjoy what I do. I love to see my clients gain confidence, understanding, and better control of how to manage issues they deal with on a daily basis.
I specialize in helping people with emotional, behavioral, and mental healthcare needs. This includes depression, anxiety, insomnia, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADHD, and many more. I believe in total mind and body transformation combining medication, therapy, nutrition, coaching, and natural and holistic services together. We will work together to accomplish your goals, improve your life and your overall health and wellbeing.
Providing counseling for individuals, families and pregnant addicted women for over 20 years. Possess strong assessment skill in evaluating at -risk adolescence substance abusers. Linking services to juvenile and adult courts. My approach supports a drug free lifestyle. Specialty includes trauma informed intervention; and using the Matrix Model. I provide, IOP, GOP, PHP and DUI interventions.
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, or self-esteem, I am here to help! I work with a range of mental health issues and mood disorders. I want to help others build a life worth living, whether that be helping them with their relationships, career goals, or overall self-awareness and self-esteem. I can help you become the person you want to be, utilizing your own strengths and helping you overcome any barriers that are preventing you from creating a life worth living.
I provide an accepting and compassionate environment so that you can begin the healing process and move towards meaningful, long term change. My areas of focus are eating disorders and co-occurring disorders such as OCD, mood disorders, and trauma. I also work with individuals that have had bariatric surgery and also have an eating disorder. I approach food and body issues with the understanding that an ED can affect any person in any body. Clients that are seeking treatment for eating disorders will be encouraged to experience health and body acceptance through a non-diet approach.
I have extensive experience working with teens and young adults but have also worked with children and adults of all ages. I relate well with adolescents with behavioral issues, school issues, involvement in juvenile justice system, mental health issues and history of substance use. I have experience working with youth, children and families with child services involvement including foster care. Throughout my years of providing therapeutic services, I have worked with people who struggle with depression, anxiety, anger management, and other mental health issues.
Over the years and after receiving thousands of initial calls and emails from clients, it is clear that many are unsure of what they need or where to go. We find great pleasure in helping clients navigate this process. As a group practice we are able to provide services for a variety of needs: anxiety, addictions, pain management, depression, relationship issues, psychological testing, individual, life transitions and even helping clients who just want to live their best life! We stand out in our efforts to make this process as smooth as possible. Many providers boast about their training in a particular treatment approach (and this is important) but research suggests that the interventions are only part of the story. The fit between client and clinician, the wellbeing of the clinician, the ease of access and the experience of the treatment process matter as much, and sometimes more, than the particular treatment model used. Pillars of Wellness was founded with the hope of ensuring an ideal client-clinician fit and providing both clients and clinicians with a positive experience. We let our clinicians excel at their craft by giving them the space to create their ideal practice.
My ideal client is a woman who is experience fear, anxiety, depression, or stress. Her goal is to regain control of her life and break down the barriers that have been holding her back. She has desires and goals and wants to get there, she just needs some support and encouragement to believe that she can overcome.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Merrillville 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 Merrillville 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 Merrillville, or Child Psychologists in Merrillville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Merrillville 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 Merrillville 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.