Therapists in Merrillville, IN

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Awakenings Counseling Center, LLC
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
Awakenings Counseling Center offers a wide range of mental health and addiction treatment services. Awakenings has provided services throughout the Northwest Indiana Region for 25+ years. Awakenings works directly with Lake County and Porter County Drug Court as well as Lake County Community Corrections Work Release Program. Our goal at Awakenings is to be able to provide you with the tools needed to be the best version of yourself for you and those around you. You deserve to live a healthy and productive life.
Awakenings Counseling Center offers a wide range of mental health and addiction treatment services. Awakenings has provided services throughout the Northwest Indiana Region for 25+ years. Awakenings works directly with Lake County and Porter County Drug Court as well as Lake County Community Corrections Work Release Program. Our goal at Awakenings is to be able to provide you with the tools needed to be the best version of yourself for you and those around you. You deserve to live a healthy and productive life.
(219) 245-7173 View (219) 245-7173
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Claude Ann Poupolos
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCAC, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
Managing past experiences of pain and difficulties and/or current issues of trauma (family, relationships, employment etc.) can render one with feelings of helplessness and/or hopeless for tomorrow, this can be devastating. I believe having someone to address these concerns with in a confidential, nonjudgmental, manner can change one's life dramatically for the better. It is important to me to help my client gain insight and the tools to improve their life. My focus throughout our work together is to assure my client they are not alone in their struggle and they can heal, feel whole, and begin to experience a more fulfilled life.
Managing past experiences of pain and difficulties and/or current issues of trauma (family, relationships, employment etc.) can render one with feelings of helplessness and/or hopeless for tomorrow, this can be devastating. I believe having someone to address these concerns with in a confidential, nonjudgmental, manner can change one's life dramatically for the better. It is important to me to help my client gain insight and the tools to improve their life. My focus throughout our work together is to assure my client they are not alone in their struggle and they can heal, feel whole, and begin to experience a more fulfilled life.
(219) 600-3380 x000 View (219) 600-3380 x000
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Darcey M. Webb
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
Everyone deserves support as they walk through life, including you. Your story is your own, and I will greet it without judgment. I am here to support your growth, working with you to meet your goals with acceptance, safety, and dedicated professionalism.
Everyone deserves support as they walk through life, including you. Your story is your own, and I will greet it without judgment. I am here to support your growth, working with you to meet your goals with acceptance, safety, and dedicated professionalism.
(219) 419-8957 View (219) 419-8957
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Center for Life Enrichment Advancement & Recovery
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
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.
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.
(219) 291-3931 View (219) 291-3931
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Hector Zavala
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
Starting counseling is a significant decision. Counseling can sometimes lead to intense emotions, and clients sometimes feel worse before they feel better. However, counseling often leads to significant symptom reduction, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, and increased skills for managing stress.
Starting counseling is a significant decision. Counseling can sometimes lead to intense emotions, and clients sometimes feel worse before they feel better. However, counseling often leads to significant symptom reduction, increased satisfaction in interpersonal relationships, greater personal awareness and insight, and increased skills for managing stress.
(219) 214-4264 View (219) 214-4264
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Tanya Annette Burns
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
My expertise is in anxiety, depression, and anger management, I am dedicated to addressing a wide range of concerns that impact mental well-being. This includes depression, ADHD, family dynamics, and trauma whether adolescents are struggling with peer relationships, academic stress, emotional regulation, or communication problems.
My expertise is in anxiety, depression, and anger management, I am dedicated to addressing a wide range of concerns that impact mental well-being. This includes depression, ADHD, family dynamics, and trauma whether adolescents are struggling with peer relationships, academic stress, emotional regulation, or communication problems.
(219) 351-6757 View (219) 351-6757
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Rachel Eizenga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Rachel Eizenga. I am dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate space for you to open up and explore areas of your life that may be causing distress or holding you back from accomplishing your daily tasks or life goals. I hope to provide you with tools and strategies to help you navigate issues in a healthy, empowering way and create positive change in your life. I encourage open expression of emotions, and believe that providing a validating, supportive environment, where you are held accountable, is beneficial for therapy.
Hi, my name is Rachel Eizenga. I am dedicated to providing a safe, compassionate space for you to open up and explore areas of your life that may be causing distress or holding you back from accomplishing your daily tasks or life goals. I hope to provide you with tools and strategies to help you navigate issues in a healthy, empowering way and create positive change in your life. I encourage open expression of emotions, and believe that providing a validating, supportive environment, where you are held accountable, is beneficial for therapy.
(219) 419-5217 View (219) 419-5217
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Teonna M Wilber
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
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 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.
(219) 300-9058 View (219) 300-9058
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Derrick A Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about assisting and committed to helping individuals and families to reach their fullest potential by providing the tools necessary to survive and thrive through life's struggles and challenges while becoming stronger, healthier members of their communities.
(219) 319-6868 View (219) 319-6868
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Nicole B. Lewis
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Are you tired of waiting lists? Wait no longer! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed and serving in the states of Indiana and Illinois. I have over 15 experiences experience working in a variety of treatment settings, both civilian and military. I have experience treating clients with issues related to trauma, depression, mood, anxiety, impulse control, grief - loss, personality, psychosis, more. I am skilled in treating most ages (6 years old to the elderly). I am trained in several evidenced-based treatment approaches. Whatever your goals for treatment are, I can assist you.
Are you tired of waiting lists? Wait no longer! I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor licensed and serving in the states of Indiana and Illinois. I have over 15 experiences experience working in a variety of treatment settings, both civilian and military. I have experience treating clients with issues related to trauma, depression, mood, anxiety, impulse control, grief - loss, personality, psychosis, more. I am skilled in treating most ages (6 years old to the elderly). I am trained in several evidenced-based treatment approaches. Whatever your goals for treatment are, I can assist you.
(219) 491-4214 View (219) 491-4214
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Stephanie Martin
Psychologist, PsyD, HSPP, LCAC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
My practice is made up of primarily adults. I enjoy working with individuals as well as couples. My primary goal for treatment is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where my client's feel open and comfortable processing issues in their lives and improving mood or anxiety symptoms. I have experience working with a variety of diagnostic issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction issues, marital discord, adjustment problems and ADHD. In addition, I also offer psychological testing services to clarify diagnoses, direct treatment and provide assessment and recommendations for treatment.
My practice is made up of primarily adults. I enjoy working with individuals as well as couples. My primary goal for treatment is to provide a comfortable, non-judgmental environment where my client's feel open and comfortable processing issues in their lives and improving mood or anxiety symptoms. I have experience working with a variety of diagnostic issues including (but not limited to) depression, anxiety, bipolar, addiction issues, marital discord, adjustment problems and ADHD. In addition, I also offer psychological testing services to clarify diagnoses, direct treatment and provide assessment and recommendations for treatment.
(219) 728-2736 View (219) 728-2736
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Andrea Brandon, Psy.D., HSPP, ABPP
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
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?
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?
(219) 233-2319 View (219) 233-2319
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More Than Thoughts Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410  (Online Only)
We all need help sometimes. Recognizing that you need help and reaching out for it, is the hardest part. I am here to listen and offer a fresh look at the situation. I hope to offer alternative view points, help you reach identified goals and work toward self-empowerment. My hope is for every client to feel heard and welcomed.
We all need help sometimes. Recognizing that you need help and reaching out for it, is the hardest part. I am here to listen and offer a fresh look at the situation. I hope to offer alternative view points, help you reach identified goals and work toward self-empowerment. My hope is for every client to feel heard and welcomed.
(219) 797-7657 View (219) 797-7657
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Darcy Orzech
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, CADACIV, MATS
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I view it as an honor and a privilege to work with those who have the personal courage it takes to make changes in their lives. At any age, we all have potential for growth and change. "Finding the good and building on that" is a philosophy I strongly embrace. I see it as my job to listen carefully to you and then partner with you to help reach your identified goals. Together we can work toward your self-empowerment, rediscover your capacity to make peace with the past, live well in the present, and create the future you desire.
I view it as an honor and a privilege to work with those who have the personal courage it takes to make changes in their lives. At any age, we all have potential for growth and change. "Finding the good and building on that" is a philosophy I strongly embrace. I see it as my job to listen carefully to you and then partner with you to help reach your identified goals. Together we can work toward your self-empowerment, rediscover your capacity to make peace with the past, live well in the present, and create the future you desire.
(219) 440-0520 View (219) 440-0520
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Rachael Marie McConnell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
I am a licensed social worker and work with those who have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma. It is important to note that as human beings with different lived experiences we all process things differently and have different needs. Beginning a therapeutic relationship can be frightening, but it is crucial to highlight that reaching out for help is a courageous first step in your healing journey.
I am a licensed social worker and work with those who have experienced or are currently experiencing trauma. It is important to note that as human beings with different lived experiences we all process things differently and have different needs. Beginning a therapeutic relationship can be frightening, but it is crucial to highlight that reaching out for help is a courageous first step in your healing journey.
(219) 355-3568 View (219) 355-3568
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Miranda Manis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
I am a licensed social worker with experience working with children, teens and adults who have come from all different backgrounds and life experiences including youth who have been in foster care. I utilize evidence-based models to work with clients to teach new skills that are complementary to the strengths that each client already possesses.
I am a licensed social worker with experience working with children, teens and adults who have come from all different backgrounds and life experiences including youth who have been in foster care. I utilize evidence-based models to work with clients to teach new skills that are complementary to the strengths that each client already possesses.
(219) 245-2943 View (219) 245-2943
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Kate Sapek
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Merrillville, IN 46410
I can meet an ideal client where they are at. Despite potential ambivalence toward counseling, they are somebody who is willing to put the work in and open themselves up to inner self examination. They are able to somewhat articulate their goals for treatment; even if they don’t know what they personally want to gain through the experience of counseling, they are open to the possibility of learning what that may be. The ideal client has acknowledged distress in their life or difficulty functioning day-to-day.
I can meet an ideal client where they are at. Despite potential ambivalence toward counseling, they are somebody who is willing to put the work in and open themselves up to inner self examination. They are able to somewhat articulate their goals for treatment; even if they don’t know what they personally want to gain through the experience of counseling, they are open to the possibility of learning what that may be. The ideal client has acknowledged distress in their life or difficulty functioning day-to-day.
(219) 266-7622 View (219) 266-7622
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Jennifer Kalvaitis
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over ten years of experience in the field. I utilize evidence based therapeutic techniques to help children, teens and adults modify behaviors, improve relationships, reduce stress and anxiety, increase mood, and work through the challenges that have brought them to seek therapy. My specialties include working with people who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, family conflict, depression, anxiety, stress, phase of life problems, and behavioral challenges.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over ten years of experience in the field. I utilize evidence based therapeutic techniques to help children, teens and adults modify behaviors, improve relationships, reduce stress and anxiety, increase mood, and work through the challenges that have brought them to seek therapy. My specialties include working with people who have experienced trauma, grief/loss, family conflict, depression, anxiety, stress, phase of life problems, and behavioral challenges.
(219) 419-7438 View (219) 419-7438
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Jennifer Dyarman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, PsyD
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
Jennifer can help you make sense of your experience in a time when things feel very out-of-control and even senseless at times. Jennifer has 18 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Illinois working with individuals, adolescents, couples, families and Veterans facing a variety of life’s challenges. Jennifer specializes in trauma and stress-related disorders but can treat a host of issues competently with evidence-based interventions. She makes you feel welcome and safe.
Jennifer can help you make sense of your experience in a time when things feel very out-of-control and even senseless at times. Jennifer has 18 years of experience in Northern Indiana and Illinois working with individuals, adolescents, couples, families and Veterans facing a variety of life’s challenges. Jennifer specializes in trauma and stress-related disorders but can treat a host of issues competently with evidence-based interventions. She makes you feel welcome and safe.
(219) 266-6737 View (219) 266-6737
Photo of Patrick O'Connell, Counselor in Merrillville, IN
Patrick O'Connell
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Merrillville, IN 46410
I provide therapeutic services for children and teens. I have worked at alternative schools, inpatient hospitals, and residential treatment facilities. I am a staunch advocate for youth, and have extensive knowledge of psychiatric medication for children and teens. I am comfortable working with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, childhood trauma, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I utilize sensory integration therapy to help children self-sooth and enhance their independence. I enjoy working with children and families in crisis. I also work with young adults and college students.
I provide therapeutic services for children and teens. I have worked at alternative schools, inpatient hospitals, and residential treatment facilities. I am a staunch advocate for youth, and have extensive knowledge of psychiatric medication for children and teens. I am comfortable working with a wide range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, childhood trauma, suicidal ideation, and self-harm. I utilize sensory integration therapy to help children self-sooth and enhance their independence. I enjoy working with children and families in crisis. I also work with young adults and college students.
(219) 544-5163 View (219) 544-5163

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Number of Therapists in Merrillville, IN

90+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Merrillville, IN who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
86% Depression
73% Coping Skills
73% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD
66% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Aetna
72% Anthem | Elevance

How Therapists in Merrillville, IN see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Merrillville?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.