Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Merrillville, IN

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Jennifer Dyarman (Dee-Yar-Man)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC, PsyD
Verified
Verified
My practice has focused on trauma and stress-related disorders.
Looking for an experienced therapist with evening/weekend hours? Dr. Jennifer Dyarman 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 17 years of experience in Northern Indiana working with individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families and Veterans facing a variety of life’s challenges. Jennifer specializes in trauma and stress-related disorders and has experience working in crisis and assessment. The practice also offers assessments for FMLA, academic and workplace accommodations, crisis and risk assessments, fitness for duty.
(219) 266-6737
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Merrillville, IN 46411
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Naketa Young
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a committed and highly dedicated Mental Health Therapist with extensive experience in counseling people from diverse backgrounds. I possess an outgoing personality with great rapport-building skills. I love working with children, teens, families and couples. I believe everyone should have a safe place to cultivate healing as one works through life's difficulties. I have worked in many different levels of care. Many of my clients are seeking help with problems such as depression, anxiety, abuse, addiction, grief and loss, stage of life changes, personality disorders, mood disorders, low self-esteem, family conflict and trauma .
(219) 732-2390
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Deborah A Drlich
Counselor, MSW, LSW, QMHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults to address a range of issues including depression, anxiety, LGBTQI+ concerns, and grief & loss. My approach is holistic and eclectic, with a focus on working collaboratively with clients to meet their goals and promote overall well-being. We will explore how external pressures and feelings such as self-blame, self-criticism, fear, sadness, and past trauma may be impacting your ability to move forward or express yourself authentically. I understand unique challenges and struggles that my clients may be facing, and I am here to support and guide you on your healing journey.
(219) 319-1804
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Rachel Eizenga
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma -Focused 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
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Jonnarda Tolbert
Counselor, LMHC, CSAYC
Verified
Verified
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.
(219) 217-0359
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Emily Vassar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Having worked with these individuals, I have received education in Trauma -Focused training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Licensed Social Worker and have worked with clients of all ages. I relate well to children and adults, creating a therapeutic environment for all. I have extended schooling in working with victims of sexual exploitation and have participated as a mentor for this population as well as specialize in trauma work. In addition, I have experience working with adults who have dealt with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and other mental health concerns.
(219) 245-7620
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Carole Feist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients and issues. I enjoy working with clients who challenge themselves, put in effort to help themselves, and who have the courage to look at and see themselves with honesty and curiosity. I continuously work to expand my tools, techniques, and modalities. Recognizing how trauma affects people in various ways, I use EMDR, DBT, IFS, yoga, and mindfulness. I believe that the mind, body, and spirit all impact each other, so work to incorporate elements of physical well-being for clients who are open to incorporating a more holistic approach to their mental health.
(219) 600-5354
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Center for Life Enrichment Advancement & Recovery
Counselor, MSHS, MS, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our clinicians are skilled with treatment approaches such as: Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Processing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Brief Solution Focused, Emotional Focused, EMDR, and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
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
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Kalyani Gopal
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP, FACAPP
Gopal has trauma resolution within 1-2 sessions.
Specialties: Neuropsychology, psychological testing and evaluation, attachment disorders, personality disorders, sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, juvenile delinquency, academic failure,school adjustment, mental illness in all ages, child abuse and neglect, family therapy, couples therapy, marital therapy, trauma treatment, parenting challenges, foster care and foster parenting. She specializes in women's health issues, male relationships and commitment issues, couples therapy, divorce mediation and is a credentialed custody evaluator and disability evaluator. She is the author of two books and two clinical workbooks. The book, "How to Nurture the Traumatized Child" is available on Amazon.
(219) 736-1000
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Marcia Beauchamp
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified
Verified
Nothing is more important or challenging than parenting. I offer help and hope as a parent coach for support and direction in enhancing your skills, or the deeper assistance of therapy for trauma -affected children. I help to clarify trauma 's developmental impact and effect on the danger response system, attachment, self-regulation, and competency. I encourage attachment through helping you and your child with attunement, attentiveness, emotion control, consistency, and using routines and rituals. I help parents understand and deal with extreme behaviors, such as lying, stealing, food-hoarding, self-mutilation, and aggression.
(219) 747-2318
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Blair A'hearn
Counselor, MDiv, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My strengths are particularly suited to relationship and marriage issues, pre-marriage, sex and other addictions, trauma , adult survivors of childhood abuse, PTSD , depression, anxiety, divorce recovery, career discernment, spirituality, men's issues and more.
I am now available for new clients. You are here because you need help. You want a counselor who will listen to you with concern, engage with you, help you uncover your deep wounds and express the pain they have left in you. I will be that counselor for you. I will help you find your inner goodness and strength, challenge you when necessary, and always encourage and support you. I will help you recover the healthy, happy you, your true self. I will give you tools and guide you in using them. I will dedicate every bit of wisdom, knowledge and experience I have toward your healing and wholeness.
(219) 327-7231
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Lorri L Glass
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
My specialties include depression, anxiety, various forms of trauma (e.
I have been providing behavioral health services for over 30 years and feel that I am uniquely qualified to assist individuals and families in reaching their potential and overcoming personal challenges. I utilize a strengths based perspective and a holistic approach that incorporates mind, body, and spirit. I provide a thorough assessment and determine with you what intervention is best suited. I have worked extensively with people of all ages and cultures and feel that it is important to create a safe environment where self reflection and transformation can occur.
(219) 210-4632
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Kristine Kallimani
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have specialized training in EMDR for the treatment of trauma and PTSD .
I welcome individuals struggling with a wide range of issues interfering with the ability to function and to feel one's best. My office is your personal space to process thoughts and concerns in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. My clients are individuals struggling with depression and anxiety that may stem from relationship issues, job stress, trauma , a sense of meaninglessness, and loss. Some clients present with a general feeling that something they cannot pinpoint needs to be explored. 40% of my clients are women and 60% are men.
(219) 961-2348
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Merrillville, IN 46410
Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie Gyure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
I am a neurodivergent-affirming, trauma -informed practitioner and a neurodivergent person.
Do you often feel on-edge in the world or struggle to relax? Are you living in “survival mode” without really enjoying the journey? Do you constantly feel that you are not good enough? Trauma , even “small” traumas, shape our nervous system and brain. If you are Autistic or ADHD this impact can be amplified due to sensory differences. Trauma impacts our relationships, our ability to advocate for our needs, and feel safe in the world. The good thing about our brain's ability to change and adapt is that we can heal from trauma and experience a new sense of safety, confidence, and ease.
(219) 217-0178
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Briana N Roberts
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified
Verified
She is level 3 Gottman Method trained and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained—to help process trauma .
Briana is a licensed marriage & family therapist associate. Her primary area of focus is couples work, but she also provides services to individuals and families. She believes that clients are the experts of their lives—no one knows you better than yourself! She uses a post-modern approach by collaborating with clients throughout the entire therapeutic process. She sees herself as a helpful guide, assisting you in identifying the root cause of your distress and empowering you to make the changes you desire within a safe and understanding environment.
(219) 732-2265
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Dochas Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a background in Trauma Informed Care and use that focus in treating women with many types of trauma .
As a Clinical Social Worker, my focus is to meet my patients where they are. I work to connect with people and build a trusting and honest rapport from the moment they walk into my office. My focus is women's mental health and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
(219) 641-3362
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Hayden McMurtrie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am comfortable working with folks from all walks of life. My interests range from helping people better cope with everyday stressful life experiences to aiding in the healing of trauma . My ideal client is someone who is open to considering making changes in their life and is curious about how therapy can be beneficial to making said changes.
(219) 244-2699
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Teonna M Wilber
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have been trained in several evidence-based models for trauma , behavioral and emotional issues, grief & loss, family conflict.
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
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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ConnectED Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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.
(219) 240-0184
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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Nicole B. Lewis
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LCPC
Verified
Verified
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
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Merrillville, IN 46410
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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.