Therapists in Portage, IN

Photo of Carl Hufford, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, IN
Carl Hufford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As your therapist I will help you reach your goals by building and empowering you to overcome obstacles while gaining the confidence and knowledge to build on for a stronger future. My hope is to encourage and support you as you work toward your goals and assist you in building skills along the way that are supportive of your individualized needs. I offer a safe and comfortable environment free from judgment and welcoming for all individuals.
As your therapist I will help you reach your goals by building and empowering you to overcome obstacles while gaining the confidence and knowledge to build on for a stronger future. My hope is to encourage and support you as you work toward your goals and assist you in building skills along the way that are supportive of your individualized needs. I offer a safe and comfortable environment free from judgment and welcoming for all individuals.
(219) 758-7804 View (219) 758-7804
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Susan Lloyd-Merrick
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Portage, IN 46368  (Online Only)
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and I earned my Psy.D. from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008. My graduate training focused on the treatment of health and trauma, and to this day, I remain passionate about helping others work through the emotional and interpersonal effects of psychological trauma, depression, anxiety and loss. It takes strength and courage to come to therapy and I respect and supprort each client, never forgetting how difficult that first step can often be.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist and I earned my Psy.D. from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2008. My graduate training focused on the treatment of health and trauma, and to this day, I remain passionate about helping others work through the emotional and interpersonal effects of psychological trauma, depression, anxiety and loss. It takes strength and courage to come to therapy and I respect and supprort each client, never forgetting how difficult that first step can often be.
(463) 210-2054 View (463) 210-2054
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Tiffany L Green-Mikell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CIMHP, RYT-250
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
Imagine that tonight as you sleep a miracle occurs in your life. A magical thing happed that completing solved every problem or barrier you are currently experiencing. What is the first thing you will notice? So, Instead of focusing exclusively on how insoluble your problems are, and how difficult life is because of it ,lets switch attention to what will happen after the problem is dealt with. Lets focus on your desired outcome. Let me help you process what feeling symptom free from anxiety, depression, and stinking thinking feelings like. Lets shift energy towards what we can create and control.
Imagine that tonight as you sleep a miracle occurs in your life. A magical thing happed that completing solved every problem or barrier you are currently experiencing. What is the first thing you will notice? So, Instead of focusing exclusively on how insoluble your problems are, and how difficult life is because of it ,lets switch attention to what will happen after the problem is dealt with. Lets focus on your desired outcome. Let me help you process what feeling symptom free from anxiety, depression, and stinking thinking feelings like. Lets shift energy towards what we can create and control.
(219) 695-6189 View (219) 695-6189
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David W. Parks
Psychologist
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
We at Parks Associates are dedicated to serving our client's psychological health needs. We provide services for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy is available for individuals, couples, and families. We work towards a healthier community. Most of our services are covered by Medicaid or other insurance plans. Payment plans available when necessary.
We at Parks Associates are dedicated to serving our client's psychological health needs. We provide services for children, adolescents, and adults. Therapy is available for individuals, couples, and families. We work towards a healthier community. Most of our services are covered by Medicaid or other insurance plans. Payment plans available when necessary.
(219) 779-7944 View (219) 779-7944
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Tiffany Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
I have over 15 years of social service and clinical experience. I have had the honor of serving at risk children and their families in Chicago and Northwest Indiana in a variety of capacities. Every clinical intervention I utilize is evidence based, and tailor made to fit each consumer. Some interventions included play and art inspired therapy, Trauma Informed CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I also offer Wellness options including Holistic Psychotherapy,Mindfulness and Meditation practice, Restorative, and Trauma Informed Yoga.
I have over 15 years of social service and clinical experience. I have had the honor of serving at risk children and their families in Chicago and Northwest Indiana in a variety of capacities. Every clinical intervention I utilize is evidence based, and tailor made to fit each consumer. Some interventions included play and art inspired therapy, Trauma Informed CBT, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I also offer Wellness options including Holistic Psychotherapy,Mindfulness and Meditation practice, Restorative, and Trauma Informed Yoga.
(219) 912-2142 View (219) 912-2142
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Hayley Spangler
Counselor, LMHCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368  (Online Only)
As a therapist my goal is to help individuals develop and learn the tools necessary to lead the lives they envision for themselves and to meet their goals. To accomplish this, I focus on building rapport and establishing the therapeutic relationship as this has been proven to be a strong catalyst for change. My counseling style is built on mutual respect, trust, and empowerment.
As a therapist my goal is to help individuals develop and learn the tools necessary to lead the lives they envision for themselves and to meet their goals. To accomplish this, I focus on building rapport and establishing the therapeutic relationship as this has been proven to be a strong catalyst for change. My counseling style is built on mutual respect, trust, and empowerment.
(463) 223-3819 View (463) 223-3819
Photo of Thania Hernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Portage, IN
Thania Hernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368  (Online Only)
If you find yourself going through a difficult time in your life, don't let it stop you in your life. Find peace, love, and joy in life no matter what you're struggling with. Accepting this hard moment in life will help you achieve empowerment. I’m here to support you through this process.
If you find yourself going through a difficult time in your life, don't let it stop you in your life. Find peace, love, and joy in life no matter what you're struggling with. Accepting this hard moment in life will help you achieve empowerment. I’m here to support you through this process.
(463) 219-2362 View (463) 219-2362
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Kristy E Hite
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
We all have the courage within to make positive changes in our life. Let your strength guide you to taking back the life you deserve. My passion is driven by helping others realize their full potential. Identifying your strengths and using them to conquer life's curveballs is a powerful and fulfilling adventure.
We all have the courage within to make positive changes in our life. Let your strength guide you to taking back the life you deserve. My passion is driven by helping others realize their full potential. Identifying your strengths and using them to conquer life's curveballs is a powerful and fulfilling adventure.
(219) 488-2276 View (219) 488-2276
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INtreatment
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
Sometimes, everyone needs some help and that is what I am here to provide. I work with couples and individuals that are trying to create a healthier environment for themselves, friends and families. I have a unique approach to helping my clients reach their personal goals through work and self-realization. Reach out today if you need someone that is here to listen, understand and help.
Sometimes, everyone needs some help and that is what I am here to provide. I work with couples and individuals that are trying to create a healthier environment for themselves, friends and families. I have a unique approach to helping my clients reach their personal goals through work and self-realization. Reach out today if you need someone that is here to listen, understand and help.
(219) 215-4167 View (219) 215-4167
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Lawrence A Viers
Psychologist, PhD, FAGPA, HSPP, LCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
I am known for my direct manner and skill building emphasis. I believe in human potential and orient myself toward teaching people how to manage their lives rather than assuming the role of managing their life for them. My principal professional affiliation is with the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) of which I am a Fellow. I have found that group psychotherapy provides an effective avenue for personal change and skills consolidation, especially for people who struggle with relationships. I enjoy working with adolescents, marital cases and individuals with long term mood disorders.
I am known for my direct manner and skill building emphasis. I believe in human potential and orient myself toward teaching people how to manage their lives rather than assuming the role of managing their life for them. My principal professional affiliation is with the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) of which I am a Fellow. I have found that group psychotherapy provides an effective avenue for personal change and skills consolidation, especially for people who struggle with relationships. I enjoy working with adolescents, marital cases and individuals with long term mood disorders.
(219) 961-2894 View (219) 961-2894
Photo of Kelly Bishop, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, IN
Kelly Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
Not accepting new clients
I believe everyone has the strength and the unique capacity to heal and to thrive. As a therapist, my style is warm, direct, and compassionate. As a client, you will learn skills to improve your quality of life beyond therapy. You can expect to join me in efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I will assist you to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe and comfortable environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration.
I believe everyone has the strength and the unique capacity to heal and to thrive. As a therapist, my style is warm, direct, and compassionate. As a client, you will learn skills to improve your quality of life beyond therapy. You can expect to join me in efforts to explore, laugh, and find your voice again. I will assist you to find freedom and strength as you express thoughts and emotions in a safe and comfortable environment, thereby deepening your relationship with your true self and with others. I believe the therapeutic relationship should be one of mutual respect and collaboration.
(219) 207-5035 View (219) 207-5035
Rebecca J Whited
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd, RPT-S
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
Waitlist for new clients
My ideal client is a child, person, or family who is ready for change. Due to my play therapy training, it is also important for the client to be willing to participate in hands on activities in addition to traditional talk therapy.
My ideal client is a child, person, or family who is ready for change. Due to my play therapy training, it is also important for the client to be willing to participate in hands on activities in addition to traditional talk therapy.
(219) 961-3973 View (219) 961-3973
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Karen V Sutherland
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
I have over 20 years of practice with clients experiencing problems with blended families, LGBTQ+ relationships, intergenerational issues, self-esteem and personal growth, conflict management, couples communication and intimacy concerns, divorce, parental coaching, addiction and recovery, and the management of grief and loss. I have a special focus on working with LGBTQ+ clients. I work with clients who have been experiencing emotional issues (depression, anxiety, compulsion) and trouble coping with life transitions.
I have over 20 years of practice with clients experiencing problems with blended families, LGBTQ+ relationships, intergenerational issues, self-esteem and personal growth, conflict management, couples communication and intimacy concerns, divorce, parental coaching, addiction and recovery, and the management of grief and loss. I have a special focus on working with LGBTQ+ clients. I work with clients who have been experiencing emotional issues (depression, anxiety, compulsion) and trouble coping with life transitions.
(219) 552-8151 View (219) 552-8151
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Blair A'hearn
Counselor, MDiv, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
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.
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 View (219) 327-7231
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Amanda Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in treating adults dealing with anxiety, trauma, life adjustment issues such as divorce and grief, substance use disorders, and depression. I am very passionate about helping people and empowering individuals and families to make positive changes in their lives. I value the importance of a safe, trusting, and strong therapeutic relationship and environment. I have experience treating a variety of mental and behavioral health issues in addition to what I specialize in.
I specialize in treating adults dealing with anxiety, trauma, life adjustment issues such as divorce and grief, substance use disorders, and depression. I am very passionate about helping people and empowering individuals and families to make positive changes in their lives. I value the importance of a safe, trusting, and strong therapeutic relationship and environment. I have experience treating a variety of mental and behavioral health issues in addition to what I specialize in.
(219) 682-0888 View (219) 682-0888
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Jennifer Reilly
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LLC
Verified
Portage, IN 46368
I am currently not taking clients after 2:30pm. I have been working with individuals, couples, children and families as a therapist since 2002. With a welcoming approach, I am able to offer fresh insights that can improve your relationships and behavior. I am able to help identify patterns, generate solutions, and minimize shame.
I am currently not taking clients after 2:30pm. I have been working with individuals, couples, children and families as a therapist since 2002. With a welcoming approach, I am able to offer fresh insights that can improve your relationships and behavior. I am able to help identify patterns, generate solutions, and minimize shame.
(219) 212-2318 View (219) 212-2318
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Nicole Krueger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
My passion is to help guide children, adolescents and adults during times of hopelessness and fear. I believe that your past does not determine your future. My practice emphasizes providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions proven to be effective and is facilitated in a safe, caring, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Over a decade of experience in mental health has embraced my passion in helping adolescents and adults heal. I have extensive training treating clients who experience a variety of distressing symptoms related to; PTSD/Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, Grief and Loss, Divorce-Related Issues, Stress and Anger Management, Codependency and many more.
My passion is to help guide children, adolescents and adults during times of hopelessness and fear. I believe that your past does not determine your future. My practice emphasizes providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions proven to be effective and is facilitated in a safe, caring, confidential and non-judgmental environment. Over a decade of experience in mental health has embraced my passion in helping adolescents and adults heal. I have extensive training treating clients who experience a variety of distressing symptoms related to; PTSD/Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Bi-Polar Disorder, Grief and Loss, Divorce-Related Issues, Stress and Anger Management, Codependency and many more.
(219) 898-4582 View (219) 898-4582
Photo of Emily Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Portage, IN
Emily Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
If you are struggling to find some peace and happiness, I am here to help. If you are frustrated by injustice in the world, I feel your pain. Combining neuroscience, social awareness, and evidence-based theory allows me to offer treatment methods that are unique to each person's needs. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or simply feeling lost and need some guidance, I hope to be that support for you. Let's work together to find you some relief.
If you are struggling to find some peace and happiness, I am here to help. If you are frustrated by injustice in the world, I feel your pain. Combining neuroscience, social awareness, and evidence-based theory allows me to offer treatment methods that are unique to each person's needs. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or simply feeling lost and need some guidance, I hope to be that support for you. Let's work together to find you some relief.
(219) 233-2309 View (219) 233-2309
Photo of Shannon Johnson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Portage, IN
Shannon Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368
Let's face it - communication is key. At work, with your kids and of course with your current or former partner. For over a decade, Shannon Johnson has helped families, couples and individuals get "unstuck." And learning to communicate effectively has been a key element. Her primary goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable and at ease in each and every session.
Let's face it - communication is key. At work, with your kids and of course with your current or former partner. For over a decade, Shannon Johnson has helped families, couples and individuals get "unstuck." And learning to communicate effectively has been a key element. Her primary goal is to make you feel safe, comfortable and at ease in each and every session.
(219) 230-3871 View (219) 230-3871
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Chelsea M Winder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Portage, IN 46368  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm Chelsea and I specialize in clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues but work with clients with numerous mental health and life struggles including parenting issues, bipolar, self-harm, grief/loss, and much more. I know starting therapy can feel scary and overwhelming so I strive to provide a warm, welcoming therapeutic environment. A strong relationship is the most important thing to me during the therapeutic process. Once that is established then we can focus on the work that needs to be done.
Welcome! I'm Chelsea and I specialize in clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues but work with clients with numerous mental health and life struggles including parenting issues, bipolar, self-harm, grief/loss, and much more. I know starting therapy can feel scary and overwhelming so I strive to provide a warm, welcoming therapeutic environment. A strong relationship is the most important thing to me during the therapeutic process. Once that is established then we can focus on the work that needs to be done.
(219) 300-6807 View (219) 300-6807

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Number of Therapists in Portage, IN

30+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Portage, IN who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
80% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
71% Relationship Issues
69% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Anthem | Elevance
79% BlueCross and BlueShield
57% Aetna

How Therapists in Portage, IN see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Portage?

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.