Therapists in Porter County, IN

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Photo of Kym Groceman, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Kym Groceman
Counselor, MS, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Waitlist for new clients
Let's face it, sometimes life is challenging. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed in areas of life that were supposed to be simple. Normal stress seems more stressful especially with work, school and daily demands. Sometimes the people we love the most (friends and family) don't quite understand what to say or do to help and what they DO say makes it worse. Everyone has some experience and/or issue that is keeping them from living the life they always wanted. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy. I believe we are all unique individuals with unique situations. There isn't a "perfect therapy" approach that works for everyone.
Let's face it, sometimes life is challenging. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed in areas of life that were supposed to be simple. Normal stress seems more stressful especially with work, school and daily demands. Sometimes the people we love the most (friends and family) don't quite understand what to say or do to help and what they DO say makes it worse. Everyone has some experience and/or issue that is keeping them from living the life they always wanted. I have a very eclectic approach to therapy. I believe we are all unique individuals with unique situations. There isn't a "perfect therapy" approach that works for everyone.
(219) 533-0853 View (219) 533-0853
Photo of Jackie Gasparovic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Porter County, IN
Jackie Gasparovic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Not accepting new clients
I believe in the power of balance. If any part of us is out of balance; whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or social we are unable to function to our optimal selves. I believe in addressing the whole person in order to achieve balance and wellbeing. I work from a strength's based perspective and build on an individual's unique qualities and characteristics, helping them to see the potential and strength within themselves. Once individuals are able to see their own strength-based qualities and build a healthy self-esteem, they can share those qualities with others.
I believe in the power of balance. If any part of us is out of balance; whether it is physical, emotional, spiritual or social we are unable to function to our optimal selves. I believe in addressing the whole person in order to achieve balance and wellbeing. I work from a strength's based perspective and build on an individual's unique qualities and characteristics, helping them to see the potential and strength within themselves. Once individuals are able to see their own strength-based qualities and build a healthy self-esteem, they can share those qualities with others.
(219) 801-3915 View (219) 801-3915
Photo of Kathleen Hartman-McCarthy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Porter County, IN
Kathleen Hartman-McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383  (Online Only)
I have 25 years of counseling experience working with a variety of people who are struggling with mental health challenges including stress management, life transitions, depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues and addiction challenges. I offer a caring and compassionate virtual office for clients to talk, learn new coping strategies and improve their quality of life.
I have 25 years of counseling experience working with a variety of people who are struggling with mental health challenges including stress management, life transitions, depression, anxiety, marital and relationship issues and addiction challenges. I offer a caring and compassionate virtual office for clients to talk, learn new coping strategies and improve their quality of life.
(219) 291-2104 View (219) 291-2104
Photo of Elise D Daxe, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Porter County, IN
Elise D Daxe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCAC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Not accepting new clients
I practice client-centered, psychodynamic therapy with individuals, couples, and groups to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship dysfunction, and/or addiction. I employ integrative, strengths-based approaches to assist individuals in coping with current manifestations, and exploring and resolving issues which may have evolved circumstantially, temporarily presenting a barrier to an otherwise strong sense of overall well-being. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM TEMPORARILY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK. BE WELL.
I practice client-centered, psychodynamic therapy with individuals, couples, and groups to address symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship dysfunction, and/or addiction. I employ integrative, strengths-based approaches to assist individuals in coping with current manifestations, and exploring and resolving issues which may have evolved circumstantially, temporarily presenting a barrier to an otherwise strong sense of overall well-being. UNFORTUNATELY, I AM TEMPORARILY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS. PLEASE CHECK BACK. BE WELL.
(219) 246-2261 View (219) 246-2261
Photo of Monique Boyd, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Monique Boyd
Counselor, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Seeing others heal through different therapeutic approaches is one of my greatest accomplishments in life. My goal is to create an atmosphere where people can freely express themselves without judgement or ridicule from the therapist but to aide in being the best version of themselves. My target audience are adolescent teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and/or any social emotional impact one may be experiencing. Using a CBT approach, my goal is to assist the client in establishing and differentiating between negative and healthy thoughts as well as see the power of behavioral change.
Seeing others heal through different therapeutic approaches is one of my greatest accomplishments in life. My goal is to create an atmosphere where people can freely express themselves without judgement or ridicule from the therapist but to aide in being the best version of themselves. My target audience are adolescent teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and/or any social emotional impact one may be experiencing. Using a CBT approach, my goal is to assist the client in establishing and differentiating between negative and healthy thoughts as well as see the power of behavioral change.
(219) 797-7479 View (219) 797-7479
Photo of Judith DeGrazia Harrington, Psychologist in Porter County, IN
Judith DeGrazia Harrington
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Do you or a loved one need Neuropsychological Assessment or Psychological Therapy for any of the following: Dementia, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism, Attention, Learning Problems, Dyslexia, Bariatric Surgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery, Anxiety, Depression, Transitory Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Individual, Marriage, or Couple’s Therapy.
Do you or a loved one need Neuropsychological Assessment or Psychological Therapy for any of the following: Dementia, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Autism, Attention, Learning Problems, Dyslexia, Bariatric Surgery, Spinal Cord Stimulator Surgery, Anxiety, Depression, Transitory Life Events, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Individual, Marriage, or Couple’s Therapy.
(219) 462-0246 View (219) 462-0246
Photo of Chloee Garay, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Chloee Garay
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC-A
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
It is not a coincidence that you are reading this right now. If you are, it is likely that you are deciphering whether or not to take the first step in reaching out for additional support. I commend you for taking the very first step towards change and control over your life. I believe each individual is unique; therefore, I use an integrative approach in session to best suit your personal needs. I am here to work with you in an affirmative, empathic, non-judgmental, and empowering space. You are not alone. You deserve to be heard.
It is not a coincidence that you are reading this right now. If you are, it is likely that you are deciphering whether or not to take the first step in reaching out for additional support. I commend you for taking the very first step towards change and control over your life. I believe each individual is unique; therefore, I use an integrative approach in session to best suit your personal needs. I am here to work with you in an affirmative, empathic, non-judgmental, and empowering space. You are not alone. You deserve to be heard.
(219) 327-6763 View (219) 327-6763
Photo of Amanda Jennings, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Porter County, IN
Amanda Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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
Photo of Dana Samardzich, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Dana Samardzich
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, PCC
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Waitlist for new clients
My practice creates a welcoming environment for clients. The key elements consistently present are a fostering of hope, optimism and safety that facilitates self-expression and self-understanding. There is a saying, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Life has its struggles and difficulties that come from multiple sources. Our past, our circumstances, even our own emotions and thoughts can cause us pain. How we respond to these struggles creates opportunities for growth and a lessening of our suffering.
My practice creates a welcoming environment for clients. The key elements consistently present are a fostering of hope, optimism and safety that facilitates self-expression and self-understanding. There is a saying, “Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.” Life has its struggles and difficulties that come from multiple sources. Our past, our circumstances, even our own emotions and thoughts can cause us pain. How we respond to these struggles creates opportunities for growth and a lessening of our suffering.
(219) 356-3433 View (219) 356-3433
Photo of David W. Parks, Psychologist in Porter County, IN
David W. Parks
Psychologist
Verified 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
Photo of Lyndsey Hansen, Pre-Licensed Professional in Porter County, IN
Lyndsey Hansen
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
My ideal client would be someone who is going through a life change and relationship difficulties and would need guidance and support. I am most interested in working with older adults, adults, and teenagers, but am open to working with younger children as well. Clients can have a range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, and relationship and family conflict, among other things. The client would need to be motivated for change, emotional validation, willingness to be challenged, and wanting to gain more insight about themselves.
My ideal client would be someone who is going through a life change and relationship difficulties and would need guidance and support. I am most interested in working with older adults, adults, and teenagers, but am open to working with younger children as well. Clients can have a range of presenting problems such as depression, anxiety, and relationship and family conflict, among other things. The client would need to be motivated for change, emotional validation, willingness to be challenged, and wanting to gain more insight about themselves.
(219) 351-8212 View (219) 351-8212
Photo of Chad A Dalrymple, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Chad A Dalrymple
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383
I enjoy working with clients seeking help with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBTQA+ issues, family issues and reintegration, and mindfulness.
I enjoy working with clients seeking help with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, LGBTQA+ issues, family issues and reintegration, and mindfulness.
(219) 302-9852 View (219) 302-9852
Marilynn Akre
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, TFCBT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
All behavior is communication of a need and I am determined to help your child learn how to communicate their needs in a healthy way that improves their relationships in home, at school, and with themselves. I engage in a playful, nurturing and non judgmental approach to ensure your child feels safe and welcome communicating their needs through a play based approach.
All behavior is communication of a need and I am determined to help your child learn how to communicate their needs in a healthy way that improves their relationships in home, at school, and with themselves. I engage in a playful, nurturing and non judgmental approach to ensure your child feels safe and welcome communicating their needs through a play based approach.
(219) 327-3478 View (219) 327-3478
Photo of Erin Findley-Sykes, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Erin Findley-Sykes
Counselor, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Hi! I am Erin, and I am an empathetic and compassionate therapist with over thirteen years of experience in providing a supportive space in which my clients can heal and grow from any number of challenges that they may face. I focus on working with my client’s strengths and abilities to help them meet their goals for their mental health and their lives.
Hi! I am Erin, and I am an empathetic and compassionate therapist with over thirteen years of experience in providing a supportive space in which my clients can heal and grow from any number of challenges that they may face. I focus on working with my client’s strengths and abilities to help them meet their goals for their mental health and their lives.
(219) 348-8651 View (219) 348-8651
Photo of Kolano Kounseling, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist in Porter County, IN
Kolano Kounseling, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Are you feeling depressed or anxious about challenging life stressors that you can't seem to shake on your own? Are you and your partner struggling to connect and communicate effectively? Or are you a woman stuck in a toxic relationship where you feel devalued and trapped? If you can relate to any of these issues and you are ready for an improvement, you have already taken the first step by seeking out a therapist! We can all use help from time-to-time, so let’s find a way to relieve the stress building up from those difficulties. Believe me when I say, you are not alone and there is hope that your situation will improve!
Are you feeling depressed or anxious about challenging life stressors that you can't seem to shake on your own? Are you and your partner struggling to connect and communicate effectively? Or are you a woman stuck in a toxic relationship where you feel devalued and trapped? If you can relate to any of these issues and you are ready for an improvement, you have already taken the first step by seeking out a therapist! We can all use help from time-to-time, so let’s find a way to relieve the stress building up from those difficulties. Believe me when I say, you are not alone and there is hope that your situation will improve!
(219) 245-6892 View (219) 245-6892
Photo of Anthony (Dr. Tony) Michael McCrovitz, Psychologist in Porter County, IN
Anthony (Dr. Tony) Michael McCrovitz
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC, HSPP
Verified Verified
Chesterton, IN 46304
The best place you’ll ever find for centering yourself and growing in awareness is right where you are planted! Challenges are part of every journey. What becomes most important in moments of difficulty is not pulling away or reacting in a way that “uproots” where you are, but responding right where you are in a way that is grounding. Cultivate roots of SELF-awareness & build a foundation of meaning & value. When a person is able to recognize other possibilities and make a connection with their true sense of self, a shift can be made in these moments, opening up new directions that become self-determined. Grow through life!
The best place you’ll ever find for centering yourself and growing in awareness is right where you are planted! Challenges are part of every journey. What becomes most important in moments of difficulty is not pulling away or reacting in a way that “uproots” where you are, but responding right where you are in a way that is grounding. Cultivate roots of SELF-awareness & build a foundation of meaning & value. When a person is able to recognize other possibilities and make a connection with their true sense of self, a shift can be made in these moments, opening up new directions that become self-determined. Grow through life!
(219) 921-5492 x102 View (219) 921-5492 x102
Photo of Michelle Boren, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Michelle Boren
Counselor, LMHC, LCAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chesterton, IN 46304  (Online Only)
Do you strive for inner peace, miss who you used to be? Do you find yourself struggling in current relationships or the future you set for yourself? What about expectations you thought you should be living up to but they are not happening? Do you find it hard to express your feelings without feeling the need to justify them? Do you find yourself indulging in certain addictions but don't know why. Are you losing a sense of self or your "why" in life?
Do you strive for inner peace, miss who you used to be? Do you find yourself struggling in current relationships or the future you set for yourself? What about expectations you thought you should be living up to but they are not happening? Do you find it hard to express your feelings without feeling the need to justify them? Do you find yourself indulging in certain addictions but don't know why. Are you losing a sense of self or your "why" in life?
(219) 500-7201 View (219) 500-7201
Photo of Tony Suarez, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Tony Suarez
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
There are many reasons people seek out counseling, but the underlying reasons are that we are looking for change, meaning, or healing. Whatever your individual needs may be, I commend you for taking the first steps in addressing your situation head-on. Each client is unique, and therefore, there is no one right approach that may work best for everyone. Because of this, I use a trauma-informed integrative style to give you, the client, space to be yourself in an empathic and non-judgmental environment.
There are many reasons people seek out counseling, but the underlying reasons are that we are looking for change, meaning, or healing. Whatever your individual needs may be, I commend you for taking the first steps in addressing your situation head-on. Each client is unique, and therefore, there is no one right approach that may work best for everyone. Because of this, I use a trauma-informed integrative style to give you, the client, space to be yourself in an empathic and non-judgmental environment.
(219) 327-4943 View (219) 327-4943
Photo of Nicole Krueger, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Porter County, IN
Nicole Krueger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
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 Sankofa Counseling, Counselor in Porter County, IN
Sankofa Counseling
Counselor, ATR-BC, LMHC, LCAC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and elders since 2001. Working at a local community mental health center for 12 years provided me with a strong foundation and opportunity to work with a variety of client populations on the campus, including outpatient therapy, addictions, & inpatient psych. I strongly believe in the mind-body-spirit connection in healing. My goal is to support & empower you to find your voice as you work on living your best life and becoming the best version of you.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and elders since 2001. Working at a local community mental health center for 12 years provided me with a strong foundation and opportunity to work with a variety of client populations on the campus, including outpatient therapy, addictions, & inpatient psych. I strongly believe in the mind-body-spirit connection in healing. My goal is to support & empower you to find your voice as you work on living your best life and becoming the best version of you.
(219) 472-5110 View (219) 472-5110

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Number of Therapists in Porter County, IN

100+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Porter County, IN who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
89% Depression
80% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
74% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
68% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Anthem | Elevance
70% Aetna

How Therapists in Porter County, IN see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Porter County?

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.

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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.