Therapists in Porter County, IN

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Erin Wells
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe all people can heal and change. I have witnessed profound growth in individuals struggling with lifelong, severe mental and emotional problems, and I am privileged to witness my clients' discovering their inner strength every day. Even if you feel hopeless, alone, and overwhelmed, if you're willing to reach out and engage the process of therapy, your path forward may be much brighter than you can see right now. I welcome the opportunity to work with individuals and their loved ones on their journey to greater health and creating meaning in their lives.
(219) 336-1139
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Josh Robertson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe everyone has certain abilities and gifts that lead them to their calling. With that in mind, I became a therapist because I wanted to help people achieve their full potential in a world where too many people feel unsupported and alone. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, families and groups who are open to new ways of thinking and being, and motivated to change. Side note: I am an avid sports fanatic (including some unique ones; curling is one of my favorites!), and i am an enthusiastic dog parent.
(219) 615-6023
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Kimberly Hart
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA, CCTP
Verified
Verified
I want to create an environment where you can work to become the best version of yourself. I believe that you have the ability to heal from whatever storms life has thrown your way. My goal is to help you become your authentic self. I strive to produce an environment where you feel validated, heard, and empowered. I use many different methods depending on the circumstances. I like to evaluate and hear my clients and then come up with a treatment that you are a part of and take ownership of. I want you to be able to attain the goals we have set together. I want you to strive and thrive to be all that you want to become.
(219) 615-6024
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Marilynn Akre
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, TFCBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Kathleen Hartman-McCarthy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Michelle Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
It can be a daunting task to find a therapist, let alone a therapist you can connect with. I commend those who have taken these challenging first steps in their mental health journey and who are ready to face their challenges with a trusted professional. My style is active with gentle direction, and I encourage self-compassion to my clients to promote healing. I feel that the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of treatment, and I encourage openness throughout our sessions together. I work best with a client who is open to homework outside of session and who is looking to make meaning out of their experience.
(219) 401-5048
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Anthony (Dr. Tony) Michael McCrovitz
Psychologist, PhD, LMHC, HSPP
Verified
Verified
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) 259-5225
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Kelly Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Amanda Jennings
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
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
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Gina Pike
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
Hi There–My name is Gina! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker currently providing telehealth services. I understand how terrifying it may be to start therapy and enter into a therapeutic relationship and I recognize the courage and vulnerability it takes to make this step. I want to meet you where you are, not where you or anyone else thinks you “should” be. I make every effort to create a safe and comfortable space that makes you feel genuinely seen, heard, and understood.
(219) 200-5017
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Chloee Garay
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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. I am currently accepting new clients via self-pay only.
(219) 327-6763
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Life Strategies, LLC
Counselor, BCBA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
At Life Strategies, we understand that the happiness and well-being of your child and family are extremely important to you, and we are passionate about assisting you in the growth process. We provide autism ABA Therapy & offer more traditional office counseling services for children, couples, & adults. Our ABA team has extensive experience in providing both in-home and in-center ABA, one of the most effective treatment options for children with autism. Through years of experience, in a caring and supportive environment, we help families and children make lasting gains.
(219) 228-8715
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Chesterton, IN 46304
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Dr. Trevaughn Davis-Neal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, DSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
We welcome first responders such as doctors, nurses, social workers, therapists, teachers, and caregivers; as compassion fatigue, secondary trauma, burnout, and guilt often plague this population. We have a passion for working with individuals who need nonjudgmental support and encouragement to work through past trauma and current barriers to achieve their goals. We all need someone to talk to at some point in our lives. We desire to be change agents and do our part to make this world a better place.
(219) 240-0921
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Lawrence A Viers
Psychologist, PhD, FAGPA, HSPP, LCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Desie Zylstra
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
The world today can be challenging for children and teens; it can be easy to fall into a pattern of anxious or depressed mood, feeling like you don't fit in, and juggling ever-changing environments. When working through these challenges, it is important to find a space that is comfortable and safe for learning and growing. I believe creating a safe and comfortable environment to challenge clients through creating realistic and achievable goals is crucial to therapeutic success.
(219) 615-6026
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Courtney Stonehill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Child therapy is my passion. I utilize a behavioral approach partnering with parents and school personnel to address issues impeding success. Often, children express their feelings and/or internal conflict through their behaviors and are seen as "bad kids." My goal is to identify and build on the child's strengths, explore what is impeding their success and to help channel feelings in a healthy way. I am here to assist your child in decreasing feelings of anxiety, reducing impulsive/hyperactive behaviors, process grief resulting from a divorce or loss of a loved one, heal from trauma, improve self-esteem and teach social skills.
(219) 778-5109
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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Deborah A Thompson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Oftentimes, the origin of our individual emotional struggles are not always apparent to us. We can become alarmed when these struggles begin to impact on our day to day living and relationships. It is then that clients most often begin to reach out for therapy to gain further insight into their thoughts, actions, and feelings. Distorted thinking patterns can fuel low self esteem and affect every area in a persons life. A once used defense mechanism may no longer be useful or beneficial to your mental health and once identified can be discussed in therapy and clients can learn more adaptive ways of coping.
(219) 245-7642
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Olivia Gorman
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you feeling stressed, lost, or on edge? Maybe you can't pinpoint the reason why and do not know how to decrease these feelings. Maybe you want to create a change in your life and do not know where to begin. I am here with the hope we can work through life's challenges and changes together in a nonjudgmental space where you can be heard, seen, and supported.
(219) 351-6212
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Barry Shear
Psychologist, PhD, HSPP
Verified
Verified
INDEPENDENT PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS: DO YOU KNOW You have the right to request an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at the school districts expense? If you request an IEE at the schools district’s expense, the district must ensure that your child receives the IEE or request a due process hearing to prove that its original evaluation is appropriate. School districts often attempt to restrict the parent’s choice of Psychologists selected by the school. The Office of Special Education Programs issued a policy letter clarifying that parents have the right to choose their own independent Psychologist.
(219) 898-4652
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Valparaiso, IN 46385
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Elizabeth Cowley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children, adolescents, veterans and adults in many settings including inpatient and outpatient settings with high acute behaviors. I hold a Master’s degree in social work from Indiana University. I specialize in substance use counseling, and motivational interviewing. I have experience in trauma informed care, and specialize in identifying the client’s strength to become a better version of you. I have worked extensively with those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, borderline personality, behavioral issues and life transitions.
(219) 327-2599
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Valparaiso, IN 46383
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What type of Porter County mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist or psychologist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counselor in Porter County?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.