I believe that there are times in our journey through life when challenges can be overwhelming. My goal as a therapist is to meet my clients wherever they are on that journey and work together with them to understand, navigate and overcome their life's challenges. I act as a thoughtful and empathetic clinician allowing clients to openly share their problems and concerns in the safety of a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
Maybe you've come to a point where you have read so many profiles you feel dizzy and can’t see straight. How does one choose? CBT? DBT? Person-centered, Psychodynamic/analytic, eclectic, integrative? Finding ‘THE’ therapist is an understandable, but impossible ideal. Finding someone with enough training, clinical and life experience who is curious and seeks to understand you as a dynamic and complex person, might instead be the goal. Just as there is no ‘perfect therapist’, there is also no ‘perfect patient'. Emotional suffering is often caused by factors outside of our awareness, and attempts of self-help can only get us so far.
My approach to psychotherapy is holistic, integrating mind body and spirit, through a variety of modalities. My personal belief system influences my work. Specifically, I believe that as individuals, we continually bring forth new possibilities. People come to therapy with wounds. But it is in the wounds that the light shines in. In therapy, we learn we need not fear the places where one feels stuck, overwhelmed or enslaved. My diverse background has deepened my understanding for those wrestling with existential, spiritual and religious belonging, life transitions, sexual orientation, relational challenges and childhood traumas.
Life presents us with many challenges--perhaps you grieve a broken relationship, worry about a medical diagnosis, or doubt your abilities. I can help you sift through your experience on your way toward a more joyful, meaningful life. The burdens of stress, frustration, shame, guilt, and anger might make you feel really terrible now-- and you might feel very alone, unable to talk freely with those around you. Together we can pay close attention to what's bothering you and to what you need, so that you begin to develop a healthier self and more loving, fulfilling relationships.
My goal is to support my clients in their journey through life's challenges. All of us have times in our lives where we need the support and encouragement from someone who has the training to help us navigate every day situations and experiences. I hope to be that person for my client. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, depression, divorce/relationship or any other life issues I will be a sounding board and support for you. I will actively listen to you with a compassionate, empathetic and strategic psychological perspective to help guide you.
Kristen Oberc is a National Certified Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, licensed to see residents in, Indiana and Illinois. Kristen earned her MS.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Purdue University, as well as completed education certification as an Addiction Counselor. Kristen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral-based approaches, including Mindfulness based CBT. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause maladaptive behavior and negative emotions. Kristen is also is endorsed by Infancy Onward.
Hi there. I'm so happy you found my counseling profile. I have experience with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, alcohol and drug issues, PTSD, personality disorders, bipolar and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. I have an eclectic approach to therapy using different techniques such as motivational interviewing, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, psychoeducation, dialectical behavioral therapy, and person-centered therapy.
I believe in the value of the therapeutic relationship and the progress that can be made in a safe and supportive setting. My work in the school setting over the past nine years offered an invaluable experience and helped me to understand the challenges and demands our youth face today. When social, educational, and family stress seem to be increasing, therapy can offer a safe haven in which they can build on their strengths and develop new effective coping skills. Together we can work toward a more healthy and joyful self.
I specialize in relationship issues usually in the context of marriage and family. Clients may be experiencing issues with marital conflict, divorce, separation, blended families, parenting, infidelity, addiction, depression, anxiety, grief, past abuse or major life transitions.
I coach women (and sometimes men) to value themselves as much as they value others. My clients have had the following characteristics. See if any of these describe you. They want to be liked by everyone. They become anxious when others are angry with them. They avoid conflict at any cost. They judge themselves as never good enough. They are afraid to express differing points of view. They value the opinions others hold of them, more than they value their own self-approval.
Everyone at times feels overwhelmed by life. The onset of a serious illness, the death of a loved one, and other events may have a profound impact on our daily lives. Traumatic events, whether expected or not, may affect our relationships with our spouse, family members, and others. They may also result in difficulties functioning at work and other aspects of our lives. Even welcomed life transitions, such as getting married, becoming a parent, embarking on a new career, or adapting to a new locality often bring surprising challenges that, if unmet, may accumulate causing disruptions in our lives.
I specialize in conducting therapy with adults having mental health, legal, substance abuse, interpersonal, educational, medical, career, and relationship problems. I help individuals change unhelpful thinking patterns by recognizing inflexible demands they place on themselves, the world, and others. My therapeutic style helps individuals learn how to dispute beliefs causing negative emotional and behavioral consequences. Clients learn they have the ability to change and control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, with the underlying goal of helping the client become his or her own therapist.
Even "superwoman" or "the strong one" of the family needs someone to lean on or talk to. At Elevation Individual and Family Therapy (EIFT), we are here to support you and help you reach your goals as you navigate through life's journey. We have a team of therapists are experts in addressing a variety of issues, such as family communication, emotional challenges, women-related issues, depression, anxiety, and youth counseling. No matter what difficulties or challenges you or your child might be facing, there are solutions and we are here to help! Visit our website www.elevationtherapy.org to see each of our therapists' specialties.
Hello! I'm a Licensed Clinical Psychologist committed to providing comprehensive assessment and consultation services to children, teens, and adults. My goal is to help people understand themselves and their children through evidence-based evaluation, accurate diagnosis, and help with treatment planning. I have extensive experience working with parents and children struggling with problematic behavior, poor social skills, and accompanying stress on the family. Assessments offered include ADHD, gifted placement, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder in addition to pre-surgical evaluations and fitness for duty.
My focus is to empower families by improving their relationships and communication so family members are more of a support than a burden to each other. Family issues that I commonly treat are couple's communication, sexual issues in a relationship, mixed-agenda couples (where one is considering a divorce), co-parenting after a divorce, behavior issues with children, as well as abuse or neglect in families. I also help families where a member struggles with self-injury, depression, or anxiety.
Today is the perfect opportunity to begin moving forward. Seeking help is the first step toward a healthier and more balanced life. Begin to increase your self-esteem, boost your self-confidence, strengthen your relationships, decrease anxiety and empower yourself. We can work together toward breaking free from old habits, developing new, healthy coping skills and finding ways to respond to life's challenging situations. With 16+ years of experience in inpatient and outpatient mental health and Employee Assistance, I have much to offer. I take a strengths based approach and offer a peaceful and caring environment for my clients.
When life's challenges threaten to overwhelm you, I seek to help you restore balance and harmony in your life. I approach therapy with the fundamental belief that we all have a unique life path which brings us the most joy and fulfillment. Together, we will develop treatment goals that help you live in alignment with your deepest values. Along the way we will uncover what blocks you from achieving your goals and living with vitality and joy.
I am a licensed mental health therapist and National Certified Counselor specialized in working with children, adolescents and adults in the treatment of anxiety and depression, trauma and grief, stress management and self-esteem struggles. I use a collaborative approach with clients to empower healing, wellness, and goal development and achievement. I strive to incorporate warmth, genuineness, and humor to create a strong therapeutic relationship in a safe environment.
Daily life is challenging and may leave you feeling out of balance. Are you physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy? Is your relationship with your community healthy? If not, what experiences have broken your connection with these aspects of your life? What is keeping you from living a healthy, joyful life. I will help you reconnect with your inner strengths, core values, and resiliency so you can grow beyond past limitations and live the life you want. Whether you're looking for guidance through a difficult situation or looking to move in a new life direction, I can help you achieve your goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Schererville are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Schererville then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Schererville, or Child Psychologists in Schererville.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Schererville psychologists specializing in EMDR.
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. Psychologists in Schererville specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.