I enjoy working with adolescents, young adults, and adults 1:1 and in group settings, parents struggling to adapt to the mental health concerns of their children, and couples seeking to repair ruptures in their relationships. I endeavor to help my clients move toward who and what is important to them, when they are faced with the thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors that can get in the way. I specialize in treating the troubling effects of adverse childhood experiences and trauma, along with more recent experiences, that may be disrupting relationships, general life functioning, self-leadership, fulfillment and growth.
Lotus of Life is a growing group private practice serving clients ages 5+. Our experience and areas of focus include: chronic health conditions, Grief/ Loss, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, School/ Academic/ Career issues, Social/ Emotional challenges, Disordered Eating, LGBTQ+, Couples, Perinatal/ Infant loss and more. Therapy is provided virtually (Statewide) and in person in Westfield, Indiana by an Intern, Pre-licensed or fully licensed Therapist based on specific needs and availability.
Hi! I'm happy you found me. Here's a glance into who I am: I earned my master's and specialist degrees in Counseling from Indiana University, and I'm a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana. I specialize in individual (child, adolescent, adult) and family counseling. I have clinical experience in the areas of depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, school and transitional issues, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, early substance use interventions and family conflict. I also enjoy working with military families.
I am a LCSW, LCAC and EMDR certified with over 9 years of experience with many success stories such as, helping clients move from despair to freedom to live the life they deserve by conquering demons of addiction and/or trauma, overcoming the fears of anxiety, the stronghold of depression, no longer lost in the fog of dissociation, in self-control and learning to love self for the first time after years of trauma and abuse. I have been blessed when children and spouses of clients have expressed their thanks for helping their loved one get on the right path of recovery from addiction and trauma.
I assist individuals with goals toward self improvement, through difficult life circumstances such as loss, and instilling hope when hope seems lost. Together we will work on ways to increase self esteem, self worth, and a positive outlook on life. I can include art therapy in sessions, to help open doors for those who may struggle with communicating emotions verbally, and can provide further insight into expression that words cannot do alone.
You experience feeling lost, overwhelmed and anxious. You wonder why others seem to “have it together,” when your life seems hard and exhausting. You want to feel connected to yourself and your loved ones again, to have energy, and to experience a joy-filled life. Furthermore, you want to stop putting on a happy face for others and really laugh. You want to transform your life, but are unsure of what the next step should be? Working together we will find the reason you are feeling this way and address those reasons getting you back to the place of true joy.
Are you overwhelmed with life, your kids, significant other, job, or maybe that dog you decided to get in a moment of weakness during quarantine (just saying)? It can be terrifying to admit that we don't have it all together, as our social media posts might suggest. Are you living the empty loneliness and pain behind the "happy" family photos you show the rest of the world, not sure where to turn? The entire world is trying to find their "new normal" these days, the isolation has revealed long buried trauma and hurts as well as long-lost dreams for a life we forgot we once wanted.
I am a Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist. I integrate talk therapy with creative expression to facilitate clients' self-expression and relaxation. My approach is person-centered, supportive, and strengths-based, which I believe assists clients to find the gift of healing within themselves. I have experience with trauma, abuse, sexual assault, anxiety, depression and grief and have also worked with families to increase healthy communication. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with each client, based on a non-judgmental and compassionate partnership in the healing process.
Does life have you feeling isolated, lost, or stuck? Do you wear a smile on your face but deep down feel sad or hopeless? Navigating life can be difficult, but you don’t have to do it alone. I am a pre-licensed mental health counselor intern at MindFit Counseling, and I would love to help you on your journey to a healthier and more fulfilling life. My approach to therapy is holistic, relaxed, and engaging. I practice therapy from a person-centered perspective while integrating approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy. As an intern, I am always eager to learn and apply new approaches.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS! It is my belief that many people struggle through their days with feelings of stress and anxiety to the point where they begin to accept it as a normal part of their lives. I'm here to tell you it doesn't have to be. Oftentimes, the thought of finding a therapist you can relate to seems more daunting than your current daily struggles. You continue to live in a cloud of overwhelm, struggling to make it through each day and hoping tomorrow will be better... but it's not.
At some point, most of us come to a point in our lives where we feel stuck. You might be at this point right now. You've tried everything you can think of to shift things, but nothing seems to be working. The gap between where you want to be and where you actually are can cause great pain. I help people Get Unstuck, Live Better and Move Forward. I do this through various experiential therapies that utilize EMDR, Creativity and Movement. Check out my welcome video on our website www.yellowkeycollab.com to see if I might be a good fit for you.
Sometimes aspects of your life just don't seem to be going well, you feel overwhelmed, or you are seeking self-improvement. Whatever your reason, you are searching for a good match for you because therapy is a very personal endeavor. My goal is to work with you in a collaborative manner in a safe, judgement free environment. You have the strength within you to make positive changes. I view therapy as walking beside you on your journey. Sometimes you may need advise on which step/path to take, and sometimes you just want someone to talk to along the way.
"Mental Health Sherpa." I use that personal metaphor because I serve as a guide and help people navigate the tough mountainous parts of their life journey. In addition to treating many of the common mental health issues such as grief, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and toxic relationships, I employ ACT, Schema Therapy, and attachment-based therapies to help people heal from Family of Origin wounds (abandonment, mistrust, defectiveness, shame, perfectionism, enmeshment and boundary issues, emotional deprivation, social undesirability, approval-seeking, etc.).
I believe in our innate capacity to grow and heal. Sometimes we need a little help along the way. I support that process with compassion, acceptance, and respect. I am most passionate about working with those struggling with relational or complex trauma, attachment issues, self-worth, shame, addictions, and parenting. The challenging journey of parenthood is an amazing opportunity to heal ourselves, to love and parent from a calm and centered place, and to raise children who thrive. I also enjoy working with children, and believe that through play is how they best learn, grow, and heal, in relationship with safe, loving adults.
As a licensed Mental Health & Addiction Counselor in Indiana, I earned my degrees in Psychology from Purdue and Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State. I've been practicing in the field for over 25 years, working with children, teens, and adults. I have experience providing individual, marital, family & group therapy. I tend to lean toward brief solution-focused care, and have a passion for working with persons with addictions. I am empathetic and supportive of where my clients are in their situations.
Hello! I am so glad you found my profile! I commend you for taking this step towards healing and gaining a greater sense of self-awareness. A little blurb about me; I earned my Master’s degree in Counseling from Indiana University. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT). My clinical experience includes therapeutic interventions for depression, anxiety, stress, marital/couples conflict, family conflict, peer relational issues, self-esteem, self-harm, suicidal ideation, trauma, sexuality, emotional regulation and coping skill management.
THERAPY: I hear so much negativity in our field about work with people. But - I am amazed by some of the people that step foot into my office. I am in awe of their ability to smile through pain. I feel blessed that I get to share in their strong, resilience and desire to grow and change. I learn so much from them. I’m also frustrated with societies message that emotions like anger, resentfulness and jealousy are abnormal for us to feel. Sometimes they interfere with other parts of our life. These people that I encounter on a day-to-day basis are amazing, beautiful people. To all of them I say-
My name is Samantha Wright, MSW, LCSW. I have been a therapist for over 20 years with combined experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families. I have provided professional services in outpatient, home, community and school-based settings. I have worked in addictions as well as end of life issues. I utilize strength-based and solution focused techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and problem solving skills training. I offer in person and telehealth options for therapy. I accept most insurance, EAP, and self pay options.
Children often do not have the right words to express their thoughts and feelings. I will work with your child and family to find healing. Play therapy involves children sharing their feelings and working through problems using play rather than just talking. The toys are the child's words and play is the child's language. I use a variety of techniques including sandtray, play therapy, art therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help process difficult life situations, for adults, teens and children.
It's exhausting feeling like you've tried it all and are still experiencing the same results. I'm here to help you find relief from a holistic (whole person) perspective from anxiety, yo-yo dieting, self-sabotaging behaviors, fatigue, and a constant feeling of being "stretched-too-thin."
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Westfield 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 Westfield 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 Westfield, or Child Psychologists in Westfield.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Westfield 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 Westfield 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.