Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bloomington, Indiana

Find a therapist in Bloomington, Indiana that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Bloomington to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Cheryl Stanton

Cheryl Stanton, MA, LMHC

specialize in helping individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, and trauma to lead peaceful and fulfilling lives. I walk alongside you through your journey while helping you navigate the turmoil in your life and help you clarify your goals and develop the skills you need to make lasting, positive changes. I believe the human spirit is resilient and healable when one is motivated to change his or her life. I am a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Terra Ogle

Terra Ogle, LCSW

I have been working in this field for 15 years. I received my undergraduate degree and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Illinois. Since then I have primarily treated issues such as suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and trauma history. My style is warm and supportive. I see myself as your tour guide as we navigate through the issues you want to work on. Being a social worker, I believe that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Denise Davis

Denise Davis, MA, LMHC

Hello and thank you for stopping by to get to know me. My name Is Denise Davis and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I have 15 years of counseling experience. I have always known that I wanted to be a therapist because I love to help people reach their goals, and beyond! My role as your therapist is to help you find your way and to stand beside you through your journey. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years


Adrienne Brown

Adrienne Brown, MSW, LCSW

I am a Mental Health and Addictions counselor licensed in Indiana with 13 years of experience providing services to diverse individuals in various systems of care. I have worked with clients' issues ranging from mood, anxiety, parenting, mental health, addictions, relationships, disabilities/rehabilitative issues, and trauma/trauma related issues. I am certified in trauma therapeutic techniques. My counseling style is genuine with an emphasis on listening, respect, and compassion for an individual while addressing their identified goals Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years


Monique Smith

Monique Smith, LCSW

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to read my profile and for seeking help as you progress through this time in your life. A little about me, I am a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana and Illinois. I have 3 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with many different people with many different concerns. I have aided in progress with individuals that are depressed, anxious Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Lindsay  Bennett

Lindsay Bennett, LCSW

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana with three years of post-graduate experience. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Indiana University and have more extensive training in motivational interviewing, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy as well as being a certified yoga instructor. My work-experience thus far has brought me to be most experienced in working with individuals who struggle with interpersonal traumas, abuse histories, PTSD, depression, anxiety and personality related Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Emily Sussman

Emily Sussman, LCSW

I am a licensed clinical social worker who has spent the last four years helping hundreds of men and women overcome their struggles with drugs and alcohol, as well as manage their anger and overwhelming emotions. I also help my clients empower themselves to leave toxic relationships, as well as better assert themselves to get their needs met by the people in their lives. One of my other specialities is working with women Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years


Nancy Becker

Nancy Becker, LCSW

We all have times we need to talk to someone about what is going on in our lives. That is why I am here, to offer you a way to talk about your feelings, concerns, and thoughts that can help you process in a comfortable and safe environment. I am a good listener and want to hear your personal story. In doing that, we can work together to help you achieve the balance and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Cassie Smeltzer

Cassie Smeltzer, LCSW

I am a constant student of culture. I was exposed to many cultural differences while growing up in Northern, Indiana. Born in a large family, I was the middle of three children, prior to my adopted sister and autistic adopted brother joining the family. I spent an enormous amount of my formative years experiencing the cultural variances of surrounding communities while appreciating how my family’s dynamics often made us the home and safe Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years


Rick Rodgers

Rick Rodgers, LCSW

I first became interested in working with mental health when I returned home from Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard. I have seen many friends fall victim to substance abuse, depression, and PTSD. I swore that I would work on being in the position to best help veterans and others who go through difficult situations. Being an addictions counselor and Social Worker is very personal to me. It Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years


An Overview of Mental Health in Bloomington, Indiana

The city of Bloomington is one of the most populous in the state of Indiana, home to 85,071 persons, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates for 2017. It ranks fourth-highest in terms of population when factoring out the Indianapolis metro region, and seventh-highest overall. Many of those who live there are employed by the city’s numerous educational institutions, which include Indiana University Bloomington, Monroe County Community School Corporation and the Kelly School of Business.

Though the unemployment rate is only marginally higher when compared to state and nationwide figures, Bloomington faces a distinct challenge with regard to income sufficiency. The 2017 Census estimated that over 37% of individuals lived below the poverty threshold, a number that far exceeds both the 12.3% national and 13.5% statewide estimates. This statistic brings to mind several related issues, such as food insecurity, which like poverty, is often recognized as a prevailing factor in the development of adverse mental health conditions.

The Effects of Poverty in Bloomington

There is growing awareness of the apparent relationship between lower rates of income and lower levels of happiness, or feelings of general satisfaction in one’s life. Evidence can be found in many fashions and in many places, such as Gallup poll data that was analyzed by the Brookings Institution in 2013. Findings indicated that individuals generally reported being happier and more satisfied with their lives in higher-income countries throughout the world.

When zooming in to focus on individuals living in the United States, response typically seemed to echo these findings. Note the following:

  • Families whose annual income was under $20k reported the highest rates of unhappiness and dissatisfaction (36% and 43% respectively).
  • Unhappiness and dissatisfaction appeared to drop significantly for those whose household incomes landed between $20k and $40k annually (9% and 8% respectively).
  • Unhappy or dissatisfied persons were almost nonexistent when surveying those with $100k-plus yearly income levels, according to those polled.

There is an adage that money can’t buy happiness, which can often apply in many situations; many lower-income families did provide more moderate responses to the cited Gallup survey. However, the data clearly does reflect that financial needs can directly influence one’s mental and/or emotional state, making it more difficult to seek out necessities like healthy food, comfortable housing, health care and higher education.

How Food Insecurity Influences Mental Health

Poverty is a distinct problem for many Bloomington residents, but financial instability can also contribute to many other undesirable situations. As a state, Indiana faces a notably high percentage of individuals who are both food insecure and ineligible for government assistance.

Food insecurity is defined as living without access to reliable, sufficient amounts of healthy sustenance. A study performed by Elsevier Health Sciences suggests that this condition is capable of producing numerous negative effects on mental health, possibly contributing to ailments such as depression and anxiety.

Monroe is one of the state’s most imperiled counties in this regard, with over 18% of individuals thought to be at risk, per 2016 Feeding America statistics. This translates to more than 25,000 people whose daily lives and mental states are likely impacted by a lack of available food, or fear of impending unavailability.

Mental Health Resources in Bloomington, Indiana

Regardless of the root causes, dealing with depression and mental health issues often requires outside assistance. Seeking out this type of help can be the most difficult step in overcoming one’s personal challenges, but there are many resources available to Bloomington residents worthy of consideration:

These are just three examples, but they can serve as helpful starting points for those struggling with mental health challenges. For assistance outside of the Bloomington area, or if you are seeking a more detailed overview of individual therapists in your city, please refer to the E-Counseling directory. It is a searchable resource that simplifies the process of connecting with qualified, sympathetic professionals in your area.