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.

Shannon Cunningham

Shannon Cunningham, LCSW

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Indiana, Kentucky, and Florida with 8 years of experience working in a variety of positions including addictions counselor, inpatient social worker, and outpatient therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, addiction, life transitions, and self esteem issues. I have also helped many people who have experienced trauma, both chronic and acute. My counseling style is compassionate and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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


Wendy Galyen

Wendy Galyen, LCSW, BC-TMH

Hello & Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Distance Credentialed Counselor who graduated from the University of Indianapolis with degrees in Psychology and Social Work in 2002. I went on to complete my master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University in 2003. I have over 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children. In addition to my work in a private practice environment, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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


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


Angel Babcock

Angel Babcock, LPC-MHSP

My name is Angel Babcock and I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Tennessee and Indiana. I have had over 6 years’ experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, outpatient, and in home. Much of my experience comes from working with those struggling with addiction. This has given me the opportunity to work those with anxiety, depression, anger management issues, complex trauma Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Katelyn Hunter

Katelyn Hunter, MA, LMHC

Hello! My name is Katelyn Hunter and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. I graduated in 2016 from the University of Indianapolis with my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I specialize in working with young adults who struggle with anxiety, panic, and OCD, as well as those suffering from sexual trauma, and low self-esteem. I enjoy helping people overcome their fears, gain confidence, manage their emotions, learn to Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Aaron Gardner

Aaron Gardner, LMHC

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Indiana with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, and compulsive eating. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. Each person Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years


Julie Dodson

Julie Dodson, MA, LCSW

I am an Individual, Couple and Family Counselor licensed in the State of Indiana. My undergraduate degree is in Marriage and Family Relations. My Master's Degree is in Counseling Psychology, and my doctoral work is also in Counseling Psychology. I have been a professional counselor for 29 years. I have served numerous clients, with a variety of life issues during this time, including anxiety, depression, relationship/intimacy, parenting concerns, self-esteem, motivation, and domestic violence, as well Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years


James  Clifton

James Clifton, LCSW

Greetings. My name is James (Jimmy) Clifton. I have been offering counseling services to clients for more than 30 years. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker. I retired the following licenses in 2015 due to entering into a period of semi-retirement: Licensed Clinical Addictions Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor. I have a Master of Science degree in Psychology and several graduate and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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:

  • Indiana University Health provides a wide range of services, including mental and behavioral health-related care.
  • Volunteers in Medicine of Monroe County is a clinic located in Bloomington that offers cost-free assistance to those who qualify, notably those living far below the poverty line and without health coverage.
  • Bloomington Meadows Hospital offers services focused both on adults as well as teens and children, including substance abuse and detox care.

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.