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.


Melissa Mendez

LMFT
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Indiana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. I have had the opportunity to work in and gain knowledge from a diverse collection of settings that include elementary, middle and high school, hospital chaplaincy department, private practice and private agency working with families in... Read More
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Indiana. I received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Aaron Gardner

MA,LMHC
16 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Karen Fischer

LMFT,LMHC
21 years experience
Hello, I am Karen and I have over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and mental health counselor (LMHC). Helping people improve their quality of life is my passion! To help with immediate relief, I work from Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) orientation to empower you and get you moving in the direction you desire. I am also trained in Family Systems Theory which takes a... Read More
Hello, I am Karen and I have over 20 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and mental health counselor (LMHC). Helping people improve their quality of life is my passion! To help with immediate relief, I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Dr. Dan Boen

PhD,HSPP
40 years experience
Dan L. Boen, Ph.D., HSPP. Licensed Psychologist Executive Director of Christian Counseling Centers of Indiana. Dan received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in 1985. He holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Francis University and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Huntington College. In addition to a general practice in individual, marriage and family counseling, Dr. Boen specializes in treating pastors and their families and others in ministry.... Read More
Dan L. Boen, Ph.D., HSPP. Licensed Psychologist Executive Director of Christian Counseling Centers of Indiana. Dan received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in 1985. He holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from St. Francis University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:40 years

James Clifton

LCSW
30 years experience
Greetings. My name is Jimmy Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science degree in Psychology from California Coast University. I have training in multiple therapeutic modalities but primarily use Reality Therapy, Choice Theory, and Rational Living Therapy. I teach and show clients that their thoughts produce their feelings and behaviors, the only person's behaviors they can control is their... Read More
Greetings. My name is Jimmy Clifton. I am licensed in the State of Indiana as a Clinical Social Worker. I have a Master of Science degree in Psychology from California Coast University. I have training in multiple therapeutic... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:30 years

Linda Culver

MAC,LMHC,LCAC
16 years experience
Hello! My name is Linda Culver and I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (through NAADAC), and licensed in the State of Indiana both as a Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Addiction Counselor. I have experience working in hospitals, residential treatment centers, and outpatient counseling settings with many kinds of individuals ages 12 - 90. Being licensed in both addiction and mental health, my first love is helping people who... Read More
Hello! My name is Linda Culver and I am nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (through NAADAC), and licensed in the State of Indiana both as a Mental Health Counselor and a Clinical Addiction Counselor. I have experience... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:16 years

Denetra Gary

LCSW
8 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland. I’ve worked over 8 years as a social worker. My focus is to help you understand who you are through a strengths based approach and my goal is to maximize our sessions by building our therapeutic relationship to establish trust and effective communication, so you feel successful and are effectively able meet your goals. My therapeutic mission is to restore the... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Nevada, North Carolina, Indiana and Maryland. I’ve worked over 8 years as a social worker. My focus is to help you understand who you are through a strengths based approach and my... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Lyn Cassin

LCSW
14 years experience
Hello, my name is Lyn Cassin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) in Indiana. I have worked in the mental health field since 2006 when I graduated with my BSW from Youngstown (Ohio) State University. I became a therapist once I obtained my MSW in 2012. The reason I became a therapist was to be able to help others who are struggling with the challenges of daily living. I've worked with... Read More
Hello, my name is Lyn Cassin. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) in Indiana. I have worked in the mental health field since 2006 when I graduated with my BSW from Youngstown (Ohio) State University. I became... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Angela Mathew

LMFT,MA
23 years experience
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Indiana with over 23 years of experience working as a psychotherapist (I am licensed in Kentucky, Indiana, and Kansas). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. Together we will face obstacles, journey through the “stuck” places, and... Read More
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Indiana with over 23 years of experience working as a psychotherapist (I am licensed in Kentucky, Indiana, and Kansas). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:23 years

Shadia Ibrahim

LMHC
10 years experience
My name is Shadia Ibrahim and I am a licensed mental health counselor licensed in the state of Indiana. I have been practicing since 2010 and I work with teenagers and young adults (14-21) , women’s issues, PTSD, depression, anxiety and eating disorders. I use a person-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients. I make consistent efforts to meet each client "where they are" and to serve as a catalyst... Read More
My name is Shadia Ibrahim and I am a licensed mental health counselor licensed in the state of Indiana. I have been practicing since 2010 and I work with teenagers and young adults (14-21) , women’s issues, PTSD, depression,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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.