Bloomington, Indiana Therapists

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I provide walk talk therapy to those in and around Bloomington, IN. I provide online therapy to anyone in the state of Indiana. I have worked with a variety of issues but have a clinical focus of: anxiety, depression, self image/self esteem,...
Heather Eberth-Teike
MSW, LCSW, TF-CBT, ES MH/L
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Plainfield, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Greetings! I believe that the client-therapist relationship is of utmost importance to have a productive therapy experience. Please take the time to thoroughly screen your mental health provider to ensure a "good fit" and connection. I specialize in...
Staci Vanzant
LCSW, MSW, NBC-HWC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, New Jersey

Staci graduated from Indiana University with a Master's in Social Work in May 2004, became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008 in the state of Indiana, and has since become licensed in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. She is also a...
In-Person Sessions:

Indianapolis, Indiana

You go through the motions day in and day out. You can't sleep. And no one understands, you can't do this anymore - you're tired of living. It's not uncommon for people in the "suicidal mode" to believe there are no options. My job is to help you...
Jamia Jacobsen
LMFT, LCSW, PsyD
In-Person Sessions:

Indianapolis, Indiana

American Behavioral Counseling is a trusted counseling provider that offers hope to individuals, groups, couples, families and children in Central Indiana. Our mission is to provide personalized counseling services that meet your individualized...
Emily Yang
LMHC, MS
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I strongly believe that early intervention in the lives of our children and teens can change their trajectory in life. I began my career as a school counselor and am deeply moved by the struggles our children and teens are facing. As parents it can...
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, Illinois

Dr. Krysta Winters moved to the Indianapolis area in 2019 after living in Barcelona, Spain for two years. Prior to that, she worked for over 18 years in the Chicagoland area of the United States. She received her Doctorate (Psy.D.) and Master’s...
Collaborative Change
LCSW, M.S.W., MA, LMHC
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Collaborative Change was established in 2014 after recognizing the lack of innovative, accessible and person centered services offered in our community. Our goal is not to “fix” people; instead we want to provide a safe place and creative...
Christy Bakker
LMHC, MA
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

As a fellow traveler on life’s journey, I am thankful for the experiences, faith and training I’ve received which I offer to clients of all ages and life stages. I have a broad range of cross cultural experiences from work as an intern in a...
Andrea Ford
LMHC, LPC, MA
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Indianapolis, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

We offer a safe environment for you to share your story. People describe me as an empathetic, compassionate and relational. As we work together, people develop healthier coping skills and work through unresolved issues and experience freedom. I...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Melissa Gill is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 18 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She has experience working in outpatient, medical, residential, and community settings. She has extensive training...
Dr. Mark Smith
D.Min, BCPC
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Shelbyville, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Dr. Mark and Theresa Smith have started two Counseling Centers over the last 12 years. Presently they are running the Southside Biblical Counseling Center in Shelbyville Indiana. They are both Board Certified Biblical Counselors. Dr. Smith is a...
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Indiana, Illinois

Wendy is one of the pre-eminent online therapists in the nation. She was one of the first counselors to introduce online therapy services in the US and has expanded her practice through the addition of other online-based therapists to reach more...
Marilyn Verbiscer
LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, Illinois

Since 1999, Marilyn has dedicated her career to working with couples and families. She has successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, sexual...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

With great compassion, motivation, and a positive attitude, Kelli Jones, LSW is committed to helping others. She understands that life can be difficult and wants to support you as you walk through your journey. When you take care of yourself first,...
Theresa White
LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, RDT
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

In Time Creative Counseling Services (In Time CCS) is owned and operated by Theresa White, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, RDT. Theresa White obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development and Family Life at Indiana State University. She obtained her...
Amy Ikerd
LCSW, LCAC
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Lawrence, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I've been working in addiction and mental health treatment for over 16 years and, as a result, I've adopted a style of therapy that is both direct and empowering and supportive. My experience allows for me to be flexible in my treatment approach,...
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Jasper, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I am a Licensed Social Worker in the state of Indiana. I have a Master's degree in Social Work from Walden University. I have a background with children, families, couples, individuals, and Veterans. I also have experience working with those who are...

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.