Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Hammond, Indiana

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


Cheryl Stanton

MA, LMHC
13 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Terra Ogle

LCSW
15 years experience
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
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,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Aaron Gardner

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

Denise Davis

MA, LMHC
15 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Shannon Cunningham

LCSW
8 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Monique Smith

LCSW
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Julie Dodson

MA, LCSW
29 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

James Clifton

LCSW
30 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Nancy Becker

LCSW
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Ariana Rebesco

PhD, HSPP
10 years experience
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page! I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with endorsement as a Health Service Provider in Psychology, offering services for individuals, couples, and families in Indiana seeking answers, relief, and growth. My approach is contemporary and accessible, while still remaining rooted in the highest standards of the field. I build warm professional relationships; customize treatment plans to meet individual needs and goals; and deliver sophisticated interventions in a straightforward manner.... Read More
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page! I’m a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with endorsement as a Health Service Provider in Psychology, offering services for individuals, couples, and families in Indiana seeking answers, relief, and growth. My approach is contemporary and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Hammond, Indiana

Hammond, Indiana, located near Chicago, is one of the oldest and most populated cities in the Lake County area. Bordering Lake Michigan, and resting just minutes away from downtown Chicago and all it has to offer, Hammond presents a picturesque lifestyle for its residents. But not everything in Hammond is quite as peachy as it might seem. With a population earning far less than the national average and homeownership on the decline, Hammond presents a variety of risk factors for mental illness.

Mental Health Concerns in Hammond

Hammond’s two highest-risk groups for mental health concerns are directly related. Divorcees and lower-income households are both more likely to require counseling and other mental health services.

High Divorce Rates

Indiana has one of the highest divorce rates in the country. The most significant factors in many of these divorces are financial strain and disagreements about children and parenting. Although sometimes these differences are irreconcilable, many couples benefit from couples counseling and emotionally-focused therapy. Services such as these can help couples to resolve their differences or to decide if a divorce might be the best course of action. Following a divorce, it’s also important for both parties – and any involved chldren – to seek individual therapy to address the emotional aftermath of the separation.

Low Median Income

Hammond, Indiana, has a median household income of around $41.6k per year, far less than the US average of $55.3k, the state average of $50.4k, and even the county average of $50.9k. In fact, Hammond is one of the lowest-income cities in the area, with over 27% of its citizens living below the poverty level, and nearly 13% of citizens living below 50% of poverty level. Women, minorities, and disabled residents are especially susceptible to low wages and income gaps, putting them at even higher risk for mental illness.

Low income can contribute to mental health struggles by piling on the stress. When an individual has difficulty paying bills, affording housing, or even acquiring adequate food, this can take a serious toll on self-worth, stress levels, and mental stability. These stressors are compounded when children or dependent spouses enter the picture.

Low-income households are less likely to be homeowners, as well. According to the most recent data, 71.6% of all rentals in Hammond are occupied by households below the poverty level, meaning that any kind of unexpected expenses or sudden loss of income could leave them homeless – another major stressor.

Mental Health Solutions for Hammond Residents

When it comes to addressing mental health concerns, nothing compares to regular sessions with a good therapist. An experienced mental health professional can help you in a variety of ways:

  • Creating and practicing coping skills for use during flare-ups
  • Finding and addressing underlying psychological and biological factors leading to your mental health concerns
  • Prescribing, with the help of a trained psychiatrist, appropriate medication to help manage your symptoms
  • Providing a safe space to vent frustrations, discuss life stressors, or work through traumatic events
  • Identifying triggers and helping you find ways to avoid encountering them, or to cope with them when they are unavoidable
  • Assigning exercises to help you recognize your own emotional and mental patterns, in order to better address underlying issues and create an appropriate treatment plan

There are many things you can do in addition to therapy, as well. Many people find that creating a stable daily routine can help mediate their symptoms. Drawing clear boundaries and adhering to them can also prevent stressing out or overextending your energy. You can also do your own research to find coping mechanisms that have worked for others – although it’s important to back up any information you find with a reliable source. Even with these methods, however, therapy is still an important part of the equation. Remember, too, that you may not notice changes right away – therapy takes time – but if you find the right therapy solution and stick with it, the changes will come. Be sure to communicate any concerns with your therapist, as well. They can’t help with problems of which they aren’t aware, after all.

How to Get Started

Finding a therapist is the first step in your mental health journey. E-Counseling can help connect you with therapists in Hammond, Indiana, through the therapist finder directory. You can also check out some of E-Counseling’s other resources for more information on what therapy services might be right for you.