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.


Lindsay Bennett

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

Christina Stuckey

LCSW
10 years experience
Hi, my name is Christina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My bachelor's degree is in psychology from Purdue University (Boiler up!) I then moved to Illinois to attend Loyola University Chicago for a master's in social work. I lived in Texas for a little while before returning to my home state of Indiana. I have worked in hospitals, outpatient settings, an early intervention and prevention clinic, and most recently as a Behavioral Health... Read More
Hi, my name is Christina and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My bachelor's degree is in psychology from Purdue University (Boiler up!) I then moved to Illinois to attend Loyola University Chicago for a master's in social work.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

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

Monica Erk

LMFT
12 years experience
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. 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. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion,... Read More
I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Indiana with over 10 years of experience working as a psychocounselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Rebekah George

LMHC
10 years experience
I'm Bekah! I am a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Indiana, and I have about 10 years experience as a therapist. I have worked in an array of different areas but I specialize in trauma work and I have a lot of experience with stress/anxiety, grief/loss, depression, addiction, relationship issues and Christian counseling. I try to include you in every treatment decision I make and I take an eclectic approach, meaning... Read More
I'm Bekah! I am a licensed mental health therapist in the state of Indiana, and I have about 10 years experience as a therapist. I have worked in an array of different areas but I specialize in trauma work... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 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

Katelyn Hunter

MA,LMHC
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Rick Rodgers

MSW,LCSW,CADC
10 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Courtney Terrell

MA,LMHC
3 years experience
Welcome! Every one of us deserves to live our best life. In this hectic world, we all have times when we feel stuck or hopeless. We lose focus in our pursuit of greater alignment and connection. I am here to help guide you through the process of self-discovery and healing. Together, we can release old trauma, process current emotional distress, and create greater joy and meaning. Your path is unique, which is why I work... Read More
Welcome! Every one of us deserves to live our best life. In this hectic world, we all have times when we feel stuck or hopeless. We lose focus in our pursuit of greater alignment and connection. I am here to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 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.