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

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

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

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

Ranada Dalton

LMHC, MAMFT, ST
12 years experience
I am a licensed mental health counselor and life coach in Indiana with over 11 years of experience. I have a BS in Psychology and a MA in Marriage Family Therapy. I have worked with a variety of clients including trauma, sexuality, depression, anxiety, relationship challenges, parenting problems, and life transitioning (empty nest, divorce, new parents, getting married, etc.). My counseling style is warm, empathetic, client centered, and interactive. I believe in treating people... Read More
I am a licensed mental health counselor and life coach in Indiana with over 11 years of experience. I have a BS in Psychology and a MA in Marriage Family Therapy. I have worked with a variety of clients... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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 retired the following licenses in 2015 due to entering into a period of semi-retirement: Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Mental Health Counselor. I have a Master of Science degree in Psychology and several graduate and post-graduate theological degrees. I have training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Rational-Emotive... Read More
Greetings. My name is Jimmy Clifton. 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 Counselor,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 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

Lavon Fletcher

LCSW, LCAC
3 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical additions counselor. I have been providing therapy for over 20 years to a variety of individuals in a variety of settings. I am a strengths-based individual and this is how I approach all situations and people. I believe that everyone has worth and unfortunately, not everyone is able to fully recognize and embrace their worth. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical additions counselor. I have been providing therapy for over 20 years to a variety of individuals in a variety of settings. I am a strengths-based individual and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Keirsten Johnson Roath

LCSW
23 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I have worked in the field for 30 years in many capacities, but most extensively as a mental health counselor. My experience is predominantly with adults, young adults and couples of all configurations. My specialty areas include anxiety, relationship issues, assertiveness training, mindfulness techniques, mediation, self-image, and grief and loss. Counseling services offer people the opportunity to heal suffering, to increase well-being... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I have worked in the field for 30 years in many capacities, but most extensively as a mental health counselor. My experience is predominantly with adults, young... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Jennifer Vincent

LMHC
10 years experience
There is no better time than now. I'm Jennifer, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I'm a counselor specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of life, the challenges of relationships, and all of lifes transitions. I have served clients across the US for the last seven years. I began this journey by pursuing a career in counseling and attending Capella University where I received a Masters... Read More
There is no better time than now. I'm Jennifer, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I'm a counselor specializing in guiding individuals and families through the ups and downs of life, the challenges of relationships, and all of lifes... 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.