Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Lafayette, Indiana

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


Jeanette Etnier

MBA, MA, LMHC
25 years experience
Hello and Welcome! Thank you for reaching out and sharing information about yourself! I am excited about the opportunity to reach out to more people than ever using BetterHelp. I look forward to helping you achieve your mental health and life goals. Congratulations to you! You have just made the first, brave move toward a heightened sense of well-being and a better quality of life. I am so happy you have stopped by to... Read More
Hello and Welcome! Thank you for reaching out and sharing information about yourself! I am excited about the opportunity to reach out to more people than ever using BetterHelp. I look forward to helping you achieve your mental health... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Marilyn Verbiscer

LMFT, BC-TMH
20 years experience
I have dedicated my career to working with couples and families. I have successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, relationship dissatisfaction, male and female sexual dysfunctions, situational and characterological domestic violence, divorce, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, anger, grief, self-esteem, adult children of alcoholics, codependency, sleep issues, parenting, blended family issues, family of origin issues, family conflict, conduct disorders,... Read More
I have dedicated my career to working with couples and families. I have successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, relationship dissatisfaction, male and female sexual dysfunctions,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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 able to heal when one is motivated to change his or her life. I... 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

Danielle Akinsade

MS, LMHC
3 years experience
“It’s okay to ask other’s for help. Seeking help from a professional therapist is the first step in becoming a better you. “ Are you ready to take that first step? My name is Danielle Akinsade and it is my passion to help others be their best selves. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and I have been working as a therapist for 12 years. I received my bachelor’s degree... Read More
“It’s okay to ask other’s for help. Seeking help from a professional therapist is the first step in becoming a better you. “ Are you ready to take that first step? My name is Danielle Akinsade and it is... 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

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

Amanda Bickett

MA, LMHC, NCC
14 years experience
Life can be challenging and my goal in providing therapeutic services is to help ease you through any struggles and/or transitions that you may be experiencing. A typical client for me is someone who sincerely wants support and assistance in becoming a happier, healthier individual/couple/family. If the desire to make a change is there, I am more than able and willing to assist you in navigating your own path to success. I am a licensed mental... Read More
Life can be challenging and my goal in providing therapeutic services is to help ease you through any struggles and/or transitions that you may be experiencing. A typical client for me is someone who sincerely wants support and assistance in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

Leigh Westergren

LCSW
6 years experience
I am an individual, family and couples' counselor licensed in Indiana. I obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and hold the licensure of Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stage adjustments, career challenges, PTSD, OCD and ADHD. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I am non-judgmental and I believe in treating each person... Read More
I am an individual, family and couples' counselor licensed in Indiana. I obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and hold the licensure of Clinical Social Worker. I have worked with clients with a wide range... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Lafayette, Indiana

As the 10th largest city in Indiana, Lafayette has a lot to offer. Purdue University, in neighboring West Lafayette, brings students from across the country to this beautiful area situated near the Wabash River, and a booming arts and culture scene gives them plenty to do. Despite all this, Lafayette, Indiana, suffers from a mental health crisis. The limited resources available throughout the area are unable to accommodate the growing need for mental health services.

Mental Health Statistics in Lafayette

Despite its size, there are very few mental health resources available for Lafayette residents. In fact, the state of Indiana is at the bottom of the list for mental health resources; out of all 50 states and DC, it comes in at a shocking 48th place. Mental illness is extremely common throughout the state, and nationally one in four people will or do suffer from a mental health complication, yet Tippecanoe County offers a mere 128 mental health care providers per 100,000 people.

Substance abuse also runs rampant. In one month, in Tippecanoe County, one-third of high school seniors admitted to drinking alcohol. Marijuana use more than doubled in only three years, and 11.2% of college students abuse prescription drugs, leading to 22 deaths in 2015 alone.

Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

In some cases, people with mental illness may have no idea that this is the cause of their suffering. In other cases, they may be too ashamed to admit they need help. This is why it’s important to recognize the signs of mental illness in your friends and loved ones. Those who are able to get adequate help are much less likely to commit suicide or engage in self-harm.

Recognizing the Signs

Mental illness manifests in many ways, depending on a variety of factors. Some signs to look for might include the following:

  • Obsessive or bizarre behavior with for no obvious reason
  • Retreating or isolating themselves
  • Avoidance – of people, of particular situations, or of activities they once enjoyed
  • Sudden or dramatic changes in mood
  • Substance abuse
  • Aggression or reckless behavior
  • Substantial changes in personality
  • Sleeping constantly or feeling tired all the time
  • Significant changes in appetite
  • Difficulty concentrating or remembering things

Of course, this isn’t a comprehensive list, by any means. If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from mental illness, consider seeking help. Encourage them to contact a therapist, or contact one on their behalf. Remember, however, that you can’t force a person to seek therapy.

Even if you don’t have a mental illness, consider seeing a therapist. Taking care of your mental health before it becomes problematic can often help prevent complications and reduce stress or other potential triggers. Furthermore, if symptoms do appear, a therapist can often recognize the signs and begin treatment early to curb potential issues.

Substance Abuse

If you believe a loved one is engaging in substance abuse, it can often be a delicate situation. Confronting the person may help them stop, but it can also backfire and cause them to hide their abuse more carefully. Letting them continue unimpeded, on the other hand, is never healthy.

If the person already sees a mental health professional, consider contacting them to inform them of the situation, so that they can adjust their treatment accordingly. If they do not have a therapist, however, as is the case with many substance abusers, consider contacting one before confronting them. A therapist can not only give you advice on how to handle the situation, but they can also help you cope with the discovery and its aftermath.

It may also be helpful to refer the person to an appropriate detox program. Especially in cases of addictive substances, detox programs can offer both physical and mental health services as they go through withdrawal and address the cause of their substance abuse. Although in some cases it may be possible to enroll them in a program against their will, it is often better to encourage them to enroll on their own, as they are more likely to be receptive to the program, rather than feeling betrayed by you.

Getting Help

E-Counseling can help you find the right therapist, no matter what your mental health needs are. Check out our directory for information on professionals in your area, or take our assessment to find more information on where to get started on your mental health journey.