Lafayette, Indiana Therapists

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Christy Bakker
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Emily Yang
LMHC, MS
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I hold a license in mental health counseling. I have worked in home-based, school-based, community mental health, group private practice and, now, solo private practice. I have experience treating anxiety, ADHD, depression, loss, relationship...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Catherine Ray
LCSW, MSW
In-Person Sessions:

Fishers, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Are you suffering from a broken heart? Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience – such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances?...
Lindsey Welch
MS, Master Life Coach
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Lindsey is a Master Life Coach who has a passion for helping individuals and families. She is passionate about helping clients overcome personal adversity and reach their life and health goals through guidance and accountability. Lindsey’s areas...
Melanie Short
MSW, LCSW; Certified Love First Clinical Interventionist
In-Person Sessions:

Noblesville, Indiana

Would you like to thrive in your life, rather than just do your best to survive? We believe that most people routinely tolerate high levels of stress and begin to feel hopeless for far too long before they reach out for support. You might struggle...
Collaborative Change
LCSW, M.S.W., MA, LMHC
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Andrea Ford
LMHC, LPC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Kokomo, Indiana

JEANNETTE HAS OVER 35 EXPERIENCE AS AN APPROVED SUPERVISOR FOR AAMFT AND OFFERS THE FOLLOWING: Critical Incident Stress Debriefing DOT Substance Abuse & Corporate Counseling Work and Career Issues & Conflict Resolution Anger & Stress Management...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Missy is directional in her therapy approach. She doesn’t just sit and listen to couples fight nor does she do all the talking. She gives practical steps from a plan developed together with you to give you a roadmap and direction. Healthy...
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,...
Heather Eberth-Teike
MSW, LCSW, TF-CBT, ES MH/L
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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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...
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...

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.