Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Muncie, Indiana

Find a therapist in Muncie, Indiana that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Muncie 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

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

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

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

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

Ashley Hilkey

MA, LMHC
6 years experience
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. Since completing my degree in 2013, I have worked with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns and from various backgrounds. I have worked heavily with trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, self-esteem/motivation, self harming behaviors, anger management, family, marriage and/or relational conflict, substance abuse, and parenting issues. My natural style involves a warm approach and is client-centered. I... Read More
Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. Since completing my degree in 2013, I have worked with individuals and families with a wide range of concerns and from various backgrounds. I have... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jeneva Carron

MA, LPCC, LMHC
8 years experience
Hi, I'm Jeneva. Welcome to my page. I am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky. I began my career as a substance abuse counselor over eight years ago. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings treating substance and mental health disorders with adolescents and adults. I have specialized in treating military members and their families, Prolonged... Read More
Hi, I'm Jeneva. Welcome to my page. I am licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and as a Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in Kentucky. I began my career as a substance abuse counselor over... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Muncie, Indiana

There is an issue facing Indiana and the entire United States that, while common, has historically been misunderstood and stigmatized. The problem is very real and affects one in five adults every year, and can cause issues at home, work and school; money issues and homelessness; health problems and even death.

That problem is mental illness. Mental illness comprises of conditions such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and schizophrenia. These illnesses may range from mild to severe, and can affect anyone of any age or background. Awareness has been increasing and stigma decreasing, but there is still a long way to go. Many parts of the country are facing severe shortages in mental health professionals and facilities with enough resources to treat affected individuals. The turbulent state of health insurance in our country is also making it difficult for many individuals to afford the care they need.

Mental Health America created a ranking system for each state, rating them based on access to care, prevalence of mental illness and other factors. Indiana ranks on the average-to-below-average side, receiving an overall rank of 42. It ranked at 41 in prevalence of mental illness, and 44 in adult mental health. Indiana ranked a bit better in access to care at 33, and at 29 in youth mental health. In other words, there is much room for improvement.

Mental Health Factors in Muncie

Just one of many affected areas in the state is Muncie. Located in Delaware County, the city’s population in 2017 was 68,625. Muncie’s largest industries are accommodation and food services; education; and waste management service. The city’s per capita income is just under $19,000, with median income at just over $32,000. The unemployment rate is 11.4 percent, and the poverty rate is 29.9 percent.

Poverty

One factor that is often intertwined with mental health is poverty. Muncie’s poverty rate of just under 30 percent is quite high. For comparison, the national poverty rate is around 12 percent. When somebody has a severe mental illness, it can often impair his or her ability to work and generate an income. Financial difficulties can lead to poverty and sometimes even homelessness.

On the other hand, living in poverty is stressful in and of itself, which can also contribute to the development or worsening of mental health problems. Not only that, but forgoing treatment for these conditions can make them even worse, which is often the case with those who have a low income.

Suicide Rate

If left untreated and allowed to worsen long enough, mental illness can also lead one to commit suicide.  In Delaware County, the suicide rate is approximately 13 per 100,000 people. This is on par with the national average. Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in America, but is even more common within certain demographics. For example, it is the second leading cause of death among individuals between 10 and 34 years old.

Mental Health Professionals

Despite a shortage of medical professionals to treat mental health patients in much of the country, Delaware County has a better provider-to-patient ratio at 421:1 in 2015, compared to the state average of 710:1. This is good news, as the lower the ratio, the better the chances are that a patient won’t have to wait as long to get care they need.

Resources in Muncie, Indiana

Mental illness can often be as debilitating as a physical illness, but many patients and doctors still address it as an afterthought. Emotional stress can take a serious toll on both the body and mind, making it an important aspect of one’s overall health and wellbeing. Seeking out treatment for a mental health problem can be difficult, but there are many great resources available for Muncie residents:

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Delaware County offers support groups, education and more resources to help with mental illness.
  • The Family and Social Services Administration has a website chock-full of resources such as mental health and addiction services.
  • Briarwood Clinic is located in Muncie and provides a variety of counseling and therapy services.
  • Open Door Health Services also has a location in Muncie providing behavioral health care.

Another resource you may find particularly helpful is E-Counseling, an online directory of mental health professionals across the country. You can use its powerful search tool to find a provider in your area who meets your individual criteria and can help you take the first step toward recovery today.