Muncie, Indiana Therapists

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.

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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...
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...
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,...
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...
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

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...
Staci Vanzant
LCSW, MSW, NBC-HWC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, New Jersey

Staci graduated from Indiana University with a Master's in Social Work in May 2004, became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2008 in the state of Indiana, and has since become licensed in the states of New Jersey and Delaware. She is also a...
Dr. Mark Smith
D.Min, BCPC
In-Person Sessions:

Shelbyville, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Dr. Mark and Theresa Smith have started two Counseling Centers over the last 12 years. Presently they are running the Southside Biblical Counseling Center in Shelbyville Indiana. They are both Board Certified Biblical Counselors. Dr. Smith is a...
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, 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...
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...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
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...
Tamra Rigdon
LSW/ LAC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Tamra Rigdon is a well-established, educated Licensed Social Worker in Madison County. Tamra Rigdon has six beautiful children, nine grandchildren, an amazing husband, and a strong, supportive family. Tamra has put herself through college and...
Amy Ikerd
LCSW, LCAC
In-Person Sessions:

Lawrence, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I've been working in addiction and mental health treatment for over 16 years and, as a result, I've adopted a style of therapy that is both direct and empowering and supportive. My experience allows for me to be flexible in my treatment approach,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...

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, in 2018 the suicide rate is approximately 15.96 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.