South Bend, Indiana Therapists

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Jessica Joslin
LMHC, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Are you afraid of judgement? "No one could ever possibly be okay with my choices?" The hardest part of me finding my own therapist was finding one that I felt unjudged by. As someone who understands that deep, true fear, let me assure you, judgment...
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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...
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...
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Louisville, Kentucky

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kentucky, Indiana

Dr. Ryan Wetzler is a licensed psychologist who has been treating sleep disorders, with particular expertise in insomnia since 2002. He developed Louisville’s only comprehensive cognitive-behavioral treatment program for insomnia (CBT-I) in 2004....
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North Webster, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

As a therapist, Carolyn strives to create a safe, peaceful space for clients to process honestly. In many instances, she knows there are no good explanations or answers for the pains and trials of life, yet in order to live fully, Carolyn helps...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, New York

When people ask me why I became a psychologist, I often joke that I'm just a failed telepath. As a child, I would try to move things with my mind or read peoples mind. Concepts like the mind-body connection, emotional intelligence, or data analysis...
Katherine Guy
LMHC, MS, LAC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

You have choices, and sometimes all the choices suck. They just do. I help you find your way through the choices. I believe you matter, and your feelings matter. You don't matter more than anyone else, but you certainly don't matter less! I work...
Vanessa Carroll
LMHC, LCSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Restoring Hope provides mental health video sessions. Our therapist are experienced and licensed. We accept most major insurance
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...
Chelsey Gorham
LMFT in Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee, GC-C
In-Person Sessions:

Louisville, Kentucky

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Certified Grief Counselor licensed in the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Tennessee. In addition I am the owner of Innovative Family Therapy a small group private practice located in...
Robert Owens
LMHC, MA
In-Person Sessions:

La Porte, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I believe that all people want to live their best life. I enjoy, more than anything, helping people find their path to live their best life. My name is Robert Owens and I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and have been practicing in one setting...
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...
Heather Gillam
LMFT, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

I take a non-blaming, non-judgemental; viewing your experience as unique, where you are the expert in your life. I view the problem separate from the client; believing you have many skills, competencies, beliefs, values, & abilities to overcome the...
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

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, Illinois

Julie Brandenburg, Ph.D.; HSPP “Wherever you go, there you are.” Jon Kabat-Zinn Everyone experiences difficulties and stress in life. How people manage this is unique to the individual and impacts quality of life. Without the benefit of therapy,...
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...
Natasha Young
LMHC, L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Missouri, Indiana

Natasha is a board-certified art therapist and licensed professional counselor in Columbia, MO serving clients that seek therapy for a variety of reasons ranging from mental health needs, to purposes of personal growth and awareness. She holds a...
Tony Sheppard
Psy.D., Certified Group Psychotherapist
In-Person Sessions:

Louisville, Kentucky

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kentucky, Indiana

While attending graduate school at Spalding University, I developed a true passion for my chosen field. During my internship with Quinco Behavioral Health Systems (now Centerstone of Indiana), I became involved with group therapy and the American...
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Warsaw, Indiana

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana

Hello, my name is Maggie Rock. I earned my Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University School of Social work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana. I have worked in the field of Mental Health and...
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...
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Louisville, Kentucky

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kentucky, Indiana

I fell in love with psychology at Hanover College when I completed an internship with a grief counseling center and was privileged to empower children and families in their unique grief journeys. As I pursued my Psy.D. in the Clinical Psychology...
Shawn Oak
LCSW, MSW, Ph.D.
In-Person Sessions:

Louisville, Kentucky

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Kentucky, Indiana

C. Shawn Oak, PHD is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in Kentucky and Indiana, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Indiana, a Certified Sexologist, a Kink Knowledgeable Professional (CKP), and a Sex and Alternative...

An Overview of Mental Health in South Bend

Mental health care has been a top priority for government and community leaders in South Bend for several years. The county is seeing rising rates of mental illness. In the meantime, access to care is poor.

Indiana ranks 48th out of all 50 states for mental health care and mental health in general. Of the 92 counties in the state, St. Joseph County was 57th for the quality of mental health and treatment. Although there are enough providers, there are many roadblocks to people getting care. Of significant concern was the lack of community education about mental health.

Suicide rates are also climbing throughout the state. They rose 31.9 percent between 1999 and 2016. Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in Indiana.

The rates of substance abuse, poverty, and other factors of mental illness are high in South Bend. Suicide rates have gone up. Unemployment is fairly high, as is mental illness among those with less education. All these have the potential to influence the rate of people who need mental health care.

However, experts are more concerned with the lack of education surrounding mental illness. They cite a lack of understanding of how mental illness works and what care is needed. There is a large stigma still attached to the ideas of counseling and medication.

In particular, this affects the middle-aged sector, which has a high rate of mental illness. They are also unlikely to seek care. This is in part due to a lack of education about mental health care and in part to a lack of access or money. The dangers of stigma and misunderstanding can be widespread. In 2015, the average number of poor mental health days reported in 30 days was 3.4. However many of those who experienced depressive episodes or other crises did not seek care.

For now, South Bend is focused on improving education and offering resources to help people find care.

Effect of Substance Abuse, Poverty, and Other Factors

Rates of substance use in South Bend are high across the board. This is significant since using tobacco, alcohol, or drugs is a strong factor in mental health. Those with mental illnesses, such as depression or anxiety, often use substances to self-medicate. Meanwhile, substance abuse makes individuals more likely to develop mental illnesses. For these reasons, looking at substance use rates is important in understanding the mental health needs of a community.

Twenty-one percent of adults in South Bend report using tobacco in some form. Meanwhile, 19 percent reported that they had drunk to excess in the previous 30 days. Excessive drinking is usually defined as having five or more drinks in a single period.

Drug use in South Bend is also rising, with drug-related deaths doubling between 2012 and 2015. The region is seeing an opioid crisis, much like the rest of the country. Heroin is a significant problem, as is prescription drug abuse.

Other factors, such as poverty and education levels, can also affect people’s access to care. The unemployment rate as of 2015 was 8.8 percent, with 24 percent of children living in poverty. The rate of those who did not have health insurance was 18 percent. Sixty-four percent of South Bend residents have some level of college education. These statistics are significant. Education makes people more likely to access care. Meanwhile, unemployment, poverty, and a lack of health insurance can mean an inability to access care.

Mental Health Resources in South Bend

There are many professional mental health care providers in South Bend. However, the ratio of residents to providers was about 510:1 in 2015. Ideally, the ratio should be somewhere near 300:1. Residents also have reported long wait times to see therapists.

Many in the community have called for the implementation of more public programs. The local government has made a push in recent years to provide more services. These connect residents with public mental health services and resources. It has also prioritized community education about mental illness. Community leaders hope this will help encourage people to seek care and reduce stigma.