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Find therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Find therapists in Indianapolis, IN

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Top 10 therapists in Indianapolis, IN

Clients agree: these Indianapolis therapists are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shining Star Services, LLC

Shining Star Services, LLC

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Thervo
2+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Adam M. says, "Mia is incredibly approachable, takes her time to listen and let the patient vent, and is passionate about the quality of services she provides. I have been a patient for 2 years and with her empathy and skill, I have worked through years of trauma. I would highly recommend Mia to anyone seeking counseling services. The positive impact she has made on my life is immeasurable. " Read more
Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW

Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW

5.0(4)
11 hires on Thervo
39+ years in business
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Joyce C. says, "Joan has been a blessing. Early in 2023, I needed a professional to talk to about overcoming grief and guilt from several unexpected deaths in my family. I interviewed several counselors and chose Joan. That was six months ago. Early on Joan helped me see that I had a drinking problem that was interfering with me being fully “here”. Since seeing Joan on a weekly basis many issues and problems have come up and I have been learning to deal with them. I feel like I can say things about myself in Joan’s care and not be judged. It feels safe in her office. Joan’s age and life experience are a plus. The level of care Joan gives is high. I believe she really does care and is focused on the issues at hand in every session. She invites me to discuss whatever is on my mind and doesn’t try to steer the conversation. I really appreciate that she doesn’t overbook herself such that she allows a few extra minutes in sessions if there is a need. She has a way of queuing at the end of the session that doesn’t feel like being booted out the door. She takes notes on a note card during the session with specific points to work on the following week and she gives a notecard to take home at the end of each session. I have found the notecards very useful to periodically look through and review certain topics when needed. Overall, my experience with Joan has helped me a lot." Read more
Andrea Barbour, MA

Andrea Barbour, MA

New on Thervo
Offers online services
3 hires on Thervo
Serves Indianapolis, IN
Welcome! I’m glad you found your way here. People seek therapy for many different reasons and everyone has different goals in mind. Some come to me for help when they find themselves feeling sad, or lonely, or when they find themselves feeling stressed and worried. Some because they need a safe place to work through thoughts and feelings that seem to keep them from living the life they hope for. Others for help in building more satisfying relationships. I love helping people find the life they long for! I enjoy finding collaborative was of creating sustainable change and freedom from past hurts and difficulties....

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $50 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $50 per session for the copay.

Online therapy membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include 24-hour support through texting, phone, video, or online chat.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can a therapist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed therapist can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the therapist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a therapist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, or other mental health conditions.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find a therapist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?

Reviews for Indianapolis therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Indianapolis area.
Lydia H.
Joan has been caring, attentive, and continued to check in on my well being while I decided on a therapist. I’m happy I’ll get to meet with her soon.
Joan Schneider, MS, LCSW
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