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Online therapy in Indianapolis

Online therapy in Indianapolis, IN can be extremely helpful for many individuals. People have busy lives, both professionally and personally, which makes scheduling time in-office with a therapist challenging. With online therapy , you can select a therapist based on their experience and expertise without worrying about where they are located or what time zone they work within. This is especially beneficial if you have multiple people in your household who would like to attend therapy.

Licensed therapists provide online services, but they are still bound by the rules and regulations of their professional association. This means that you can trust an online therapist to work with confidentiality and maintain your privacy, just as if you were attending face-to-face therapy.

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Mental Health in Indianapolis

The CDC reports that there are over 42 million Americans with a mental health conditions. “An estimated 26 percent of adults in the United States (13 million) have a diagnosable mental illness in the past year, including 2.6 percent (1 in every 54) children aged 17 or younger.” Mental illness isn’t always physical but can be hard to diagnose. This is why people are encouraged to seek medical attention if they feel that their mental well-being is at risk.

In Indianapolis, the following statistics have been reported:

In Indianapolis, 1 in 4 children aged 12-17 has a mental illness. In Indy, 1 in 13 teens suffers from depression. In addition to this, there is a higher rate of self-harm and suicide attempts among young people with mental health issues compared to those without. About 90 percent of all diagnosed cases of severe psychosis or schizophrenia start before a person turns 24 years old. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for 15-24-year-olds in Indiana and it is almost twice as high for males than females.


The most common mental illnesses reported by adults in Indianapolis are anxiety disorders (14 percent) followed by major depressive disorder (7.5) and bipolar disorder (2.5).

Although the number of adults with some form of mental illness in Indianapolis falls between 14.2-23.7 percent, men are more likely than women to experience a severe mental health condition (18 percent compared to 13 percent). On average, it costs over $100 billion annually to address the cost of associated conditions like depression or chronic illnesses that were caused by or made worse by mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It is estimated that Indiana residents will spend about $1 billion on health care for people with severe psychiatric problems during 2011 alone. Nationally, suicide costs more than $44 billion annually due to medical expenses and lost income.

Best Therapists in Indianapolis

Joe Miller

Joe Miller is a therapist with over 23 years of experience. He has helped many people deal with their grief and loss, depression, anger, and other issues. He studied at an online school and went to The Family Institute of Chicago. He is the author of many books and other publications on self-help topics as well as an award-winning blogger. He practices from his home and in local hospitals.

Patty Bruder

Patty Bruder is a therapist with over 15 years of experience. She especially helps young adults who are struggling in their personal or professional lives, experiencing anxiety, feeling lost and unfulfilled, and trying to figure out what they want from life. She is very active in her community by participating on a number of boards and committees. Patty did her undergraduate work at Butler University and got her graduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University School of Counseling.

Dr. Manny Brotman

Dr. Manny Brotman was voted one of the best therapists for children in Indianapolis by parents that were surveyed by Citysearch back in 2006! He has been working with people for several decades through his work as a school counselor, private practice owner, and therapist, and educator. He has experience with children and teens dealing with: depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, communication disorders, social skills deficits-peer relationships issues. Dr. Brotman did his undergrad work at the University of Illinois and got his graduate degree from IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). He also wrote a book called “Positive Parenting in Action”.

Dwight Mitchell

Dwight Mitchell is an addiction counselor who specializes in helping people find freedom from substance abuse behaviors such as drugs, sex, workaholism, food addictions (overeating), behavioral addictions (gambling), codependency, etc. He can also help family members of addicts cope with feelings that may come up. Dwight got his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and got his graduate degree from Ball State University. He is a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and also helped to found the Indiana Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (AADE).

Derrick Ferguson

This therapist studied from 1994 to 1997 at the University of Indianapolis for their bachelor’s degree and got his graduate degree from Indiana Wesleyan University School of Counseling. Derrick has been working as a therapist since 1997 and specializes in therapy for adolescents, families, individuals, and couples. Some issues he deals with include: depression, anger management, anxiety/panic attacks, relationship problems (due to communication or other factors), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, and much more.

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Common types of therapies in Indianapolis

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Indianapolis is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Indianapolis is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Indianapolis focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Indianapolis help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Indianapolis area therapist.  Online therapy in Indianapolis is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Indianapolis via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Indianapolis free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Indianapolis area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Indianapolis also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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