Counseling in Indianapolis

Posted on July 1, 2011

Are you looking for a counselor?  Do you know what you want?  Are you overwhelmed by the numerous choices of counselors in Indianapolis?  If so, the comments below will help you narrow your search and find a counselor that is a great fit for you.

  • Do I need individual, couples, or family counseling?

Think about the concern at hand and identify if it mainly affects you individually or if the concern is most often affecting your relationship or family.  This will help you identify which type of counselor in Indianapolis to begin searching.

  • Narrow down the type of struggle you are having.

Are you depressed?  Anxious?  Are your children having difficulty adjusting to a divorce in the family?  Is your marriage in jeopardy?  Knowing the type of personal struggle you are experiencing will help you narrow your search for a counselor.  If you are in need of family counseling, you would not want to see a counselor that specializes in individual work.  Likewise, if you are in need of individual counseling you would not want to search for a counselor that is trained in treating families.

  • Does location matter?

Indianapolis counselors are located in many different areas of the city.  Would you be willing to drive 30 or 45 minutes to a counselor?  Is it important to find a counselor that is close to your workplace or home?  Answering these questions will allow you to further narrow your search.  Make sure the location of your counselor is suitable for you or your family.  Doing so will allow you to keep your appointments more consistent and you will most likely be more satisfied with your choice.

  • Do you need to use insurance?

I encourage you to think about your financial situation.  If using health benefits is a necessity for seeking a counselor.  Many counselors in the Indianapolis area accept insurance.  Finding a counselor that takes your type of insurance can be easily done by asking questions when researching counselors.  Other counselors in the Indianapolis area do not accept insurance, but may offer a reduced fee for services.  Ask questions about fees and insurance when searching for a counselor.

  • Be patient.

Finding the right counselor for you may take some time.  What many people don’t know is that you have the right to “test out” a couple counselors before you make your final decision.  If the first counselor you see does not seem to fit with your current needs, don’t give up or feel discouraged that counseling won’t work.  Continue to meet with different counselors until you find the right fit for you.


Kristie L. Watts
, LMFTA

Kristie Watts is a Marriage and Family Therapy Resident at Groff and Associates Counseling.  Her passions are grief and loss, parent/child relationships, and pregnancy related struggles.  If you are interested in seeing a counselor and think that Kristie may be a good fit, please contact her at kristie@groffandassociates.com.

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