Off-Campus Mental Health Providers
Finding a Community Therapist
When students are referred to the local community for psychotherapy, they often have questions about how to find a therapist, navigating health insurance, and making the first appointment. Below are a few guidelines to help you.
Psychiatrists are MD’s who have completed a residency in Psychiatry. Nurse Practitioners or Nurse Specialists have a Master’s in Nursing. Both can provide medication management but rarely provide psychotherapy.
Licensed Psychologists (PhD, HSPP), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT) provide psychotherapy but not medication management. They are trained to work with individuals, couples, and families, and sometimes groups. Psychologists also administer testing for psychological and learning disability assessment.
Call the providers with whom you might like to work and do a brief phone interview to see if the provider is a good fit for your needs, and to check if they accept your insurance or have a sliding scale fee.
List of local providers
Be sure to confirm insurance acceptance with the provider's office before receiving care.
Outpatient Psychiatric Services
1100 Reid Parkway
|Pattie Young, MSN,
Clinical Nurse Specialist
1901 E. Main St.
|A Creating Center
Loretta Gula, M.Div.
101 Quaker Hill Drive
|Angelo Giannitelli, DMin., LMFT, LCSW
216 S. 4th St.
|Beth Hillenmeyer, LCSW, ACSW
238 South 5th St.
|Centerstone - Community Mental Health Center
831 Dillon Drive
Toll-free (888) 983-8000 (24/7)
Psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioner for med monitoring
1901 East Main Street
|James L. Girdley, LMHC
Professional Christian Counseling, Internet Counseling
325 National Road West
(765) 966-3113 email@example.com
|Mary Emerson, MSW, LSW
609 S.W. A St.
|Linda Simkin, MS, LMHC
245 S. 4th St., Suite B
|Meridian Services - Community Mental Health Center
16 South 5th Street
|Lutheran Counseling Center of Richmond - Bob Swanson, LCSW
2300 W. Main St.
|Nancy Smith-Call, MSW
301 South 4th Street
|Mary Schwendener-Holt, PhD, HSPP, Addictions Certification (former Earlham professor)
516 National Road West