Community Resources

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.


Psychiatric Services

Reid Health
Outpatient Psychiatric Services

1100 Reid Parkway
(765) 983-3298
Pattie Young, MSN,
Clinical Nurse Specialist

Living Pathways
1901 E. Main St.
(765) 935-7284



Psychotherapy Services

A Creating Center
Loretta Gula, M.Div.
101 Quaker Hill Drive
(765) 962-6997
Angelo Giannitelli, DMin., LMFT, LCSW
216 S. 4th St.
(765) 966-7586
Beth Hillenmeyer, LCSW, ACSW
238 South 5th St.
(765) 935-0008
Centerstone - Community Mental Health Center
831 Dillon Drive
(765) 983-8000
Toll-free (888) 983-8000 (24/7)
Living Pathways
Psychologists, therapists, nurse practitioner for med monitoring
1901 East Main Street
(765) 935-7284
James L. Girdley, LMHC
Professional Christian Counseling, Internet Counseling
325 National Road West
(765) 966-3113
Mary Emerson, MSW, LSW
609 S.W. A St.
(765) 488-1335
Linda Simkin, MS, LMHC
245 S. 4th St., Suite B
(765) 939-2206
Meridian Services - Community Mental Health Center
16 South 5th Street
(765) 983-2220
Lutheran Counseling Center of Richmond - Bob Swanson, LCSW
2300 W. Main St.
(765) 935-3116
Nancy Smith-Call, MSW
301 South 4th Street
(765) 962-9499
Mary Schwendener-Holt, PhD, HSPP, Addictions Certification (former Earlham professor)
516 National Road West
(765) 966-8000
Pendleton Counseling Collaborative, LLC
Dawn Pendleton, MA, LMFT
EMDR-Certified, AAMFT Clinical Fellow
107 Crescent Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

Counseling -services -badge -2

There's a $5 charge for students who do not show for their scheduled appointment unless there's an emergency, serious illness or notice was given.

Toll-free Hotlines

  • National Suicide Hotline
    (800) 784-2433
  • Child-Help USA
    (for survivors of abuse)
    (800) 422-4453
  • National Sexual Assault Hotline
    (800) 656-4673
Print Friendly and PDF