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


Psychotherapy Services

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
Linda Simkin, MS, LMHC
245 S. 4th St., Suite B
(765) 939-2206
Meridian Services - Community Mental Health Center
630 E. Main Street
(765) 983-2220 
Mary Schwendener-Holt, PhD, HSPP, Addictions Certification (former Earlham professor)
103 N. 15th Street
(765) 966-8000
Pendleton Counseling Collaborative, LLC
Dawn Pendleton, MA, LMFT
EMDR-Certified, AAMFT Clinical Fellow
107 Crescent Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206

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There's a $15 charge for students who do not show for their scheduled appointment unless there's an emergency, serious illness or notice was given.


Public Safety (24-7)

(765) 983-1400


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
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