Relationship and Couples Counseling Services

3530 South Street, Suite C, Lafayette, IN  47905  •  (765) 447-4922  •

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is your office located?
3530 State Road 26 East in Lafayette, Indiana. My office is next door to the Lafayette Veterinary Hospital, across from the Caterpillar plant. It is wheelchair accessible. You can reach me at (765) 447-4922 or email me at

Photo of a waterfall depicting the peace found after sucessful therapyDoes Psychotherapy help?
A survey in Consumer Reports magazine by 4,000 readers indicated 90% who sought mental health treatment said their conditions significantly improved after therapy. How much an individual benefits from therapy will depend on their comfort, trust and "chemistry" with their therapist.

Read the survey, Mental Health: Does Therapy Help? pub. Consumer Reports (1995, November) compliments of Dr. John J. Horan

Do you take insurance?
Yes. There are many different policies that cover my services and I will bill them directly if you wish, so that your out of pocket expense is only your deductible & co-payments. I am in PPO panels of Anthem BC/BS, UMR, UHC and United Behavior Health, and will verify a potential client's benefits for them.

Are there different types of mental health therapists?
There are three major types, and several others. The three major types reimbursable by insurance are:
  • Clinical Social Workers have a Master's degree in Social Work and specialize in Clinical approaches to mental health treatment. Their training includes individual, group, couples and family therapy with different approaches in each area. Clinical Social Workers provide the most psychotherapy and counseling services in this country.
  • Clinical Psychologists have a doctorate in psychology. They have training in psychological testing, assessments, psychotherapy and conducting original research.
  • Psychiatrists are medical doctors who complete a three year residency in psychiatry and they are the only mental health providers who can write prescriptions for medication in Indiana. They usually do not provide psychotherapy and counseling services, but work in collaboration with psychologists and clinical social workers.