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Crosswinds Counseling & Therapy

Crosswinds exists to help bring about lasting change in the lives of our clients through counseling and coaching. We’ll help you honestly evaluate yourself and your family, work through issues to establish stability, set goals, and achieve those goals. For your convenience, we offer a variety of ways for you to receive counseling and coaching; from online and texting to in-home counseling or meeting in our office, we offer you flexible ways to get the help and support you need when you need it, where you need it.

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Crosswinds’ Counseling Approach

Crosswinds’ counseling approach is attachment-informed, which is another way of saying we look at the key relationships our clients have had throughout their lives and try to understand the beliefs they have created about themselves, others, and the world and how those beliefs might impact their current relationships.

You Are Not Alone

If you or your family struggles with difficult relationships, marital issues, parenting struggles, mental health, depression or anxiety, you are not alone. In the United States, the need for counseling is on the rise.

If you or your family is struggling, we encourage you to get help now, before the problem builds. And remember, it’s never too late to ask for help. Reach out to us at (877) 328-5067, text the word “TEXT” to 260-238-8939, or fill out an inquiry form to get started. Help is only a phone call away.

They need help,
57
percent of Americans with mental health struggles do not receive treatment
National Institute of Mental Health
Its on the rise
8.2
percent of youths suffer from depression, up from 5.9% in 2012
Mental Health America
Every
38
seconds,
there is a divorce in America
CDC

When to Seek Help


We all go through hardships in life, and most seasons have their ups and downs. There are times we may need some extra help to overcome a specific issue or conflict. Let’s take a look at some common struggles that show it’s time to pursue counseling.

Healthy vs. Unhealthy Struggles

Struggles come and go for all of us. Sometimes, emotionally healthy people find a way to move forward through their struggles, and there’s a natural process of personal growth that takes place in their lives when they do so.

When problems don’t go away, or increase in severity it’s often a sign of something in the person or family situation that needs to be addressed and healed. When people sweep their struggles under a rug and pretend like they aren’t there, it’s a sign that resolution can’t be found – as a result people often end up disconnecting from others. If you find yourself struggling with the same thing, or it seems to snowball into greater conflict, it may be time to seek counseling. We are here to help.

Is Counseling for You? A Quick Self-Evaluation

There are many reasons why people choose counseling. You don’t need to be at the end of your rope before seeking help. In fact, it’s better to come into counseling earlier, before a problem escalates. The same is true for your physical health; the earlier a health concern is treated, the quicker and more effective the healing process. You may be asking yourself, “do I really need counseling?” In order to help determine if counseling is for you, consider your answers to the following questions:

  • Are your struggles impacting your day-to-day life?
  • Do they negatively impact your work, relationships, or daily functioning?
  • Have your struggles continued for a long time with no improvement?
  • Is the issue or conflict getting worse?
  • Have you self-harmed or had suicidal or homicidal thoughts within the last six months?
  • Have you experienced a severe trauma?
  • Do you struggle with addiction?
  • Do you have severe mental health concerns?

If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to seek outside help to bring about change. Your counselor will address your concerns and come up with a plan of action to encourage healing.

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Warning Signs Indicating It is Time to Seek External Help

Sometimes more serious concerns cause a more urgent need for counseling. Listed below are some common indicators counseling is the best next step for you or for a family member. If you or a loved one struggles with any of these, it’s time to seek outside help through professional counseling:

Warning Signs for Individuals

  • Addiction
  • Severe mental health concerns
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Homicidal thoughts
  • Self-harm
  • Trauma

Warning Signs for Couples

  • Ongoing communication difficulties
  • Frequent conflict
  • Financial stress
  • Problems with balancing your roles
  • Lack of trust
  • Intimacy concerns
  • Infidelity
  • Significant loss in family / grief
  • Parenting struggles

Warning Signs for Families

  • Lack of connection
  • Frequent conflict
  • Lack of trust
  • Loss in the family / grief
  • Parent(s) not nurturing
  • Parent(s) lack of boundaries/discipline

What’s Next?
If you’ve said yes to any of the warning signs above, or if you have noticed your personal struggles are negatively impacting your day-to-day life and your ability to find joy, then counseling is a good fit for you. It’s a brave step to choose counseling, and it can make all the difference. To learn more about how Crosswinds’ can help you, call 877-328-5067, send the word “TEXT” to 260-238-8939 or fill out an inquiry form to get started today.

Challenge Areas that Crosswinds can Address


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Individual Counseling Services

  • Assertiveness
  • Boundary Setting
  • Financial
  • Housing
  • Identity (General)
  • Job/Career Dissatisfaction
  • Lack of Confidence/Self-Esteem
  • Leaving the Home
  • Limited Self-Awareness
  • Major Life Change
  • Obsession with Cleanliness
  • Racial/Ethnic Identity
  • Trauma(s)
  • Trusting Others
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Interpersonal Therapy (Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Relationship Counseling, Other)

  • Abuse (Verbal/Physical/Sexual/Emotional)
  • Adoption
  • Bullying
  • Communication Conflict in Relationship(s)
  • Death of a Loved One
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Ending of a Relationship/Friendship(s)
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting/Co-parenting
  • Past Relationship
  • Remarriage/Blending Families
  • Romantic Relationship
  • Social Anxiety
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Emotional Counseling

  • Attachment/RAD
  • Coping with Emotions
  • Expressing Emotions
  • Extreme Fear/Phobia
  • Flashbacks
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief
  • Hopelessness
  • Irritability
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Nightmares

Spiritual Counseling

  • Anger Towards God
  • Clarification of Values/Beliefs
  • Death/Dying
  • Existential Concerns
  • Life Purpose
  • Spirituality/Religion
  • Wounded by Church
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Psychological Counseling

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety/Worry/Stress
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Depression
  • Homicidal Thoughts
  • Manic Episode(s)/Bipolar
  • Obsessions/Compulsions
  • Panic Attacks
  • Schizophrenia/Psychosis
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts

Sexual Counseling

  • Inappropriate Sexual Behavior
  • Pornography
  • Sexual Difficulties
  • Unwanted Sexual Experience
  • Sexual Abuse

Behavioral Counseling

  • Academic/Work Performance
  • Alcohol/Substance Use
  • Attention Difficulties
  • Bed-wetting
  • Disrespectful
  • High-Risk Behaviors
  • Hoarding
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Legal Concerns
  • Oppositional Defiant (ODD)
  • Organizational Difficulties
  • Stealing

Biological Counseling

  • Chronic Pain Disability
  • Eating Concerns
  • Eating Disorders
  • Forgetfulness
  • Lack of Energy
  • Medical Concerns
  • Medication Concerns
  • Physical Health
  • Self-Care (Hygiene)
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Weight/Body Image

Forms of Communication & Available Counseling Services


Crosswinds offers several different options for our counseling and coaching services. From traditional counseling to a text-based option, we provide different forms of communication with your counselor so you can get the help you need when and where you need it.

Counseling vs. Coaching

At Crosswinds, you can choose from either counseling or coaching. What’s the difference between the two? Counselors usually help their clients look backward, into the past, and heal from past traumas or hurts in order to help improve the future. Coaches, on the other hand, generally help people to look ahead and move forward intentionally. Coaches usually assist clients in achieving their own personal goals, such as increasing personal skills, enhancing relationships, or developing a career.

Service Delivery Options for Counseling and Coaching

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Traditional, In-Office Counseling and Coaching

Traditional counseling and coaching takes place in our offices across the state of Indiana. This is the most common therapy option our clients choose. Our therapists and coaches will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses, work with you to create a plan, and help you to move forward in healthy living. You can view our office locations and service areas in the section below.

In-Home Counseling and Coaching

Crosswinds also gives clients the unique option of meeting with their counselor or coach in their own home. This helps eliminate the commute to our office, allows our therapists to get to know you in a new way, and allows for more privacy as you can stay in the comfort of your own home.

While anyone can benefit from in-home counseling and coaching, it has especially helped our clients who struggle with something in their house. For example, it can be beneficial for people who struggle with an eating disorder, hoarding, agoraphobia, or disability. Parents can also benefit from the convenience of receiving family counseling in their own home. Click here to see where in-home counseling and coaching is offered.

Online Counseling and Coaching

Our online counselors and coaches meet with their clients face-to-face through video calls. Many people have benefited from this mode of therapy. It eliminates the commute to a counseling office, saving time and money, but still includes face-to-face interaction. Another advantage is online therapy can cater to the needs of people who struggle with things like frequent panic attacks or leaving the house.

Text Counseling and Coaching

We offer our text counseling and coaching services through an app you can download on your phone, tablet, or computer. Once you download the app, you can send messages to your therapist throughout the day. Your therapist will reply to your texts at two different times each day, five days a week, as needed. This style of counseling and coaching can be very beneficial for some as you benefit from a more immediate response from your counselor.

Crosswinds Text Counseling

Who is a Good Fit?

Our texting program is a good fit for people who struggle to find an hour or more to come into the office for counseling. Our clients are able to remain anonymous and this often gives them the courage to open up more fully. Because clients have more frequent access to their counselor or coach, they are able to get intervention sooner than the more traditional forms of counseling.

Who is Not a Good Fit?

Our text counseling service is currently only offered for individual clients and cannot be offered to minors. We generally try to avoid high risk clients participating in our text counseling, as we believe in-person counseling is a better fit for those who may be having intense suicidal or homicidal thoughts, frequent self-harm, psychotic behavior, or severely intense trauma.

Different Packages

We offer several different packages alongside the text-based counseling option. You can choose to add a weekly or monthly 30-minute video call to your texting plan. If you prefer, you can elect to replace the video call with live texting, where your therapist or coach will be immediately available to answer questions.

What You Can Expect at Crosswinds


There are many ways Crosswinds counseling stands out from other counseling programs in our region and state. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of receiving professional coaching or counseling through Crosswinds.

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1.     24/7 Admissions Team and Quick Turnaround

At Crosswinds counseling, we pride ourselves on getting our clients into counseling promptly. Our admissions team is available 24/7, to help people determine if counseling is right for them. We are also able to enroll someone in our counseling programs quickly if needed, usually scheduling a session within 24 hours.

Our text counseling requires our clients to fill out some additional paperwork, but once that’s completed, we can start counseling within 24 hours of applying. And, we are usually able to start in-home counseling within 24 to 48 hours.

2.     Flexible Scheduling & Ways to Meet

We book appointments around your schedule, in whatever form works best for you. Each of our services cater to the different needs of our clients and help to eliminate the barriers – like sitting in a waiting room, a long commute, privacy concerns, or difficult schedules – that can sometimes keep people from getting the help they deserve. Crosswinds counseling and coaching is designed to meet you where you are, when you need us, whatever that looks like in your life.

3.     Qualified Providers

At Crosswinds, we have a highly-trained staff across three regions in Indiana ready to meet with you in person, as well as an online counseling team. All of our therapists are licensed or hold at least a master’s degree in their field. Our staff is made up of both male and female therapists, so you can meet with whichever would make you most comfortable. Every Crosswinds therapist is here to help support you.

We also have several coaches on staff who are available for accountability and support. Each staff coach holds at least a bachelor’s degree in a mental health or social work field. Coaching is a good fit for those who want to focus on positive growth to move forward in a specific area such as career development, spiritual growth, relationship enhancement, or life changes.

4.     Faith

Crosswinds providers work with clients of all belief systems and minister to both believers and non-believers. Clients do not have to know Jesus or identify as Christian to work with a Crosswinds’ provider. Biblical truths and spiritual disciplines are integrated directly in treatment at the client’s request and/or when therapeutically appropriate. They are integrated indirectly as the provider engages in an open, emphatic, non-judgmental relationship with the client and shows them the love of Jesus, in the following ways:

  • Incorporating prayer
  • Reading Scripture together
  • Encouraging involvement with a church group
  • Giving biblical answers to purpose of life questions
  • Giving biblical strategies and scriptures that are helpful for clients coping with depression, anxiety, stress, family conflict, etc.

5.     Integrating Others into Counseling Sessions

When most people think of counseling, they imagine a person sitting one-on-one with a therapist, or sitting with their spouse for relationship counseling. But at Crosswinds, we believe healing often includes more than just one or two people. It includes your support system – however you define family.

If our clients are open and willing, we encourage them to invite a friend, loved one or multiple family members to their session. For example, a client can bring in a loved one to disclose past trauma, share how they can be best supported, help set up boundaries, walk through forgiveness, or get relationship help.

Counseling Locations & Offices


Online Family Counseling

Our online counseling staff provides online and text-based counseling and coaching so you receive help when you need it, where you need it.

Do You Offer Counseling Near Me?

We offer “in-office” and “in-home” counseling from more than 16 offices all over the state of Indiana. Click here for more information on our office locations.

Indiana Locations Map

Counseling in Northeast Indiana

Our Northeast Indiana staff serves the following counties:

  • Adams County
  • Allen County
  • DeKalb County
  • Huntington County
  • LaGrange County
  • Noble County
  • Steuben County
  • Wabash County
  • Wells County
  • Whitley County

Counseling in Northwest Indiana

Our Northwest Indiana staff serves the following counties:

  • Elkhart County
  • Kosciusko County
  • La Porte County
  • Marshall County
  • Porter County
  • Saint Joseph County

Counseling in Central Indiana

Our Central Indiana staff serves the following counties:

  • Boone County
  • Delaware County
  • Hamilton County
  • Hendricks County
  • Henry County
  • Howard County
  • Madison County
  • Marion County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • Putnam County
  • Tippecanoe County
  • Vanderburgh County
  • Vigo County
  • Wayne County

Counseling Onboarding Process


If you’re interested in signing up for counseling, there are many ways to start the process. You can send the word “TEXT” to 260-238-8939, call 877-328-5067, fill out an online form here, or send an email to info@crosswinds.org.

You’ll be put in contact with an admissions coordinator, who will answer your questions and help fit you with the right counselor or coach. You’ll be asked questions such as: why you want counseling, what you need from counseling, what your provider preferences are (male/female, older/younger), your location, and your availability. You’ll also get to choose between in-person and online counseling. We have counselors who are available to meet you in your home, in our office, online, or through text.

Once you’ve answered these questions, you’ll be sent some electronic paperwork to return. We will then match you with the counselor, therapist, or coach who is the best fit for you. Once you are matched, they will contact you and set up your first appointment. If you are in need of immediate counseling, we are generally able to set up your first session within 24 hours of your call.

First Few Counseling Sessions

During your first counseling session, your therapist will go over general paperwork, may also have you fill out a self-assessment, and get to know you. They will ask you to give them background information and to let them know your areas of concern.

After the first few sessions, your therapist will review an action plan for you to help putting what you’re learning in counseling into practice in your life. Crosswinds counseling is goal-oriented and you will always know what you’re working towards with your counselor.

Ongoing Counseling Sessions

The length of time you spend in counseling depends on how well you respond to the counseling and the struggles you’re working through. A lot of people see change after a few sessions, and experience significant results after about 3 months of counseling. Usually, clients start with weekly counseling sessions and as they progress, they move to biweekly sessions, monthly sessions, and then they “graduate.”
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Completion of Counseling

Once you have reached your goals, your counselor will spend at least one session talking about the growth you’ve experienced, and will help you create a plan to move forward. This plan will help you continue to practice the good habits you’ve put in place while in counseling. They will also let you know the warning signs to look for if you ever need support again, and ensure you know how to get in touch with them, and Crosswinds, should you ever need us.

We Are Here to Help

Crosswinds counselors and coaches are waiting to support you when and where you need it. For more information, call 877-328-5067, send “TEXT” to 260-238-8939, or fill out the form.