Melinda S Malher-Moran, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT, Mental Health Counseling in Indianapolis, Indiana, 46240

Melinda S Malher-Moran, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT

Melinda S Malher-Moran, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT
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Melinda S Malher-Moran, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 39003138A
Secondary Credential: LPCC - 3299
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 43804
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Office 1
8515 Cedar Place Drive
Suite 102
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
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Office 2
147 W. Green Meadows Drive
Suite 1
Greenfield, Indiana 46140
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  • Accessible Parking
  • Wheelchair Accessible Building

Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Household income based sliding scale: $50-$130 per session. I accept all major credit cards, PayPal as well as Health Spending Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).

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My approach to therapy is driven by three main principles: 1) speaking the language of youth; 2) engaging parents/caregivers and; 3) acceptance and inclusion. Youth communicate and process less through words and more through play, metaphor, and art--these are the modes in which youth problem solve, communicate daily experiences and express feelings. As an expressive arts therapist, utilizing the tools already at the disposal of children and teens allows for a more natural counseling experience. Each session is guided by the client's needs, abilities, age, and interest.

Engaging parents and/or caregivers is essential for a youth's progress in therapy. Based on what suits the family best, parents and/or caregivers choose to participate in the counseling process in a variety of ways including: family therapy, parent education, behavior monitoring, structured parent-child sessions and, psychoeducational resource consultations.

I believe that an environment of acceptance and inclusion assists all individuals' ability to thrive. A sense of belonging is essential for healing, growth, and progress to occur; my practice is committed to celebrating the unique attributes, characteristics, abilities, and perspectives of each individual.

Email or Call Melinda S Malher-Moran, MA, LMHC, BC-DMT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 43804

More Info About My Practice

I provide counseling services to youth ages three and up utilizing a variety of therapy techniques including talk-based therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, play therapy techniques, poetry therapy depending on the client's needs.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have worked several years with teens with anxiety, depression, self-harm and low self-esteem and well as through who identify as LGBTQA+. For youth ages three and up, I have experience providing services to adopted youth; children with behavioral challenges; those who have experienced trauma as well as children with developmental challenges including youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I enjoy the relationships built with youth and their families. Through the relationship and therapy work, I have the privilege of watching children and teens grow, change and progress through their challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Lgbtq youth, asd youth

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bullying
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dance / Movement Therapy (DMT)
  • Music Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Poetry Therapy

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