Brooke Randolph, Counseling Therapist
Both therapeutically and personally, I am committed to never stop learning and growing. I am regularly reading half a dozen non-fiction books at a time, many due directly to a client need. I believe that therapists should have a well-stocked toolbox to meet the individual needs of each client. I do not have a single approach, rather I strive to find what fits best for each individual client, meeting them where they are, and respecting their personal pace. Some clients prefer using cognitive behavioral techniques and a brief, solution focused orientation, while others are interested in understanding their psyche more indepth. Often I am able to use the "specialized" trainings I have for one type of client with several other clients as well, for example using theories for couples counseling with individuals wanting to understand their relationships more and learn how to create healthier relationships in the future. In addition to the trainings and certifications listed below, I consider myself Imago informed, IFS-informed, trauma-informed, Daring Way informed, and influenced by existentialism and psychodynamic theories.
I see a variety of clients for issues including relationship concerns, adoption, depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce, career frustrations, effective communication, grief and loss, and stress management. Some of my specialties include: adults with adoption issues (adoptees or birth/first parents), adoptive parents/families, couples for either relationship concerns or pre-marital counseling, or individuals seeking more whole hearted living.
You are welcome to use your Health Savings Account (HSA) to pay for appointments; however, I do not bill insurance companies directly. Fees for the majority of services are determined by a sliding-scale based on income. This allows you to direct your own treatment and allows more time to be spent in direct interaction with clients, rather than billing and answering to insurance companies. I have been approved by multiple insurance companies in the past, and you are welcome to request reimbursement from your insurance carrier as an out-of-network provider; information to assist in your appeal will be provided at your request. Read more at How Insurance Inhibits Good Therapy.
Cost of Counseling
The sliding-fee scale used to determine rates is based on annual household income and number of people in your household. You will be asked to provide copies of income tax returns or check stubs to secure the reduced rate. Payment is expected at the time of service. The current sliding fee scale can be found on the informed consent contract here. Cash, check, charge, and HSA are all acceptable forms of payment.
Your confidentiality is always a priority in this process. Your identity, personal information, and the topics you discuss will be protected with the highest standards available. Without your written permission, information about you shall not be shared. Even after written permission is granted, it may be revoked at any time. If there is concern of danger or harm to yourself and/or others, I am legally required to report this information to the authorities to ensure the safety of all. In the case that you are threatening harm to yourself, I may be obliged to contact loved ones to provide protection and/or seek more intensive treatment. I may also be required to take protective actions if it is believed that you are threatening harm to another. These actions may include notifying the potential victim, contacting police, or more intensive treatment. I am obliged by law to report any suspicion or allegation of abuse or neglect of a child, elderly or disabled person.
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana
- Nationally Certified Counselor
- TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention) trained
- Trained Prepare/Enrich facilitator for pre-marital counseling, couples counseling, and marital enrichment
- Trained Star Behavioral Health Provider for service members and families.
- Approved MMPI-2 administrator
- Indiana Association of Wedding Officiants associate member
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training
- 15 years of child care and child education experience prior to starting her therapeutic practice
- Parents group facilitator for multiple agencies
- Disaster mental health volunteer with the Red Cross for emergencies throughout Indiana
- Infant adoption specialist
- Solution focused therapy training
- Motivational Interviewing training
- Featured in the Indianapolis Star July 2011
- Partner of INShape Indiana initiative
- Paneled expert for Sharecare
Brooke Randolph, NCC, LMHC, is a wife, parent, grandparent, therapist, and adoption professional with 25 years of experience working with children, families, and individuals. Her private practice, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, focuses on individual and relationship therapy. Brooke was the mental health expert contributor at DietsInReview.com, a national diet and fitness column from 2008-2015. She was a founding member of MLJ Adoptions, Inc., where she served as the VP of Social Services for seven years. She is a Young Professionals Advisory Board member for The Villages, which is Indiana’s largest not-for-profit child and family services agency, serving over 1,400 children and their families each day. Brooke adopted an older child internationally as a single woman, which she considers one of the most difficult and most rewarding things she has ever done. She is a contributing author to the book Adoption Therapy: Perspectives from Clients and Clinicians on Processing and Healing Post-Adoption Issues (2014), author of The Bully Book: A Workbook for Kids Coping with Bullies (2016), and organizing editor for the soon to be published It's Not About You: Understanding Adoptee Search, Reunion, & Open Adoption. She has also authored adoption education materials. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops throughout North America on a variety of topics. Brooke is primarily motivated to encourage, equip, and empower individuals and couples toward more whole-hearted living and conscious relationships.