Aaron Gardner

(MA, LMHC)

About Me

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Indiana with over 15 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, career challenges, and compulsive eating.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical-behavioral, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. Each person is unique and we will use the tools that are best for you and your situation.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Grief, Eating disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #39001707A (Expires: 2020-04-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on Dec 01, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks

While I've only been seeing Dr. Gardner for a few weeks, I have been quite surprised with how easily we clicked into a good doctor-patient relationship. He's very warm and encouraging, and handles the difficult things with tact and practiced expertise. He's also got a great handle on the extra bits that make teen counseling different, and he uses them to full advantage, encouraging me to do online exercises and look at .gifs designed to assist me with deep breathing. It's a unique experience, but Dr. Gardner seems to know EXACTLY how to handle it for the best possible effect.

Written by J.A. on Nov 16, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 1 month on issues concerning eating disorders

He’s been wonderful. The techniques he’s teaching me are very helpful and I’m confident we are going to beat this together.

Written by M.A. on Nov 11, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aaron has made me feel very comfortable when I've felt like my problems were too dumb to be shared or repeated over and over again. He is there to listen and uncover the real thoughts behind my anxiety. He is patient and very understanding.

Written by P.E. on Oct 28, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

Aaron is my right guy at the right time counsellor. Full of good humor he is experienced empathetic and highly skilled. We were able to make a good connection quickly and I'm sure that's not unusual for Aaron. He's been a huge practical help to me in facing some pretty significant life challenges. I'm so pleased to have reconnected with therapy and had this positive experience. We'll have an ongoing relationship I'm sure. I would recommend Aaron unreservedly.

Written by A.B. on Oct 18, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 1 week

Aaron is amazing :)

Written by M.I. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks

We’ve only been working together for a short period of time but I feel really comfortable talking and opening up to Aaron. He always responds in a very timely manner and is always really insightful!

Written by B.R. on Oct 06, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks

Aaron listens to me like a good friend would and takes the time to respond to my concerns in a thoughtful, uplifting, and fact driven way with lots of evident compassion.

Written by T.H. on Sep 26, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks

It has only been a short period of time but I do feel already that Aaron has a good hand on what it is he would like to know and how knowing that would help. I'm sure I won't be the easiest patient but he's always been courteous and engaging.

Written by A.M. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Aaron takes time to listen and offer strategies for me to try to work on setting boundaries. He helps me empower myself. I have grown so much from working with him.

Written by A.M. on Sep 01, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aaron is great and is well attuned to the issues and questions raised to him. He helped me see things through and clearly within a couple of weeks which worked really well and I highly recommend him.

Written by T.I. on Aug 26, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aaron has been very patient with me! He has given me some great techniques to manage my anxiety and it has been helping!

Written by K.R. on Aug 24, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and coaching

Aaron has been such a blessing. I was a bit hesitant to do 'online counseling' thinking it wouldn't be as effective as 'traditional' counseling but boy I was truly wrong! He checks in with me, always responds very timely, gives insightful tips/tricks, and is very supportive. It has only been a couple of months however it's because of Aaron I joined one of the longer membership packages and will continue to do so as I grow and improve weekly!! Thanks teen counseling and Aaron Gardner for such an amazing service!

Written by C.H. on Aug 13, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks

I really enjoy Aaron's video calls, he always puts me at ease and understands my situation and gives me good advice.

Written by A.L. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Aaron is a fantastic counsellor. He listens, appreciates and understands and every advice and task he gives me to do is very personal and specific to me and my needs. He makes me feel comfortable and relaxed and I feel completely comfortable opening up to him.

Written by H.A. on Jul 22, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Aaron makes everything seem more manageable even having started this program very recently. He has given me hope and another side to what I am feeling. He is very willing to listen in a non judgmental fashion.

Written by A.L. on Jul 17, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Aaron is a great analyst. I feel he is able to connect with my thought patterns and show me aspects of myself I had’t seen. He knows when to push and when to validate. I’m thankful I found him and for the work we’ve done so far.

Written by T.I. on Jul 14, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt

Great counselor.

Written by R.E. on Jul 10, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and adhd

Aaron is respectful, analytical and a good listener. While proffesional he is approachable and friendly. During our communication I could see he was paying attention and always looked for the best angle to approach a solution. I benefited from sessions with him.

Written by A.A. on Jul 01, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 1 month

Aaron’s counseling has been great! Counseling in the past has often been interesting, but not particularly helpful, for me. Aaron Gardner’s focus on cognitive behavioral methodology has been particularly useful in helping me reshape my thinking and behavior NOW. His style is engaging, and he has been willing to work with my schedule even though I am living overseas temporarily. I’m very grateful for what we’ve done already. He’s good stuff!

Written by K.E. on Jun 21, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

He’s very genuine and wants to help out.

Written by C.A. on Jun 16, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Aaron is excellent at what he does. He offers clear steps and guidance on helping me with my problems, is always happy to talk and I couldn’t ask for more from him.

Written by A.A. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, bipolar disorder, and adhd

When I first spoke to Aaron I was fully at ease. He listened carefully to my concerns and we talked about my situation. As he used real time examples, it helped me relate and I was able to open up to him. Thank you!

Written by K.R. on Jun 04, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I would definitely recommend Aaron as he has helped me through talking, and he gave me some worksheets that have helped me.

Written by S.H. on Jun 03, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 3 weeks

Aaron has been a tremendous help with the struggles our teenage son is having in school. In just a few short weeks, my son has made major steps in dealing with anger, frustration, and other struggles he faced. They say it takes a village to raise kids but sometimes you need some professional support as well. As a parent, I feel I can go to Aaron at any time and have never been made to feel out of place, unfit as a parent, or pushed aside. When faced with one of his triggers, sending Aaron a message is generally my son's first response... and this had made all the difference in the situation.

I have recommended this service, and Aaron, to a friend who also has a teenager.

Written by D.E. on May 14, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Aaron Gardner is comforting, understanding, and always seems to have the right questions. He does an excellent job of helping me get past the thoughts that have been weighing me down.

Written by M.A. on May 14, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks

Mr. Gardner is extremely gentle, genuine, respectful and professional. He’s caring, supportive and provides healthy and positive coping strategies, as well as encouragements! What a wonderful counselor and I’m truly thankful for Mr. Gardner!

Written by B.E. on May 12, 2019 after counseling with Aaron for 2 weeks

I enjoyed the counseling so far. It has been helpful.