The Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (ICCBT) is an Integrative Psychiatric Practice that includes Psychiatric Evaluation, Psychotherapy, Nutrition management , Genetic Testing, Supplement use or Medication management options.

For more information: Contact us at:  or 260-969-5583

ICCBT specializes in  CBT which includes: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and many other specialities, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychiatric Medication Psychiatric Care and many other specialties. 

 ICCBT has specialists that are trained to help with with depression, anxiety, Personality Disorders, Substance Misuse disorders, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) PTSD (stress disorders), ADHD, erectile dysfunction, anger, panic, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, tinnitus, eating disorders, general coping skills training, infidelity, parenting issues, child/adolescent behavior problems, individual therapy, relationship, couple or marriage and family problems. 

Some of our areas of specialization include: 

Anxiety Disorders
A group of separate but overlapping anxiety based disorders include: panic, social phobia, insomnia, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and PTSD. The most common problems are anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. One out of four people will suffer from these disorders at some point in their lives. It is not uncommon for these two disorders to co-occur.

Separation Anxiety Disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops in 6-8% of children who exhibit anxiety over leaving the primary caregiver.  CBT has been proven as the most effective treatment in combination sometimes with medication for this disorder.  Studies show 83% of children return to school within the first year of therapy.

Depression: Depression often includes unhelpful, automatic thoughts that the person may not even realize that they have. Treatment includes testing and restructuring thinking and behavior. For example, depressed automatic thoughts may include; “I’ll never improve” (fortune telling), “I’ll never reach my goals so why bother trying” (all or nothing), “no on cares if I do improve” (mind reading). Some Behavioral strategies include: experiments and/or hypothesis testing, gradual activity scheduling, mindfulness activities, pleasure planning, problem solving and assertive communication skills. Moderate to Severe depression is treated in an integrative manner at ICCBT taking into account your overall health, nutrition, genetics and environmental stressors. If medication is required, all options will be discussed with you including non-prescription options. Remember: Depression, just like anxiety, is a treatable medical illness.  

Marriage Counseling and Couples Counseling
CBT has also proven itself to be an excellent form of couples therapy or marriage counseling. Acceptance and mutual problem solving, active listening and challenging marital assumptions, are typical strategies used to help develop and maintain intimate relationships. CBT is also very effective for healing the pain of infidelity, dealing with issues resulting from addictive behaviors and helping couples recover from a variety of other problems, including infidelity  that can occur during the course of a long-term relationship.

Psychological Trauma
Post-Traumatic Stress (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder are anxiety disorders that occurs after an individual is exposed to a life-threatening situation. Expert experience and intervention with exposure therapy for psychological trauma is available at The Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Substance Use and Misuse Problems
The Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy offers both Medication Assisted Treatments and Addiction Counseling. The center has specialists have more than 20 years experience in the field.  Sharon Freeman Clevenger, is Past-President of NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals.

The Journal of the American Medical Association published a report in June 2006 indicating that Cognitive Behavior Therapy is as effective or more effective for treatment of insomnia than prescription sleep medications.  ICCBT uses an integrative functional approach to insomnia that combines cognitive therapy (CBT-I) with nutritional and/or environmental factors along with sleep training and mind-body treatments. Talk to your therapist about options available.

Chronic Pain Problems

There are few things in life as destructive to one's general well-being as chronic pain problems and under-treated pain or complicated pain often results in a vicious cycle of sleep problems, depression and eventually mood disorders.  Obtaining a comprehensive pain evaluation with a coordinated plan of action is a unique service offered by ICCBT that can result in reduction of pain and improvement in function.  We truly understand these problems and the complications that the complexities of pain problems cause in all of the areas of your life.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD (sometimes only A.D.D. without Hyperactivity)
ADHD is a neurobiological condition that has many factors to take into consideration when designing a treatment approach. The symptoms of ADHD are not the only problem for the person with this condition. It is not uncommon to develop negative self-esteem and defeatist attitudes that as a result of the symptoms, and that is the most damaging. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be especially effective in addressing these issues. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for children with ADHD is extremely effective and often can be combined with medication.  

Medication Management
At the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy we have a Licensed prescribing Nurse Practitioner (Dr. Clevenger) who is skilled at psychotherapy, nutritional health management, and pharmacotherapy should you require any, or all of these treatments.  Please discuss this with your therapist if you need a psychiatrist for medication as part of your individualized treatment program.

Asperger's Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
is the term applied to what is known as the spectrum of pervasive developmental disorders (or the Autism spectrum). Like other conditions along that spectrum it is felt to represent a neurologically-based disorder of development, most often of unknown cause, in which there are deviations or abnormalities in three broad aspects of development: social relatedness and social skills, stress or change tolerance, the use of language for communicative purposes, and certain behavioral and stylistic characteristics involving repetitive behaviors or features and a limited but intense range of interests. Autism can range from relatively mild or undetectable, to severe. The presence of normal basic language skills is felt to be one of the criteria for the diagnosis of AS, although there are nearly always more subtle difficulties with pragmatic/social language.

Executive and Personal Life Skill Coaching and Motivational Coaching.
Executive Coaching and Life Skill and Motivational coaching sessions require a presume psychological health with a situational component that a person wishes to either enhance, change or eliminate.  These sessions utilize all of the techniques available in traditional cognitive behavioral therapy, however are not geared toward changing a persons mood.  Instead, they are used to help a person use, or uncover their own strengths in order to achieve goals that they have set at the initial session. Coaching sessions are not considered medical health care and are therefore not eligible for insurance reimbursement and will not be submitted to insurance companies under any circumstances.

Gastric ByPass Psychiatric Pre-Evaluation
The Northern Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy offers psychiatric evaluations for bariatric surgery.  Sharon Freeman Clevenger will conduct your evaluation and forward it to your surgeon. Prior to any weight loss operation, your doctor will give you a complete medical examination and evaluate your overall health. This will determine whether you are ready to adhere to a healthier lifestyle.

The Indiana Center for CBT