About Counseling

Counseling helps individuals to build skills, process issues and work toward meeting the goals each client has established.

  • Treatment modality: MDS uses multiple modalities to meet each client’s individual needs, including cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based therapy, motivational interviewing, psychotherapy and other modalities as needed.  

  • Population served: MDS provides counseling to individual and families of all ages and levels of need. MDS provides counseling to clients with and without developmental disabilities.

  • Settings: Counseling takes place in one of the following three locations:

    • Jeffersonville, IN office

    • Indianapolis, IN office

    • Brownsburg, IN office

  • Credentialing of staff: All counselors must have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in social work, psychology or counseling. Many of our counselors are licensed with an LSW, LCSW, LMHC or LMFT. All counselors work under the supervision of our LCSW and HSPP.  

  • Hours of service: Primarily Monday – Friday 8am-7pm. Our counselors are also available on an on call basis 24 hours a day.

  • Frequency of service: Typically one hour a week but can be more or less frequent depending on client need.  

  • Payer sources: MDS counselors are in Network with most private insurance and Medicaid. We also offer private pay services.  

  • Fees: Vary based on the funding source. Private pay rate is $100/hour.  

  • Referral sources: We receive referrals from online searches, social media, insurance companies, Psychology today, word of mouth, friends and family, doctor’s offices, schools, case managers and other team members.