Accepting new patients who are area first responders
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many changes in our day to day world. In keeping up with these changes we are now offering Video Visits. They are simple, easy, and require no additional equipment.
Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals to explore their strengths, struggles, and weaknesses. We utilize a strengths-based, cognitive behavioral therapy orientation that is often solution focused and very active.
We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you learn from your life experiences, improve your daily functionality, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Our focus is to help individuals reduce the impact of psychological symptoms, improve their health and well-being, and build new healthy behaviors conducive to managing ongoing wellness. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, building on your current strengths, and customizing a treatment plan to fit your needs.
Dr. Dardeen has been in practice working with people to improve their lives since 2002. She is a certified insomnia specialist and enjoys helping people improve their sleep, which has a significant impact on other aspects of life as well. She is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR for Trauma and focuses much of her pract
Dr. Dardeen has been in practice working with people to improve their lives since 2002. She is a certified insomnia specialist and enjoys helping people improve their sleep, which has a significant impact on other aspects of life as well. She is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy and EMDR for Trauma and focuses much of her practice on treating first responders.
Dr. Dardeen’s philosophy is that everyone experiences stress and its negative impact in their life, so asking for help in making changes is the same as going to your medical doctor when you are sick. Our mental health requires just as much tending and attention as our physical health does. Dr. Dardeen enjoys helping people identify problem areas in their lives and working closely with them to help identify ways they can make positive changes.
Dr. Dardeen attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana for her undergraduate and graduate training and completed her residency at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Health Care System in Utah. Dr. Dardeen and her husband have lived in several states throughout the US and enjoy travel, nature, and spending time with their two little boys.
Lonnie Dardeen has been working in public service for over 28 years. He began his journey working as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Southern Indiana. He continued his career as a Flight Paramedic for many years with a national Air Medical Company while he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Sout
Lonnie Dardeen has been working in public service for over 28 years. He began his journey working as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Southern Indiana. He continued his career as a Flight Paramedic for many years with a national Air Medical Company while he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Southern Indiana. He rose through the ranks to become the director over multiple air medical bases. His responsibilities included general operations, marketing and business development. He then transitioned to a marketing and business development position for a home health agency in Utah. Lonnie will be assisting with marketing and business development for Suncrest Psychologist Services and will be helping with the everyday operations of the business.
Lonnie enjoys spending time with his family such as camping, traveling and just about anything that requires time outdoors.
Insomnia and Sleep Disorders affect a significant portion of the population. Most insomnia is behavioral in nature and as such, can be addressed with CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) in as little as 6 sessions for most individuals. The efficacy of CBT-I has been well established and evidence typically shows greater improvement and better long term outcomes than medications alone. Dr. Dardeen is certified in CBT-I consistent with the current AASM (American Academy of Sleep Medicine) guidelines. Other sleep disorders are also responsive to this type of behavioral intervention. Dr. Dardeen can also coordinate with your sleep medicine physician to make sure all aspects of your sleep disorder are addressed.
Depression, discontent, and anxiety are some of the most common symptoms that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through problem exploration, identifying and enacting behavioral changes, and support, we are able to help you improve functionality, decrease the impact of negative emotions, and improve your quality of life.
Stress is a normal part of life, however, even small stressors can build up over time and create negative symptoms. If you are having stress related to work, relationships, stages of life, or others sources working with a psychologist to explore ways to decrease stressors and manage ongoing stressors in a positive way can be helpful.
Dr. Dardeen spent her undergraduate and early graduate years working as an EMT for various paramedic services in Indiana and completed her first several years as a psychologist in the VA Healthcare system working with veterans returning from OEF/OIF/OND missions. She is uniquely placed to assist our first responders with resolving stressors and symptoms that result from their demanding work environments. She also serves as one of the clinical directors for the 6th Alarm Peer Support Program. Dr. Dardeen is trained in two evidence based treatments for trauma: CPT (Cognitive Processing Therapy) and EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Making lifestyle changes to adjust to a new medical illness or to make general improvements in your health can be overwhelming and difficult to accomplish on your own. A psychologist can help you translate medical knowledge into positive health behaviors and improve many medical and health related conditions such as managing diabetes, asthma, weight loss, increasing your fitness level, and taking charge of your health. You don’t have to do this alone. Working closely with a psychologist can make the process less daunting and more enjoyable.
Dr. Dardeen has several EAP contracts with local area fire and police departments, as well as some city governments to provide mental health services in a confidential manner and at no cost to the patient/employee. Individuals from these department can contact Dr. Dardeen directly without needing approval from their county/HR department. All services are confidential and private and no personal data is shared with the employers. The following organizations have established contracts with Dr. Dardeen:
City of Lafayette Employees
City of Lafayette Fire Department
City of Lafayette Police Department
City of Monticello Fire Department
City of Monticello Police Department
City of Logansport Fire Department
City of Crawfordsville Police Department
City of Delphi Police Department
Carroll County Sheriff's Department
• Sleep Issues
• Job Stress
• Adjustment Disorders
• Health Problems
• LGBTQ Issues
• ADHD/Improving concentration
• Panic Disorders
• Adjustment after Divorce
• Geriatric Issues
• Bereavement & Loss
• Concussion/TBI recovery
• Behavioral Changes and Weight loss
• Post-Partum Depression
• Life and Coping Skills development
Dr. Dardeen is able to provide clinical supervision for Medicaid billing as well as supervision for Master's level mental health clinicians and doctoral training candidates.
Dr. Dardeen offers team building skills and group activities to help move your business forward.
Dr. Dardeen is trained in Critical Incident Stress Management and is recognized as an expert in traumatic stress. She can respond to large scale trauma incidents and provide support services. Call for information about this process.
Dr. Dardeen is a provider under contract for the City of Lafayette and provides therapy services through their EAP program free to all city employees. Call Dr. Dardeen to initiate this service at 812-629-4999 or at the business number 765-607-1097