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. 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 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.
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 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.
• 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
• Psychological Testing
• Behavioral Changes and Weight loss
• Post-Partum Depression
• Life and Coping Skills development
As the practice grows, we will be adding several services including groups that focus on stress management, sleep improvement, and managing chronic pain. Additionally, we plan to offer a very low cost “Walk with a Doc” service with regularly scheduled walking groups at local area parks. Also in development are community classes such as “Finding Happiness” and “Weight loss Strategies for Success”.
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