Family Therapy & Counseling For Your Unique Needs

COUPLE’S WORK - Sexual Health - Co-Parenting - EMOTIONAL/Mood REGULATION - Self-Injury - Domestic Violence - LGBT - Blended Family Issues - Child Defiance 

Couples Therapy 

I help couple’s improve their communication and intimacy. The goal of couples therapy is to improve and preserve the union of the couple when both members of the couple are invested... Read More

Discernment Counseling

Discernment counseling is for couples who are considering divorce but they want to take one more look at their relationship before making a permanent decision.  Discernment... Read More 

Divorce/Blended Families

I work with parents before and/or after a divorce transition. When couples come to therapy looking for a separation or divorce, I can help that process go more smoothly with fewer traumas... Read More

Self-Injury Support Group

I offer a free and confidential self-injury support group Tuesday nights in the Crown Point, Indiana area. Also free and confidential is a support group for family members. The family support group is at the same time and place (but separate room) as the regular group. Contact me or Lynda for the details at

Sex Therapy 

Sex Therapy is talk therapy that helps individuals and couples enhance their communication and intimacy needs around their sex lives. I offer individuals, couples, and families... Read More

Children/Adolescents with Behavioral Issues

I work with parents dealing with behavioral and emotional issues in children. I work with a variety of children with mental health issues such as anger management, depression, anxiety... Read More


I work with family members dealing with a loved one who has some type of dependence such as: substance abuse, sexual addictions, food, work, sports, shopping, gambling, and any other... Read More

THE FIRST PHONE CONSULTATION IS FREE. SESSIONS ARE $80.00 AN HOUR. IF NEED BE, SESSIONS CAN BE in the CLIEnt's home. Sessions last 1-2 hours but may be Longer depending on the needs of the family.  

Payment is due after each session. If the client wishes to make a claim with their insurance company for reimbursement of benefits, I will provide the information necessary to the client and insurance company. All major credit cards are accepted as well as check or cash.


My sessions will allow space for every family member to have their voice, opinions, and desires heard. Empowering every individual within a family strengthens the family as a whole. When family relationships are strengthened there is better balance for long-term benefits in the physical, emotional, and relational health of everyone in the family.        


You are in control of your information. What you share with me will remain safe and confidential. I will not talk to any other organization or person in the family unless I have written permission from you. I encourage all family members to be open and honest with each other, but only when they feel safe and ready.  Please read the confidentiality statement below*


I offer in-home sessions if need be. I have flexible availability with some weekend and evening hours. With your permission, I will coordinate services with doctors, psychiatrists, schools, and/or probation officers. I accept cash, check, credit, and will help with insurance reimbursement. I am available by phone, text, and email.  


* I adhere to HIPPA law and AAMFT and AASECT ethics that all communication between therapist and client is kept private. The only exception is if someone’s life is in danger or when there is suspected child or elder abuse and then the danger will be reported to the proper authorities. 

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Ruth Ogden Halstead, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Phone: 219-201-8994


I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Indiana. I am specifically trained to treat individuals in the context of their relationships such as romantic partners, parent-child relationships, and/or multi-generational relationships. I have worked with families dealing with mental health issues, addictions, communication issues, abuse, divorce, affairs, and life-transitions such as a birth, death, or retirement. 

I am a clinical fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). I belong to the Mormon Mental Health Association (MMHA). I am a wife and a mother of two teenage children.