Laura M. Symon
Clinical Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CSAT Candidate
“Whatever path you are on at the moment can be made brighter knowing that a trained and caring professional is here to guide you through challenging times in life. Our mission at Into The Light Mental Health and Consulting Services, Inc. is to walk beside you as you embrace changes in life and move towards hope, healing, and happiness.”
Hello, and welcome to the homepage for Into the Light. Our office is located in historic Downtown Evansville and is centrally located for your convenience. You will notice the warm and inviting atmosphere and old world character from the moment you step into the building and into our office. Our furnishings and lighting make you feel at home and relaxed when you enter session.
Therapy offers you the chance to slow down, relax, and reflect. During your sessions together, our therapists will help you identify and strengthen your skills as you navigate life’s ups and downs. They will work with you to reframe negative thoughts and processes and identify goals for the present and future. In sessions together, you will gain inner momentum as you work toward your goals with the gentle guidance of a trained therapist in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Laura Symon, MSW, LCSW, CSAT Candidate is the owner of and primary psychotherapist at Into the Light Mental Health and Consulting Services, Inc. Additionally, Laura is an Adjunct Professor at The University of Southern Indiana in the Social Work Program. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She is further credentialed with the SOMM program of Indiana through Liberty Behavioral Health and has additional training through INJSOP. Laura is completing Patrick Carnes’ CSAT training program over the next several months.
Laura looks for the good in others and helps clients discover the hidden potential within themselves. She especially enjoys Reality Therapy and Narrative Therapy while working with clients.
Prior to working at Into the Light, Laura worked with both non-profit and for-profit agencies. Most recently, she was employed at aha! as a psychotherapist as well as St. Mary’s Medical Center where she was instrumental in advancing the Internal and External Child Abuse Task Force teams. This multi-agency approach to examining child abuse in the medical setting brought together professional community members and medical personnel to explore child abuse cases in a multi-disciplinary fashion.
Additionally, Laura has been a school social worker for The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, a psychotherapist at Restorative Solutions and an employee at Albion Fellows Bacon Center.
Laura is the President for The Education Committee for the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence. She is a passionate advocate for macro level change, and has testified successfully for the passage of Indiana House Bill 1175 in addition to advocating for the extension of the statute of limitations on sex crimes. She has testified at numerous judiciary committee hearings in Indiana and is a facilitator for Darkness to Light sexual abuse prevention program.
Laura has been married for 20 years and is a proud mother to two teenagers. Her hobbies include gardening, volunteering and spending time visiting with family. She is currently interested in “Heart Math, ” the electromagnetic fields of the heart and the effects that the heart has on her clients.
Starting therapy can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, and we’ve tried to simplify the process for an easy transition. If you are interested in services, please consider the following steps:
Starting therapy takes an investment of time, money, and emotional resources. Successful clients make themselves a priority. Before committing to change, please take a moment to consider if you are ready to invest what is needed to make a change in your life.
This office accepts several major insurance carriers, although there are many plans within each. Before deciding on therapy, it’s a good idea to call your insurance provider to see if this office is in network for your plan, if you have a deductible for outpatient behavioral health and the amount, if you have a copay and the amount, and if a preauthorization for services is needed.
Discounted services are offered for clients with no insurance or who have a high out of pocket deductible if payments are made by cash, check, or money order.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please print out the following forms listed below for your review and contact the office to schedule an appointment. Please bring a signed and dated Consent to Treat form as well as the Initial Assessment form with you to your first appointment. A copy can be mailed to you if you do not have access to a printer.
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