We are located in the very heart of the city with easy access from all areas. We provide free 2 hour valet parking. Your only worry when you are here should be your wellness. Appointments are available Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm with a limited number of appointments available at 7am.
Therapists are trained in a variety of different therapy methods. All are licensed with experience. You are welcomed into a new, freshly decorated office. Each person is treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
In your first session an intake will be completed in order to give needed background information. Also at either this session or the next a treatment plan will be completed. Goals will be developed and your therapist will assist you in meeting these goals. Goals will be regularly measured and updated to ensure you are making progress.
Your therapist can assist you on your journey, move you closer to wellness, and provide you with a safe and accepting environment. Therapists use only proven therapy techniques and have the experience and training to use these techniques safely. Your health, privacy, and feeling of acceptance is always a priority. As our tagline states "take the first safe & affirming step toward a rewarding future."
We also offer various assessment services. Each of these closely resemble the intake and are often a requirement of other agencies. As with every other service we offer, assessments are administered by experienced and licensed professionals. These services can be coordinated with other entities if needed.
Moving Forward Counseling, LLC was started in February of 2019. While this was recent, the staff carry over 20 years experience each. The goal of the company is to provide both patients and clinicians with a positive, supportive environment. The downtown location provides a central and easily reached location from all areas of the city. The idea that all should be treated with dignity and respect in a judgement free environment is paramount to the founders of the company. Clinicians keep themselves up to date on the latest techniques. Each is dedicated to your wellness and a positive therapeutic journey.
Meet the Team
Moving Forward Counseling has therapists with at least 20 years experience and extensive training in both adolescent and adult clinical therapy. We provide assistance to those experiencing trauma, stress, low self esteem, substance use, chronic medical conditions, depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, anger, grief, or any combition of these. Our clinicians have worked in a variety of settings such as forensic, hospitals, mental health centers, in home services, and schools.
Timothy G Salmons MSW, LCSW
Therapist & CEO
Mr. Salmons did both his undergraduate and graduate level education through Indiana University's School of Social Work. He earned both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Social Work. He completed internships at Indianapolis Boy's and Girl's Clubs, Damien Center, Robinson Community AME, and University of Hull in Hull, England. He is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mr. Salmons uses a Systemic Eclectic Psychotherapy appoach. He has over 20 years of experience in a variety of settings.
Laura Guise MS, LMHC, LCAC
Individual, Couples, and Family Therapy
Laura has been a therapist for over twenty years; she has worked in a variety of behavioral health settings, providing cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals struggling with trauma histories; depressive symptoms; anxiety and panic symptoms. She works with individuals and couples on relationship problems; she assists individuals in building self-esteem and self-concept and she has experience in working with individuals who have eating disorders; personality disorders and substance use behaviors. She will create a non-judgemental environment that will allow the individual or couple to feel comfortable and ready to address whatever issues have brought the person(s) into her office.
Whitney Marocco MSW, LCSW
Whitney has three years of clinical experience and ten years of experience providing supportive services to folks from diverse backgrounds. Whitney’s passion is the treatment of trauma and she values deeply the client’s unique strengths and ability to heal. She seeks to provide a nonjudgmental and secure environment by meeting you with compassion. She is competent in providing therapy using CBT, DBT, ACT, mindfulness-based skills, and is also trained in EMDR therapy. She has worked most with people experiencing difficulty in life transitions, stress, grief, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, PTSD, complex trauma, exploring identity and self-concept, and gender dysphoria.