Crown Counseling was founded in Crown Point, IN, by Suzy Bonaventura-Krischke in 2008. Crown started off as a small counseling practice, but since opening, has grown to be one of the largest mental health agencies in Lake County, Indiana. In November of 2015, we opened our new main location at 1308 N Main St. in Crown Point, which has allowed us to further grow and expand.
We offer an array of diagnostic services and therapeutic services in an individual, family, or group settings. We have a staff of skilled therapists, all of whom have a Master's level degree from an accredited learning institution, who are available by appointment and offer a multitude of therapeutic modalities to fit client needs. We also offer several case management services ranging from parenting education and supervised visitation to mentoring and tutoring. All of our services are overseen by our clinical supervisors and our staff psychologist. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most major health insurances. We also provide financial assistance for lower income individuals and families. We're always accepting new clients.
Our New Patient (Intake) Process
Please contact the office at (219) 663-6353 or fill out our New Client Intake Form on our "Service Inquiry" page to explore our services. Once you leave a message or email for our Intake Coordinator, you will be contacted within 2 business days. Please note that due to COVID-19 and limited staff, this time frame could take longer and we appreciate your patience. Also note that due to high demand, availability may be limited. During your conversation with the intake coordinator, you will have the opportunity to discuss services and availability, provide detailed insurance information, and schedule an intake appointment as appropriate. If we are unable to accommodate your needs, the intake coordinator will offer other community resources. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. We appreciate your business and look forward to speaking with you. *Please note that the voicemail and email address for the Intake Coordinator are not an appropriate contact for any emergency services. If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911.*
About the Founder
Suzy Bonaventura-Krischke, MSW, LCSW Founder/CEO MSW Indiana University Suzy Krischke was born and raised in Lake County and is a life-long resident of Crown Point, Indiana. In 2003, she earned her Master’s of Social Work degree from Indiana University Northwest, and holds an LCSW. She has been on the board of directors for Prevent Child Abuse – Lake County Chapter since 2007. Her dedication to the mental health field and passion for helping others led her to open Crown Counseling Services in 2008, and in 2016, Suzy was named the National Association of Social Workers “Social Worker of the Year.” She is trained in several therapeutic modalities such as Trauma-Focused CBT, Theraplay, EMDR, and Play Therapy, and she specializes in Sand Tray Therapy.
The Lotus Flower
The lotus flower is a thing of great beauty that only grows in muddy, murky waters. Despite the harsh conditions, it climbs, reaching toward the sun, to open its petals one by one. The lotus is a reminder that in this world consumed by fear, and against all odds, we can rely on the strength and willpower we possess, and one by one spread peace and love into the world. We use the lotus flower as our symbol to represent the growth, resilience, and potential that resides inside of each person and their ability to overcome life's obstacles. Like the lotus, we too can persevere through the darkness and the pain in our lives to blossom into our most beautiful self.
Crown Point Office (Main) 1308 North Main Street Crown Point, IN 46307
Hammond Office (Satellite) 7025 Indianapolis Blvd Hammond, IN 46324
Contact Us Phone: (219) 663-6353 Fax: (219) 663-6155