• Joyful Counseling

    Kimberly & Michael O'Connell

    Individual, Couples, and Family Counseling

    Indianapolis, IN

    Hi there! We are Kim and Mike O'Connell. Welcome to our site!

    We are both marriage and family therapists in the Indianapolis area and we would love to have the opportunity to journey with you as you encounter important moments in your life.

  • Individual Counseling

    Feeling stressed, alone, anxious, maybe even depressed? Going through a transition in life? It’s important to have someone you can trust in the ups and downs of life.

    Individual sessions are typically 45-60 min weekly and offer an opportunity to explore your story and how you cope with life’s challenges.

    We are happy to coordinate with your doctor’s office to help manage medication.

    Couples Counseling

    As Marriage and Family Therapists we have extensive training and experience working with couples. In all relationships there is a natural give and take. At times, our sense of love or trust may be challenged and it becomes difficult to communicate, be intimate or forgive. Couples may find themselves at a stand still or unable to reconnect.

    Whether you have been together for 50 years or 50 minutes, couples counseling is a great way to restore balance in your relationship and work together to vision your future.

    Couple’s sessions are 75 min.

    We also offer pre-marital counseling to help prepare engaged couples.

    Family Counseling

    Family is important. Normal challenges cause families to have to adapt. Life transitions, divorce, school challenges, sickness, death, are just a few examples of some of the challenges families may face. Family therapy helps families to adjust and maintain relationship even through great challenges.

    Family sessions are 75 min.

  • Kimberly O'Connell, MAMFT, MT-BC

    Marriage and Family Therapist Resident
    Music Therapist - Board Certified

    I want to walk alongside you and your family as you experience and adjust to transitions in your life. I hope to help you feel more balanced in your identity as together we build a solid foundation of love, care, and kindness for yourself that can help positively impact the relationships that are most important to you. I currently specialize working with families, women, children, and adolescents.



    B.S. Music Therapy, Saint Mary of-the-Woods College, December 2006

    M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy, Christian Theological Seminary, December 2018



    Neurologic Music Therapy Level 1, 2008

    Gottman Family Systems Certification- Level 1, 2017

    Restoration Therapy - Level 1, 2017





    2020 Fee Scale and Pricing

    On Families and Children:


    Families have an emotional language that is expressed through play, imagination, and intuition. I would love to journey with your family to explore and joyfully experience your emotional worlds together.I believe that enriching your family system through attachment based therapy can help alleviate parental stress, help you become better attuned when challenging behaviors arise with your child, and create dialogue within strained relationships in families with adult children. No matter what life stage you are in, your family has the ab

    munication and connection.


    Additionally, you as a parent need time and space to process emotions and care for yourself. Together we can explore what makes you uniquely you as a whole, and enrich areas of your life where you feel ready to grow.


    I have been a licensed music therapist since 2006 and have engaged with children and families from all over the world in the hospital setting. This experience has helped me bring creativity and an experiential spirit to my practice as a marriage and family therapist. I offer family, couples, and individual counseling, music therapy, and integrate play into our work.

    ility to create transformational change through enhanced com

    Kimberly O'Connell receives direct supervision under Jacqueline Braeger, Ph.D. (License #: 35001317A), and site supervision with Laurie Budlong-Morse, LMFT (License #: 35001974A).

  • Michael O'Connell, LMFT

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
    Pastoral Associate - Holy Spirit Parish at Geist

    I have a passion to journey with individuals and couples as they seek to restore love and trust in their life and relationships.

    I specialize in working with couples struggling with communication, intimacy (including sex), life transitions and conflict (including infidelity, addiction, abuse, trauma).

    I also work with men who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, paternity and relationship struggles.


    All clients (individual and couple) will come to understand their behavioral responses caused by our internal experiences of pain, what we refer to as our pain cycle. We will then map out new opportunities for personal responsibility and predictability, referred to as our peace cycle, and seek together how to practice and strengthen making decisions within our peace cycle instead of making decisions while coping with our pain cycle.


    Education and Certifications



    B.A. Theology & History - Marian University

    M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy - Christian Theological Seminary



    Restoration Family Therapy certification II - 2020

    Restoration Family Therapy certification I - 2017

    FOCCUS Facilitator - 2017

    Gottman Family Systems certification I - 2015


    2020 Fee Scale and Pricing

    Michael O’Connell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Indiana (License #: 35002087A).

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  • Lucas Hamilton

    Office Manager

    I am here to make your time at Joyful Counseling as stress free as possible, helping you scheduled appointments and answer questions. I am a student at IUPUI in the Herron School of Art and Design studying towards my Drawing and Illustration BFA. I am expecting to graduate in May of 2022. It was actually comic books that made me realize my hobby for art could be my lifestyle. My goals are to open a gallery studio of my own to showcase my work as well as other artist in the Indiana area. I come from a large family. Having five siblings, I understand the challenges that come with a fast-past busy life. With a background of customer care, I am always happy to assistant in any way I can.

  • Let's chat!

    Contact us today! We can't wait to meet you.

    We want to hear from you!

    Send us a message using the form below with any questions you may have.

    Click on the "Request Appointment" button if you are ready to schedule today!


    Address and Phone:

    🏠 815 E. 63rd Pl. Suite 203 Indianapolis, IN 46220

    📞 317-490-8492

    ⏳ Kim's Hours:

    Monday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

    Tuesday: Out of Office

    Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

    Thursday: Out of Office

    Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm


    ⏳ Mike's Hours

    Monday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

    Tuesday: Out of Office

    Wednesday: 10:00am - 8:00pm

    Thursday: Out of Office

    Friday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

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