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David Raffle(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
ADHD- Anxiety - Depression-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)-Traumatic brain injury-

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Professional statement

Dr. David L. Raffle, PhD, HSPP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Credentialed Neuropsychologist with over 30 years of experience working directly with older adolescents and adults with cognitive and memory problems from traumatic brain injuries and medical problems (e.g., stroke and brain cancer), and elderly clients with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias (e.g., vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Lewy Body dementia).

The psychological evaluation is a process of data-gathering about how your family and social history, educational and vocational background, interpersonal relationships, and alcohol and drug use have contributed to your inability to function successfully on a day-to-day basis. Testing focuses on the three pillars of psychological symptoms: anxiety, depression, and thought disorders. Examining a list of various symptoms suggests one or more psychiatric diagnoses, which help in developing a plan for treating and managing your disorders. While focusing on your past to gather information is important to identify causes of your current problems, Dr. Raffle’s testing focuses more on your current strengths, and what you need in your toolbox to make positive and successful changes in your life.

Dr. Raffle has experience working with individuals with common psychological conditions, including anxiety, depression, Bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and many other conditions. He also specializes in psychotherapy for individuals with cognitive and memory impairments from brain injury, stroke, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Dr. Raffle works with clients facing end-of-life issues, both in preparation for eventual loss, and the grief and bereavement process following the loss, for patients of all ages and their families. Everyone during these crises needs a professional who has the knowledge and experience to guide them through this most difficult time of life.

Message to clients

When we better understand the workings of our brains, we gain greater control over our lives, our futures, and our happiness. Dr. Raffle provides cognitive-based, client-centered, compassionate psychotherapy in a protective and accepting atmosphere, where individuals feel empowered to explore their own pathways toward self-discovery, positive personal growth, self-confidence, and self-healing.

During our first meeting we perform a complete biopsychosocial interview – a discussion of your medical history, family stories, academic experiences, and employment background. We talk about what you hope to gain from therapy, and discuss the various ways in which I will be able to help you. Finally, we make a plan of action, and set temporary time-frames for accomplishing short- and long-term goals. We then meet once a week for 1-hour sessions until we reach the most important goal – that you can function successfully in life without the need for further therapy.

During psychotherapy, you are in a safe, empathic, non-judgmental, and confidential environment in which you can comfortably explore your thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and sensations. The goal of psychotherapy is self-empowerment: Power to create change and improve the quality of your life. Power to make peace with past traumas and to accelerate your personal growth. Power to manage your anger and strengthen your coping skills. Power to resolve conflicts and to create more satisfying relationships. Power to break self-destructive patterns and develop self-confidence and self-acceptance. And the Power to make those conscious changes that will lead to a better and more meaningful life.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Raffle Brain Institute, Psychologist

Fielding Graduate University, Certificate in Neuropsychology, 2015
Fielding Gradate University, PhD, Clinical Psychology, 2011
Fielding Graduate University, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2008
California State University, Northridge, MA, Special Education, 2005


California: PSY25732 - Indiana: 20043200A




ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Traumatic brain injury - Processing through the emotional impact of a traumatic brain injury; adjusting to a new way of life, especially with changes in behaviors, mood, or relationships


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

Clients near the Carmel, Indiana, location have the option of coming to the office or doing video sessions, and can change at any time -- We request that you let us know at least an hour beforehand.


  • AARP (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Aetna (in-network in CA, IN)
  • All Savers Insurance Company (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Ambetter (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Carelon (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Cigna (in-network in CA, IN)
  • ComPsych (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Humana (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Medicaid (in-network in CA, IN)
  • Optum (in-network in CA, IN)
  • UMR (in-network in CA, IN)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in CA, IN)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$160 (55min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $160

Client testimonials

"Hes very helpful and helps reassure where needed i strongly recommend him"
- Zencare client April 2023
"Prompt and lovely note"
- Zencare client July 2023
"Things are progressing well. Dr. Raffle is very responsive and we are working on getting an appointment."
- Zencare client October 2023