Allie Ordziejewski MA Candidate Valparaiso University BS Purdue University Northwest
Allie graduated from Purdue Northwest with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology in 2019 and is currently pursuing her Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Valparaiso University. Allie held a Registered Behavioral Technician credential while working in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis for three years. During this time, working with children with Autism shaped her concept of how people learn on a daily basis. Her previous internship experience was at an addictions facility, specifically for working professional and licensed adults, where a big focus was on trauma and attachment. Through her broad-range of experiences, she is finding she aligns with a combination of emotion-focused and behavioral approaches while also finding value within psychodynamic thinking and the role that underlying feelings and thoughts play into our daily interactions with others. Allie will be graduating in July of 2021 and is interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults.
Autumn Schwenn MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University BA Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Autumn incorporates an integrated approach to therapy, where she assesses what will work best for each client. Autumn most commonly uses cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, and person-centered techniques. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in both outpatient and residential settings. Autumn works toward ending the stigma surrounding mental health, while prioritizing her client's needs. She is available for outpatient therapy services.
Chad Collins Purdue Northwest Chad is a Master's level therapist in training at Purdue University Northwest. Chad is available for outpatient therapy and works with adults, teenagers, and children. His theoretical orientation is integrative, with an emphasis on mindfulness techniques. His philosophy as a therapist is to walk with his clients on their own path as a kind, interested passenger.
David Derengowski Purdue Northwest
Adults: Children: Individuals with Disabilities David’s theoretical orientation includes a Person-Centered, Strengths-based Approach using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He integrates other therapy modalities to meet clients’ needs. He is currently in his last semester of graduate school at Purdue Northwest studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He is currently available for outpatient therapy.
Donna Todorovich MS ed Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Purdue University Northwest
Donna is a pre-licensed mental health counselor working towards her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Purdue Northwest. She specializes in depression and anxiety disorders, life stressors, grief/loss, self-harm, ADHD, women’s issues, and substance abuse. Donna works with adults and adolescents. She uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and feminist theory to empower her clients to overcome their struggles.
Emma Palmer Purdue Northwest
Children : Adolescents : Adults : Couples: Families : Relationship difficulties : Depression : Anxiety Emma is a therapist intern specializing in marriage and family therapy. Her theoretical orientation includes using a collaborative language systems approach coupled with solution- focused tenants. She integrates other modalities to meet clients' needs such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. She is available for outpatient, in-person, or telehealth sessions.
Jeffrey Berdine Liberty University
Jeffrey is an intern-therapist at Crown Counseling. He is in the process of finishing his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. His experience includes working with clients who are facing anxiety and depression. Although he prefers working with teenagers and adults, he enjoys the opportunity to work with people across all age ranges and various stages of life. Jeffrey's theoretical orientation includes a Person-Centered approach, while including components of Strengths-based counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT).
Leticia Garfio Purdue Northwest MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling Candidate
Leticia is a Master’s level counselor in training in the Clinical Mental Health Program at Purdue University. She is passionate about helping her clients explore and reach their goals. She aims to create a safe space for them and uses a holistic approach towards their healing process. Leticia is also a musician, artist, and speaks fluent Spanish. Leticia is available for outpatient therapy and works with children, teenagers and adults.
Mateo Nino Purdue Northwest
Mateo is an intern at Crown Counseling, and has one year of clinical experience. He has his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Indiana State University and is pursuing his Master’s degree with a focus on Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue Northwest. He follows a Narrative treatment modality and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. He has a particular interest in working with marital and familial issues and conceptualizes cases with a systemic lens. Mateo became a therapist in order to help people with everyday challenges, and to help them make their lives more satisfactory.
Melanie Forbes LMHC candidate, Purdue University Northwest
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University Northwest. She is currently seeking a Master’s degree in Licensed Mental Health Counseling with an addiction’s certification, also at Purdue University Northwest. She is passionate about creating a safe place for her clients to identify, explore, and reach their goals. She practices from a Cognitive Behavioral orientation and incorporates other theoretical orientations based on client needs. She enjoys working with clients of all ages, especially those who are suicide survivors.
Niki Bizoukas Purdue Northwest Niki is a Master’s level counselor in training in the Clinical Mental Health program at Purdue University Northwest. She is working towards her Addiction Certification as well. Niki is available for outpatient therapy and works with children, teenagers, and adults. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but can also use other modalities based on client needs.
Saiber Shaikh Purdue Northwest MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Expected Graduation August 2021) MA Applied Psychology (Counseling) BA Psychology Certifications, Addictions Counseling and Art Therapy Saiber is a counselor in training that believes in holding space for people in a non-judgmental, supportive and collaborative environment. She has experience working with college students, youths, teens, people with addiction, older adults, and LGBTQAI+ youths. Her major focus in sessions is building a therapeutic relationship that focuses on empowering clients to discover their authentic self and find coping skills for their daily stress, anxieties, trauma, and depression. She has an integrated approach to therapy that stems from client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused theories. Coming from a rigorous academic background, she carefully integrates interventions from various modalities as well as new and upcoming research, as they fit her clients’ unique needs. Saiber is passionate about the fundamentals of therapy and likes working with individuals who are interested in their self-exploration and growth.
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