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.
Angelicah Shaver LMHC Candidate, Purdue University Northwest
Children : Adolescents : Adults : Depression : Anxiety : Trauma : Sexual Abuse/Assault Angelicah is currently pursuing her Masters in Education, Clinical Mental Health at Purdue University Northwest. Her clinical practice remains centered on the tenants of Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Angelicah’s sessions focus on empowering clients to embody their ideal selves utilizing techniques centered in mindfulness, body awareness, emotional regulation, and assertiveness training.
Beth Horton BSW Candidate Beth is a Case Management intern currently working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and plans to pursue a Master’s of Social Work thereafter. She has approximately 3 years of experience working in the mental health field with at-risk youth and incarcerated adults. Beth will be graduating with her BSW in May of 2022. Beth is interested in working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community.
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.
Denise Rispens MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling Candidate, Liberty University
Denise is a pre-licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University. Denise is a registered behavioral technician and has experience working with autistic children. She utilizes an integrative approach to assess and tailor therapeutic techniques to client’s needs. Denise believes in creating a safe environment for clients to freely express themselves without fear or restraint. Denise’s strives to empower clients to unlock the tools and resources they already possess. She is available for outpatient therapy and works with all ages.
Destiny Kiest BSW Candidate, Indiana University
Destiny is a Case Management intern in the process of earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University. She has experience working with children, individuals experiencing homelessness, and individuals with disabilities. She enjoys working with children, youth, and families.
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.
Hanna Tokoly MA Indiana University Northwest BA Purdue University
Hanna graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2014 and is currently pursuing her Masters of Social Work from Indiana University Northwest. Hanna was a third grade teacher for five years, where she found her passion for working with children and adolescents who struggle with mental health. Her objective is to provide a calm environment in which clients feel safe and comfortable through their therapeutic journey. Hanna utilizes a client-centered approach, solution focused goal setting, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as her therapeutic framework. She is available for outpatient therapy.
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).
Kristen Kirk BA Purdue University MS Licensed Mental Health Counseling Candidate
Kristen is a Master’s level therapist in training, studying at Purdue University Northwest. She is studying clinical mental health counseling as well as addictions counseling. She uses a client-centered, strengths-based approach that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. She is available for outpatient, in-person, or telehealth sessions and works with teenagers and adults.
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.
Tamara Lao MSW Candidate BA Indiana University Northwest Tamara graduated from Indiana University Northwest with Bachelor's degree in Social Work. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Social Work with a concentration in mental health and addictions. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and families. Tamara understands that each person and situation is unique, so she is mindful and sensitive to different cultures and treats each person with dignity and respect. She utilizes strengths-based, client-centered and empowerment approaches. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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