Amy Del Turco, MS, LMHCA, NCC MS, Purdue University Calumet BS, Purdue University North Central Adults : Adolescents : Children : Anxiety : Depression : Play Therapy : Couples : Family : Addiction : Grief/Loss : EMDR : Sand Therapy : Trauma : Domestic Violence : Life Stressors Amy graduated from Purdue University Calumet in December 2015 with her Masters in Mental Health Counseling. Her theoretical orientation includes Gestalt, Person-Centered and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. She is available for outpatient services. Amy specializes in EMDR therapy to help clients with trauma and is able to process with them during sessions. Amy's theoretical orientation is Gestalt Therapy with a focus on Mindfulness techniques and helps clients that suffer from anxiety and depression by using Meditative practices and focusing on a here and now approach in therapy. She is passionate about anxiety and trauma issues, but generally treats most issues. She uses an integrative approach when working with individuals, couples and families.
Arianna Diaz, MSW BSW, Indiana University MSW, Indiana University
Bonnie Thompson-Ford, MA MA Counseling, Chicago State
Bonnie obtained her Master's degree in Counseling from Chicago State. Bonnie has been in practice for over 15 years, working with both individuals and families of all ages. She prefers a cognitive behavioral approach with a focus on utilizing the client's inner strength to achieve their desired goals.
Briana Roberts, MS Briana is a pre-licensed Marriage & Family Therapist graduating from Purdue University Northwest with her M.S. She provides services to individuals, couples, or families who are in need of support or guidance during a season of distress. She believes that the client is an expert on their own life—no one knows you better than yourself! She uses a post-modern approach by letting the client take the lead during the therapeutic process. She sees herself as a helpful guide assisting you in identifying the root cause of your distress and empowering you to make the changes that you desire within a safe and understanding environment. Briana largely utilizes Narrative, Emotion-Focused, and Solution-Focused therapies to assist the client in identifying the underlying cause of the issues they are bringing to therapy. She is also trained in Gottman Couples Therapy—to help repair romantic relationships—and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)—to help process trauma. Briana is here to assist you in developing a deeper understanding of yourself and the system you are in so that you can make the best choices for yourself moving forward.
Carrie Mason, MSW, LCSW MSW, Indiana University Northwest BSW, Ball State University Individual : Family : Children : Adolescents : Senior Citizens Carrie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who's approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy, as well as utilizing mindfulness and guided imagery. Carrie has experience in working with children, adults and the senior population and specializes in depression, anxiety and grief and loss issues.
Christine Castro, MsEd, NCC, LMHCA MsEd Clinical Mental Health Counseling Chris graduated from Purdue University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Chris has experience working with all ages but focuses on working with younger children (ages 3-13). Chris’ areas of interest include trauma, disruptive behaviors, behavioral modification and learning difficulties. She uses an interactive Cognitive Behavioral and Trauma based approached to meet the client and family where they are at.
Faith Hayes, LMHCA
Faith Hayes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has worked in the counseling field since 2008. Faith specializes in working with children and adolescents but enjoys working with all populations. Faith's therapeutic approach is tailored to meet the needs of the individual and draws from a combination of cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and trauma informed therapies. Faith also utilizes play, art and narrative approaches. Faith is available for home-based, office and school therapy.
Jacob Biancardi, MS, LMHCA MS, Purdue University Calumet BS Ball State University Individual : Adolescents : Depression : ADHD : Behavior Management Jacob graduated with a masters in Clinical Mental health Counseling from Purdue University Calumet in 2016. He has experience in working with teens and adolescence in the residential environment. He is interested in working with clients with Depression, ADHD and behavior management issues. Jacob enjoys working with individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
Jacob Sherron, MSW MSW Indiana University BS Ball State University Sexual Perpetrators : Couples : Marriage : Adolescents : Mental Health : Depression : Anxiety Jacob has extensive background from his 13 years experience as a probation officer. He applies Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Therapy to his practice. He conducts Psycho-sexual Assessments for the courts. He is available for outpatient, group and home-based settings.
Jamie DeVries, LPC MA Lewis University BA University of Illinois at Chicago Grief/Loss : Anxiety : Trauma : Substance Abuse : Eating Disorders : Self Harm Jamie's theoretical approach includes Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Trauma Informed therapies She has over 8 years of experience in the residential treatment setting, treating adolescent girls and women that struggle with eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, trauma and self harming behaviors. She utilizes a holistic approach incorporating Mindfulness to meet clients where they are and help them to work towards realizing their meaningful life. She is available for office and home-based therapy.
Jennifer Pelc, MS, LMHC MS Purdue University Calumet BS Purdue University Lafayette Sexual Trauma : Anxiety : Depression : Anger : Adolescents : Children Jennifer's approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused CBT. She is available for outpatient and school settings.
Jennifer Tsilimos MSEd, LMHCA, NCC MSEd Purdue University Northwest BS Purdue University North Central Substance Abuse : Anxiety : Depression : Individuals : Adolescents Jennifer graduated from Purdue University's Clinical Mental Health program with a Master's degree and received a certificate in addictions counseling. Jennifer uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach in her practice and is available for outpatient and home-based services.
Jessica DeBoer, MA, LMHC MA, Purdue University BA, Valparaiso University Individual : Adolescents : Trauma : ODD : Play Therapy : Anxiety : Depression : Self-Harm : Anger Jessica has been working with children, adolescents, and families since 2014 in inpatient and outpatient settings. She has experience working with children and teens, in residential and home-based settings, addressing self-harm, trauma, anger, aggression, defiance, depression, and anxiety. Her approach consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
Jonathan VanderVlugt, MA MA Counseling Psychology, Adler University Individual : Group : Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Johnathan received his Master's of the Arts in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in 2014. His therapeutic style is grounded in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solutions-Focused theories. He believes in an integrative approach to therapeutic interventions specifically designed for the individual. As such, Johnathan incorporates therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to Cognitive Behavior, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Narrative, Strengths-Based, and Experiential therapies. He strives to create a calm and safe atmosphere in which clients feel comfortable sharing their stories. He is experienced in outpatient settings, facilitating individual and group sessions.
Katie Eich, MA, LMHC MA Valparaiso University BA Butler University Child Therapy : Adolescents : Trauma ; Play Therapy : Sand Therapy : Bonding Assessments ; Theraplay Katie specializes in play therapy and sand tray therapy and works with very small children up through younger teens (ages 2-15). She is trained in Play Therapy, Sand Therapy and Theraplay, as well as bonding assessments. She is currently seeking certification to become a registered play therapist. She also applies mindfulness, DBT, and CBT, within her approach to therapy. Her theoretical orientation is client centered, interpersonal, and solution focused. She is available for outpatient, home based, and school-based therapy..
Kerry Knowles, MHS MHS Governors State University BA Governors State University Depression : Anxiety : Substance Abuse : Trauma : Anger Management : Self Harm : Individual Therapy : Family Therapy : Adolescents : Adult Kerry provides an eclectic approach to therapy including, but not limited to, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Experiential, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She believes that using an integrated holistic approach facilitates meeting clients where they are and in achieving their personal goals. She provides useful tools in treatment that her clients can integrate into their daily lives. Her objective is to provide a calming environment in which clients feel safe and comfortable in their therapeutic journey. Kerry also has past experience running Intensive Outpatient groups and in residential facilities. She is available for outpatient, home-based, and school-based settings.
Lakeshia Person, MSW MSW, Indiana University Northwest Depression : Anxiety : PTSD : ADHD : Oppositional Defiant Disorder : Substance Abuse Lakeshia graduated from IU Northwest with a Master's of Social Work. Lakeshia uses strength based, cognitive behavioral therapy, gestalt, client centered, and mindfulness. She has experience in play therapy and sand tray therapy; in addition to working with clients who have experienced domestic violence. Lakeshia tends to meet the client where they are at without judgment as each client's situation is unique. Lakeshia sees child and adult clients.
LaRia A. Crews, MSW MSW Indian University Northwest BS Purdue University Calumet Individual : Family LaRia matriculated her Bachelors from Purdue University Calumet in 2011 and her MSW at Indiana University Northwest in 2014. LaRia has a strong sense of family and community. LaRia’s motto is “meet you in your now to get you to your not yet”. She is also currently seeking certification in Play Therapy and Sand Therapy. LaRia uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a focus on Strengths-Based Perspective. She is available for office and home-based.
Laura Matthews, MA, LMHCA, NCC MA Valparaiso University BS University of Utah Individual : Family Laura is part of Domestic Violence team for Spanish speaking clients. She has experience with in-patient and out-patient substance abuse centers. Her orientation is Client Centered, and her practice incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Therapy. She is available for out-patient and in home settings.
Lauren Peterson, LCSW MSW Indiana University BS Purdue University Individual : Group : Children : Adolescents : EMDR Lauren has been conducting therapy with individual, groups and families for 14 years. Her theoretical orientation is Strength Based, Client Centered, Solution Focused and Trauma Informed. She also practices Motivational Interviewing with her clients. She is available for outpatient, home setting, and in schools or groups. Her mantra is, "Meeting clients today, and getting them to where they want to be."
Lois Jackson-Miles, MSW, LSW MSW, Loyola University of Chicago BA, Indiana University Northwest Children : Adolescents : Adults : Women's Issues : Anxiety : Behavior Management : Depression : Grief & Loss Lois has over 20 years experience in outpatient and school based settings. She received training at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Hospital in Chicago in the child psychiatric unit. Her theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral therapy utilizing Mindfulness techniques.
Lori Utesch, MSEd, CMHC
Children : Adolescents : Adults : Depression : Anxiety : Trauma : Sexual Abuse/Assault : Narcissistic Abuse Lori's theoretical orientation includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy. She integrates other modalities to meet clients' needs. She is available for outpatient, face-to-face therapy.
Maegan (Mae) Glass, MA, LMHCA, NCC MA, Valparaiso University BA, Indiana University Individual Therapy : Children : Adolescents : Adults : Depression : Suicidality : Non-Suicidal Self-Injury : Anxiety : LGBTQ+ : Stress Mae uses a multimodality approach including techniques from client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. Common psychoeducational topics discussed in sessions include: healthy communication skills, emotional intelligence, coping strategies, self-care strategies, meaning making, and parenting techniques. She is primarily available to take clients in the school program.
Maria Alvarado, MS, LMHC, NCC, CSAYC Intern Supervisor Therapist MS, Purdue University Calumet BA, Purdue University Calumet Sexually Reactive/Harmful Youth : Adolescents : Adults : Depression : Anxiety : Substance Abuse : Trauma Maria's theoretical orientation includes Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Centered Therapy. She integrates other modalities to meet clients' needs. She is a Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is available for outpatient and home-based therapy.
Mary Malloy-Rhee, LSW MSW BA Psychology Adolescents : Families Mary has been employed with the Crown Point Community Schools Corporation for more than a decade, working with children and their parents at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She is currently the Social-Emotional Interventionist for Robert A. Taft Middle School and Crown Point High School.
Mauri Lamanuzzi, MA, LPC, NCC MA, Adler University BA, Purdue University Mauri has experience working with all ages but focuses on working with younger children (ages 3-13) & specializes in Play Therapy. Areas of interest include: anxiety, depression, transitions & adjustments, parenting skills, disruptive behaviors, self-esteem & identity development. She applies multiple theoretical approaches depending on the needs of the client. She believes that therapy is a collaborative process and guides clients to increase self-awareness, gain new perspectives, decrease symptoms and increase personal strengths to have more meaningful life experiences. She is available for home-based & outpatient services.
Megan Allen, MSW MSW
Megan graduated in May of 2020 with her Master's in Social Work with experience in special education and behavioral disorders. Megan primarily works with children, but also has experience working with adults. She is currently in the process of obtaining her social work license, and has 2 years experience working with children.
Natalie Lukich,MS, LMHC Case Management Supervisor Therapist LGBTQAI+ Program Coordinator MS Purdue University BS Purdue University Depression : Anxiety : Child Therapy : Adolescents : Co-Parenting : Group : LGBTQ Natalie's theoretical base is Cognitive Behavioral, but she also utilizes Expressive Arts, for which she holds certification, and other methods of helping her clients. She is the founder and co-facilitator of an affirming support group, Pride Initiative, that provides support and education for the families, friends, and allies of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community, as well as running therapeutic groups for the population. She lectures for the education for DCS workers, foster and adoptive resource parents, and social service providers in the area of LGBTQ youth.
Nicole Barreiro, MS, LMHC, NCC Supervising Therapist Therapist MS Purdue University Calumet BA Roosevelt University Functional Family Therapy : Depression : Anxiety : Substance Abuse : Trauma : Adolescents Nicole specializes in trauma-informed therapy. She utilizes a variety of evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Mindfulness Based Therapy. Nicole is also trained in Functional Family Therapy (FFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Rebecca Gold, MA, LMHCA, NCC MA Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University BS, Purdue University Adults : Adolescents : Depression : Anxiety : Grief : Substance Abuse : Adjustment Disorders : Trauma Rebecca received her Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University in August 2018. She typically draws from Client- Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, and Strengths-Based approaches to therapy. Rebecca has experience with adolescents, college students, and adults in both out-patient and residential settings.
Roxanne Coria School Therapist MSW, Indiana University BS Human Development and Family Studies, Purdue University Calumet Child Development : Parent Education : Cooperative Parenting Roxanne graduated with honors from Indiana University with her Master’s Degree in Social Work; she has a specialty concentration in human development and family studies. Prior to obtaining her BA from Purdue University, Roxanne was a volunteer court appointed special advocate for the Lake County Juvenile Court. She is currently employed by Crown Counseling where she serves vulnerable and at-risk children and families in various capacities. She considers herself a life-long learner who continuously seeks new ways to help all her client’s find success. She finds fulfillment in discovering creative ways to break down barriers in her local communities and meeting the practical needs of people. Roxanne is passionate about volunteering to help members of her community. One of the more recent events Roxanne participated in was planning and facilitating a holiday event which provided over 400 youth and hundreds of foster and biological families with holiday aid. When not working, Roxanne enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband of 13 years and her three children.
Ryan Derico MA Mental Health Counseling, University of the Cumberlands BA, Indiana University
Ryan received a bachelor of science in psychology from Indiana University Bloomington and a master of arts in clinical mental health counseling from University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. His preferred interventions include cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, logotherapy, and family systems theories to help children with trauma, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and adults with trauma, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Samara Mullaney, MSEd, LMHCA, EdS, NCC EdS Indiana University MSEd Indiana University BS Ball State University Adolescents : Adults : Children : Anxiety : Depression : Anger Management : Stress : Grief/Loss Samara applies a collaborative, client-focused approach to therapy with a focus on client strengths. Her theoretical orientation includes, but is not limited to Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused Therapy. She is available for outpatient and school settings.
Shannon Polezoes, MS, LMFTA MS, Purdue University Northwest BA, Purdue University Calumet Children : Couples : Families : Individual Shannon completed the Marriage and Family Therapy master's program at Purdue University in 2017. She has experience working with children, couples, families and individuals. She utilizes a Solution-focused, Hope-based approach to counseling.
Shannon Swaney, MA, LMHC MA, Valparaiso University BS, Indiana University Depression : Anxiety : Child Therapy : Adolescents : Sexual Abuse : Trauma : Couples : Family : Co-parenting : Domestic Violence : Anger Management Shannon's theoretical orientation is Trauma Informed, Client Centered and she uses a Strength Perspective. She is trained in Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy. She applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Therapy to her practice. She has been in practice for 14 years and is available for home-based and outpatient sessions.
Sheila Parker, LSW MSW, Indiana University Northwest BS Psychology, University of Phoenix Adults : Adolescents : Outpatient Sheila began in the social service field in 2007. Sheila uses Cognitive Behavioral therapy techniques with Solution Focused goal setting.
Stephen Stewart, MS, MFT MS Purdue University Calumet BS Indiana University Individuals : Couples : Adolescents : Family Stephen works with couples, individuals and families in a therapeutic setting. His theoretical orientation is Solution Focused, Strength Based and Transgenerational Therapies. He is also familiar with other therapeutic models and uses them as necessary. He strives to ensure that everyone has positive therapeutic experience.
Sydney Vander Tuin LMFT Candidate, Purdue University NW BS, Purdue University Sexual trauma: Adults: Adolescents: Depression: Anxiety: Couples: Individuals Sydney Vander Tuin received her Bachelor's in Psychology from Purdue University in West Lafayette and is currently earning her Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Purdue University Northwest. Sydney utilizes a Narrative approach in therapy to assist clients in exploring their personal stories and examining how society affects them. Sydney has training in levels 1 & 2 of the Gottman Method (a method of couple’s therapy). Sydney is motivated to helping clients feel comfortable, heard, and understood by incorporating discussions of diversity and identity.
Tiffany Kilroy, MA, LMHC, NCC MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University BS Behavioral Sciences, United States Air Force Academy Adults : Adolescents : Couples : Anxiety : Depression : Grief : Stress : Trauma Tiffany's therapeutic style is grounded in cognitive behavior and solution-focused theories. As each client presents with unique concerns requiring personalized solutions, Tiffany believes in an integrative approach to therapeutic intervention specifically designed for each individual. As such, she incorporates therapeutic techniques from a number of orientations including but not limited to: cognitive behavior, solution-focused, mindfulness, narrative, strengths-based, and experiential therapies. Tiffany strives to create a calm and safe atmosphere in which clients feel comfortable sharing their story. She is experienced in both inpatient and outpatient settings and is currently available for daytime outpatient treatment.
Tina Fairbanks, MS, MFT MS, Purdue University Northwest BS, University of Missouri Individuals : Couples : Families Tina specializes working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, and trauma. Tina is also Level 2 trained in the Gottman Method and works with couples on communication, conflict resolution, and intimacy. She utilizes a systemic, strengths-based approach in identifying how relationships, patterns and beliefs play a part in the client’s life. She prioritizes creating an environment that is warm, empathetic, interactive, and humorous to achieve a safe and non-judgmental space.
Dr. Victoria Merrill-Washington, EdD EdD University of Phoenix MS Ed Education/Counseling, Purdue University Calumet BS Education and Psychology, Calumet College Grief/Loss : Stress Management : Parenting : Children : Peer Meditation
Wen Dee Anderson, MSW, LCSW MSW, Indiana University Northwest BS Criminal Justice, Indiana University Northwest Adults : Adolescents : Couples : Family Wen Dee takes a Client-Centered and Strengths-Based approach to therapeutic relationships. She works collaboratively with each client on treatment goals to achieve a healthy life balance. Wen Dee utilizes an eclectic approach, extracting points from various evidence based therapies including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Narrative therapy, Strengths-Based therapy, and Mindfulness. She believes in the power of vulnerability and will advocate for her clients to see themselves in a positive light by offering hope and guidance in addressing and resolving problems they are experiencing.
Zabrina Burnett, LMHC MSEd, Purdue University Calumet BS, Western Illinois University Adolescents : Adults : Children : Couples: Anxiety : Depression : Anger Management : Stress : Grief/Loss Zabrina applies a collaborative, client-focused approach to therapy with a focus on client strengths. She utilizes a variety of evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered, Strength-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Therapy. She has experience working with a psychiatrist and facilitating an adult Intensive Outpatient Program, adolescent residential setting, inpatient psychiatric unit, school based therapy in the elementary, middle and high school setting, and outpatient office setting. Zabrina has also worked as a case manager with developmentally disabled adults. She has been working in the mental health field since 1998.
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