Amanda McGoldrick, MS Ed., CMHC MS Ed., Purdue University Northwest BA, Purdue University Northwest Adults : Adolescents : Anxiety : Depression : Couples : Family : Behavior Disorders : Trauma : Life Stressors Amanda graduated from Purdue University Northwest in December 2020 with her Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Her theoretical orientation is focused in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existentialism and a Psychodynamic approach. She specializes in a client-focused approach and empowerment with clients to help shape the client’s value and self-worth. Amanda’s areas of interest include trauma, behavior and disruptive disorders, depression and anxiety.
Amy Del Turco, MS, LMHC, 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. 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. She is available for outpatient services.
Angela Craig, MEd, MSW MSW, Indiana University MEd, Indiana Wesleyan University BS, Indiana University
Angela works with both adolescents and adults. Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Strengths-Based, and Mindfulness. Angela has experience helping those who suffer from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, shame, and psychological and emotional abuse. She is available for outpatient sessions during the evenings and on Saturdays.
Arianna Diaz, MSW, LSW MSW, Indiana University BSW, Indiana University Arianna graduated from Indiana University Northwest with her Master's in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health and Addictions in 2019. She has an extensive history with social services providing agency and home-based therapy to adolescents and adults. Arianna has worked with substance use, trauma, mental health, anxiety, depression, self-harm and low self-esteem. Her therapeutic approach includes Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Psychodynamic Theory, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Mindfulness.
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.
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.
Chad Collins, MA Purdue Northwest Chad graduated from Purdue University Northwest with his Master's degree. 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.
Chelsey Stinnett, MA, LMHCA MA Ball State University BA Eastern Illinois University Chelsey Stinnett is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who graduated with her degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2020. Chelsey specializes in working with children, adolescents, and domestic violence survivors; however, she enjoys working with clients of any age. Chelsey’s uses a client centered humanistic approach to therapy, catering to the individual client’s needs while drawing from dialectical behavioral and emotion focused therapies. Chelsey also enjoys art therapy techniques, specifically while working with children. Chelsey is available for school-based therapy as well as in-office therapy as needed.
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.
Emma Palmer BS Psychology, Purdue Northwest West Lafayette MS Couple and Family Therapy, Purdue Northwest Couples: Families : Adolescents : Adults : Depression : Anxiety : Play Therapy Emma is currently working towards her full-time marriage and family therapy license. Emma uses a collaborative approach with clients and likes to work with various parts of her clients social systems. Emma prefers to use a post-modern approach with clients, but is open to adapting to her clients needs. She is available for outpatient services.
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.
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.
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.
Jasmine Y. Ortiz, MSW MSW University of Texas Rio Grande Valley BS Indiana University Northwest Individual : Family : Children : Adolescents Jasmine graduated with her Master's degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in May of 2021 and received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University Northwest in May of 2019. Jasmine has been working in the mental health field since 2017. Jasmine has several years of experience working with youth and adolescents in a residential setting, and has recently gained experience working in a therapeutic school setting. Jasmine also has experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Jasmine utilizes evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths-Based Approach, and Mindfulness therapy when working with youth, adolescents, and families. Jasmine is currently available for home-based therapy, but hopes to become available for outpatient and school-based therapy in the near future.
Jeffrey Berdine Liberty University
Jeffrey is a therapist at Crown Counseling. He completed his Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at 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).
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 : Adults 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.
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.
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.
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, Indiana University Northwest MS, Communications, Northwestern University BA, Psychology, University of Toledo Adolescents : Families : Adults Mary works with adolescents, families, and adults, using cognitive-behavior therapy, short-term solution focused therapy, functional family therapy, play therapy, mindfulness strategies, and Love & Logic parenting practices. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, parenting and communication skills, motivation and organization issues, and LGBTQ+ identity development. Mary is also employed with Crown Point Community School Corporation and is currently the Social-Emotional Learning Interventionist for Crown Point High School. She has worked with children and their parents at the elementary, middle, and high school levels for over a decade.
Melanie R. Forbes, MSEd, NCC MS Ed Purdue University Northwest BS Purdue University Northwest Addictions Certification Purdue University Northwest Adults : Suicide survivors : Trauma : Grief : Depression : Substance abuse Melanie holds a Master of Science degree in Education with a focus on Mental Health Counseling. Melanie holds an addiction’s certification from Purdue University Northwest. She is currently seeking a Doctoral degree from Walden University in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a focus on trauma and crisis. 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.
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).
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.
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.
Sarah Cheek, MSW, LSW MSW Indiana University School Therapist Sarah graduated from Indiana University with her Master's degree in Social Work with a focus in Mental Health and Addictions. She specializes in working with children and adolescence utilizing a collaborative, strengths based approach. Sarah has extensive work with foster youth and specializes in Trauma and implementing a Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach with clients and families. She enjoys educating others on the importance of understanding the impact of trauma on children and exploring evidence based practices to assist clients with working through trauma and reaching their goals. Sarah also utilizes other therapeutic frameworks including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. She is primarily available to take school-based clients.
Shannon Polezoes, LMFT MS, Purdue University Northwest BA, Purdue University Calumet Children : Couples : Families : Individuals Shannon completed the Marriage and Family Therapy master's program at Purdue University in 2017. She received her professional license in 2021. She has over 5,000 hours in the treatment room with children, couples, families and individuals. She utilizes Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy and a hope-based approach. She offers Christian-based and spiritual counseling services.
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.
Tori Senerchia, MA, LMHCA, NCC MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Purdue University Adults : Adolescents : EMDR Tori graduated from Purdue University Northwest with a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience working with all age groups, but enjoys working with adolescents and young adults most. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR. She is also willing to adjust therapeutic interventions to fit her clients needs.
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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