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Our Associates

Sandra Quaife MS, LMHC

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Purdue University

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana

Specialties: adults, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder

 

I have extensive experience providing individual and group therapy for adults in a variety of settings. I particularly enjoy working with clients who may feel alienated from conventional support systems due to such things as residential placement history, difficult family history, sexual orientation, foster care history, alternative lifestyle choices and other personal issues. I am strongly committed to accepting people where they are while helping them to decide for themselves what changes they might want to make in their lives. My therapy integrates a variety of approaches including cognitive/behavioral interventions, identifying relationship patterns, exploring impacts of early childhood issues, and teaching specific skills related to mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and emotion regulation. I am trained in the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) techniques and recent experience working in a residential treatment facility that used DBT as its primary framework for treating adolescent clients. I have a strong commitment to helping individuals who are making difficult transitions in their life without reliable support systems.

Eric Jimenez, MA, LMHC, NCC

Certified in EMDR, SSP, & Hypnotherapy

Trained in BSP & EFT

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and Social Psychology, Ball State University, 2002

 

Specialties: addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, dissociation, forensics and disability

 

I am trained as a scientist-practitioner and concentrate on the neurobiology of mental health. My early career began in corrections and forensics serving children with conduct

disorder, adults with psychopathic personalities, and inmates transitioning back to their families and into society. Thereafter I began to treat clients with chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, severe depression and bipolar disorder. Educating families and helping the chronically ill develop independent living skills were primary concentrations. Later I worked with children and families serving in home-based therapy and therapeutic foster care programs. I currently see both children and adults and much of my work is concentrated on trauma and addiction. Helping people cope with new realities and rehabilitating lives to experience success is both a personal and professional passion.

 

I am a member of the American Counseling Association, Indiana Counseling Association, National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, EMDR International Association, International Hypnosis Federation, EFT International, Midwest Brainspotting Institute, and an associate of Integrated Listening Systems.

Stephanie Schuitema MA, M.Div, LMHC, NCC

 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University, 2016, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana, National Certified Counselor, NBCC, 2016,

Master of Divinity, Western Theological Seminary, 2003

 

Specialties: post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, panic disorders, depression, and bipolar disorder

 

 

I have experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, panic disorders, trauma disorders, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, family stress, andgender/identity development. I am Level-1 trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR.) I utilize EMDR successfully for individuals dealing with trauma. I am passionate about helping clients learn to cope with the issues in their

lives. I encourage clients to address obstacles that might keep them from reaching their full potential. I enjoy using humor, affirmation, and honest feedback in session. I support clients in facing self-defeating behaviors, negative coping patterns, and desire

to help them develop positive self-awareness. I support clients in becoming their best versions of themselves. It is my goal to create a safe, open, accepting and supportive environment.

Suzette Sorrells, MS, LMHC, NCC, QBHP

 

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana, National Certified Counselor, Qualified Behavioral Health Professional, Indiana Counselor Association Member

 

Specialties:  addiction, substance abuse and recovery, grief and loss, female sexual trauma, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and experience with young adults, adults and the elderly populations

 

I welcome you to a peaceful office environment to discuss your concerns. I provide therapy to individuals and have group practice experience.  As your therapist, my passion is to empower and support you to set and attain your goals through development of coping skills, helping you create solutions and to help you manage many of life’s challenges.  By utilizing various treatment modalities, together, we will discover what works best for you to help achieve your therapeutic goals.  I am willing to provide therapy to the adolescent population, and I can offer faith-based counseling upon request.

Erin Woike, PhD, HSPP, LMHC

 

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Master of Arts, Valparaiso University

 

Health Service Provider in Psychology, State of Indiana

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana

 

Specialties: anxiety disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, concerns related to self-esteem, body image concerns and eating disorders, and relational issues

 

I am a generalist practitioner who uses an integrative approach to therapy that pulls from interventions that best meet the needs of each client. I often draw from client-centered, interpersonal, emotion-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques. Areas of clinical focus include anxiety disorders, social anxiety, depression, trauma, body image concerns and eating disorders, relational issues, grief/loss, issues related to self-esteem, and concerns related to identity development. I value my role as an LGB and Trans-affirming therapist. I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to the success of therapy and strive to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment to help clients explore concerns more deeply. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and the Indiana Psychological Association.

Alisha Risner MSW, LSW

Master of Social Work, 
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: trauma, depression, addictions, family/parenting issues, difficulty managing emotions/stress

I am a native of Indiana and graduate of Andrews University.  Early in my career I taught therapeutic groups on how to recognize triggers and facilitated crisis interventions.  I've provided counseling and guidance to victims of domestic violence, sexually abused clients, and individuals dealing with substance abuse.  As a case manager, I conducted bio-psycho-social assessments, supervised family visitations, monitored aftercare interventions, and provided program evaluations.  After receiving my graduate degree, I have been specializing in providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with trauma, addictions, depression, negative behavior, emotional dysregulation, parenting issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and poor stress management.  I consider myself a therapist who has extensive experience advocating for disrupted families and clients with mental health challenges.  I have been involved in providing trauma informed care for individuals with a variety of different challenges.

Sara Bokodi MSW, LCSW

Master of Social Work, Indiana University South Bend, 2016.
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana
Child Development Associate, State of Indiana

Specialties: child and family issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, therapeutic visitation.

I have a great passion for working with children and families.  My career started with Early Childhood Education working with young children.  I have worked with children with specialized needs, within the preschool setting, high risk family situations, and have been involved in developing programs centered around serving both children and teenagers.  I eventually gained my Master's degree in Social Work to be able to combine my passion for working with children to working with the entire family system.  I centered my focus on mental health and addiction as I developed my social work philosophy and practice.

I have experience in working with victims of abuse and neglect.  I desire to help families heal from the hardships surrounding trauma.  I want to help families begin to mend and heal from their hurt, pain, and loss.  As a Certified Family Centered Treatment professional, I provide therapeutic services for court ordered individuals.  I have been able to assist individuals struggling with substance abuse disorder.  As a Behavioral Health Consultant, I have experience with Mental Health Assessment and Diagnostic Impression, consultation for Medication Management, and a collaborative approach with healthcare providers.

I utilize an integrative approach to empower and encourage individual  autonomy towards treatment goals.  I am a compassionate and empathetic therapist with a non-judgmental easy approach to therapy.  I welcome to and would like to walk beside you as you take this journey.

Karen Newlin, MA, LMHC, NCC


Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana
National Certified Counselor, NBCC

Trained in EMDR Levels 1 and 2 

 

Specialties: Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Co-Dependency, Trauma, and Identity Development
Populations: Adult and Young Adults 18 years and older
 

My priority as a counselor is to help my clients overcome personal and interpersonal barriers to living life fully. The length of treatment and the therapeutic approach I use depends on each person's unique needs and goals.  I practice from an insight-oriented perspective and draw on wisdom from Jungian and Depth Psychology. I employ evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including EMDR (I have level 1 and 2 training and am currently pursuing certification), Cognitive and Behavioral Modalities, Mindfulness-Based Strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Short-Term Dynamic Therapy, Relational Psychotherapy, and Creative and Experiential Techniques.

I help individuals work through relationship issues, emerge from traumatic experiences to discover their post-traumatic wisdom, recover from addictions and co-dependent ways of relating, develop healthy self-esteem, and discover their authentic selves.  I welcome the opportunity to help individuals and families cope with long-term and chronic health conditions such as Mood Disorders, Psychosis, Schizophrenia, and Schizoaffective Disorder.

My professional memberships include The American Counseling Association, The Indiana Counseling Association, and the CG Jung Institute of Chicago, where I currently train in their Jungian Psychology Program.

Kylie Foster MSW, LSW, 

Master of Social Work
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: Child, Adolescent, Trauma, Self-Harm, Behavioral Issues, Anxiety, Depression, Poor Self Esteem

 

I believe everyone has a chance of improving and bettering their lives to live their most fulfilled existence. We sometimes “Don’t know what we don’t know”, and how to make changes or where to start. I recognize the difficulty in change and believe the therapeutic relationship is an important aspect of helping clients to meet their goals.  I am experienced in providing individual, family, and group therapy, as well as providing psychoeducational training due to my experience working in a residential treatment center. This experience contributed to my training in teaching dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) strategies to clients. I am able to connect with adults, children and teens. Due to my experience of working with children for several years I can build rapport quickly and move toward effective treatment. I have provided therapy for a variety of issues such as parenting conflict, severe trauma, self-harm. behavioral concerns, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, grief/loss, intrusive thoughts, substance use, and low self-esteem. I combine a variety of approaches that best fit the needs of the client and I will do my best to meet them where it will most aligned with their goals. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental space, where clients feel accepted and open to share their thoughts and feelings.
 

Lindsay Beougher MSW, LSW, 

Master of Social Work
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: LGBTQ+, Children aged 7+, Adults, Grief, Stress Management, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression

 

With over 10 years of experience providing services to children, adults, and families, I have experience working in a multitude of settings with people of all ages. I promote LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and work hard to ensure a safe environment is provided for all humans, no matter the age, gender, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity.  I particularly enjoy helping others while using strength-based approaches as I believe clients are agents of change. I am here to meet clients where they are in their individual journeys while integrating various treatment therapies to best meet their needs and goals. While in my graduate program, I developed a specific interest in grief counseling. This passion led me to work in hospice, helping individuals and families work through grief, loss, and terminal diagnoses.  I am open to learning and diving deeper into different treatment modalities and looking into new research development. As a therapist, I strive to grow and change as the needs of my clients change.

Paul Allison, MA, LMHCA
 

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology Counseling Practice, Roosevelt University

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate, State of Indiana

 

Specialties: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Loss, Relationship Issues, Behavioral Concerns, Emotional Dysregulation, Stress Management, Teenagers, Adolescents, Adults.

I am a generalist practitioner that pulls from various therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, and Solution-Focused Approaches.  By drawing from these diverse methods, I am able to create a customized treatment plan that aligns with the specific needs and preferences of each individual.  I foster an open and non-judgmental space where clients can freely explore and express their feelings and needs.  By providing an individualized approach, I aim to empower each person to work towards their goals in a manner that best suits their unique circumstance.  With a wealth of experience accumulated over 8 years in behavioral health, I have had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages with diverse diagnoses.  My commitment has always been to help clients meet their goals and enhance their quality of life.  Using an individualized person centered approach, I have witnessed the transformative impact of therapy on the lives of those I've had the honor of working with.  If you are seeking a compassionate and experienced therapist who values your unique journey, I look forward to partnering with you on your path to healing and growth.  Together, we can navigate the challenges you face and build a foundation for a more fulfilling life.

Gabrielle Winslet  MSW, LSW
 

Master of Social Work, 
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: Anxiety Disorders, Social Anxiety, Depression, Trauma Self-Esteem Issues, Body Image Concerns, Eating Disorders, Relationship Issues.

I have a history of providing Family and Individual Therapy to adults and children.  I use an integrative approach to therapy that pulls from interventions that best meet the needs of my clients.  I draw from client-centered, interpersonal, emotional-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and solution-focused techniques.  Areas of clinical focus include Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Social Anxiety, Trauma, body image concerns and eating disorders, relational issues, grief/loss, issues related to self-esteem, and concerns related to development.  I believe a strong therapeutic relationship is vital to the success of therapy and strive to create a supportive and nonjudgmental environment to help clients explore concerns more deeply.

Callie Klingbeil  MSW, LSW
 

Master of Social Work, 
Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: Children, Adolescents, Autism, Depression, Anxiety..

In therapy, I focus on helping clients feel seen and heard, then building that connection through creative engagement strategies.  I believe in the power of a strong alliance between therapist and client, and I work to meet every individual where they at with an authentic and caring attitude.  I select treatment methods based on each client's needs, and I often find that experiential and play therapy techniques are very successful when working with children and adolescents.  I seek to demonstrate warmth and compassion while promoting evidence-based skills that will help clients cope with stressors and achieve their goals.

Caitlyn Zappetillo MA, LMHC, 

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Valparaiso University 2017
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Indiana

Specialties: Adults, trauma and informed care, families of origin, complex trauma, EMDR trained, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, personality disorders, and anger management.

 

I have experience working with adults from all walks of life, including the LGBTQIA+ community.  I feel therapy is for anyone and everyone, whether adjusting to a life change or dealing with chronic mental illness.  I hope to meet clients where they are and welcome them into a therapeutic relationship is invaluable and a key component in achieving one's goals in therapy.  To accomplish this, I provide a safe space for individuals to talk openly and freely without fear of judgment.  I provide a trauma informed approach focusing on family of origin and utilizing evidence based practices, such as EMDR.  I implement EMDR with the goal to help jump start the brain's natural healing process and assist clients in overcoming any obstacles preventing them from living their best life.

 

Emily Vassar, MSW, LSW 

Master of Social Work
Licensed
Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: ADHD, Co-Dependency, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Depression, Intellectual Disability, Oppositional Defiance, Relationship Issues, Self-Harm, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stress, and Self Esteem issues.

 

I am a Licensed Social Worker and have worked with clients of all ages. I relate well to children and adults, creating a therapeutic environment for all. I have extended schooling in working with victims of sexual exploitation and have participated as a mentor for this population as well as specialize in trauma work. In addition, I have experience working with adults who have dealt with anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, and other mental health concerns.  Having worked with these individuals, I have received education in Trauma-Focused training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition, I utilize the strength-based approach and implement the Person In Environment approach to recognize additional impacts to the individual.” “I provide a safe, trusting, genuine, and empathetic environment to allow for individuals to process different concerns and traumas they have experienced in their lives. I encourage anyone seeking help to reach out and discuss the possibilities of working together further.
 

Jazlyn Elkasri, MSW, LSW 

Master of Social Work
Licensed
Social Worker, State of Indiana

Specialties: Child and Adolescent Issues, Anxiety Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Poor Self-Esteem, ADHD, Behavioral Management, Parent/Child Conflict.

 

I am a licensed social worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.  My career started with working as a family case manager where I was able to specifically work with victims of abuse and neglect.  I am able to build relationships with children and their families while ensuring they thrive in a safe environment.  I am especially passionate about being able to help my clients overcome adversities while showing them that there does not have to be a stigma around mental health.  

My areas of clinical focus include Anxieyt, Depression, ADHD, low risk mood disorders, issues related to self-esteem, parent/child conflict and behavioral management.  I utilize an integrative approach to therapy that pulls from interventions that best meet the needs of my clients.  I strive to have a calm, safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment for my clients.

 

I believe a strong therapeutic environment is key when going through the journey of therapy.  It is important for my clients to know they have a support system behind them every step of the way whether this includes parents, partners, family, friends, or myself.  I am compassionate about the work I do and I am honored to be able to help people reach their therapeutic goals.
 

Tristan Sanchez, MSW, LSW
 

Master of Social Work, Indiana University

Licensed Social Worker, State of Indiana

 

Specialties: anxiety, depression, trauma, play therapy, family/parenting support, behavioral issues, relationship issues.

I am passionate about working with children and families. My career began as a social worker in a K-12 building, so I understand educational systems and how to help students thrive with unique learning needs. I also have experience working with teenagers and adults in outpatient care. In both settings, I have facilitated group and individual therapy sessions. I am comfortable using DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and play therapy techniques in my work with clients. I am devoted to providing trauma informed care with attention to attachment theory in my practice among all populations. I do utilize a person-in-environment and strengths-based approach to help clients identify supports in their lives, as well as identify changes they want to make for themselves. I practice therapy with systems theory in mind; this aids in understanding the systems that you are a part of and how they are functioning, which all make a difference in your quality of life. Because of this, it is important for me to work with the systems that impact your life as well, which could look like relationship counseling or family counseling. My goal is to help you discover your strengths and make changes that you are passionate about to support you in becoming your ideal version of yourself.

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