LifeSolutions Counseling Staff
AJ Walker, MPA
AJ has over 15 years experience in working with children and families in Central Indiana. Expertise includes working with children and adolescents with behavioral and mood disorders, as well as ADHD symptoms and challenges. Proficient in providing support and training to parents with special needs children and dedicated to improving children's functioning in all settings.
Amanda Zolman, MA
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis where she earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to obtaining her degree, Amanda served as a mentor and coach for children and young adults in Central Indiana. During her training, she gained experience working with a diverse range of individuals in terms of socioeconomic status, age, ethnicity, gender, and presenting problems. In the past year, she served as an individual therapist for students who sought treatment at a local university counseling center and provided group therapy for adult patients participating in an outpatient chemical dependency program in a hospital setting.
Amanda offers individual and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, depression, sexual abuse/trauma, eating and body image issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, and relationship issues. Amanda uses an integrative approach to treatment that is influenced by a variety of therapeutic principles and perspectives including Cognitive-Behavioral, Client-Centered, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, and Interpersonal theories. She employs elements from a range of therapeutic techniques with the goal of creating a treatment program that meets the specific needs of each individual.
Ann Padgett, MSW, LCSW
Ann has practiced for over 13 years working with children and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and autism. She also has expertise in child/adolescent behavior disorders and strengths focused parenting techniques.
April Sauders, MSW, LCSW
April has over six years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals and families, with a special emphasis on children and adolescents. She enjoys working with people of all ages and is strength-based in her approach. April’s expertise is working with depression, anxiety, child behavioral disorders, family conflict, relationship issues, grief/loss, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She has been trained in providing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment, which is a highly effective method of addressing various traumatic life events, including sexual abuse. April is very effective in helping individuals find relief from life’s daily stressors as well as helping them to find the strengths within themselves to improve their quality of life.
Brooke Hartman, MSW, LCSW
Brooke is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with several years of experience working with children and families in Indiana, New Orleans and Central America. She has expertise in trauma and loss, especially related to community violence, family violence, medical crisis, or disaster. Brooke is trained in Trauma-Focused and Traumatic-Grief Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has worked as part of the Project LAST (Loss and Survival Team) in New Orleans and Belize. She continues to make annual trips to Belize to deliver counseling supplies, maintain relationships, and provide therapeutic training with grassroots NGOs and the Ministry of Education. Brooke provides Behavior Management services for the Developmental Disabilities waiver and has spent three years as a Social Worker in the Methodist Hospital Emergency Department with IU Health. Additional therapeutic experience includes treatment of: depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, physical and/or sexual abuse, divorce, family conflict, adjustment, and relational issues. Brooke has training in Infant Mental Health (kids ages 3-5) and uses interactive play therapy to facilitate emotion expression and regulation. Using strengths and supports, Brooke is helpful in the development of coping skills, emotion regulation, stress reduction, assertive communication, and anger management.
Deborah Siddiqui, MSW, LCSW
Debbie has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. She also has experience in the areas of women's issues, marital and family therapy. Debbie specializes in the areas of:
- Grief and Loss-
- Depression and Anxiety-
- Children and Adolescent Behavior Disorders-
- Children with ADHD symptoms and Autism-
Debbie utilizes a systems and strength based approach to treatment along with cognitive behavior therapy. Play and Art therapy are often used in treatment with children.
Niki Brummett, MA, LMHC
Niki Brummett has over 8 years of experience working with individuals, families, and couples. She has expertise with PTSD, child/adolescent behavior disorders, depression, anxiety and resolution of family conflict. Nicole has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence based treatment addressing multiple types of trauma, including sexual abuse.
Mary Jo Sparke, MSW, LCSW
Community Program Supervisor
Mary Jo has 20 years’ experience in working with individuals, families, and groups. She is a solution-focused therapist with expertise in relationship counseling, conflict resolution, grief and loss, depression/anxiety, and reality therapy.
Beverly Mussetter, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Community Program Supervisor
Beverly Mussetter is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Social Work BSW Bachelor of Social Work and the MSW, Advanced Standing program. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Indiana, Ms. Mussetter has provided over seventeen years of home-based therapeutic services for children and families “at risk;” maintained a private therapy practice; retired as an Indiana University School of Social Work Associate Faculty after teaching the BSW Program Curriculum for eight years; served on numerous boards for family centered organizations, and has utilized Strengths Based Practice in all areas of her professional career. Ms. Mussetter specializes in individual, group and family therapy with expertise in therapeutic models that include:
- Grief and loss
- Recovery from symptoms of codependency
- Parent-child relationships
- Family dynamics
- Couples counseling
- Anxiety disorders
- Child/adolescent disorders including children with symptoms of ADHD
John Sheppard, MSW
John has worked in the mental health field for the last five years in a variety of capacities. He has worked with Children, Adolescents and young adults struggling with a range of mental health issues, including Asperger’s Syndrome. John is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals deal with PTSD associated with trauma. John also has experience working with couples and families.
Joe Parker, LMHC
Joe is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 8 years of experience in working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He has worked with a diverse range of clients of all ages in both school, community agency, and private practice settings. He remains a licensed school counselor in the state of Indiana. He works particularly well with those struggling with Depression, Anxiety, and Bipolar Disorders as well as Grief/Loss, Trauma, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Anger, and Phase of Life issues. Joe describes his style of therapy as both cognitive-behavioral and solution focused, and strives to bring balance and congruence to his client's lives. His outside interests include listening to and creating music, communing with nature, and of course being with family.
Rob has over 10 years’ experience working with children and families as coach and mentor. For the last three years, he has worked as a case manager and habilitation coach for LifeSolutions and the CA/PRTF grant program. Rob focuses on encouraging children to become independent and develop good decision making skills. He has extensive experience providing mentoring, monitoring and skill building interventions and works well with parents educating them on their child’s mood and behavioral symptoms.
Lisa Gray, BA
Tutor and Education Specialist
Lisa has 12 years of classroom expertise as a licensed teacher. She has a wide array of experience working with children of various ages and abilities, including those with special needs. Lisa is the recipient of numerous teaching awards due to her professional dedication and innovative and creative approaches to learning.
Grant Gray MS, MHA
Grant Gray has over 21 years of experience working in the Mental Health field. He has developed and directed many research-based programs in the state of Indiana and has extensive experience working with children, families and adults. He has expertise in behavioral problems, family relations and has been trained in Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for families that are struggling with their children’s behavior and/or relationships.
Amber R. Fleming, Psy.D., HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Fleming is a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychological services to adolescents, adults and older adults in various phases of life. Dr. Fleming has special clinical interests in the following areas: chronic pain, medical conditions and illnesses, personality disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. Amber works from a Cognitive Behavioral Perspective and utilizes many Dialectical Behavioral Treatment strategies within her practice.
Krista Anderson, MA, LMFT
Krista is an AAMFT certified marriage and family therapist with over six years of experience counseling individuals, teens, couples and families. She has expertise with families/individuals managing bipolar disorders, depression/anxiety and behavior disorders. Ms. Anderson takes a holistic and mindful approach to overall stress management with each of her clients. She successfully capitalizes on her clients' innate strengths in order to lead them toward renewed emotional health and vitality.
Kathy is a 2001 graduate from Western Illinois University with a Masters in Counseling Education/Agency Track. She is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and became a Certified Life Coach in 2009 through the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) as an Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner. She was also certified as a Family Mediator in IL. Before counseling, Kathy served as an Adoption Specialist for Lutheran Social Services of IL, where she served others from a Family Systems emphasis. Before moving to Indiana in 2008, Kathy was partial owner and a therapist at Counseling Perspectives, LLC, in Macomb, IL. Kathy has 10 years of experience as a therapist serving individuals (adults, teens, and children), couples, families, and groups. Kathy’s clinical interests are in the following: Grief and Loss work, Spirituality and Christian issues, depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), relationship issues, physical/sexual abuse issues, personality disorders, conflict resolution, co-dependency issues, and reactive attachment disorder. Kathy utilizes and works with the following emphasis in therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral-Emotive therapy, Attachment theory, Family Systems, Dialectical Behavioral techniques, and Narrative Therapies.
Sharayah Tornquist, LMHC
Sharayah is a licensed mental health therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children. She has completed certification in sex therapy which has given her experience with all types of sexual dysfunctions including trauma, erectile dysfunction, addictions, vaginismus, intimacy issues, and premature ejaculation. Sharayah is prepared to address a variety of mental health concners including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, alcohol and drug addictions, and childhood diagnoses. Her counseling approach stems from a variety of theories including cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, and gestalt. She provides a safe and trusting environment while helping clients work through difficult issues affecting their lives.
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