LifeSolutions Counseling Staff
Office Based Staff
Community Based Staff
Office Based Staff
Amanda Zolman, MA, LMHC
Amanda is a graduate of Butler University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology before obtaining her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis. Before joining the LifeSolutions family, Amanda provided individual therapy 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 within a hospital setting. She now serves as a Therapist and Clinical Supervisor at LifeSolutions Counseling and Staff Counselor at Butler University's Counseling & Consultation Services.
Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers individual and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. She has experience working with a diverse range of individuals in terms of socioeconomic status, age, ethnicity, gender, and presenting problems. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, depression, LGBTQ issues, eating and body image issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma/abuse, 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.
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.
Ann Padgett, MSW, LCSW
Ann is a licensed clinical social worker and earned her bachelor and master's degrees from Indiana University. She has practiced for over 19 years and supervised a program at a mental health center before going into private practice. She has worked with all ages but now primarily works with adults in addressing life stressors, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship and trauma issues. Ann also has experience in working with people with higher functioning autism. She uses a wide range of treatment approaches but specializes in using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques including practical exercises that can be used outside of the office. Ann has an interest and additional training in the physical effects from mood disorders and how they work within the brain and body. This knowledge is used with clients to assist them with gaining a better understanding into what they may be experiencing and allows for a more holistic treatment approach.
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.
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
Flora Crim, MA, LMFT, LCAC, RPT
Community Program Supervisor
Flora Crim is licensed in marriage and family therapy, clinical addictions counseling and registered as a play therapist. Flora received her Masters Degree in counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy; Addictions Counseling; and Community Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008. Flora has over nine years' experience working with children and families in the community at Whites Family Services and Otis R. Bowen Center and as an outpatient therapist at Taylor University's counseling center. She also has specialized training in trauma focus cognitive behavioral therapy, integrated trauma-focused play therapy, adoption competency; STAR tier 1 & 2; children of divorced parents; attachment and play therapy. At LifeSolutions Counseling, Flora has specialized in helping clients recover from childhood abuse; attachment related issues; adoption; anxiety; depression; and ADHD. She has also works with the Deaf community but most of her practice centers on serving children/adolescents and their families utilizing family and play therapy.
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
Mary Jo is a graduate of Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan. She has more than 20 years' experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. Mary Jo has expertise in mood disorders and behavior modification, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Mary Jo has more than 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. Mary Jo is helpful with assisting clients in development of adaptive coping skills, stress reduction and effective communication. Mary Jo is strengths-based, with a strong commitment to her clients and their needs.
Jessica Wild, MS, EdS, LMHC
Jessi is a graduate of Iowa State University where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology before graduating from Indiana University- Bloomington with her Master's Degree and Education Specialist Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. Jessi is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor, offering individual and family therapy for children (as young as age 2), adolescents, adults, and couples. She has experience in residential setting, crisis, adult group home, and school-based and outpatient services through community mental health centers. Jessi has specific training with trauma informed care (including sexual/physical/emotional abuse and neglect, medical trauma, PTSD, etc), child-centered play therapy, and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her clinical interests range from behavior disorders (defiance, hyperactivity, anger, etc) to mood disorders (anxiety, depression), as well as stress, parenting, grief/loss, body image/self-esteem, attachment, and relationship discord. Jessi utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Brief Solutions Therapy, Child-Centered Play, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strengths-Based, and Family Systems Therapy. She provides a safe and supportive environment with goals of empowering others to accomplish their treatment goals..
Joe Parker, LMHC
Joe is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 11 years of experience in working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He has worked with a diverse range of clients of all ages in school, community agency, and private practice settings. He remains a licensed school counselor in the state of Indiana. Joe works particularly well with those struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive, 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.
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.
Sharayah Tornquist, LMHC
Sharayah is a licensed mental health therapist with experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. Sharayah is prepared to address a variety of mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment, and childhood diagnoses. Her counseling approach stems from a variety of theories including cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, EMDR, and gestalt. She has completed certification in sex therapy which has given her experience with all types of sexual dysfunctions in adults and children including: trauma, erectile dysfunction, addictions, vaginismus, intimacy issues, and premature ejaculation. She provides a safe and trusting environment while helping clients work through difficult issues affecting their lives.
Community Based 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.
Elizabeth J. Askren (Beth), M.A.
Home Based Therapist
Beth is a mental health professional and therapist with experience working with individuals, groups, couples, families, and children. While completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Hawaii, her research focused primarily on women's health, neuroendocrinology of anxiety and addiction, and human mate selection. Prior to joining the LifeSolutions team, she counseled combat veterans and their families, students who sought services at a college counseling center, and individuals at a community mental health clinic. Her clinical speciality is working with trauma-related disorders and issues. In addition, she has experience treating a wide range of mental health issues and addiction.
Beth's approach to therapy is influenced by several theories including: cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and emotion-focused, existential, multicultural, and humanistic. She is a sex positive therapist and an advocate for human rights. Her primary goal when providing counseling services is to co-create a safe and empowering space with clients to allow them to explore and heal themselves while working towards balanced and fulfilling lives without barriers.
Danielle DeAngelis, LMHC
Danielle is a graduate of Marquette University and earned her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in working with children and families. During her graduate training, Danielle worked with children with severe autism as well as young children with challenging behaviors and assisted caregivers in managing their child's behavior. Danielle currently provides home-based therapy for both English and Spanish-speaking children and families involved with the Department of Child Services. She empowers caregivers to build a safe and nurturing home for their children through teaching parenting skills and providing parental support. Danielle utilizes strength-based, play therapy, and cognitive-behavior therapy techniques with children.
Kate Rojek, LMHC
Kate is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis and earned her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Prior to graduate school, Kate volunteered to work with dementia/Alzheimer's patients and also mentored a child with Autism. As part of her graduate training, Kate provided mental health services where she assisted the seriously mentally ill (SMI) population with ongoing mental health needs by providing individual and group therapy and also by helping clients gain access to community resources. Kate began her career with LifeSolutions Counseling Associates shortly after graduation and now provides home-based mental health services for families involved with the Department of Child Services to in order to help families reunify with their children. Kate assists adults, children, and families by providing home-based mental health therapy and also by helping them gain access to community resources. Kate strongly believes in a collaborative treatment approach between the client and therapist, utilizing strengths-based and integrative approaches, and her work is influenced by family systems, cognitive-behavior therapy, and solution-focused models. Kate's clinical interests include treatment of mood disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and play therapy. Kate greatly enjoys assisting individuals and families in working towards their fullest potential, as well working as part of the LifeSolutions team.
Laura Kusisto, MS, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate
Laura is a licensed marriage and family therapy associate and earned her masters degree in couple and family therapy from the University of Kentucky. Laura has worked in a variety of therapy settings, including residential, school-based, home-based, and office-based. During her graduate work, Laura provided therapy services in English and in Spanish to individuals, couples, and families as well as utilizing play therapy techniques with children. She also led elementary and middle school therapy groups and provided individual therapy in schools. Laura currently provides therapy and therapeutic supervised visits for families involved with the Department of Child Services to help reunite children with their families. She is particularly interested in couples therapy and is passionate about helping survivors of trauma and domestic violence reclaim their self-worth and personal control. Laura utilizes strength-based, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, and experiential therapy techniques to help families reach their goals.
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.
Melody Hufstedler, LFMT-A
Home Based Therapist
Melody is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and earned her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Prior to graduate school, Melody served as a substance abuse case manager helping individuals maintain sobriety by increasing their access to resources. During her graduate training, Melody provided mental health services to grade school children with behavioral and/or mental health problems. She also served as a group facilitator for women with postpartum mood disorders and worked in the IWU graduate counseling clinic. There she provided therapy services to couples and families. Melody currently provides home-based services for adults and families involved with the Department of Child Services in order to help families reunify with their children. She provides mental health therapy, therapeutic supervised visits, and helps families access community resources. Melody utilizes strength-based, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavior therapy techniques.
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.
Travis Nelson, M. S.
Travis is a Marriage and Family Therapist who provides individual and family therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and families of all types. He earned his Master's Degree from Purdue University, and has over five years of clinical experience. His specialty areas include working with adolescents, juvenile delinquency, single parents, couples, co-parents, substance abuse, grief and loss, and relationship problems. Travis's approach is family centered, strength based, and systemic. His theoretical approaches include cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, structural family therapy, and transgenerational family therapy.
Travis enjoys finding ways to assist clients in using their every day activities as skills and coping mechanisms, and attempts to help clients build on their inherent strengths in overcoming their interpersonal or relationship challenges. Travis has experience working in inpatient facilities, facilitating groups with teenagers on probation, and in working with large treatment teams as a holistic approach to therapy.
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