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Office Based Staff

Amanda Zolman, MA, LMHC
Therapist
amanda.zolman@lifesolutionspc.com

Amanda Zolman, MA, LMHCAmanda 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.


Amber Fleming, Licensed Clinical PsychologistAmber R. Fleming, Psy.D., HSPP
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
amber.fleming@lifesolutionspc.com

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 TherapistAnn Padgett, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
ann.padgett@lifesolutionspc.com

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 SaudersApril Sauders, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
april.sauders@lifesolutionspc.com


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
Therapist
Community Program Supervisor
bev.mussetter@lifesolutionspc.com

Beverly Mussetter, MSW, ACSW, LCSWBeverly 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

Brooke Hartman, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
brooke.hartman@lifesolutionspc.com

Brooke HartmanBrooke 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.


Flora Crim, MA, LMFT, LCAC
Therapist
flora.crim@lifesolutionspc.com

Flora CrimFlora Crim is a licensed marriage and family therapist along with being a licensed clinical addictions counselor. Flora received her Masters Degree in counseling, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy; Addictions Counseling; and Community Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008. After that, Flora worked at Whites Family Services with foster children and their biological parents for two years along with working at Taylor University's counseling center for a year. From 2010-2013, Flora had worked at Otis R. Bowen Center as a family therapist providing several services for the community. Now, Flora joins us at LifeSolutions Counseling. Flora's specialties include: recovery of childhood abuse; attachment issues; anxiety; depression; ADHD; Deaf services; children/adolescents; marital therapy and family therapy.


Niki Brummett, MA, LMHC TherapistNiki Brummett, MA, LMHC
Therapist
nicole.brummett@lifesolutionspc.com

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, LCSWMary Jo Sparke, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
Community Program Supervisor
Maryjo.sparke@lifesolutionspc.com


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.

 


Joe Parker, LMHC
Therapist
joe.parker@lifesolutionspc.com

Joe ParkerJoe 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.


Kathy Sloan
Therapist
kathy.sloan@lifesolutionspc.com

Kathy Sloan 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.


Lisa Gray, BA Tutor and Education SpecialistLisa Gray, BA
Tutor and Education Specialist
lisa.gray@lifesolutionspc.com

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
Director

Grant Gray MS, MHA  Directorgrant.gray@lifesolutionspc.com

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
Therapist
sharayah.tornquist@lifesolutionspc.com

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.


 

Community Based Staff
AJ Walker

AJ Walker, MPA
Program Manager
Habilitation Coach

aj.walker@lifesolutionspc.com

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.


Danielle DeAngelis, M.S.
Therapist
danielle.deangelis@lifesolutionspc.com

Danielle DeAngelisDanielle 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.


Donna Augenbergs, LCSW
Therapist
donna.augenbergs@lifesolutionspc.com

Donna Augenbergs, LCSWDonna is a licensed clinical social worker and has provided services to adults, children and families for over 22 years. Her therapeutic techniques are primarily strengths based, using cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Recently, she has been very aware of the impact of trauma in lives of adults and children and use trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy to work with those who are victims of trauma. Donna enjoys traveling, swimming and water skiing in her free
time.


Emru Kiydal, MS, EdS.
Clinician
emru.kiydal@lifesolutionspc.com

Receiving his Master's Degree in Counseling from IUPUI in 2012 and EdS degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University in 2013, Emru holds extensive experience in empowering youth and adults as an outpatient therapist in private practice and in school settings as well as conducting therapy at homes. Emru works with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, other mental health disorders, unresolved emotional issues, self-esteem/self-empowerment, domestic violence, grief and loss, relationship/family concerns, individual counseling for personal and emotional growth, creating more meaning and purpose, in one's life/living a more fulfilled life, and multiple other issues. Working with youth, adolescents, couples and adults, he combines traditional talk therapy with alternative treatments to achieve exciting results. He uses his knowledge of brain functioning along with his knowledge of psychotherapy to provide the best treatment options and protocols based on the client's individual needs

Emru is committed to helping people navigate their complex worlds in order to live a healthier, happier life. He believes in a holistic approach to health; that all components of ones' life are interrelated. Emru enjoys the outdoors and also plays soccer in Pro-league.


Ian Andrews, LSW
Ian Andrews, LSWTherapist
Ian.Andrews@lifesolutionspc.com

Ian graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore with a Masters in Social Work. His specialization was in Children and Families. During his graduate program, Ian worked with Baltimore City's only Alternative Middle School as a School Social Worker. Ian also worked with the Child and Family Support Program, a wing of Kennedy Krieger, Johns Hopkins Family and Neurology unit. Ian currently provides home based services and visitation supervision. His focus is in child-centered non-directive play therapy. Ian also utilizes art therapy techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques and behavioral techniques.


Kate Rojek, M.A.
Therapist
kate.rojek@lifesolutionspc.com


Kate Rojek, MAKate 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.


Mary Jo Sparke, MSW, LCSWMary Jo Sparke, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
Community Program Supervisor
Maryjo.sparke@lifesolutionspc.com


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.hufstedler@lifesolutionspc.com


Melody Hufstedler, LFMT-AMelody 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.


Rebecca Metzger, MSW, LCSWRebecca Metzger, MSW, LCSW
Therapist

rebecca.metzger@lifesolutionspc.com

Becky Metzger is a graduate Indiana University where she earned a Master's degree in Social Work. She has worked in the field for 12 years. She has experience working in multiple settings including community mental health, schools, pediatric clinics, and home based services. Becky focuses on using a combination of strengths based therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Becky's primary experience and interests include: therapy with children, teaching parenting skills, addressing depression and anxiety, and providing family therapy.


Rob LannerdRob Lannerd
Habilitation Coach

Rob.lannerd@lifesolutionspc.com

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.
Therapist

travis.nelson@lifesolutionspc.com

Travis Nelson, TherapistTravis 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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