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Directors
Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
Interim Director
LGBTQ Center
Roosevelt University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Interpersonal Process; Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Gender and sexual diversity; multiculturalism; substance use/abuse; mood disorders; personality disorders; suicidality; identity development; supervision and training; social justice/advocacy; psychological testing
Nancy L. Badger, Ph.D., Psychology Resident
She/her/hers
Assistant Director of Training
Ph.D. from Kent State University, BA and MA from Ball State University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    People with sensory and physical disabilities, women’s issues, resilience
I am partially sighted and use a guide dog. For hobbies I loves camping, nature and reading.
Jennifer O. Walsh, M.A., LMHC
she/her/hers
Assistant Director of Outreach and Consultation; Groups Coordinator
Cornerstone Neighborhood which includes the Honors College and Residence, Third Street Suites, Windsor Hall, and Aspire and Salisbury Apartments.
Ball State University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Interpersonal; Cognitive Behavioral; Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Group Therapy; couples therapy; outreach and prevention services; clinical training; depression and anxiety issues, particularly social anxiety; family of origin issues; adjustment issues, identity development including LGBTQ concerns
When not focused on all things outreach and group, Jens spend far more time than she should watching horror movies, playing Magic the Gathering, and going on walking adventures with her intrepid feline associate, Smidgen.
Senior Staff Therapists
Maime Butler, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
they/them
Staff Therapist - Liaison to the Black and African American Student Community
Western Michigan University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Social justice/Equity/Multicultural lens, Relational Cultural Theory; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness; Self-compassion
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Race-based trauma and stress; Racial, gender and sexual identity; LGBTQ+ issues; Trauma; Mood-related and anxiety disorders; Holistic practices; Spirituality; First-generation college students; Training; Outreach, and Workshop facilitation.
Natalie H. Cohen, MA, NCC, LMHC
she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN; Clinical Mental Health Counseling with training in Clinical Addictions Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Existential with utilization of CBT techniques
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use and process addictions, social anxiety, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, grief and loss, life cycle transitions
Chase Dudine, M.S., LMHC
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Indiana State University; Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic, integrated with strengths-based and mindfulness approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Depression; anxiety; relationship difficulties; grief and loss; crisis intervention; stress management; couples; anger management; group therapy; and video games and mental health
Bethany Foerg, M.A., LMFT
She/her
Staff Therapist
Purdue University Fort Wayne; Couples and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Experiential, Existential/humanistic, Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Emotional intelligence and regulation, assertiveness, therapeutic lifestyle change, healthy relationships
I am a nature lover and bird watcher. In my free time I enjoy camping and hiking and I am a kayaking enthusiast. I also consider myself to be a movie buff!
Andrea Gerke, Psy.D., HSPP
She/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Alliant International University (California School of Professional Psychology); Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integration of Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral and Multicultural Approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Intersecting Identities, Multiculturalism, Family of Origin Concerns; Grief and Loss, Relationship Concerns, Depression, Anxiety, Building Resiliency, and Life Transitions/Adjustment.
Jonathan Ishoy, M.S., LMHC
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Westminster College; Professional Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Existential therapy and Integrative approaches of Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Psychodynamic therapies
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Thanatology; grief and loss; professional ethics; trauma and PTSD; depression and anxiety; substance use; nontraditional students; interpersonal/relational concerns; and identity development
Donna L. Lazarick, Ph.D., HSPP
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
University of Notre Dame; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Trauma informed therapy; cognitive behavioral; interpersonal-process
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Women’s issues; diversity; recovery from physical, emotional and sexual abuse; EMDR; Depression and Anxiety; Mindfulness; Stress Management; Coping with ADHD; Social Anxiety; and Introversion.
Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative approach of Humanistic Approach; Strengths Based Perspective; Systems Theory; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Mood disorders such as anxiety and depression; self-esteem and self-worth; grief and loss; stress management; life transition/development; crisis intervention and relationship issues
Jerome "Jerry" L. Mattern, M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive behavioral therapy; strengths perspective; systems theory; interpersonal communication skill building
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Crisis management; adjustment to changes in employment and related circumstances; career counseling; identification of community and internet resources; communication skills training; anxiety and mood disorder interventions; panic disorder and recovery from trauma; ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorder; and other school related difficulties. Therapy that is sensitive to spiritual issues will be provided upon request
Jennifer Morales, M.A., LMHC
She/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Argosy University; Mental Health Counseling
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Humanistic, Client-Centered model as foundation of therapeutic approach with eclectic skills and tools to adapt to client needs. I very much enjoy the experience of building a therapeutic relationship based on trust and acceptance for all clients. I value the ability to provide a safe, welcoming setting to allow clients to focus on their clinical needs and goals.
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Assessment and Diagnosis, Trauma experiences, Sexual Abuse, Childhood Abuse/Neglect, Foster-Care/Adoption, Family of Origin/Child and Family Systems Trauma, Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Phase of Life Problems.
I have 10+ years of therapy experiences that have allowed me to have a well-rounded variation in therapeutic experiences that have enhanced by abilities as a clinician. I have worked in multiple settings including substance abuse programming, probation/parole ordered treatments, in-home community therapy, DCS and Foster Care, Department of Children and Families, inpatient hospitals, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient community services, as well as independent contract and private client services. I have extensive experience providing mental health evaluations, substance use assessments, and parenting assessments in as community provider. I am married, a mother of three teens and dog mom to an English Springer Spaniel and Boxer.
Theresa Nutten, Ph.D.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist and Website and Social Media Coordinator
Black Cultural Center
Western Michigan University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Relational-Cultural Therapy through a multicultural lens
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multiculturally sensitive, social justice oriented, and affirming care around diverse identities (e.g., racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, religion and spiritual, gender, socioeconomic, and ability). Specializations include identity development concerns for all areas of dimensions listed above; mood and anxiety related disorders; grief and trauma; interpersonal and relational concerns; phase of life; and self-care management.
Hello! Outside of my work as a therapist I enjoy making homemade greeting cards, performing one woman re-enactments of my favorite musicals, enjoying quality time with family and friends, and cuddling with my cats. I really value my relationships with others and feel honored in my work to help students develop their relationships with themselves and others. My approaches to counseling are centered on understanding cultural and systemic contexts and helping students to work towards the things they value most in life.
Andrew O'Neall, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Black Cultural Center and Veterans Success Center
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; Mindfulness, Couple and other Relationship Therapy; Psychological Triage
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Inclusive perspectives first and foremost in working with individuals from all backgrounds, Talk therapy from integrative perspectives, Logical positivist perspectives on individual functioning, Identity development, Nonjudgmental awareness, Mindfulness as a set of practices beyond talking about problems and self, Values based interventions including discussion of perspectives such as individual experiences and contexts, faith, and other personal values or beliefs. Trauma recovery, Health psychology, Sports and performance psychology
Yanqun "Penny" Peng, Ph.D., LMFT
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Kansas State University; Couple and Family Therapy
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy; family system theory; and mindfulness
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Multicultural and diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation); relationship and marital issues (including marital fights, infidelity, and sex); couple therapy; grief and trauma; international and first generation student population
  • Can offer therapy in Mandarin or English
Natalie Sachs, M.A.
she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
University of Northern Colorado; Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) Student
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    I am interested in working with LGBTQ and gender expansive clients, working with chronic suicidality, trauma, and co-occurring substance use disorder. I am passionate about doing diversity work both in-and-out of session and enjoy continuing to develop in social justice advocacy.
Rebecca Sprague. M.S.W., LCSW
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
IUPUI University; Clinical Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive-Behavioral; Humanistic; Holistic; Strength-Based; Mindfulness
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Holistic approach to wellness; personality disorders, grief/loss; mood disorders; family relationships; adoption; severe mental illness; self-esteem, mindfulness; poverty; public education/life-long learning
Laura L. Wagner, M.S., LMHC, LCAC
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Illinois State University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative approach of Psychodynamic; Interpersonal; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Sexual abuse and sexual assault recovery; domestic violence with victims and abusers; substance abuse; mood disorders – depression and anxiety; women’s issues with a focus on using motivational interviewing and strength identification and enhancement
Gregory R. Waitkoff, Psy.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist and Group Coordinator
Illinois School of Professional Psychology (Argosy University); Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative with application- Interpersonal; Psychodynamic; Existential; Cognitive Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Change of life transitions and adjustment; mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.); interpersonal and personality/characterological patterns; multicultural and diversity strengths; family of origin issues; stress identification and reduction;, training and supervision
Casiana Warfield, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate
she/her/hers
Staff Therapist
Asian and Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
Eastern Michigan University; Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Third-wave Behavioral Therapies (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy); Interpersonal Processes Psychotherapy; Feminist approach (person-centered, considers context, integrates social justice, prioritizes cultural humility)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    General interests: Multiculturalism; trauma and PTSD; identity development; grief and loss; interpersonal/relational issues; acculturation and enculturation; mindfulness; international student population; group therapy; outreach; Therapeutic aims: Empowerment, values-driven behavior, authenticity, community, and building a meaningful life worth living.
Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Indiana University; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral and Humanistic, integrated with strengths-based and mindfulness approaches
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Periods of life transition; students with disabilities; and video games and mental health
Nazeer (Naz) T. Zerka II, M.S.W., LCSW
he/him/his
Staff Therapist
Grand Valley State University; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), strengths based, and solutions focused therapies, while also understanding the systems that exist in leading the student to my office. I also emphasize a strong bond and safe place to talk with every student.
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    I love working with my fellow students of Color and student athletes BUT working with folks on the Autism spectrum is my number one interest.
Psychiatric Staff
John R. Thompson, M.D.
Pronouns: he/him/his
Staff Psychiatrist
Indiana University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric
Fellowship: Fellowship: Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; consultation; and ADHD
Julianna Troy, M.D., M.P.H.
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff Psychiatrist
Tulane University School of Medicine; Psychiatry Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Cognitive-Behavioral; Interpersonal; Existential
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; mood disorders; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Mark Reef, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist
Indiana University School of Nursing; Psychiatry Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavioral
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Psychopharmacology; anxiety disorders; mood disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; psychotic disorders; substance abuse; and ADHD
Erin E. Perry, RN, BSN
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Staff RN
Indiana University School of Nursing; Psychiatry Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Childhood development
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Pediatrics; Pulmonary Pediatrics; family centered care; advocacy; diverse populations; patient health and wellness education; and family relationships
Care Manager
Luis J. Balcazar Jr., M.S.W., LCSW
Care Manager
Boston College School of Social Work; Clinical, Mental Health
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Solution Focused Therapy; Internal Family Systems; Mindfulness; Strengths Perspective; Systems Theory
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Identity Development issues (race, ethnicity, cultural, gender, sexual orientation); Diversity issues (including racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, spiritual; and gender differences and affiliation); Mood-related disorders (depression, anxiety, anger, etc.); Social Justice and Advocacy; Group Therapy; Family Therapy; Couples Therapy
  • Can offer therapy in Spanish or English
Karen Westfall Collier, M.S.W., LCSW
she/her/hers
Care Manager
Indiana University, Indianapolis; Social Work
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral; Strengths perspective; Family Systems
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Initial Assessment; depression; anxiety; stress management; group therapy
Psychology Resident
Jamie Zalasin, Ph.D.
she/her/hers
Psychology Resident
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Cognitive Behavioral, Interpersonal Process, Skill building
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Anxiety and stress, trauma, sport and performance psychology and athletic identity, Adjusting to life transitions (graduating, entering school, retirement)
Psychology Interns in Health Service Psychology
Pre-Doctoral Practicum Students
Laurie Chin, B.A.
she/her/hers
Practicum Student
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Integrative (Client-centered, CBT, Interpersonal, ACT)
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Anxiety disorders; adjustment and identity issues; self-esteem; relationship with oneself and others; mindfulness-based practices; depression; family-of-origin issues
I am a recent Hoosier transplant from California who has been charmed by the Midwest. In my spare time, I love practicing yoga, meditating, cuddling with my cat, cooking, hiking, and listening to Brene Brown's podcasts (and telling everyone I know to listen to Brene Brown's podcasts!). My therapeutic style involves meeting clients where they're at to empower them to consistently make decisions that align with their most authentic selves.
Chris Magnante, M.A.
he/him/his
Practicum Student
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.
  • Clinical Orientation:
    Person-Centered/Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Substance use treatment, Anxiety, OCD, and Depression
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