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Directors
Christopher Hanes, Ph.D.
He/him/his
Director
Indiana University (Ph.D.), Counseling Psychology, minor in Family Psychology; University of New Hampshire (M.A.), Counseling

  • Clinical Orientation:
    Psychodynamic; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Family Systems
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Anxiety; Community based intervention and outreach; Supervision and Training; Student Veterans; Program Evaluation
Additional Information:
I spend my free time with family, running, watching sports, and supporting all things Pittsburgh Steelers.
Nancy L. Badger, Ph.D., HSPP
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
Additional Information:
I am partially sighted and use a guide dog. For hobbies I loves camping, nature and reading.
Kyle Kittleson, Psy.D., HSPP
He/him/his
Assistant Director for Clinical Services
Roosevelt University; Clinical Psychology

Liaison Relationships:
LGBTQ Center
  • 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
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.
Additional Information:
To learn more about Maime, please view their staff spotlight video at https://youtu.be/R6XFgHV1Kcs
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
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
Additional Information:
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.
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
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
Michelle Lehman, M.S.W., LCSW
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
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.
Additional Information:
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.
She/her/hers
Staff Therapist; Website and Social Media Coordinator
Western Michigan University; Counseling Psychology

Liaison Relationships:
Black Cultural Center
  • 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.
Additional Information:
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
He/him/his
Staff Therapist
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology

Liaison Relationships:
Black Cultural Center and Veterans Success Center
  • 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
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
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
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
He/him/his
Staff Therapist; 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
Andrew Zaitsoff, Ph.D., HSPP
He/him/his
Staff Therapist; Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) Coordinator
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.
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.
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

  • 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
She/her/hers
Staff RN
Indiana University School of Nursing

  • 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
Gina Chang-DeWitt, M.A.
She/her/hers
Psychology Doctoral Intern
University of Indianapolis; Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Orientation:
    Person Centered Therapy; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Self-esteem issues; Depression; International Students; Asian Americans; Acculturation, and Life Transitions
  • Can offer therapy in Native in Mandarin; Fluent in English
Additional Information:
Hello! I am originally from Taiwan and came here for school as an international student. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching basketball games, and spending time with my family and friends.
Hannah Lukas, M.A.
She/her/hers
Psychology Doctoral Intern
Xavier University; Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Orientation:
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Humanistic
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Anxiety; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; LGBTQ+ issues
Additional Information:
I enjoy being active and spending time outdoors. When home I like to cook and spend time with my cat.
Andrew Vall, MSc, M.A.
He/him/his
Psychology Doctoral Intern
Adler University; Clinical Psychology

  • Clinical Orientation:
    Adlerian/Individual Psychology; Family Systems Theory; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Clinical Interest Areas:
    Change of life transitions; Students with Disabilities/Chronic Medical Conditions; Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disorders; and utilizing video games in mental health
Additional Information:
I enjoy in my free time playing video games, card games, and generally all things nerdy. I also enjoy fencing, archery, and hiking when I have the time. I am rather social and highly value my relationships with others, so I enjoy using technology to expand and maintain my social circle across several states and even countries. I hope to promote students to develop their social, academic, and developmental goals during this exciting time of their life. My approaches to counseling are centered on understanding a student’s unique contexts and encourage students to find their personal strengths in working towards their goals and values in an empathic and supportive way.
Pre-Doctoral Practicum Students
Support Staff

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