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SARA R. CHURCH, MS, LMHC, CMIP – PRACTICE OWNER

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My name is Sara (she/her), and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Practitioner. I have over 15 years of experience in behavioral health with individuals, couples, and families needing support through complex life problems. I recognize how difficulties in emotional health can impact all life areas, and limit one’s ability to grow into the person they’re meant to be. I am experienced in treating a variety of issues in children, teens, and adults. My therapeutic approach centers around the identified needs of the person in treatment, as well as the strengths they possess. Ultimately, therapy is meant for developing a deeper understanding of ourselves and our environment. In doing so, we are able to access love, happiness, peace, balance, and/or purpose where it has been difficult to otherwise. You are the healer; therapy is the catalyst. It is my responsibility to support and empower my clients while holding them accountable to the goals they have set for themselves.

My theoretical platform draws from humanist, attachment, and feminist theories. I find somatic processing and cognitive behavioral strategies to be effective–with an emphasis on the mind-body connection. I often incorporate functional breath work and mindfulness strategies in treatment. In regards to trauma resolution specifically, I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Narrative Exposure Therapy. I am practiced at treating the needs of LGBTQIA+ ‘family’, including required letters for gender affirming procedures. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, IU Health, and United Healthcare insurances. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office. If I am not able to accommodate your need, I will provide you with at least two additional resources.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

DAVID M. JAMES, MSW, LCSW, LCAC

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My name is David (he/him).  I am licensed as both a Clinical Social Worker and a Clinical Addiction Counselor.  I have worked in mental health and substance abuse counseling for 25 years, in community mental health, child welfare, addiction treatment, and managed care.  My goal is to provide a safe, welcoming place to heal your hurts and become the happy, whole person you were meant to be despite what has happened to get in your way.  I primarily use cognitive behavioral therapy, although I am trained in, and regularly draw upon skills from, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Schema-Focused Therapy, and several other treatment approaches.  I am experienced in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, serious mental illness, and addiction, as well as the specific needs of the LGBTQIA+ communities.

My personal areas of interest are addressing the long-term effects of trauma on health and mental health, and assisting transgender individuals in the process of becoming their authentic selves.  A transman myself, I can help navigate the gender self-exploration and transition processes, as well as provide an understanding ear and a helping hand for all the other issues LGBTQIA+ individuals, couples and families face.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Aetna, Cigna, Humana, IU Health, and Medicare insurances. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office, and can provide a brief consultation at no charge to discuss whether we might work well together.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

TIFFANY DENG, MSW, LCSW, CSAYC

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My name is Tiffany (she/her), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician. I have over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use. In addition, I have worked with individuals and families to address parenting challenges, family conflict, and life transitions. Prior to being in private practice, I have worked in community mental health settings and residential treatment facilities. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where I can help support you in navigating through life’s challenges. I believe in building upon the strengths of the individuals and families I work with and to empower them in being the best version of themselves.

I customize my therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of the individuals and families I work with. I have been trained in multiple evidence based treatments. This includes: Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solutions Focused strategies, Accelerated Resolution therapy and Cognitive Processing therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I know seeking treatment can often be a difficult decision however, by making yourself a priority, you can begin to have a healthier relationship with yourself and others.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, IU Health, and UnitedHealthcare. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office, and can provide a brief consultation at no charge to discuss whether we might work well together.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

MATT MILLER, MA, LMHC

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My name is Matt (he/him), and I am a treatment counselor who has worked in the mental health field for almost 14 years in several settings which include: residential facilities, inpatient hospitalization, and community mental health centers. From these experiences I have developed a varied and person-centered approach to treatment. My approach to treatment lies in understanding what goals you would like to attain and to help develop strategies based on your strengths to reach those goals together. I have training and experience in several evidence-based practices which includes the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, as well as Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of PTSD. I have significant experience in helping adults and adolescents to address difficulties with anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships, controlling anger/irritability, substance use difficulties, and self-esteem. 

Unfortunately, we live in a society that often does not understand what it is like to battle with a mental illness which can lead to feeling misunderstood, isolated, shameful, and guilty for the difficulties that are being experienced in addition to the symptoms themselves. Although many people experience difficulties with mental health your journey is unique to you which is why it is so important to work together to find the solutions that fit you best. Together, we can find the best strategy to help you to be a happier and healthier you.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem, IU Health, and UnitedHealthcare. I am working towards becoming INN with Aetna. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office, and can provide a brief consultation at no charge to discuss whether we might work well together.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

LINDSAY MACK, MS, LMHC

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My name is Lindsay (she/her), and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I am passionate about helping individuals feel free to be their most confident and authentic selves through creating purpose and meaning in their lives. I have ten years experience working as a therapist with adolescents and adults. Before private practice I have worked in community mental health with varied settings in school-based, outpatient, and community work. In addition to providing therapy, I have extensive experience in providing skills training and empathic psycho-education to help clients overcome personal barriers and reach the action stage of change. In addition to my Masters Degree in Community Counseling, I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education and taught art in school settings for four years before deciding to become a therapist. This experience led me to understand that making meaningful connections can lead to healing of the mind, body, and spirit.

Due to my varied background, my therapeutic orientation involves using a mindful and non-judgmental person – centered approach, using Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma – Focused CBT, and solutions-focused therapy. I also use art with willing individuals  (no artistic skills or experience needed) to assist individuals in expressing themselves non – judgmentally and creatively. I have found that using art in my practice helps individuals increase insight and learn to regulate their complex emotions. I subscribe to the belief that “Artwork is a visual documentation of thoughts and feelings… the long-term benefits of this process include improved self-esteem, richer self-empowerment, and the development of skills that can be used in the future to deal with life’s challenges.” – Leah Guzman, ATR – BC.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, IU Health, and UnitedHealthcare. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office. If I am not able to accommodate your need, I will provide you with at least two additional resources.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

MERCEDES CAREY, MSW, LSW

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My name is Mercedes (she/her), and I am a Licensed Social Worker. I have a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Indianapolis and a Bachelor’s degree in sociology with a criminal justice minor from the University of Dayton. I have eight years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. I have worked within various systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, and schools.  I also served in the Army National Guard for eight years.

I currently hold a nutrition certification and am studying to become a personal trainer. I’m interested in assisting people in discovering new ways to live a lifestyle that promotes healing on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level. I am specializing in somatic treatments, including mindfulness and movement, to treat the mind and body together. My preference is to involve movement in therapy. This could include walking, hiking, stretching, or even strength training. We would be a great fit for one another if you are, or would like to be, an active person who wishes to incorporate movement into their life on a regular basis.

I enjoy working with individuals who experience difficulty with stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and LGBTQIA+ concerns. As a queer masculine-presenting woman of color, I know what it’s like to belong to multiple marginalized identities and navigate spaces where your entire self is not acknowledged or welcomed. I am deeply committed to providing a safe therapeutic environment that recognizes and honors individuals as a whole person.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients only at this time, and I offer reduced rates based on income. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment. (info@catalystindy.com) 
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office, and can provide a brief consultation at no charge to discuss whether we might work well together.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Clinical Supervisor: David James, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

KALEN GRANGER, MA, LMHC

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My name is Kalen (she/her), and I provide therapy to adults and adolescents struggling with life’s challenges. I believe in a collaborative and client-focused therapeutic relationship with treatment that is tailored to fit the client’s goals and individual experiences. My work is influenced by Interpersonal and Strength-Based Approaches, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. My clinical interests include addressing anxiety and depressive disorders, trauma, self-esteem issues, phase of life concerns, and relationship issues including domestic violence. In addition to identifying as part of the LGBTQ+ community, I am particularly passionate about working with and affirming others who are a part of this vibrant community. I greatly enjoy fostering a safe space where clients are empowered to be their authentic selves and achieve their goals.

I am a graduate of DePauw University, where I obtained a Bachelor of Psychology degree (and French) before earning my Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Indianapolis. During my training, I provided individual counseling to students at a local university and co-facilitated a mindfulness group. My past experiences include working as a home-based therapist serving families involved with the Department of Child Services and in private practice.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield and IU Health. I am pending in-network status with UnitedHealthcare and Aetna. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office. If I am not able to accommodate your need, I will provide you with at least two additional resources.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

STEPHEN YOUNG, PHD, LCSW

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My name is Stephen (he/him). I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Indiana and Georgia. I have worked in mental and behavioral health for 16 years within a wide range of systems (i.e., universities, community nonprofits, schools, child welfare). My Master of Social Work degree is from Indiana University, and my Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is from the University of Georgia.

My therapeutic approach is eclectic, relying heavily on person-centered and psychodynamic approaches, but always tailored to fit my client’s specific goals for treatment. As a therapist, I position myself as a student in the study of my clients’ lives, deferring to their lived expertise while also working collaboratively, leveraging their strengths, to improve their overall wellbeing. I particularly enjoy working with LGBTQAI+ individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with relationships, minority stress, and heteronormativity.

My hobbies include traveling, hiking, watching films, and spending time with family.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment.
  • I accept Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. I am pending in-network status with UnitedHealthcare and IU Health. I am also happy to explore out-of-network options with other insurance companies.
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office. If I am not able to accommodate your need, I will provide you with at least two additional resources.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

HEATHER STREET, MSW, LSW

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My name is Heather (she/her), and I am a Licensed Social Worker.  I have a Master of Social Work degree from Ball State University. I have experience providing individual therapy for college students, women and queer adults, and individuals processing trauma.  I also have experience working with women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault.   

I prioritize working from a strengths-based perspective because I believe every person has valuable life experience and skills they carry with them.  I also use Systems Theory because the systems that surround us have a great impact on our mental health.  I often refer to tools from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). 

Everyone deserves to feel like they can show their whole selves when they come to therapy. My hope is to provide space for you to be seen and understood.  I would be honored to support you as you navigate your therapy goals at Catalyst. 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • I accept self-pay clients only at this time, and I offer reduced rates based on income. Please contact the office with questions related to cost of treatment. (info@catalystindy.com) 
  • I am dedicated to scheduling an appointment within one week of you contacting our office, and can provide a brief consultation at no charge to discuss whether we might work well together.
  • I will return all phone calls/emails within 48 hours.
  • Sessions range from 45-60 minutes in length.
  • Clinical Supervisor: David James, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
  • Your dedication to treatment is essential for progress.

STEPHANIE GREEN, Billing Specialist

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My name is Stephanie Green, and I am a Medical Biller & Insurance Coder. I have over 15 years of experience in such specialties as Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Chiropractic, Dental and Behavioral Health, to name a few.

If you are a current client and have any questions or concerns about your insurance, invoice, etc., I am happy to assist. You can email me directly at billing@catalystindy.com. 

 

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If you are in need of a Spanish-speaking provider, we recommend Brenda Graves-Croom. You can reach her via email at brendapeacecounseling@gmail.com.