OUR PROVIDERS

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DONOVAN

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ANGELA

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JULIE

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MICHAEL

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STACY

DR. DUNN

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STELLA

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CAROL

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SYDNEY

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MERIDETH

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HEATHER

PROVIDER PROFILES

 

DONOVAN MARTIN, MA, NCC, LMHC

Donovan is a Licensed Mental Health and Nationally Certified Counselor. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana State University and his master’s at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Donovan is in the Association for Applied Sports Psychology and works with individuals in providing Wilderness Therapy, Adventure Therapy, Ropes Course, Sports Therapy, Mental Performance, Team Performance, and Forensic Assessment Therapy. Donovan works with Purdue Fort Athletics and Traction Athletic Performance as an exclusive provider and has experience in Guest Speaking. Donovan has worked with numerous division one college teams, coaches, and athletes in a variety of sports. He uses evidence-based research with a practical straightforward approach to create specific actions for the individual, family, or group to practice with an emphasis on growth. Some of Donovan’s other focuses include Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism Spectrum in Adults, and Adolescents and Children. 

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"It's not about being the best, it's about being the only one that can do what you do!"

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

AETNA

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

CIGNA

TRICARE

SAGAMORE

BEACON HEALTH OPTIONS

MAGELLAN

 

MICHAEL BERGERON, MA, CT, LMHC

Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Business at Indiana University and his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Michael is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Certified Clinical Traumatologist. He has experience in both inpatient and outpatient care and have worked with both individual as well as group psychotherapy. Michael is trained in EMDR Therapy and is a Psychotherapist for the St. Joseph Hospital Burn Center where he works with trauma victims. Michael works with the Hoosier Burn Camp and the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors. He is an acclaimed presenter for the World Burn Congress. Michael speaks on topics of Substance Abuse, Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Caring for Caregivers. His areas of specialty include Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, Relationship Challenges, Parenting and Family Dynamics, and Family of Origin Concerns.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Let's face it; therapy is hard work. And therapy is about "Why do we have problems and How do we change". So come to therapy ready to work hard and make amazing, transformational changes in your life. And I will guarantee you that no one will work harder to help you accomplish your goals than me."

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

AETNA

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

CIGNA

TRICARE

SAGAMORE

BEACON HEALTH OPTIONS

MAGELLAN

UNITED HEALTHCARE

 

FRANCIS (JOE) DUNN, Ed. D, HSPP

Dr. Dunn is a licensed psychologist and health service provider in psychology.  He is a Life Status Member in the American Psychological Association and is credentialed as a National Register Health Service Psychologist.  Dr. Dunn has provided a range of psychological services to children, teens, and families for a number of years.  He has served as a consultant to various agencies involving children including Child Protection, local community schools, Headstart Centers, and Juvenile Probation.  Dr. Dunn works part time in the practice he started over 30 years ago.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Don't give up, don't ever give up." - Jim Valvano

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

TRICARE

SAGAMORE

BEACON HEALTH OPTIONS

MAGELLAN

 

SYDNEY HATHAWAY, LMHC

Sydney earned her master’s degree in Clinician Mental Health Counseling at the University of Saint Francis. She also studied German Languages and Literature with a minor in Psychology at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. Sydney interned at Allen County Juvenile Detention Center and at Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities. She encourages her clients to empower themselves in order to overcome any challenges they may face. Sydney enjoys working with adolescents and young adults, but has experience working with all ages. Sydney has also worked as a clinical therapist on an adult inpatient psychiatric unit. Her areas of specialty include depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, family relational problems, individual therapy and family therapy.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.”  by JRR Tolkien

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

AETNA

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

CIGNA

UNITED HEALTHCARE

STELLA PARK, LCSW, RPT-S

Stella earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. Stella is a State Board Member of the Indiana Association for Play Therapy and has extensive clinical experience in providing play therapy as well as sand tray therapy. She has completed Child-Centered Play Therapy (CCPT 101). Stella also has over 9 years of experience working in a community mental health setting. She was a guest speaker at graduate school in order to enhance cultural competencies for mental health clinicians. Her areas of specialty include Childhood Behavioral and Emotional Disorders, ADHD, Childhood Trauma, Children Loss & Grief, Parenting Education, Play Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Sand Tray Therapy, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression. Stella has experience with children, teens, and adults. 

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play.”

by Dr. Gary Landreth

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

CIGNA

LUTHERAN PREFERRED

UNITED HEALTHCARE

 
 

ANGELA OLVERA, LMHC

Angela obtained her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of St. Francis and her bachelors degree in Psychology from Taylor University of Fort Wayne. Angela is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has experience in a variety or setting including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient counseling in Community Mental Health Centers. She has Experience in Emergency Assessment for psychological and substance abuse issues and worked with adolescents in the court system, on probation and in juvenile detention. Angela has experience with individual and group counseling as well as testing and assessment. She has worked with clients ranging from children to geriatrics. Angela uses variety of techniques to help client work through their problems. Her areas of specialty include children/adolescents, post-partum depression/anxiety, trauma related to abuse

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ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

AETNA

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

BEACON HEALTH OPTIONS

UNITED HEALTHCARE

 

THADDEUS BAY, LCSW

Thad earned his Masters in Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management/Marketing from Indiana University Purdue University of Fort Wayne. Thad is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who utilizes evidence-based practices in therapy, including but not limited to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), trauma focused CBT, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy. He is also certified to facilitate Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT). Thad has experience in multiple setting of community mental health and works with all adult populations, including geriatrics. His areas of specialty include anxiety, depression, bipolar, self-esteem issues, trauma, couples therapy, anger management, and substance abuse.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Your life does not get by chance, it gets better by change.” by Jim Rohn 

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS
SIGNATURE CARE
PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN
UNITED HEALTHCARE
CIGNA
AETNA

MEDICARE

 

CAROL HERNDON, ACSW, LCSW

Carol received her Masters degree in Psychiatric Social Work from Western Michigan University and her bachelors degree in Psychology from Purdue University. She has worked in various settings including inpatient units, intensive outpatient programs and outpatient counseling offices.  Carol has experience in assessment of psychiatric and substance abuse issues. She has worked with clients ranging from childhood age to geriatrics, but her main focus is on young adults and adults. Her areas of specialty are individual psychotherapy for adolescents and adults, family counseling, issues related to relationships, mood, anxiety, abuse, and other life challenges.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." by Confucius

ACCEPTS:

ANTHEM BCBS

SIGNATURE CARE

PHYSICIANS HEALTH PLAN

AETNA

THREE RIVERS PREFERRED

CIGNA

BEACON HEALTH OPTIONS

SAGAMORE

TELEHEALTH ONLY PROVIDER

 

MERIDETH MINCHSKI, Psy. D.

Merideth obtained her Doctorate and masters degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology with a specialty in Forensic Psychology. She also obtains a masters degree in General Psychology from the University of St. Francis. Merideth has provided forensic evaluations for numerous facilities. She has also Led and co-led psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups including sex offender treatment, anger management, coping skills, depression, parenting, and dual diagnosis. She has taught graduate classes at the University of St. Francis and is experienced in providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. She focuses on utilizing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in treatment as well as integrating principles of Behavior Modification, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy during individual and group psychotherapy. Her areas of specialty include Forensic evaluations – parenting, custody, sex offender, re-entry, competency, risk assessment, not guilty by reason of insanity, Pre-employment, general mental health, and fitness for duty, Personality disorders, Sex offenders, Domestic violence, Autism, Developmentally disabled, Depression, Anxiety, Anger management, and Substance abuse.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” by Martin Luther King, Jr

ACCEPTS:

MEDICAID

 

HEATHER GILLAM, BA, MS, NCC, LMFTA

Heather completed her masters in Marriage and Family Counseling at Capella University. She also obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and Social Philosophy with a minor in Interdisciplinary Family Studies from Marquette University. She is a member of many organizations which include Psi Chi, Chi Sigma Iota, AAMFT, and Delta Kappa. Her focus is on military/veteran couples transitioning to post-service life and overcoming mental health challenges and physical injuries to reclaim intimate relationships, caregivers experiencing burnout, anxiety, and depression, and intimate partners seeking to strengthen their relationships. Heather also provides relationship counseling addressing communication, trust and intimacy. She is knowledgeable in sexual concerns such as performance anxiety, desire/libido discrepancies, and enhancing sexual satisfaction. Heather is a Poly/Consensual Non-monogamy Friendly, Sex Positive Therapist. Heather also provides individual counseling for anxiety, depression, life and relationship stress, and self-esteem. She utilizes systemic perspectives and therapeutic approaches that focus on client strengths, knowledge, values, beliefs, and capabilities. The therapeutic approach is infused with hope and a view that the client’s experience is unique, blending together solution-focused strategies for practical skill development and philosophical concepts in the pursuit of deeper meaning.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

 "If you choose not to find joy in the snow, you will have less joy in your life but still the same amount of snow."

ACCEPTS:

PRIVATE PAY

OFFERS SLIDING SCALE

Visit Heather's Website: www.sisulumicounseling.com

 
 

JULIE DEJESUS, LMHC-A

Julie is a graduate of the University of St. Francis with a Masters in Psychology. She has a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has experience in providing services for traumatized children and adolescents. Julie has completed a six month practicum at the Center of Nonviolence as well as a six month internship providing counseling and administering psychological testing to adolescents at Allen County Juvenile Center. She is experienced in conducting forensic interviews for victims of sexual abuse, neglect, and witness to violent crime for 14 years. Julie has participated in many advanced workshops and conferences related to childhood abuse. Her areas of specialty are Physical and sexual abuse, neglect, trauma, anxiety and relationship problems, working with children/adolescents in the court system and anyone who has experienced trauma.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Our struggles do not assign one's character. We are defined by the path we choose to take on the journey to face them" 

ACCEPTS:

PRIVATE PAY

OFFERS SLIDING SCALE

STACY LEPLEY, MA, NCC, LMHCA

Stacy is a licensed mental health associate and national certified counselor. She obtained her master’s degree in counseling from Concordia University. Her post graduate education consists of Trauma-Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Certification, Somatic Embodiment & Regulation Strategies Certification, Clinical Trauma Professional Certification (CCTP), and EMDR. Stacy offers integrative psychotherapy in the treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, and grief, specializing in developmental and attachment trauma from a holistic model of care serving adolescents and adults. She provides psychoeducation to help clients understand the neurobiology of trauma, its effect on the nervous system and somatic therapies to assist in the development of body awareness to gain self-regulation skills.  Clients are equipped to process their experiences in a safe and supportive environment using integrative psychotherapies while refraining from pathologizing effects of trauma.

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FAVORITE QUOTE:

“Art is a wound turned into light.”

by Georges Braque

ACCEPTS:

PRIVATE PAY
SLIDING SCALE

Visit Stacy's Website: www.integrativeconceptsllc.com