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Brittany Woodgett, LSW
Therapist

Brittany Woodgett, LSW

Carmen Rodriguez, MSW, LSW
Home-Based Therapist

Carmen Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW

Chelley Gastineau, MSW, LSW
Home-Based Therapist

Chelley Gastineau, MSW, LSW

Delaina Plahitko, MSW, LSW
Therapist

Delaina Plahitko, MSW, LSW

Kira Hudson, LSW, MBA, CPHRM
Therapist

Kira Hudson, LSW, MBA, CPHRM

Mariah Kerry, LSW
Therapist

Mariah Kerry, LSW

Melissa Pitcher, LCSW
Supervisor / Therapist

Melissa Pitcher, LCSW

Mohammed Al-Hamed BS, MS, LMHCA
Therapist

Mohammed Al-Hamed BS, MS, LMHCA

Paula Petsel
Home-Based Case Worker

Paula Petsel

Sarah Gramke, MA, LMHC
Supervisor / Therapist

Sarah Gramke, MA, LMHC

Sasha Reardon, LSW
Therapist

Sasha Reardon, MSW, LCSW

Taylor Weed, MA, LMHCA
Therapist

Taylor Weed, MA, LMHCA

Teresa Troxell, MSW, LCSW
Community Director / Therapist

Teresa Troxell, MSW, LCSW

Will Hughes, LMHC-A
Therapist

Will Hughes, LMHC-A

Therapist

Brittany Woodgett, LSW

Brittany is a licensed Social Worker (LSW) here in Indiana as of 2020.  She has received a bachelor’s degree in social work from Alabama A&M University, and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the Florida State University.  Brittany has 5 years of experience in providing individual and family therapy to youth ranging from 5 to 14 years old in both school and community settings who experience symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, ADHD, suicidal ideation, etc.    Primary treatment approaches used are Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma Informed Care (TIC), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Bheavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness, and more.

At LifeSolutions, Brittay has added an additional 2 years of experience in providing services to individuals, families, and couples involved with the department of children and families needing assistance with mental health, supervised visitation, casework, and psycho-social assessments or clinical interviews.  Brittany is supervised by a fully licensed social worker (LCSW) and is working towards obtaining her own LCSW.

Home-Based Therapist

Carmen Rodriguez, MSW, LCSW

Carmen is a graduate from the IU School of Social Work, where she received both her Bachelor and Master of Social Work. Carmen is currently a Licensed Social Worker working to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Carmen has experience working in the mental health field in numerous settings, including school-based, home-based, and community-based. Carmen provided individual and family therapy through her work with children, adults, and families.

Carmen has received training in Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Play Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Home-Based Therapist

Chelley Gastineau, MSW, LSW

Bio Coming Soon

*Chelley is being supervised by a fully licensed clinician.

Therapist

Delaina Plahitko, MSW, LSW

Upon graduating in 2003 from Indiana State University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work, Delaina worked for several years with families in their homes as a Medical Social Worker, followed by fifteen years working as a Counselor and Survivor Advocate with adult and child survivors of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Sex-Trafficking. While working as a Survivor Advocate in Tulsa, Delaina led statewide trainings for partnering agencies across the state of Oklahoma. Delaina also sat on many committees in Tulsa advocating for the services needed for at risk and underserved populations.

Delaina earned her Master’s in Social Work in 2019 from the University of Oklahoma before beginning her time as a Licensed Social Worker at LifeSolutions Counseling. She is currently working toward her Clinical Social Work licensure while working with children and families that are involved with the Department of Child Services, where she provides individual and family therapy. She integrates multiple evidence-based clinical approaches into her therapy depending on the needs of her clients. These include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Mindfulness. Delaina is client-focused and strives to create an alliance with her clients to determine therapeutic goals and treatment tasks ultimately addressing treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression.

*Delaina is being supervised by a fully licensed clinician.

Therapist

Kira Hudson, LSW, MBA, CPHRM

Kira earned her Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology and Interpersonal Relations from Ball State University, Master’s of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University, and Master’s of Social Work from Indiana University. She has experience working in behavioral health hospital settings and home-based therapies for DCS court-ordered clients for youth and adult populations.

Kira is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and has specialized training and experience in the areas of suicidal crisis, grief and bereavement, dual-diagnosis, and trauma processing. Her clinical interests include suicidal ideation, trauma and abuse, mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment concerns, behavioral disorders, and ADHD. Kira utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions, including CBT, Trauma Focused-CBT, Psychotherapy,  Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR), Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Music & Art Therapy, and Play Therapy. Kira is committed to provide a collaborative, evidence-based therapeutic approach that is non-judgmental, supportive, strength-based, and individualized for each client and family.

Therapist

Mariah Kerry, LSW

Mariah is a Licensed Social Worker who is currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Mariah graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University where she received her Bachelor and Masters in Social Work. Prior to becoming a Social Worker, Mariah was a CASA for 4 years. Mariah currently works with children and families involved with DCS and provides individual, couples, and family therapy, along with family preservation services.

Mariah has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also has an interest in becoming certified in EMDR and will soon receive training in Multisystemic Therapy.

Supervisor / Therapist

Melissa Pitcher, LCSW

Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has 27 years of experience in providing mental health services to individuals and families. Melissa has previous experience working in outpatient, school-based, and home-based/community settings. She enjoys working across the life span, primarily providing individual and family therapy. Melissa’s expertise is working with depression, anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, personality disorders,  family conflict, relationship issues, grief/loss, and adjustments/transitions in life. Melissa integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches into treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Skills Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Play therapy, Art Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. She uses a strengths based and client focused approach to meet a person where they are and build with the skills and talents they already have.

Melissa graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington and then received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis .

Therapist

Mohammed Al-Hamed BS, MS, LMHCA

Mohammed earned his bachelor degree in Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a specialization in Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling from Walden University. While completing his Masters degree Mohammed worked as a registered behavior technician (RBT) employing applied behavior analysis (ABA) principles with children on the Autism spectrum to help improve their quality of life. Mohammed completed his internship in a private practice setting, where he worked towards earning his associate license (LMHC-A) and is now working as a home-based therapist while completing his hours to become fully licensed.

Home-Based Case Worker

Paula Petsel

Paula Petsel, a dedicated home-based case worker, holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology, blending her passion for understanding societal dynamics with a commitment to community welfare.  With a diverse background in education and entrepreneurship, she leverages her skills to provide personalized support, fostering positive change in the lives of those she serves.

Supervisor / Therapist

Sarah Gramke, MA, LMHC

Sarah is an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor at LifeSolutions. She earned her bachelor of arts degrees in psychology and gerontology from Miami University of Ohio in 2011 and her master of arts degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2013. Prior to her employment with LifeSolutions, Sarah worked in a variety of clinical settings, including an inpatient behavioral health unit, community mental health clinic, and college counseling center. Sarah started with LifeSolutions in 2016 as a home-based therapist before transitioning to outpatient practice, and most recently began supervising a team of home-based clinicians.

Sarah is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and has specialized clinical training and experience in the areas of trauma processing, parent-child relational concerns, attachment/bonding issues, Internal Family Systems, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Theraplay. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment concerns, attachment disorders, relational concerns, trauma/abuse/neglect, behavioral disorders, and ADHD. Sarah utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Internal Family Systems, Brief Solutions Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Theraplay, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Sarah strives to provide a therapeutic environment that is strength-based, safe, supportive, inclusive, and welcoming to all clients and families she meets.

Therapist

Sasha Reardon, MSW, LCSW

Sasha is a Licensed Social Worker with eight years of combined experience working with individuals of all ages. She began her social work career working with adults suffering from substance abuse and addiction in an outpatient setting in Evanston, Illinois. She also gained experience working with children and adolescents in an inpatient/outpatient hospital setting in Chicago, Illinois. More recently, Sasha has been working as a home-based therapist in the state of Indiana, where she has been providing therapeutic services to children and families over the last five years. Sasha utilizes a strength-based perspective in her treatment of individuals suffering from traumas in a wide variety of areas. She strives to provide a safe, calm, and empowering environment for individuals to thrive in and meet their full potential.

Sasha’s areas of clinical interest include the following: Anxiety, Addictions, Depression, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Trauma, Infertility, Eating Disorders, Child-Welfare, ADHD, Anger Management, Grief and Loss, and Self-esteem.

Sasha earned her master’s degree with a concentration in Children and Families from Loyola University Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology degrees with a minor in Music from Indiana University-Bloomington. She is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and is pursuing her clinical licensure in social work as well as her certification and licensure in Play Therapy.

Therapist

Taylor Weed, MA, LMHCA

Taylor earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education degree from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and her Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in various mental health treatment settings, including a college counseling center, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities, prior to her employment with LifeSolutions. Taylor is currently working as a home-based therapist with DCS clients. Taylor currently holds her associate licensures as a mental health counselor (LMHC-A) and is working towards obtaining her 2,000 indirect and direct client hours to become fully licensed. Taylor has experience in the areas of trauma processing, grief processing, adjustment concerns, parent-child relational concerns, and end of life coping. Taylor utilizes a variety of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. Taylor seeks to provide a person-centered environment that encourages clients to feel supported, safe, and heard. Taylor enjoys learning new techniques, enhancing her education, and aspires to obtain her Psy.D. in the future.

Community Director / Therapist

Teresa Troxell, MSW, LCSW

Teresa is a graduate from the IU School of Social Work, where she first received her Bachelor of Social Work before earning her Master of Social Work with a focus in mental health and addiction. Teresa has gained experience providing individual and family therapy through her work with children, adults, and families that were involved with the Department of Child Services. Teresa also previously conducted individual and group therapy sessions with adults diagnosed with severe mental illnesses. Teresa is currently serving as a therapist and clinical supervisor at LifeSolutions Counseling.

Teresa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who offers individual and family therapy for adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Teresa utilizes a wide range of therapeutic models and approaches including Client-Centered, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Teresa is also trained in EMDR and utilizes this to help clients heal from trauma, anxiety, depression, and many other issues that may be present in a client’s life. Teresa is client-focused and ensures clients’ needs and goals are established and prioritized in a safe and comfortable environment.

Therapist

Will Hughes, LMHC-A

Will is a graduate of IU with a Bachelors degree of Sociology. He earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Bradely University. Will has experience working in numerous mental health settings with a wide range of age groups. He has provided individual therapy and group therapy with children and adults. Will is currently serving as a therapist in the Carmel office and in the community.
Will is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHC-A) and is supervised by a fully licensed therapist. He has specialized training in Therapeutically Applied Roleplaying Games (TARPG’s) for group therapy, trauma processing, attachment/bonding issues, parent-child relational concerns, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Theraplay. His clinical interests include attachment disorders, anxiety, behavioral disorders, trauma/abuse/neglect, and social skills. Will is committed to client focused treatment and strength-based approaches tailored to each client he works with.

**Announcement**
On April 23rd, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member. 

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