Amanda is a graduate of Butler University, where she earned her Bachelor of Psychology degree prior to obtaining her Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Indianapolis. Before joining the LifeSolutions family, Amanda provided individual therapy for students who sought treatment at a local university counseling center and provided group therapy for adults participating in an outpatient chemical dependency program within a hospital setting. She now serves as an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor at LifeSolutions Counseling, where she oversees a group of clinicians who provide therapy and casework services within the home-based program.
Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who offers individual and family therapy for adults, adolescents, and children. She has experience working with a diverse range of individuals in terms of socioeconomic status, age, ethnicity, gender, and presenting concerns. Her clinical interests include anxiety disorders, depression, eating and body image issues, substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma/abuse, relationship issues, and working with the LGBTQ+ population. Amanda uses an integrative approach to treatment that is influenced by a variety of therapeutic principles and perspectives including Cognitive-Behavioral, Client-Centered, Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, and Interpersonal theories. She employs elements from a range of therapeutic techniques with the goal of creating a treatment program that meets the specific needs of each individual.
Ann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University. She has practiced for over 19 years and supervised a program at a mental health center before going into private practice. She has worked with all ages but now primarily works with adults in addressing life stressors, anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relationship and trauma issues. Ann also has experience in working with people with higher functioning autism. She uses a wide range of treatment approaches but specializes in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques including practical exercises that can be used outside of the office. Ann has an interest and additional training in the physical effects from mood disorders and how they work within the brain and body. This knowledge is used with clients to assist them with gaining a better understanding into what they may be experiencing and allows for a more holistic treatment approach.
Beverly Mussetter is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Social Work BSW Bachelor of Social Work and the MSW Advanced Standing programs. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Indiana, she has provided over 17 years of home-based therapeutic services for “at risk” children and families, maintained a private therapy practice, retired as an Indiana University School of Social Work Associate Faculty after teaching the BSW Program Curriculum for eight years, served on numerous boards for family centered organizations, and has utilized Strength-Based Practice in all areas of her professional career. Beverly specializes in individual, group, and family therapy with expertise in therapeutic models that include:
- Grief and loss
- Recovery from symptoms of codependency
- Parent-child relationships
- Family dynamics
- Couples counseling
- Anxiety disorders
- Child/adolescent disorders including children with symptoms of ADHD
Grant Gray has over 30 years of experience working in the mental health field as a therapist, program manager, and administrator. He has developed and directed many research-based programs in the state of Indiana and has extensive experience working with children, families, and adults. He has expertise in behavioral problems, family relations, and has been trained in multiple evidence-based practices, including Functional Family Therapy, an evidence-based treatment for families that are struggling with their children’s behavior and/or relationships.
Over the last 11 years, Mr. Gray has directed LifeSolutions Counseling and overseen the growth of our group practice in both the number of clients we serve and the array of services we provide. LifeSolutions now delivers mental health services at two locations and offers counseling, psychological, and psychiatric services to individuals and families in the central Indiana region.
Jennifer Northcutt is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Jennifer has spent the last eight years working with children and teens in various capacities and academic and social groups. Since earning her master’s degree, she has utilized therapy techniques to work with the aforementioned populations. Additionally, Jennifer has experience working with adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings, including an adolescent residential facility, families involved with the Department of Child Services, and through outpatient therapy. Clinically, Jennifer provides treatment in addressing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, marital conflict, parenting issues, and other mental health issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Gottman (for couples, level 1 trained), Family systems, and is pursuing becoming a registered play therapist.
Joe is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist with over 15 years of experience in working with individuals, groups, couples, and families. He graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with his master’s degree and has worked with a diverse range of clients in school, community agency, and private practice settings. He remains a licensed school counselor in the state of Indiana. Joe works particularly well with those struggling with Depression, Anxiety (Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, OCD, Panic Disorders), and other Mood Disorders, as well as Grief/Loss, Trauma, Chronic Pain, Divorce, Anger, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, and Phase of Life issues. Joe describes his style of therapy as both Cognitive-Behavioral and Solution-Focused, utilizing evidence-based standards and striving to bring balance and congruence to his clients’ lives. His outside interests include listening to and creating music, communing with nature, and being with family.
Josh is a graduate of Ball State University, where he earned both a Bachelor and a Master degree of Counseling. With over seven years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Josh has experience in complex childhood trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral difficulties, and overcoming relationship challenges. Josh works with clients ages three and up and provides individual, family, and play therapy.
Having grown up in the Indianapolis area himself, Josh is passionate about servicing the central Indiana community.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Indianapolis, where she earned a Master of Clinical Psychology degree. Kate has had seven years of experience in the mental health field. She began her work as a home-based therapist working with families involved with the Department of Child Services, which she still does to date, eventually moving to outpatient therapy with LifeSolutions. Kate enjoys helping those with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and trauma, but also has experience helping those with depression, bipolar, and personality issues. Kate also is experienced in LGBTQ issues and in couples therapy. Kate is certified by the International Association for Trauma Professionals as a Level 1 Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and is currently working to become a professional member of the International OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Foundation. Kate works with adults and adolescents and takes a collaborative approach to therapy. Kate believes in each person’s resilience and ability to overcome their own obstacles but feels privileged to offer professional support in helping those find more effective ways to do so.
Kalen provides therapy to adults and adolescents struggling with life’s challenges. She believes in a collaborative and client-focused therapeutic relationship with treatment that is tailored to fit the client’s goals and individual experiences. Kalen’s work is influenced by Interpersonal and Strength-Based Approaches, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy. Her 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, she is particularly passionate about working with and affirming others who are a part of this vibrant community. Kalen greatly enjoys fostering a safe space where clients are empowered to be their authentic selves and achieve their goals.
Kalen is a graduate of DePauw University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Psychology degree (and French) before earning her Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Indianapolis. During her training, Kalen provided individual counseling to students at a local university and co-facilitated a mindfulness group. When she first started at LifeSolutions, she worked as a home-based therapist serving families involved with the Department of Child Services. She is happy to be part of the LifeSolutions outpatient team as a licensed therapist.
Dr. Lachajewski is a post-doctoral level therapist currently working towards becoming a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the American School of Professional Psychology in Arlington, VA. While in graduate school, Dr. Lachajewski completed practicums that afforded her the opportunity to treat children, adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnoses and from different cultural settings. She has experience providing group, individual, and family therapy, as well as conducting psychological assessments.
After completing her doctoral level coursework, Dr. Lachajewski completed her doctoral internship at a community mental health center in Salinas, California where she assessed and provided therapy to children who had been placed into foster care and adolescents and young adults diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.
Currently, Dr. Lachajewski has clinical interests in the following areas: personality disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma/abuse, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and providing social skills training. Due to her training, she utilizes an integrative approach to treatment that includes components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Lachajewski is focused on providing efficacious treatment and tailoring each client’s treatment to their individual goals and strengths.
At this time, Dr. Lachajewski only accepts Medicaid and self-pay clients. She is also able to complete psychological/psychoeducational testing at the self-pay rate. Dr. Lachajewski is currently being supervised by Dr. Fleming.
Sara earned a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. She also has bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Texas A&M University. Sara has previously worked in a residential center with teenagers and provided home-based therapy services for children and families involved with the Department of Child Services prior to currently working in a private practice setting. She has worked with individuals, couples, and families. Sara is Level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy; she utilizes both Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy in work with couples. She also utilizes an integrative therapy approach, drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Family Systems Theory. Sara’s clinical interests include individuals with anxiety or depression, couples who have experienced infidelity, and individuals or families experiencing phase of life changes. She can also provide faith-based counseling upon request.
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.
April is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has over a decade of experience in providing mental health services to individuals and families. April has previous experience working in residential, inpatient, school-based, and home-based/community settings. She enjoys working with older teens and adults of all ages, primarily providing individual therapy. April’s expertise is working with depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), family conflict, relationship issues, grief/loss, and adjustments/transitions in life. She has been trained in providing Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment, which is a highly effective method of addressing various traumatic life events, including sexual abuse. April is very effective in helping individuals find relief from life’s daily stressors, as well as helping them to find the strengths within themselves to improve their quality of life. April integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches into treatment, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Dialectical Behavioral therapy. She provides a safe environment, while using a strengths-based and client-centered approach, to assist clients in addressing their specific needs to help empower themselves to achieve their identified goals.
April graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and then received her Master of Social Work from Indiana University.
Jessi is a graduate of Iowa State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Psychology degree before graduating from Indiana University-Bloomington with her master’s degree and education specialist degree of Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education. Jessi is now a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), who offers individual and family therapy for children (as young as age two), adolescents, adults, and couples. She has experience in residential setting, crisis, adult group home, school-based, and outpatient services through community mental health centers. Jessi has specific training with Trauma-Informed Care (including sexual/physical/emotional abuse and neglect, medical trauma, PTSD, etc.), Child-Centered Play Therapy, and extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Her clinical interests range from behavior disorders (defiance, hyperactivity, anger, etc.) to mood disorders (anxiety, depression), as well as stress, parenting, grief/loss, body image/self-esteem, attachment, and relationship discord. Jessi utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Brief Solutions Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Strength-Based Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. She provides a safe and supportive environment with an emphasis on empowering others to accomplish their treatment goals.
Kelli is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and earned her master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to graduate school, Kelli worked as an educator at the elementary and middle school level in both general education and functional academic classrooms. Kelli has worked in intensive outpatient, home-based, and office-based settings. She enjoys working with individuals (including children as young as age three) and families. Kelli is experienced in using play therapy techniques and uses (child-centered, expressive arts, and directive) interventions to help children express, process, and learn to better manage their emotions. Kelli’s clinical interests include supporting military families and survivors of trauma/abuse, as well as clients navigating disability, life stressors, and mood disorders. She is trained in both Trauma-Informed Care and Cognitive Processing Therapy for the treatment of trauma. Kelli works from a family systems perspective and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based techniques to assist clients in reaching their goals.
Kris is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has training in the following modalities: EMDR, Brainspotting, EFT (tapping), Integrative Attachment Trauma Family Therapy, DBT, Play Therapy, Schema Therapy, CBT, and TF-CBT. Kris enjoys working with clients who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, adoption, and personality disorders.
Laura earned her Master of Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Kentucky and has worked in residential, school-based, home-based, and office-based settings. Laura is passionate about helping couples overcome relational challenges, heal relational wounds, and improve overall trust, communication, and understanding. Laura is Level 1 trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, is certified in the Prepare/Enrich curriculum for couples, and is trained in Discernment Counseling for coaching couples on the brink of divorce through their decision-making about their relationship’s future. Laura also cares deeply about helping adolescents (14+) and adults navigate depression, anxiety, trauma, gender and sexual identity, self-esteem, and life transitions. Laura is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma. Laura’s therapy approach is strongly influenced by Brene Brown’s research on vulnerability, worthiness, and shame. Laura utilizes Strength-Based, Solution-Focused, Cognitive-Behavioral, and Narrative Therapy techniques to help clients reach their goals.
Niki is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience. She enjoys working with adults, adolescents, and couples. She has expertise with PTSD, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, grief/loss, body image/self-esteem, relationship/marital issues, military issues, and trauma. Niki has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based treatment addressing multiple types of trauma. Niki is also trained to use Gottman techniques in her work with couples and resolving marital issues. Niki utilizes a range of therapeutic techniques to meet her clients’ needs. She incorporates Cognitive-Behavioral, Solution-Focused, and Strength-Based approaches in her practice. Niki genuinely strives to help her clients achieve mental wellness as they deal with life stress.
Niki obtained her Bachelor of Psychology degree from the University of Illinois. She obtained her Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Valparaiso University. Niki has worked in community mental health centers, residential centers and home -based programs.
Sarah earned her Bachelor of Psychology and Gerontology degrees from Miami University of Ohio and her Master of Clinical Psychology degree from the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in a variety of mental health treatment settings, including a college counseling center, community mental health clinic, and hospital, prior to her employment with LifeSolutions. Sarah worked as a home-based therapist with DCS court ordered clients before joining the outpatient team here at LifeSolutions. 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, Child-Centered Play Therapy, and Theraplay. Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, adjustment concerns, attachment disorders, trauma/abuse/neglect, behavioral disorders, and ADHD. Sarah utilizes a combination of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, 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, and supportive of all clients and families she meets.
Dr. Fleming is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist providing psychological services to adolescents, adults, and older adults in various phases of life. Dr. Fleming has special clinical interests in the following areas: chronic pain, medical conditions and illnesses, personality disorders, mood disorders, and anxiety disorders. Dr. Fleming works from a Cognitive-Behavioral perspective and utilizes many Dialectical Behavioral Treatment strategies within her practice. Dr. Fleming supervises and assists in other capacities at this location; however, does not currently provide therapy services.
Dr. Miller attended Indiana University-Bloomington from 1999-2003 for undergraduate studies, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and graduated with distinction. He then attended the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM) from 2003-2007, earning his Doctorate of Medicine in 2007. Dr. Miller completed his residency training from 2007-2011 in Psychiatry with the IUSOM. During this training, he was awarded the Golden Apple Award by IUSOM for providing medical student education and the Chief Resident role from July-Dec of 2010. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the IUSOM from 2011-2012. During his training, he was employed as a physician with Meridian Services based in Indianapolis, where he worked with the developmental disabilities dual diagnosis program from 2011-2012. Additionally, from 2011-2012, he provided weekend coverage as an employed physician with Bloomington Meadows for their acute inpatient units for adults, adolescents, and children. Dr. Miller’s training included a unique opportunity of working in the Christian Sarkine Center for Autism with IU Health Riley from 2010-2012. Dr. Miller has received a good cross-section of training in both outpatient and inpatient settings and has served at a variety of different medical institutions within the greater Indianapolis area, including University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Veterans Hospital, Wishard/Eskenazi Health Hospital, and LaRue Carter Hospital.
Dr. Miller took his first post-training career role with IU Health Physicians from August 2012-May 2014, providing both outpatient and inpatient services in geriatric, adult, adolescent, and child populations. From June 2014-present, he has been with Eskenazi Health/Midtown Child and Adolescent outpatient services. He is a member of the American Psychiatry Association (APA) and a council member for the regional Indiana Psychiatry Society (IPA). He is also a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), for which he has served in various council roles, and is currently the president-elect for the regional Indiana Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ICCAP). He continues as a volunteer faculty member for the IUSOM for their psychiatry residency, medical student, and physician assistant student educational programs. He was awarded the Excellence in Teaching award as a volunteer faculty member by the IUSOM Department of Psychiatry in 2016 for his efforts in providing education/training to resident physicians. The IU Physician Assistant program requested he sit on their student rotation advisory board as of January 2019-present.