A diverse team.

A diverse team.

A compassionate and caring group of professional therapists and counselors are ready to help you to overcome many of life's challenges. Whether you're feeling sad, working on your marriage or overcoming a major life change, Porter-Starke Services has a clinician specializing in that area.

Katie Cutrell, MSW, LSW
Addiction Assessor
Education

MSW, Indiana University, Indianapolis
BS, Purdue University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Areas of Specialty

Adjustment Disorders
Adolescents
Co-Occurring Disorders
Mood Disorders
Substance Use Disorder Assessment

Suzanne J. Albright, LMHC, LCAC
Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Therapist
Education

MA, Valparaiso University
BA, Indiana University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)

Professional Memberships

The Association for Addiction Professionals(NAADAC)

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Anxiety
Depression
Regression Therapy
Trauma

Michelle Burbank, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, Indiana University Northwest
BA, Valparaiso University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Areas of Specialty

Adolescents
Anxiety
Art Therapy
Children
Depression

Elizabeth Aguayo, LCSW, LCAC
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, Loyola University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)

Areas of Specialty

Adjustment Disorders
Anxiety
Children and Adolescents
Depression
School Related Issue

Nicholas Wardell, LMHC
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MA, Valparaiso University
BA, Indiana University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Area of Specialty

Anxiety
Marital/Relational Issues
Mood Disorders
Personality Disorders
Trauma

Teresa Young, LMFT, LAC
Clinical Coordinator, Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Services
Education

MS, Purdue University Calumet
BA, University of Michigan

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
LGBTQ Issues
Marital/Relational Issues
Trauma

Mike VerLee, MA
Adolescent Addiction Therapist & Home Based Therapist
Education

MA, Trinity International University
BA, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Area of Specialty

Addiction
Adolescents
Children
Experiential Therapy
Group Therapy

Rod Ensley, MS, LMHC-A,
Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Therapist
Education

MS, Purdue University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Co-Occurring Disorders
Generalist Practitioner
Trauma

Irene O. Verduzco, MSW, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, Indiana University Northwest
BSW, Valparaiso University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Areas of Specialty

Adults
Children

Bilingual: Spanish

Stephanie Schuitema, LMHCA
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MS, Valparaiso University
BA, Grand Valley State University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (LMHCA)

Professional Memberships

National Board of Certified Counselors

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety
Bereavement
Depression
Spirituality
Trauma

Ann Simmons, LCSW, LCAC
Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Therapist
Education

MSW, Indiana University Northwest
BLS, Purdue University North Central

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)

Professional Memberships

Indiana Association for Addiction Professionals (IAAP)
Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Areas of Speciality

Addiction
Anger Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Stress Management
Substance Use Disorder Assessment

Bob Calvert, LAC
Addictions Therapist
Education

Purdue Calumet / Purdue North Central

Certifications & Licenses

Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC II)
Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Professional Memberships

Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Sandy Carlson, LCSW, LCAC, LMFT
Vice President of Clinical Services
Education

MSW, University of Illinois at Chicago
BSW, Valparaiso University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)

Areas of Specialty

Acute Stress Disorder
Disaster Mental Health Intervention
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Stress Management

Carmen Arlt, MSW, LCSW, LCAC
Director, Recovery Center
Education

MSW, Indiana University Northwest
BA, Indiana University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)
Certified Methadone Advocate (CMA)

Professional Memberships

National Alliance of Methadone Advocates (NAMA)
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Opioid Dependence

Carol Chase, LMHC, MAC
Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Therapist
Education

MA, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
MA, Valparaiso University
BA, Valparaiso University

Certificates & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
Masters Addiction Counselor (MAC)

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Adjustment Disorders
Anger Management
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Group Therapy

Susan Rizer, MSW, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MS,IUPUI
BS, Purdue University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW)

Areas of Specialty

Generalist Practitioner

Rebecca Reuter, MA, LMHC
Outpatient Mental Health & Addiction Therapist
Education

MS, Valparaiso University
BS, Purdue University North Central

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Anxiety
Grief/Loss
Mood Disorders
Spirituality

Valeta Wilson, LSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, University of Chicago

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Social Worker (LSW)

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety Disorders
Depressive Disorders
Trauma-Focused Treatment
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Katrina Bytnar, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

BSW, Ball State University
MSW, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Areas of Specialty

Children
Adolescents
Adults/Seniors

Donna P. Peters, MSW, LCSW
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, Indiana University
BA, Purdue University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Professional Memberships

National Association of Social Work (NASW)

Areas of Specialty

Bereavement
Cancer
Depressive Disorders
Domestic Violence
Generalist Practitioner

Ljubica Allie
School-Based Therapist
Education

MS, Purdue University Calumet
BS, Indiana University, Bloomington

Professional Memberships

American Counseling Association

Areas of Specialty

Children & adolescents

Tim McCurdy, Psy.D., HSPP
Director, Child & Family Services
Education

Psy.D., Illinois School of Professional Psychology
MA, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
BA, Michigan State University

Certifications & Licenses

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)

Areas of Specialty

Psychodynamic Therapy
Family Therapy
Children & Adolescents
Adults
Mood Disorders
Anxiety
Disruptive Behavioral Disorders
Trauma

Quynh Chau, Psy.D.
Outpatient Psychologist
Education

Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
MA, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
BA, Indiana University

Professional Memberships

American Psychological Association (APA)

Areas of Specialty

Anxiety
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Depression
Depressive Disorders
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

Richard Cook, BSW, LCAC
Addiction Therapist
Education

BSW, San Diego State University

Certifications & Licenses

Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC IV)
Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC)
Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICAADA)

Areas of Specialty

Substance abuse
Opioid dependency
Chemical dependency evaluations

Kandyce Kraus Hannon, LCSW, LCAC
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MA, Valparaiso University
BA, Valparaiso University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Licensed Clinical Addition Counselor (LCAC)

Professional Memberships

Indiana Association of Addiction Professionals

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Adjustment Disorders
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Grief/Loss
Marital/Relational Issues

David Kenis, Ph.D., HSPP
Clinical Psychologist
Education

Ph.D., Northwestern University
BS, Knox College

Certifications & Licenses

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)

Areas of Specialty

Trauma
Family therapy
Domestic violence

Dennis Mallonee, LCAC
Addiction Therapist
Education

MHS, Governor's State University
BS, Calumet College of St. Joseph

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Addition Counselor (LCAC)

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Adults
Group Therapy
Substance Use Disorder Assessment

Shadia Ibrahim, LMHC
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MA,Valparaiso University
BA, Purdue University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Professional Memberships

Indiana Counselors Association

Areas of Specialty

Adolescents
Depression
Eating Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Women’s Issues

Patricia Mooney, Psy.D., HSPP, LCAC
Clinical Psychologist
Education

Psy.D., Adler University
MS, Adler University
BS, Grand Valley State University

Certifications & Licenses

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP)
Licensed Clinical Addition Counselor (LCAC)

Professional Memberships

National Register

Areas of Specialty

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
Mindfulness
Psychological Diagnostic Assessment

Kyle Otten, LAC
Director of Beyond Boundaries & Experiential Therapy, and Clinical Intern Coordinator
Education

BS, Valparaiso University

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Addictions Counselor (LAC)

Areas of Specialty

Mental Health First Aid Instructor (MHFA)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor (CPI)
CPR Instructor
LifeSkills Trainer
Disaster Mental Health Intervention
Experiential Therapy
Stress Management
Team Building
Mindfulness
Parenting

Leo Smith, LAC
Addiction Therapist
Education

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Areas of Specialty

Addiction
Opioid Dependence
Recidivism

John Spores, JD, Ph.D., HSPP
Outpatient Psychologist
Education

JD, Valparaiso University
Ph.D., Purdue University
BS, Illinois State University

Certifications & Licenses

Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP), Indiana License 20040638A
Attorney, License #21404-64

Areas of Specialty

Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing

Cory Thompson, MSW, LCSW
Experiential Therapist
Education

MSW; Indiana University Northwest
BA, University of Northern Iowa

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)

Todd Willis, MA, LMHC
Director, Prevention & Education
Education

MA, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)

Areas of Specialty

All mental health issues that affect children

Sally Primus
Outpatient Therapist
Education

MSW, Indiana University
BS, Ramapo College of New Jersey

Certifications & Licenses

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Areas of Specialty

Children & Adolescents
Family
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Adoption


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