About Us

Kristi Turner, MA, LMHC
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Kristi is an EMDR Trained & Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience in the counseling field. Kristi has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups dealing with a variety of issues. While Kristi has experience in private practice, past and present, she also has worked in a hospital crisis unit and emergency departments assessing those dealing with everything from psychosis and drug abuse to depression and anxiety for immediate care. Kristi’s research during her graduate program was focused on geriatric depression and program development to address this issue and she has been published in this area.

 

Kristi is a married mother of 2 and has a passion for working with couples and families. In addition, Kristi has experience working well with: anxiety, depression, child/adolescent behavioral issues, bereavement/grief, phase of life issues, anger issues, abuse issues, communication issues, relationship conflict, parenting issues, and domestic violence.

Stacey Morrison, MSW, LCSW
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Stacey is an EMDR Trained & Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 16 years experience in the mental health field. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds dealing with a variety of different issues. Having started out in Community Mental Health and doing individual and family therapy, she has also worked in the hospital setting doing crisis mental health assessments in a psychiatric emergency room and seeing patients in a supportive role on the inpatient medical floors for consultation. Stacey has also worked in a Domestic Violence shelter providing supportive counseling and education for women and their children during times of crisis.

 

Stacey enjoys working with people to help navigate the best course of treatment and road to health and happiness. She believes that those struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, parenting stress, grief, and chronic mental illness have the ability to develop coping strategies to live a happy, healthy, productive life.

Kristy McNamee, LMHC
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Kristy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the counseling field. She started out working with children and teens in a residential setting, many of whom had experienced abuse and neglect and were in the foster care system. She has worked in an outpatient setting for the last several years working with clients of all ages but primarily working with children, teens, and families dealing with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, divorce, family conflict, ADHD, and parenting issues.

 

Kristy also has a passion for helping people through the grieving process and has worked with parents who have lost a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth for over 14 years. She is trained in EMDR and has found this treatment to be particularly helpful for those dealing with traumatic life events. Kristy uses client-centered, cognitive behavioral, and holistic approaches to treat the whole person. She believes that by recognizing the events that have formed us in life, we can learn from them and become a better version of ourselves. She strives to create a warm and caring environment in order for this process to take place, and she seeks to help others integrate more balance into their lives.

Amanda Reed, LMHC
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Amanda is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 10 years of experience in the counseling field. She received her bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with minors in Social Work and Counseling Psychology. Her master's degree also comes from Ball State University in Counseling Psychology. 

 

Her experience comes from providing therapy in both community mental health and private practice settings. Through these settings, she has developed a passion in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She also enjoys providing therapy individually with adults. Amanda has guided clients to help them process and explore life stress related to anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting needs, anger management, adjustment, ADHD, social skills, and communication.

 

Amanda strives to create an open person-centered environment where those she is working with have the opportunity to openly express themselves by using their strengths to achieve their own personal goals in therapy.

Mitchell Young, LMHC

Mitch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has spent his professional career championing mental health and ministry. He received his BA in Psychology from Taylor University and his MA in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. His professional experience is rooted in the foundational beliefs that each individual has been created with purpose and intentionality and that counselors are called to emphasize and respect the value of every human being, regardless of status or situation.  Mitch has always placed a passionate emphasis on equipping and empowering individuals to take their next steps, write their stories, and build healthy relational networks. 

 

Mitch is a married father to 3 kids who specializes in working with children and adolescents, prioritizing the partnership with parents when possible and appropriate. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. Mitch uses a holistic approach to therapy depending on the needs of each client, but has focused much of his time on his training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential Therapy. Mitch has experience dealing with trauma, spectrum disorders, crisis counseling, pre-marital and marital counseling, emotional regulation, and addictions.  

 

Prior to working in church settings, Mitch worked in private practice, primarily counseling couples, children with ADHD and behavioral concerns, and adolescents struggling with drug, video game, and pornography addictions. Along with his private practice work, Mitch worked with abused and neglected children reported to Illinois' Department of Child and Family Services by providing counseling, crisis interventions to parents and children, parental coaching, and advocacy for community resources.

Connor Thomas, MA, LMHCA
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As a caseworker, I have experience working with father's to connect and foster a relationship with their children, as well as teaching interpersonal and relationship skills, counseling in private practice, and in a college setting working with students in a variety of roles.  It was a wonderful and fun opportunity to support students through life's challenging valleys, celebrating their joys and triumphs; it was an honor to be a part of that community. I believe that community is an important part of the growth process. I was blessed to be able to do that on a day to day basis from investing in those people at that place.

 

I see counseling as a valuable tool to assist individuals as they walk through some of life's hardest challenges. As a counselor, I aim to continue to learn more about what theories and techniques I agree with and enjoy learning more in this field every day. I believe that it is important for the client to feel safe in the counseling setting and use a relational approach to promote growth and change. I believe attachment and relationships with others plays a role in how we see ourselves, and how we feel about others. It is also my belief that meaning plays a huge role in our lives, so I strive to help my clients work through what that means to them. 

 

I am passionate to work with relationship issues, teens, outcomes of divorce, men's specific issues, trauma, self exploration, anxiety and stress, as well as faith and spirituality issues. I am also EMDR trained.

 

I believe in a holistic approach including mind, body, and spirit in overcoming obstacles and enjoy incorporating this into my sessions; Including food, exercise, relationship with God, self care, and mental health. My mission is to help others live a healthy and more meaningful life.

Leslie Malkemus, LMHC, LMFTA

Leslie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate with over five years of experience in the counseling field. Leslie has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups in a variety of settings. Leslie began her career helping incarcerated clients and
their families navigate through the complex corrections system while addressing mental health, addiction, and relationship issues. Most recently Leslie has worked extensively with children and their families involved in the foster care system, tackling issues such as trauma and abuse, behavior management, anxiety, depression, substance use, grief and loss, ADD/ADHD, parenting, and adjustment. Leslie has a passion for addressing both personal and interpersonal issues like communication, conflict resolution, boundaries, emotion management, trust, and forgiveness. Leslie seeks to collaborate with clients on finding the capacity to enact positive changes in their lives, break patterns that are no longer functional, increase self-knowledge, and develop healthier relationships with self and others.

Nancy Homan, LSW
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Nancy is a Licensed Social Worker with a master’s degree from Indiana University- Purdue University, Indianapolis. She has experience working with clients of all ages in private practice. Nancy is also a former elementary school teacher, who brings an expertise in working with children and adolescents, helping them build self-esteem and confidence in their own individuality.

 

With a strong background in childhood and adolescents, Nancy works closely with parents and children in areas of behavioral management, anxiety, OCD, depression, and performance anxiety in academics, sports, and other extra-curricular activities.  Nancy also meets with adults and couples, using a cognitive behavioral and strengths-based approach with all clients to help them reach their individual goals and grow toward a happy and balanced life.

Michelle Furgason, LMHC
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Michelle has her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and currently holds her license for mental health counseling (LMHC).  Michelle has worked in the community mental health field and private practice over the past couple years and enjoys working with older teens and individual adults.  Michelle is a member of AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors), EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), AMHCA (American Mental Health Counselors Association) and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Michelle is also a Certified First Responder Counselor (CFRC). Michelle has worked in public safety, as an officer and as a dispatcher, for a combined 20 years.  Her passions lay with working with first responders and helping those who have suffered trauma over a period of time or those who have experienced a single traumatic event.  Experiencing trauma (not just military personnel and first responders) can lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if not processed in a healthy manner. Michelle is EMDR trained and can help process those traumatic memories in a healthy manner, relieving some of the pain, so those suffering can move forward in life.  She has been working in the mental health field for several years and focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) along with EMDR.  Michelle is married and has four children, ages 15-21 years old.  She is very busy with her kids’ activities but knows the importance of staying on top of things and wants to be of service to those who need assistance in advocating for themselves