Mindy has a passion for helping people live a better life. She teaches clients the tools to create solutions, discover resiliency, and find peace in their everyday lives. With her schedule accommodating both the North side and Greenwood Kenosis offices, Mindy works with individuals (16+) who are affected by chronic mental illness (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder); traumatic experiences (childhood abuse, car accidents, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), assaults, bereavement, survivors of suicide loss, breast cancer survivors); and addiction issues (substance and alcohol abuse, recovery issues).
Mindy graduated from California State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology in 2010. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree from the University Southern California in 2015, Mindy worked for a decade in the mental health field (community mental health, behavioral health, addictions and recovery). During her MSW study, she obtained a military sub-concentration in addition to completing training through Star Behavioral Health to better serve military members and their families. Mindy is very philanthropic assisting as a facilitator for a Stage 4 Breast Cancer survivors support group and a support group for woman struggling behind bars at the local Indiana Woman’s Prison.
Mindy is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, which is a highly effective treatment for the effects of trauma. She customizes the EMDR process to the client’s needs, with much focus on grounding and centering techniques. She has also successfully utilized EMDR to treat generalized anxiety, performance and test-taking anxiety, panic attacks, and self-esteem issues. Mindy also uses Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Laughter Yoga. Mindy utilizes and instructs other therapists in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which has been quite beneficial for those with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar diagnoses.
Mindy assists her clients in establishing a treatment vision with specific treatment goals. Each session is comprised of therapeutic interventions designed to achieve those goals in a timely manner so that clients can complete therapy and start living the better life they’ve longed for.
- National Association of Social Workers, Indiana chapter
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy National Certification and Accreditation Association (DBTNCAA)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA)