Christine Turo-Shields, LCSW, LCAC, Psychotherapist, Kenosis Co-Owner Christine Turo-Shields brings hope and humor, energy and enthusiasm to her work with children, families and adults. For over 30 years, she has provided therapy in a variety of settings, including individual, marital, family and group counseling. Her expertise is rich with various clinical passion areas, including treating anxiety/panic disorders, abuse/trauma/PTSD, depression, women’s issues, addictions as well as those who are gifted/profoundly gifted.
Dave Turo-Shields, LCSW, CEC Kenosis Co-Owner, Founder, Visionary Although no longer in clinical practice, Dave’s influence continues to have a significant impact on the services provided at Kenosis. Associates and interns share his vision and embrace the core values and philosophy of working with clients in order that they can manifest desired change in their lives.
Norma Chitwood, MA, LMHC, Psychotherapist Norma brings such a wealth of experience to her work with clients, which in large part, is due to the wisdom of her nearly two decades in the counseling field and her travels throughout life. As a professional in many states, Norma has worked in child welfare and foster care while in PA and in the mental health system while in Illinois. Additionally, she provided case management and counseling services to female teens, adult women and families who were experiencing a crises pregnancy at a Christian agency in Chicago.
Debbie DuKate, MA, LMHCA, Psychotherapist Debbie brings warmth, gentleness, caring and humor to her clients in an authentic and genuine manner. Debbie’s passion is to help children and adults utilize their strengths and incorporate all life’s experiences into a meaningful whole that will bring a more fulfilling and satisfying life. Debbie is particularly invested in helping premarital and newly married couples build their marriage on a solid foundation which will enable those couples to establish longevity and satisfaction in their marital relationship.
Chris Franke, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist Chris Franke enjoys restoring hope, inspiring change, and healing in his work with people. He brings a unique combination of skills and personality to his work at Kenosis. Chris loves to laugh and often uses inspirational materials in his work. Chris received his Masters and Bachelors Degrees of Social Work from Indiana University Bloomington. Chris has worked extensively with children and adolescents in various settings including clinical therapy, supervised visitation, Boys and Girls’ Clubs, and summer camps.
Melissa (Lemler) Hendricks, LCSW, Psychotherapist Melissa is well known for her humor and use of metaphors, bringing a fresh and relaxed approach to her down-to-earth work with kids. Melissa received her Master’s Degree from Indiana University School of Social Work. She has broad experience in working with children, individuals, and families. She has expertise with children/adolescents that are dealing with social skills deficits, chemical dependency issues, ADHD, behavioral problems,and emotion regulation difficulties. Melissa also works with parents to positively impact the family dynamics.
Mindy Hughett, MSW, LSW, Psychotherapist, EMDR Trained 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);
Pauline Kattady is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a fervor for helping clients through emotional challenges and guiding them towards hope with a stronger sense of self. She believes that human compassion is communicated through respect and authenticity towards the individual in distress. Pauline earned a double Masters degree in Psychology and began working as a clinician in 2010 with a practice that provided psychological and pharmacological services to the geriatric population.
Allison L. McGinley, PsyD, HSPP, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. McGinley has worked in the field of psychology since 2000 and has evaluated hundreds of individuals throughout the Midwest. Dr. McGinley has received intensive training in the assessment and diagnosis of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities through the Riley Child Development Center including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Intellectual Disabilities, and Learning Disorders. Her practical experiences have included psychological testing in schools, community mental health centers, and prison settings.
Richard Paul, MSW, LSW, Psychotherapist Rich is known for his ability to work well with people from various/diverse backgrounds, through establishing rapport, keeping a sense of humor, and making therapy relatable. He places high priority on not only recognizing challenges that clients face, but also highlighting and harnessing positive supports through a strengths perspective. He practices with the understanding that the mind, body, and spirit are connected, and to only treat one of these components, is to neglect the others. Rich received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University School of Science.
Melissa Russell-Plunkett, MS, NCC, Psychotherapist Melissa, a Nationally Certified Counselor, brings a diverse set of both personal and professional experiences to her work with clients at Kenosis. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from nearby Franklin College in 2005 and obtained her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Prior to arriving at Kenosis, she worked as an advocate for victims of domestic violence and aided hundreds of survivors to increase or maintain their safety. She also presented dating violence prevention programs to over a thousand students
Natalie Samuels, MSW, LSW, Psychotherapist, EMDR Trained for Children, Adolescents & Adults Natalie has a passion for helping children, adolescents and adults create solutions, discover their resiliency, and find peace in their everyday lives. Natalie works with all ages affected by trauma, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, test-taking anxiety, and ADHD, as well as issues including self-esteem, coping skills, life changes, and goals planning. Natalie sees clients at our South location. Prior to completing her Master’s Degree, Natalie has 10 years of experience working in the mental health field in areas including community mental health...
Vincent Starnino believes that everyone has the capacity to grow toward wholeness. The journey, however, is not easy; the reality of the human condition is that there are a variety of challenges that we all face along the way. Vincent offers a holistic approach to therapy which emphasizes self-growth through exploration of the deep meaning of life and self, leading to greater understanding of who and what we are. Themes such as meaning-making, sense of purpose, and deep connection to self, other people, nature, and the transcendent are explored.
Feeling anxious? Going through a difficult transition? Don't feel like getting out of bed? Depression, anxiety, and life transitions are all common issues Emily has assisted clients through. She has her license in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) and is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Emily first joined Kenosis to complete her graduate studies and has stayed on as an associate at Kenosis. Emily received her Master of Counseling and Counselor Education degree from Indiana University, Bloomington.
Meaghan Haines, Administrative Support Meaghan first joined Kenosis as an intern during the summer of 2016 for her undergraduate degree, and she has stayed on as administrative support. She currently attends Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Meaghan has a passion for social justice, especially working with victims of human trafficking. During the summer of 2017, she will travel to Thailand as a part of The Justice School for 5 weeks to become certified in Global Injustice Response Training .
Oreo, Furry Co-Therapist Oreo, a black and white Shih Tzu, first started coming to Kenosis with Melissa Lemler three years ago. Oreo was diagnosed with epilepsy and she required close monitoring, so Melissa brought her to work with her. Even though she is now seizure-free and getting healthier every day, Oreo still loves to come to ‘work’. When Melissa says to her, “Do you want to go to work?” she gets excited and jumps into the car leash-free. She runs straight to the Kenosis front door and is eager to greet her clients!
Dakota, Furry Co-Therapist We’ve always known how therapeutically healing animals are, so Dakota was brought into our family with a primary purpose of being a member of the Kenosis staff. She is a Shih Tzu, born in Nov 2012. Oreo (Melissa's dog) inspired us to get Dakota from the same breeder. Oreo’s temperament was so laid back & pleasant, plus with Shih Tzu’s being hypoallergenic, it made our decision simple.
Pearl, Furry Co-Therapist Pearl, a Boston Terrier/Rat Terrier Mix puppy, is our newest furry co-therapist here at Kenosis! Pearl enjoys a good book and long walks on the beach...just kidding! More than anything, Pearl loves some playful snuggle time during sessions, and sometimes wears herself out with all the hard work she does at the office! When Pearl sits in with you during sessions, just pull out the nearest fleece blanket and she is instantly in your lap.