The founding partners of the MFC created the clinic to be a holistic place to receive mental health services and supports. After a decade of working private practice, Kerrie and Melissa have been working in Central Indiana as Marriage and Family Therapists. Seeing the growing need for families to get services in our area, they created the MFC to be a space for support, growth, healing, and care. It is our mission to see families restored, stories processed, lives change and brokenness healed. We feel that providing systemic-based care, we equip individuals with long-term support for their care, improve family dynamics and communication.
Kerrie Siegl, LMFT
CEO of the MFC/ Co-Clinical Director
Kerrie has always been a woman who enjoys wearing many “hats” in life. She is a caregiver, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a parent, a partner, a traveler, a camper, a swimmer, and a friend. The industry of therapy has changed over the years, and Kerrie has enjoyed growing with the technology and moving toward evidenced-based practices that guide families in treatment. She started her career working with children in a preschool setting, but quickly decided that the path to supporting children is to work with their family system and the other systems they are involved in.
Kerrie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree at Purdue University in Individual and Family Studies in 2007. She then went on to get her Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Christian Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, Kerrie served as a pre/post adoption therapist and a school-based community mental health provider before starting her own practice. It was in that process of entrepreneurship that led Kerrie to want to some day support other therapists in the “business hat” of the journey to becoming a private practice clinician. Kerrie led several other therapists into their own practice over the last decade, and now is taking that process and has created a formal two year residency program with it.
Over the last ten years, Kerrie noticed another missing link in the therapy world in Central Indiana; the lack of systemic-based providers who were willing to work with the whole family. Kerrie wants to help integrate systemic-based approaches into the Central Indiana therapy landscape by leading trainings and providing supervision to therapists with the same goal. As a Hamilton County resident for over 20 years, Kerrie aims to serve the families of this area as a way to support the community, see lives changed and improve the mental health issues that are plaguing our youth and families. Kerrie continues to work with individuals and their families to get quality care and support while providing supervision and training to new therapists in the field looking to become competent providers.
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Melissa Bauzo, LMFT, MDIV
CFO of the MFC/ Co-Clinical Director
Melissa Bauzo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has a passion for working with all forms of diversity. As a second generation Puerto Rican American and the youngest of six within a blended family, Melissa knows a lot about what diversity looks like between cultures, generations and belief systems not just within the world but in one’s own family system. Melissa believes that while everyone’s journey and experience is unique, it is essential to foster that individuality and acceptance within oneself and also in their family unit and beyond.
Melissa completed her Undergraduate education in 2007 from University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. She received her BA in Psychology, BA in Religious Studies and a BA in International Relations. Upon graduating from USF, Melissa moved to Indianapolis, IN to obtain a double Master’s in Divinity and Marriage and Family Therapy. In 2011, Melissa completed her Master’s program and immediately joined a Community Mental Health Organization as a School Based Life Skills Specialist. During her time at this organization, Melissa eventually moved into the role as a School Based Therapist and one of two Cultural Competency Officers for the Organization.
In 2014, after the birth of her first child, Melissa took the leap into Private Practice full-time. Since then she has worked with a multitude of diverse clients. Using a variety of therapeutic methods and models, Melissa works closely with her clients to increase self-awareness, confidence and feel empowered to make the necessary steps toward healthy communication and understanding of themselves and their family dynamics. As an ordained minister, Melissa believes that faith and spirituality can be found in all aspects of one’s life. For those interested, she can help explore how faith and spirituality has played a role in their life, family and relationships regardless of religious beliefs, traditions or affiliations.
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