Our Team

The Marriage and Family Clinic’s staff has a variety of training backgrounds and designations for a reason. By building a team with diversity and various styles of practice, we can offer different approaches and therapy styles to you! We know a “one size fits most” approach is often not very fitting! By finding a provider who fits your needs, we can help you and your family find relief sooner. Our staff can also be combined as a treatment team to do individual, couples, or family therapy as well as adding speech, feeding, neurofeedback, yoga, group, Enneagram coaching or occupational therapy services. Providers will coordinate care in house, so you never have to be the case manager! All staff attend weekly supervision meetings, trainings and supports together in and out of the clinic!

RACHEL ABRAHAMS, LMHCA

Rachel received her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. In addition to living five years overseas, Rachel has eight years of experience working in a nonprofit environment, including four years in the addiction and recovery space. She couples her business background and clinical experience in mental health counseling to create customized approaches for teens and adults as they seek health and wholeness. She believes there is nothing more desired by people than peace—peace of mind, peace in relationships, and peace within ourselves. Rachel is passionate about journeying with those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, conflict in relationships, grief, addiction, and spirituality. She listens with empathy, asks intentional questions, calls out strengths, and works with clients to set short and long-term goals for their mental health. Rachel has experience working with young professionals, individuals in faith-based communities, and people from various international backgrounds.  Additionally, she has attended trainings in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Response Prevention (ERP). To connect with Rachel, please email [email protected].

KELLY CREMER, LMHCA

Kelly is a licensed mental health counseling associate who works with teens, college students, adults, and couples, helping them to navigate various life challenges, including anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship issues, life transitions, and grief/loss. Using a person-centered, attachment-based, and trauma-informed approach, Kelly collaborates with each client to meet them where they are. Kelly aims to create a safe, welcoming, and accepting space for all clients as they work towards finding growth and healing amidst life’s challenges. Prior to working in the mental health field, Kelly has years of experience working with college students in a coaching and leadership development capacity. Kelly received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Concordia University Irvine. To connect with Kelly please email her at [email protected]

KALA DICKERSON, MFT INTERN

Kala holds a bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University and is currently working towards a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University. She brings a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to her therapeutic practice from over a decade of work in the healthcare industry. A few areas of clinical interest include: family systems, parenting, attachment, couples work, intimacy/sex/relationship, and mindfulness as well as supporting clients as they navigate, anxiety, communication, and adjustments/transitions. Kala utilizes structural, strategic, and solution-focused therapy techniques, along with psychoeducation in the therapy process. She also supports couples with the Gottman Method. Kala is passionate about providing a client-centered approach to her sessions, seeing her clients as the experts in their lives. To connect with Kala, please email her at [email protected]

ANGELA EVANS, MHC INTERN

Angela Evans, is a Clinical Mental Health Counseling intern through Indiana Wesleyan University, and graduate of Purdue University with a B.S. in Human Services. Angela possesses multiple certifications in trauma-informed Professional Life Coaching and training in health & wellness coaching, all of which contribute to a comprehensive and holistic approach in her counseling practice. Known for her warmth and compassion, Angela creates a safe and nurturing environment for clients ranging from children to adults, and has a special interest working with teen girls, young adult women, and mothers. She helps her clients find hope & healing with anxiety, depression, postpartum issues, trauma, grief, and more, using a holistic approach that encompasses attachment relationships, family systems, and incorporating faith-based perspectives when desired. Her methods include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and wellness planning. After many years of providing behavioral support for children in schools and as a mother herself, Angela has a profound understanding of the complexities of the parenting journey. She deeply connects with and supports other mothers, helping them navigate parenting challenges and achieve a fulfilling balance in motherhood. Angela utilizes her advanced training in Perinatal & Postpartum Mental Health to guide her counseling with mothers. To contact Angela, email: [email protected]

KRISTI KNIGHT, LMHCA, CHC

Kristi is a obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Bradley University. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Cognitive Studies with a minor in Psychology from Ashford University. Kristi has 10 years of experience in Neurofeedback Training private practice.  Kristi’s training in neurocounseling combines brain-based interventions, such as neurofeedback, brainspotting, Polyvagal Theory and mindfulness with a wellness approach to counseling clients. She incorporates elements of Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindful-based Stress Reduction to support those with anxiety disorders, attention disorders/ADHD, chronic illness, eating disorders, and trauma history. She is passionate about educating and empowering others who are struggling by meeting them where they are and supporting them in each step of their healing journey. Kristi works with teens, adults, and senior adults. To connect with Kristi, please email her at [email protected]. Currently on a waitlist.

DANIELLE LUHMANN, JD, MHC INTERN

Danielle is completing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. Danielle spent the last 15 years working in corporate law and small business development. Danielle has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University, specializing in sports marketing and fitness/nutrition.  Danielle also has her Juris Doctorate from the IU School of Law. Danielle’s lifelong love of fitness and well-being has been a mainstream part of Danielle’s daily life and therapy practice. Danielle enjoys endurance sports, including triathlons and ultrarunning.  Danielle is a Certified Yoga Instructor and also has her Level 1 Reiki Certification. Danielle primarily works with adults and young adults in the areas of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and life changes. She also enjoys working with parents and families going through life change together. Danielle uses CBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing to support clients with a variety of paths to wellness. To connect with Danielle, please email her at [email protected]. Danielle is currently on a waitlist.

Jennifer Lymberopoulos MA, MHC Resident

Jennifer received her bachelor’s in Psychology from Lee University then a master’s in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. Jennifer worked in community mental health for several years serving children and their families in skill building, behavior modification, and parental coaching.  Jennifer has worked extensively with children and adults with ADHD, trauma, anxiety, and depression. 
Jennifer strongly believes in the power of play for children, as it allows them to explore, create, and problem solve in a safe and fun environment. Whether it’s facilitating play-based therapy sessions for your child, providing support and guidance for new moms, or offering resources and tools for strengthening the bond between you and your child, Jennifer is committed to helping families thrive and grow together. Connect with Jennifer at [email protected].

CAREY MEAD, LMFTA

Carey is a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who works with individuals, couples, and families in difficult times, sorting through challenging situations and life transitions.  She collaborates with her clients to move towards peace through healing and restoring relationships, while rebuilding confidence.  Carey provides a safe, non-judgmental environment, and has an authentic, come-as-you-are approach to help you navigate through life’s challenging phases.  Having moved multiple times with her family for work opportunities, as well as having lived overseas for many years, Carey has an appreciation for unique family dynamics, cultural diversity, and faith in one’s life. Carey received her Master’s of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary.  To connect with Carey, please email her at [email protected] Carey is currently not accepting clients at this time.

LAUREN MCQUARTERS, LMHCA

Lauren graduated with her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health from Marian University. While working toward this degree, she worked at a residential facility for children with varying degrees of mental health diagnoses and needs. Lauren has a passion for working with children, teens, and whole families. She also enjoys focusing on young adults transitioning from high school to college. Lauren utilizes techniques of play therapy and CBT with her younger populations, while utilizing techniques of solution focused and structural/strategic as well when it comes to anyone older. Lauren has received extensive training in ERP, in order to be able to work with people of all ages with OCD. She is also trained in ICBT, technique useful for working with clients with OCD. Lauren’s ability to build rapport and create strong professional relationships with her clients, helps them to feel comfortable and welcome in the therapy room. To connect with Lauren, please email her at [email protected] 

Adeline Neil, MFT Intern

Adeline holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana  Wesleyan University. Adeline enjoys working with individuals across diverse age groups, encompassing children, adolescents, and adults alike. Adeline’s approach is rooted in the  understanding that each individual possesses unique aspirations, strengths, and challenges.  She recognizes that life often presents unexpected obstacles, but firmly holds the belief that  when equipped with the right tools, individuals can navigate these challenges and cultivate personal growth. She has a genuine passion for fostering the growth and development of children. Adeline is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where children can thrive and realize their full potential. She strongly believes in the power of play as a means of communication and healing for children, leveraging their innate language to facilitate positive change. To connect with Adeline, please email her at [email protected] Adeline is not accepting new patients at this time.

JOANIE PAYNE, MAMFT

Joanie is a resident therapist with Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Indiana Wesleyan University. She graduated from Purdue University-Indianapolis with a
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Joanie has worked in child development settings for the past ten years and enjoys working with children of all ages and their parents. Joanie believes that
children learn best through play and uses play to build a trusting relationship with the families she works with and to help families strengthen their relationships and improve communication between one another. Joanie has her SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) certification and provides couples health assessments and therapy. She also enjoys working with adults and is passionate about helping individuals find clarity in their life. She has a flexible and accepting approach during sessions and meets families and individuals where they are at. Joanie feels strongly about empowering families and individuals by teaching them the tools that can help them better navigate the highs and lows that life inevitably brings. To connect with Joanie, please email her at [email protected].

LACEY SEGER, LMHCA

Lacey is a Licensed Mental Health Counseling Associate who works with teens, college students, adults, couples, and families experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, grief, and life transitions. Using a trauma-informed, person-centered, and attachment-based framework, she provides unconditional acceptance as clients explore the significance of their own story. Her counseling approach integrates Narrative Therapy, Polyvagal Theory, Internal Family Systems, and other experiential tools to foster growth and self-compassion. Lacey is also trained in Level 1 Brainspotting, a focused treatment method to help identify, process, and release neuropsychological sources of trauma and emotional/physical pain. Prior to counseling, Lacey spent over 10 years working in leadership development, curriculum design, and training. She combines her clinical mental health and educational backgrounds to guide others in pursuing the self-awareness that will allow them to live more intentional lives. She believes that all individuals are the experts on their own life and the therapist is a partner in guiding them toward healing and peace. Lacey received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine. To connect with Lacey, please email her at [email protected]Currently, on a wait list.

SARA THOMSON, LMFTA

Sara obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. As a therapist, Sara aims to empower and equip her clients to find growth and healing amid life’s challenges. She enjoys helping clients that want to address anxiety, life transitions, depression, family/relationship difficulties, and personal development. Sara takes a systemic approach in her treatment, especially in her work with adolescents and couples. She understands that each person is unique and sees the value in creating a safe space for the needs of each client. Sara works with individuals, couples, teens, and families. To connect with Sara, please email her at [email protected] Only accepting online clients at this time.

Licensed Therapist Affiliates:

At the MFC, we have several other types of therapists who run their own separate entities and practices, but also serve our clinic to provide more comprehensive care or other support services.  Affiliates are not employees of the Marriage and Family Clinic, but run and manage their own independent practice within the walls of the office.

AUBREY CHRISTMAN, LMFT- AUBREY CHRISTMAN, LLC

Aubrey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a successful private practice for over seven years. Aubrey has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through IUPUI, and obtained a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Christian Theological Seminary. With her training as a Marriage and Family Therapist Aubrey has the skill set to work with clients from a systemic perspective; exploring the multiple angles of a problem while at the same time discovering untapped strengths and resources for creating change. Aubrey has experience working with a variety of clients including children, adolescents, families and couples; all within many different stages of life. Areas of special interest include teens, young adults, the military population, and first responders.  Aubrey states, “As a therapist I am passionate about collaborating with clients to address the challenges that prevent growth and change. It is my goal to meet people where they are with unconditional respect for what their life journey has been.” To reach Aubrey, please email her: [email protected]

JENNI ENGEL, LMHC – ENNEAGRAM INSIGHT

Jenni is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist who received her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Lincoln Christian University and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has over 12 years of experience in a wide range of clinical settings. The majority of her professional time has been spent working in grief and addiction/recovery work. From her experience (both personally and professionally), Jenni has found the Enneagram to be a consistent and transformative tool. Utilizing the Enneagram as a road map she helps clients that feel “stuck in the same dynamics” learn 1) why they do what they do, 2) what their core needs, fears, strengths/weaknesses, blindspots are, and 3) how to foster new ways of being for health and wholeness.

To Reach Jenni, please email her at : [email protected]