Amy Ferris, LCSW
I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s Degree and then went on to earn my Master’s degree at the University of Louisville. I am a licensed clinical social worker with 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings including: school and home based therapy; out-patient and private practice. I am the founder/owner of Ferris & Associates and specialize in treating Women’s issues, such as: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders; general anxiety and depression; grief and loss; relationship and career issues. My experience as a childbirth educator has enhanced my ability to treat the needs of post-partum women as they transition into motherhood. This journey is one that is often met with unexpected emotions and I help women identify these feelings so they can resolve issues that may complicate parenthood. I recognize the impact of pregnancy loss and infertility as well, and help my client process through these unique kinds of grief.
Cathy Heath, LMHC
I specialize in working with children and adults at the many different stages throughout their lives. I have experience working with adults navigating struggles of adulthood, relationships, and parenthood. Different stages of life bring adjustments that can be challenging at times. Trying to navigate those complexities is where I could help. I have worked with individuals and couples who are struggling with fertility and adoption. I see children and adults who might struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, relationship difficulties, sibling/family changes, social skill challenges, and grief/loss. It is my goal for us to work together to build healthy communication, families and individuals.
My various professional positions have given me a unique perspective on emotional health. I have worked with children for the last 13 years as a teacher and therapist, after receiving my masters I worked with teenagers in a partial hospital program, at a inpatient unit working with adults/ children. I tailor the therapy session based on what the client and family need. My office is able to accommodate both children and adults based on the need of the client. In order to provide comfort children the office has a play therapy room along with a more traditional room that can accommodate other individuals.
Mary Francisco, LCAC, LCSW
I have over ten years' experience working with people who are going through life's transitions. Everyone struggles with transitions and decision making at some point and through reflection things can seem clearer. I am an Imago trained therapist and love working with couples and helping them learn how to understand each other's needs, effectively communicate and learn how to prioritize their relationship. I also work with women who are transitioning into motherhood, dealing with the demands of motherhood or struggle of addiction. I have been trained in working with women who are experiencing postpartum mood disorders that include depression and anxiety. In addition, I am a licensed clinical addiction counselor and help people learn how to cope without depending on drugs or alcohol.
I work with individuals, couples and families; in the areas of addiction, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, mood disorders, and adjustment concerns. I also work with people struggling with their spiritual walk or wanting to deepen their spiritual walk.
I believe in a client centered approach where I have my clients figure out what changes are important to them and help them find motivation to put those desires in place. In addition, I offer Christian counseling in a non-judgmental setting.
Katie Hunter, LMHC
I am a licensed counselor who has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have specialized knowledge in working with adoptive families and also with children who have experienced trauma. I believe in the power of healing through relationships. I also have knowledge in working with adults and children who suffer from grief, anxiety, and depression. I support and encourage my clients to be resilient through life's many obstacles.
I have experience working with children and teenagers that have experienced trauma. I am Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certified and knowledgeable in Theraplay. I treat adolescents with high amounts of anxiety using a specific workbook and relaxation techniques. I also work on establishing a self-care plan with clients.
Mary Halladay, LCSW, ACSW
I have over 20 years of experience treating a variety of mental health issues. I see individuals aged 4-80. I work with military and non-military families, as well as couples. I am familiar with medical issues that impact mental health including cancer, thyroid issues, diabetes and lyme disease. I advocate for individuals with disabilities and also serve as the clinical adviser of the Hamilton County Depression Bipolar Support Alliance.
Therapy is a process and a journey. It takes courage and commitment. For many people, walking through a counselor's door is a huge step. It can feel hopeful and scary at the same time. For others who already have some experience with therapy, they may be looking for someone who can give a different perspective or address a different issue. My approach to counseling is holistic: mind, body and spirit. My goal is to create a safe environment where trust can build and issues can be addressed.
Kathy McHone, LCSW
I graduated from IUPUI with my Bachelor's in Social Work in May 2004. I earned my Master's in Social Work in 2005. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in working with adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced trauma and loss. I have worked in a variety of settings, including home-based therapy and outpatient therapy. I have specialized knowledge in working with adoption and trauma. Other issues I address include: family issues, parenting, stress management, parent/child relationships, behavioral challenges and relationship/marriage issues. I am trained in Theraplay Level One and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).
Life is a journey and can be challenging at times. I believe people benefit from having someone who can help them navigate life's challenges. I strive to help clients identify their strengths and build upon them to help them through those challenging times.