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Brandie  Fitch
Self Pay Rate: $99

Brandie Fitch, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Brandie Fitch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 25 years of experience working with adults, couples, and families seeking help with trauma and other stress-related disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting issues, anger, impulse control, and substance use.

Brandie completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Indiana State University and received her Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services from Indiana University South Bend. Brandie utilizes a collaborative, strengths-based, trauma-informed, multiculturally competent approach, drawing from cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior, rational emotive behavior, reality, solution-focused, and family systems theories, and incorporating motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and other evidence-based practices. She always maintains the creativity, flexibility, and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every individual and couple.

Brandie seeks to establish a warm and caring partnership with you, working to build on your existing strengths and developing skills and strategies to support you in achieving your desired goals and living a meaningful and fulfilling life.

Education

Indiana University South Bend
Master of Education in Counseling and Human Services

Specialties

  • Trauma/Stress-Related issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression/Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Life transitions
  • Anger 
  • Women’s issues
  • Relationship issues
  • Impulse control
  • Obsessive/Compulsive disorders
  • Substance Use issues
  • Parenting/Family issues
Jennifer Higgins
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jennifer Higgins, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

As a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, I would be honored to assist in supporting you through the challenges that life may bring. I currently have 5 years of experience as a counselor and over 10 years experience in the mental health field. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in Biology, from Chicago State University, and went on to complete my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the same University. I specialize in working with individuals from vast backgrounds. I have worked my entire career with individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, PTSD, Trauma, and individuals within the LGBTQ+ community.

Using an eclectic, or many different, therapy styles I am able to pull from CBT, DBT, Person Centered, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Therapy, Reality Therapy, and many more to uniquely craft a plan for treatment with the client at the center.

I understand that you may have tried everything that you know and used all the tools in your toolbox. Let's collaborate and explore new skills, new tips, new tricks and develop new tools to put in your tool box. My hope, is to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable sharing and allow for me to assist you on your journey.

Education

Chicago State University
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Specialties

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • LGBTQ+
  • PTSD
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Relational Issues
Jessica Mojica
Self Pay Rate: $99

Jessica Mojica, LMHC

Philosophy of Care 

Jessica Mojica is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana who has over 10 years of experience providing case management and therapeutic care to children, adults, couples, parents and families seeking assistance with depression/anxiety, developmental disabilities, behavioral difficulties, trauma, domestic violence, life transitions and abuse issues. She has contracted with DCS to complete in-home Therapy for individuals dealing with abuse and neglect. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Writing at Anderson University, Anderson, IN and received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, In. 

Jessica utilizes collaborative, strength based, cognitive behavioral, TFCBT, behavioral therapy, mindfulness based, interpersonal communication, solution focused and emotionally focused approaches to therapy. She maintains the creativity, flexibility and awareness necessary to best meet the needs of every individual and couple where they are. 

Jessica seeks to establish a warm and caring relationship with you in order to assist in building on your strengths and better collaborating with you towards meeting your goals and living the meaningful life you value and desire. 

Education 

Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Valparaiso University 

Specialties 

  • Depression/anxiety 
  • Developmental disabilities 
  • Behavioral difficulties 
  • Trauma 
  • Domestic violence, 
  • Life transitions 
  • Abuse issues
Tom Walters
Self Pay Rate: $99

Tom Walters, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Thomas "Tom" Walters is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana who has over 10 years of experience partnering with adolescents, adults, and couples seeking help with depression, anxiety, substance use, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, problematic sexual behaviors, and relationship issues.

Tom completed his Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Ministry from Bethel University and received his Master of Education in Counseling from Indiana University of South Bend. He utilizes cognitive-behavioral, strength-based, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused approaches to therapy providing a creative, intentional, and professional treatment setting, always meeting clients where they are in their journey and helping to develop goals to find emotional stability, improved relationships, improved functioning at work and home, and healthier relationships.

Through mutual respect and a warm and caring relationship, Tom will assist you with building on your strengths and help you achieve your goals, allowing you to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, helping you not just survive but thrive in the areas of life you are seeking to improve.

Education

Indiana University of South Bend
Master's in Counseling

Specialties

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use
  • Family Conflict
  • Adolescents
Veronica Medina
Self Pay Rate: $129

Veronica Medina, Ph.D., LCPC, LMHC

Philosophy of Care

Veronica Medina, Ph.D., LCPC. LMHC is an organizational psychologist with a master's in counseling. She agrees with Freud’s belief that everyone should be able to Love and Work. We should love our work and understand love. If we do not have any problems with Love and Work we will thrive. When a person experiences an imbalance with Love or Work. they become stressed. As time goes by, a stressed person will develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. Research has shown us that untreated stress accumulates in the body and can cause physical illnesses. Talk therapy or cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), has been known to help in the reduction of stress.

Dr. Medina, began her counseling career in 1995 when she obtained her counseling degree. Her first job was with the Aliveness Project in Gary, Indiana who serviced the LGBTQ community and provided outreach/prevention to the community. Counselor Medina, found additional opportunities in Illinois servicing the Spanish-speaking communities with Chicago Catholic Charities. 

Counselor Medina started to feel the symptoms of secondary trauma, which included compassion fatigue and doubt in her abilities. She decided to return to graduate school to learn more about burn-out, stress, anxiety, and the mind-body connection. Eventually, she understood how this affected the individual and the individual in the organization. 

Dr. Medina is an adjunct professor with a health studies department where she teaches holistic medicine, human sexuality, stress management, and statistics. She recently completed trauma training with the Boston Trauma Center, under the direction of Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in trauma research. 

Education

Valparaiso University
Masters in Counseling

Walden University
Doctorate in Organization Psychology

Specialties 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Stress Management 
  • Work-Life balance
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Holistic Remedies
  • Somatic symptoms

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