Bill Betts, Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Bill Betts has spent more than 25 years in behavioral health working with children, families, and adults in a variety of settings. Bill received his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University. He then went on to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in Program Evaluation and Administration at the University of Colorado. Prior to moving to Indiana, Bill was at the University of Colorado where he was an assistant professor and the Associate Director for Mental Health at the Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect. Bill works with clients ages 5 years and up. When working with young children, Bill uses a family systems approach. This means that he works with the child to develop skills that help them cope, but he also works with the family so they can provide the support the child needs to be successful. When working with older adolescents and adults, Bill uses a variety of techniques based in cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, supportive psychotherapy, and others that research has shown to help people to feel better and get back to living a full life. When not in the office, Bill enjoys spending time with his family and hiking with his dog Aspen.
Ashley Boester-Dean, Ph.D., HSPP
Ashley is a Licensed Psychologist with over 17 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings. She earned her Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Loyola University Chicago and her PhD in Counseling Psychology at Ball State University. Ashley highly values the therapeutic relationship and strives to create a warm, safe, and authentic environment where trust can be built together. Ashley’s counseling style is a well-balanced blend of challenging and supporting clients as they move towards the goals that they have for themselves. Ashley works from a variety of insight-oriented approaches but mainly uses interpersonal processing, person-centered, and cognitive behavioral therapies within a culturally sensitive framework to help empower clients to understand themselves better and make the positive changes they want to see in their lives. Her areas of clinical focus include depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, domestic violence/abuse, sexual assault, peripartum/postpartum issues, pregnancy loss, fertility challenges, and women’s issues. Ashley is also passionate about providing mentorship and supervision for developing counselors. In her personal time, Ashley enjoys reading and discovering new authors, trying her hand at preparing new recipes, traveling, board games, and a good cup of coffee. Her current favorite thing in the world right now though, is chasing her two kids around in the backyard, listening to their little giggles.
Gina Bradburn, M.A.
Gina is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University and Bachelor’s from Ball State University. Gina also has her certification as a Yoga instructor and recently achieved certification to provide Trauma-informed Yoga. Empathetic, genuine, and curious, she actively listens and observes to understand each individual’s needs and in collaboration with them, affect positive changes holistically. She feels it is an honor and privilege to serve and help others live their best lives. Gina’s areas of interest include PTSD and trauma-informed therapies, grief/loss, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relations, mood disorders, substance misuse, life adjustments, and women’s issues. Gina often utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Gina enjoys traveling and making memories with her two children – her greatest achievement, extended family, dear friends, and husband of 25 years. Gina is a grateful Leukemia “surthrivor” (thriving survivor) and as such, she especially values self-care and mindfulness practices. She believes that grace, grit, and a good sense of humor go a long way in navigating this beautifully imperfect and challenging thing called life.
Mercedes Carr, Social Work Intern
Mercedes Carr is a Ball State University graduate who earned her Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in Counseling Psychology. She is currently an intern through Indiana Wesleyan University pursuing her Master’s in Social Work. In her career, Mercedes has mentored, nurtured, and advocated for survivors of domestic violence. She trains and coaches them in goal management, emotional wellness, life skills, healthy relationship skills, and family development skills, while also leading support groups in these areas. Mercedes is a certified call handler on the National Suicide Hotline for those who are depressed, suicidal, and emotionally distressed. She leads from a strengths-based approach and believes that everyone has the potential to be the best version of themselves. She is passionate about seeing individuals, couples, families, and communities whole and thriving. Mercedes is a certified life and purpose coach. Her counseling interests include domestic violence, trauma, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, personal development, health and wellness, and interpersonal relations. Mercedes loves traveling, good food, and dogs.
Daysha Copeland, Clinical Mental Health Intern
Daysha is an intern from Ball State University working to complete her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She also earned her BS in Psychology at Ball State. Daysha’s clinical experiences include working at a domestic violence shelter, counseling at the Ball State Practicum Clinic, and providing crisis services through suicide/crisis hotlines. Daysha’s individual and family work is largely with children and adolescents; however, she also has had the pleasure of working with adults. Daysha’s approach is client centered and she works to foster therapeutic relationships that promote trust and understanding. Daysha aims to support her clients and put their individual needs in the forefront of treatment. Daysha uses interventions from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Attachment-Based Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and general Psychoeducation to aid her clients in positive therapeutic growth. Daysha’s areas of interest include trauma, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Daysha loves creating and viewing art, writing poetry, and traveling. She also really likes reptiles and even has a pet reptile of her own!
George Gaither, Ph.D., HSPP
George is a Licensed Psychologist who earned his Master’s degree in Psychology and PhD in Clinical Psychology both from the University of North Dakota. Prior to college, George also served in the United States Army. Within the counseling environment, George tends to take a client-centered, supportive, and insight-oriented approach to working with people to help them understand themselves and the problems they are experiencing. Working together, George believes that he can use his extensive clinical experience and understanding of psychological principles and techniques to help people solve problems, achieve goals, and find a place of peace in their lives. He uses an integrative approach wherein he considers psychological, behavioral, and personality factors together with family dynamics, interpersonal, sociocultural, and environmental factors to understand and resolve problems in thoughts, feelings, and behavior. George’s areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, sexuality, relationship, and gender related issues, and phase of life problems. He also specializes in couples counseling, specifically aiding partners in resolving sexual desire and functioning concerns. Additionally, George is supportive of all forms of consensual sexuality, relationship configurations, and gender identities. He is also passionate about providing individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community a safe and supportive therapeutic space. Since 2006, George has been an Associate Professor in the department of Psychological Science at Ball State University. In his personal time, George enjoys landscaping, gardening, spending time with family, watching the Colts and Pacers, and playing PokemonGo.
Brian Hart, LMHC
Brian is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience serving clients in inpatient, residential, and intensive outpatient settings. He has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families affected by addiction and trauma problems. His areas of expertise include sex and relationships, addiction, complex trauma, and adolescent care. Brian is a supportive, optimistic, and direct-communicating therapist, and serves his clients mainly through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gottman Method Relationship Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Christian Ministries, and Philosophy at Anderson University and a dual Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Psychology at Ball State University. Brian believes that each client has tenacity and resiliency within them, and enjoys helping clients use these strengths to solve life problems. Brian loves his family, outdoor adventures, dogs, cooking, and spending too much money on fixing his old house.
Benjamin Langfield, LMHC-A
Benji is a master’s level clinician who works with teens, adults, and couples. He practices Cognitive Behavioral, Existential, and Emotionally Focused Therapies. Benji has worked in residential, hospital, and private practice settings. He enjoys helping people understand relationship processes and working towards meaningful healthy lives. In his personal time, Benji enjoys tabletop games and good storytelling.
Robin Lett, Ph.D., HSPP
Robin is a Licensed Psychologist who has over 30 years of experience providing quality psychotherapeutic services to individuals and couples from various backgrounds. She feels privileged to be invited into her clients’ deeper places and stories and strongly believes in the human potential to find relief from psychological distress, develop healthy relationship patterns, cope with stress, and create a strong and positive sense of self. Robin is a warm and interactive therapist who works to provide a safe and caring environment where clients can be gently challenged to identify strengths and overcome emotional barriers toward the goal of creating positive and lasting change. Her work integrates empowerment, mindfulness, and evidence-based-practices to help individuals and couples work through a variety of mental health concerns, including relationship issues, stressful life situations, trauma, abuse, men’s issues, grief/loss, depression, discrimination and spiritual identity. Robin enjoys working with clients from all backgrounds but has specific interest and expertise in working with trauma survivors, relationship issues, couples, Veterans and military service members.
Daren McDaniel, MSW, LSW
Daren is a licensed master social worker who earned his degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and is in the process of working towards licensure as a clinical social worker. He has worked with individuals in residential, outpatient, hospital, school, and community settings. Daren works with children and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, grief, and trauma. He values the power of the therapeutic relationship and self-determination in creating a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to become the author and narrator of their own story. Daren utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapies, as well as Relational, Person-Centered, and Narrative approaches. Additionally, he is currently obtaining training in EMDR. Daren also enjoys integrating elements of Expressive Therapies into his approach through art and play. In his personal time, Daren enjoys reading, board games, hiking, and spending time with his two dogs and two cats.
Kayla Myers, Clinical Mental Health Intern
Kayla is an intern from Ball State University in the dual Master’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Sport/Exercise Psychology program. She obtained her Bachelor of Science at Temple University in Philadelphia and has experience working with diverse populations. Kayla enjoys working with clients of all backgrounds, but is particularly interested in working with adolescents, adults, couples, families, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. She has clinical experience with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and interpersonal relationship issues. Kayla primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions, and Humanistic therapy. Kayla’s ultimate goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental, and empowering space for all clients. Outside of work, Kayla loves to chase waterfalls as she explores nature and is a major foodie in search of the best restaurants.
Madison Pavone, Clinical Mental Health Intern
Madison is an intern from Ball State University pursing a dual Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor of Science at Baldwin Wallace University where she conducted research on race-related stress, objectification, and coping. Madison has seen clients through the Ball State Counseling Practicum Clinic as well as worked with victims of Domestic Violence in Anderson, Indiana. Her areas of clinical interest include trauma/abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, eating disorders, and issues coping with prejudice. Madison enjoys working with adolescents and adults; she believes a strong, trusting therapeutic relationship is essential to treatment. She tends to take a multicultural and humanistic approach to therapy, but implements different therapeutic techniques including CBT, DBT, EFT, Empowerment, and Gestalt tools. Madison believes that all individuals deserve a safe, affirming, and culturally sensitive environment to grow within.
Cassandra Reidt, LMFT-A
Cassandra is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate with a passion for helping couples, youth, and families create fulfilling relationships and healthy connections within the marital and family system. Cassandra earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a Christian Counseling minor, and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy both from Liberty University. Her clinical areas of focus include interpersonal issues, behavioral issues, and difficulties within the family unit. Cassandra also works with those who struggle with issues related to spirituality, depression, trauma, anxiety, and grief/loss. She has a person-centered approach and is intentional about collaborating with her clients to provide them a supportive therapeutic environment that promotes growth and healing. She has a gentle, yet direct communication style, and mainly utilizes techniques from CBT, Psychodynamic, and EFT. Additionally, Cassandra’s integrative style allows her to use her creativity to design a treatment plan that is specifically suited to the individual, couple, or family that she is working with. Cassandra’s sense of humor and friendly, energetic, and genuine personality often naturally create a comfortable environment for her clients.