COUNSELORS    
   
Boyce Ruegsegger
M.A., LMHC, LCAC
   
INDIANAPOLIS
Boyce Ruegsegger holds a professional counselor degree from Colorado Christian University and is a licensed mental health counselor.  Boyce’s primary specialties are men’s issues and marriage counseling.  In regards to men’s issues, his focus is helping men overcome sex addiction through personal growth.  In regards to marriage counseling his specific interest is helping couples who have experienced unfaithfulness in their relationship restore and improve their marriages.
     
Barbara A. Riggs
Ph.D., LMFT, LCSW
   INDIANAPOLIS
Dr. Riggs is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in couple and family issues, trauma recovery, anxiety and depression. She is the founder of Eagle Creek Counseling and served as the Director from 1992-2004. She is currently an Associate Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University where she oversees the Graduate Counseling Program in Indianapolis and teaches Marriage and Family courses. She is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and an active member of IAMFT. She recently co-authored a textbook, Marriage and Family: A Christian Perspective. Dr. Riggs does frequent mission work in the Philippines and attends Plainfield Christian Church.
     
Beth Stiers
M.S., LMHC

   INDIANAPOLIS
Beth is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and specializes in child, adolescent and adult therapy. She works with clients experiencing grief/loss, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, depression, abuse, marital issues, school issues, and spiritual issues. She is also trained in Level II EMDR, a therapy used for dealing with trauma and abuse. Additionally Beth serves as a Disaster Mental Health Red Cross Supervisor and conducts regular grief seminars.
   
Laura Hickman
M.A., LMHC
   INDIANAPOLIS
  Laura is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who received her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College.  Laura specializes in working with children, adolescents and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, grief/loss, and school or behavior problems. Laura also enjoys helping parents “fine-tune” their parenting skills and thus better help their children.
     
Deron Brown
M.S., LMHC, School Psychologist
    INDIANAPOLIS
   & GREENFIELD

Deron is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and School Psychologist who has earned degrees from Indiana University and Butler University respectively. He specializes in children, adolescent and adult therapy. Areas of interest include working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, anger management, ADHD, grief and loss, and issues related to relationships, school, spirituality and sports performance. Along with individual and marriage counseling, Deron conducts intelligence, academic and emotional/behavioral assessments on students of all school ages. On a personal note, Deron is married with four school-aged children and is a member, Sunday school teacher and youth group leader of a small country Baptist church. Additionally he enjoys coaching and watching his children compete in gymnastics, baseball, basketball, swimming and tennis.
     
Trisha Knight
M.S., LMHC, LCAC
   INDIANAPOLIS
   & GREENFIELD
 

Trisha is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor who received a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Trisha specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families dealing with behavioral issues, depression, anxiety, and anger management issues.  Additionally, she has extensive experience in crisis de-escalation. Trisha enjoys helping women with women’s issues and couples to develop strong relationships.

     
Michelle Itczak MA, ATR-BC, LMHC
   INDIANAPOLIS
 

Michelle is a Board-Certified, Registered Art Therapist and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Michelle’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. She obtained her Masters of Art in Art Therapy Counseling Degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Edwardsville, IL. Michelle has been a member of the American Art Therapy Association for the past 10 years. In additon to her work at Eagle Creek Counseling, she currently serves as the President of the Indiana Art Therapy Association. Michelle specializes in art therapy with children and adolescents with anxiety, grief and loss, medical issues, trauma and abuse. Other areas of interest include family therapy, women’s issues, and adolescent concerns. Michelle is also an adjunct faculty member in the Masters of Art Therapy programs at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI.

     
Shawna Young
M.A., LMFT
   INDIANAPOLIS
 

The decision to seek help is one of the most challenging decisions we make.  My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment in which families, couples and individuals begin the healing process, and start living more fulfilling lives. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have worked with a variety of clients: I have experience helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, divorce, marital problems, grief, loss and trauma.

I am in the process of obtaining certification in play therapy which is a form of therapy that empowers children to express their thoughts and feelings, even when they cannot do so in words. Therapeutic play can help children work through some of their most difficult worries and concerns.

I also have experience helping couples recognize their cycle of conflict and utilizing tools to reconnect and restore intimacy in their marriage.  With over four years of experience working with individuals in crisis, I enjoy facilitating therapy with those who have a history of sexual trauma and emotional abuse.  I encourage you to take that first step to commit to positive change, and I look forward to helping you.

     
Kelli Payne
   INDIANAPOLIS
   & GREENFIELD
  Kelli currently holds an Associate’s License in Marriage and Family Therapy, and works in both our Indianapolis and Greenfield offices.  She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, and other developmental needs.   She has experience helping individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, grief, and trauma.  Kelli recently graduated with her Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and is accumulating hours to receive her full professional license.  Before earning her graduate degree, Kelli was a licensed teacher for five and a half years to 5th-7th graders in regular education classrooms, as well as in functional academic classrooms at the elementary and intermediate level.
     
PSYCHIATRIC
NURSE
PRACTITIONER
   
   
Sheryl Terzini
APRN, BC
   INDIANAPOLIS
  Sheryl Terzini has been a board certified clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric nursing for 25 years and has practiced in the field of psychiatry for 32 years.  Sheryl’s primary interests include treatment of anxiety and depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, ADHD, and obsessive compulsive disorder. She works with clients of all age groups beginning with school age.  Sheryl utilizes a holistic approach which incorporates physical health and communication with primary care physicians as part of treatment.
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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