Kristen Dale Boice, M.A., LMFT, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained, Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, RYT-200, Close the Chapter Podcast Host
Kristen brings a warm, compassionate and caring energy to her clients. She specializes in improving self-worth, helping couples and families resolve conflicts and develop powerful communication skills, effective parenting strategies, making life transitions, grief and loss, reducing anxiety and working through trauma. Most importantly, she instills hope, helps you create possibilities and develop a sense of inner peace.
Her counseling philosophy is to listen without judgment and try to understand who you are, walk along side you with compassion, and provide guidance and authentic feedback by coaching you through the process to create solutions. She works to strengthen and improve relationships. She believes everyone wants to feel loved, worthy, connected, important and valued and that is where you find healing and freedom.
Kristen earned a Master’s of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, graduating with honors from Indiana Wesleyan and received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Butler University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), a member of the American Association of Family and Marriage Therapy (AAMFT), American Counseling Association (ACA) and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and a trained EMDR clinician. She is also a certified Daring Way™ Facilitator (CDWF).
Prior to entering the counseling field, Kristen was an executive at a Fortune 500 company. She is passionate about helping her clients reach their goals and presenting workshops on a variety of topics. Kristen loves owning Pathways to Healing Counseling and mentoring other counselors and watching them grow.
Rachel L. Hall, MS., LMHC, EMDR and Brain Spotting Trained
Rachel Hall is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who provides counseling to adults and families. She knows that it can be difficult to take the first steps to seek help and her desire is to walk beside each person as they make their journey into understanding and freedom. She believes each person has a unique story and knows that understanding that story is critical to the therapeutic process. Seeing each client as an individual allows them to develop a plan that utilizes their strengths and talents to make progress toward their treatment goals. Rachel works diligently to provide a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can experience personal growth and wellness. She believes that, given the right guidance and support and with some hard work, each person can achieve their God-given potential in life.
Rachel utilizes numerous counseling techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy and dialectical behavior strategies to help those who are struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and shame as well as other challenges. She is especially passionate about helping those who have been affected by trauma overcome their traumatic experiences. By utilizing EMDR and Brainspotting therapies, Rachel believes victims can become victors, no longer controlled by the memories and beliefs that have haunted them for years.
Rachel has developed strong relationships within the Public Safety community and works with multiple law enforcement agencies across the state. She is experienced in leading first responders, military veterans, and those who have experienced complex, chronic trauma through their therapeutic process. Her direct and nurturing approach is effective at cultivating a sense of understanding and trust.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Hanover College, her Masters degree in school counseling from Butler University, and her Post-Masters certification in community mental health from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been practicing since 2005. Rachel is available for organizational trainings and consultation as well as speaking engagements.
Matthew Stach, M.S., LMHCA, NCC, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Matt is motivated by a genuine curiosity to understand each person's unique perspective. He believes successful therapy begins with providing individuals a space to be authentic and vulnerable. He views counseling as a conversation about your story, a process to empower you to make meaning of your experiences. Matt believes all clients have the capacity for self-discovery and problem solving. Therefore, he works collaboratively with preteens, adolescents, adults and couples to improve emotional regulation, develop self-acceptance and cultivate fulfilling relationships. He also supports individuals seeking to find freedom from addictions.
Matt is a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA), national certified counselor (NCC) and licensed school counselor. He holds professional membership with the American Counseling Association (ACA). He earned his master's degree in school counseling and mental health counseling from Butler University. Prior to licensure, Matt has been a stay-at-home dad, and has worked in support of student development in K-12 public education, higher education, adult education and intercollegiate athletics.
Mary Maas, M.A., LMFTA, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Mary is a warm, authentic therapist who finds great joy in helping others face life's challenges. Mary works to provide her clients a safe place where they experience acceptance and understanding as they work toward healing and freedom. She will assist you in exploring the deeper issues, usually related to past relational hurts or traumatic experiences, that have led to current symptoms and emotions. Mary's desire is to rekindle hope as she is able to see your potential in who you were created to be and in God's ability to redeem even the most difficult of circumstances.
Her approach is client-centered, as she meets you where you are, developing individualized treatment plans that grow from a client-therapist partnership. Mary is most passionate about working with couples and adult individuals. With couples, she strives to create mutual understanding in order to overcome relationship distress, trust issues, and communication difficulties. With adults, she specializes in working with those who are struggling with anxiety, family of origin issues, and poor self-image.
Mary earned a Master's of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, graduating with honors from Indiana Wesleyan University, and received her Bachelor's of Science degree from University of Illinois. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). She and her husband have been married for over 25 years and have 5 adult and teen-aged children.
Roxie Stone, MS, LCSW, ACSW, LCAC, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Roxie is a compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who thoroughly enjoys helping others to speak their truths, grow and learn. She will walk with you from the beginning where you may have feelings of being overwhelmed and unable to cope through the transformation of becoming your best you. Along the way she will help you gain insight into your issues, explore your responses to your problems, identify and claim your strengths, and learn or review skills to help you cope with life’s challenges.
She sees adults and older adolescents in therapy to address issues that include, but aren’t limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, stress management, interpersonal boundary problems, communication difficulties, grief, and caretaking. People are unique and have differing goals; therefore, she believes that a “one size fits all” approach doesn’t work in therapy. She has experience and training in treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing.
She has over 30+ years of successful counseling experience in various practice settings at all levels of care. In the past she taught at Indiana University in Kokomo and currently is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate Licensed Mental Health Program at Butler University in Indianapolis. She received an MSW from Indiana University and a BA from DePauw University. She also has 10 years of management experience at a Fortune 500 company. Roxie is available for speaking engagements.
Missy Snyder, MSW, LCSW, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Missy is an authentic therapist who approaches all individuals with kindness, sensitivity, respect and without judgment. She knows that taking the first step of seeking help can be scary and understands the privilege it is to walk alongside people as they make their journey to personal freedom. Missy is passionate about providing genuine support and encouragement to individuals as they work through issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and trauma. Her desire is that individuals leave every therapy session with a renewed sense of hope.
Missy's compassionate presence cultivates a safe space where people feel seen, heard, and valued as they share their personal stories. She uses an integrated therapeutic approach and enjoys working with teens, young adults and adults. Missy encourages individuals to discover their unique strengths and God-given purpose.
Missy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned her Bachelor's Degree at Indiana Wesleyan University and her Masters of Social Work at Indiana University. She has been practicing in community mental health for over 20 years and is a Mental Health First Aid trainer. She is completing her EMDR training and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and numerous other therapeutic techniques. In addition, Missy is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana.
Renee Day, MSW, LCSW, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Renee understands the courage it takes to come in for therapy and trust a (qualified) stranger with your struggles. She believes that sometimes getting started, believing in the possibility that things can improve, or having the strength to walk in the door can be some of the greatest obstacles to change. So in turn, she holds great respect from the start for those she meets. She brings a warm presence and non-judgmental spirit to the therapy process, and deeply believes in your journey to healing.
Renee has experience addressing a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, stress management, trauma, life adjustments and transitions, navigating relationships, loss, infertility, and exploring the mind/body connection in health or chronic health issues. Renee understands that while specialized training is important, so is your ability to feel comfortable and connected to your therapist. Renee is passionate about meeting you where you are, letting your goal drive the therapy discussion, and maintaining open dialogue throughout the process about what is helpful and what is not. Renee believes in finding space for hope, meaning, faith, and a sense of humor in the healing journey.
Renee takes a person-centered approach while also utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and other evidence-based techniques. Renee is trained in EMDR and a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Renee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has worked in the mental health field for the past 10 years. Renee earned ACORN Criteria for Effectiveness (ACE) certification, meaning her clinical outcomes have met or exceeded the benchmarks for effectiveness. Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Purdue University, and a Masters of Social Work degree from Indiana University.
Renee is married to the world's biggest Purdue athletics fan, mother to one very active little guy, and caregiver of too many cats. Renee enjoys drinking Starbucks coffee in her spare time.
Jason M. Tarnow M.A., LMHC, NCC, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Jason believes in equipping people to discover a life filled with healing, hope, and peace. He specializes in the treatment of anxiety-related disorders, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, addictions, and depression. He enjoys helping individuals, couples, and families.
Jason understands the power of learning about your current emotions, behaviors, thoughts, and coping strategies and hopes to empower you to learn how to live the life you desire. He knows that your current experiences are often simply the outward expression of deeper pain you may have carried for years. Jason likes to help uncover the root causes of that pain in order to create healing that is lasting. He fosters a collaborative relationship with his clients and provides support allowing them to reach new levels of transformation. Jason hopes the outcome of therapy for you is that you will discover your innate, extraordinary value.
Jason is an EMDR therapist and integrates a variety of other therapeutic interventions as well including Internal Family Systems, Somatic, and Gestalt techniques. He is also trained in Cognitive-Behavioral and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy. Jason earned a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and Masters of Art in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Jason is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and his kids.
Liz Howerth, M.A., LMHC, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained (Broad Ripple Office)
Liz has a genuine heart for people. Her passion is providing a safe, diverse, and inclusive space for everyone at the table, allowing each client to come as they are in order to truly find freedom and healing in their lives.
She offers guidance, tools, and strategies for rewriting life narratives, collaborating with clients to reach their goals on the journey to self-discovery. Using strengths-based and person-centered techniques, Liz specializes in helping clients work through trauma, shame, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, life transitions, and relational difficulties. She has experience working with clients as young as seven years old through adults and also understands the unique demands and challenges of athletes.
Liz earned both her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and has received specific training with Attachment Theory and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Her counseling background includes private practice, as well as university and school-based settings. She is an Adjunct Professor at Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to entering the counseling field, Liz was a collegiate athlete and taught abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. She enjoys CrossFit, experiencing other cultures, laughing with friends, and spending as much time outside as possible.
Taylor Ellis, MSW, LSW, EMDR and Brainspotting Trained
Taylor is a warm, compassionate counselor who cultivates a safe environment where teens and young adults can feel known and heard. She seeks to demonstrate grace and patience to clients, knowing that it takes tremendous courage to begin counseling and talk about difficulties you’re experiencing. Taylor is passionate about partnering with her clients to discover the root beliefs and experiences that are connected to current challenges. She recognizes that often times trauma happens within the context of relationships; therefore a large part of growth and healing take place in safe relationships. Above all, Taylor believes in God’s ability to bring redemption, restoration, and hope within people’s unique stories
Taylor’s approach is client-centered and strengths-based. She sees each client as an individual, created with unique strengths and gifts that can be utilized in the therapeutic process and built upon moving forward. Taylor cares deeply about helping teens with anxiety, depression, relational difficulties, and trauma. She seeks to help them grow in knowing their inherent worth and value, connect to their emotions, practice vulnerability, and build healthy relationships.
Taylor is a Licensed Social Worker who earned her Masters in Social Work from IUPUI, with a concentration in children, youth, and families. She is completing her EMDR training. Taylor has previously worked as a victim advocate for three years, serving teenage girls who have been trafficked or sexually exploited. In this role, she specialized in providing psychoeducation to teens on values, boundaries, communication, sexual exploitation, healthy dating and friendships, and social media safety. In her free time, Taylor enjoys reading, working out, and spending time with her friends and church community.
Kara Clayton, LCSW, EMDR-Trained, Brainspotting
Kara Clayton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 13 years' experience in the mental health field. Kara recognizes the courage and strength of each client who seeks counseling. Operating from a client-centered approach and unconditional positive regard for all, she considers it an honor to co-create a therapeutic environment of trust and safety.
Clients describe Kara's therapy style as calm, understanding, non-judgmental, and insightful, and through meeting with her, they feel heard and accepted. The focus and pace of therapy is flexible and based on individual needs and goals. Kara hopes to empower clients to grow and make the changes they desire for their lives.
Kara works with children and adolescents, adults and families, who represent diverse abilities and backgrounds. She works with clients working through depression, anxiety and panic, trauma, grief and loss, addictions, ADHD, relationship and boundary issues, questioning identity and purpose, and life transitions. Kara uses mindfulness and self-compassion to transform barriers such as emotional overwhelm, guilt and shame. Examining self-care routines also serves to create a foundation of wellness. In these ways, clients can simultaneously address both their long-term, big-picture goals along with developing a toolbox of day-to-day strategies for coping with stress and building resilience.
Kara graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor's degree in sociology, and gained a master's degree in social work from Indiana University. She has completed the following trainings: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Brainspotting and a strengths-based approach.
Chelsea McCloskey, M.A., LMFTA, Brainspotting-Trained
Chelsea has a genuine love and care for others. She specializes in working with teens, couples, and families. Chelsea also has experience working with veterans and their families. Chelsea has a passion for working with those who have experienced grief, trauma, relational distress, intimacy challenges, and families who have a loved one with a disability.
She builds a positive therapeutic relationship by showing empathy, warmth and authenticity. Chelsea fosters an atmosphere of caring, respect, trust and safety. She utilizes a collaborative approach with the client during sessions, encouraging and supporting clients on their journey towards healing and discovery.
Chelsea graduated from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in special education with a focus on intense interventions (K-12) and mild interventions (K-6) before working as a middle school teacher for five years with students who had multiple disabilities. Chelsea received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is Brainspotting Trained.
Kristen Dresbach, LMSW, EMDR-Trained
Kristen is excited for anyone starting therapy and honored to walk alongside you in this process. She understands you are about to start something important in your life. It takes courage to begin the healing journey. Kristen strives to create a safe place for people to feel heard, seen and understood. Her hope is you can come as you are and feel empowered to face whatever may feel daunting or scary.
Kristen is passionate about seeing individuals come to know their worth and value. For anyone who's been through trauma, connecting what you know in your head and in your heart can be a major hurdle. She helps others learn how to engage with their emotions and provides a warm, supportive space to face memories, relationships and emotions that feel too big or scary. She finds EMDR is especially helpful in processing and moving through life's challenges. Kristen enjoys working with teens, young adults and adult individuals.
Kristen graduated from Taylor University with a bachelors in social work before graduating from Indiana Wesleyan with honors earning her masters in social work. She is trained in EMDR and has experience working with kindergarten through college, individuals, and families. Prior to working at Pathways, she worked with college students and in community mental health.
Kristen is married to a high school teacher, and they have one daughter. She loves spending time in the sun with her friends and family. You can often find her outside on a walk or run.
Taylor Nielsen, Administrative Assistant
Taylor is motivated by the empowering stories of those around her. She continues to grow from her own mental wellness journey. Taylor truly understands the courage and strength it takes to make the first phone call seeking support. She is passionate about helping others and strives to see them through a lens of compassion and understanding. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in clinical mental health counseling. She wants to help others transform their pain into purpose. She is happy to assist you with any questions you may have when calling Pathways or becoming a new client.