Staff Introductions



Dr. Erin Jenkins Baker

Dr. Erin Jenkins Baker is licensed in both Indiana and Kentucky as a Clinical Psychologist. She has over 15 years clinical experience and training working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She specializes in working with adolescents and providing gentle guidance to parents. Her compassionate and firm therapeutic style has supported many individuals and families towards reaching their therapy goals. She also enjoys working with adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, mood concerns, anger, stress, difficult family dynamics, and chronic pain management.

Dr. Jenkins Baker also has significant supervisory experience and enjoys working with early career clinicians and providing clinical supervision. 


Dr. Ryan Baker

Dr. Ryan Baker strives to provide a personalized experience focused on developing a collaborative working relationship while providing exceptional care.  In addition to his doctorate, he earned a master’s degree in general theological studies.  He is bilingual in English and Spanish and will provide you a compassionate approach that is informed by a Christian worldview.

Dr. Baker has experience working with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults.  He provides individual and family therapy services to address a variety of treatment concerns, but perhaps most common have been related to trauma, anxiety, depression, focus and attention issues, mood issues, behavior problems, and relationship concerns (i.e., peer relationships, family relationships, teacher-student relationships, etc.).


Dr. Katie Smeraglia

I enjoy working with children, teens, and adults who feel “stuck,” or are having difficulty managing family and social conflicts. I believe the therapeutic relationship is a powerful agent of change, and aim to provide a warm, safe, and casual space for clients to express themselves. I also encourage creative outlets for processing emotional issues, which might include drawing, painting or any other evidenced based expressive techniques that relieve distress.

For individuals seeking assistance with young children, I am a certified Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) therapist and have a formal PCIT clinic (including training and supervision) with immediate openings. PCIT is an evidence-based therapy for young children (ages 2.5 to 7 years old) who have disruptive and/or oppositional behaviors. As a PCIT therapist, I coach parents to use effective relationship and behavior management skills with their young children to reduce stress, and improve child behaviors.

Dr. Allan Roberts 

Dr. Roberts delivers evidence-based treatments informed by a Christian worldview. He enjoys working with adults with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, body image, relationship difficulties, and personality disorders. Dr. Roberts meets every client where they are, utilizing a variety of different approaches depending on their unique needs. His goal is to provide an affirming and encouraging environment to support you in your journey toward a more meaningful, healthy, and fulfilling life.

Allan is a senior lecturer at Indiana University, Bloomington, has published numerous scientific papers on body image, and is author of the forthcoming book, Personality and Relationships.

Dr. Hope Huling 

Dr. Hope Huling is a psychologist from Southern Indiana. She holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from Spalding University and a bachelor’s degree in special education from Indiana University. Before becoming a psychologist, she worked as a public school teacher and nonprofit director. She has several years of experience working with individuals from the Disability and LGBTQ+ communities and she is passionate about both.

As a Queer-identified therapist, Dr. Huling works with people across the lifespan and she is committed to creating a safe and affirming space for all. Her areas of specialty include providing support through life transitions, relationship challenges, traumatic experiences, and anxiety-related issues. Dr. Huling is also a PCIT certified therapist. Dr. Huling uses a person-centered, collaborative approach that starts with an attitude of openness. This allows her clients to share whatever they are feeling, free of shame or judgment. Her job as a therapist is to support and challenge her clients, while they work to make new understandings of themselves and the world around them.

In her free time, Dr. Huling enjoys being a dog mom, gardening, playing tennis, and traveling with her partner.

Licensed Clinical Social Workers

Kimberly Eldridge

Kimberly desires to journey alongside individuals, children, and families to feel heard, understood, and utilize their strengths to experience empowerment, positive changes, and connection. Kimberly is a Registered Play Therapist, certified in anxiety treatment, Intermediate certified in Theraplay informed practice, and uses a variety of expressive techniques to help all ages find the best fit for each person and family.

Kimberly aims to help everyone be able to process experiences that can be overwhelming at times and provides parent support to find helpful and meaningful ways to approach difficulties and life. Kimberly also assists others in exploring their faith and the manner in which spirituality affects their daily life. By examining all areas of life, Kimberly strives to help others reach growth.

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Aaron Clark

Aaron is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, holding a license in both Indiana and Kentucky. He is graduate of Indiana University Southeast where he attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and the University of Louisville where graduated with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Aaron emphasizes an approach that meets clients where they are, providing a collaborative person-centered approach tailored to meet your specific needs and concerns. He strives to be mindful of the unique backgrounds of the clients he serves while providing a warm, pragmatic, and logical approach to your concerns and presenting problems.

Aaron’s goal in therapy is to improve the overall well-being of his clients in a manner that encompasses the mind, body, and spirit that makes each of us whole. Aaron has experience working with people of all ages but is most experienced in working with adults and adolescents. He specializes in individual therapy but has worked extensively with families as well. Common concerns for clients he sees include depression, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, stress management, and relationship conflict. Aaron believes that by working together with the clients he sees, that we can find common solutions and plans that best meet a client’s needs.

Patty Culwell

Joe Nelson

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Pamela Neumann

Pamela recognizes that every human being is full of unique and wonderful possibilities, endowed with talents, insights and gifts that only they possess. But, sometimes, genetic and/or environmental stressors obscure the wonder of who we were meant to be.  Overcoming our challenges in life can begin when we are able to tell our story — without interruption, without correction, without judgment.  From that place of safety, we can then explore new options for creating the kind of life we would like to have, moving into growth, peace, greater personal power, and joy.

Pamela support adults in overcoming anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, abuse, career confusion, relationship difficulties, marital conflict, abandonment issues, self-esteem issues, OCD, suicidal thoughts, college adjustment, and life transitions. She also enjoys supporting those who work in the creative and performing arts. A Christian worldview influences her approach, and, if you wish, she will walk with you on the journey to understand how faith connects to life’s challenges.

Pamela has been practicing for nearly eight years, working in hospital, college, and career counseling settings.

“I saw the angel in the marble, and carved until I set him free.”  — Michelangelo

Gina Jackson

You have taken the first step in seeking help for yourself, a family member, or a friend! Although first steps are often difficult, they are necessary, and often lead us in a direction we had hoped for, but never thought possible. My passion is to help others see that change is possible, one step at a time. There is a better way, and that way can lead us to a better life. Are you frustrated with yourself, others, or your current circumstances? Has anxiety or depression become a part of life? Have relationships brought disappointment instead of connection and satisfaction? Has parenting been much harder than you ever imagined?

If your answer is yes to any of the questions, there is help available. I enjoy working with children, teenagers, and adults. My approach to counseling is warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to talk about the difficulties you are facing and a safe space for you to process them.

We will work together on the change that you desire and the goals you set. If you can understand your emotions, you can put them into words, eventually coming to see that what you think and feel matters. My hope is that you have gotten a glimpse of what is possible in counseling. I applaud your courage in taking the first step, now take the next step!

Douglas Dixon

Douglas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. He has 14 years experience in the mental health field through his work in the U.S. Navy. He graduated with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regent University in May 2019, with a certificate of graduate studies in Trauma. His experience includes work with adolescents and adults in outpatient and residential facilities. Douglas is a National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Telemental Health Provider, and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR level II).

Douglas specializes in trauma, loss, grief, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, and substance use disorders.

His passion is helping individuals return to a state of tranquility and overcoming their troubles, while taking a holistic approach to assist the individual in their healing process.

Licensed Social Workers

Veronica Hanna

Veronica has over 8 years of experience working in the mental health field and received her master’s degree through Indiana Wesleyan University.  Her experience covers a wide range of populations including children, teenagers and adults in inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment settings.

Veronica provides down-to-earth, trauma-informed, client-centered, affirming therapy services that could include DBT, CBT, or Exposure therapy, depending on your needs and desires. Client- Centered Therapy is powerful because it helps you learn how to better resolve conflicts, reorganize your values and approaches to life, and how to interpret your thoughts and feelings. 

Veronica provides in-person and telehealth therapy options. She has a passion to help those with anxiety, depression, trauma and self-esteem struggles and more. She can’t wait to meet you and be that one person you feel you can trust and be able to talk to, without feeling judged. Self-acceptance and understanding are key areas to help with learning to love ourselves unconditionally, which she believes is one of the most powerful ways to begin to heal. Veronica will strive to empower and help you in your healing process.

Veronica began in this field because she discovered at a young age that she cares deeply for others and has always had a heart to help people in some way through her actions or even just by being present with them. It brings Veronica much joy to be that type of support for others. In addition, Veronica is mindful of her clients’ spiritual belief system and can integrate these factors into the treatment approach, if desired.

Please reach out for Veronica’s specialized therapeutic care, as you may ask specifically for her when you call to make an appointment. She looks forward to your call.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor – Associates

Ashley Elliott

Ashley Elliott is passionate about helping individuals, couples, and families build healthy relationship skills. She has worked with couples since 2009, gaining experience developing and leading relationship and communication workshops; she is certified in eight different Psychoeducational programs aimed toward building relational success.

Ashley also developed a Communication Theory to help individuals understand how their thoughts and behavior can “Switch” and can impact their relationships. Along with her husband, she has presented this content at churches and organizations across the United States. They are content contributors for RightNow Media and YouVersion. Their grief and relationship content has been used by individuals, churches, and support groups to help people thrive in their relationships.

Jane Peterson 

Jane Peterson is a licensed mental health counselor associate in Indiana. Her therapeutic style is rooted in being genuine and open with those she works with in order to build a strong, safe therapeutic relationship. She utilizes an integrative, strengths-based approach to support and guide clients toward meeting their personal and therapeutic goals. Jane works with adolescents and adults who are faced with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.

Jane also has several years of experience working with families in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is currently working toward her certification in PCIT. She strives to meet families where they are at and gives caregivers the tools and support that they need to nurture a warm, safe, and mutually enjoyable relationship with their child. Through working with Jane, caregivers will learn skills which will allow them to confidently manage difficult behaviors while simultaneously improving their child’s self-esteem, social skills, frustration tolerance, attention span, and attachment.

Ellen Quinn

Ellen is a licensed mental health counselor associate who greatly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families. Her journey to becoming a therapist began after working with and caring for children for over ten years and seeing the mental health need within the community. Ellen believes that facilitating positive change starts with a strong therapeutic bond between the counselor and client. Ellen uses a client-centered approach to therapy in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral strategies and play therapy techniques.

Ellen works collaboratively with families by providing extra support when facing life’s challenges and tools to help each child succeed. She works with children and adolescents to identify triggers, thoughts, and emotions that often lead to stress, anxiety, depressive thoughts, and unwanted behaviors. She explores healthy coping strategies with the client and works alongside the client and family to help them reach their full potential. She also values the importance of creating a safe and supportive space that allows clients and families to begin the healing process.  Ellen uses this collaborative approach to help individuals and families feel understood, heard, and facilitate positive change within oneself.