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Our
Counselors

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Lauren Brady, LMHC

 

Lauren believes that healthy change and growth come in the context of relationship. Lauren seeks to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients that fosters empathy, non-judgment, and hope. She utilizes an integrative approach to therapy that includes Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Lauren specializes in couples therapy and individual therapy for adults.

Lauren sees adult individuals and couples. 

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety

  • Couples Therapy using EFT Core Skills

  • Depression

  • Emotion recognition, regulation, and processing

  • Grief

  • Life Transitions and Adjustments

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Relationship Issues

  • Sexual Issues

  • Shame

  • Spiritual/Faith Issues

  • Spiritual Trauma

  • Suicidality

  • Therapy for Men

  • Therapy for Military Personnel and their Families

  • Trauma/PTSD

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Laura Ferguson, LMHC

 

Laura believes that every individual has a narrative of self and longs to find meaning, belonging and connection with others. She purposes to develop strong client relationships and to pursue safety for the client in therapy. She seeks to understand and help the client to clarify his or her values, set healthy boundaries, and to become more balanced in all spheres of life.

Laura sees adult individuals.


Areas of Focus

  • Addiction

  • Anxiety

  • Body image/weight loss and management

  • Co-dependency

  • Depression

  • Grief

  • Life transitions and adjustments

  • Marital and relationship issues

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder

  • Postpartum issue

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Sexual issues

  • Spiritual/faith issues

  • Trauma

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Lance LeBlanc, LMHCA

 

Many of us will find ourselves overwhelmed and stuck at some point in our lives– a place in which our current methods of navigating life don't work, and the uncertainty we face is too much to handle alone. As we consider the way forward, we need space to wrestle and a calm presence to support us. Lance believes safe relationships to be the most powerful tool for change and works very hard to ensure whoever walks through his door feels deeply understood and met exactly where they are. 

 

Lance works with adults and couples, addressing issues like relationship and/or marital conflict, family-of-origin issues, spirituality, identity, abuse and trauma. In all of this, Lance holds a deep conviction of each person’s capacity for flourishing– he believes that your story and pain deserve honor, safety, and care, and hopes you’ll consider taking your next brave step toward healing and growth.

Lance see adult individuals and couples. 

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Areas of Focus

  • Premarital and Marital

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Abuse

  • Trauma

  • Family of Origin Issues

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Margaret Simon

 

Margaret loves to help equip clients with the tools needed to walk through difficult times in life. She wants to hear her clients’ stories and is an empathetic listener. Drawing from her own life experience, she believes that many people are held back from living their healthiest lives by personal and interpersonal issues that can be overcome by dealing with trauma. Margaret is a lifelong Hoosier, but loves to travel with her family.  She is married to her college sweetheart and has two growing boys.

Margaret sees adult individuals and couples. 

Areas of Focus

  • Grief

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Couples Counseling

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Mike Spencer

 

Since the mid-1980s, Mike has combined ministry with counseling for families, couples, and individuals of all ages, using his own life experiences to inform the guidance he provides. For example, having experienced the changes and challenges a marriage endures across decades, he is able to walk couples through the changes needed to remain faithful in a culture that tends to overvalue relational intimacy and undervalue marriage. While he has worked with families, couples, and individuals of all ages, Mike has a particular interest in helping people who have experienced complex developmental trauma, such as adoptive families and those who are currently in foster care. He also enjoys working with men who grapple with addictive thinking and behaviors, anxiety, and depression, as well as younger men who struggle to reconcile their life experiences with their faith. Mike also enjoys counseling church leaders. Mike worked with a group of churches to open a counseling center, helping with communications challenges, depression, anger, anxiety, parenting skills, addiction, and OCD. 

Mike sees adult individuals, couples, teens, and youth.

Areas of Focus

  • Adoption/Attachment

  • Anxiety

  • Church Leadership

  • Communication

  • Complex Developmental Trauma

  • Depression

  • Marriage

  • Parenting

  • Pornography

  • Premarital Counseling

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Jonathan Wallace

 

Jonathan seeks to build a trusting relationship with clients while walking compassionately and empathetically alongside them. He hopes to draw out each client's story and explore how God’s redemptive story can bring healing, restoration, and growth. Jonathan believes that addressing our present thoughts, emotions, and beliefs by looking at our past can change our future stories. He looks forward to walking with clients to help them grow in their understanding of themselves and of God, and to show them how this understanding can lead to a freer and more empowered life. 

Jonathan sees adult individuals and teens. 

Areas of Focus

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relational Issues

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Joelle Waskom, LMHCA

 

Joelle believes that the therapeutic relationship is key to healing as she seeks to create an environment that is safe, open, and welcoming, while showing compassion toward each person's story and experience. She seeks to ensure that trust and safety are established in order for clients to feel like they can be vulnerable. Joelle desires to sit with clients in their hardships as they process through their experiences, so they can walk in the freedom, wholeness, and abundant life that Jesus offers. 

She enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma or abuse, have foster or adoption history, or are battling with daily life struggles.

Areas of Focus

  • Abuse

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Foster Care/Adoption

  • Trauma

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Jeff Nottingham, LMHC

Clinical Director

 

Jeff supervises each of our counselors in their work with clients and oversees the Christian theology and counseling philosophy of New Hope Counseling. 

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