We are looking for passionate professionals who want to make a difference in our community. Here is a list of positions that are currently available:
- Licensed Therapists
- Healthy Families Home Visitor
When you call to make your initial appointment, our counseling receptionist will ask you some questions.
If you do not have coverage, we will explain our sliding-fee scale and what you need to bring to your initial session. You may be eligible for a possible fee reduction. At that time, we will try to assign you to the therapist that appears to be the best fit for you and your needs.
Your first appointment will take approximately an hour and a half. When you arrive, you will be given a packet of intake paperwork to fill out, or you can download it from our website and complete it prior to your first appointment - (Intake packet ADULT , Intake packet CHILD).
Your counselor will then meet with you and gather information about what problem brought you to counseling? This may include asking about your background, family history, and what kind of support system you have, and your goals for treatment. At this time, you and your counselor will discuss how often you will meet, and what treatment is recommended.
We understand that the information you share in counseling is of a personal nature, and that you would want it to remain private. It is important to know that your therapist will maintain your confidentiality. In order to share information regarding your treatment with a specific person or organization written permission must be given and in compliance with HIPAA laws (click here for our Notice of Privacy Practices).
It is important to state that there are also three situations in which we are required by law to disclose information about you:
Sarah Boulac, LMHC , MA~ is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and received her Master of Arts degree from Antioch New England in New Hampshire. She is endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Provider and has experience supporting parents of infants and toddlers. She has significant experience working with children and also provides services to teens and adults facing challenges including anxiety, grief/loss, depression, adjusting to change, stress management as well as parents dealing with postpartum anxiety and depression. Sarah uses a person centered and trauma informed approach, incorporating education, mindfulness, sandtray, play therapy, EMDR and CBT. Sarah is married with three children and enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and being with her family.
Annette Brehm, MSW, LCSW~ is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in the treatment of children and teens, ages 9 and up. Annette is experienced in assisting clients and their families with problems such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Autistic Spectrum disorders (ASD), depression, anxiety, trauma (e.g., sexual abuse, domestic violence), loss (e.g., death of a loved one, moving), and life adjustment problems. Annette utilizes a developmental perspective, age-appropriate cognitive-behavioral (CBT) strategies, parent training, attachment theory, age-appropriate mindfulness training and solution-focused therapy. She also counsels individual adults with a wide range of issues and utilizes treatment strategies informed by family systems, trauma recovery, EMDR, mindfulness, CBT, developmental theories, interpersonal effectiveness and, if requested by the client, spirituality. Annette is married, has 2 children and resides in West Lafayette.
Kayla Carlson, LSW ~ is a Licensed Social Worker who provides therapeutic treatment to individuals 5-years and older. In therapy, Kayla strives to create a space for self-exploration and growth, as individuals explore current struggles and past hurts or traumas. Kayla has worked as a social worker for 7 years and specializes in working with children. She also works with adult clients and has experience working with issues ranging from ADHD, depression, anxiety, anger, adjustment to phase of life circumstances, traumas (abuse/neglect), losses (death of a loved one, separation, etc.), self-esteem issues and stress management. While each case requires individualized treatment, Kayla often utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, play therapy, and parenting education/strategies with a strengths-based perspective. Kayla is married and enjoys taking time for creative activities, walks, reading, and general self-care.
Zac Doscher, LMHC, MA ~ is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He believes that our ways of thinking and perceptions of both situations and their consequences drive our behavioral and emotional functioning. He enjoys working with adolescents and adults to assist with the development of skills and adjusted ways of thinking to alleviate symptoms related to mood dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, depressive and anxious presentations, traumatic experiences, and attention and social concerns; he also has experience with and enjoys working with individuals managing substance use concerns. His primary treatment approaches include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). He has previously worked in substance use residential facilities for adolescent males as well as in a community mental health center.
Dan Lima, PhD, LMHC, LCAC, LSW ~ is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and a Licensed Social Worker. He enjoys counseling children (5-12), teens (13-18) and adults in individual, adolescent groups and family therapy. Issues addressed include ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Adolescent alcohol and drug abuse, Asperger’s/Autistic Spectrum disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma. His treatment approach is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Trauma Focused CBT. Dan has worked in the past in Lafayette for Koala Counselling, Charter Hospital, and Cummins Behavioral Health System, Building Blocks in Education and recently for Community Howard Behavioral Health, were he worked mostly with adolescents from Clinton County Probation.
Jamie Petersen, LSW ~ is a Licensed Social Worker providing treatment to individuals ages 16 and older. She has been in the mental health field for over 10 years, working primarily with adults and older adolescents facing a wide variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, bereavement, life adjustment issues, relationship problems, and chronic mental illness (such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia). Jamie is also trained in addressing LGBTQ and gender issues. Her primary therapeutic approaches include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), solutions-focused strategies, and Cognitive Processing Psychotherapy. Jamie lives in Lafayette and enjoys reading, cooking, going to the gym, and spending time with her loved ones.
Heather Spiering, LMHC ~ is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. She has experience working with children (ages 4 and up), adolescents, and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment issues, substance use problems, ADHD, loss, and parenting. She is interested in helping individuals learn the skills necessary to succeed in various phases of life. Outside of the office, Heather is active with her church and her family.
Sara Tyner, LMFT ~ received her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. Sara enjoys working with teenagers and the unique set of challenges with which they, and their parents, are often confronted. She also has significant experience working with adult individuals. She is trained in treating depression, anxiety, relationship problems, domestic violence, low self-esteem, life transitions, and women’s issues.
Please do not send an email regarding an appointment, appointments are scheduled by phone only.
Willowstone Family Services
615 N. 18th Street, Suite 101
Lafayette, IN 47904
This is no ordinary educational program, as your student will be given evidence-based methods and tools to empower them to make educated decisions about substance and alcohol use, as well as reflect and understand their past choices. Call Sara Tyner at 765-423-5361 to learn more about this program.Register
Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Dates: 12/5/19 - 1/9/2020
(no session 12/26)