At Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services, we are committed to creating a safe environment where we can get to know you and support your personal growth. We know every person is unique, and we promise to accept and respect you while we learn to understand your needs and how we can help.
While there is life, there is hope.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
Dr. Robbi Crain, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Robbi Crain founded Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services in 2013 in an effort to promote access to the highest quality of mental health and psycho-diagnostic services in Indianapolis.
Dr. Crain works extensively with adults coping with depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, personality disorders, dissociative disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Her therapeutic approach integrates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and mindfulness based strategies. Dr. Crain also has expertise in psycho-diagnostic testing with children, adolescents, and adults. Her diagnostic skills include identifying disorders such as learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Dr. Crain also serves as a consultant to several local schools as she assists educators in identifying and serving students in need of additional academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports.
Dr. Crain earned a master’s and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology at the University of Indianapolis. She has worked in private practice for over 10 years.
Dr. Jessica Neukam-Helms, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Jessica Neukam-Helms views therapy as a collaborative, authentic relationship that promotes personal growth, development, and insight — one in which doctor and client come together to discover relief from distress and increase personal growth and happiness. Her psychotherapeutic approach integrates the interpersonal, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and humanistic processes and strategies. Dr. Neukam-Helms strives to provide a safe and open place for all clients, including clients who identify as LGBTQ.
Dr. Neukam-Helms helps clients address identity development, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, and disorders relating to mood, anxiety, and eating. She has focused training and experience in helping clients understand and improve their relationships with food and eating habits, develop healthier ways of coping with emotional eating, improve their body image, and overcome obstacles to successful long-term weight loss. Dr. Neukam-Helms also has expertise and experience in helping college and graduate students find their footing in life as they are developing their adult identity.
Additionally, Dr. Neukam-Helms provides psychological testing of children, adolescents, and adults, including ADHD, learning disabilities, and personality and emotional functioning assessment. She also provides psychological evaluations for clients adopting a child.
Dr. Neukam-Helms earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Dr. Alyssa Hoffman, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Alyssa Hoffman provides therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults. Her therapeutic approach integrates strategies from the cognitive behavioral (CBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT), mindfulness, and humanistic therapies. She also provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adolescents.
Dr. Hoffman works with children and adolescents on concerns related to anxiety, depression, and OCD. She helps young clients navigate their excessive worry, fears, social anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, or physical symptoms of anxiety. She also helps those who experience low mood, loss of motivation, irritability, and feelings of worthlessness. She values the role parents play in therapy, adjusting their level of participation as needed for each child. Dr. Hoffman also helps adults who report test anxiety, social anxiety, general anxiety, and frequent worry as well as those who have lost motivation, feel depressed, and find life hard to enjoy. Therapy with her may involve recognizing values, challenging or distancing from unhelpful thoughts, exposure to anxiety-provoking situations, and practicing mindfulness.
Dr. Hoffman earned master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She has additional training in CBT and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of children and adolescents with OCD.
Dr. Cara Pratt, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Cara Pratt views therapy as a collaborative relationship promoting self-understanding, growth, and, ultimately, happiness. For many of those she works with, this means working towards being kinder towards themselves. Dr. Pratt provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Her therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dynamic, and mindfulness-based strategies, tailored to each client's needs. Dr. Pratt works extensively with those who have concerns related to anxiety, mood disorders, relationship concerns, or recent life stresses that require extra support to navigate.
Dr. Pratt obtained focused training in working with children and adolescents in her doctoral program, and has additional specialized training with this population. When working with children, Dr. Pratt integrates parents into the therapy process to help set goals and ensure that strategies identified and practiced during therapy can be applied usefully at home and at school. With adults, Dr. Pratt works primarily with individuals to help them gain deeper insight in order to more fully enjoy life, their relationships, and themselves. Dr. Pratt frequently conducts psycho-diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Common assessments she conducts include those for ADHD, learning disabilities, memory concerns, emotional functioning, personality testing, or general psycho-educational assessments.
Dr. Pratt earned her master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Erin Hoolihan, MA
Erin believes that therapy is most effective when it is a collaborative partnership between client and therapist, where the client is able to address his or her difficulties within the context of a safe therapeutic relationship. Her psychotherapeutic approach integrates non-directive, client centered, cognitive-behavioral and emotion focused strategies.
Erin has worked with clients in both individual and group therapy contexts to address depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, racial/ethnic identity, family stressors and adjustment. She also has experience conducting comprehensive psycho-diagnostic testing with adolescents struggling with externalizing behaviors, learning difficulties, mood disorders, trauma, challenging behaviors at home and school, substance use, and conduct disorder.
Erin is a third year Doctoral student in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis.