Licensed Clinical Psychologists

Our psychologists are licensed in the state of Indiana to assess, diagnose, and treat a variety of issues.

Dr. Robbi Crain, PsyD HSPP (She/Her/hers)

Dr. Crain is currently accepting patients only with referral from other mental health or medical providers. Referring providers, please contact Dr. Crain directly regarding your referral request. 

Dr. Crain engages in a collaborative consultation approach with medical, mental health, and academic teams to identify appropriate intervention strategies including medication management, psychotherapy intervention, and academic supports. Dr. Robbi Crain specializes in treating adults using a psychotherapeutic approach called eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). She often includes EMDR, mindfulness techniques, and other intervention strategies informed by neuro-behavioral approaches in her work.

Dr. Crain  works extensively with adults recovering from multi-factorial trauma (PTSD), dissociative disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and associated depression and anxiety. Dr. Crain provides diagnostic services and psychological testing/evaluation to both children and adults. 

Dr. Crain has been in clinical practice for over 15 years. She founded Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services in 2013.

  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Doctorate of Psychology from the University of Indianapolis (2007)
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis (2005)
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Missouri State University (2002)
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Dr. Cara Pratt, PsyD HSPP (She/Her/Hers)

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. Her therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral (CBT), dynamic, and mindfulness-based strategies, tailored to each client’s needs. Dr. Pratt’s goal is to help clients gain deeper insight to life, relationships, and themselves.

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.

Dr. Pratt provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. 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 also 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.

  • Doctorate of Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
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Dr. Colter Snethen, PsyD HSPP (He/Him/His)

Dr. Colter Snethen understands that challenges arise, both internal and external, at every stage of life. Therapy can be a place to learn how to face those challenges—our fears, expectations, and pain— with the freedom and hope you gain worth the effort. Dr. Snethen provides a safe and kind environment to examine thoughts, feelings, and behavior. He can help clients to understand and align them to live the life they want to lead. His therapeutic approach is informed by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and relational theory.

Dr. Snethen collaborates with adult clients (18+) experiencing OCD, anxiety, mood disorders, anger, and various other concerns. He will work with you to identify the most effective treatment for your needs. Dr. Snethen particularly enjoys working with young adults in identity development. He has training and experience in providing assessments and evaluation for ADHD, memory concerns, personality assessments, and dementia.

  • Doctorate of Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis

Clinicians

Our clinicians with Masters level counseling degrees or completing their post-doctoral hours.

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Dr. Brent Luebcke, PhD, LMHC (He/Him/His)

To increase well-being and reduce distress, Dr. Brent Luebcke uses a strengths-based approach that focuses on building new skills while using existing strengths and support. He views therapy as a collaborative relationship. Brent strives to create a supportive atmosphere to explore thoughts and feelings and promote new insight and understanding about oneself and others. Therapy often involves safe exploration of new behaviors and strategies to lead towards desired growth. Brent’s approach to therapy integrates theory and techniques from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral (CBT), and interpersonal psychotherapies.

Brent provides individual, couples, and family therapy services to adults and adolescents 14 and older. Brent works with the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, and concerns related to adjustment and life span development with special interest and training in areas of romantic relationships and addiction recovery. Brent also provides psycho-diagnostic assessments for adolescents and adults. He often answers questions related to personality, emotional functioning, mood, cognitive and academic ability, and learning disorders.

  • Doctorate of Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville
  • Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Indiana University
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Purdue University
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Stephanie Bagato, LMFTA (She/Her/Hers)

Stephanie recognizes it is not uncommon to find ourselves at some point feeling “stuck” in our lives- those who may feel scared, paralyzed, sad, confused, angry, and/or fed up. Stephanie helps clients to feel “un-stuck” and go on to live life the way they desire. Stephanie believes clients are the experts of their own lives and invites active collaboration throughout treatment. Her therapeutic approach aids in the process of uncovering her client’s inherent goodness and strengths. In addition, Stephanie collaborates to identify family systems and patterns that may be affecting current relationships. Stephanie believes it is her honor and privilege to walk alongside each of her clients and hear their stories. She works to intentionally provide an open and affirming, culturally competent environment.

Stephanie works with adults and couples. She is especially equipped to address relationship concerns, low self-esteem, low self-worth, spirituality concerns, anxiety, depression, and communication problems. She also provides pre-marital counseling.

  • Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from California State University
  • Level 1 trained in Gottman and Restoration Therapy Techniques
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Elise Birch, LMHCA, ATR-P (She/Her/Hers & They/Their/Theirs)

Elise provides a joint, transparent relationship that encourages insight and a empowered approach to everyday life. Elise often helps with reframing negative thoughts, managing emotions, and processing past experiences.  Her therapeutic approach integrates cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), art therapy, existential, narrative, and Gestalt therapies.  At its core, Elise’s goal is to empower clients to be able to resolve any struggle holding them back from living fully.

For those who are interested, she has specialized training in art therapy, which can help encourage creativity, self-exploration and unconscious expression. Elise has seen that art therapy can be useful, regardless of one’s artistic abilities, and it can be particularly helpful for those who struggle to find the words or feel stuck in their thoughts and emotions.

Elise works with adults and high-school aged adolescents who present with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship struggles, identity struggles, and general hopelessness. Elise is identity affirming and works extensively with LGBTQIA+ clients. She has specialized training in creative therapies, trauma-informed care, harm reduction models, and am educated on social justice issues and cultural differences.

  • Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Art Therapy from IUPUI
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychological and Behavioral Sciences from Purdue University
  • Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) from the Art Therapy Credentials Board

Clinicians in Training

Our clinicians completing their clinical practicum hours for their Doctorate of Psychology Degree.

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Jessica Vanderah, MA, Clinician in Training (She/Her/Hers)

Jessica believes in the profound benefits of therapy, and also recognizes how difficult it can be to begin the process of gaining insight and making changes in our lives. With this in mind, she uses her experience and training to tailor therapy and interventions for each person she works with so that those she works with can also learn what works best for them.

Jessica enjoys working with people of all ages, including children and families. Jessica also conducts psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Cara Pratt.

  • Currently pursuing Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis.
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology from University of Illinois
Ryan Peleaux

Ryan Peleaux, MS, Clinician in Training (He/Him/His)

Ryan recognizes the therapeutic process as a valuable opportunity for you to enhance self-understanding, to foster your ability to function efficiently and cope effectively with the difficulties of daily life, and to utilize new strategies in connecting with yourself and those around you. Within the therapeutic environment, Ryan facilitates this process by operating from a solution-focused perspective, helping you explicitly identify and use resources that have always been present in new ways. Ryan utilizes techniques drawn from multiple schools of psychotherapy, including solution-focused brief therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and narrative therapy.

Ryan also conducts psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Cara Pratt.

  • Currently pursuing Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis with a focus on adult psychopathology.
  • Master of Science degree in Family, Couple, and Individual Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Bachelors Degree in Experimental Psychology from The University of South Carolina
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Erinn Hanner, MA, Clinician in Training (She/Her/Hers)

Erinn believes in inclusive acceptance for all clients in order to facilitate growth, adaptability, and effective treatment. Erinn provides authentic, compassionate, and culturally competent care during the therapeutic process through a developmental unique and individualized approach to treatment. Erinn uses a eclectic mix of modalities including client-centered, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), expressive therapy, and play therapy.

Erinn works with people of all ages with an emphasis on children and adolescents. Erinn is welcoming to all individuals including those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Erinn works with those who struggle with interpersonal relationship issues, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Erinn also conducts psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Cara Pratt.

  • Currently pursuing Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Visual Arts from the University of Pittsburgh
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Elaine Parsons, MA, Clinician in Training (She/Her/Hers)

Elaine believes in therapy being a safe, validating, and collaborative process. Elaine values forming meaningful connections with others and diving alongside clients into the complexities of the human experience. Elaine utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), client-centered, interpersonal processing, and a strengths based mindset in her therapy. Elaine will help clients enhance their self-worth and well-being, explore and build awareness of one’s inner experiences, manage emotions, process stress, and difficult life experiences. Elaine is open and affirming to people in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Elaine works with adolescents and adults who present to treatment with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, gender and identity, family relationships, trauma, life stress, and has experience in working with sexual assault survivors.

Elaine also conducts psychological assessments to children, adolescents, and adults under the supervision of Dr. Cara Pratt.

  • Currently pursuing Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Indianapolis
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio

Paul Obbagy, MA, Clinician in Training (He/Him/His)

Paul sees therapy as a way to address any barriers that prevent people from living the lives they want to lead. His therapeutic style is strengths-based and solution-focused. His approach to therapy is primarily informed by health psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Paul enjoys working with adults and older adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, health-related distress, and trauma. Paul also completes psychological assessments under the supervision of our doctoral clinicians. 

Paul earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton. He then completed two years of service through an Americorps program working with refugees in Chicago before pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Paul holds his MA through his PsyD program and recently completed his internship at Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

  • Currently pursuing Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology at Adler University
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Dayton
  • Two year service with AmeriCorps working with refugees

Office Staff

Our office staff is the backbone of our practice and handle the day to day management of your care.

Nicki McCloud, Practice Manager (She/Her/Hers)

Nicki McCloud joined Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services in 2019 and quickly developed expertise in mental health care billing and practice management. Nicki now serves as the Office Manager and strives to ensure a positive patient experience for all who receive services at Beech Tree. Nicki has worked in various administrative positions within the healthcare industry for over a decade. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Indianapolis.
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