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 specializes in treating childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. Her therapeutic approach primarily integrates strategies from cognitive behavioral (CBT) and acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapies. She frequently utilizes exposure and response prevention (ERP) or exposure/systematic desensitization strategies for clients with OCD, phobias, and related types of anxiety. She also provides comprehensive psychological evaluations for children and adolescents.
Dr. Hoffman helps children navigate their excessive worry, fears, social anxiety, obsessions, compulsions, or physical symptoms of anxiety. Many of the children she sees display avoidance of specific experiences, places, interactions, or objects. They often seek frequent reassurance from parents or others and they may struggle with uncertainty and doubt. Some experience difficulty with perfectionism, patterns, and rituals. Others report upsetting intrusive thoughts. Children she works with may complain about not feeling well and being unable to control their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In order to help children fight back against anxiety or OCD, Dr. Hoffman includes parents in the therapy process. Parent participation varies depending on age, developmental level, presenting concern, and need.
Dr. Hoffman earned master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis. She has additional training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD including completing a course in treatment for Pediatric OCD through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute. She is currently a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF).
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.
Dr. Sarah Brown, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Sarah Brown provides individual and family therapy services to children and adolescents. She has experience with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, autism spectrum disorder, behavior problems, ADHD, and parenting issues. She has special interest in and experience working with young children and their families. Dr. Brown’s therapeutic approach integrates cognitive-behavioral and play therapy strategies. She recognizes the importance of the caregiver-child relationship and encourages parent participation in therapy based on the age and needs of the child.
Additionally, Dr. Brown provides psychological evaluation services to children from birth to 12 years old to assess for possible autism spectrum disorder, developmental delay, ADHD, anxiety, trauma/stress, and mood disorders.
Dr. Brown earned a doctoral degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in child and adolescent psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Stephanie Bagato, MAMFT Resident
Stephanie recognizes it is not uncommon to find ourselves at some point feeling “stuck” in our lives. This often leaves us scared, paralyzed, sad, confused, angry, and/or fed up. Stephanie helps clients to feel “un-stuck” and go on to live the lives they were meant to. She 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, she collaborates to identify family systems and patterns that may be affecting current relationships. 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 seeking help for a multitude of reasons. She is especially equipped to address couple concerns, low self-esteem, low self-worth, spirituality concerns, anxiety, depression, and communication problems. She also provides pre-marital counseling.
Stephanie earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from California State University, San Bernardino. She holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. Stephanie is level 1 trained in Gottman and Restoration Therapy techniques, for couples counseling.
*Accepting patients starting July 15*
Elise Birch, LMHCA, ATR-P
As an art therapist, Elise recognizes and appreciates that not all human experiences can be expressed verbally. Art therapy engages the mind, body, and spirit in holistic ways that are distinct from verbal communication on its own. Elise provides a safe and non-judgmental space that encourages creativity, self-exploration, and deeper insight for her clients. Art therapy is for every client, of any age, gender, artistic level, and presenting issue. Elise works with adults and adolescents age 16 and older.
Elise views therapy as a collaborative, transparent relationship that encourages self-awareness and a mindful approach to everyday experiences. While each client presents with unique struggles, Elise often helps with reframing negative thoughts, encouraging healthy boundaries, and identifying and managing emotions. Elise works primarily with those who struggle with addiction, trauma, domestic violence, sexual and gender identity, anxiety, depression, and difficulty expressing their thoughts and feeling verbally. Her therapeutic approach is informed by theory from cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), existential, narrative, and Gestalt therapies.
Elise earned her undergraduate degree in psychological and behavioral sciences from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. She holds a Master of Arts degree in counseling art therapy from IUPUI in Indianapolis. Elise is a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMCHA) in the state of Indiana. She holds the credential of Provisional Registered Art Therapist (ATR-P) from the Art Therapy Credentials Board.
*Accepting patients starting July 15*
Brent Luebcke, M.S.Ed.
Brent provides individual, couples, and family therapy services to adults and adolescents 14 and older. To increase well-being and reduce distress, he 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 has previous training and employment experience in private practice, college/university counseling centers, community mental health centers, and a substance abuse recovery clinic. He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, trauma, and concerns related to adjustment and life span development. He also has 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.
Brent earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University prior to earning his master’s degree in mental health counseling at Indiana University-Bloomington. He is completing his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville in August 2020.
*Accepting patients starting August 3rd*
Katharine Waldron, MA
Katharine aims to create a collaborative, empowering, and empathic therapeutic space. She believes that developing genuine and trusting relationships with each unique client sets the foundation for such an atmosphere. Her psychotherapeutic approach integrates the interpersonal, family systems, emotion-focused and humanistic processes.
Katharine has worked with a variety of presenting concerns in both individual and group therapy contexts. More specifically, she has experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family stress, grief and loss, and adjustment difficulties. Additionally, Katharine has extensive clinical research experience examining the recovery process for those struggling with addiction, which she has applied to her work with clients diagnosed with substance use disorders.
Katharine 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.