At Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services, we are dedicated to providing respectful, thoughtful, and effective care.
While there is life, there is hope.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero
Licensed Clinical Psychologists
Our psychologists are licensed in the state of Indiana
Dr. Robbi Crain, PsyD HSPP
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. 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 also provides diagnostic services and psychological testing/evaluation to both children and adults.
Her clinical expertise has evolved over the years from working with children and survivors of intimate partner violence to now working exclusively with adults recovering from multi-factorial trauma (PTSD), dissociative disorders, personality disorders, bipolar disorders, and associated depression and anxiety.
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. Likewise, clinical supervision is an area of expertise as Dr. Crain works closely with other mental health professionals at all levels of career development.
Dr. Crain has been in clinical practice for over 15 years. She founded Beech Tree Consulting and Psychological Services in 2013, with a commitment to providing access to the highest quality mental health care services in the area. Dr. Crain is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Member of EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), and the American Psychological Association (APA). She earned a Doctorate of Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2007, Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2005, and Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Missouri State University in 2002.
Dr. Cara Pratt, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Cara Pratt (she/her) 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. Colter Snethen, PsyD HSPP
Dr. Colter Snethen understands that challenges arise, both internal and external, at every stage of life. Therapy can be a difficult place to learn how to face those challenges—our fears, expectations, and pain—though when you do, the freedom and hope you can feel will be worth the effort. Dr. Snethen provides a safe and kind environment to examine thoughts, feelings, and behavior. He can help you to understand them, and align them to your values to live the life you 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 clients 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 provides care to adults of all ages, and enjoys particularly working with young adults in identity development. He has training and experience in providing assessments and evaluation for ADHD, memory concerns, and dementia. He is also equipped to provide personality testing.
Dr. Snethen earned a master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis.
Our clinicians completing their post-doctoral hours, residency or pre-license hours, and clinical practicum hours. Read on for details.
Dr. Brent Luebcke, PhD
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 doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville. He also earned his undergraduate degree at Purdue University and his master’s degree in mental health counseling at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Stephanie Bagato, LMFTA
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.
Elise Birch, LMHCA, ATR-P
Elise views therapy as a collaborative, transparent relationship that encourages insight and a mindful approach to everyday life. Elise works primarily with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, trauma, relationship struggles- including domestic violence, and is affirming to LGBTQ+ clients. Elise often helps with reframing negative thoughts, managing emotions, and processing experiences. She is eager to work with each unique struggle of the client. Her therapeutic approach integrates cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT), art therapy, existential, narrative, and Gestalt therapies. Elise works with adults and adolescents age 16 and older.
Elise recognizes and appreciates that not all human experiences can be easily expressed verbally. For those who are interested, she has specialized training in art therapy, which can help encourage creativity, self-exploration and expression. Elise has seen that art therapy can be useful for a wide range of presenting concerns, 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 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. Elise has additional training and experience with trauma informed practices and addiction harm reduction models.
Ryan Peleaux, MS, Graduate Practicum Student
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 earned his undergraduate degree in experimental psychology from The University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. He holds a Master of Science degree in Family, Couple, and Individual Psychotherapy from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX. He currently attends the University of Indianapolis, where he is pursuing his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a focus on adult psychopathology.
Jessica Vanderah, MA, Graduate Practicum Student
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. She also conducts psychological assessment to help clarify diagnoses and to provide recommendations for treatment.
Jessica earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Indianapolis, where she is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.