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. She also works with adults who experience similar types of concerns. 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 and values the role only they can play. Parent participation varies depending on age, developmental level, presenting concern, and need.
Dr. Hoffman also helps adults who report test anxiety, social anxiety, frequent worry, obsessions, and compulsions. Her clients may also report symptoms of depression, often related to their experience of anxiety. Therapy with Dr. Hoffman will often involve recognizing values, challenging or distancing from unhelpful thoughts, exposure to anxiety-provoking situations, and practicing mindfulness. She also utilizes ERP with adult clients struggling with OCD.
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.
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.