Helping People Discover the Best Version of Themselves
Babe Black, LCSW
Director, Therapist, Habilitator, FST
Babe is a Licensed Clinical Social worker and founded Collaborative Change in 2014 and provides supervision and support to the therapeutic and Child Mental Health Wraparound team. She has over a decade of experience working with children and teenagers with emotional and/or behavior problems. Babe focuses on creative therapies that include Play Therapy, Yoga Therapy, Art and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Babe has experience developing Behavior Modification Plans that are unique to each family and can help families develop unique approaches to parent children that do not respond to typical modes of parenting. She has a passion to serve the community and help people discover the best version of themselves.
Wraparound Director, Habilitator, FST
Sarah has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and holds an Associates Degree in Law Enforcement. She has experience working with children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral issues. Sarah has provided behavioral management interventions at Marion County Juvenile Detention and has provided intensive wraparound services to children and families through Community Mental Health Centers since 2007. Sarah provides Habilitation and Family Support and Training for the Child Mental Health Wraparound program. Sarah enjoys making jewelry, art and owns her own photography business on the side.
Shawnece graduated from the University of Indianapolis with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Prior to becoming a therapist, Shawnece worked as a home based caseworker for four years, working with individuals from ages 3 to 65. This is when Shawnece learned that she not only wanted to work on skill building with individuals, but she also wanted to help people gain a sense of understanding of self. She utilizes a client centered approach and is very relatable. She enjoys nature, traveling, working out and engaging in spontaneous adventures. Shawnece’s favorite form of self care is aromatherapy. She loves candles and lights them daily.
Mahogany is originally from Fort Wayne, IN and she graduated from IUPUI with a Master's degree in Social Work with a concentration of Mental Health and Addiction. Mahogany has experience working with individuals and groups who battle substance abuse as well as empowering youth to aim towards high levels of personal development. Mahogany focuses on Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral therapy to work collaboratively with clients who seek change. Mahogany enjoys spending time with her Lhatese, listening to music, and re-watching her favorite movies.
Cheryl graduated from Liberty University in 2014, with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Ministry with a Minor in Management from Ball State and Anderson Universities in 2010. Cheryl started out working in the medical field and became the Director of a Traumatic Brian Injury Unit. Cheryl always had a passion to work with individuals and families that struggle with emotional and mental illness, life’s challenges and marriage struggles. She implements Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical
Behavior Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy most often in her work. Cheryl utilizes psychoeducation in her approach and challenges clients to find the time needed to engage and embrace a life they deserve. When Cheryl is not working her hobbies include, reading, playing the piano, golf and spending time with her family, friends and dog, Bentley.
Hamilton County Therapist
Sarah graduated from IUPUI with a Master’s degree in Social Work and a concentration in mental health and addictions. Sarah has over 10 years experience working with children, adolescents, and families in various settings and environments. Sarah has worked with clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, parent-child relationship issues, trauma, OCD, and other behavioral health needs. She utilizes several therapeutic approaches including child-centered play therapy, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, Sarah has a very compassionate and empathetic approach with clients while holding them accountable to their goals. She enjoys helping clients and families explore their underlying needs to assist them in meeting their goals. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys being with friends and family, watching documentaries, and staying active at the gym and outdoors.
Hamilton County Director, Therapist, Virtual Therapist
Kyle graduated from IUPUI with a Master’s degree in Social Work and has experience working with those facing mental health and substance use issues. Kyle believes that individuals can overcome obstacles and better their lives as long as they exhibit diligence and determination. He enjoys helping clients to construct goals and to discover the necessary steps to attain them. Though compassionate and supportive, Kyle feels that a tough-love approach to therapy can sometimes empower clients to reach his or her potential. A shark enthusiast, Kyle recently visited Guadalupe Island to cage-dive with great white sharks, a dream he’s had since childhood.
Virtual Therapist Director
Pia graduated for Concordia University Wisconsin with a Masters degree in Science and Professional Counseling and has more than 10 years experience as a Mediator and Life Coach. Her experience as a therapist includes working with adults, adolescents and families dealing with a variety of issues. Pia was born and raised in Norway, but has called Indianapolis home since 1992. Her passion is helping people develop strong self-awareness and self-efficacy. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Cafe Director, Habilitator, FST, Therapist
Kyle Fisher is a behavior scientist, program developer and speaker who sees individuals, families and works on the Child Wraparound Team. Kyle has twenty years of clinical experience and has been influenced and mentored by such luminaries as Carol Dweck, Marie Forleo, B.J. Fogg, Brendon Burchard, Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Ramit Sethi, Jordan Peterson and David Goggins. Kyle has taken the Goggins philosophy of "If it doesn't suck, we don't do it" and applied it in his personal life as part of his recovery from a stroke which occurred in June 2018. Fisher is working to develop programs to benefit stroke patients at Community Rehabilitation Hospital in Indianapolis as well authoring his first book "10 Things You Should Do Every Day".
Therapist, FST, Habilitator
Kaysea is a therapist and a member of our Wraparound team. She is able to connect with people through compassion and understanding, and values authenticity, creativity, collaboration, and a willingness to find what works. After earning her Masters in Social Work, she is currently working toward clinical licensure. Her experience in Wraparound provides a unique, comprehensive approach to working with children, teens, and families. Her passion lies in teaming up with young adults to help them navigate their current situation and discover the best version of themselves. Outside of the therapy room, Kaysea enjoys tending to her houseplant collection, experimenting with new art mediums, learning, and getting out in nature.
Hamilton County Therapist
Cirel graduated from Widener University with a master's degree in social work and is passionate about helping children find their voice and helping parents and children have better relationships. Cirel believes that therapy happens once one realizes their own strengths and power to bring about positive change. Cirel is also a proud mom of six children of her own, ranging in age from teen to toddler. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, drawing and taking professional photos.