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.
Director of Administration
Michelle has worked in the medical billing field in various capacities for several years prior to joining the Collaborative Change team. Michelle has a strong understanding of how insurance companies work and does her best to make sure all claims are paid in a timely way. Michelle has been with Collaborative Change since the beginning and is a valuable asset to our team.
Jinger Atteberry-Bennett Ph. D.
Psychologist, Clinical Consultant
Jinger is a clinical consultant for Collaborative Change. Jinger is a psychologist that has her own independent practice on the North Side of Indianapolis since 1993 specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy and Psychological Assessment. To schedule an appointment with Jinger please call (317) 582-1203.
Sarah Lehman, BS
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.
Kieana Dyson MS, LMHCA
Kieana is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist Associate, specializing in individual therapy treatment for depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, and other concerns that may negatively affect one’s emotional health. She describes her treatment approach as integrative with an emphasis on Solution Focused Therapy and components of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kieana is a graduate of Martin University and holds a Master’s degree in Community Psychology. She enjoys reading, hanging out with family and traveling. Her therapeutic style is person centered, focusing on the individual’s strengths and abilities to overcome life’s challenges.
Habilitator, FST, Skills Development
Josh has over two decades of experience working with children and adolescents with severe mental health and behavioral issues with a focus in Activity Therapy. Josh has also provided intensive training to professionals and caregivers in mental health facilities and the community in Behavioral Management techniques. Josh is an American Heart Certified CPR and First Aid Instructor. Josh is a Habilitation, FST and Skills Provider for the Children’s Mental Health Initiative and Habilitation and FST provider for Child Metal Health Wraparound. Josh enjoys art, music and weightlifting in his leisure time
Connor MacLean Kennedy, BS
Habilitator, FST, Cafe Facilitator
Connor has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Southern Indiana in Psychology and Studio Art. He has experience working with children of all ages as a rugby coach and mentor. Connor enjoys being active and using art as a way to express himself when he cannot verbally explain what he is feeling. Connor has worked with Collaborative Change as an intern and came back after graduation to be a Habilitator and Family Support and Trainer as well as working on our Teen Cafes. Connor's goal is to help people from any background live a life they are happy with.
Megan Waters MSW, LCSW
Megan graduated from IUPUI with her Master's Degree in Social Work. Megan has worked in community mental health for two years, working with those with severe mental illness in an office based setting. Megan has worked another two years as an in-home therapist for families involved with DCS. Megan has experience working with mental illness, family dynamics, and specializes in anxiety, depression and trauma. Megan is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Megan lives in Northeastern Indiana and is now seeing clients via telehealth and has found success with clients ready to make a change in their lives.
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".
Latisha Jackson, M. Ed.
Latisha graduated from Howard University with a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology. Latisha has several years of experience providing therapy and rehabilitation services to children and families addressing needs like anger management, substance abuse, self-esteem, parenting and communication. She has a great commitment to providing the highest standard of quality care to individuals that she works with and strives to provide a positive experience to mental health services that enhance the quality of life for all those she works with.
Indya Peoples, LCSW
Indya graduated from IUPUI with a Masters degree in Social Work and has over a decade of experience working with children, teens, adults and families dealing with a variety of issues. Indya has a passion to help people change and genuinely cares about each individuals story. Indya's strengths are being frank and honest in her delivery but also nurturing and compassionate. She recognizes that it takes a strong person to seek out help and wants to help people become the best version of themselve
Pia Shrontz, LMHC
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.
Kyle Gumiela MSW, LSW
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.
Kaysea Romero, BS
FST, Habilitator, Respite, Casemanager, Skill Development
Kaysea has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Purdue University, where she graduated in May of 2018. Kaysea has a positive outlook and can find the good in all situations, although she can relate to many of the curve balls life throws at us. The approach that Kaysea takes with her clients is one of building a strong rapport with each individual and standing beside them as they embark on their treatment. Kaysea is incredibly adaptable to most environments, and is fluent in Spanish.
Alyssa Burton, MS
Alyssa graduated University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. She is also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TFCBT). Alyssa has served a variety of individuals in a variety of settings across the country. She has found it rewarding to work with all ages, children through adults. She has experience working with individuals who have both physical and mental disabilities, and has served individuals from a multitude of cultural backgrounds. When working with kids she is particularly interested in implementing play techniques. When working with adults she is known to use creative expression techniques. Alyssa values the importance of meeting individuals where they are at and uses that to inform her approach. She describes her approach as integrative with an emphasis on Solution Focused, Existential and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Ultimately it is her goal to help people make more adaptive changes in their behavior. She believes people are intrinsically valuable, they are unique, and have meaning and purpose. It’s Alyssa’s mission to walk alongside each individual in their present experiences, to be empathetic and understanding, and to empower her clients and teach skills so that they can live a healthier life and be autonomous.
Quanik Hunter, MSW
Quanik has several years experience working with a diverse group of individuals, and families to help heal through a variety of challenges. Quanik enjoys assisting with navigating life transitions and accomplishing goals. She understands having someone to help you through life’s challenges is pivotal to the change process. Quanik graduated from IUPUI with a Master’s in Social Work. Her passion is helping others identify their strengths to overcome obstacles.