Our specialists in Staff

Leslie Ruiz, LCSW

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Supervisor Ms. Ruiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Ms. Ruiz uses an eclectic approach with her clients, tailoring techniques to suit each client’s individual needs while building the therapeutic bond. She has a diverse work experience that includes community mental health, inpatient… Read more →

Melissa Hinkle, LCSW

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Supervisor Ms. Hinkle received her undergraduate degree at The University of Miami of Florida, in  1988. She received her master’s degree from Norfolk State University in 1991. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health care, hospitals, residential care, a detention center, and at Milestones. Ms. Hinkle uses play therapy, art, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy,… Read more →

Mia Morrison, LMHC

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Ms. Morrison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and a Masters and Educational Specialist Degree both from Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!). She has over ten years of experience working in the mental health field, including experience in inpatient and residential psychiatric care; counseling and educational services to at risk college students at Butler and Marian University; and a wide range… Read more →

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Brianna Cha, LCSW

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Supervisor Ms. Cha holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University as well as a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University-Purdue University. Ms. Cha treats adolescents and adults, with a diverse experience in community mental health, and a college counseling center. She specializes in working with transitional aged youth (16-25). Ms. Cha is trained in EMDR… Read more →

Sonia Zajmi, MS, Ed.S, LMHC

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Ms. Zajmi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minor in Sociology from Indiana University and a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from the University of Tirana, Albania. She earned her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees from Indiana University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She has experience working with a broad… Read more →

Linda Bannister, LMHC, ATR-BC

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Ms. Bannister is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and a board certified art therapist. She holds a Masters Degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has experience as a therapist in a variety of settings, including community-based work, schools, private practice and home based therapy. Her first career was in graphic design and communications.   Ms. Bannister works with clients of… Read more →

Daisy Anspach, LCSW

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Ms. Anspach is a Social Worker and has an MA in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Her undergraduate degree is in Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington. Daisy grew up in both Taiwan and the U.S. and has native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. She came to us from the IU counseling center, and retains a specialty areas in… Read more →

Colte Sanders, LCSW

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Ms. Sanders is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC), and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice, as well as a Bachelors of Social Work, both from Indiana University. She has a Master of Social Work from the University of Louisville.   Ms. Sanders has experience working with a broad range of clients… Read more →

Naomi Koeplin, LSW

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Ms. Koeplin is a Social Worker with a master’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Her undergraduate degree is in English education from Bethel University, and she holds a master’s degree in elementary education and early childhood development from Northern Arizona University.  Ms. Koeplin works with adults and adolescents using a compassionate, client-centered approach to engage in the therapeutic… Read more →

Diana Fox, LSW

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Ms. Fox studied at Indiana University, where she received her master’s degree in social work and her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Ms. Fox views therapy as a collaborative experience allowing both therapist and client to establish trust and work as a team. She takes a client-centered approach to therapy, acting as a guide while allowing the client to steer… Read more →

Nikolai Aronoff, LMHCA

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Mr. Aronoff holds a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies, a certificate in Central Eurasian studies, and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University. Mr. Aronoff approaches therapy with a client centered focus and balance between process and solution focused interventions.  He is trained in EMDR trauma therapy and utilizes REBT and CBT methodology, positive psychology, along with… Read more →

Emily Milnes, LSW

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Ms. Milnes is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW).  She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University and a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.  Ms. Milnes approaches therapy with client-centered, solution-focused interventions.  She is passionate about creating a safe space for others to process trauma, overcome adversity, and create positive change. Ms.… Read more →

Sara McElroy, BSW

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Ms. McElroy is our office manager. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Indiana University.  She focused her studies on gerontology and social services in a long-term care setting. Over the years, Ms. McElroy has provided administrative and program support for various consultants and businesses throughout the Bloomington community, including the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.  She has also… Read more →

Jackie Paiz, BA

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Ms. Paiz is our office assistant. She is a doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program at IU and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish with honors from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She currently handles overflow tasks from our office manager, accounts, reporting, our research project, and helps with procedures to increase efficiency for the front office.… Read more →

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Mark Spencer

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Mr. Spencer is the co-owner of Spencer Psychology, with his primary duties around providing information technology support to the practice, along with the development and maintenance of our electronic records system. He also works to align the practice with HIPAA privacy guidelines. Mr. Spencer is full-time staff at Indiana University, as the Director of Telecommunications Infrastructure with staff at the… Read more →