Our specialists in Staff

Leslie Ruiz, LCSW


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. She has a diverse work experience that includes community mental health, inpatient crisis care and hospitalization, and residential… Read more →

Melissa Hinkle, LCSW


Melissa 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, problem… Read more →

Bryan Shepard, LCSW


Mr. Shepard holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Indiana State University, and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Indiana University. He has over ten years of experience, and has served in a wide variety of positions throughout his career including mental health inpatient hospitals, case management with community mental health centers, homebased skills training and therapy, and private… Read more →

Mia Morrison, LMHC


Mia 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 Underhill, LCSW


Brianna Underhill 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. Underhill 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. Underhill is trained in EMDR as… Read more →

Sara McElroy, BSW


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 →

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Mark Spencer


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 manager of network engineers with staff on the… Read more →

Roopa Jagidar


Ms. Jagidar is our receptionist. She holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Ambedkar University in India, and a Diploma in Computer and Commercial Practice from Kamala Nehru Polytechnic for Women in India. She speaks four languages fluently, and joined her husband in the US when he entered a PhD program at Indiana University. Ms. Jagidar keeps our front office… Read more →

Noah Spencer


Mr. Spencer is our office assistant. He is a full-time undergraduate psychology and informatics major at IU, and has worked for the practice for several years now, with increasingly complex duties. He currently handles overflow tasks from our office manager, accounts, reporting, building maintenance, IT tasks, our research project, and helps with procedures to increase efficiency for the front office.… Read more →