Meet Our Staff - Spencer Psychology

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Jennifer Spencer, PhD, HSPP

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Owner/Psychologist Dr. Spencer holds  a master’s degree and a doctorate  in counseling psychology. She has been a clinician for nearly 30 years, and opened Spencer Psychology in 2003. Prior to 2003, she was the manager of a community mental health center for several years, and the clinical director of a battered women’s shelter. She also has worked in college counseling centers, schools,… Read more →

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Laura Swinford, SEP, LCSW

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Ms. Swinford studied psychology and social work at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she received both her Bachelor of Arts and her Master’s in Social Work. She has served in the field of family mental health with more than 15 years of clinical experience, and is also a published author of research work in the mental health field. Ms.… Read more →

Bree Russo, LCSW, RPT-S

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Ms. Russo studied psychology at Indiana University where she earned a bachelor’s degree. She holds a Masters degree in social work from Washington University. She also is a Registered Play Therapist- Supervisor, recognized by the Association for Play Therapy. Ms. Russo specializes in treating children and adolescents, and has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, acute care,… Read more →

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Tiffany Leonard, LMHC

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Ms. Leonard holds a bachelor’s degree in child development and family studies from West Virginia University, and a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Liberty University. Ms. Leonard uses an eclectic approach with her clients, tailoring techniques to suit each client’s individual needs. Her specialty area is children and adolescents, with a secondary specialty in young adults. She… Read more →

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 →

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Terrie Vannatta, PhD, HSPP

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Dr. Vannatta is a licensed psychologist who has been practicing since 1985. She has a master’s degree and a doctorate in psychology. Dr. Vannatta owned her own group practice (Associates in Behavioral Counseling) in Muncie for fifteen years prior to joining Spencer Psychology in the summer of 2018. She also taught classes in psychology at Ball State University. Dr. Vannatta… Read more →

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Margaret (Meg) Lewis, LMHC, ATR-BC

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Ms. Lewis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered and Board Certified Art Therapist. She earned a Master’s of Science degree in Art Therapy from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting from Ohio Northern University. Ms. Lewis is the lead therapist for our SSP research project, and for polyvagal… Read more →

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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 →

Misha Graves, PhD, NCSP

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Dr. Graves received her master’s degree in educational psychology and doctorate in school psychology from Indiana University. She is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and has 15 years of experience working directly with children and adolescents and adults in various capacities. Dr. Graves has worked in residential treatment centers, community mental health centers, and has most recently served the special… Read more →

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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) and adults, treating trauma, anxiety, depression,… Read more →

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Mindi Wisker-Tindall, LMHC, NCC

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Ms. Wisker-Tindall is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Indiana University. She is a Board member of Mental Health America of Monroe County.   Ms. Wisker-Tindall is comfortable working with clients of all ages and particularly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults dealing with anxiety, mood disorders, substance… Read more →

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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 →

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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 →

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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 →

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Colte Sanders, LCSW, LCAC

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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 →

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Naomi Koeplin, MEd, LCSW, CYC-P

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Ms. Koeplin is a Licensed Clinical 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… Read more →

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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 →

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Nikolai Aronoff, LMHC

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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 →

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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 →

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Judy Wiser, LMHC

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Ms. Wiser holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Texas, San Antonia, and two master’s degree from Indiana University. One is in counseling psychology and the other in European Studies.  Ms. Wiser also is retired after twenty years in the Air Force as an Intelligence Officer, which included three deployments.  Specialties: In addition to her own service,… Read more →

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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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Rachael Allen

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Ms. Allen is our office assistant with over 15 years of customer service, accounting, social media, marketing, and administrative experience across several industries including online sales and marketplace, health care administration, property management, event coordination, and the mechanical contracting service industry. She currently handles overflow tasks from our office manager, accounts, and reporting. In her spare time, Ms. Allen enjoys… 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 →