Our specialists in mood disorders

Alison Leslie, LCSW

Ms. Leslie received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Denver, with a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work in 2007. She continues her collaboration with the University of Denver as an adjunct professor in the Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Ms. Leslie has over ten years of experience, working with children, families, college students and adults. Ms.… Read more →

Laura Swinford, LCSW

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 →

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 →

Terrie Vannatta, Ph.D., HSPP

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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