Arthur Kupersmith, PhD
Dr. Arthur Kupersmith earned his Masters in Personality and Social Psychology and Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin/Madison. He has been an Indiana Licensed Psychologist since 1978 and a licensed Health Service Provider Psychologist since 1982. With nearly 40 years of clinical experience, Dr. Kupersmith specializes in assessments, serious mental illnesses, geropsychology, and disabilities.
Melody Marley, Ph.D.
Dr. Melody Marley joined our staff in 2016. She brings a deep level of psychological, clinical practice, academic classroom experience and a broad array of specific real-world and leadership skills to her practice, including board positions, professional affiliations and American Sign Language proficiency.
Dr. Marley, a Kokomo resident, holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Indiana State University; a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Morehead State University, Morehead, KY and she graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in psychology ...more
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Ed Pereira is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently serves as our Clinical Director. Ed earned his Master’s in Clinical Social Work from University of Maryland and has 36 years of clinical practice. He specializes in work with Child Abuse & Family Violence, Adolescent Services, Relationship Issues, and the Treatment of Depression & Anxiety.
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Brett Boswinkle is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and CSAYC. Brett attained a B.S. from Ball State University and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. He has 7 years of Bachelor’s level experience and received his Master’s in 2009. Brett’s areas of expertise include Sexually Maladaptive Behaviors, Severe Behavior Disorders, and Trauma-Based Disorders.
Erin graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BS in Psychology and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; she is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), a member of the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Working with couples and individuals, Erin has experience and training in working with a variety of populations, including individuals in domestic violence, males with eating disorders, teens with depression, ...more
Ryan graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BA in Pre Art Therapy and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; he is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
Ryan has training and experience working with children, teenagers, and adults. Ryan regularly works with issues such as sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, neglect, grief, impulse control and behavior issues, depression, and anxiety.
Sandra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMCH) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned her Masters in Counseling with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family from Indiana Wesleyan University. Sandra specializes in dealing with victims of trauma from predominately sexual abuse or domestic violence. Additionally, Sandra brings expertise to working with young children with trauma, placement in foster care and/or adoption, and children displaying behavioral problems. Beginning at Family Service Society in 1999, Sandra has nearly 15 years of ...more
Jeanette Hoeksema is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been employed at FSSI since 1994, with her counseling career beginning in 1998. Jeanette graduated from Taylor University with a B.A. in Psychology and attained her Master’s of Social Work from Indiana University. From her years of education and experience, she offers expertise in Diagnostic Evaluations, Parenting Assessments, Domestic Violence, Personality & Mood Disorders, Parenting & Marital Issues, and Grief & Loss.
Katie Jones graduated from Anderson University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2005. In 2011, Katie earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University. Katie is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Credentialed Sexually Abuse Youth Clinician (CSAYC).
With 6 years of case management and 2.5 years of clinical experience, Katie offers expertise in working with adolescents and children with sexual behavior problems. Additionally, Katie has also completed training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
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Joel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counseling from Huntington College and a certificate of addiction counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Joel most recently has experience at nearby Wabash Friends Counseling Center and Compass Rose Academy. He also has experience in substance abuse counseling, individual, couple, group and family counseling as well as having worked with athletes – having worked in the mental health field for more than seven years.
Makin offers general therapy to all family ...more
School Based Counselor
Karisa Vandenventer, MA-School Based Counselor. Karisa has served in mental health for over six years. Formally, Karisa served as a Mental Health Technician at a central Indiana hospital and as Coordinator for a Mentoring Incarcerated Parents Program in a neighboring county. Karisa currently conducts therapeutic services in small groups and individually to students at Mississinewa Community Schools. Karisa earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Addictions Counseling.
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Deborah graduated from Indiana University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Working with children, couples, and families, she specializes in anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma issues, and problems with life transitions. She has been employed at Family Service Society for 18 years.
Director of Education Services
Maria Wilson recently joined the Family Service Society’s as its Director of Education Services/Therapist. Maria has served children and families in both the private and public sectors for the past twenty years. Formally, Maria served as the Practice Program Manager for the Indiana Department of Child Services under Governor Daniels’ Administration.
Maria currently is conducting psycho-educational groups in the Marion Community Schools, providing anger management training, positive self-improvement, social skill development, drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention as well as moral ...more
Email | 765-662-9971 ext. 101
Brooke Wittman, recently started at FSSI as therapist. She does specialize in providing therapy for: Sexually Abusive Youth; Sexually Abusive Youth Groups as well as coordinating treatment with government agencies and medical practices.
Now, Wittman is a clinician focused entirely upon providing detailed documentation of services provided and clinical interviews and assessments.
Brooke holds a bachelor’s of science degree in criminology and criminal justice and a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She has more than 10 years of experience in ...more