Our Team

Carla Whitted, LCSW

Practice Owner/Therapist

Welcome to our site! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and have been practicing since 1994. I specialize in treating women using a variety of modalities based on your needs.  One of the questions I will ask you when we meet is, “What would you like to see different in your life because you came here?”  This will be a good starting point for our work together.  I see my role in our work together as your partner in your recovery journey.  You will set the pace and degree of intensity of our work together.  I will offer you a number of skill sets, therapeutic techniques, reflection, and support while you do the work of healing yourself. It is beautiful work and I am privileged to accompany you on your healing journey.

My specialties include Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) Therapy, and other functional models, as well as mindfulness practices.  Borderline Personality Disorder, relationship challenges, PTSD with emphasis on sexual and birth traumas, OCD, gray-area drinking, and Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) are the most common areas of work for the women I treat. I will also incorporate breath-work and Kundalini if you find it assists you well in managing anxiety, impulsivity, or maintaining sobriety.  As your recovery evolves in stages, your treatment will too. We, as people, aren’t one-dimensional.  Our treatment won’t be either! If you are interested in making lasting changes to improve your life, I am here to accompany you as you create your Life Worth Living!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, and sober therapists and BIPOC communities, reading, dance, yoga, hiking and backpacking with my husband and poodle, Alice.

Jenn Stepic-Wenzel, LMHC

Clinical Director/Therapist

Jenn graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and has ten years of experience in individual, group, and family therapy.  Jenn works together with her clients to create a safe place for self-expression while receiving feedback that encourages awareness, growth, and change.  She uses therapeutic skills from various approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processive Therapy (CPT), ExRP, in addition to solution-focused, and strengths based models

Jenn has a particular passion for those who have been affected by primary and secondary infertility.  She is sensitive to the negative impact infertility can have on one’s self-esteem, emotional, and mental health.  Jenn has both personal and professional experience in managing fertility issues and believes a big part of the healing process includes connecting with others who have been affected by fertility issues. 

In her free time, Jenn enjoys traveling, hiking and spending time with her husband, daughter, and their dog, Chloe.     

Elizabeth Goebel, LMHCA

Therapist

Elizabeth Goebel is a mental health counselor and a 200 hour certified yoga instructor who helps women with depression and anxiety. She has been teaching yoga since 2015, and views mindful movement and breath work as tools to develop a healthier relationship with the body and mind.

As a therapist, Elizabeth helps clients to cultivate a more meaningful life and to create new patterns of behavior. She provides tools for growth, self-compassion, and discernment to her clients. Elizabeth is joyful and passionate about empowering women to overcome self-critical thoughts and cycles of self-sabotage.

Elizabeth is trained in DBT, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), ERP, and trauma-informed mindfulness practices. She is happy to incorporate art and creativity in your work with her. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, gardening, and painting.

Mary Slowiak, LSW

Therapist

When we have been through difficult things, oftentimes we feel misunderstood, unheard, unsafe and hopeless. I do not believe that trauma makes us stronger; rather, I believe that there is something beautiful within us that brings us through the trauma. Trauma processing allows us to let go of negative beliefs about ourselves and the world; beliefs such as “I am not safe,” or “I am unlovable.”  These beliefs can make us feel stuck; like having a rich and full life is not possible. Through engaging in trauma therapy, I will work to empower you to accept all parts of self, allowing for peace from within that will trickle into all facets of life. When we have been through painful experiences, we often feel the burden of carrying this alone. To any parts of you that feel alone in navigating difficult experiences, you are not alone. I am here to welcome you. I seek to affirm, validate, and help guide you to a life with an abundance of joy and love.

Maisie Kuzee-Nedza

Resident Intern, BA, MSW

Under supervision of Carla Whitted, LCSW

Maisie graduated from IUPUI in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She is currently a graduate student at the Indiana University School of Social Work and will be graduating in May of 2023. She has a passion for leading meditation sessions with individuals and groups, which she began as an intern. Her previous internship experience includes working in community-based and clinical settings. Maisie plans to obtain her LCSW in the upcoming years following her graduation. She enjoys playing the piano, gossiping with her dog Max, and riding roller coasters with her husband and friends. 

Jessica Edington

Practice Administrator

Jess comes to the practice with 10 years of experience in manufacturing, where she developed her administrative skills, including scheduling and management. Driven by her passion for helping, she takes pride in providing the best possible service to all clients.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and husband, and also adding items and artifacts to her many collections (including as many editions of Pride and Prejudice as she can find!).

Kelsey Birkner, LMHC

DBT Skills Trainer

Kelsey graduated from University of Indianapolis with a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. She specializes in crisis intervention, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has worked for several years in IOP, PHP, and inpatient settings. Kelsey is also a long-time percussionist/drummer, and enjoys flag football, PS4, and fowling in her spare time. Her doppleganger is Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones!

Kathryn Welder, BA

DBT Skills Trainer

Bio to come

Renee Sellers, 200 ERYT

Yoga Instructor

Renee is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a certification in Trauma-informed Yoga.  She believes that every woman has the right to feel comfortable in her own body. As women, our bodies have not always been honored by others or by ourselves.  This can leave us resenting, fearing, hating, and abandoning our bodies at times.

Join Renee on the mat to develop a new relationship with your body. She will partner with you to learn to feel safe in your body, to listen to and trust its signals, and to love and appreciate your body and all it can do.  Renee’s gentle and caring spirit is well suited for those who have experienced trauma and have a high degree of fear and distrust in their daily lives.

Yoga and Body Work will serve you well in combination with ongoing therapy with a therapist from Indy Women’s Counseling and DBT or another practice. If you are ready to for a new relationship with your body, contact us today!

Alice Whitted

Therapy Companion

Alice is our office emotional support animal. She enjoys walks, kayaking, treats, and chasing squirrels and bunnies. She is also very fond of treats and naps. Alice is friendly and will recognize you after a few visits to our office. It is always nice to be welcomed by her smile and wagging tail.