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Our Team

Gerard, Coslow & Tielker-Sharpe Associates is a respected practice serving the community for over 50 years. Our experienced team of skilled therapists treat a broad range of ages and mental health issues. We are confident that we can meet your needs. With diverse backgrounds and extensive behavioral health experience, our master level practitioners are dedicated to providing the best care for our clients.

Browse our therapist profiles below to find the right fit for you!

Our Team

Lindsey

Lindsey Anderson, LCSW

Lindsey graduated from Cleveland State University in 2011 with a dual major in Psychology and Criminology. She worked as case manager at Westwood Behavioral Health Center in Ohio for several years before deciding to pursue her master’s degree. Lindsey completed her master’s in social work in 2016, and provided outpatient counseling at Westwood until transitioning to Parkview Health. Lindsey worked in the emergency room completing assessments for all age groups with a variety of symptoms for two years before becoming a full-time therapist on the adolescent unit at Parkview Behavioral Health. She worked with families, children, and adolescents for five years before transitioning to private practice full time. Lindsey has been at the practice since February 2022 working with clients of all ages. Her Clinical Social Work license is valid in both Indiana and Ohio.

Lindsey has an eclectic therapy style. When working with youth and families, she enjoys utilizing the whole family system to assist with issues. Lindsey works with clients starting at age ten. She is qualified to see clients who are working through depression, anxiety, major life adjustments, and family conflict. Lindsey uses a wide range of therapeutic techniques including CBT and DBT skills, and solution-focused approaches. She enjoys providing skills and educational material regarding diagnoses, applicable interventions, and how to manage successfully in the community environment. Lindsey has also facilitated groups in multiple settings.

 

In her personal life, Lindsey enjoys traveling, spending time with her dogs, and taking care of her many house plants. Lindsey also enjoys hosting events, baking, and reading. She can be described as outgoing, people-oriented, enthusiastic, and engaging.

Andrea Clark, LCSW

Andrea guides adult clients to heal from the effects of past trauma, such as symptoms of PTSD, depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors. She is trained in and practices EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to treat a wide range of painful experiences in the past that just won’t go away and reconnect the client to their strengths to alleviate emotional suffering and inspire hope.

 

Andrea’s enthusiasm for EMDR is based on being a witness to positive change for clients in a relatively short amount of time as seen in numerous research studies published in the last few decades. She facilitates positive change in the treatment of trauma that causes symptoms such as nightmares, intrusive memories, nervousness, depressed mood, negative beliefs, and feeling disconnected.

 

To bolster treatment, Andrea pulls from other evidence-based therapies including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and mindfulness. Her clients tell her she offers a sense of calm and warmth, acceptance, nonjudgement, empowerment, and hope. She is honored to be allowed to help along their path to healing.

 

For more information about EMDR please visit https://www.emdria.org

Andrea

Deanna Derry, LCSW

Deanna provides client-centered, affirming therapy to help individuals lead more peaceful and balanced lives.

Her areas of specialty are coping with anxiety and depression, gender identity issues, adjustment reactions, and clients with developmental disabilities.  She draws from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing in her practice.

Deanna

Adam Gayer, MS, LMHCA

Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Adam works with children ages 10 and older, adolescents and adults experiencing depression, generalized anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, life transitions and adjustment disorders.  Adam's approach to therapy is integrative, utilizing methods such as CBT, motivational interviewing, expressive art and play, family systems and solution-focused therapy.  Adam practices collaboration with families and will often involve client support systems during the therapy process.

Adam's experience includes providing inpatient and outpatient therapies for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric clientele.  In addition to his 18-months at our private practice, Adam is employed as a staff therapist at Parkview Behavioral Health.  Related experiences include teaching art classes (self-identity themed), facilitating support groups to patients with Huntington's Disease, and he is an active facilitator at Erin's House for Grieving Children.

On a personal level, Adam has a passion for art making - specifically oil painting and drawing, loves to travel internationally, try new foods and spend time with his family/friends.  Adam is often described as down-to-earth and relatable.  Adam's education history includes: BS in Art-Therapy, concentration in painting, minor in psychology; MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  Both degrees were completed at the University of Saint Francis with high honors.  Adam is currently working towards state licensure and board-certification during the next couple years.

Adam sees up to 15 clients/weekly.  Due to his in-patient schedule, please contact our main office to refer to his private contact information.

Adam

Grant Gerard, LCSW, LAC

Grant's experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker includes clinical service to individuals and groups - counseling adults and adolescents with mental illness, co-morbid disorders, trauma anger, adjustment and behavioral issues.

He has direct involvement collaborating with the criminal justice system, DCS, and family courts.

Grant accepts both private and institutional referrals and, with client consent, communicates with other providers with the purpose of achieving the optimal outcomes for his clients.

Grant holds a BS in Psychology from Ball State University and a Masters of Social Work from Indiana University.  Grant has been practicing since 2005.

Grant

Wayne Gerard, LCSW, DCSW

Partner Emiritus, Wayne founded and began the practice fulltime in 1983. With thirty-plus years of clinical experience, he has been predominantly known as a specialist treating children and families, consulting for child serving agencies, and assessing ADD/ADHD in children and adults.

 

He counsels adults and adolescents as well, with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns such as unresolved grief, relationship issues, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, phobias, grief, and other past issues. He practices with a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, mindfulness, interactive feedback, and process-oriented therapy.

 

Wayne has been a diplomate in clinical social work since 1994. He feels fortunate and honored to be part of a highly skilled group of clinicians who relate to each other better than a well-oiled machine!

Wayne

Alica Gibson, MA, MHC

Alica graduated from Western Michigan University in 2005 with a double major in Psychology and Family Studies. In 2009, she obtained her Masters in Counseling Education/Counseling Psychology. She next completed her Masters in Educational Leadership.

 

Alica taught at Kellogg Community College for 9 years and currently, for the last 8 years, has been with Western Governors University supervising teachers for licensure. She spent 6 years as a school counselor, and over 7 years in school administration. Alica also worked for Parkview Behavioral Health on the youth and adolescent unit for 3 ½ years. She spent most of her time working with youth, but also helped in the assessment center and the geriatric and adult units.

 

Alica counsels adults and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral and emotional concerns. She has specifically worked in treating youth, families, and adults. She works with ADHD testing for adults and children, runs groups for teens, parent education, educational consulting, schools, courts, and lawyers. Alica is currently a licensed school administrator and school counselor.

Alica

Marcia Grant, LCSW

Marcia’s thirty years of experience has been at various settings including community mental health, an outpatient psychiatric agency, and private practice.   She finds it very rewarding to help clients address such concerns as anxiety and depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, parenting challenges and life transitions.    

 

Her belief is that when we achieve more clarity and understanding of ourselves, we can much better manage our thoughts and feelings, make conscious and productive choices, and be more effective in relationships. 

Marcia

Bernadine Payton, LMHC

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” -Soren Kierkegaard, Philosopher

 

Bernie joins Gerard, Coslow, and Tieker-Sharpe Associates with  several year’s experience in mental health including 11 years at Parkview Behavioral Health as a social worker and discharge Planner.  Bernie also worked with patients one on one and conducted psychotherapy groups for the geriatric unit, adult unit, and children’s unit. 

Bernie has worked  at Amani Family Services for five years.  Amani is a small agency with a large mission to “partner with immigrant and refugee families and the community to promote safety, encourage personal growth, and foster a spirit of belonging.” Bernie provides psychotherapy to this population along with DCS and probation families.  Therapies include play therapy, Trauma-focused CBT therapy, family therapy, Gottman, and therapy with translation assistance.    

Bernie currently works at Park Center on the in-patient unit completing  assessments, and at a local hospital working as a social worker and a discharge planner.

Bernie worked for Raj Clinics 5 years under the leadership of Dr. Umamaheswara and Dr. Sitha Gita Kalapatapu, Psychiatrists.  During this time, Bernie provided psychotherapy for patients with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders; in addition to  patients with substance abuse issues that were receiving Suboxone treatment.  This also included a clientele of children, adults, elderly, families and couples.  Therapies included CBT, Narrative therapy and emotionally focused therapy. 

Bernie attended Ball State University for her undergraduate degree in Social Work and earned her Master’s degree from IPFW, School of Education and Counseling.  

Bernie

Salee Reese, LCSW, ACSW

As a licensed clinical social worker, I have spent thirty-five years helping people who are struggling with a wide range of challenges such as depression, a sense of hopelessness, grief, relationship and parenting issues. Some are tormented by undeserved and overblown guilt and shame – toxins that rob them of joy, self-love, and acceptance. Others are at a turning point in their lives and feel torn about which path to take.

 

Whatever the struggle, freeing people from their psychological cages is at the core of my work. I assist them in overcoming obstacles and breaking free of self-limiting patterns in order to live a happier life. Through the years, I have facilitated workshops and formed groups with the same focus.

 

You can find me online at www.saleereese.com, where I offer the same insight and guidance for dealing with life’s many challenges.

Salee

Tavis Schlundt, LSW

Tavis empowers clients to overcome personal obstacles and reach their goals while more richly experiencing the innate joys in life and more capably dealing with its challenges. Through an emphasis on evidence-based mindfulness practice, Tavis guides clients through tailored approaches by enhancing their capacity for change.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any” – Alice Walker

Having significant experience working with clients struggling with substance abuse and addiction, Tavis applies a mindfulness-centered approach, in tandem with other evidence-based recovery strategies, toward helping clients establish a new relationship with their thoughts and feelings. Along the way, Tavis helps them find the relief and peace they have often long sought within themselves rather than externally, while helping them foster the strength to thrive along their journey to rediscovering the joy of a clean and sober life.

Tavis also uses mindfulness-centered strategies in therapy toward helping clients with behavioral addictions, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit disorder, and chronic pain. With an approach largely drawing from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), he is eager to work with you along your personal journey.     

Tavis

Terri Schlundt, Reiki Master

I strongly believe in an innate capacity for self-healing within each and every one of us. My approach seeks to draw this out in each and every one of my clients. Traditionally trained in Reiki since 1994, Master Reiki trained and formally practicing since 2019, then becoming Access Bars Certified in 2021, throughout this journey I was guided by my angels. With the help of universal life force energy, it is within personalized and intuitively guided energy work sessions that I serve as your facilitator.

 

My sessions are a unique combination of energy work modalities including Reiki (in person or distance), Access Bars, Cord Cutting, Shamanic Modalities, Singing Bowls, Messages from Spirit, Crystal Augmentation, and Heat Therapy. As a client of mine, you will receive treatments however is most comfortable for you: lying or sitting, with or without touch, sleeping or talking about whatever is on your mind. Within the confines of its principles and practice, there is really no wrong or right in Reiki.

 

For centuries, people have practiced energy work for healing benefits. By transferring unconditional love from the universe, among its many applications, I help people improve their mood, sleep, ease acute/chronic pain, increase focus, and open the flow of energy. While energy work is not a replacement for medical or psychiatric care, it serves to augment your innate self-healing alongside the care received from other practitioners. If this sounds interesting, please reach out to me, by phone or text. With the assistance of your angels and guides, I would like to help you help yourself achieve your goals.

Terri

Rachel Taykowski, LSW

Rachel strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for the people she counsels. Her strengths as a practitioner include empathy, genuineness, and unconditional regard for all people and all cultures. These traits help her in building a strong therapeutic alliance and a safe therapeutic environment in which she encourages self-awareness, self-empowerment and self-acceptance.

Rachel works with people who are struggling with a broad range of challenges such as depression, anxiety, grief and low self-esteem. By helping them acquire a new perspective and by building on their personal strengths, she guides them to greater peace and contentment while encouraging them to be the author of their own lives.

Her areas of interest include:
mind-body awareness/meditation practices, self-compassion, spirituality/eastern religion, diverse cultures, international volunteer experience, racial and social justice, earthing, forest bathing, and having the courage to be imperfect.

She is grateful for the clients she works with and is honored to be a part of their lives.

Rachel

Christine Potter,
Office Manager

Christine has over 24 years in the healthcare industry with a particular emphasis on billing for more than 12 years.

Duties include registration, insurance eligibility, billing, and payment posting.  Christine also oversees compliance with HIPPA regulations.

Christine holds an Associates Degree of Applied Science from The University of Saint Francis.

Chris
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