Stone City Counseling, Inc.
Indiana Department of Mental Health and Addictions Certified
Sharon Adams, MSW, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and the owner of Stone City Counseling, Inc. She received her master's degree from Indiana University where her concentration was in mental health and addictions. She has fourteen years of experience as a clinician with adolescents, teenagers, and adults. Sharon utilizes a mindfulness based cognitive behavioral framework in therapy and has focused training in trauma informed treatments. Her expertise is in helping people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress and the resulting shame, fear, doubt and insecurity that affect all of our lives in different ways. She works hard with her clients to figure out how these emotions are shutting them down and how to get on the other side of them to reach their purpose and feelings of love and belonging. She has a great appreciation for the role of the relationship in healing as well as the values of warmth, understanding, connection, and non judgement. She strives to offer her clients a safe environment where they can explore and process their challenges, strengths, values, and goals to ultimately achieve the lives they want.
Blake Keithley, MS, Ed.S, LMHC attended Indiana University where he received a B.A. in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2005. He continued his education at IU and received his masters in counseling/education in 2008 and Education Specialist Certification in 2009. Blake has over 6 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. Blake has several years of experience as well working with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide range of mental health disorders.
Wanda Harper, MS Ed. graduated from Indiana University with a masters degree in counseling/education. She believes health and healing may be obtained by the positive support and dedication experienced through the relationship that is developed between therapist and client. She works mostly with adults and couples addressing many different life issues. Her experience working in the criminal justice field for over 15 years and as Director of the Lawrence County Court Alcohol and Drug Program (ADAPT) and Director of the Lawrence County Drug Court for ten years, provides a knowledge base for providing services to clients who may struggle with addiction. She is a Board Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant, Level II (CADAC II) and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC).
Karmon Nigg MS Ed. S NCC graduated from Indiana University with a master’s degree in counseling and counselor education. She feels a natural understanding and compassion for people’s struggles. She works to helps client tap into their unique strengths as well as overcome the obstacles that are negatively affecting their lives. Karmon also offers EMDR which is a powerful evidence-based treatment that has shown to be effective in treating PTSD and trauma and can be used to help people move past a range of events and negative core beliefs that are making them feel stuck in their progress. Learn more about this powerful intervention at http://emdria.site-ym.com/?page=emdr_therapy. She works with clients of all ages and has a heart for work with adolescents and loves to help this age group navigate this difficult time in their life.
Alexa Howder, MSW is a social worker who received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana. She utilizes client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness approaches and values the therapeutic relationships she builds with clients . Alexa wants to meet client where they are at and help them build on their strengths. She enjoys working with children and adolescents, as well adults with mental health concerns. Her previous internship experiences included working with at-risk adolescents and adults who struggled with chemical and behavioral addictions.
Sara Corry MA, LMHC holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Webster University. Sara worked as a substance abuse and mental health counselor in Albuquerque, New Mexico for fifteen years before moving to Indiana. She trained in substance abuse counseling at the University of New Mexico and worked with homeless women in a residential treatment facility as a case manager and counselor before going back to school at Webster University to earn her Counseling degree. She continued her career as a substance abuse assessment counselor and clinical manager for a community-based mental health clinic serving the low-income population of Albuquerque. Sara took a leave of absence from the counseling field to do three years of humanitarian medical work in Ghana, West Africa, where she organized and led medical missions to remote villages. She returned to the US to live near her family in Indiana, and is enjoying providing psychotherapy to children, teens and adults at SCC. Sara has training and experience working with survivors of trauma and takes a positive psychology/mindfulness/cognitive behavioral approach to healing these wounds. She is a believer in client-centered, solution-focused psychotherapy.
Amanda is your first point of contact when you reach out to SCC. She will answer your phone calls and help you with any scheduling or appointment needs but does so much more for the office too. She is invaluable to the smooth running of the office and is able to answer and address all of your non-clinical needs.