Our Therapists

Executive Director and Pastoral Counselor

Greetings, my name is Mark Goins.

I have spent my adult life serving and caring for others.  My work as a pastor, counselor, mentor and adviser has uniquely equipped me to help others in different stations and through challenges of their life.  Much of my early experience has been working with troubled youth, families in crisis, and pastoral care. I have worked in churches, camps, retreats, a residential treatment facility, and Christian schools.

In my latter years my focus has been in pre-marital counseling, pastoral counseling, marriage counseling, family counseling, discipleship and mentoring of men.  I have also taught and lectured in many different environments.

A further expression of my work is I have coached track, cross country, soccer, and baseball successfully for over 10 years.  Married for over 20 years and with 5 children I understand the rhythms, complexities, and demands of family life.

I finished my course in spiritual direction in May of 2013 which included books on spiritual direction, papers, directing and being directed, and class conversations and lectures.

I also am proficient in the Enneagram also called the 9 types. It is an ancient personality test. I work with individuals, couples, and businesses to help them understand their motivations, strengths, weaknesses, and how to improve toward a healthy life.  You can learn more @ 9typesindy.org or www.soulgardener.org.

I have the pleasure of serving as the Executive Director and Pastoral Counselor @ New Life Counseling.

 

 

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 Jennifer E. Parker MSW, LCSW 

Jennifer E. Parker is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and IUPUI.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities for four years after graduation. While staying at home with her children, she has helped develop the “Heart to Heart” ministry at Traders Point Christian Church—a ministry that addresses the needs of those who have lost children due to miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and early infant death.  Jennifer lives on the northwest side of Indianapolis with her husband and three children.

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Charlotte Barton Coombs, MSW, LSW

Charlotte is a graduate of Indiana University with a Masters degree in Social Work. Her experience focuses on additional practice specializing High Conflict custodial issues whereby Family Reconciliation/Reunification has been court ordered. She is a licensed Social Worker as currently recognized by the State of Indiana.

Charlotte’s philosophy incorporates a blended holistic approach through the use of strategies individually developed to support a focus on solutions. Charlotte will listen as you share your life story, encourage you to be brave in uncertain times, provide you with a sense of hope, guide you in identifying solutions for longer term resolution and help you find healing and support through the change process. There is hope in New Life Counseling, HOPE for a brighter tomorrow. Charlotte invites you to walk with her through healing and rediscovery starting where you’re at and with what you have. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once shared “Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”

Charlotte’s areas of focus are family reconciliation/ reunification in high conflict custodial matters, anxiety, depression, anger management, conflict, coping skills, marital/relation challenges, parenting and childhood behavioral concerns, trauma, grief and loss.

Qualifications:
School: IUPUI School of Social work MSW
Licensure: Licensed by the State of Indiana as an LSW

Years working with children/youth/families in crisis: 20+

Additional Credentials:
Community Conflict Mediation, SBIRT, SAVI, Trauma Fellowship, NASW member since 2014

Treatment Approach:
Specialized Family Therapy: Family/Marital/Family Reconciliation/ Reunification
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
Solution Focused Therapy
Motivational Interviewing
Crisis Intervention
Coaching
Family Systems
Trauma Informed
Task Centered
Narrative

 

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Michelle Kalogeros, MSW, LSW

Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication from Olivet Nazarene University.  Michelle is a licensed social worker with 6 years of experience in the social work field in the areas of child welfare, advocacy, mental health and community services and hospital social work.  Michelle currently works with families through medical social work at Riley Hospital for Children and enjoys providing a safe environment that promotes therapeutic healing and care for such families. Michelle has experience working with trauma, childhood behavioral issues, relationship and family dynamic challenges, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and domestic violence.  Michelle incorporates therapeutic interventions based in Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, and techniques from Parent Child Interaction Therapy. Michelle believes in a client-centered approach while providing individuals, children and families with tools to improve sense of self and empower personal growth and healing.

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Noelle Guckien

Noelle is a graduate of Indiana University with a BA in Economics.  She is now in the final year of obtaining her Master’s degree in Social Work where she will graduate with honors from Indiana Wesleyan.  She has spent the past twenty five years in corporate America, raising a family, and serving in many roles that encompass consulting, board memberships, and community volunteering.

Noelle is motivated by helping people discover meaning and purpose for their life.  She enjoys working with people of all ages. Her counseling philosophy is a process that fosters a collaborative relationship to walk alongside her clients finding ways to create solutions.  She believes that everyone wants to feel loved, worthy, connected, important, and valued and it is possible.  Conflict resolution, stress and anxiety management, grief and loss, professional and personal growth, communication skills, and parenting strategies are her focus areas.

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