Dedicated to preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency by providing innovative programs through which adolescents can become responsible and productive.

Meet Our Northwest Indiana Family Counseling Staff

Serving families in Kosciusko County, Marshall County, Saint Joseph County and Elkhart County.

Tim LaGro

Tim LaGro, M.A., LMHC

Tim graduated with a Master’s of Arts Degree in Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has been a state board approved  Licensed Mental Health Clinician since 2016. Tim has over five years experience counseling individuals, marriages, and families.  He works with all ages but particularly enjoys helping other men, teens, and families.  Tim also has experience working in the field of business before entering the mental health field, which some clients find helpful in working through work-life balance, stress, anxiety, and performance issues.  Tim has extensive experience with defiant teenagers, mental health disorders, personality disorders, suicidality, oppositional defiance, school issues, and crisis management.  Tim is thankful for God’s grace and faithfulness in his life.  His heart is to share God’s love with others and to help them to find their purpose in life.

 

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Vanessa Martenson, M.S. – Therapist

Vanessa Martenson has been providing mental health therapy for individuals and families as a Master’s level Therapist for over 10 years. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling from Indiana University. She has experience in developmental disabilities, behavioral issues, parenting techniques, family therapy and couples therapy. She has attended trainings on reactive attachment disorder and served on the board of directors for Angel of Hope. Vanessa also has experience in grief counseling, self harming, suicidal ideations, bullying, self esteem, addictions and providing therapy in gaining a healthy balanced life style.

 

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Daniel James, M.A. – Therapist

Daniel graduated from Grace College with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He also obtained a School Counseling License through the University of Saint Francis. He has experience working with adolescents and children with behavioral and emotional issues, ADHD, a history of trauma, depression, and anxiety. He seeks to help individuals and families reach their potential by developing their communication, emotional, and social skills.

 

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Richia Jennings, M.A. – Therapist

Richia Jennings (RJ) graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. She currently is licensed in the State of Indiana as a K-12 Guidance Counselor. She has experience working with children, youth, adolescents, anxiety, trauma, and marital dysfunction. Her theoretical orientation centers from Cognitive Behavioral with additional support from Logotherapy. Her passion in life is to serve youth and help them achieve their personal goals.

 

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T. Martin Graverson, M.A. – Therapist

Marty graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a BS in psychology and from Grace College with a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Marty has been working with youth and families for over five years.  As a professional counselor, Marty has worked with individuals, couples, and families toward wholeness and interpersonal competence as they navigate through the transitions and changes that life encompasses. Marty desires to foster growth through a personally devoted, deeply committed, and genuine therapeutic relationship. Marty is gifted in addressing a spectrum of personal and family issues, marriage conflict, trauma, sexual issues, and helping adolescents better develop a sense of self. Marty works with clients to realize that although we cannot always control what happens in life, we have the inner strength and wisdom within ourselves to heal, persevere, and grow through our circumstances.

 

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Alicia DiGiulio M.A. – Therapist

Alicia graduated from Huntington University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and is currently a candidate for LMHC licensure.  She also earned a Master of Science degree in Education from Canisius College, and she previously taught middle/high school students. Alicia has a passion for working with children and adolescents struggling with behavioral and emotional issues including those with a history of trauma, anxiety, depression, and anger management difficulties.  Alicia has professional experience working on a variety of issues with individuals (children, adolescents, college students, adults), couples, and families.  Additionally, Alicia has previous experience utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with individuals and groups for skills training and support, and she has counseling experience with those who struggle with chronic mental illnesses as well as those with developmental disabilities.  Her warm and caring nature allows her to address difficult issues with clients, and she values the therapeutic relationship as one of trust and collaboration.  Therapy is provided from a variety of treatment modalities including client-centered, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, play therapy, and faith integration.