Natalie (she/her) is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate. She earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology at Ball State University with a concentration in rehabilitation counseling. Natalie has experience working with clients of various diverse backgrounds and has a passion for working with sexual, gender, and ethnic minorities. She has experience working with clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health disorders. Natalie utilizes a cognitive- behavioral approach and an interpersonal psychotherapy approach to help process emotions with an emphasis on open communication, setting healthy boundaries, and confidence building. Natalie likes to emphasize the importance of the therapeutic relationship and creates a safe and non-judgmental counseling environment to allow clients to share their mental health concerns comfortably.


India Hollis, lmftA

India (she/her) is graduate of Indiana University, with a BA in Psychology and African American Diaspora Studies. She holds an MS in Psychology and an MS.Ed in Education Counseling. India has worked in a variety of  mental health settings including private practice, substance disorder treatment, child welfare and inpatient care. India has  experience working with diverse populations of youth and adults with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress and self-worth challenges. She enjoys supporting clients in navigating stress, managing frustration and anger, building healthy relationships and achieving personal liberation. When she isn’t working, India spends time with loved ones, cooks and bakes, reads, goes horseback riding and travels. She has a beloved emotional support Yorkie named Duke.

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Mary Mireles, LHMC, NCC

Mary Mireles (she/her) holds a MS from Indiana State University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has provided psychotherapy and advocacy in community mental health and University settings. She has particular clinical interest in body liberation, identity exploration, relationship issues, mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQ+ concerns, complex trauma, and disordered eating. She is a trauma-informed Body Trust®️ Provider in training and works from a Health at Every Size framework. Mary prioritizes a genuine therapeutic relationship in order to create space for clients to explore their authentic selves.

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Merissa Hauptstueck (she/her) is an Associate Mental Health Counselor with 4 years of experience working with diverse groups of clients in community mental health and educational settings. Merissa practices from a trauma-informed, feminist approach. Her clinical experience has focused on addressing issues of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, PTSD, substance use and addiction, and physical and sexual abuse. Additionally, Merissa has extensive experience with and passion for individuals who have worked in the sex industry and/or who have experienced sexual exploitation. Merissa is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has a particular clinical interest in helping members of the queer community process family-of-origin concerns. Merissa strives to create a safe, supportive environment for clients to explore and integrate their identities. 

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Danielle Lannan, MSW

Danielle Lannan (she/her) is a Licensed Social Worker and LGBTQIAP+ ally. Danielle earned her Master of Social Work from Indiana State University with a concentration in mental health and addiction. She has particular interest and experience working alongside individuals with mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and substance use concerns. Danielle provides therapy from trauma-informed, person-centered, and attachment-based perspectives. She utilizes techniques from DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Existentialism, and Gestalt Therapy. Danielle values collaboration and self-determination in a therapeutic partnership. Danielle aims to ensure a safe, non-judgmental space to assist individuals in exploring and building connections between their past, present, and future selves.  

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Hayden McMurtrie, MSW, LSW

Hayden McMurtrie (he/him) is a queer and trans Hoosier and Licensed Social Worker with over 7 years of experience in a variety of settings including residential, inpatient, and outpatient treatment facilities. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Purdue University followed by obtaining a Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois Chicago. Hayden's clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, substance use, trauma, and identity development/exploration.


He operates from an intersectional feminist clinical approach and incorporates evidence-based interventions such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into his work. In his spare time, Hayden enjoys spending time with his pets and friends, playing bike polo, attending concerts, and traveling.

Shelley Champion, lmhc

Shelley (she/her) earned her Master of Education Degree in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College, and has eight years of experience working in community mental health and private practice settings. She is part of, and feels honored to serve, members of the LGBTQ+ community. She works from a feminist, trauma-informed and harm reduction perspective. Shelley has experience working with clients navigating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress, executive dysfunction, personality disorders and addictive behaviors.  Shelly is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and uses techniques from Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Relational Therapy and other evidenced-based practices. Shelley honors the opportunity to build therapeutic relationships with clients, and prioritizes authenticity and trust.


FahKara Hawkins, MSW, LSW

FahKara Hawkins (she/her) is a Licensed Social worker and LGBTQIA+ ally. FahKara earned her MSW with a concentration in Counseling from The University of Indianapolis. She has experience working with individuals experiencing mood disorders, trauma, crisis and anxiety disorders. FahKara approaches
therapy from a person-in-environment perspective, as well as, a strengths based perspective. She utilizes Motivational Interviewing, CBT and other evidence based practices.


FahKara has a passion for helping individuals discover how their past has shaped their present and future. FahKara enjoys working with clients on identifying unhealthy relationships and building healthy relationships. FahKara is a sports
lover. She enjoys any outdoor activities and spending time with family.

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Bovary taritas

Bovary (she/her) is HHC's fabulous Practice Manager. She is committed to facilitating a warm and welcoming onboarding experience at Heartland Healing. With over a decade of administrative experience, and undergraduate work focused on psychology and women’s studies, she is able to offer inclusive and accommodating support to any client in their search to find right therapist to meet their needs.