Julie Bellamy, LCSW, GC-C, partner and psychotherapist, is a native of Tell City, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Evansville and worked as a registered medical technologist for over a decade. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana and has worked as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for many years starting her career with working as an in-home family therapist and in skilled nursing facilities. . Julie has spent the last 14 years working in private practice.
Julie is a Certified Grief Counselor and works with grief issues across the spectrum. She is also Certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and trained in Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy and Expressive Play Therapy. Julie uses both of her extensive training in interventions to assist clients with a variety of concerns including those based in trauma, anxiety and family of origin issues. She treats adolescents and adults in her practice and enjoys working with couples.
Julie is married to Davies Bellamy, Associate Professor at the University of Evansville and they have two adult daughters, Devika and Alexa.
Caron J. Leader, LCSW, ACSW, partner and psychotherapist, was raised in Evansville, Indiana and has lived in Evansville most of her life. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana. Caron worked at the AIDS Resource Group of Evansville, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare and Catholic Charities before starting in private practice. She has also worked as an adjunct at the University of Southern Indiana.
Caron treats children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive training in Expressive Play Therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Client-Directed Outcome-Informed therapy. Caron utilizes this training to help people with anxiety, AD/HD, depression, grief and other common life problems. Caron is also a certified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and the Fundamental Interpersonal Relations Orientation-Behavior (FIRO-B) which she uses in psychotherapy as well as in business consultation. As a small business owner, Caron enjoys helping other business owners, managers and employees reach their professional goals.
Caron has been married for 20 years and she and her husband are owned by a rescue dog, Lucy. They enjoy being with her and riding their bikes.
Tracy Brown, LCSW, psychotherapist, was born and raised in a military family before settling in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College and went on to work for OASIS in Owensboro as a domestic violence advocate and drug/alcohol counselor. Tracy later obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana. Soon afterwards, Tracy began working as an in-home family therapist for Youth Villages, a nationwide non-profit specializing in working with high-risk families in Indiana.
Tracy has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Structural and Strategic Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. She treats adolescents as well as adults in individual, couple, and family sessions. Also, Tracy has training and experience in providing trauma informed care for individuals with PTSD (particularly adolescents), as well as in providing therapy targeting substance use in adolescents and adults. She is currently working to become a certified practitioner in Collaborative Problem Solving, an approach used with adolescents who are struggling to meet behavioral expectations.
Tracy currently resides in Henderson, Kentucky, with her significant other, James and their new puppy, Cari Lou. When not spending time with James and Cari Lou, Tracy enjoys art, being outdoors, and traveling.
Stephanie Cueche, LCSW, psychotherapist, grew up in rural Dubois County. She spent two years in Champaign, IL playing softball at Parkland College and obtained her Associates in Science, specializing in Elementary Education. She moved to Evansville and began attending the University of Southern Indiana where she also played softball. However, after sustaining multiple injuries, she was forced to retire and found a new love in social work and psychology. Stephanie completed her Bachelor of Science in Social Work, with a minor in Psychology in 2010. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree shortly thereafter.
Stephanie’s previous experience includes residential group homes, outpatient substance abuse counseling, focused parent-child connections, cooperative parenting, medical case management, healthy lifestyle and weight loss. She specializes in adjustment issues, anxiety, binge eating disorder, cultural diversity, depression, health & wellness, self-image and identity issues, and weight management. Additionally, Stephanie is currently working toward becoming bilingual in Spanish and English.
Stephanie is married to Jonas Cueche, Bilingual Customer Service Representative at Old National Bank. They have two beautiful daughters and a rescue dog. They enjoy spending time with family and friends as much as possible, giving back to area baseball and softball programs, going to MLB games and participating in activities in the community.
Beth Embry, LCSW, psychotherapist, was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004. She started her career working with children and families at the Indiana Department of Child Services in Vanderburgh County. Wanting to further her education and provide more therapeutic interventions for the people she worked with, Beth went back to school and earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana.
Beth has worked for Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare as a home based therapist and for various insurance companies practicing medical case management with their most intensive and complex populations. She has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Play Therapy. Beth treats children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couple, and family sessions. She is particularly skilled in helping people with depression and anxiety. Her specialties include Adjustment issues, AD/HD, anxiety, depression, codependency, gender identity, LGBT, OCD, panic disorder, relationship issues, trauma, and child abuse/neglect.
Beth is a proud mother to her intelligent and athletic teenage daughter, Morgan. When she is not to volleyball games with her daughter, she enjoys relaxing at home with her rescue dog, traveling, and reading.
Joel D. Fehsenfeld, LCSW, psychotherapist, was born in Irving, Texas, but raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree with an emphasis in Youth Studies. Joel moved to Evansville and obtained his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern Indiana with a specialization in school social work. Joel began his career with Ireland Home Based Services as an in-home therapist and transitioned to Youth First as a school social worker. Additionally, Joel has worked as a Behavioral Specialist serving Medicaid waiver program clients.
Joel treats children, adolescents and adults in individual, couple and family sessions. He has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, grief counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Applied Behavioral Analysis/Behavioral Therapy and Solutions-Focused Therapy. Joel uses his experience and training to meet the needs of people with AD/HD, adjustment issues, anxiety, conflict resolution, depression, grief, life skills training, motivational issues, school performance issues, and stress management.
Joel enjoys spending time with his wife, Melissa, and their two rescue cats, Twix and Rudy. Strangely, their cockatiel bird, Pepper, has survived the last 3 years with the cats, which might be proof in Joel's abilities to resolve conflict with diverse populations. Joel also likes to spend his free time reading, gardening, hiking (or at least dreaming of his next hike), cycling and keeping up with his favorite sports from his youth.
Sasha loves spending time with her family; husband, Aaron, daughter, Elliott and son, Hunter. She works hard at balancing the demands of family, work and her individual needs making sure she has time for her hobbies. Sasha is a dedicated runner, loves playing tennis, traveling and reading.
Margaret has been married to Paul for over 20 years and is a proud parent to their teenage son, Austin.
Mike Boren, Business Manager, has lived in Evansville most of his life. He attended Murray State University and studied Fine Art until his passion shifted to the guitar and music. He began teaching guitar in 1994 and opened a teaching facility then called, The Guitar Lab, in 2003. With three location changes and rebranding to Evansville Music Academy, Mike built one of the most successful music instruction facilities in the tristate area with 10 instructors and serving close to 200 students weekly.
Mike’s creativity spills over to business management, project development, business consulting and entrepreneurship. In 2008, with his love of cycling, Mike created Team Guitar Lab, an amateur cycling team. Soon after he created and directed The River City Bicycle Classic, a successful, semi-professional bike race in Evansville that brought to town over 200 racers from all over the country. Currently, Mike has created and worked to develop Lullifi, an infant sleep aid. Lullifi, has won several innovation award and he hopes this product will be manufactured and be in every baby’s room very soon.
In his free time, Mike loves to play guitar, write music and tinker with stuff. He also enjoys racing bicycles and spending time with his wife and dog.
Sarah Akers, Project Administrator, hails from Princeton, Indiana but moved to Evansville to attend Ivy Tech Community College where she earned a degree in Interior Design. Sarah’s career has focused on office and project management and administrative support. Most recently she was the Office Manager at Evansville Music Academy, working to ensure students experienced exemplarily service and keeping 10 music instructors in line. Sarah served a vital role in developing and running Evansville’s River City Bicycle Classic, a semi-professional bicycle race from 2012-2015.
One of Sarah’s focus has been on marketing with an emphasis on web design and social media interaction. She volunteers for Gilda’s Club and is an active member of A Network of Evansville Women, serving on the technology committee.
Sarah loves spending time with her cats Baxter and Charlie, creating and working on art projects, as well as watching and attending MotoGP events.
Alexa Bellamy, Administrative Coordinator, is a life time resident of Evansville. She attended the University of Evansville, earning a degree in psychology. Since graduating Alexa’s job experience and focus has been on developing the skills to provide quality customer service. She honed these skills most recently as a Manager at Hollister. Alexa prides herself on an eye for detail and helping clients have an exceptional experience. She also has participated in the Indiana State Educators Association Outreach to Teach Project, where she assisted schools with aesthetic improvements.
Alexa has a love for travel and when not working has traveled the globe most recently visiting Cuba and Dubai. She is the proud momma of two kitties, Xiden and Bré. When not spending time with them, she loves being with her human family.