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Joel McArthur, MA, LMHC, LCAC

     Joel is the founder of the company.  He encourages a style that is warm and relational, to help the client feel comforted and empowered as they deal with their issues.  His areas of specialty are: children, teen groups, adults, cases including behavioral issues, anger management, crisis, trauma and addiction.  

     Joel taught Principles of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Early Childhood Development at Southwestern Michiana College in 1999.

     He worked for several years at Michiana Behavioral Health Center in Plymouth, Indiana, providing therapy for children, adolescents and adults in individual, family and group settings.

     He also worked for Counseling Associates in Warsaw, Indiana prior to becoming the owner of his own counseling firm.  Joel is married and has two young daughters.

     Joel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor,            Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Certified in the Duluth Model of Minnesota to treat Domestic Violence and Certified in the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment.

                        Hani Ahmad, M.D.

     We are proud to announce the addition of Hani Ahmad, M.D. to our staff.  Dr Ahmad joined McArthur Counseling Center in February 2011.  He is currently seeing patients with various psychiatric disorders ranging from Mood Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Psychotic Disorder and disorders first diagnosed in childhood and adolescence.

     Dr. Ahmad finished his general psychiatry training at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA and finished his child and adolescence fellowship at Riley Hospital - Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, IN. 

     Dr. Ahmad has a special interest in treating children and adolescence with Autistic Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder and rare disorders including Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder.

     Dr. Ahmad also treats adult patients with Anxiety Disorder including Panic Attacks, PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder as well as patients with sever Depression and Schizophrenia Disorder.

     Dr. Ahmad sees patients ranging as young as 3 years old with a sever form of ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorder to as much as 70-80 years old struggling with various psychiatric and mental illnesses.

     Dr. Ahmads presence at our office allows you to get an appointment with a psychiatrist in a short amount of time.  We hope that by offering a wider range of services, your experience at McArthur Counseling Center will continue to aid you in improving your life.                 

       Rhonda Hoskins, FNPBC



       Rhonda works under the supervision of Dr. Ahmad treating adult and child patients with a variety of psychiatric disorders ranging from ADHD to psychosis.  Rhonda obtained her Masters Degree from Ball State University in 2009 and received credentialing from AANC in 2010.  

     Her impressive employment experience includes working with Pediatrics, Inpatient and Residential Psychiatric care and working with Alzheimer and Dementia clients.

     Rhonda plans to continue her education with additional family mental health certifications and begin work on DNP.   

 Phil Erichsen, MA

      Phil works with couples, children, adolescents, and adult men/women.  He uses a mixture of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Alderian Therapy to assist the clients in working through the many issues they may be experiencing.  Phil has experience and specialized training in domestic violence and chemical dependency.  Phil also has training with Biblical Principles and Youth Groups.

     Phil completed his Bachelors degree at Grace College in 2006.  He later went on to complete his Master's degree at Grace College in 2010.  Phil is married and also works part-time at WCC.

     Phil recently completed his certification in the Duluth Model of Minnesota to treat Domestic Violence and in the Ontario Domestic Assault Risk Assessment.

Nancy Helstern, MSW, LCSW

      Nancy provides individual and family counseling to children, adolescents and adults.  She utilizes play therapy techniques including art therapy along with cognitive-behavioral therapy and a strengths-based approach.  She feels it is important to use evidence-based practices in order to see positive treatment outcomes.  She has experience with forensic social work - especially child custody and co-parenting situations.  Her therapeutic focus includes trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression and parenting difficulties.  She believes clients are the experts in their own lives and the clinician partners with them to facilitate positive changes.

     Nancy received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Ball State University and her Master's Degree in Social Work from Indiana University, South Bend.  She is a certified Parent Project Facilitator and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  She was employed for 14 years at Four County Counseling Center where she counseled individuals and developed programming for both the juvenile court and Rochester Community Schools.  She also supervised home-based case managers in various programs.

     Prior to coming to McArthur Counseling Center, Nancy worked at Choices! Counseling Services as an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor.  She focused on individual treatment and interviewed clients for clinical assessments, family functioning assesssments and child custody evaluations.

     Nancy has been married to her husband Paul for 21 years and they have three grown children. 





Matt Mobley, MA, LMHC

     Matt provides individual counseling to children,  adolescents, and adults.  He uses a comprehensive and well-rounded approach with a relational style.

     Matt attended Ball State University (1991) and Indiana University Kokomo (1994) as an undergraduate and completed his graduate work in counseling at Grace College (1997).  He became interested in helping others during college and has 15 years experience working in the mental health field in both Inpatient and Outpatient environments.  

     He worked nine years post-graduate at the Otis R. Bowen Center as a Case Manager, Intensive Outpatient Therapist and Outpatient Therapist.  Over the past 5 years, Matt has been employed full-time at Tippecanoe Valley Schools as a Mental Health Therapist, where he provides counseling to students with emotional and behavioral needs and training to school staff in CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute).



Kelly Nunez, MA

     Kelly provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual and family counseling sessions.  Kelly uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused approaches to work with clients on different issues that they may be struggling with.  Kelly also enjoys using therapy with play and believes it is a successful technique where the child's natural means of expression, namely play, is used as a therapeutic method to assist him/ her in coping with emotional stress or trauma.

     Kelly completed and obtained her Bachelor's in Psychology along with Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University in 2002.  She attended Indiana University Purdue University of Fort Wayne for her graduate work and obtained her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2007.  

     Kelly has experience in the areas of suicide intervention, crisis intervention, rape survivor advocate training and domestic violence.

                       Julie Bergan, MSW

     Julie enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and couples.  She uses a strengths based, cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy and believes successful therapy begins with a solid therapeutic relationship.  

     Julie earned her Bachelor's degree at Indiana University, Bloomington (2000).  In 2013 she earned her Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University, South Bend.  Julie has experience working in the field of Alzheimer's desease and related dementias.  She is interested in working with caregivers through the stresses of caring for a loved one with a chronic illness.

     Julie is married to her husband of ten years.  Together, they are raising two young daughters. 

  Michelle Rehbein, MAEd, ECN, LCAC        

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     Michelle works with a variety of behavioral difficulties, addiction, grief / loss, conflict resolution and inter / intra personal skills.  She has been in the education field since 1991.  She is bilingual (Spanish, English) and lived in Mexico for 5 years.  Michelle has experience with children, adolescents and parent-child relationships.

     Michelle received her BA in education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  She went on to receive her MA / ECN from the University of Phoenix and her Alcohol and Drug Addiction License from IUSB.

     Michelle strives for an open and encouraging environment where all difficulties can be explored to gain insight on achieving a peaceful self through goal setting, cognitive behavior therapy and a client centered approach.  It's important to have a sense of empowerment in one's own life.

      Michelle is married and has two daughters.

 Erika Farrell, MA


   Erika provides counseling to children, adolescents and adults.  She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral and strength-based approach to therapy to assist client with working through their presenting issues.  She believes that the therapeutic relationship is very important to the counseling process and works together with the client to create and help them work towards their goals.

     Erika received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2007.  In 2014, she received her Master's degree in clinical mental health counseling from Grace College.  Erika enjoys and has experience working with a variety of mental health related issues such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-harm.                          





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