Dr. Sharon Clevenger has a Doctor of Science in Integrative Healthcare and is a psychiatric nurse practitioner and senior clinical supervisor for the Indiana Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). The Center specializes in psychiatric medication management and Integrative Functional Medicine approaches that combine cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, psychiatric medications when needed, gastrointestinal and nutritional factors that contribute to illness. Specialty genetic or nutrient testing might be ordered to evaluate your bodies ability to use nutrients from foods, and to evaluate how your DNA may affect your mood and health. DNA testing uses a mouth swab in your own home or right here in our office! Your genetic information is evaluated in conjunction with your own unique story, experiences and environmental factors to help guide treatment decisions, and possibly even determine why you are vulnerable to certain symptoms, and what medication, or nutritional supplements, might be the best option for you.
Melissa has lived in Fort Wayne her entire life. She received her undergrad in Psychology from Purdue FW in 2001 and completed her master’s degree in Mental health counseling from Ball State University in Muncie, IN in 2003. She became a licensed mental health counselor in 2005.
Melissa has been a counselor since 2003 and considers her therapy style to be eclectic with a strong emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy. She has worked primarily with adults and teens who have struggled with a variety of different mental health and addiction issues.
In her free time she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, travel and crafts.
Alyce has been working in mental health care for nearly a decade. She began her mental health career as a psychiatric technician in an inpatient hospital and as a case manager at a community mental health center. After completing her master’s degree, she transitioned into crisis assessment and outpatient therapy, and earned her licensure as a LCSW. Alyce graduated from Taylor University with a BS in Environmental Science in 2013 before choosing to pursue mental health care and completing her Masters of Social Work from the Indiana University, School of Social Work in 2017. She recently relocated to Fort Wayne, IN with her fiancé and their cat Orion.
Alyce takes an integrated, person-centered approach to help her clients address their individual personal challenges. She utilizes tools such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to craft an individualized treatment. She partners with her clients to empower them and learn to recognize patterns and behaviors that are keeping them stuck and works with them to break free of emotional triggers, and negative cycles. She hopes to help her clients shift how they interact with their families, communities, and environment to improve their lives with confidence.
Alyce has experience in individual and group therapy settings anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic pain, ADD/ADHD, substance use disorders and addictions, as well as severe and persistent mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She enjoys working with older children, transitional aged youth (18-24) and adults in all stages of life.