Kid Psych Inc

About

About KidPsych Inc

 

About Kidpsych, Inc.

Our practice is a comprehensive child and family-centered practice that addresses your concerns from a holistic perspective. The goal of this practice is to find solutions to individual problems using the best practices and current knowledge in psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, and health without using medication when it's appropriate. We accomplish this goal by using child and family-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioral interventions. Collaboration with certified professionals in a number of specialized therapeutic areas is also available: nutrition, occupational, speech, and physical. 


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Our Team

 
 
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Sara Davis Ph.D., HSPP

Dr. Sara is a licensed psychologist, speaker, and researcher specializing in evaluation and treatment of anxiety, learning differences, ADHD, stress, mood disorders, disrupted attachment, developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders for over twenty years. She especially enjoys working within the home environment to help parents with the special emotional and behavioral challenges unique to each developmental stage of parenting:  infancy to adolescence. 

Dr. Sara believes physical and emotional health are directly tied to exercise and nutrition.  She uses a multi modal approach to treatment that incorporates her training in Theraplay, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Yoga.  As each child and family is unique, treatment planning is designed to meet individual needs while being mindful of the interaction between environment, nutrition, and resources.

Dr. Davis earned her doctorate in School and Education Psychology at Indiana State University.  She completed internships at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School and at Riley Child Development Center.  Dr. Davis is a member of the American Psychological Association.  Her post-doctoral work has focused on home based systems of care, attachment and developing treatment techniques for families including nutrition intervention.  Dr. Davis has offered graduate student supervision and research collaboration for the Butler University Physician’s Assistant program, Indiana Wesleyan University, and Liberty.  She has been an instructor at Indiana State University and St. Mary of the Woods College.  

Dr. Sara is the proud parent of three creative, kind, energetic, and fun loving humans.  They enjoy traveling, swimming, and supporting sustainable organic local farming.  Dr. Sara along with her family whole heartedly support the rights of individuals to make informed medical decisions.  As a family, they support community theater and Camp Organic – a camp and play group experience for all kids to get in touch with nature, organic eating, cooking, gardening and fun with friends.

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”    Gandhi

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Jared Leinart, MA

 

Jared Leinart earned his Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and his Bachelor’s degree in Criminology from Indiana State University.  Jared brings with him experiences from 25 years in the United States Army as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Play Therapy to work with children, adolescents and families with challenging issues such as anxiety, depression, oppositional defiance, anger, and Autism Spectrum Difference. 

Throughout Jared’s experiences in the US Army, he uses practical thinking to help individuals through difficult transitions in their lives.  Jared feels it takes an entire family system to raise children and works with all family members to build a cohesive team to make the whole family succeed.  His goal is to establish a safe place to explore relationships, both inside the family as well as outside of the family. 

Jared and his wife share a blended family, where they co-parent five children.  In his free time, Jared enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, and anything to do with kids.  Captain Jared can also be found during the summer at Camp Organic’s obstacle course. 

“Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping.”  Mr. Rodgers

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Alyssa Lovett, LMHC

Alyssa earned her Master’s degree in Christian Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and was also certified in Mental Health Counseling through Indiana Wesleyan University.  Before earning her certification she tutored special needs students and taught gymnastics for over 20 years.  Alyssa enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds. She is strengths-based in her approach and also uses play therapy, filial therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and attachment therapy.  Alyssa keeps busy with her active son and husband, but in her spare time she enjoys playing and watching sports, reading, painting, and spending time with her friends and family. 

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Alison Westerkamm, Psy.D.


Dr. Alison Westerkamm is a licensed psychologist, whose background is in both clinical and educational  psychology. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Indianapolis and her Master’s and Educational Specialist degrees at Indiana State University. She has worked in schools, early childhood programs, community mental health, hospital settings, and private practice.  With a background in psychological and psychoeducational testing, Dr. Alison relies on a multimodal, strengths-based paradigm in the assessment of cognitive, behavioral, emotional, social, and academic problems.

Dr. Alison is passionate for helping children, adults and families navigate life’s stressors and mental health challenges, using a collaborative, solution-focused, and compassionate therapeutic approach. After meeting with a new client or client’s parents for a detailed intake and history, she designs a treatment plan unique to each individual utilizing cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavioral techniques, therapeutic stories and art therapy, sensory-based interventions, narrative and interpersonal therapy, and trauma-informed care. 

Dr. Alison has experience working with children and adults who struggle with depression, anxiety, autism, ADHD, developmental delays, learning disabilities, PTSD, grief and loss, and adjustment difficulties. Through parent-child sessions, she also provides guidance to families on effective parenting techniques, behavioral management, and developing positive communication.

Dr. Alison is a married, mother of three children. She loves spending time with her beloved family and doodle, working in her yard, and collecting sea shells at the beach.

—A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

(Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher)

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Laura L Komisarcik

Ms. Laura is the office manager and an Early Childhood Specialist at KPI.  She graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College with an Early Childhood/Special Education degree.  Laura enjoys working with young children and offering support to parents with children with Individualized Education Plans.  Laura was a developmental therapist and evaluator for First Steps for 14 years.  

Laura and her husband have two adopted children.  She enjoys playing cards, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.  Preferably on a beach!

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