Innovative Interventions was started in 2006 to help individuals and families help themselves through home-based counseling. As of 2021, we offer mental and behavioral health counseling through home-based setting, office-based locations and HIPAA compliant telehealth platform. Home-based and office-based locations serve people throughout Indianapolis and surrounding communities. We are, however, able to offer telehealth services for the entire state of Indiana. Our specialty is working with individuals that have Medicaid insurance. Our administrative office is located at 9670 EAST WASHINGTON STREET in INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46229 in the IU Health Methodist Medical Plaza East building, Suite 200. Our focus is on individualized, professional, compassionate care for your mental health and peace of mind. Currently, we have 13 Contracted Therapists (see below) and are growing all the time. To get started with a Therapist, please complete our referral form.

Innovative Interventions Therapists offer vast experience with issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Stress
  • Issues with Self Esteem and Self Concept
  • Post Natal Depression
  • ADHD
  • Conduct and Oppositional Disorders
  • Defiance in Teens
  • Grief  & Bereavement
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Dispute Resolutions
  • Positive Parenting

Innovative Interventions does not provide Psychological Evaluations nor medication/medication management. We accept medicaid insurance and self-pay options.

Dr. Tom Battocletti

Dr. Thomas A. Battocletti, Ph.D., HSPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist/ Supervisor

Dr. Battocletti supervises the Therapists at Innovative Interventions and has been with the practice since its inception in 2006.  He has been a Licensed Clinical Psychologist since 1995, providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings.  This includes working in community mental health, residential, and private practice.

 

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Priscilla Johnson, M.A. in Clinical Psychology- Mental Health Counseling

CEO/ Psychotherapist

Priscilla has been with Innovative Interventions since 2013 as a Psychotherapist providing psychotherapy, family therapy and couples counseling to with children, teens and adults. In January 2019, she was promoted to role of Chief Executive Officer. Prior to starting with Innovative Interventions, she has worked in various therapeutic and supervisory roles with community mental health centers, a college counseling center, and a non-profit organization.

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Debra Dineff, MS, MFT

Debra is the Founder of  Innovative Interventions.  Prior to the inception of Innovative Interventions in 2006, she worked with children and families for over 15 years within the foster care system, Department of Corrections, Department of Child Services and within the school systems.  She is an expert in strength-based therapy and innovative techniques.

 

Innovative Interventions Therapists

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Richard Payne, MA, LMHC

Graduate Education: MA from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, 2003

Work Experience: Inpatient Hospital, Community Mental Health, Private Practice, & School-Based Counseling

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/counseling-and-wellness-services-llc-greenwood-in/134234

Website: www.greenwood-therapy.com

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Natalie Stevens, MSW, LCSW

Graduate Education: Master of Social Work from Indiana University, 2005

Work Experience: Community Mental Health, Adoption Agency & Private Practice

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/natalie-stevens-indianapolis-in/221663

Website: https://natalie-stevens-lcsw.com/

Steve K-photoSteve Kawiecki, MA, LMFTA

Graduate Education: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy (Summa Cum Laude) from Christian Theological Seminary, 2016

Work Experience: Home Based therapy, Counseling at Wheeler Mission & Private Practice

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/steve-douglas-kawiecki-indianapolis-in/303692

Website: https://awakeandrenewindy.com

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Jeanine Motsay, MA, LMHCA

Graduate Education: MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Christian Theological Seminary, 2018

International Psychotherapy Institute Candidate

Work Experience: College counseling, private practice, non-profit, behavioral health crisis center and healthcare operations roles as analyst, manager, director, vice president, and chief operating officer

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/jeanine-motsay-indianapolis-in/427187

Website: https://www.jeaninemotsay.com/

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Beverly Riddle, MS, LMHC

Graduate Education: MS from Butler University, 1998

Work Experience: School Counseling, Community Mental Health, Private Practice & Military Family Life Counseling

 

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Christina McCartney, MS (Post-graduate Intern)

Graduate Education: MS in Psychology – Behavioral Health from University of Phoenix, 2015

Work Experience: Department of Child Services (DCS), population including individuals who have disabilities, extensive behavioral, mental and medical needs, along with substance abuse concerns

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Tracy Zuchristian, MSW, LSW

Graduate Education: Master of Social Work from Indiana University, 2019

Work Experience: Adolescent Outpatient, Outpatient for dual-diagnosis, Inpatient Behavior Health, Diagnosis and Assessment in Child Behavioral Health, Department of Child Services (DCS) population including children and families, & private practice

 

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Tina Williams, MA, ATR, LMHC

Graduate Education: MA in Art Therapy from Saint Mary of the Woods College, 2016

Work Experience: Community Mental Health and Private Practice

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/tina-williams-indianapolis-in/404813?sid=5e274de7606e7&name=Tina+Williams&ref=1&tr=ResultsName

Website: https://www.artofthesoulstudio.org/

 

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Shelise Decal, MA, LMFTA

Graduate Education: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University-San Diego, 2019

Work Experience: Children, Individual, Family and Couples Therapy, Group Home, Intensive Outpatient Services, Non-Profit, Private Practice

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/shelise-decal-san-diego-ca/492489

 

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Ciara Burks, MS, NCC (Post-graduate Intern)

Graduate Education: MS  in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Indiana State University, 2020

Work Experience: Children, teens and adults providing individual, family and couples therapy through outpatient services, experience with Department of Child Services (DCS)

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Amber Summers, MA, LMFT

Graduate Education: MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University, 2014

Work Experience: Children, teens and adults providing individual, family and couples therapy, outpatient services, private practice, home-based counseling, addictions counseling

Psychology Today Profile: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amber-summers-westfield-in/721337