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LORI HORSTMEYER-GRUBB, LMHC

Professional Counselor

Lori Horstmeyer-Grubb, LMHC, BCPC received her Master's degree in Human Development Counseling from Saint Louis University. Her education focused on the entire life span of human development with a concentrated understanding in childhood and adolescent development. She obtained her License in Mental Health Counseling and became a Board Certified Professional Counselor. 

In 2005, she spent 40 plus hours in continuing education coursework to be a Certified Trauma and Loss Consultant. This training is a perfect marriage with the childhood education she received.  She has worked as an In Home therapist, in which all referrals came from the Child Protective Services. Since that time, she works part time in private practice as well as a contract therapist. Lori uses a holistic, faith based perspective and also firmly relying on the wisdom of the ultimate healer, God our Father. She attends Brookside Church.




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JILL BULMAHN, LCSW

Professional Counselor

Jill Bulmahn is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). She earned her Master’s degree from Indiana University’s School of Social Work (IUPUI). Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Ball State University. While attending Ball State, she served in the United States Army Reserve at the 384th Military Police Battalion in Fort Wayne.

Jill has previously worked with children and families at the Department of Children Services and Park Center. While at Park Center, she provided individual, family, and group therapy before leaving to stay at home to raise her daughter.   She is currently an instructor in the Human Services Department at Ivy Tech. 

Jill is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and volunteers at Central Lutheran School. She is a member at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven, Indiana.




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Jule Godsey, LCAC

Professional Counselor

Jule Godsey has over 30 years of experience in the Mental Health field. 15 years has been devoted to counseling those struggling with Alcohol and Drug Addictions. She has extensive training and experience in emergent and residential patients. She has obtained her CADACII, with International Reciprocity, and is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC). She has over 15 years devoted to working with trauma, mental health issues in numerous populations including geriatric care, criminal justice and developmentally disabled.

Jule has received her undergraduate degree and Indiana University and was in the Omicron Honor Society. She has a Masters of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Professional Organizations she belongs to include: National Alcohol Drug Association of Counselors, Indiana Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP), National Association of Social Workers and Fellowship of Christian Counselors. Jule has served on the Board of Directors at IAAP and also the 13th Step House, a halfway house for men recovering from Alcohol and Drug Addictions.

In her spare time, Jule enjoys volunteering at a local charity, spending time in nature, gardening and giving back to others what was freely given to her. She enjoys serving at Cross Connections and feels her avocation is to teach a mind and touch a life. She has been serving on Cross Connections team since April 2016.




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CRYSTAL KELLY, LMHC

Professional Counselor

Crystal Kelly is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), has a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling and bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Saint Francis.  She is currently training to be certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Crystal loves working with people from all walks of life.  She is also a Therapist at Park Center in Fort Wayne, focusing in play therapy, stress management, anger issues, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

Crystal attends Community Baptist Church where she serves on the Young Women's Ministry team.




Kara Korte
   

KARA KORTE, LCSW

Professional Counselor

Kara Korte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with adults and adolescents in the residential setting. She received her master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and spent six years in residential settings providing mental health and substance abuse counseling in Richmond, VA. Kara is trained in trauma treatment using Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has experience working with mood disorders, psychosis, PTSD and personality disorders.

Kara enjoys helping individuals, families, and couples identify root issues from their past and work towards a healthier future. She uses her experience in the residential counseling setting to focus on feeling identification and skills to help manage painful, but sometimes necessary emotions.

Kara loves connecting with her clients and meeting them where they are, using strengths and Biblical truths to help meet goals.

Outside of the counseling office Kara enjoys spending time with her family and staying active. She enjoys running, cycling and being outdoors. Kara attends Praise Lutheran Church. 

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JOYCE STRONG, LMHC

Professional Counselor

Joyce Strong received her Master of Science degree from the School of Education in Counseling and Counselor Education at IUPUI.  Initially, she used her training to work in the academic setting providing both academic and personal counseling to students.  Joyce went on to receive her certification in Functional Family Therapy (FFT Associates, IUB) which enabled her to provide effective therapeutic services to youth and their families both inside and outside of the detention setting.  Joyce most recently served at Park Center where she was able to gain experience by working with a diverse group of clients, including those with severe mental health diagnoses.

Joyce feels that her profession as a therapist is a calling that God has placed on her life and she strives to give the best of her skills and talents to those she serves.  Joyce enjoys working with men, women, and children providing a safe place to share, grow and heal. 

Joyce attends Kings Chapel Assembly where she is a member of the Hospitality Committee and leader of their Marriage Ministry. 



Kathy McIlrath  

KATHY MCILRATH, MSEd

Professional Counselor

Kathy McIlrath has a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Ball State University and a Master of Science degree in education from Indiana University, as well as an endorsement and licensure in school counseling and an endorsement in school administration.

Kathy spent 32 years working in public education, with 19 years of that time working as a school counselor before retiring in 2017. She has experience working with children from Kindergarten age through High School age, as well as working with parents and other adults in the school setting.  Most recently Kathy worked as a home-based case worker for Park Center in Decatur.  She worked with a variety clients to include children and adults with helping them problem solve life's challenges. 

Kathy loves to spend time with her husband of 38 years and the rest of her family in her free time.  She and her husband are very thankful for their son and daughter who are young adults.  Kathy values her close relationship to Jesus Christ and feels His influence in her life daily.  She enjoys sharing God's love with others, and helping others solve life's challenges together.  Kathy is equipped to work with all age groups as they explore God's love and His wonderful grace He bestows on each of us daily.

Kathy is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Counselors.  She is also a member at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ (non-denominational) in Wabash Indiana. 


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MEGAN BEECHING, LMHC INTERN

Licensed School Counselor

After completing the Master’s Counseling Education Program at IPFW, Megan became a licensed school counselor working in an elementary school in 2012. She is experienced in counseling individuals and children with issues relating to family dysfunction, emotion regulation and interpersonal skills deficits.

Megan is also skilled in utilizing group counseling to address issues relating to family changes including divorce, female relational aggression, social skills, anger, impulse control, grief and wellness. 

Megan joined the Cross Connections team in June of 2017 after working with Fort Wayne Community Schools in the elementary grades since 2012. 

Megan is a member of the American Counseling Association and Fellowship Missionary Church.




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MEGAN MULLET, LSW

Professional Counselor

Megan Mullet received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Michigan State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the same institution. Megan is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Deaconess Studies from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

Megan has previously worked with refugees, with after-school educational programs, and in various advocacy roles. Outside of work, Megan has traveled internationally several times for short-term mission trips. Prior to joining Cross Connections, Megan worked with Park Center, a community mental health center, where she provided counseling to individuals and families, with an emphasis on work with children.

Megan attends Emmanuel Lutheran Church. 


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MIKE CHRISTIAN, LMHC

Professional Counselor

Mike is a licensed mental Health Counselor (LMHC), receiving his Master’s Degree from Cornerstone University and is also an ordained Pastoral Counselor. Mike’s passion is to work with men, women, couples, and teens to provide an opportunity to discover how God can transform lives and to help realize wholeness and peace in life circumstances. He will work alongside you to explore current issues and past thoughts, habits, and behaviors that could be blocking or interfering with you knowing God’s love and uncovering the meaning and purpose which comes from seeing His plan for you. He will support and guide you toward your goal of reconnecting with your life purpose in God’s eyes, realizing your identity in Christ, and experiencing the unconditional love, grace, and forgiveness that helps us all to move forward.

Mike focuses on God’s Word, DBT, and CBT to address men, women, couples, and teens dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, substance, and relationship issues. “We all have a developing life story. Not all of the experiences that make up our journey are easy to understand. In fact, it can seem impossible to find some meaning in them. I would consider it a privilege to use my life experience and training to help others”.

Mike is a member of Fellowship of Christian Counselors and American Association of Christian Counselors. He and his wife Brenda are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.