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Indianapolis Counseling Center Clinical Staff
Kenneth E. Dickens, M.S., LMHC, CADACIV, is the Indianapolis Counseling Center Agency Director. Ken holds a Masters degree in Community Psychology from Martin University. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Indiana. He has worked with adolescents and adult substances abusers since 1989 and in the areas of sexual offenders and anger control since 1997. Ken was recognized as "Counselor of the Year" in 1993 by ICAADA (Indiana Counselor Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse). He also served on the INATSA Board (Indiana Chapter for the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers).
 
Ron D. Smith, MS, LMHC, CADACIV, Ron is holds a masters degree in counseling and ministry. Ron has worked with adult and adolescent sexual abusers since 1989. Ron is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and recognized as a leader in treatment of adult and juvenile sex offenders. He is the past President of MRNISO and INATSA and past Director of ICC.
 
Denise M. Ackermann, MSW, Denise holds a Masters degree in Social Work from Indiana University. She has been employed in the mental health field since 1996. Denise has experience working on an inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse rehabilitation unit (5 years) while also providing a variety of counseling services at a women’s clinic (3 years), providing group therapy in prison with convicted adult male sex offenders (4.5 years), and as a coordinator of services for adult convicted sex offenders (3 years). Since December of 2008 Denise has been treating a variety of populations including juveniles, individuals, and couples for general mental health and court ordered services as well as providing assessments and individual/group therapy for those who have engaged in deviant/illegal sexual behaviors.
 
Connie Grohnke, is the agency accounts manager. She has been employed with agency since 1999. She handles the financial operations, intake scheduling of clients and office managerial functions. Connie is the person to ask for when scheduling to be seen by therapists, questions concerning programs or issues related to payments and accounts.
 
 
 

Agency Founder:

Andrea L. Hern, M.A., LMHC, NCC, CAS, CAC/CDC
, holds a master's degree in Counseling Psychology and is a certified therapist in the areas of sex addiction, alcohol and drug counseling and forensic counseling. She is a member of many professional organizations and has done extensive work in the field of human sexuality and sexual abuse, publishing articles in these fields. Her areas of expertise include the treatment of sex offenders, sexual abuse survivors, chemical dependency and general mental health issues.