The independent practioners of Southside Counseling Associates have unique backgrounds and many
different experiences and roads behind them. They share, however, a singular belief in every person's right to find a way
to not only get by, but thrive in life. Whether working individually or together, they use their diverse experiences to help
clients find their voice and determine their own path.
is an individual therapist who pairs her dynamic energy with a gift of relating to clients to help them find their way.
She pairs a strong intuitive sense with unconditional positive regard to help clients feel comfortable and at ease to explore
life choices and enact positive change. Her strengths include helping clients uncover faulty thought patterns and discover
new ways of thinking and being in the world.
has experience providing creative, collaborative and practical counseling with many different types of clients including
adolescents, young adults, and mature adults. She works well with many types of struggles including anxiety, depression,
relationship concerns, self-discovery concerns, and more.
Vesper Jr., LMHC, LAC
a graduate from Indiana University, has been a therapist for many years. His warm, accepting, creative, insightful and recovery
focused therapy style encourages developing self-acceptance, the confidence for positive change and what's preventing that
from happening. With a holistic perspective, he feels comfortable incorporating spirituality in treatment upon request
with a primary Christian perspective, but will work with all beliefs. Areas of expertise are Depression, Anxiety, Addictions,
Trauma, Spirituality, Bereavement, Childhood Abuse, Men's and Relationship Issues, and more.
Nikki Batta, LCSW, LCAC
Over the past 15 years Nikki has worked
with teens, adults, and older adults providing a range of mental health and addiction therapy. Nikki enjoys "walking
the journey" with her clients and works with individuals with a variety of struggles: addiction, bipolar, depression,
crisis intervention, anxiety, relationship issues, adjustment issues (life transitions), self-esteem, emotion regulation,
women's issues (survivors of domestic violence), parenting issues, codependency and more. Nikki is
very strengths-based and client-centered. She sees the good in her clients and helps them identify their strengths which
can bring new meaning and healing into their lives. Nikki is eclectic, using a variety of frameworks including Cognitive
Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
Andrea Heiden, LMHC
Andrea specializes in depression, life transitions, women's issues, sexuality issues, adolescents and young
adults. She believes that her role is to help you achieve your maximum potential in mental health and happiness.
Kristen Williams, LCSW
Kristen has extensive experience providing individual and family therapy to individuals aged 12 and over. Her
specialties include mood, thought, and personality disorders as well as substance abuse disorders. Kristen also works with
children and adults diagnosed with intellectual disabilities, and issues related to trauma and life changes. Kristen uses
a strengths-based, client-centered approach to help clients recognize their own innate strengths and resources. She sees herself
as an agent for change and actively assists clients in achieving their treatment goals.