Meet Our Therapists

Who We Are

The licensed therapists of Compassionate Living Now come to the practice with a broad range of experiences and expertise. What we share is a posture of compassionate presence, the desire to honor your unique journey, and a commitment to excellence in care.

Corinne Qualkinbush, LSW

Resident Therapist

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Corinne comes to Compassionate Living Now with expertise in treating anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. She has worked extensively with clients within the LGBTQ community and those with complex trauma histories, and welcomes working with adolescents, teens, and adults.

Corinne believes strongly in cultivating a warm atmosphere where clients can feel heard, validated, and understood. She has a direct and compassionate approach rooted in a desire to see clients build a life worth living. By creating a non-judgmental space, she aims to empower clients to explore their personal histories, build resilience, and discover their inner strengths. Her work centers on facilitating greater self-awareness and insight into the origins of a person’s challenges, as a means to lasting change.

Having obtained her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and her Master’s in Social Work from IUPUI, Corinne has also undergone training in Internal Family Systems and EMDR. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic frameworks including DBT, CBT, imagery work, and mindfulness.

Ariel Nosofsky, LSW

Resident Therapist

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Ariel is dedicated to working with individuals to create a safe space and trusting therapeutic relationship through which she helps her clients identify strengths and develop coping skills to navigate life’s challenges and transitions. 

 

Ariel received her MSW from Indiana University with a focus in medicine and healthcare systems. She has experience working in both home-based and agency settings, treating children, adolescents, adults, and families. She has a whole person approach to treatment and acknowledges the importance of identifying all aspects of an individual’s life including physical health, support systems (family, friends, etc.), work or school environment, and faith/spirituality.

 

Ariel returns to her work as a therapist, having founded and run a successful online retail business for the past seven years. She has an affinity for working with women with an entrepreneurial interest and for those who are seeking work/life balance and satisfaction.

Ariel looks forward to connecting with adults of all backgrounds and ages and welcomes the opportunity to partner with and support you through transitional life events and obstacles you may be facing.  

Reilly Beaman, LMHCA

Resident Therapist

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Reilly Beaman, LMHCA, resident therapist at Compassionate Living Now, is committed to walking with her clients on their mental health journey, providing validation, guidance, and compassion along the way. She works with clients of all ages and treats anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationship issues, and trauma in adult clients. She has particular expertise and experience working with children and adolescents, utilizing play therapy to help young clients and their families work through behavior issues, excessive worries, communication issues, and much more.

Reilly received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University and her Master’s degree in Social Psychology and Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ball State University. Her work pulls from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness.

Reilly welcomes clients of all ages from all backgrounds. She understands that every experience is unique, and so strives to meet her clients where they are and believes strongly in providing a safe and supportive environment in which to help guide her clients towards healing and growth. 

Rihona Bing-English, LSW

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Rihona devotes herself to creating sincere and collaborative relationships that center on each client’s unique experience. Her therapeutic approach is grounded in radical acceptance and compassion to create a therapeutic environment that welcomes clients to bring their whole selves into an empathic, and non-judgmental environment that prioritizes creating meaningful change. 

Rihona holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University Bloomington and has extensive experience with teens and adults of all backgrounds. Pulling from various therapeutic perspectives including Ego State Interventions, Internal Family Systems, Narrative therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing, Rihona treats issues related to childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, racial trauma, and adjusting to various life transitions.

Rihona welcomes adults, ages 18 and older from all backgrounds. She recognizes the courage it takes to make that first step toward change and looks forward to working alongside you in your search for a more satisfying and enjoyable life.

Kiera Wilson, LCSW

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Kiera is committed to building trusting, collaborative and genuine relationships with adults and younger adults, and enjoys supporting individuals in identifying strengths to cope with life’s transitions and challenges. She strives to bring an intersectional understanding of power, privilege, and oppression and the impact they can have on the lives of individuals, families, and communities to sessions. She feels privileged to hear your stories and she approaches therapy with a non judgemental, compassionate and supportive attitude.
 
Kiera draws from many perspectives including psychodynamic theories, motivational interviewing and harm reduction, and holistic views of health and healing. She has a background in treating trauma, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. And has worked with people in groups, individual sessions, hospitals, residential treatments, and community mental health. Kiera is trained in EMDR to support healing from trauma.
 

Mimi Buthelezi, LMFT

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Mimi believes that life is about relationships and she’s endlessly curious about how the relationships we stem from, and the narratives we carry with us, shape and inform our present lives. She understands and admires the bravery it takes to begin this process, and so strives to foster an environment where clients feel empowered and able to be transparent. At the root of this is her deep commitment to the therapist-client relationship as a foundation for change. Her work is informed by social justice, and through the use of systemic approaches, she assists clients in uncovering a greater sense of insight and self-awareness. Her approach is direct and respectful.

Mimi received her Master’s in Couples and Family Therapy from Drexel University and has experience working with couples, families, children and adults, both in a clinic setting and as home-based therapist. She feels privileged to learn from and be challenged by her clients every day, and believes that in order to assist clients in doing the sometimes difficult work of healing, we must have the courage to do it ourselves. 

Mimi specializes in working with couples and families and sees individuals, couples, families and children of all make-ups and ages. She works with clients to address relationship distress, trauma, anxiety, depression, identity development, disruptions in attachments, and life’s many transitions. 

Mimi is particularly drawn to working with individuals and family systems as they go through the phases of pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. She is a Certified Mental Health provider through Postpartum Support International and uses a variety of treatment approaches to support clients including psychoeducation, clinical evaluations, and therapy. 
 

Sam Barbash-Riley, LCSW

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Sam is dedicated to collaborating with adults experiencing difficulties with mental health and life circumstances in order to move towards a more rich and meaningful life. They have a nonjudgmental, trauma-informed, playful, and creative approach to therapy, and they believe that each client is the expert in their experience.  

Sam has expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and trauma. They are passionate about working with transgender and LGBQ individuals, and people in polyamorous and non-monogamous relationships. They are also kink-aware. 

Sam received their MSW from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, and their approach is grounded in training and experience in Internal Family Systems, Exposure and Ritual Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and EMDR. They have completed IFS Level 1 training through the IFS Institute and EMDRIA-approved EMDR Training. Their experience includes individual therapy in a community mental health setting and intensive case management with people experiencing homelessness.

Sam strives to bring an anti-oppressive framework to session, and believes in the power of self-compassion. They welcome the opportunity to support you in deepening your relationship with yourself and accessing your own wisdom. 

Sam is currently on leave.

Abby Katz, LCSW

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Abby began her career in Social Work seeking a way to combine a passion for social justice and change with a desire to support people in times of personal life changes and crises. She has dedicated her professional career to serving marginalized communities and individuals with compounding trauma.

Her expertise is in using Harm Reduction, Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. She has been trained in Motivational Interviewing and CBT. Abby’s primary focus is on developing a safe and sincere relationship with clients and to then use her tool kit of therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to the individual.

Abby obtained her MSW at Columbia University in New York City and worked for over a decade at a community health and housing provider in Harlem. She has spent her career working with people living with HIV/AIDS, depression, trauma and/or any manifestation of addiction in individual and group therapy.

She looks forward to connecting with adults of all backgrounds and experiences and recognizes the impact of social racial, sexual and gender oppression on the daily lives of all people.

 

Catherine Colbert, LMHC

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Catherine comes to Compassionate Living Now has more than 10 years of experience as a therapist in a variety of settings including homes, school, office, and community. She is trauma informed and trained in EMDR, and has expertise in treating depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, and substance use. She treats clients of all ages, and particularly enjoys work with children, teens, young adults, and parents. 

Catherine is a highly collaborative therapist and forms strong working relationships with her clients. She believes that grounding in reality while maintaining a focus on hope, allows for acceptance and the possibility of transformation.

Catherine has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications Arts, from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; and a master’s degree in Counseling and Counselor Education, from Indiana University.  She has an eclectic approach and pulls from Interpersonal, Person-Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies, as well as EMDR, and Motivational Interviewing. 

Catherine welcomes individuals and families of all make-ups and ages. She understands that life can be difficult and full of the unknown and looks forward to partnering with you to address the struggles you are facing today.

Stacey Kim, LCSW

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Stacey is passionate about working with individuals who are struggling with mental health issues, and is amazed and inspired by her clients every single day. 

She became a therapist after spending more than 20 years working in the arts, specifically in classical music. She brings her love of art, self-expression, and harmony to all of the work that she does with her clients. 

Stacey works with adults and has expertise in treating trauma, depression, anxiety and other mood disorders, grief, loss, and issues related to chronic pain or illness. She has an affinity for working with those engaged in creative endeavors such as music performance, writing and visual art. Her approach is strength-based and recovery oriented.

She is the Founder of Compassionate Living Now, where she strives to create a safe, positive space that provides many avenues for individuals to explore, create, come together, and heal. 

She received her Master’s in Social Work from University of Cincinnati School of Social Work, is a graduate of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Training through Women Writing for (a) Change, Bloomington, and is a registered mediator.

Stacey is not currently accepting new clients.

Julia Livingston, LCSW

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Julia’s approach to therapy artfully weaves together her many years of experience as both a psychotherapist and a ceramic artist. She engages clients in a creative process of personal growth that can stimulate transformative change. Grounding in the here and now, Julia gently leads her clients into a respectful and compassionate deep inner listening and self-attunement. Her process supports self-trust, actualization, and resilience. 

Julia has more than 20 years of experience as a psychotherapist and has worked in both private practice and in a university setting.  She received her MSW from IUPUI and has skill and training in the use of Focusing, a therapeutic method that creates a space for non-judgmental attention to our own inner bodily felt knowing, and stimulates a process of clarity and insight that makes outer change possible.

Julia works with adults and has experience treating a variety of mental health issues. She particularly enjoys work supporting those who wish to live a more creative and embodied life. 

Rebecca F. Houghton

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Rebecca (Becca) offers clients a compassionate and inclusive space to explore their inner worlds, past experiences, values, beliefs, thoughts, and relationships. While working with Becca, clients can expect empathy and empowerment as they navigate life’s milestones and challenges. In her counseling practice, Becca draws from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed and person-centered approaches. Becca is open to seeing clients aged 18 and over with varying backgrounds and concerns, though she is particularly interested in perinatal/postpartum period mood and anxiety disorders, general anxiety, depression, adult ADHD, PTSD, and chronic pain.

Becca holds a BA in English Literature from Tufts University, a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, and a Master of Science and Education in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana University. She has undergone specialized training in perinatal mood disorders through Postpartum Support International (PSI) and is currently in the process of completing Level 1 training in Internal Family Systems (IFS) through the IFS Institute.

“When we give ourselves compassion, we are opening our hearts in a way that can transform our lives.”

-Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion and co-creator of Mindful Self-Compassion

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