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Samia Hasan, MD

Director of Mental Health Services
Psychiatrist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Education: Dr. Hasan earned her BA in Psychology from Swarthmore College, an EdM from Harvard University, and an MD from the University of Maryland. Shen then went on to complete a pediatric internship at University of Maryland Medical Center and her psychiatry residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Experience: Following her residency, Dr. Hasan joined the Department of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University as a Senior Instructor from 1996 to 1998, during which time she treated patients on the Schizophrenia unit and worked at a community mental health center. In 1998, while remaining on the clinical faculty of Case Western Reserve University as an Assistant Professor, she joined Levine, Risen, and Associates where she maintained a private practice in which she provided psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and psychotherapy (individual and group). Dr. Hasan came to the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry in 2016 as an Assistant Professor and became the Director of Mental Health Services for the School of Medicine in 2017.

Specialty/Concentration: In her private practice, Dr. Hasan provided mental health services for a number of physicians and physicians-in training. In providing clinical care for both acute and chronic conditions for many years, she developed an increasing interest in preventative mental health and wellness strategies. In her role as Director of Mental Health Services for the School of Medicine, she provides direct clinical care to medical trainees at the nine IU School of Medicine campuses across the state of Indiana. This role also includes the oversight and development of mental health services and wellness programs for medical learners statewide. Dr. Hasan believes that promoting the well-being and health of our IU School of Medicine medical trainees will benefit not only our trainees personally and professionally but will also benefit their future patients and their chosen fields.

Languages Spoken: English

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Stephanie J. Cunningham, PhD, HSPP

Psychologist

Education: Dr. Cunningham holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from The University of Akron. Dr. Cunningham also obtained an MS in Clinical Psychology from Morehead State University.

Experience: Dr. Cunningham joined the Department of Mental Health Services in July 2018 after having worked for nearly eight years in the Counseling Center at the University of Southern Indiana. Her experience has emphasized practice in higher education settings, including work in the counseling centers of Ball State University and The University of Akron.

Specialty/Concentration: In her practice, Dr. Cunningham’s emphasis is on the intersection of the individual’s lived experience and their social context, paying particular attention to issues of culture, identity, and the impact of systemic factors on personal functioning. Throughout her career, she has specialized in practicing in higher education settings, assisting learners in addressing factors (both internal and external) that affect self-confidence and achievement.

Languages Spoken: English

Sarah Finke, LCSW

Mental Health Clinician

Education: Ms. Finke received her BA from Xavier University, and then went on to complete her Masters in Social Work at the Catholic University of America’s National Catholic School of Social Service in Washington DC. She also earned her Certification in Movement Analysis at Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies and is a Certified Instructor for Trauma-Informed Yoga.

Experience: Prior to completing her MSW, Ms. Finke worked for a UNHCR operation in Tanzania as a Best Interest Determination Specialist for unaccompanied minors, and as a Family Reunification & Child-Placement specialist for a national refugee resettlement operation at the Migration & Refugee Services office of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops in Washington DC. Ms. Finke, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an EMDRIA Certified Clinician, joined the Department of Mental Health Services in 2020 after serving for 12 years as a therapist to undocumented immigrants from Latin America living in New Haven, Connecticut. She also operated as a clinician, consultant or instructor for multiple programs including The American Red Cross, The Yale School of Medicine, Global Press Journal, Trauma & Resiliency Resources Inc., The Latino Behavioral Health System, The Greater New Haven Trauma Recovery Network, and HealthRight International. She continues to work with GJS Security (formerly Global Journalist Security) as an instructor for their Hostile Environment & Emergency First Aid Trainings in Puerto Rico, Guatemala, and Washington DC.

Specialty/Concentration: Ms. Finke has 12 years of experience as a bilingual psychotherapist for Spanish-speaking clients. She specializes in trauma recovery for immigrant and refugee populations, first responders, journalists and humanitarian aid workers.

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Dana Lasek, PhD, HSPP

Regional Campus Psychologist

Education: Dr. Lasek earned her BA from Hanover College, and her MEd in Counseling from Vanderbilt University. She then went on to earn her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. Dr. Lasek completed her Professional Psychology Internship at the VA Medical Center in Long Beach, CA.

Experience: Dr. Lasek joined the Department of Mental Health Services in 2018, bringing with her 21 years of clinical experience working in a variety of settings including Hospital, Community Mental Health and most recently, a Multidisciplinary Behavioral Health Group Practice. Dr. Lasek has treated patients with a variety of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, loss and grief, relationship issues and health concerns.

Specialty/Concentration: Dr. Lasek’s areas of specialty include ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, and Couples Therapy.

Languages Spoken: English

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Polly Lybrook, MD

Psychiatrist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Education: Dr. Lybrook earned her BA in Biology from Indiana University. She then completed her MD and Psychiatry Residency at Indiana University School of Medicine

Experience: Prior to joining the Department of Mental Health Services in December 2020, Dr. Lybrook managed her own private practice for 16 years with a patient population that included medical students, physicians, graduate students and professors. Prior to that time, she had experience serving in Medical Director roles in emergency psychiatry and community mental health settings, and worked in hospital inpatient and outpatient services. Dr. Lybrook also has over 25 years of teaching experience with IU School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Specialty/Concentration: In her practice, Dr. Lybrook specializes in anxiety and depressive disorders, OCD, ADHD, PTSD and stressor related disorders.

Languages Spoken: English

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Brian K. Nichelson, PhD, HSPP, CAC

Psychologist

Education: Dr. Nichelson earned his BS in Chemistry and Zoology from Butler University, and his Master of Science in Agency Counseling from Indiana State University. He then went on to earn his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University and to complete his professional Psychology Internship at Michigan State University.

Experience: Dr. Nichelson joined the Department of Mental Health Services in July 2019, bringing with him nearly 30 years of experience as a practicing psychologist. Before joining the department, Dr. Nichelson worked for American Health Network, served as Clinical Director at Tara Treatment Center, and worked at Butler University Counseling Center.

Specialty/Concentration: In his practice, Dr. Nichelson specializes in substance use disorders, family of origin issues, and couples work.

Languages Spoken: English

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Stacie Pozdol, MS, LMHC

Program Manager and Mental Health Clinician

Education: Ms. Pozdol graduated with a BA in Psychology with distinction and high honors from University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and an MS in Clinical Psychology from Vanderbilt University before becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana.

Experience: After graduate school, Ms. Pozdol worked at Vanderbilt conducting assessments and providing consultations to families in the Child Development Center. She then joined Riley Hospital for Children in 2005, where she both provided counseling to children and families and provided educator trainings in local schools. In 2009, Ms. Pozdol started her own private practice, where she worked for 12 years providing services to individuals of all ages. In her practice, Ms. Pozdol addressed mood disorders, ADHD, learning difficulties, family dynamics issues, and social skills difficulties. Ms. Pozdol joined the Department of Mental Health Services in September 2020 as a mental health clinician and program manager.

Specialty/Concentration: Ms. Pozdol has extensive experience addressing study strategies, learning difficulties, time management, and organization. She also has significant experience teaching social and interpersonal skills, supporting individuals with ADHD, and treating anxiety, depression, and other mood-related disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Pozdol also has experience with research, providing outreach services, and presenting to both professionals and patients about treatment strategies.

Languages Spoken: English

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Lesley VanMeter

Administrative Medical Assistant

Education: Ms. VanMeter holds a certificate in Phlebotomy for the Health Care Worker from Henderson Community College as wells as an ABR-OE certification from the AAMA Continuing Education Board.

Experience: Ms. VanMeter joined the Department of Mental Health Services in 2020 bringing with her five years of clinical administrative knowledge and a passion for helping patients.

Specialty/Concentration: Ms. VanMeter enjoys helping others and believes everyone has the ability to make and be the difference.

Languages Spoken: English

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Carmela Williams

Program Coordinator

Education: Ms. Williams holds an Associate of Arts from Indiana University and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Human Resource Management Certificate at Purdue University. She is on track to graduate with her certificate in December 2021 and her BS in August 2023.

Experience: Ms. Williams joined the Department of Mental Health Services in August 2020 and brings 15 years of experience working at Community Health Network in several administrative positions. Prior to joining the department, Ms. Williams worked in Human Resources at Butler University.

Specialty/Concentration: Ms. Williams is passionate about helping organizations succeed by thinking strategically and proposing innovative solutions. She values diversity and making a difference in the lives of others.

Languages Spoken: English