Meet Our Team


The staff and mental health care providers at FSA are friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to help! All therapists and mental health psychologists working in our office must have a masters degree in a counseling field, or licensure. Before applying to take their licensure exam everyone must complete 2,000 supervised hours. All staff at FSA are either working toward their 2,000 supervisory hours or have their licenses in mental health counseling. 

No matter who you work with at FSA, from scheduling to billing, from treatment to education, our staff takes great pride in putting client care first. We get to know you, your family, and work hard to help you thrive. 

Emilee Roberts, Executive Director

Emilee Roberts is a native to the Wabash Valley, and has spent most of her adult life in Madison, IN. However, she is excited to be back in the area, and serve as the Executive Director of FSA Counseling Center.

With almost 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, she brings knowledge of community engagement, strategic planning, fundraising, and board governance to FSA. Emilee has served in roles with Girls Incorporated, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and the Madison Area Chamber of Commerce.

Emilee holds a Master of Leadership Development in Nonprofit Management from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, and a B.S degree in Psychology and Business from Hanover College. She participates on a number of community committees, and is passionate about growing and developing the community to be the best it can be. Emilee is currently pursuing her PhD in Global Leadership from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Melissa Grinslade, Clinical Director

Melissa Grinslade is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master’s degree in social work from Indiana University and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University.

Melissa oversees our clinical services, community outreach programming, and clinical training program. She has experience and training working with individuals, groups, families, and children. Her professional experience includes working with children and families at Hamilton Center community mental health and Gibault residential treatment center, crisis assessment at Union Hospital, and clinical and coordinating services at the Indiana State University Student Counseling Center. Her professional interests include eating disorder treatment, early childhood trauma, and personality disorders. She also enjoys program development, training, and expressive arts work.

Melissa has several certifications for yoga training, including Yoga for Positive Psychology, and uses her skills to develop yoga outreach experiences.

Matthew C. Sullivan, MA

Matthew has his master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University and has been affiliated with FSA since starting out as an intern in 2001. Today he is one of three  to becoming one of three full-time mental health therapists at FSA. Matthew was born in Alexandria, VA but raised in Terre Haute and is proud to call this place home. Matthew enjoys working with individuals and families of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Matthew also serves as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, as a facilitator of our Batterers Intervention Program. He is passionate about the youth of our community and works as a mentor and counselor to several of the local schools in Vigo County.

Melissa Griese, BS

Melissa is the Life Skills Coordinator at FSA Counseling Center.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology with a minor in Psychology from Indiana State University in 2006.  Melissa has been working in mental health for over 15 years, 13 of which she was a Mental Health Care Manager.  As Life Skills Coordinator, Melissa facilitates groups in local schools, the juvenile center and at the FSA office. She also works with clients one-on-one teaching a number of life skills such as anger management, healthy relationships and parenting.  Melissa really enjoys working with our middle school and high school age clients.

Abby Moody, MS, LMHCA

Abby was born and raised in the Wabash Valley, spending most of her life in Knox County. Abby graduated from University of Indianapolis in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Abby then attended Indiana State University for her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Abby graduated with her Master’s degree in 2021. Abby is currently a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling Associate (LMHCA) and is working towards full licensure. Abby is passionate about creating a supportive environment for her clients. She works with kids, teens, and adults on anxiety/depression, stress, and trauma. Abby also enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends and family.

Anna Ellis, MA, LMHC-A, NCC

Anna (she/her/hers) is a native of the Wabash Valley and takes pride in being able to serve her community with its mental health care needs. Anna graduated from St. Mary of the Woods College with her bachelors in Psychology and continued on at Indiana Wesleyan University for her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Anna also received a certificate for the study of addiction from Ivy Tech Community College. Anna is inspired by clients who face multiple barriers to wellness, yet keep a strong desire to have a better life. She currently focuses on school-based counseling with children in Vigo County as well as those in the LGBTQ+ community and working with couples. Anna is married to her best-friend and they have 2 children, a dog, and a cat. Anna enjoys nature, singing, smiling, coloring, collecting Gnomes, and most important laughter. Her motto is “A smile is a frown turned upside down, sometimes we just have to stand on our heads.” 

Sara Julian, MSW, LSW

Sara Julian is a Licensed Social Worker. Sara earned her Master’s degree in social work from Indiana State University and her Bachelor’s degree in Recreation and Sports Management with a concentration in recreation management and youth leadership from Indiana State University. Her professional experience includes working with individuals, families, and children at Hamilton Center community mental health and college students at the Indiana State University Student Counseling Center. Her professional interests include relationship issues, early childhood trauma, anxiety and depression. Sara also enjoys assisting with Outreach services and hopes to help FSA bring more of these services to the Wabash Valley. She would also like to merge her love for the outdoors and therapy by creating Ecotherapy programs. In her free time, Sara likes to spend time with her family and friends, with her many pets or in nature.

JoEllen Henson

JoEllen Henson is a Licensed Social Worker in both the state of Indiana and Illinois.  Ms. Henson earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from Illinois State University in 1989, a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Illinois in 1992, and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration (M.S.Ed.) from Eastern Illinois University in 2005.  Ms. Henson is currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Health Sciences program at Indiana State University.  Ms. Henson currently serves as the Field Director for both the BSW and MSW programs as well as a Multi-Year Faculty Instructor for the Department of Social Work at Indiana State University.  Prior to beginning her work in academia, Ms. Henson worked as a School Social Worker in the state of Illinois for 26 years.  Ms. Henson provided individual therapy as well as group therapy to children ages three through twenty-one in the public school setting.  Additionally, Ms. Henson was involved in educational initiatives including Response to Intervention (RtI) and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), serving as the internal coach for both initiatives at the elementary school level.  Ms. Henson has also been employed as a Correctional Counselor for the Illinois Department of Corrections, where she worked at a maximum-security correctional facility.  Ms. Henson previously taught courses at the community college level including Introduction to Sociology, Social Problems, and Marriage and the Family for thirteen years.