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.
Christina Crist, Interim Director
Christina is most well known for her role as Executive Director of Team of Mercy. In her role with Team of Mercy, Christina assists the friends and families of individuals who have died by suicide. Currently, Christina is heading both FSA and Team of Mercy, working closely with both Boards to bring awareness to the meatal health across the Wabash Valley.
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.
Jennifer M. Wallace, M.Ed., LMHC-A (she/her/hers)
Jennifer is native to the Wabash Valley area and has served the community for over six years in the helping field. She graduated from Indiana State University in 2018 with her master’s in school counseling. She is now a third year doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision Ph.D. program at ISU. Jennifer believes that each client who is willing to put in the work has the capacity for change and growth in their life amidst all of life’s struggles. Her philosophy is that her job as a therapist is to provide a non-judgmental space for clients to learn about the self and try on new ways of being and thinking. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, shopping, and playing video games.
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 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then attended Indiana State University where she earned her Master’s degree, graduating in 2021. She 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. In her free time She enjoys watching movies and spending time with friends and family.
Diane Smith MS, LMHC, RPT-S, NCC
Diane is a graduate of Indiana State University (1990) with a degree in Mental Health Counseling. In addition, Diane is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor working primarily with children, adolescents and families. Areas of interest include
anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, attachment and adjustment issues.
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 facilitate groups in local schools, the juvenile center and at the FSA office. She also work with clients one-on-one teaching a number of life skills such as anger management, healthy relationships and parenting. Melissa really enjoy working with our middle school and high school age clients.
Ashley Poff, BS (she/her/hers)
Ashley is one of FSA’s newest additions. Her role as Business Manager has her performing accounting, marketing, and fundraising tasks. She came to FSA with over 5 years experience in nonprofit marketing as well as 11 years sales and management experience. Ashley is passionate about the importance of mental health services and is excited to be helping forward FSA’s mission of providing quality and affordable mental health services to the under and uninsured. In her free time, Ashley enjoys cake decoration, and reading but her favorite thing to do is to sit with her husband and watch her son play football.
Deborah is the office administrative assistant for FSA. She has worked for the organization for 3 years, now. Deborah was born and raised in Terre Haute. She came to FSA with many years of office and customer service experience which have both served her well in her current position. Deborah loves crafting in her spare time and considers all animals and her family a true blessing.
Tanya started at FSA in September 2020 as the Billing Specialist. With over 8 years experience in office management, she has proven to be a great asset. In her spare time Tanya loves to go on new adventures with her husband and 2 children. Their favorite place to visit is beach where they enjoy shelling.