Sara Pyatt, LMHC, CEDS

Sara is the owner and program director of Mindful Me. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Michigan in 2003 and her Master of Science degree in General Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2005. She began her career in the field of eating disorders in 2005 as a residential counselor at Lotus House, a residential treatment facility for those with eating disorders. In 2006, she became a therapist at Selah House, which continues to thrive as an inpatient treatment facility for those with eating disorders and is located in Anderson, Indiana. At Selah House, she treated outpatients, led and co-led several Intensive Outpatient Programs, participated in and facilitated residential groups, and led the Residential Aftercare Program. In 2008, she began working at Center for Hope and Family Solutions as an outpatient therapist specializing in eating disorders, where she continued to work for six years. In 2010, she became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Indiana and was given the designation of Certified Eating Disorders Specialist (CEDS) by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). The CEDS designation is granted to those who have exhibited expertise in the field of eating disorders and have achieved high levels of experience and education in this area. Sara is passionate about helping people with eating disorders during their journey to recovery, and she opened Mindful Me in 2014 in order to provide much-needed specialized treatment services for this population. She lives in Carmel, Indiana with her husband and two children. 

 

KATIE DEGRELLA, LCSW

Katie is the lead therapist for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and also provides outpatient services. She is a trained psychotherapist who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Purdue University. While attending Indiana University Graduate School of Social Work, she worked as a personal trainer and enjoyed the coaching aspects of personal training as well as the satisfaction of helping others to achieve their goals. After graduation from Indiana University with her Master’s in Clinical Social Work, Katie worked at Legacy House as the Child and Adolescent Specialist, treating children and families who were survivors of violent crime and trauma. She then spent two and half years working and studying at the Wright Institute in Los Angeles, California.  During this time she also worked as part of a multidisciplinary clinical team at the Dr. Susan Krevoy Eating Disorder Program. The two and half years included an intensive psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program with 5 hours of supervision per week with professionals of different disciplines. This experience helped Katie to understand how to apply different treatment modalities to address root causes of psychological issues that ultimately bring about long-term and lasting changes. Katie launched her private practice in Santa Monica, California, and specialized in clients suffering with eating disorders and the co-existing mood disorders, as well as other psychological issues, including trauma. Katie discovered mindfulness and became excited about its implications for treating eating disorders. An essential element to the therapeutic process is to help a client to integrate mind, body and spirit.  The advances in the field of neuroscience have made it possible to validate that mindfulness is a powerful treatment tool when used with psychotherapy. Katie holds clinical licenses in both Indiana and California. She is passionate about her work and believes that it requires a life-long commitment to continued education and personal growth to be able to effectively help others.

 

TRINA KRIEGER, LMHC

Trina leads one night a week of our Intensive Outpatient Program and also provides outpatient services. She specializes in body image therapy but provides treatment for all aspects of eating disorders. She previously worked as the Body Image Therapist at Selah House — an inpatient/residential/partial hospitalization program for adolescent and adult women with eating disorders — in Anderson, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Olivet Nazarene University in 2013 and her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana in 2019. Trina is passionate about empowering others and helping them to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies. In her free time, she enjoys photography, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and dog.


Lauren (Collins) RIEKER, RD

Lauren is the dietitian for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and also provides outpatient services. She graduated from Ball State University with her Bachelors of Science in Dietetics in 2012. Upon graduation she completed her Dietetic Internship through Ball State University where she completed Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Management rotations at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana. Lauren has several years of experience in nutrition counseling. She worked for the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis as a Registered Dietitian for 2 years. Her own business, Renovate Your Plate, was created in 2014 to help better serve clients by offering private consultations through in-home meal prepping demonstrations, grocery tours, and strategies to develop healthy relationships with food. Lauren is extremely passionate about helping others live healthier lives through food, nutrition, and overall wellness. She believes she's found her true calling working with those with eating disorders. In her free time she enjoys cooking for friends and family and spending time with her husband Erik and puppy Breck.

Vicki Townsend, RYT-200

Vicki leads the weekly yoga instruction during the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). She has been practicing yoga for 25 years. She has a Master's Degree in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has taught in public schools in Boston and in several private elementary- through college-level schools in Indiana. She retired from teaching in 2007 and started her own yoga and tutoring company called Mindful Learning Strategies, LLC through which she provides private and public yoga lessons as well as tutoring services. She has her 200-hour certification with Yoga Alliance and also has training in programs such as Off the Mat, YogaKids, and Blooma (prenatal yoga), and she has studied meditation based on the teachings of the Center for Mindfulness. She currently lives in Zionsville, Indiana. She has two daughters who both practice yoga. She also enjoys gardening, horseback riding, and traveling.


Shiela Irick, MD

Shiela Irick, MD is the psychiatrist who oversees the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). She is a Board Certified Psychiatrist, specializing in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition from the University of Utah and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. She did her internship and residency at Indiana University Medical Center and her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in San Antonio, Texas. She has worked in multiple outpatient and inpatient settings and served as the Medical Director for an inpatient eating disorder treatment facility for several years. She currently works at Indiana Health Group. She has extensive experience, knowledge, and expertise in the area of eating disorders, which is why Mindful Me recommends that clients are under her care during the course of the IOP. She sees clients at Indiana Health Group and does not work out of the Mindful Me office. 

Dr. Irick's contact information is as follows:

Indiana Health Group

703 Pro-Med Lane

Carmel, Indiana

46032

Phone: 317-843-9922