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Centerstone Therapists Receive Licensures

Sarah Bullock, Debra Hoesman, Carol Ray Complete Social Work Licensure, Deborah Shipton Completes Mental Health Counselor Licensure

Bloomington, Ind.—Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, today announced that three of its therapists, Sarah Bullock, Debra Hoesman, and Carol Ray, have received licensure as Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and one, Deborah Shipton, has received licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana.

LCSWs are social workers who focus on mental health and are trained in psychotherapy. To obtain LCSW licensure, one must receive a master’s degree in social work, complete two years of supervised clinical counseling, and pass a state examination. LMHCs are counselors who focus on mental health and are trained in psychotherapy. To obtain LMHC licensure, one must receive a master’s or doctoral degree in an area related to mental health counseling, complete two years of post-degree supervised clinical counseling field experience, and pass a state examination.

As a therapist with Centerstone since February 2008, Sarah Bullock provides a range of services for individuals and families at the Bloomington office. Prior to joining Centerstone, she provided care for developmentally disabled adults as an employment support consultant with Stone Belt. Bullock holds master’s degrees in social work and journalism from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

Debra Hoesman joined Centerstone’s Bloomington office as a therapist in 2007. She provides treatment for children and families and has a concentration in home-based family therapy. She previously served as a case manager at the Center for Behavioral Health, Department of Child Services, and Office of Family and Children. Hoesman holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Indiana University.

Carol Ray has been with Centerstone’s Bloomington office since May 2009 as a therapist for groups and individuals battling substance abuse. Prior to joining Centerstone, Ray provided in-home counseling and psycho-educational services to clients at Ireland Home Based Services. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Southern Indiana University.

Deborah Shipton joined Centerstone in May of 2009. She provides services as a therapist within the forensic diversion program in Jeffersonville. Prior to her work at Centerstone, Shipton served as account executive at Caretenders Home Health, an agency that provides nursing and therapy services to the elderly. Shipton is certified as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and holds a master’s degree in counseling from Indiana University and bachelors’ degrees in psychology and communication from Hanover College.

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF International).For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.

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