Meet The Hambright Team of Professionals
Owner of Hambright & Associates
Angie has been with Hambright & Associates since 2003. Her endless commitment and dedication remain a very important part of our practice today. In addition to owning the practice she also serves as the office manager. She has a great passion to serve the needs of others both in her personal and professional life. Angie strives to ensure that your experience at Hambright & Associates is both comfortable and compassionate. When she is not at the office, Angie enjoys being on the lake with her husband and family. She has a deep love for animals and also enjoys interior design and decorating.
LMHC, LCAC, EMDR Trained Therapist
Cindy's passion has always been working with individuals and families affected by and trapped in the cycle of addiction. However, not all problems are related to addiction issues. The number one problem today is anxiety and second is depression. She is a certified EMDR Counselor working with adults and children suffering from PTSD symptoms. Cindy began her career working in the school system and she has 23 years of experience as a school counselor in Indiana and 8 years experience as a teacher and department chair in special education and learning disabilities in Virginia. She always knew she wanted to work in the mental health field and during the last two years as a school counselor she was a part time graduate student at Indiana Wesleyan and worked at Madison County Drug Court in the summer. After retirement, she worked as an intern at Family and Children Counseling and Developmental Center in South Bend, working with parents and adults individually and in groups with addiction. She soon moved into full time employment with FCCDC, and facilitated groups at the Hope Mission in South Bend, Dual Diagnosis Groups at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center in Goshen, and SMART Recovery Groups at Samaritan Counseling Center in Elkhart. At Samaritan Counseling Center, she also did individual mental health therapy, family, and marital counseling. Finally, she has worked at hambright since 2014. She enjoys the people she works with and the wonderful people she gets to meet each day. Her husband is a Methodist Minister in Warsaw, IN and she has two grown sons and five delightful grandchildren.
LCSW, EMDR Trained Therapist
Brittany Prater is Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has a Master's degree in Social Work with a heavy background in psychology along with experience in the mental health field that stretches over 10 years. Britany has had experience in treating anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),bipolar disorder, ADHD and dissociative disorders, interpersonal/relationship challenges among other mental health needs. Brittany has over 2 years of experience working in an alternative school with youth ranging in ages from 11 to 22 serving multiple areas of need. She has experience in treating addictions and has led substance groups in the past. Brittany is a certified EMDR therapist and has training in the treatment of insomnia, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Brittany's unique trainings and experience strengthen her solution focused approach and allows her insight to help even the most severe of needs. Brittany has a passion for helping others by walking alongside them in their journey of healing from trauma and welcomes the opportunity to help anyone, no matter the need. In addition to being a therapist, Brittany has a heart for animals and enjoys, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
LCSW , EMDR Trained Therapist
Danette is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and also holds a Master of Science in Management. Danette began her career working with victims of crime in the Fort Wayne Police Department, allowing experience with domestic violence, sexual abuse, child abuse (physical, emotional, and sexual) and grief and loss. She served as the State Director for a private foster care and adoption agency serving special needs youth. This began her devout interest in attachment. Following her passion for working with children and youth, she continued her career at Parkview Behavioral Health (PBH) working with children and youth, ages 3 – 18 and their families. She is a systems therapist at heart and appreciated the opportunity at PBH to work with children/youth and their families, together in treatment. Her career path then took her to Manchester University, her alma mater where she served as the director of counseling. Anxiety, depression, ADD, relationship challenges, identity/self exploration, and working with students on the autism spectrum are areas of expertise utilized most in her work with students. Completing her training as an EMDR therapist enhanced her practice allowing for recognition of attending to the sensations experienced in our bodies. Danette is passionate about meeting the person where they are and developing a plan that allows one to connect with their best self. She is a strength based therapist and has experience working with individuals (including children), couples, and families. She values diversity of faith, religion, ethnicity, orientation (LBTGQ+), beliefs, and experiences. Danette, a lifelong learner, avidly enjoys reading (Brene’ Brown’s work among the favored right now). She enjoys children, especially her grandchildren, and she and her spouse are passionate in their love for dogs (particularly rescue dogs).