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 has experience in treating anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, ADHD, dissociative disorders, self esteem challenges and general stress issues, among other mental health needs. Brittany has over 2 years of experience working in schools with youth ranging in ages from 11 to 22, serving multiple areas of needs. 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 work history and experience has contributed to her passion and desire to help those who are suffering from trauma, low self esteem and the teenage population. Her unique trainings and experience strengthen her solution focused approach and allows her insight to help even the most severe of needs. Brittany is heartfelt in her approach to help others by walking alongside them in their journey of healing 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, where she gained 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. At Hambright & Associates Danette frequently works with couples, incorporating concepts from Gottman and IMAGO therapy. Danette values diversity of faith, religion, ethnicity, orientation (LBTGQ+), beliefs, and experiences. Danette, a lifelong learner, avidly enjoys reading. She enjoys children, especially her grandchildren, and she and her spouse are passionate in their love for dogs (particularly rescue dogs).
Lyndsay is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist. Lyndsay intuitively guides individuals and families toward healing and wholeness. Her trauma-informed, relational approach is rooted in developmental and attachment theories. Lyndsay values the innate human capacity for healing within nurturing relationships to self and others. She offers a space to be seen, heard, and understood, and an invitation to the wisdom within each person to emerge.
The experience Lyndsay brings to the therapeutic process includes Child-Centered Play Therapy, Filial Therapy, Theraplay® (Level 2), The Body-Brain Approach to Sandtray Play Therapy (Level 3), Trust-Based Relationship Intervention, Somatic Experiencing (introductory level), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Marriage Therapy (Level 1), and training related to grief, anxiety, depression, suicidality, shame/vulnerability, neurobiology, spirituality, and mindfulness. In addition to in-office sessions, Lyndsay teaches parenting groups (using Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, Gottman Emotion Coaching, and Between Two Homes) and educational seminars.
Lyndsay holds an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and has worked in the mental health and wellness field for 10 years. Outside of serving as a therapist, Lyndsay enjoys doing life with her partner Stephen, writing, creating, and connecting with nature.
Leonard Anthony Jr.
Leonard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) who considers it a privilege to journey with people in their darkest moments toward living rich, meaningful lives. He desires to provide a safe space where people are seen, valued, and encouraged to live their own values. To achieve this goal, he utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Ultimately, he believes therapy is a partnership between therapist and client, built on the foundational principles of compassion, empathy, and hope. Leonard grew his passion for helping others through obtaining his Master’s Degree from Grace College and working in a variety of settings including schools, residential facilities, and a community mental health center. Through this, he gained experience working with people struggling with a variety of mental health difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, suicidality, and other mental health struggles. When not in the office, Leonard enjoys making music, traveling with his family, hiking, and playing with his Mini Goldendoodle, Benji.
Latecea Negreros is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and has over five years of experience working in a school setting helping children and teens navigate through the challenges of school and daily stressors. She strives to provide a safe space for individuals in various phases of life in order to assist them in taking steps towards their personal goals. She is trained in multiple therapy techniques for individuals who have dealt with trauma, depression and anxiety and has advanced training in EMDR and hypnotherapy. She uses the interventions of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution Focused Therapy. She is passionate about clinical work with transgender and gender non-conforming individuals along with identifying vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. In her career, she has worked with children as young as seven years old along with experience providing treatment to families, teens and couples. Latecea also has experience leading substance abuse group and has experience in training master level therapist for over four years. Latecea is an avid lover of animals, fashion, good T.V., spending time with her family (especially in Florida) and enjoys celebrating holidays and special occasions with fun themes.