Counseling Staff

Natalie Hubartt, MA, LMHC

Counseling Director 

As the E91 Counseling Ministry Director, I love that I get to pour into others by counseling through difficult times, supervising as people find their footing in a new career, or walking alongside them through various seasons of life. I am a counselor who believes in disciple-ing and equipping people to realize and live out of their full identity in Christ.

As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor I specialize in marriage counseling, trauma and women’s issues, and problems related to sexual brokenness. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace College and Seminary, and prior to E91’s Counseling Ministry, spent time practicing in both home-based and outpatient treatment centers.

It is a privilege to join people as they work through their personal and relational issues and to help them take next steps. Much of my love for this kind of work comes from seeing God’s redemption in my own story navigating life as a daughter, wife, and mother.  Outside of ministry, you’ll find me chasing my two daughters and enjoying time with my husband and close friends.

Lori Burns, MA, LHMC, LCAC

Pastoral Counselor and Supervisor

My name is Lori Burns and I am a counselor and pastor that loves to walk alongside people as they grow and heal. I have been counseling for over 17 years. As a Licensed Professional Counselor I specialize in women's issues, sexual abuse, adoption issues, trauma, and sexual addiction recovery. I received my Master of Arts in Counseling and a Master of Arts in Practical Ministries from Cincinnati Bible Seminary. I also have received further training related to addiction and trauma, hold an addictions license in the state of Indiana, and am an IAAP approved clinical supervisor for addictions. Along with my experience in private practice, I have spent over 14 years working as a pastor on staff within the local church and supervisor for their counseling centers.

It is always a great privilege to have others be willing to share their journey with me. Much of my journey, like many of us, is full of joy and difficult times where God has used those moments to grow me and transform me. On this journey of life, I have been blessed with three beautiful children and a loving husband.

Crystal Jessee, MA, LMFT, NCC

Clinical Director 

My goal is to create a safe environment where clients are free to work through the obstacles they face.  I encourage and challenge clients toward holistic growth, looking at the physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual aspects of life.  I am passionate about helping couples enrich their relationships though Christ-centered counseling, and I come alongside individuals as they gain an understanding of their identity in Christ and walk through struggles with trauma, grief, anxiety, and strained relationships. 

I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and spent 16 years in the banking industry before God prompted me to become a Christian counselor.  I completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University and am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the state of Indiana.  As Clinical Director, I have the great privilege of encouraging and guiding counselors in training, while combining my accounting background with my calling as a counselor to manage the day-to-day operations of the counseling center.

Purposeful, devoted time with my family and with the Lord is very important in keeping my heart full, and it works to build strong bonds in the relationships I hold close.  When I am not counseling, I enjoy playing games and watching movies with my three sons, reading and studying God’s Word, and date night with my husband.

Ty Wyss, MA

Pastoral Counselor


As a pastoral counselor, I most often enjoy working with those that have been pushed to the margins by society and even the church.  I specialize in helping people form a stable identity in Christ while working through the myriad of things that hinder the full expression of life to the full.  A few of these hindrances are shame, trauma, and sex/sexuality issues in particular.  I believe that God wants to fully heal our souls from past and present experiences and I love to take part in people’s stories as God does this work.

My education includes a BA in Psychology and Christian Counseling, along with an MA in Mental Health Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University.  I also did 5 years of intensive discipleship and ministry training in a Master’s Commission program.  Bringing the worlds of psychology and spirituality together is a passion I have.  With this in mind, I have often used a cognitive behavioral approach in tandem with narrative therapy for a transformative experience where clients better know their story and God’s role in it.

Ray Ellis, MA

Pastoral Counselor

Ray Ellis worked the first half of his adult life building the family farm and working in the construction industry. At the same time, he served in the local church as Mission Chairman, Deacon, and Elder.    

After responding to God’s call to full-time ministry, Ray earned degrees in Bible, psychology, and counseling. Ray spent some twenty years as a pastor and, for many of those years, also working at different counseling offices. Ray is currently living out his passion for helping and encouraging people on their transformation experience as a pastoral counselor.

Ray enjoys working with people who are struggling with relationship issues of any kind, including marriage, family, personal grief, and past trauma. He is also passionate about helping those who are directly involved in the paid ministry. 

Caitlyn Koshnick, MA, LMHCA

Resident Counselor

 

I am grateful to be apart of the E91 Counseling Ministry as a resident counselor. I have always had a passion for working with people, and it is a privilege to be able to walk alongside people as they are telling their story. My desire is for my clients to feel that they are in a safe, warm environment where they are valued and heard. My view of counseling is based on an integrated model incorporating relationship, choice-making, negative, or irrational thought mapping, and use of encouragement.

I studied sculpture and ceramics in undergrad, earning my Bachelor of Arts at Taylor University, but I felt compelled to pursue a career as a counselor where I could help hurting people I attended Grace College & Seminary, earning my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health. I have experience in a variety of settings, including high school college, and private practice. I enjoy working with individuals facing emotional strain such as grief, depression, and anxiety, and working through issues pertaining to sexuality, trauma, and bereavement by understanding purpose, identity, and the true hope that comes from Jesus Christ. I also appreciate coming alongside couples as they work to create healthy boundaries, work through conflict resolution, and establish communication skills. When I am not counseling, I enjoy reading, watching funny movies, drawing, cooking, and going on walks with my husband.

Harold Grundy, MA

Resident Counselor

I am a retired educator and coach, serving 31 years in the Indianapolis Public School District. I have enjoyed an outstanding career as a teacher and coach, being voted Physical Education Teacher of the year in 1989 and being inducted into The Indiana Wrestling Hall of Fame as a coach in 2009. After retirement in 2011, I began volunteering at Fairbanks Hospital which I continue today. In 2015 I wrote a proposal for a 12 Step for Christians Ministry at my church that is flourishing today. After much prayer and receiving direction from The Lord, I returned to Graduate School to attain my Master of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2018. I am assured that God has a work for me to do in the area of helping those that are struggling with addictions and other traumas in life.

Megan Rogg, MA

Pastoral Counseling & Practical Ministries Resident

I am so grateful to serve as a resident counselor at the E91 Counseling Ministry. I love sitting across from people as they share their stories. It is such a privilege to walk alongside others as they process the highs and lows in life. I strive to create a safe, comfortable, and vulnerable environment for my counselees. I believe it is my role to bear their burdens and speak the truth in love so they may better understand their story in the context of the narrative God is writing. 

I earned my BA in Elementary Education from Butler University and my MA in Biblical Counseling from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I also spent 4 years on staff at Soma Church, serving wherever there was a need, from operations to connect and everything in between. I am excited to build upon my ministry background in a more formal counseling setting.

When I am not counseling I enjoy riding my bike around downtown Indy, spending quality time with my close friends, traveling the world, and cheering on my Butler Bulldogs.

Andy Dix, BCC

Christian Coach

As a Christian Coach, I see my role as an equal with my clients, who I believe are highly capable, uniquely gifted by God, and called to live out God's purpose for their lives. We all can aspire to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually as we are led by the Holy Spirit. As a coach, I seek to help my clients to listen to the Holy Spirit's leading and to formulate plans and goals to have an abundant life and fulfill God's purpose for them, Together, we seek to find a way to thrive on purpose and to do our utmost for His highest.

My background is as a Board Certified Executive Business Coach, change manager, and Human Performance Improvement Technologist. I spent many years in sales and leadership roles in a Fortune 50 corporation. My past 10 years were working as an internal management consultant and executive coach. Recently, I have expanded my personal study to include courses in Christian Life Coaching. I hold a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from Indiana University. My primary field of study was business management and leadership in telecommunications.

My wife, Kathy, and I have been married for over 30 years and have 2 daughters. My favorite activity is flying my Cessna 177B Cardinal. If we work together in a coaching relationship, perhaps we can both soar on wings like eagles!

Jaclyn Berning

Intern Counselor

As a current graduate student at Indiana Wesleyan University studying to obtain my master's degree in marriage and family therapy, I am very excited to further my experiences and knowledge through an internship at the East 91st Street Christian Church Counseling Ministry. I believe in the counseling ministry at E91 and the holistic approach the staff integrates into their counseling. 

Helping others has been a passion of mine as long as I can remember. Marriage and family therapy became a part of that passion after I completed a marriage and family interactions course in my undergraduate career at Indiana University. Through my experiences, I have discovered how much I truly enjoy working with families, couples, and individual on their communication styles and their relationships with others in their life.

I am grateful for God, my loving boyfriend of 5 years, and my wonderful family. We enjoy attending sporting events, going on bike rides, and watching movies.

 

Ted Ritchie

Intern Counselor 

I am currently a graduate student at Huntington University working on completing my master's degree to become a licensed mental health counselor. I am currently employed as an officer and firefighter on the west-side of Indianapolis and have undergraduate degrees from Ball State University in marketing and history. While my initial calling has been public safety over the past 20+ years, I have come to view that time as a part of my own refinement towards a vocation as a Christian counselor. Some of my interests in counseling include family of origin issues, trauma and crisis, recovery from the various forms of abuse, grief, and addictions.

I enjoy time with my teenaged son, reading, traveling, movies that make you think, theology, psychology, history, deep conversations over coffee, hearing testimonies, and walking beside others as they heal during their own journey. I came to know Jesus quite a bit later in life, and while I was not raised Christian, I can empathize with others in what a life without Christ looks and feels like. I have been rather intentional in my own discipleship ever since the day I first came to believe and love few things more than witnessing the birth of a person's faith.

Nicky Dube

Intern Counselor

It is an absolute pleasure to serve at E91 as an intern counselor. Helping others has always been a passion of mine and to counsel in a Christian framework is an awesome way to serve God in today’s world. I am excited to complete my training and gain even more experience in what God has called me to.

As a current graduate student of Liberty University, I have gained many skills and tools to enhance my ability to counsel others and have learned that I have a passion for helping women and couples through difficult times.

Outside of counseling, I enjoy spending time with my husband and young son, helping with ministry at church, and being outside as much as possible.

Mandi Klinger

Intern Counselor

I am a graduate intern with E91, working toward completing a master’s degree in mental health counseling through Grace College. As a counselor, I am passionate about helping my clients through difficult times, so they can experience growth, healing, and a greater sense of wellbeing. I believe that counseling is a collaborative relationship between the counselor and the client and strive to make my clients feel heard and safe to be open and honest. I understand that reaching out for counseling can be hard, but I believe that change and healing is possible through the work of the Holy Spirit within the counseling relationship.

I received my bachelor’s in psychology from DePauw University and have worked for fifteen years in the mental health and education fields, as well as in ministry. I enjoy working with children, adults, couples, and families.

My husband and I are busy with a teenage son, a daughter in elementary school, and a new puppy I am training to be a therapy dog. In my free time, I like to play games with my family, spend time outdoors, watch movies and read.

Brian Griffin

Practicum Student

I am a current graduate student at Liberty University pursuing a degree in Professional Counseling. It was important to me to choose a Christian university and find a Christian-based counseling center. Prior to pursuing my education in counseling, I was a chaplain assistant for the U.S Army. Stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division, I assisted the chaplain in tending to the spiritual welfare of our organization. It was during this ministry that I discovered my passion for sitting with people and helping them overcome the struggles that come with life. During this time, I was the suicide prevention train-the-trainer for our brigade organization.

 I hold a Bachelor of Science in History from Liberty University. Our history and our family history affects our lives on a daily basis. By understanding history, we have the ability to change the course of our future. I believe that God invites us to not be simply passengers on the journey of life but rather to join with Him in writing our life story.

Outside of school and work, I am an avid outdoors-man. I am often found outside in nature away from the city. My wife and I have a dog and a horse as part of the family.

Pete Vischer

Practicum Student

I am a current graduate student studying to obtain my master's in counseling at Colorado Christian University on my way to becoming a licensed mental health therapist. I have spent the last 13 years as an accountant but has felt God pushing me a different direction towards being a counselor. I am thrilled to be a part of the team at E91 and hope that God is able to use me in any way that he chooses.

I love spending any free time I have with my wife of 13 years and my 3 young sons. I also value getting to know other individuals, especially hearing their stories and different perspectives on life. No matter the person, life is extremely hard and I thoroughly enjoy teaming up with people in their brokenness and doing my best to encourage and empathize with their situation.