Meet Our Counselors
Angela Ford, LMFTA
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Angela earned a master’s degree in Counseling from Gonzaga University and a post master’s degree in Marriage and Family from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist. Angela is also a registered Domestic Relations Mediator in Indiana and a highly credentialed coach with over 20 years of experience in working with individuals and organizations. Angela’s therapeutic focus utilizes Christian Convergence Therapy with individuals, couples, and families. Additionally, she also offers mediation and coaching services from a Christian worldview. Angela is also a mother of four children, ages 2 to 15.
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Lisa D. Pay, LCSW, ACSW, MSW, BASW
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Lisa is a licensed clinical social worker with 26 years of professional experience including her current position of 12 years as a Professor of Social Work at Anderson University. Lisa directed the Counseling Center at the University for 10 years prior to teaching. Lisa has implemented several Christ based 12 step recovery programs for churches and organizations, such as Celebrate Recovery. She has developed a workshop series for youth that is based on Christian Identity and Worth as understood in the Convergence Model of the Lives Transforming Ministry. She is a sought after speaker for church, college, counseling seminars and youth groups. She teaches the college course Thought Life and Spiritual Growth that has spawned a college based recovery program based on the Cognitive Theory and Christian Principles found in the Freedom Series with Derek Wilder and Dr. David Soper. She is in private practice with AT THE WELL in Fishers, Indiana.
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Darnae Scales, LCSW
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Darnaė Scales joined Lives Transforming in November, 2012. A licensed clinical social worker,Darnaė Scales earned his master’s degree from The University of Chicago-School of Social Service Administration and has also had extensive pastoral training. He brings over 15 years of social service, mentoring and counseling experience from various settings: nonprofits, residential and outpatient treatment centers, churches and major health networks. He has taught for Ivy Tech Community College-Indianapolis as an adjunct faculty member in the Human Services Department.Darnaė is a member of the National Association of Social Workers-Indiana Chapter.
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Amanda Reed, MA, LMHC
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Amanda earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Ball State University and is licensed as a mental health counselor. Amanda has knowledge and experience in working with children, adolescents, and their families. She takes a Christian approach while utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution focused and person centered theories. Amanda is married to her amazing husband Mitchell and has two loving Beagles, Mila and Molly.
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Jennifer Cullen, MA, LMHC
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Jennifer is a licensed mental health counselor who attended both Christian-based Asbury University and IUPUI while earning her undergraduate degree. She then earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Indianapolis. Jennifer has several years of experience in working with families, children and adolescents in individual, group and family therapy. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused approaches while incorporating Christian principles and faith. Jennifer has been married to her husband, Ryan, and has two daughters, Avery and Callie.
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Janna Kinner, LCSW
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Janna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and enjoys working with kids, teens, and adults. She uses a collaborative approach and a Christian worldview with her clients. Janna earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Family Science from Anderson University, and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Colorado State University. Janna’s husband and four young children keep her busy. She enjoys being involved in her church, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.
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Morgan Lawson, MSW
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Morgan earned her master of social work degree from the University of Southern California and her undergraduate social work degree from Olivet Nazarene University. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Christian Convergence Therapy, as well as other evidence based interventions in her work with individuals and groups. Morgan is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. She is an active volunteer in a variety of settings in her community including: Celebrate Recovery leadership, programs for at-risk children, and animal advocacy. Morgan enjoys spending time with her family and her awesome pit bull named Fallon.
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