Alina Smith-CEO,MS 

Alina Smith is the CEO and founder of Choice Therapy LLC. With so many needs in mental health, Alina has a vision of reaching as many people as possible across the globe by getting professional help to those in need. Alina wants to help those in need become the best version of themselves, "one day at a time". Alina has 20 years in the healthcare field and has multiple degrees which include psychology-addictions counseling, healthcare administration, nursing, and health information management, with professional certifications in project management, and scrum master. Alina has a soft spot in her heart for those struggling with mental health problems and is on an ongoing mission to help individuals heal by providing top-notch therapists.

Corinne Young,PsyD,HSPP,CSAYC

Corinne Young, PsyD, HSPP, CSAYC

Dr. Corinne Young is originally from Pasadena, CA, but grew up in Las Vegas, NV. She earned her BS in Psychology with a minor in Religion and Women’s Studies from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA, and then returned to Las Vegas to work for the county shelter for abused and neglected children, Child Haven, as a Child Development Specialist. Dr. Young returned to California and completed her MA and then PsyD (Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology) in 2004 from Fuller Theological Seminary, Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena. Her training was broad, but focused on therapy and psychological testing with youth and families during her pre-doctoral internship at Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, IN.

Dr. Young, a licensed psychologist since 2006, has gained a wealth of experience working with a variety of populations in a wide range of settings including, the elderly and medically fragile persons in nursing homes; children and families in private practice; adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI) in community mental health centers day treatment and outpatient programs; men in a maximum-security correctional facility; adults with SPMI at Evansville State Hospital; and youth and their families in a residential treatment center. She currently serves as a Staff Psychologist for Cummins Behavioral Health Systems and has her own consulting practice providing treatment oversite and guidance to therapists working with vulnerable and underserved children and adults. She has an interest in integrating religious beliefs and traditions with the theory and practice of psychology and has developed specialties in the areas of psychological testing and treatment for youth with sexually reactive and maladaptive behaviors.

When not working, Dr. Young enjoys spending time with her husband and their beloved cats, Fenway and Wrigley, watching movies, reading, attending performing arts and sporting events, and traveling. 

Patrice Holmes, M.S. Ed., LSC

Patrice holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Counseling Education from Indiana University of Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). She has over 15 years of counseling experience working in a variety of arenas. She has served in college ministry, working with young adults in the areas of faith, education, and career counseling. She has also worked with youth K-12, as a School Counseling in the areas of academic achievement, tutoring, social/emotional development, and family dynamics. Currently, she serves as a licensed therapist and family caseworker as she serves a wide range of individual and family backgrounds, young and old. Patrice has a holistic approach to counseling where she believes healing starts with helping people understand who they are emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally by dealing with one question and one issue at a time in order to find true fulfillment.  

Samantha Wright, LCSW

Samantha Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who enjoys working with a variety of clients ranging from young children, tweens, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Her specialty is working on solution-focused methods to help her clients find immediate avenues to aleve their stress and frustrations and work on a plan and to create a path for overall betterment and increasing their overall wellbeing for self and their supportive relationships.

Samantha has over fifteen years’ experience in the mental health field. She has provided professional services in settings including clinical outpatient programs, corrections, CPS/DCS, juvenile and adult probation, school mental health, family court, community mental health, Hospice, and aging issues. Her practice style combines cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, emotional regulation, and other goal-oriented therapies to meet the individual needs and expectations of clients and their supports.

Samantha earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Purdue University and her Master's of Social Work from Indiana University. Samantha is invested in helping her clients reach self-understanding and working to help educate and guide them to develop their best selves with empathy, insight, and supportive understanding.

Samantha works with clients working to cope with:


Behavioral issues with children and adolescents



Mood Disorders

Relationship issues (Couples and Family Relationships)


Autistic Spectrum

Self Esteem issues

Life transitions

Aging issues

Self Fulfillment

Grief and Loss


Joan Witt, LCSW

Joan Witt is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), she received her MSW from Indiana University School of Social Work and her master’s in leadership development from St Mary of the Woods College. She has served as a full-time faculty member at IU School of Social Work, as a lecturer and providing career development for social work students and alumni. Joan is a registered domestic mediator in Indiana and has done advanced training in elder mediation. She has varied clinical experiences including mental health, addictions, end of life, as well as marriage and family therapy. She enjoys using solution-focused therapy to assist clients to find their own path to the life they desire.


faith is an integral part of everything she does and achieves. She enjoys

spending time with her husband hiking, biking, and praying together. They have a large, blended family including

many grandchildren that keep them busy and excited about how they will spend

their time. Joan has a passion for life,

her family, and the clients she serves. 

Pamela Kinney

Pamela (Pam) Kinney graduated with her Master's Degree from the IU School of Social Work (IUPUI campus) in 1995. She obtained her LCSW license in 1997. She is currently licensed in the state of Indiana and has a temporary license to practice in Illinois.

During her 25 years of practice, she has had wonderful opportunities to work with persons of all ages, ethnicities, locations, and backgrounds. She has specialized in family work, adolescents, parenting, women's and men's issues, trauma (including military), dementia, and the geriatric population. She has a solid eclectic therapeutic base and utilizes, mostly, CBT, Solution Focused, ACT, Trauma Based, Family Systems, and Reality Models.

Pam truly loves people and sees the best in everyone. She is an optimistic, down to earth, non-judgmental person. Her passion for others led her to this career path over 30 years ago.

She loves to travel with her 13-year-old son, spend time with her grandchildren and older children, go on new adventures, be with friends, and stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc. :)

Darnae' Scales, LCSW

Darnaè Scales is a licensed clinical social worker. He earned his BS in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, and earned his AM degree from The University of Chicago-School of Social Service Administration. He brings over 20 years of social service and counseling experience from various settings: residential and outpatient treatment centers, faith-based organizations, and behavioral health agencies. He is also a member of the National Association of Christian Social Workers.

Darnaè has experience in working with persons of all ethnicities and backgrounds. He has worked with adolescents, teens, and adults on a range of concerns including anger management, anxiety, depression, sexual issues, self-esteem, and coping with divorce; utilizing a strengths-based cognitive-behavioral approach. Darnaè has a passion for helping individuals to live a life of freedom and wholeness.

He also enjoys reading, running, foreign mission work, and is a huge "Michael Jordan" and "Naomi Osaka" fan. 

Michelle Bonadies, LCSW

Michelle Bonadies is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago with a concentration in gerontology. Michelle has experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Strengths-Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. She specializes in working with adults, older adults, and family members who are caring for a loved one with a physical or mental illness. Through compassion and empathy, Michelle is passionate about instilling a sense of hopefulness in each client. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, attending live music shows, and spending time with her two energetic sons.

Jill Arland, MSW, LCSW

Jill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained both an undergraduate and graduate degree in Social Work from Indiana University and has 10 years of professional counseling experience. In addition, she is a recipient of the Health Resources and Services Administration fellowship focused on chronic mental health disorder management and homelessness prevention. Jill also holds certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychological First Aid as well as training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Jill understands the importance of establishing a therapeutic relationship by offering emotional support, active listening, and providing a safe, non-judgmental environment. Her professional experience includes processing and overcoming trauma, helping individuals manage symptoms related to depression, anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as other mood and personality disorders. Jill’s areas of special interest include working with first responders, law enforcement, and military veterans.


Mary is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with a wide variety of clients in primarily private practice settings. She graduated with honors from Indiana Wesleyan University with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. Mary is most passionate about helping those who struggle with depression and anxiety. She has done a great deal of independent study and training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and finds this approach very effective in helping people change their relationship to their thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, leading to increased psychological flexibility and decreased bondage to emotional distress.

Mary also has a special interest in helping others build healthy self-esteem, improve their relationships through more effective communication skills, and develop healthy personal boundaries. She believes ever-increasing self-awareness is crucial to all of these and finds the principles of Gestalt therapy beneficial for assisting clients in gaining self-knowledge and insight. Mary received extensive training in the Gestalt modality from the Indianapolis Gestalt Institute.

Mary also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Herron School of Art/IUPUI. As such, in her free time, she greatly enjoys oil painting and drawing. She also loves to read, travel, work outdoors, and spend time with her family.