Our Therapists


Deidra T. Rausch, PhD, LMFT, Executive Director


Deidra T. Rausch is the Founder and Executive Director of The Cabin. Deidra holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University.

A licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Indiana, she is also a clinical member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. She belongs to the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is co-author of “The Fertility Guide” and is a sought-after lecturer on the topics of infertility, marriage, and self-care.

Deidra has been providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families since 1990. She has clinical experience in marital conflict and distress, infertility, sexuality, bereavement, women’s issues, marital enhancement, and life coaching. She has been providing supervision to therapists in training and in seeking licensure since 1996.

Sally Bias, MSW


Sally Bias, MSW, holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from IUPUI and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Ball State University. She is working toward licensure as a licensed clinical social worker in Indiana. Sally is passionate about working on women’s and children’s issues, and infertility.

Sherrie L. Bloemendaal, MSW, LCSW


Sherrie earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University and is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Indiana. Her clinical experience includes child and adolescent issues, self-injuring, eating disorders, parenting, family and marital conflict and distress, infertility, depression, and EMDR. Sherrie frequently speaks to groups about parenting, grandparenting and teen issues.


Joan J. Cannon, RN, MA, LMFT


Joan earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Christian Theological Seminary and is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in Indiana. She is also a registered nurse and holds a Master’s degree in Hospital Administration.

Joan has clinical experience in adolescent issues, family and parenting issues, midlife transitions, healthy sexuality, abuse recovery, divorce recovery, anxiety, depression, grief, menopause, and infertility.

Lauren B. Glanders, EdS, LMHC


Lauren B. Glanders earned her Master’s and Specialist degrees in Counseling from Indiana University and is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana. Lauren specializes in individual (child, adolescent, adult) and family counseling. She has clinical experience in depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideation, school and transitional issues, self-esteem, grief and loss, trauma, early substance use interventions and family conflict.

Bryan “Rob” Kern, MA, LMHC


Rob holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College and Theological Seminary and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Purdue University. He is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Indiana.

Rob specializes in adventure therapy, children and adolescents, anxiety, depression, anger management, school performance, self-esteem building, pre-marital counseling, marital/couples counseling, parenting and grandparenting, divorce recovery, family conflict, blended family transitions, grief and loss, spiritual development, men’s issues, pornography addiction, suicide prevention, and life-coaching.


Laurie Kirkpatrick, MEd, BSE


Laurie is a Gallup® Certified Strengths Coach and earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa in 2004. Laurie has over 15 years of experience as a teacher, guidance counselor, and as director of counseling services and assistant dean at Upper Iowa University.

Laurie has 12 years of experience in providing therapeutic counseling for issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship and adjustment issues. Laurie is especially passionate about and experienced with helping teens and young adults understand and develop their natural strengths and coping mechanisms so that they may achieve optimal performance in their personal and professional lives. Laurie is also certified by the Professional Christian Coaching and Counseling Academy as a Grief and Joy Restoration Coach.

Roger L. Outcalt, LCSW, LCAC, ACSW, CAMS-II


Roger obtained his Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University in 1977. He is certified by the National Association of Social Workers (ACSW) and is licensed in Indiana as both a clinical social worker (LCSW) and an addictions counselor (LCAC). He is certified by the National Anger Management Association as an anger management counselor (CAMS-II).

Roger provides marital therapy, extra-marital affair recovery, premarital counseling, and individual therapy for a wide range of issues. Since 1997, he has served substance-abusing men, women and adolescents whose addictions are exacerbated by mental illness, grief, abuse, molestation, rape, anger, and low self-esteem. In 2006, Roger expanded his range of addiction services to include pornography and gambling.

Laura Weaver, MA, LMHC


Laura completed her Master's degree in School Counseling from Indiana University in 2009. She continued coursework through Indiana University and Butler University specializing in the field of mental health and is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. She has 16 years of experience working with youth, young adults, and families. Laura uses a combination of empathy and self-compassion as she journeys alongside individuals while they process their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. She believes that as individuals experience a greater understanding of themselves, they will ultimately gain the confidence and strength to achieve their unique potential.

Her experience includes therapeutic interventions for ADHD, anxiety, coping skills, emotional regulation, depression, family conflict, learning disabilities, peer relationships, self-esteem, school issues, self-harm, and trauma. She is trained as an EMDR therapist and will incorporate techniques from Adventure Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in her work with each client. 


Hollyn Swider, LCSW, Major Gifts Officer


Hollyn Swider, MSW, LCSW earned her Bachelors in Social Work and Masters in Social Work degrees at the Indiana University School of Social Work. Her professional background includes psychotherapy in the school and private practice settings as well as psychosocial interventions in the hospital setting. She has clinical experience in helping individuals and families address issues related to family life transitions, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, women's issues, caregiver burnout, medical trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting concerns, behavioral concerns and emotional regulation. 

Hollyn primarily utilizes principles and techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems Therapy. She emphasizes a collaborative approach in problem-solving and treatment planning. She is currently training to become a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist with the Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute. Hollyn believes integrating expressive arts modalities with the traditional talk therapy process can facilitate a unique form of therapeutic expression and healing. 

Jill McKinney, LMHC


Jill holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and a Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University. She is licensed mental health counselor in Indiana. She has worked with children, adolescents and families for the last 15 years.  Her clinical experiences include working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, coping skills, grief, family conflict, peer relationships, suicidal ideation, school issues, self-esteem, stress, self-harm and trauma. 


Our Support Staff

Allison Maines, Practice Manager

Jessica Froelich, Administrative Carla Strawmyer, Administrative Assistant Assistant

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Allison joined The Cabin in July 2016 with more than 15 years of experience in the critical care medical field. She was born and raised in Carmel and studied Nursing at IUPUI.   Allison resides in Westfield with her husband Tim, their daughter, Bella and their dog, Binkley. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, entertaining, working on house projects, Cheering for the Colts and traveling.