The Hickory House Team
Hickory House experts can guide you along your path to recovery.
Kelly Bons, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Kelly Bons is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science Degree from Purdue University. She also received a minor in Psychology. Kelly began her professional career in Addiction Medicine at Community Behavioral Health Pavilion, where she worked on the Integrated Recovery units for almost 4 years. While at Purdue, and during her tenure at Community she conducted multiple research projects focusing on the relationship between alcoholism and domestic violence, as well as opioid detoxification.
In 2019 she became a SANE and worked as a forensic nurse at Ascension St. Vincent and Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital prior to accepting her current position at Hickory house. Throughout her career, she has incorporated integrative recovery practices into her work and is deeply passionate about patient-centered care.
Kelly’s interests outside of work include hiking, painting, training for, and participating in 5k runs, and she is an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She resides in Fountain Square where she enjoys trying new restaurants and biking on the Monon Trail.
Scott Wilson - LCSW, LCAC
Scott graduated from Ball State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology and Interpersonal Relations. He is a graduate of the IU School of Social Work, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.
During Scott’s career, he has had the opportunity to involve himself in a wide variety of therapeutic settings, positions, modalities, and populations. Scott has developed positive relations and friendships with colleagues, co-workers, providers, and caregivers that endure the test of time and are a wellspring for gratitude, inspiration, knowledge and growth.
Scott’s professional journey began in Hancock County and has seemingly come full circle – a return to his roots in a setting conducive to recovery, nourished by honesty, openness and willingness.
Samantha Snyder, MA, LMHCA
Samantha completed her undergraduate degree at Hanover College with a Major in Psychology. While completing her undergraduate degree, Samantha worked in Philadelphia as a therapist intern for an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility. After graduating from Hanover, Samantha began working with a non-profit organization in child-welfare where she continued to experience the impact substance abuse has on individuals, families, and communities. Seeking to do more, Samantha enrolled in the Masters of Psychology program at the University of Indianapolis. Samantha graduated with a Master’s degree with a concentration on mental health and addictions. Samantha is drawn towards various treatment modalities, however has a special passion for cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Samantha has been working with children and families involved in the child welfare system and probation for the past six years in multiple roles. Samantha has experience facilitating group therapy with multiple populations, including early adolescents, adolescents, adults, individual families, and multi-group families. Samantha has provided services in an array of settings including; in-patient, intensive outpatient, and home-based services. Samantha comes from a large family, including, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband and three-year-old son, as well as her many nieces and nephews. She spends many summer and fall weekends camping, and enjoying the outdoors.
Karin Miller, M.S. Ed, LMHCA
Karin graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and continued her education at Butler University where she earned a Master of Science Degree in School Counseling. Karin worked for four years as an elementary school counselor serving over 600 students in grades K-6 before returning to Butler to pursue her Licensed Mental Health Counselor certification. Karin’s favorite aspect of being a therapist at Hickory House is being able to get to know not only her own clients in individual sessions, but to have the opportunity to get to know all clients in her role as group facilitator for a few groups at Hickory House.
When she isn’t working, Karin enjoys spending time outside with her four dogs, Yahtzee, Harper, Reece, and Zoey. Karin also has a cat named Pritta who prefers to spend time alone relaxing in “her” room. Some of Karin’s hobbies include raised bed gardening, watching Netflix, learning about energy and the Universe, and spending time with friends and family.
Cindy Branham, MSSW, LCSW, MBA
Cindy completed her undergraduate program at Taylor University with a Bachelor of Social
Work degree. A year later she went back to get her Graduate degree and graduated from
The University of Louisville, Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work with a Master of Science in Social Work degree. Cindy also has a second graduate degree; Master in Business
Cindy has had a variety of positions throughout her career working with mostly adult populations with an emphasis on trauma and substance use disorders. Cindy has been clinically trained in chronic pain management as well as evidence-based practices that include Seeking Safety, CBT, DBT, Living in Balance, and Matrix. Cindy believes that growing her knowledge base provides a greater understanding of the human experience. Our growth in personal identity and
conscious awareness can help us make changes that give us hope and freedom from internal pains and external environments.
Cindy is married with 3 grown children. In her free time, she spends time with her family,
camping, gardening, reading and fixing up antique furniture.