The Hickory House Team
Hickory House experts can guide you along your path to recovery.
Dr. Barbara R. Davis - M.D.
Dr. Davis is a board-certified Physician, licensed in Indiana and California. She has been granted the DATA Waiver (DWP), and is authorized to conduct maintenance and detoxification treatment using approved medications.
Upon graduating Cum Laude from Indiana State University with her Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, Dr. Davis attended the Indiana University School of Medicine. She graduated with her Doctor of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Davis began her career at Community Hospital as a Board-Certified Family Physician. Dr. Davis has an extensive background including roles with Fairbanks, Community Hospital, and Clearvista Recovery Associates, and private practice providing holistic medicine. She previously served as the Medical Director with Dr. Aziz Clinic in Indianapolis, and also recently worked as a physician for Groups Recover Together.
Dr. Davis’ dedication to her profession has been profound and far-reaching, teaching a new generation of students, including Pharmacy and Nurse Practitioner students. She has served on multiple Boards and Committees committed to the improvement of mental health in Indiana.
Dr. Davis is an active member of the American and Indiana Academy of Family Physicians. She has been awarded the AMA Physician Recognition Award, as well as being recognized with the Jane Richter Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Davis is married and has two adult children. She is an avid reader and enjoys spending time birdwatching, gardening, meditating, and listening to music.
Paul Runyan - MS.ed, LMHCA
Paul is a lifetime resident of central Indiana. He earned his undergrad at Indiana Wesleyan University in Business and worked for Eli Lilly as a systems analyst for 17 years. He then graduated from Indiana State University as a licensed school counselor and worked in the charter school system for years and then the IPS school system.
He has worked as a home-based therapist providing services to children, individuals, and families. He also spent some time working as a case-manager for DCS. Paul has worked extensively with clients in trauma and is certified in TB-CBT (Trauma Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy). He enjoys working with groups and uses DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), Art Therapy, Sand-Tray therapy, Gestalt and several other modalities to individualize successful treatment outcomes. He currently delivers the IOP (Intensive Out-Patient Programming for Hickory House).
Paul also enjoys couples/family therapy and working with clients who have a substance use disorder with a co-occurring diagnosis. He recently graduated from Butler Universities LMHC bridge program and is license eligible. Paul is a pastor of a local church and can provide spiritual counseling. He is a proud father of four and has two grandchildren and enjoys thrifting with his wife and loves exploring Indianapolis’ food scene.
Scott Wilson - LCSW, LCAC
Scott graduated of 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 careeer 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.
Janna Thurston - RN
Janna earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing in Columbus, IN. She is board certified in Psychiatric – Mental Health Nursing. She also holds Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certifications.
Janna began her nursing career at Valle Vista Hospital, an addiction and mental facility in Greenwood, IN where she worked with children, adolescents and adults. She then spent several years as a Nursing Supervisor for the Psychiatric ER and Adult Mental Health inpatient unit at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis. She was part of the team that opened Northstar Recovery which was grant funded by the Ryan White Foundation.
Janna and her husband have two teenagers and four dogs.