Beacon Psychology Services LLC; 11495 N. Pennsylvania, Suite 105; Carmel, IN 46032
© 2020 Beacon Psychology Services LLC
Jennifer Horn, PhD, HSPP
Autism spectrum disorders evaluation/testing and treatment (school planning support, social groups, family therapy, behavior management)
Developmental disorders (i.e., mental retardation, genetic and chromosomal disorders, acquired disorders such as FAS/FAE) evaluation/testing and treatment, including school planning, behavior management, family-based treatment, individual therapy
Learning disabilities/differences testing and educational planning support
Anxiety treatment using cognitive-behavioral therapy for phobias, social fears, worries, hair-pulling
ADHD evaluation/testing and treatment (education, behavioral management, behavioral strategies for coping)
Depression treatment using cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy
School consultation, including IEP development support and assistanct with school placement decisions
Conflict resolution counseling for parent-child conflict
Other services provided:
Social Groups for children on the autism spectrum – These groups run during the school year and are specifically designed to address the social awareness and interactions of children with autism spectrum disorders. For more information, please contact me.
Psychological testing – I use a blend of personality and psychological testing when there are concerns regarding the presence or development of mood disorders (including bipolar disorder), thought disorders, and developing personality disorders.
Independent Evaluations – Parents can request independent evaluations from their school district when there are disagreements about eligibility or services.
Community-Based Seminars – I have been an active speaker both locally and nationally for two decades, and particularly enjoy presenting on topics related to childhood disorders, family/parenting issues, and school-based educational approaches. For more information, please contact me.
Al Herms, Office Manager
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I work exclusively with children/adolescents and their families. My clinical child psychology doctorate is from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and I have been providing comprehensive evaluations and treatment in Indiana for over 25 years. I find great enjoyment in working with children/teens and their families that are facing a variety of learning, behavioral, and emotional issues. My special interests and expertise are with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, and anxiety disorders.
I am committed to helping children reach their fullest potential. My mission is to support families in their efforts to improve their child's well-being, as well as to assist the child in improving their overall functioning at school, at home, and with their peers. To reach this goal, I utilize testing when necessary to define diagnostic issues and treatment planning. I also work closely and cooperatively with community service providers such as schools and physicians/medical providers.
Family-based psychological treatment services include the following
Al Herms has a BS degree in electronics and a history that includes career directions of electrical engineer, computer facilities management, stay-at-home father (for 10 years), instructional school aide, and elementary school librarian. As the office manager, he speaks with new patients to ensure that their needs are appropriately met, coordinates office schedules, processes billing information, handles general calls from families and referral sources, and manages the information systems for Beacon Psychology Services.
I am a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) who believes in viewing children and adolescents as whole people, not just test scores. I earned my graduate degrees in School Psychology from Ball State University. My undergraduate degree is in psychology and I also have a Director in Exceptional Needs Licensure. I have served families through school systems in East Central Indiana as well as within a suburb of Indianapolis where I worked as a school psychologist from 2005–2018. I have a passion for helping others. My primary role within the last few years was to conduct evaluations for special education eligibility and services. Through those evaluations, I worked with parents to help them best understand how to help their children.
My role at Beacon Psychology Services is to identify learning strengths and needs by conducting evaluations. Within these evaluation sessions, I work with the patient to make the situation as relaxed and comfortable as possible while obtaining valuable information about their learning. My goal is to help others learn more about the strengths and needs of the individual. I hope someday everyone will understand that a person’s special needs do not necessarily need to translate into major limitations in life. Differently abled does not have to be a disability. One of my special interests is in teaching students how to cope and work around their differences by utilizing technology. I strive to help families learn about their child’s unique strengths and differences while gently guiding the family members as they develop the best plan for their child. Through my experience working within the public school system, I also have the practical experience to help families navigate school processes, as needed.
Emily Duhn, M.A., Ed.S., NCSP