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Meet the Staff

 Lawrence "Larry" Pincus Ed.S, LCSW, LMFT, LAC

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Grief and Loss
  • Discernment Counseling
  • Terminal Illness
  • Military Issues
  • Medical Family Therapy
Larry has practiced as a marriage and family therapist for over thirty years, mostly in private practice in Porter and LaPorte counties. Larry has expertise working with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, sexual abuse, eating disorders, ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and addictions. He has decades of experience helping families deal with school problems, acting out teenagers, parenting concerns, separation and divorce, work issues, military issues, ageing, grief and loss, and chronic and terminal illnesses. Larry considers himself a very spiritual person and feels very comfortable discussing spiritual/religious issues with his clients. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Valparaiso, where he leads a weekly Grief Share group throughout the year and has recently been appointed to the church council.  He has also held positions of clinical supervisor and clinical director for ten years. Larry has consulted with schools, industry, and businesses and has done extensive corporate training in the tri-state region. Larry is very proud of his two adult sons, one works for Western Governor's University, Salt Lake City, Utah in organizational development ; his second son works in steel production at ArcelorMittal in Burns Harbor, Indiana.
Hollie Mokrzycki 
 Practice Manager
  • Service Consultations
  • Care Coordination
  • Referral Coordination
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Contract Availability
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach
Hollie is a Purdue graduate with a degree in business and marketing and has been with LPA Counseling since 2009, and working in the mental health field since 2003. Hollie oversees the daily operations of the Valparaiso and Michigan City LPA Counseling offices, as well as public relations, marketing, and business growth and development.  Hollie loves to attend public health fairs, community events, and career fairs to help shatter the stigma about mental health.  Hollie enjoys sharing conversations about the wide variety of services available within our practice and would love to sit down with your family, friends, or staff members to explain how we can be of service to you or your loved ones. Hollie can be contacted at (219)252-5464 for questions in regards to services, contract options, and public relations.
Ashley Bowman 
 Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service
  • Client Intakes
  • Scheduling
  • Insurance Verification
Ashley is a Vincennes University graduate with a degree in business office management with medical and legal concentration. She has been at LPA Counseling since 2018 and working in the health field since 2017. Ashley works in the Michigan City and Valparaiso offices as an administrative assistant. Ashley enjoys helping clients feel at home during the intake process and rescheduling for the next visit. Ashley would love to be of service for you to call and talk to about your friends, family, and loved ones. Ashley can be contacted at (219)877-4772 for questions in regards to any concerns, services, hours, and scheduling.
Megan LaFollette MA, LPC, LMHC
  • Trauma
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • DBT
  • Solution Focused
Megan is a licensed mental health clinician who works with individuals, families, and couples. She is trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy to treat those with a history of trauma. Megan also utilizes cognitive behavioral, solution focused, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behavioral interventions. Megan has extensive history working in the residential treatment setting as a therapist, program director, and clinical director. Therefore, she has significant experience building rapport and working with treatment resistant clients and helping them through complex and severe mental health issues.
Dawn M. Bell, MSW
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • PTSD
  • Academic Success/Career Goals
  • ADHD
  • Self-Injury
  • Positive Coping Skills
  • Parenting
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Adults
Dawn is passionate about working with children and adolescents as well as their families to offer support and interventions for a variety of life challenges and transitions. Dawn has worked with a diverse population of clients in crisis on psychiatric units and practiced as a school therapist for an alternative school program. Dawn has also worked with terminally ill patients and families supporting grieving clients and as an independent art instructor for an art center for over a decade, utilizing creativity and arts in her treatment. Dawn has been working with families in Lake and Porter Counties for more than a decade. Healthy individuals contribute to healthy communities. Dawn utilizes positive, strength based and cognitive therapies and encourages clients to be their best one day at a time. The importance of good mental health while changing behaviors and thinking patterns is important for individuals of all ages. Dawn works with her clients, after determining challenges and then supporting clients and families through the transition, to improve the way the client feels and behaves. Dawn feels strongly about setting attainable short term goals and utilizing artistic techniques and expression in her therapy. Dawn obtained her Masters in Social Work in 2008 from Indiana University Northwest.
Dr. Erica Kapalamula Ms.Ed., PhD.


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Gay/Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender/Identity issues
  • PTSD/Trauma


Feeling lost, confused or hurting? Let's talk. The first step to healing is understanding that there is hope. The second step to healing is finding that hope. Let me assist you on your journey to finding that hope. I am a Mental Health Therapist who is currently a member of the Indiana Counseling Association and the American Counseling Association. I have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and believe that we all have strengths within us designed to help us overcome our challenges through self-awareness and personal reflection.

I utilize various therapeutic approaches that range from solution-focused, mindfulness based therapy, cognitive behavioral to existential therapies. I believe that every person has unique needs and qualities, and I tailor these approaches to the needs of the individuals I work with.

Confidentiality is my greatest priority, and I ensure that it is delivered in a safe and comfortable environment. My specialties include working with depression, anxiety, gay/lesbian issues or issues related to cultural transitions and general life changes. Take control of your life by letting us find hope together.

Cassandra Kormendy, MSW, LSW
  • Adults/Adolescents
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic Violence
  • Empowerment
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Trauma
  • Self-harm
  • Addiction


Cassandra received her Bachelor and Masters degree in Social Work from Indiana University Northwest. She delivers an eclectic approach tailored to your therapeutic needs, working with diverse populations within mental health and addictions is her specialty. She works well with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other trauma related issues. Cassandra believes that no individual is identical and every session should be personalized for that person. Building a safe, judgement free space for every person is priority to her.


Chad Dalrymple, LMHC
  • Substance Abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Family Reintegration
  • Mindfulness


Chad acquired his LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) in November 2016. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology and history from Valparaiso University and his master's degree in clinical psychology/mental health counseling from the University of Indianapolis. Before joining LPA counseling, he worked in the Indiana Department of Corrections in both substance abuse and mental health. For the last year, he has been the director of the Therapeutic Community program in Starke County, which incorporates substance abuse and mental health treatment for offenders. He is passionate about positive verbal and non-verbal communication, staying in the moment, balance, and the Chicago Cubs.


Educational and Tutoring Staff
Deb Pincus M.ED. Director of Educational Services 
Deb has been a Licensed Special Education Teacher for over 25 years. Her specialty areas include Learning Disabilities K-12, Mentally Impaired K-12, Reading K-12, Science K-9, and Elementary Education. As a passionate advocate for special education in Northwest Indiana, Deb has a history of teaching special education, facilitating after-school remediation, and tutoring for her students.

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