Martin Berg has been helping people overcome their mental health and addiction problems since 1972. He began his career as one of first two counselors to work in an Indiana Department of Corrections Work Release Center, where he became interested in working with people who suffered from alcoholism and drug addiction. From that first position working at an Indiana Department of Corrections Work Release Center, Berg has helped countless men, women and children, and their families cope with and recover from drug and alcohol addiction. He established a not-for-profit corporation in Richmond, Indiana, to help people struggling with addictions. He worked at a Mental Health Center in Jay County, Indiana, where he was the only addictions specialist in the entire county. He was a Clinical Department Head with Fairbanks Hospital. Initially, he was in charge of “Phase I of Treatment” and later became the first Director of Continuing Care Services. In this capacity, he traveled to dozens of Indiana counties and realized many had little or no services available for addicted persons. This experience was the turning point of Berg’s career and led him to establish Pro-Active Resources with one mission: “To provide effective high-quality, confidential outpatient counseling, treatment and educational services to Central Indiana.” Pro-Active Resources remains as committed as ever to provide the help struggling people need to recover from their addictions.
BA, Certificate of Advanced Studies in Counseling, CADAC II, CAS, LAC, Certified Prime for Life Instructor
Scott Thomas has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health since attending Indiana University, where he studied Psychology and worked as a counselor in a drop-in crisis center.
Upon graduating from Indiana University, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Senegal in western Africa to serve as a community developer focused on health issues.
Thomas’ formal career in substance abuse and mental health started in 1991 when he worked eight years for two hospital systems doing in-patient treatment as a primary addictions counselor.
He also did contract Chemical Dependency work with Pro-Active Resources from 1995 to 1998, becoming full-time as Director of Clinical Services in 1998. Thomas’ duties still involve direct client care, as well as running the day-to-day activities at both Pro-Active Resources locations in Carmel and Noblesville.
Thomas is on the Ethics Panel for the Indiana Judicial Center, Executive Board for Hamilton County Alcohol and Drug Task Force, and an active member of the Hamilton County Drug Court.
MSW, LSW, LCAC, Certified Prime for Life Instructor
June Mikels has been in the mental health and addictions field since 1985. She has facilitated various mental health and substance abuse programs in Central Indiana, treating adults and adolescents with Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Outpatient, Individual, Family and Residential programs. For the past several years, she has taught the Prime for Life education program.
Mikels holds Level IV credentials with ICAADA, and is a Certified Prime for Life Instructor. She is licensed as by the State of Indiana as a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Fascinated by witnessing the healing process when patients adopt a sober lifestyle, Mikels enjoys working in the addictions treatment field and enthusiastically stays current with new discoveries in the treatment of addiction.
MCAT, NCGC II, LCAC, Adjunct Professor
Jim Beitman brings a wealth of expertise to our overall menu of services, especially in the areas of adolescent programming and gambling treatment. Beitman maintains a longstanding affiliation with Indiana University’s Inpatient Psychiatric Behavioral Health Department and serves as an art therapist with children and adolescents, as well as other special populations. He worked at Fairbanks Hospital for more than a decade, facilitating their partial Hospitalization Program. He currently teaches at the University of Indianapolis.
Beitman’s credentials include a Master’s degree (MCAT) from Drexel University’s Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Art therapy techniques assist patients achieve deeper self-awareness and allow them to better express their thoughts and feelings relating to the addiction and recovery process.
Deb Carson has worked in the Mental Health field since 1991. Previously, she has worked as a coordinator for an Alcohol/Drug IOP program; Home-based Counselor working with “At-Risk” families; and as a counselor facilitating Psycho-Educational groups at a local Mental Health facility. Her responsibilities at Pro-Active Resources include facilitating Anger Management groups and Domestic Violence groups in Hamilton County.
Carson attended the Indiana University School of Social Work and earned BSW and MSW degrees. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who was drawn to mental health treatment from personal counseling experiences and a passion for facilitating Psycho-Educational groups.
MSW, CADAC II, LCSW, LMFT
Richard (Dick) Hobbs has been a mental health, marriage and family and addictions therapist for over 47 years. His career included in-patient hospital treatment, Intensive out-patient Addictions Program and many other areas of social work and therapeutic services.
Dick facilitates our Family Interactive Education Program at our Carmel office. Richard received his Master’s Degree from the I.U. School of Social Work as well as a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Christian Theological Seminary.
Pro-Active Resources is actively seeking licensed clinical therapists to join its team of dedicated mental health and addiction treatment professionals. Submit your CV here.