Dr. Hanzlik, Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Maria Hanzlik is a clinical psychologist and an AASECT-certified sex therapist who works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide psychological evaluation services and individual, couples, and family therapy serving the Indianapolis area. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Delaware followed by her Master and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus. She has trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a college counseling center, and community mental health centers. She worked in group private practice for several years before opening her own private practice in July 2015. In order to better serve the needs of the community, Dr. Hanzlik transitioned from independent practice to group practice in July 2018, and renamed the practice Integrated Psychological Center of Indiana.
Dr. Hanzlik was trained as a generalist to treat a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, and behavioral issues, for individuals across the lifespan (children, adolescents, adults, and older adults). She was also trained in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families.
One aspect that makes Dr. Hanzlik is unique is having obtained addiitonal post graduate training in sexual concerns and is one of the few AASECT certified sex therapists in the Indianapolis area as well as across the state of Indiana. In addition to treating sexual concerns, her other areas of expertise include trauma work (including approaching trauma treatment from a tri-phasic model and the use of EMDR, or Eye-Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing), couples therapy, and psychological assessment/evaluation. Please refer to the Services Provided tab for more information.
Dr. Hanzlik is trained in a number of theoretical and applied therapeutic orientations including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic-existential, family systems, emotionally-focused couples therapy, and Gottman couples therapy work. Her therapeutic approach includes creating a safe, accepting, and collaborative therapeutic space to allow the healing process to occur freely. After therapeutic goals are set, she balances utlizing practical, applied tools with exploration of factors that fuel or underlie presenting symptoms. This approach facilitates immediate symptom relief while working on long-lasting change.
In addition to providing therapy and psychological evaluation (testing) services, Dr. Hanzlik frequently presents to general audiences, as well as at regional conferences, training centers, medical schools, and graduate schools, to provide continuing education and training speaking on the topics of incorporating sexual health into psychological and medical practice, trauma-informed care, and effective parenting practice. Dr. Hanzlik is also available for media interviews on any of her areas of expertise.
The University of Delaware--Bachelor of Arts (BA)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology--Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology (MA); Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
License, Certifications & Awards
Health Service Provider in Psychology (HSPP) License #20042561A
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists)
EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Training through EMDR Consulting--40 hours of training, 10 hours of consultation, EMDRIA-Approved (January/February 2017)
ISSTD Professional Training--Assessment and Treatment of Traumatized Children & Adolescents with Dissociative Symptoms and Disorders (January-June 2012)
Externship in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy by Dr. Sue Johnson (Fall 2009)
Loyola Medical Center Sexual Dysfunction Clinic--Maywood, IL (Fall 2007)
Professional Activities and Memberships
Indiana Psychological Association: Board of Directors, President-Elect (2018); Board of Directors, Past Secretary (2015-2017); Executive Committee Member (2015-present); Continuing Education Committee Liaison (present); Communications Committee Member (2015-2017); Fall Conference Committee Member (2014)
American Psychological Assocation: Division 42 Member & Clinical Column Newsletter Editor (Independent Practice); Division 56 Member (Trauma Psychology); Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, & Thearpists (AASECT)
International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation (ISSTD)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Dr. Jessicah Walker, Post-Doctoral Clinician
Dr. Walker completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University in 2018 after earning a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 2014. She has worked in a number of clinical settings including community mental health centers, educational settings, medical centers, and in private practice, providing psychological evaluation services and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Walker joined IPCI in 2018 and enjoys working with patients across the lifespan with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, anxiety, weight concerns and body image, trauma, grief, issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation, relationship difficulties, and women’s issues. She draws from interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and holistic health approaches, yet tailors her approach to meet the needs and goals of her clients. Dr. Walker is supportive and compassionate and believes each of us has an intrinsic need for meaning and significance, a capacity for change, and the ability to heal and grow. She emphasizes providing clients with a safe and secure space to explore their feelings, discuss their perspectives, problem solve difficulties, and ultimately, experience healing. In addition to counseling, Dr. Walker provides psychological evaluation services to assess cognitive functioning and academic achievement and to provide diagnostic clarification. In particular, she enjoys working with youth to assess strengths, undiscovered potential, or giftedness in an effort to help families determine and navigate optimal ways to support their child’s overall development, wellbeing, and social and academic success. Dr. Walker is available to provide therapy services (e.g., individual, couples) and psychological evaluation (testing) services. Dr. Walker is being supervised by Dr. Hanzlik until she receives her HSPP designation as an independently practicing psychologist.
Parrish Williams, Pre-Doctoral Graduate Intern
Ms. Williams is a 4th year counseling psychology doctoral student currently earning her PhD at Purdue University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Texas while working in the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. Subsequently, she received her master’s degree in counseling psychology from St. Edward’s University. During her master’s program, she worked in a community mental health center and provided therapy to individuals and couples with a variety of presenting problems including sexual concerns, depression, and anxiety. As a counseling psychology doctoral student at Purdue, she has provided quality therapy services in college counseling centers, similarly focusing on sexuality and relationships. Parrish’s research and clinical interests focus on sexuality including functioning, satisfaction, identity, health, and education. She also has experience treating depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, phase of life issues, grief, and emotional regulation. Parrish has training in many theoretical orientations and practices from a Humanistic-Interpersonal approach. Ms. Williams is supervised by Dr. Maria Hanzlik and is available to provide therapy services (e.g., individuals, couples) and psychological evaluation (testing) services.