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2/9/2018 Member News
Two New Directors Enhance Personal Counseling Service

            Degrees and expertise in music therapy and business underscore the professionalism of two new staff members at Personal Counseling Service, Inc., the Clarksville, Ind.-based non-profit that serves 14 counties in Southern Indiana and four in Kentucky.       

            University of Louisville graduates Elayne Strecker, MT-BC, and Skylar Hermann have been named directors of music therapy and marketing/development, respectively, at PCS’s central location at 1205 Applegate Lane in Clarksville.

            Strecker, a New Albany native and board-certified music therapist, was a behavior technician at Meaningful Day Services in Jeffersonville, Ind., prior to becoming a music therapist with PCS in 2016. The new director of music therapy sang with U of L’s Collegiate Chorale for four years and is a member of the American Music Therapy Association.

            In her role as director of music therapy, Strecker and her staff work with 85 individual clients through the Indiana Medicaid Waiver program, providing music therapy sessions both in PCS’s Clarksville-based clinic and in clients’ homes throughout 10 counties in Southern Indiana. The team also provides services to several private pay clients and oversees music therapy sessions at 14 contracted sites (including schools, nursing homes, and an adult day program) in Louisville as well as Clark, Dubois, Floyd, and Harrison counties in Southern Indiana. Strecker also works with music therapy students from U of L, Eastern Michigan University, and University of Evansville as they prepare for certification, since PCS is a functioning internship site.

            Hermann, a Louisville native, majored in marketing with a minor in management. During her four years at U of L, she studied international business in France for six weeks and was a member of the Ladybird Dance Team. Prior to joining PCS, the new director of marketing and development served as an intern at the Kentucky Distillers Association.

            In addition to music therapy, Personal Counseling Service offers a wide variety of mental health services plus a suicide prevention program, clergy coaching, and Congregational Care Programming for Churches, Synagogues and Mosques.

            PCS has satellite locations in Seymour, Ind., and Epworth United Methodist Church in Louisville. Its services reach individuals and families in Bartholomew, Clark, Crawford, Dubois, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Lawrence, Orange, Perry, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana and Bullitt, Jefferson, Meade, and Oldham counties in Kentucky.

            For more information about PCS, call 812-283-8383 or email