Providing New Opportunties for Wellness

"Where RECOVERY is Personal"


Our Mission

"To nurture a culture of recovery and provide new opportunities for wellness for addictions, mental health, and forensic populations through the provisions of exceptional services, advocacy, and support."

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is delivered by a licensed clinician for the treatment of a variety of mental health concerns including substance use, anxiety, depression, and trauma. All individual therapy includes the provision of trauma-informed care. EMDR therapy is available for the treatment of PTSD and other trauma related symptoms.

Empowered Moms Group

This group is designed for mothers with minor children who are seeking recovery from substance use and/or other mental health disorders. Empowered combines skill building and therapy to address the unique needs of this population. Skill building includes early recovery, coping, parenting, and basic life skill development.

12-step Facilitation Group

This therapy group is grounded in the concept of addiction as a spiritual and medical disease. The content of this intervention is consistent with the steps in 12-step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous. This highly structured group also employs Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) techniques and symptom inquiry.

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT)

Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment system that leads to enhanced moral reasoning, better decision making, and more socially appropriate behaviors. Specifically developed for forensic populations, MRT leads to increased compliance and decreased disciplinary infractions and recidivism.

Modified Matrix

The Matrix Model is an evidenced-based treatment program for treating all substance use disorders. This multi-formatted treatment modality uses an integrated therapeutic model including cognitive-behavioral and motivational enhancement. Our modified Matrix focuses on early recovery skills and relapse prevention.

Thinking for a Change

Thinking for a Change 4.0 (T4C) is an integrated cognitive behavioral change program. It incorporates research from cognitive restructuring theory, social skills development, and the learning and use of problem solving skills. T4C is comprised of 25 structured lessons.

Case Management

Case management services are provided to clients as needed. These services target locating community resources, making referrals, provision of general support, and monitoring of overall treatment plan. Case managers strive to help client overcome barriers to treatment and problem-solve issues as they arise.

Skill Building

Skill building is integrated into the curriculum of all groups at N.O.W. Counseling Services. Individual skill building sessions are available to clients when needed and focus on learning and practicing basic life, social, parenting, relationship, budgeting, employment, self-care, cognitive, problem-solving and other coping skills.

Peer Recovery Services

Peer Recovery Services are individual services that provide structured activities promoting socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, & development of natural supports. These services are delivered by individuals who have met intensive training, experience, and examination requirements.

You Have Choices

N. O. W. Counseling Services accepts the following payment sources for clinical services:

Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Managed Health Services (MHS)
  • MDwise

Private Pay Options

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit/Debit Card
  • PayPal


The NOW team is far more than a group of colleagues and professionals in our field, we are a family.
"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much" - Helen Keller
Mike Hagedorn, LCAC, LMHC, MAC

Mike Hagedorn, LCAC, LMHC, MAC

Agency Director ​Therapist

Mike is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Indiana. Recently, he was nationally certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) with the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCCAP). Mike has five years of experience providing both individual and group therapy. He is a Certified EMDR therapist and utilizes trauma-informed care in his clinical work. ​ Mike received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and completed his graduate studies at Indiana Wesleyan University receiving a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling.

​Leslie Hagedorn, LCSW, MSW

​Leslie Hagedorn, LCSW, MSW

Director of Progamming and Services Therapist

Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSW) in the state Indiana and has worked in the addictions field for over four years. She has worked with individuals with substance use and gambling disorders in both group and individual settings. She has been trained in motivational interviewing, the Matrix Model and EMDR. ​ Leslie obtained a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in clinical social work from the University of Southern Indiana

Jordan Milby, LSW, MSW

Jordan Milby, LSW, MSW

Peer Coach Coordinator ​Therapist

Jordan is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the state of Indiana. He has worked in the addiction field for 6 years. He has worked primarily in a peer-driven recovery program. He brings vast experience with peer-supported recovery models into his clinical work. Jordan received a bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Western Kentucky University.

​Amanda Cobb​​​​​, LMHCA

​Amanda Cobb​​​​​, LMHCA

Work-Release Coordinator ​Therapist

Amanda is a licensed mental health counselor associate (LMHCA) in the state of Indiana. She has been working in the social work and mental health field for over 3 years. She has experience working with adults who suffer from substance use disorders. She has specialized training in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Thinking for a Change. Amanda has a master's degree in human services counseling with an emphasis in addictions and recovery and a master's degree in professional counseling from Liberty University.

Tiphani Fillingim

Tiphani Fillingim

LCSW Therapist

Tiphani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Indiana, and has worked in the social work, addictions, and mental health field for 5 years (2013). She has experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing group and individual therapy. Tiphani's passion is to continue advancing in her social work career by providing services and therapy for families and couples. She has received training in Motivational Interviewing. Tiphani has received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at Oakland City University, and completed graduate studies at University of Southern Indiana receiving a master's degree in Social Work.

Marie Johnson-Metcalf, HSBCP

Marie Johnson-Metcalf, HSBCP

Case Manager

Marie is a certified Thinking for A Change instructor and a Board Certified Human Services Practitioner. She has many years of experience working non-professionally with individuals in recovery. She has worked for several years both as an employee and volunteer in the criminal justice system. Marie obtained an associate's degree in human services from Ivy Tech Community College. She is currently in the bachelor of social work program at the University of Southern Indiana.

Tyler Ivey, CRS/CHW

Tyler Ivey, CRS/CHW

Peer Coach Office Support

Tyler is a continuing advocate and member of the local recovery community. His experience and training allow him to provide individualized services and resources to promote recovery, support, and well-being. He is also an Adult Sexuality educator trained through the University of Louisville Health Services Department. Tyler has received training and certification as a Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and Community Health Worker(CHW) from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA).

Chelsea Corkren

Chelsea Corkren

Chelsea is a peer recovery support specialist who has been successful in the recovery process. She helps others experiencing similar situations, through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment.Her goal is to help people become and stay engaged in the recovery process. While helping with the everyday environments when seeking a successful, sustained recovery. I also provide clinical staff support as well as helping with everyday office responsibilities.



Clinical Supervisor

John Paulson is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana where he teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor (LCAC) in Indiana. Mr. Paulson is a member of NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals, and recognized by the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC). He is a member of the National Organization for Human Services (NOHS) and recognized by the Center for Credentialing & Education as a Human Services-Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP). He is member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), recognized as a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW). Mr. Paulson’s practice background is as a clinical social worker providing individual and group psychotherapy for people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. He continues to provide clinical supervision and program development for NOW counseling. Although he is not currently providing services, accepting referrals or scheduling appointments with clients, he can be reached at

Jeffery Green, Lloyd Woods, Rodney Merritt

Jeffery Green, Lloyd Woods, Rodney Merritt


The N. O. W. Peer Recovery Services are individual face-to-face services that provide structured, scheduled activities that promote socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Our team of Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) are trained and certified by approved educational and certification requirements set forth by the Indiana Department of Mental Health & Addiction (DMHA).

Dr. David C. Cerling, HSPP

Dr. David C. Cerling, HSPP

Clinical Supervisor

A Culture of Recovery

There is no better time than N.O.W. for healing and change. We are here to help you on your journey to long-term recovery and wellness.

N.O.W. Counseling Services, LLC is committed to creating a culture of recovery. We strive to maintain an environment in which all clients feel welcome, supported, and valued. Each client is provided the opportunity to meet with multiple staff members allowing for the development of supportive, meaningful relationships. We believe the most important factor in any treatment program is the quality of the relationships between the clients and service providers. We prioritize the therapeutic relationship and aim to continuously strengthen this professional bond. A Culture of Recovery The agency believes all people are unique and have inherit value and worth. As such, we aim to treat each client as an individual. We feel it is as important to acknowledge and enhance strengths as it is to focus on the problems leading a person to treatment. An individualized treatment plan is created for each N.O.W. client taking into consideration personal needs, wants, strengths, and available resources. We value the client’s input in the treatment planning process and incorporate personal goals into each collaborative treatment plan. We believe we create an environment in which meaningful change can be cultivated through the development of supportive therapeutic relationships and the implementation of individualized recovery plans.

Contact Us-N.O.W.

  •   (812) 602-4022
  •   1010 S Weinbach Ave. Evansvillle, IN 47714


Agency Referral Form

Brentwood Springs​ - (812) 858-7200

Stepping Stone - (812) 473-3104

Family Nutrition Program - (812) 435-5287

Outreach Ministries - (812) 464-1025

Tri-State Food Bank - (812) 425-0775

Echo Community Healthcare - (812) 421-7489

VA Clinic - ​(812) 465-6202

Drug and Alcohol Hotline- ​1-800-784-6776 ​​

Department of Child Services 1-800-800-5556 ​

Albion Fellows - ​(domestic violence & sexual assault) 812-422-5622 or 812-424-7273

YWCA - ​(domestic violence) 812-422-1911

United Way - 812-421-2800 ​

SUICIDE CRISIS LINE - 812-422-1100


WorkOne Evansville - ​812-424-4473

Evansville Christian Life Center - (clothes for employment) 812-423-9222

Evansville Resource Guide

Safe Haven, LLC -(Transitional/Sober Living Program) (812) 602-4024 or (812) 647-5142 for program information

“To reduce relapse and recidivism vulnerability and remove treatment barriers for individuals actively seeking recovery from substance use and mental health disorders through the provision of safe, supervised housing and related supportive services.”