Meet Our Clinical Team

Maglinger Behavioral Health Services team members are dedicated to providing the best possible clinical treatment for our clients. Maglinger Behavioral Health Services is fortunate to have licensed, professional staff who are known throughout the community as experts in the field of mental health and addiction.

Michael Forrest, LCSW
Clinical Manager-Region 16

Michael Forrest is a psychotherapist and Clinical Manager with MBHS. Mr. Forrest completed his Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Southern Indiana. Mr. Forrest is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW). Mr. Forrest is trained in EMDR therapy and specializes in the treatment of trauma and addiction. Mr. Forrest has over 20 years of experience in the addictions/mental health field.

JoAnna Knopf, LCSW
Clinical Manager-Region 17

JoAnna Knopf is a psychotherapist and Clinical Manger with MBHS. Ms. Knopf completed her Master of Social Work Degree at the University of Southern Indiana. Ms. Knopf is currently a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCW). Ms. Knopf is certified in EMDR therapy and has specialized training in play therapy utilizing EMDR. Ms. Knopf specializes in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders with women and children who have experienced sexual trauma and interpersonal difficulties.

Michael McKay, LCAC, LSW
Psychotherapist/Supervisor

Michael McKay is a psychotherapist with MBHS. Mr. McKay completed his Master of Social Work form the University of Southern Indiana. Mr. McKay is currently a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor Worker (LCAC) and a Licensed Social Worker(LSW). Mr. McKay is trained in EMDR therapy and specializes in the treatment of trauma and addiction.

Teresa Mercer, LCSW, LCAC
Psychotherapist/Supervisor

Teresa Mercer is a psychotherapist with MBHS and has over 15 years of experience in the fields of addiction and mental health. Ms. Mercer earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern Indiana. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. Ms. Mercer has extensive experience working with adolescents in a school setting. Ms. Mercer specializes in the treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders with women who have experienced sexual trauma and interpersonal difficulties. Her areas of expertise include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, sexual trauma, and PTSD.

Julie Bacon
Family Preservation Trainer

Julie Bacon is a Family Preservation Specialist with MBHS and has over 12 years of experience in home based services. Ms. Bacon has an extensive knowledge of community resources and is the training coordinator for Family Preservation services for all new staff members.