Counseling Staff

 

Mike Haarer

Mike Haarer

Mike Haarer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and serves as the Director of Compass Rose Academy. He has both a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts degree in counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. He married his wife Emily in 2006, who worked as a math teacher at White’s Jr./Sr. High School until their daughter Corabelle Rose was born in 2011. Their second daughter, Olivia Pearl, was born in 2013. Mike and Emily are originally from the Fort Wayne area and still enjoy spending time there with their families. They are actively involved in their local church in Wabash, where Mike leads worship and they host a small fellowship group.

Ben Makin

Ben Makin

Ben Makin has worked with kids and teens for the last seven years in a variety of roles and has a passion for youth development. As Philosophy of Care Coordinator, Ben helps bring the therapeutic model to the cottage by bridging the gap between therapy and everyday living. He is currently working on obtaining his Master of Arts in Counseling from Huntington University, and has aspirations to enter the mental health field as a licensed therapist. He received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Geneva College where he was a varsity soccer player for four years.

Madeline Spring

Madeline Spring is a Therapist for Compass Rose Academy. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Malone University in Canton, Ohio, and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Huntington University. She married her husband, Aaron, in 2008. Madeline and Aaron are originally from central and northern Ohio, and moved to Wabash, Indiana when they were married in 2008 to follow God’s call serving CRA’s parent organization, White’s Residential and Family Services. They have since had three children: Micah was born in 2010, Charlotte in 2012, and Amara in 2014. Madeline and Aaron are active members of their local church in Wabash, where they both serve in the nursery as well as on church committees, boards, and Madeline on their church’s Counseling Center board. They also each participate in and lead their own leadership and discipleship groups based on Dr. John Townsend’s Growth Model.