Out-patient Therapists for Reno County Office
- Dale Anderson, LP, LCAC
- Chanel Barlow
- Leighann Boyd
- Jamie Burns, LCP
- Bobbie Cooprider
- Elizabeth Friesen, LMS
- Kylee Gross LMFT
- Joel Kennedy, LSCSW,LAC
- Jennifer Kroeker
- Lisa Lekan
- Angela Martinez
- Ashley Parker
- Shanna Stefan, LMFT
- Meghann Sterling, LMFT
- Melody Wagler
- Chandler Whaley, LMLP, LMAC
Dale Anderson, LP, LCAC
Dale has a variety of experience due to past positions held. He has worked in psychiatric hospitals/units for 35+ years. Dale was a therapist at the masters level for 2 years before going back to school for his doctorate degree. He has performed psychological evaluations on individuals from 9 months to 98 years old along with Theraplay (play therapy), Gestalt, Family Systems, Psychodynamic, CBT, and Interpersonal psychotherapy. He began working with substance abusers in 1978 at inpatient units, VA residential programs, and outpatient programs. He currently fascilitates the co-occurring disorders group at HMHC. His testing experience has also been varied; he started doing Neuropsychological testing during an internship and has been working mostly with the elderly and those with brain injuries since then. Dale runs a group for MR/DD men to improve their communication and social skills.
Dale’s favorite type of therapy is spiritually based counseling. His training has been in the integration of psychology and theology and this allows him to practice evidence based therapy when the client is asking for it.
Jamie Burns, LCP, LCAC
Jamie completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Psychology at Kansas Newman College in 1997. She completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology at Pittsburg State University in 1999. Jamie is a member of Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She also has professional memberships in North American Association of Masters in Psychology and Kansas Association of Masters in Psychology.
Jamie is a licensed Clinical Psychotherapist. She began her career at Horizons in 2000. Jamie sees both children and adults for individual and family therapy. She specializes in psychological testing and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Jamie does ADHD, Autism, and comprehensive psychological evaluations. She is trained as a Level II EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, which is a specialized therapy technique for PTSD.
Elizabeth Friesen, LMSW, LAC
Elizabeth is a Graduate from Newman University in Wichita KS, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. She also attended Bethel College in North Newton KS, where she received her Bachelor of the Arts with a major in psychology. Elizabeth is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in the state of Kansas and has her temporary license in addictions counseling. In her Master’s program she was invited into the Phi Alpha Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences for excellence in grade achievement and for the dignity she put into her work.
During her clinical practicum, she provided individual therapy for women at a domestic violence shelter as well as individual and family therapy to a variety of clients and ages experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns.
Elizabeth is experienced and trained in family therapy, individual, couples therapy and has also facilitated several groups pertaining to female teen runaways and co-facilitated a teen addictions group as well as a battered women’s support group.
Elizabeth is knowledgeable in working with youth in the foster care system and has practice providing therapeutic services to diverse populations, ages and mental health concerns with a concentration in adolescents.
Kylee Gross, MS, LMFT
Kylee is a T-LMFT and a graduate from Friends University in Wichita, KS, with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She previously attended Wichita State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology. During her schooling, Kylee was a member of the Society of Leadership and Success, the Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society, while also serving as the Secretary for the Beta Chapter of Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, for achievement in scholarship and service.
Throughout her clinical internship, she provided individual therapy for school-aged children, facilitated support groups at a domestic violence shelter for women, and also ran psycho-education groups for grieving children and families. Beyond her schooling, Kylee has received incremental training in sand tray and play therapy. She is a trained facilitator in Couples’ Communication, Prepare & Enrich, and is Level II Gottman certified to help those struggling with their personal relationships.
Kylee also has experience in working with those in psychiatric crisis. Before entering graduate school, she worked as a Crisis Case Manager for another community mental health center in Kansas and provided emergency mental health services for individuals and families.
Kylee enjoys working with different populations of various ages, including individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families. She frequently utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused brief therapy, and family systems theory in her work.
Joel Kennedy, LSCSW, LCAC
Joel Kennedy has 10+ years experience working with individuals and families in various different capacities. He received his Bachelors degree in Social Work from Bethany College (Lindsborg, KS) and his Masters degree in Social Work from Newman University (Wichita, KS). Joel's main areas of interest are working with adults that deal with grief, depression, mood disorders and Severe and Persistent Mental Illness issues, while utilizing Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. On a personal note, Joel is an avid Kansas State fan and loves to play golf whenever possible.
Jennifer Kroeker, LMFT
Jennifer approaches therapy from a client-centered and strengths perspective and believes that every person has positive qualities and an unique story to tell. Jennifer understands that life is sometimes unfair and very difficult, and her objective is to help people cope with the struggles of life and improve their relationships and well-being. Jennifer believes that life isn't something that should just be "struggled through" but should be "lived to the fullest"!
Jennifer enjoys working with people of all ages including children, adults, couples and families. Her specific areas of focus include: anxiety, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, PTSD, behavior and relationship issues. Jennifer is an LMFT and a graduate of Friends University in Wichita, KS with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jennifer was a member of Delta Kappa - an international Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society. Jennifer has also earned her Play Therapy Certificate from KC PlayTalk and is working on becoming a Registered Play Therapist.
Lisa Lekan, MS, T-LMFT
Lisa is a Temporary Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Kansas who hopes to inspire clients by helping them understand and improve the relationships that impact their lives. She earned her Master’s of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University, Wichita, KS. She also earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Masters of Science in Management from Baker University in Baldwin, KS. Lisa offers therapy services for the individual, couple and family along with premarital counseling and couples communication. Lisa has experience with a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, grief, and marital conflict for clients of all ages.
Shanna Stefan, LMFT
Shanna Stefan is a T-LMFT who hopes to empower couples and individuals and help them overcome obstacles and improve their relationships. Shanna acquired her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Central Christian College as well as her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in Wichita. Shanna works with individuals, couples, children, and adolescents, and she offers marital and premarital counseling, as well as EMDR therapy. Shanna also has some experience and training in play therapy and sand tray. Shanna is experienced in treating a variety of presenting issues such as: anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, parenting concerns, relationship/marital conflict, and addictions. “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” –Anthony Robbins
Meghann Sterling, LMFT
Meghann is a graduate of Hutchinson Community College, Bethany College in Lindsborg Kansas, and Friends University in Wichita Kansas. She is licensed by the State of Kansas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Before attending graduate school, Meghann was employed by Prairie View of McPherson, where she gained valuable experience as a Case Manager for SED children, and served as the lead facilitator for McPherson’s first summer camp.
After graduate school, Meghann began working with foster children and foster parents at Youthville. During this time, she worked closely with KDHE to license prospective foster homes, provided training to adoptive parents, and completed several adoption home studies. Meghann has spent time as an outpatient clinician providing mental health services to children and families while working for Youthville, as well. Before coming to Horizons, Meghann was employed by Reno County Youth Services, where she worked with adolescents residing in the shelter, as well as juvenile offenders in detention. Meghann is very pleased to now have the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages. She is most interested in family systems theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solutions-focused brief therapy. She especially enjoys working with adolescents, couples, and parent/child dyads.
Chandler Whaley, LMLP, LMAC
Chandler completed her Bachelor's in Psychology and Sociology at K-State and went on to obtain a Master of Arts in Psychology at Washburn University. She currently holds a LMLP in Kansas. Chandler prefers the use of Brief/Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ages 10 and up. Chandler has received special training to provide Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Previous practicum experience includes individual therapy, group therapy, assessment, and working with offenders on mental health concerns.