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Same Day Care Staff

Nicole Eitzen - LCMFT, LAC

Nicole Eitzen Nicole is the Department Head of Same Day Access at Horizon’s Mental Health Center. She received her Bachelor’s in Family and Human Services from John Brown University and went on to be a CPST then TCM/WAF at South Central Mental Health Center. During her time working in community services she realized she wanted to learn more about therapeutic interventions and how to utilize those interventions. To assist her with this she attended Friends University where she received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy.  Currently, Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and has her addictions counselor license. She enjoys working with teenage girls, individuals,  couples and families through pivotal times in their lives. Nicole is a part of the Leadership Team at Horizon’s Mental Health Center where she collaborates in implementing policies and providing five star customer service.

Alyssa Carter - LMFT

Alyssa holds a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. She has worked with individuals, families, and couples. Some of her methods include play therapy and sandtray training, as well as couples communication. Alyssa also utilizes mindfulness and body awareness as needed in the therapy room. Alyssa has worked with anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, parenting issues, premarital issues, spiritual issues, and trauma.  Among other things, she has worked with those living with anxiety, grief, depression, divorce, parenting issues, premarital issues, spiritual issues and trauma.

"The best way out is always through." -Robert Frost When we realize we are struggling, the bravest thing we can do is to own it and be strong enough to ask for help. Alyssa appreciates the opportunity to hear your story and walk beside you through life's peaks and valleys. Each journey is different, so Alyssa embraces learning what therapeutic approach works for you.

Alyssa Davidson- LMSW

Alyssa is a graduate of Wichita State University School of Social Work Masters program.  As a student, she focused primarily on the effects of trauma.  Alyssa has prior experience as a crisis responder which allows her to adapt to a variety of situations.  Alyssa has experience working with victims of sexual and domestic violence.  She is happy to be a part of the Horizons family since 2014 and enjoys volunteering with local non-profits.

Audra Goldsmith

Tim Hunter - LMSW

Hunter Tim has been with HMHC since August 2014 as a Clinical Out Patient Therapist. He is Licensed by the Kansas Behavioral Science Regulatory Board. He enjoys serving populations from ages ranging eight to 60 years old. He is client centered and uses their strengths along with cognitive behavioral theories to place the well-being of the client at the forefront of his services. Tim has also pastured two different American Baptist Churches within South Central Kansas.

Kelly Hurla - LMSW


Katie Kirmer - LCMFT, LCAC

 Katie attended Friends University where she achieved her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Currently, Katie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. In the past, she has worked with children, adults, couples and families. Katie has previously worked with people struggling with grief, abuse, anxiety, depression, divorce and parenting issues. She enjoys working with people who have experienced trauma. Katie is happy to be a part of the Horizons Mental Health Center team. 

Ashley Lawson - LMLP

Ashley graduated from Emporia State University in Emporia KS, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor is Sociology. During her time at Emporia State University, she was a member of the Psi Chi International Honors Society in Psychology. During her clinical internship, she provided services to the Severe and Persistent Mentally Ill population.

After graduating, Ashley practiced therapy in southern Colorado through a community mental health center. At that time, she worked as a generalist, providing services to all age ranges and diagnoses.  Ashley also provided support and services in crisis, intake, psycho-education group and triage. During this time, she received training in Solution Focused Therapy and trained with The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia, PA. Ashley then furthered her experience by completing a course with the University of Massachusetts in Integration after which, she helped start a successful integration program with the local hospital system.

Ashley is a Licensed Master’s Level Psychologist in the state of Kansas. Ashley previously worked on the Horizons' Outpatient Therapy team, but now is working in the Same Day Access Department.  Currently she provides intake and crisis services to Reno, Barber, Pratt, Kingman and Harper counites.  Ashley also specializes in psychological teating, specifically ADHD, IQ, Mood and Anxiety testing.

Melissa Valentine - LMSW


Crisis Team

Alyssa Davidson - Director

  • Alyssa Carter - Therapist
  • Paul Johnson - Case Manager
  • Laura Long - Case Manager
  • Stephanie Tucker - Case Manager
  • Tyler Vance - Case Manager
  • Susan Weigel Wise - Case Manager


Customer Service

Kay Carney - Director

  • Care Coordinators:

    • Nicole Dawson
    • Maria DeAngelis
    • Megan Niemeyer
    • Kate Vance
    • Tiffany Wedel
  • Customer Service Representatives:

    • Taylor Angelis
    • Kathy Beckman
    • Caitlyn Garwood
    • Diann Kargi
    • Carol Kelly
    • Debbie Schumacher

Tanya Martin Nisly- LMSW

Tanya has worked at HMHC since 2002 in the community and as a clinician in several capacities.  Currently she is in Clinical Integrated Services as a therapist which children at Reno County Youth Services and Hutchinson High School.  Suicide prevention and healthy relationships are two of her passions and she has been active in educating the community around trauma informed approaches to working with children.