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 facilitates 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.
Dale provides services in our Hutchinson location.
Julie earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pittsburg State University. She is licensed as a Clinical Psychotherapist and a Clinical Addiction Counselor. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
Julie provides individual therapy and family counseling, and focuses on trauma, depressive disorder, anxiety disorders, co-occurring diagnosis and personality disorders.
Julie provides services in our Medicine Lodge and Anthony locations.
Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wichita State University, and her Master of Social Work degree from Newman University and is a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society. Angela is certified in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and is level 1 Theraplay. She has special training in early childhood, extensive training in Trauma Informed Treatment, training in the Neurosequential Model and Neurosequential Model of Education. In addition, she has training in Play Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction models. She has over 20 years of experience in mental health (case manager, therapist, Director of children’s services, clinical manager). She provides services to clients of all ages, and has an emphasis on children and families. Angela has been a part of initiatives for improving Systems of Care and building school based programs in the state of Kansas.
Angela’s work with clients focuses on trauma, depression, anxiety and grief.
Angela provides services at our Kingman location.
Leighann is an LMSW who wishes to support her community by listening and providing access to services for those in need. Leighann is originally from Florida and completed most of her schooling there. Leighann attended the University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s in Social Work, She then went back to complete her Master’s in Social Work from Saint Leo University. Leighann started with Horizons in 2015 as an Attendant Care Worker while finishing up her degree. She believes that this gave her a great sense of how the agency works and the value to clients in every service it provides.
Her passion as a clinician is to work with children and young adults who are experiencing difficulty with moods. She understands the importance of working with the client, their family and treatment team members to elicit a cohesive effort in improving mental health. Leighann enjoys using cognitive behavioral, narrative, solutions focused, strengths-based and person-centered therapy techniques to allow the client to feel empowered and in control of their treatment.
“I am. I think. I will.” – Ayn Rand
Leighann provides services in our Hutchinson location.
Sara provides services in our Hutchinson location.
Mark is a licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who graduated with his Masters degree in Social Work from Newman University in 2011. He also attended Bethel College in Newton, KS where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work. Mark has many years experience working in the inpatient, outpatient, and community settings which began in July 2001. His area of specialty is working with adults 18+ whom have experienced a traumatic event(s), living with PTSD, any anxiety disorder(s), and/or Major Depressive Disorder. Mark utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities to assist in clients achieving their goals including EMDR Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness, and Strengths Based modalities.
Stefanie provides services in our Community Support Services program.
Renae provides services in our Hutchinson location.
Amy earned a Masters degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma and is licensed in the state of Kansas as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Amy provides services in our Community Based Services program. She specializes in evaluations for the SED waiver and provides the clinical supervision for the CBS department.
Katie attended Friends University where she achieved her Master’s 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.
Katie provides services at our Hutchinson location.
Andi earned her Bachelors degree from Oklahoma State University, and her Masters degree from Wichita State University. Andi started at Horizons as an Attendant Care Worker, then moved to Case Manager, and is now providing therapy services in the school-based program.
Andi provides services at our Hutchinson location.
Sara is a graduate of Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS, with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Sara is licensed with the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board with the state of Kansas as a Licensed Master Level Psychologist. Sara has been employed at Horizons Mental health Center since 2004 providing therapeutic services. She has experience working with children, adults and families.
Sara provides services at our Pratt location.
Kathy is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Bachelor of Social work degree at Fort Hays State University in 1997 and Master of Social Work degree in 1998 at the University of Kansas. Her practicum experience was completed at the Iroquois Center for Human Development in Greensburg, Kansas, where she provided outpatient therapy services. Kathy served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas National Association of Social Workers for two years.
Kathy has been employed at Horizons Mental Health Center as a therapist since 2011. She has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment, and Critical Incident Stress Management. Kathy is trained and experienced in working with adults and adolescents in individual, couples, and family therapy, as well as facilitating therapy groups.
Kathy provides services at our Kingman and Pratt locations.
Kerry received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wichita State University and is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Kerry has also achieved level one certification in Theraplay.
Kerry primarily works with children who experience ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, Depression or trauma. She utilized Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Theraplay in her work to help children reach their goals.
Kerry provides services at our Pratt location.
Becca received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Sterling College and then attended Newman University where she earned a Master of Social Work Degree. She is a member of both Phi Alpha Hone Society and Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. She is currently receiving training for play therapy and has several years experience working with children and families, providing family therapy.
Becca prefers using Attachment Theory and Family Systems Theory in her work, but also utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Theory, solution-Focused, Mindfulness, and Strengths Based depending on the needs of the client.
Becca provides services at our Hutchinson location.
Kimberly earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, and is licensed in Kansas as an LMSW. She has a Child Welfare Certification from her time working with foster families. She has some specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Grief work, and trauma. Kimberly works with children from age 4-18.
Kimberly provides services with our School Based program in our Hutchinson location.
Jennifer is the Director of Outpatient Services at Horizons. Jennifer earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, and her Masters degree from Pittsburgh State University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed master Level Psychologist, and Licensed Behavior Analyst. She has special certification as an Autism Specialist and Intensive Individual Support.
Jennifer provides services at our Hutchinson location.
Nancy is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has had several years experience in different settings working with all ages, all types of people and personalities. Nancy’s area of specialty is adults. She has had training in all types of therapy including Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Neurosequential Model/Trauma Recovery. She has also had training with anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, adjustment disorders and addictions.
Nancy provides services at our Medicine Lodge and Pratt locations.
Jessica provides services at our Hutchinson location.