Same Day Care Staff

Same Day Care Staff

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.

Eva Gadberry – LSCSW

Eva graduated with her Bachelor of Psychology degree from Kansas Wesleyan before completing her Masters in Social Work at Wichita State University. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker in the state of Kansas. Eva currently works as a therapist in the Same Day Access Department, completing the intake process with new clients, assessing clients for crisis treatment and hospitalization and holds a small caseload for individuals with Medicare. She has experience working in the child welfare system, and with the prison population, as well as crisis stabilization. She is client centered with her approach and uses Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral theories to emphasize client well-being. She enjoys working with all populations, especially older adults and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Ashley Lawson – LMLP

Ashley is the Manager of the Same Day Access services at Horizons Mental Health Center. 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 counties. Ashley also specializes in psychological testing, specifically ADHD, IQ, Mood and Anxiety testing.

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.

Meghann coordinates the Sunrise Crisis House and Sunrise Child Placement Agency services.

Melissa Valentine – LMSW

Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work form Wichita State University and went on to work as an adult case manager here at Horizons. She then completed her Master’s degree at KU in 2016 and is now a Licensed Masters Social Worker as well as a Licensed Masters Addictions Counselor Melissa completed her master level practicum in both the jail and Same Day Access here at Horizons. She enjoys working in the correctional setting as well as substance use services. Currently she is working in Same Day Access as a crisis therapist and intake worker.

Crisis Team

  • Alyssa Davidson – Director
  • Cody Blake – ACT Team Case Manager
  • Tammy Goertz – ACT Team Case Manager
  • Peter Youngs – Co-responder
  • Shane Pope – Re-entry Case Manager

Customer Service

  • Kay Carney – Manager
  • Debbie Schumacher – Customer Service Representative Supervisor

Care Coordinators

  • Kelsey Davies
  • Diann Kargi
  • Taylor Moody
  • Shannon Parker
  • Nicole Rogers
  • Alyssa Roberts – Access Specialist

Inpatient & Residential Treatment Liaison

  • Tiffany Wedel

Customer Service Representatives

  • Nancy Banning
  • Kathy Beckman
  • Megan Hayse
  • Kristen Niblett
  • Megan Rodriguez
  • Amy Walden

Scheduling Coordinators

  • Michelle East
  • Diann Kargi

Patient Account Representatives

  • Teri Berschauer – Kingman
  • Nicole Bishop – Pratt
  • BreAnna Garner – Anthony
  • Sally Garrison – Float
  • Kathy Hanshew – Pratt
  • Rafer Onwiler – Medicine Lodge