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 - Manager
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 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 - Director
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.
Melissa Valentine - Manager
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.
- Kay Carney – Manager
- Debbie Schumacher – Customer Service Representatives Supervisor
- Tiffany Wedel – Access Specialist Supervisor
- Bobbie DeGraffenried
- Taylor Moody
- Alyssa Roberts
- Diann Betts
- Lorraine Hall
- Shannon Parker
- Carrie Worth
Customer Service Representatives
- Nancy Banning
- Kathy Beckman
- Alex Butler
- Makayla DeBray
- Holly Manche
- Keta Morgan
- Amy Walden
Inpatient & Residential Treatment Liaison
- Tiffany Wedel
Jail Behavioral Health
- Alyssa Davidson – Manager
- Shane Pope – re-entry case manager
Patient Account Representatives
- Teri Berschauer – Kingman
- Nicole Bishop – Pratt
- BreAnna Garner – Anthony
- Sally Garrison – Float
- Kathy Hanshew – Pratt
- Kristin Niblett – Pratt
- Rafer Onwiler – Medicine Lodge
- Diann Betts
- Michelle East