Out-patient Therapists for Reno County Office
- Dale Anderson - LP, LCAC
- Chanel Barlow - LPC, T-LMAC
- Leighann Boyd - LMSW
- Jamie Burns - LCP, LCAC
- Bobbie Cooprider - LMSW
- Kylee Gross - LMFT
- Joel Kennedy - LSCSW, LAC
- Katie Kirmer - LCMFT, LCAC
- Jennifer Kroeker - LMFT, T-LMAC
- Lisa Lekan - LMFT
- Shanna (Stefan) Marfo - LMFT
- Angela Martinez - LMLP
- Ashley Parker - T-LMFT
- Meghann Sterling - LMFT
- Melody Wagler - LMSW, T-LMAC
- Chandler Whaley - LMLP, LMAC
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.
Chanel Barlow is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Temporary Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (T-LMAC) with her M.ED. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (University of Utah, 2015) and B.S. in Psychology (Brigham Young University, 2011). Her primary focus is on the treatment of anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, though she has experience working with a variety of concerns, including trauma, addiction, and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Chanel works with individuals 12+ and approaches therapy as an opportunity to assist clients in finding practical tools to help decrease their current distress, while also addressing underlying causes of such distress. She tailors established theories and evidence-based interventions to fit each of her clients' unique personalities, situations, and values. Some of her favorite therapeutic techniques are pulled from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Acceptance and Commitment therapies. When she's not seeing clients, Chanel spends part of her time teaching Psychology and Human Growth and Development. The rest of her time is generally spent enjoying a good spoonful of peanut butter, reading, and/or making up secret handshakes with her husband.
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 Bachelors in Social Work, She then went back to complete her Masters in Social Work from Saint Leo Universtiy. 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 treament.
"I am. I think. I will." - Ayn Rand
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.
Bobbie Cooprider is an Attachment and Bio-Behavioral Catch-Up (ABC) Coordinator/Parent Coach. She is currently a trained forensic interviewer and is a certified ABC Parent Coach and is working on the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certification. Bobbie is a graduate of Newman University in Wichita, KS with a Master of Social Work degree. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Behavioral Psychology from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Bobbie is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in the state of Kansas as well as a member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society.
During her clinical practicum, she participated in both individual and group therapies, substance use in tandem with workforce/family reintegration, and crisis interventions. She has 16 years experience working with children, conducting quality improvement in childcare centers and home, and advocacy with children and families.
Kylee is an LMFT and a graduate from Friends University in Wichita, KS, with a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Previously she 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 and adolescents, facilitated support groups at a domestic violence shelter for women, and also ran psycho-education groups for grieving children and families. Kylee has received incremental training in sand tray, play therapy, Theraplay, and is currently working on completing her Registered Play Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy certifications. She is a trained facilitator in Couples’ Communication, Prepare & Enrich, and is Level II Gottman certified to help those struggling in their personal relationships.
Kylee enjoys working with children, adolescents and young adults in individual, couple and family modalities. She frequently utilizes attachment theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and family systems theory in her work.
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.
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.
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. Jennifer is also a Temporary Licensed Master Addictions Counselor and works with individuals dealing with PTSD and substance use.
Lisa is a 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 Marfo is an 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
Angela graduated from Emporia State University in 2008 with her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Angela has more than ten years experience with community mental health centers. Angela enjoys individual, couples and family therapy. In 2015 Angela was endorsed by the Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (KAIMH) for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health (IMH-E) as an Infant Family Specialist Level II. Angela has a strong interest in School Based Mental Health. She participated in the Comprehensive School Mental Health Collaborative Improvement and Innovative Network (COIIN) National Quality Initiative (NQI)
Ashley completed her Bachelors in Psychology/Human Services at Friends University in 2015. She then went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, also at Friends University, in 2017. Although Ashley is a recent graduate, she has a combined three years' experience as a therapist. She currently holds a T-LMFT in Kansas. Ashley prefers the use of Brief/Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but will adjust depending on the needs of the client. Ashley has received additional training in couples Communication and Prepare and Enrich. Ashley hopes to encourage individuals (17+), Couples, and Families to be the change they want to see and help them get through lifes's difficult times.
"Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes"
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.
Melody is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a Masters degree in Social Work. She completed her graduate practicum at the Lansing Correctional Facility working with offenders of serious crimes and has also worked with survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. Melody's areas of interest include working with foks in various crisis situations, and she believes strongly in supporting people of all minorities and works to expand her own knowledge in these areas.
Melody strongly believes in the Strengths Perspective as empowering each person to be an active participant in finding the solutions that work best for them. Melody especially appreciates Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as models in therapy.
One of the things that most motivates Melody in the work that she does is being a safe place for each person that walks into her office and enabling them to become more hopeful in their own lives through the therapeutic process.
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.