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Same Day Care Staff

Nicole Eitzen - LCMFT, LAC

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.

Eva Gadberry - LSCSW

Audra Goldsmith - LMLP, LMAC

Audra completed her Bachelors in Psychology at Wichita State University and went on to obtain a Master of Science at Emporia State University.  She holds a license as a Masters Level Psychologist (LMLP) and a Masters Addiction Counselor (LMAC), in the state of Kansas.  She currently works as the Clinical Manager in the Same Day Access Department, serving as Team Lead, completing the intake process with new clients and assessing clients for crisis treatment and hospitalization.  She also is trained and completes psychological testing predominantly for teens and adolescents, however her internship involved training in neuropsychological testing.  The population she prefers working with includes offenders, clients with severe and persistent mental illness and those in crisis.

Tim Hunter - LMSW

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, LMAC

Kelly completed her Bachelor of Arts at Washburn University, returning later to obtain a Master of Social Work at Washburn.  She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor.  She currently works as a therapist in the Same Day Access Department, completing the intake process with new clients, assessing clients for crisis treatment and hospitaliziation, completing screens for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities PRTF), and Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) and holds a small caseload for individual and family therapy.  She has experience in the school setting as well as crisis stabilization.  She enjoys working with all populations, especially children and young adults, substance use and clients with severe and persistent mental illness.

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

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 correcgtional 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

  • Alyssa Carter - Therapist
  • Ron DeVore - Case Manager
  • Matt Dixon - 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:

    • Maria DeAngelis
    • Kylee Martinez
    • Kate Vance
    • Tiffany Wedel
  • Customer Service Representatives:

    • Taylor Angelis
    • Kathy Beckman
    • Carla Eash
    • Caitlyn Garwood
    • Diann Kargi
    • Carol Kelly
    • Kylie Newton
    • Debbie Schumacher