Alice Spence, LMHC, R-PT
A registered play therapist, Alice works primarily with young children, ages 4 -12, and their families. She works with children who are struggling with divorce, blended family concerns, adoption, depression, abuse, developmental/learning disorders, disruptive attention seeking, and self harm. One of Alice’s interests is the latest research about the brain and the amazing capacity for change within the brain. In her free time, Alice loves running and taking photographs.
Kaylee Michalski, MSW, LISW
Perhaps the first thing you’ll notice about Kaylee is her welcoming smile. The couples, groups and families she works with walk in with a variety of concerns including anger management, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, teens, obsessive compulsive disorder, gay and lesbian issues, divorce, and stepfamily issues. She has special training in the use of EMDR to treat trauma.
In her free time, Kaylee enjoys time spent with family and friends. She loves outdoor activities, reading and cooking.
Sandy Redshaw, MSW, LISW, LMHP
In the past ten years Sandy has honed her skill as a top notch EMDR clinician working with survivors of trauma, an area in which she has specialized training. She also continues to work with men, women and families using a variety of innovative therapy approaches. You can find Sandy working hard at building her community in her free time. She often volunteers her treasure and talent, promoting health and happiness in her small town.
Patti Salvo-McGinn, MS, LMHC, LMHP
Patti enjoys working with adolescents and adults of all ages. Her strength lies in her ability to challenge and walk alongside people compassionately. Along the road, they develop more helpful ways of thinking, feeling, and learning to cope with everyday problems and life adjustments. Particular areas of interest to Patti include mood and anxiety disorders, personal growth and self-esteem issues, relationships, parenting, abuse, anger, grief, and loss. She uses a variety of techniques and chooses her method carefully based on the individual’s specific issues, needs, and situation. As someone born and raised in this community, Patti truly loves every client that walks though her door.
Michaella Dunn, LISW, LCSW
Michaella is one of the warmest and most calming people you’ll ever meet. She combines her welcoming personality with valuable experience working with troubled children, families and adults. She incorporates play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and family systems approaches to help patients overcome their most troubling symptoms. Michaella also teaches yoga in the greater Omaha / Council Bluffs metro area.
Diana Hoogestraat, MSW, LISW
Our practice is blessed to have Diana’s expertise and experience working with chronically mentally ill patients. Her patience and big picture perspective translate into practical and effective therapy for those she serves. She also works with the aging population and has great compassion for those transitioning into retirement or becoming a caregiver for a family member. She enjoys traveling with her husband and friends in her free time.
Kelly Minssen, MS, LMHC, LMHP
As a former therapist at a local alternative school, Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to her young clients who are struggling in the traditional learning environment. She practices cognitive behavioral therapy and applied behavior analysis in her work with couples and parents. In her life away from work, Kelly can often be found on her riding lawnmower at home, or working beside her husband who farms locally.
Beth Scott, MA, LPC, LMHC, NCC
Beth works with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of needs including anxiety, depression, life transitions, behavioral issues, and severe and persistent mental illness. She incorporates CBT, DBT, and EMDR approaches. She enjoys being active outdoors, reading, and staying busy with her four active children.
John Tracy, PhD, ED, MSW, LISW
“Helping people to make their lives and relationships healthier is what I enjoy the most. Understanding and changing how we relate at home, at school, in the workplace, and socially is my area of expertise. I will work with individuals, couples, and groups from adolescence on up. Most everyone can learn how to relate in healthier ways and thus improve the quality of their life. Be ready to learn, laugh, play, cry and change in new and exciting ways.”
Bette (Bett) Tarrant, LISW, LIMHP
“I have the best job in the world. I am privileged to be present as painful marriages flower, individuals find hidden strengths and childhood wounds heal. I have been a therapist for over 30 years and I never cease to be amazed at how the human spirit triumphs human suffering.”
Bette is consistently told by clients that they appreciate her compassionate focus, wisdom and straight forward advice. She is especially trained to help with relationship problems, trauma, and what she calls “roadblocks to everyday living” – depression, anxiety, fears, worry, and excessive guilt.
One of the bravest things you can do, is to make the decision that you are not willing to let things continue the way they are.
Our Nurse Practitioners
Davin Dickerson, ARNP
Davin has over 25 years of experience in his field. He has experience working with children, adults and geriatric patients. Davin has vast experience in working with cutting edge medications in the field of psychiatry. Disease states treated include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. For fun, Davin enjoys building and renovation projects, as well as spending time with family.
Terry Ideker, MSN, APRN-BC
Terry has been a psychiatric nurse for 20 years. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Terry provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for all adult mental disorders. She shares her expertise in this capacity at other facilities in our community as well; Heartland Family Services and the ACT program. And if you are fortunate enough to see her office, you’ll be privy to her extraordinary designer talent.
Heather Wilhelm, ARNP-BC
Having worked in this field for almost ten years, Heather brings experience and a warm and approachable style to our practice. She works with clients of all ages and values a team approach to treatment, accessing the resources needed for each of her clients. Heather is an avid music lover and can be found on the local music scene, appreciating anything from hard rock to classical opera.
Sina has provided pediatric care to children and adolescents in the local area since 1990. She understands that parenting is not easy and provides a supportive approach for dealing with behavioral and mental health issues. Sina believes in a collaborative team approach in caring for children. She is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioner’s and sits on the national Pediatric Nursing Certification Board. Sina is a history buff. In her spare time Sina enjoys reading, exercise and spending time with her family.
Our Administrative Staff
Truly the heart of our practice, Nancy is the office manager behind the everyday workings of Horizon Therapy Group. Her ability to communicate with people, organize workflow and provide excellent customer care will make coming to your appointments a breeze. In her spare time, Nancy plays host by entertaining friends and family with delectable food and beautiful surroundings.
As the first face you see (or voice you hear), Cheryl’s thoughtful and diligent work ethic make for smooth operations. Whether you need to speak with a therapist or ask a billing question, she is a ready and available source of support.
We at Horizon Therapy Group want to make it as easy as we possibly can to help you take that first step towards change.