Our Staff

Our Therapists

Alice Spence, LMHC, R-PT, LIMHP

Alice enjoys working with people’s strengths no matter the problems they encounter. She has experience helping those with mood disorders, behavior disorders, grief, trauma, and big life changes. In addition, she is a registered play therapist and works with children of divorce, blended families, adoption, learning disorders and developmental adjustments. Brain development and new discoveries about the brain are one of Alice’s interests. She also enjoys her family, travel, and running.

Kaylee Michalski, MSW, LISW, LIMHP

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, LIMHP

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, LIMHP

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.

Lauren Spranger, PLMHP, TLMHC

Lauren Spranger earned her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Iowa in 2021. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lauren is a provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa and Nebraska. She is also a part of the American Counseling Association and is a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Lauren’s approach to counseling is grounded in evidence-based practices with a person-centered and trauma-informed care lens. She enjoys meeting her clients where they are, lending a nonjudgmental ear, and utilizing research backed techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

Lauren believes that all people have the potential to flourish in life and she takes great pleasure in assisting her clients on their paths to flourishing. She has special interests in anxiety and depression, attachment issues, schizophrenia and related diagnoses, grief, ADHD, OCD, and PTSD.

Ages: (4+), teens, adults

Suzan Loverink, LMHC, LIMHP, CRC

Suzan is new to Horizon therapy group and is pleased to be able to have the opportunity to work with people needing mental health services in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area. Suzan has experience working with adults, teens and children and has assisted people in dealing with a variety of mental health issues including trauma, anger management, divorce and blended families, anxiety and depression and ADHD/ADD. Suzan is trained in DBT, CBT, EMDR and ACT therapy modalities. Suzan enjoys researching new treatments and tools in the mental health realm and works collaboratively with individuals to reach their goals.

In her free time, Suzan enjoys spending time with family, traveling and exploring opportunities to be in nature in the area.

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

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.

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.

Sina Linman

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

Nancy Hartfiel

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.

We at Horizon Therapy Group want to make it as easy as we possibly can to help you take that first step towards change.