PROVIDERS

Shelie Leighter | MA, LISW

Shelie is a Mental Health Therapist with extensive education and training in developmental psychology. She is
trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has been working with clients experiencing trauma for over 10 years. Shelie has experience working with all ages in individual, family and group settings addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, problems at school, relationships, abuse and adjustment to life transitions.  Shelie’s goal is to help client’s feel more empowered, in control and at peace with the challenges they face. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Art and Play therapy techniques, allows Shelie to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.

 
Lisa Kee | LISW

Lisa is a Mental Health Therapist and is trained in EMDR and Parent-Child Interaction Therpay (PCIT).  Lisa has experience working with all ages in individual, family and group settings addressing issues that come up with natural life transitions that happens at different ages - beginning school, relationships, parenting, career, and issues of aging are common. Others, may involve both situational stress, divorce, grief, trauma and abuse, Mood Disorders, and chronic mental health issues.  Lisa believes people are unique, and  helps them make changes by entering into a relationship that honors who they are. This relationship fosters a safe place to heal old wounds, explore the vast realm of possibility, and reach a more peaceful state of mind, body, and spirit.  The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Art and Play therapy techniques, allows Lisa to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.

 

Gina M. West-Hendrickson | LMHC, RPT

Gina is a Mental Health Therapist, Registered Play Therapist and is trained in EMDR.  Gina has experience working with all ages and utilizes a variety of therapy techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art, sand tray and play. Her focus is to develop treatment that is specialized for the individual’s needs. Gina has several years experience in a therapeutic setting working with individuals with depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, grief/loss, abuse parenting relationship problems, school related problems, adjustment disorders and addictions. Gina has special interest in working with children, families, and individuals struggling with trauma and attachment issues. She currently works in both the Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley office locations. 

Chad Richter | LMHC, LMHP
Chad is a Mental Health Therapist and is trained in EMDR.  Chad has several years of experience working  with diverse populations including children, adolescents/at-risk youth, and adults. His core work focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), anxiety/panic attacks, physical/emotional abuse, anger problems, grief, self-esteem, ADHD, PTSD, addiction, work/vocational issues, school/truancy, homelessness and parenting difficulties.  He believes in helping those achieve a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Person-Centered Therapy, allows Chad to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual. 

Jamie Przybylski | LMHC, LMHP

Jamie is a Mental Health Therapist who has several years of experience working with all people of all ages.  He utilizes a two phase approach to help people find joy and comfort in their lives again.  Phase I is a teaching phase.  He will help you build a "toolbox"  of skills that will help you create balance in your life again.  Phase II will help you explore possible underlying issues that cause issues and affect your everyday life.  His style is collaborative, supportive and compassionate. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Person-Centered Therapy, allows Jamie to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.