CRCC’s behavioral health program is built on a foundation of caring, compassion and skill. CRCC’s team of therapists work together to provide the highest-quality treatment and deliver a brighter future to kids and families.
Take a minute and get to know CRCC’s experienced and dynamic behavioral health team.
Kalisha Reed, LIMHP Director of Therapy Services
Kalisha supervises the Behavior Health Outpatient Therapy Program and the Rehab Therapy Program at CRCC. Kalisha earned her degree from Bellevue University in Clinical Counseling and also holds a Bachelor in Pre-law Studies at College of Saint Mary, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Kalisha has experience working with youth ages 3-18 in a community outreach setting promoting mental health education and awareness. Additionally, Kalisha has worked in residential treatment facilities for both adults and youth, with particular interest in working with youth who have experienced trauma. Kalisha’s interests include working with adolescents and adults experiencing depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, trauma, and other mental health issues. Kalisha utilizes a wide variety of tools in her therapy practice including, thought and behavior modification, motivational interviewing, and Sandtray therapy. Additionally, Kalisha utilizes several models to address trauma including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Kalisha is also a Circle of Security Parent Facilitator and is available to hold small groups.
As a mental health therapist, Kalisha works from a wellness model and her person-centered approach is to support clients and families in their journey to achieve their desired goals as it relates to their physical and emotional well-being. Kalisha is passionate about helping client’s and families cope with a variety of personal growth needs, including difficulties in their relationships, school issues, adjusting to life stressors, trauma, and grief/loss.
Tiffany Hohwieler-Evans, LIMHP
Tiffany graduated from University of South Dakota in May of 1996 with a double major of Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies. She started the Community Counseling program at UNO in August of 1996 and graduated in 1998. In the past she has worked with children and families at Heartland Family Service, Lutheran Family Service, Boys Town and Project Harmony.
Tiffany’s background is working with children ages 3 to 19 in both outpatient and school settings. She has a pa ssion for children and loves to use play and art-therapy techniques whenever possible. Tiffany believes that the key to a child’s success is teaching parenting skills and having families involved in therapy whenever possible. Her strong background working with abused and neglected children provides Tiffany with a framework to use when treating difficult cases involving children and families in the community.
Tiffany enjoys keeping up to date on current mental health issues facing teens today and implements these into her work with the students as a School Based Wellness Counselor.
Tiffany enjoys keeping up to date on current mental health issues facing teens today and implements these into her work with the students as a School Based Wellness Counselor at Millard West High School and Keith Lutz Horizon High School.
In Tiffany’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her two sons and attending their sporting events. She is also the proud dog mom of, Barkley and Izzy.
Emily Jarman, LMHP, LISW
Emily is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Certificate in Sexuality Studies, before going on to earn a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012.
She has since worked with children, teens, and families in multiple settings, including in the home, as a school-based therapist, in a psychiatric residential treatment center, and as an outpatient therapy provider at CRCC before becoming CRCC’s Student Wellness Counselor at Millard North High School in February of 2018.
As the Wellness Counselor, Emily provides behavioral health therapy to students in grades 9-12 on site at the school. A major benefit to this school-based therapy is the ability for students to see a therapist without having to coordinate transportation or miss a lot of class time. Emily does her best to work around each student’s study halls, elective classes, or finding a suitable before/after school appointment time. Emily utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, and EMDR therapy. Emily often incorporates mindfulness-based interventions into her practice, as well. She believes in the importance of meeting each client where they are at and utilizing their own strengths to help them progress toward their goals. Emily works with students for a variety of reasons and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, healing from traumatic experiences, life adjustments causing high stress, etc.
Outside of the office, some of Emily’s favorite things include concerts and musicals, playing sand volleyball, running, Netflix, and her cat Lou.
Erika Frieden, LIMHP, CPC
Erika is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP, LPC) in Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2010, before going on to earn a Master of Science in Community Counseling degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2013.
She has since worked with children, teens, and families in multiple settings, including in the schools through programs such as Kids Squad, and Connections, in multiple psychiatric residential treatment center’s through CHI Health, as an outpatient therapy provider at Lutheran Family Services, CHI Health, and currently CRCC before becoming CRCC’s Student Wellness Counselor with Ralston Public Schools in August 2019.
As the Wellness Counselor, Erika provides behavioral health therapy to students in grades K-6 on site at Mockingbird Elementary as well as 7th-8th at Ralston Middle School. A major benefit to this school-based therapy is the ability for students to see a therapist without having to coordinate transportation or miss a lot of class time. Erika does her best to work around each student’s study halls, elective classes, or finding a suitable before/after school appointment time. Erika utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities such as, Circle of Security Parenting, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Eye Movement Desistinzation Reprocessing Therapy. Erika often incorporates mindfulness-based interventions into her practice, as well. She believes in the importance of meeting each client where they are at and utilizing their own strengths to help them progress toward their goals. Erika works with students for a variety of reasons and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, healing from traumatic experiences, social skills building, motivation/assertiveness issues, life adjustments causing high stress, etc. Her goal as a therapist is to create trusting, safe and collaborative relationships with her clients and their families, helping them uncover insight into their thoughts, emotions and behavior.
5 Fun Facts about your Wellness Counselor
• Has an adorable toy poodle named Winnie (ask her for a picture and she’ll be sure to show you )
• Loves to travel the world; Thailand is her favorite country thus far
• Favorite color: Glitter
• Believer in all things magical
• Favorite singer: Lady Gaga
Jessica Carpenter, PLMHP, PCMSW
Jessica is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and a Provisional Certified Master Social Worker. She completed her undergraduate education at University of Nebraska Omaha with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2016 and went directly into the Masters Social Work program from which she graduated in 2019. Jessica began working for CRCC as a Wellness Counselor in August 2019 at the OPS Transitions program. The benefit to being a school based counselor is that she is able to meet with her patients at school so that the family does not have to worry about how to get their student to therapy. As Forrest Gump says, “Good, one less thing.”
In addition to working for CRCC, Jessica also works full-time at CHI in their Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility as a therapist and for Progressive Home Health and Hospice as Social Worker. She also sits on the Board of Directions for the Nebraska Chapter of National Association of Social Workers as an Easter Region Representative. Jessica uses several evidence-based modalities such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Process Therapy, and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. She also utilizes art therapy into her sessions whenever possible. Jessica is currently working towards her Eye Movement Desistinzation Reprocessing certification which should be complete by December 2019. As a Social Worker, Jessica incorporates the National Association of Social Worker’s Code of Ethics values into her practice. She creates a warm, non-judgmental space for clients to share what is bothering them. Jessica will work with students for several reasons and are not limited to the list; depression, anxiety, struggles adjusting to change, boundaries, social skills, family dysfunction, work place conflict, and trauma. Her goal is to help her clients and their families find balance in their relationships and daily life. In her spare time Jessica enjoys spending time with her family including her 7 pets (1 dog, 4 cats, and 2 bunnies), reading up on current legislation and contacting her Senators with suggestions, and volunteering with local organizations.
Rasha Ramakrishnan, LIMHP
Rasha joined CRCC in 2019 as a school counselor at Millard South High School. Rasha graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) accredited Community Counseling program in May of 2008. Rasha is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska. She has completed additional training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Processing (EMDR), and uses a client-centered approach while working youth, adolescents and family members to heal from their daily struggles.
Rasha is originally from India and has been living in Omaha since her move to the U.S.A. Rasha earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). While completing her graduate education at University of Nebraska at Omaha, Rasha worked as a graduate assistant in the Community Counseling department. Rasha completed the intake and assessment of all students entering the program and helped professors with completing personality assessments and scientific research.
For the past 10 years, Rasha has worked as a Therapist in a variety of settings. Rasha worked as a Child and Adolescent counselor at the YWCA and co-facilitated DBT groups for adults. Rasha has worked at Uta Halee and Cooper Village, a residential treatment home for troubled teens as a Para-Professional and Therapist for several years. Rasha enjoys working with children of all ages and their families. Before joining CRCC, she worked at CHI Health’s Psychiatric Associates department treating youth and adults as they work through their daily struggles and mental health needs.
Rasha created and managed a private practice for several years and has ability to work independently or as a member of a team while systematically developing individualized treatment goals for each client. Rasha is passionate about helping children and adolescents with managing their emotional needs during times of transition or traumatic experiences. Along with helping families rebuild strong foundations to allow for continued growth at a family systems level.
Danielle Garrison, LIMHP, LPC, NCC
Danielle is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP, LPC, NCC) in Nebraska. She completed her undergraduate education at Dana College with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Spanish in 2007. Danielle then went on to complete her graduate studies, earning a Master of Science in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 2010.
Following graduation, Danielle served adolescent populations through Children Square USA and Boys Town Treatment Group Home. She then collaborated with community resources while working at OMNI Behavioral Health’s Eating Disorder Clinic, helping both adolescents and adults through Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in the clinic and Home-Based Therapy Programs. In 2015, Danielle returned to Boys Town’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Center, working with adolescents struggling with various behavioral and mental health needs, collaborating with the Juvenile Justice System and Department of Health and Human Services. In September 2019, Danielle embarked on an exciting journey to Bellevue East and Bellevue West High School, serving as a Wellness Counselor through CRCC.
Danielle provides behavioral health therapy via individual, family, and group therapy opportunities on site in the Bellevue Public High Schools. This permits access to mental health services regardless of transportation concerns, time constraints, and can assist in providing more immediate care and early intervention, decreasing time away from academic opportunities. Danielle works with each individual student to identify ideal opportunities for therapy in an effort to avoid absence from core classes and extracurricular activities. Through the use of Motivational Interviewing Techniques, Danielle empowers each student to create treatment goals and objectives founded in evidence-based practice such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Danielle assists individuals for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, struggles with depression, anxiety, building pro-social skills, substance issues, eating related concerns, trauma-related concerns, life changes, and behavioral disorders that interfere with quality of life and engagement in academic success.
Danielle’s primary goal in working with students, is to promote and empower the youth to advocate and implement useful interventions independently for long-term success. Danielle creates a unique caring environment by addressing and accepting each individual where they are at, identifying their desired change, and building a path together to achieve their goals. In her free time, Danielle spends quality time with her three young children, husband, and two miniature dachshunds.
Kathryn Bass, LIMHP
Kathryn is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) in the state of Nebraska. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Delta State University in 2008 and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Mississippi College in 2012.
Kathryn has provided counseling services to children, adolescents, couples, and families while working in private practice outpatient settings since 2012. She most recently worked at CHI in the transitions program, in which she provided group and individual therapy to children in the Council Bluffs School District, before becoming CRCC’s Wellness Counselor for Papillion-La Vista High School north and south.
Kathryn is a certified EMDR therapist and has received specialized trainings in working with attachment and trauma disorders. She has also completed STEPPS group training for Borderline Personality Disorder, as well as trainings in CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. As the Wellness Counselor, Kathryn provides behavioral health therapy to students in grades 9-12 on site at the school. A major benefit to this school-based therapy is the ability for students to see a therapist without having to coordinate transportation or miss a lot of class time. She does her best to work around each student’s study halls, elective classes, or finding a suitable before/after school appointment time.
Kathryn focuses on establishing safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship, so that her clients are able to freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Kathryn works with students for a variety of reasons and diagnoses, including depression, anxiety, healing from traumatic experiences, life adjustments causing high stress, etc. She enjoys working with adolescents and assisting them on identifying their strengths and developing coping skills to manage stressors they may experience.