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. 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 clients 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 in 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 passion 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 at Millard West High School and Keith Lutz Horizon High School.
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 a 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. 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.
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 centers 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. 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.
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.
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 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.
Tiffany Martinez, PLMHP
Tiffany is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) in Nebraska. Tiffany completed her undergraduate education at Bellevue University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 2010, before going on to earn a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling degree from Bellevue University in 2017.
Tiffany has experience working with children ages 0-19 years old that experienced abandonment, solicitation, drug, alcohol exposure and trauma. Additionally, Tiffany worked in the social work field since she was 19 years old working with children and families in the foster care system including programs like Child Savings Institute, Owens Associates, Beneficial and Nebraska Children’s Home Society. She has experience working with children at risk through Heartland Family Service, residential treatment facilities for both youth and adults who have experienced trauma, mental health and addictions through CHI Health. Tiffany worked with children and families through Daybreak Behavior Health. Tiffany’s interests include working with children and families with trauma, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, ADHD, Oppositional Deficiency Disorder (ODD), addictions, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and other mental health disorders. Tiffany utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Management, Reward Economy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy, Person Center Approach, Zones of Regulation and Motivational Interviewing. Tiffany understands every child and family is unique and must meet each client where they are at to help them achieve their goals.
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.
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.
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 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 the 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.