Staff

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Owner, Therapist, DOT Qualified SAP

Brad Shay, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Lincoln Office Manager

Steve Long

Coordinator of Client Services

Mitzi Sylvester

Aurora Office Assistant /HIPPA Privacy and Security Officer

Crystal Holloway

Therapist

Jennifer Hilkemann, LIMHP, LMHP, LPC, PLADC

Therapist

Tim Schultz, LMHP,LADC

Therapist

Kathy Perry, LIMHP, LPC

Educator

Rhiannon Stueve, CADC (IA)

Therapist

Vanessa Suarez, LADC

Therapist

Deb Threats, PLADC

Therapist

Hope Estrada, LICSW

Therapist

Bob Kohles, LIMHP

Therapist

Siobhan Allen, PLMHP

Therapist

Annie De La Cruz, LIMHP, LPC

Therapist

Kathy Fleming, LIMHP, LPC

Janitor/Recycling Coordinator

Ajay Simon

Counselor

Jennifer James,PLADC

Psychiatric Integrative Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Reynolds, PhD, FNP, PMHNP, ABAAHP, BC

Therapy Dogs

Emmy & Gracie

Therapy Dog

Patches

Owner, Therapist, DOT Qualified SAP

Brad Shay, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Brad has a passion for helping others find pathways to improving their lives. He enjoys the process of individualizing treatment to each client. Brad loves helping others develop goals for sustained life changes, enhance their effectiveness in decision-making, and improve their life balance and fulfillment. In addition, Brad has taken his vision and passion into being the co-founder and business owner and helps develop and supervise other clinicians to be more effective in their professional lives.

Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Doane College, 2001
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree Doane College 1993
  • Associate of Applied Science Degree in Human Services, Alcohol and Drug Specialization, Southeast Community College 1991
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC)
  • Nebraska Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Areas of Specialty

  • Department of Transportation Qualified Substance Abuse Professional (DOT SAP) Evaluations and Process
  • Substance Use Disorders Evaluation and Treatment
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional Management
  • Transitions in Life
  • Situational or Stress Management
Lincoln Office Manager

Steve Long

As office manager, Steve helps prepare and run the office, making it ready for you to call or come in. He strives to facilitate a professional yet comfortable experience. Whether it’s assisting with the intake process, dealing with insurance, improving office procedures, or hanging pictures, he’s focused on improving whatever is handed to him.

Coordinator of Client Services

Mitzi Sylvester

Mitzi loves the environment and philosophy of CVHHC and AHHC and feels there is a purpose to this organization and its need in our community. She enjoys being a part of helping clients and staff navigate communication and information for a more efficient and welcoming experience.

Aurora Office Assistant /HIPPA Privacy and Security Officer

Crystal Holloway

Crystal enjoys working with Harmony Health in the Aurora Community. She is a great liaison to communicate  with clients, referral sources, and community members. She keeps the Aurora office organized and effectively manages daily operations. She also enjoys coordinating for our community involvement with the advertising, social media, and event participation. In addition, she has taken on the role of HIPAA Privacy and Security Officer for the whole agency. She has a passion for helping others and has her dog Patches being trained to join us soon as a therapy dog.

Therapist

Jennifer Hilkemann, LIMHP, LMHP, LPC, PLADC

Jennifer believes healing change is possible. She works by integrating mind, body, and spirit into the counseling process, allowing for new possibilities and hope. Using an experiential approach to therapy, she will work with you at your pace to find healing and growth. Jennifer also offers the opportunity to experience animal-assisted therapy by incorporating one of her trained, certified therapy dogs into some sessions.

Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Doane University, 2020
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Nebraska Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Nebraska Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC)

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adolescents
  • Women’s Issues
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Codependency
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma
  • Somatic Experiencing
Therapist

Tim Schultz, LMHP,LADC

Tim enjoys the opportunity to see growth in individuals while assisting them in achieving their short- and long-term goals. He embraces listening to people’s challenges and providing them with the tools to overcome diversity. Tim believes that every individual has a purpose, and every person has the ability to find their purpose in life.

Education:

  • Doane 2009 Masters Arts and Counseling
  • UNL 2001 Bachelors Family Science and Minor in Psychology
  • Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

    Areas of specialty: 
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Opioid medication treatment
  • Anxiety
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Addiction
Therapist

Kathy Perry, LIMHP, LPC

Counseling is about you. Most people have a vision of what they want their lives to contain but don’t know how to make the vision a reality. Kathy provides a safe space where you can talk about fears, troubles, insecurities. Using a strengths-based approach, she helps you identify issues, then set and achieve goals directed at change, creating a life that is balanced and whole.

Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts, Clinical Counseling, Doane College, 2014
  • Bachelor of Arts, Doane College, 2012 
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Certified Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • PCIT (Iowa-PCIT)
  • Pyramid Model, CSEFEL 
  • Circle of Security, Circle of Security International

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Self Esteem
  • Children and Youth
  • Behavior Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting
  • Family Stressors
  • Trauma
  • Life Stressors
  • Self-Harm
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
Educator

Rhiannon Stueve, CADC (IA)

Rhiannon was drawn to working with others after overcoming some of her own history of discord. She has a passion for education to elicit more effective decision-making to help in breaking the cycle of addiction. She enjoys the uniqueness of people’s experiences combined with using research in a personalized way for more effective outcomes.

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Midland Lutheran College, 2006
  • Iowa Certified Drug and Alcohol Educator (CADC)
  • Iowa Licensed Teacher
  • Certified Prime for Life Facilitator
  • Working on Nebraska Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Areas of Specialty

  • Providing evidenced-based education for substance use issues. 
Therapist

Vanessa Suarez, LADC

As a licensed therapist, Vanessa works to help adolescent and adult clients navigate life’s challenges with substance use by providing supportive counseling, cognitive restructuring, and manageable steps toward being your best self. Vanessa is thrilled to incorporate strength-based learning to empower clients with their own talents in order to benefit from confidence-building and overcoming the barriers to their wellness.

Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts, Doane College 2012
  • Nebraska Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC)

Areas of Specialty

  • Substance Abuse
  • Sobriety Skills
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Substance Related Relationship Issues
Therapist

Deb Threats, PLADC

Deb has a passion for helping those with substance use issues restructure and rebuild their lives to be more consistent with their values, goals, and ideal self. She is able to provide services in both English and Spanish.

Education/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources and Family Sciences – University of Nebraska Lincoln 2004
  • Nebraska Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (PLADC)
  • Training for Addiction Professionals LADC Core classes Lincoln 2014
  • Nebraska Approved Provider for criminal justice clients

Areas of Specialty

  • Spanish Speaking
  • Drug and Alcohol Evaluations
  • Intensive Outpatient Groups
  • Drug and Alcohol Education
  • Individual Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Therapist

Hope Estrada, LICSW

Hope has always had a passion for working with individuals and families Hope uses evidenced based treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness to focus on improving and strengthening one’s emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. As a therapist Hope will provide empathy and compassion as well as challenge individuals and families to improve their lives and make long lasting changes.

Education/Licensures/Certifications
• Master Social Work, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 1999
• Nebraska Independent Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
• Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
• Nebraska Master Social Worker (CMSW)
• Arizona Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Areas of Specialty
Stress Management
Depression
Anxiety
Children ages 8 to 17
Adults
Families
Life Skills Groups
Mindfulness

Therapist

Bob Kohles, LIMHP

Bob loves learning and sharing strategies to enhance happiness, health, and functional relationship skills. He enjoys working with children, youth, adults, and elderly equally. He learns from those he helps and passes forward to others the strategies and skills to enhance their quality of life. He feels it is a blessing to help people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities.

Education/Certifications/Licensures

  • Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Bachelor of Science in Education University of Nebraska Lincoln 1987
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Stress Management
  • Grief
  • Life Balance
Therapist

Siobhan Allen, PLMHP

Siobhan has a passion for helping others learn and implement skills for life balance. She likes to read up on new techniques in the field of therapy and be adaptable to client needs. She loves to teach skills to help others create a life worth living.


Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts in Counseling Doane College December 2023

Areas of Specialty:

  • Co-Occurring Disorder Evaluations and Treatment
  • Substance Abuse
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment to life circumstances
  • Teens and Adults
Therapist

Annie De La Cruz, LIMHP, LPC

Annie found a passion for helping others with their mental health while working with youth in multiple residential facilities. This led to her growing her scope of practice to empower individuals and families to gain insight, empowerment, and growth for more balanced and effective lives.

Education/Certifications

  • Master of Arts in Counseling, Webster University, 2010
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
  • Nebraska Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)
  • Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • National Certified Counselor
  • Member of American Counseling Association

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD and Other Trauma
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Mood Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Parent-Child Issues
  • Parent Adjustment and Training
  • Working with Caregivers of Other Adults
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
Therapist

Kathy Fleming, LIMHP, LPC

Kathy loves empowering others to identify their gifts, talents & strengths to reach their full potential. Kathy believes that growth comes from building on their gifts, talents & strengths. Kathy is open-minded, non-judgmental, empathetic, and meets people where they are. She loves to see the changes and growth of the people she works with every day. Kathy enjoys working with children and families to enhance understanding and communication for family harmony.

Education/Certifications

  • Masters Community Counseling, Creighton University, 1994  
  • Nebraska Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)
  • Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
  • Nebraska Certified Professional Counselor (CPC)

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Behavior Management
  • Families
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Parenting
  • Life Skills
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Couples
  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
Janitor/Recycling Coordinator

Ajay Simon

Ajay has a passion for doing things well. In addition to being the part time janitor at the Lincoln office, he has also helped improve and organize the recycling efforts for our agency.

Counselor

Jennifer James,PLADC

Jennifer is passionate about providing services ot adults and adolescents grappling with substance abuse issues. She is committed to guiding individuals on their transformative journey toward sustained recovery through a holistic approach. Jennifer recognizes the profound impact of a supportive therapeutic relationship and is dedicated to cultivating
an environment marked by empathy, trust, and empowerment, with a clear aim of facilitating positive change for her clients.

Education/Certifications

  • Currently pursuing Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science in Human Services 2023
  • Nebraska Provisional Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (PLADC)

Areas of Specialty

  • Substance Use Disorders Assessment/Evaluation
  • Drug and Alcohol Education Classes
  • Outpatient Individual Counseling
  • Intensive Outpatient Group Counseling • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Criminal Justice Clients
Psychiatric Integrative Medicine Nurse Practitioner

Debbie Reynolds, PhD, FNP, PMHNP, ABAAHP, BC

Debbie has been in the health care field working as a nurse since graduating from her first nursing program in 1981. She went back to grad school after a couple of decades of working and raising her four children then received her Master of Science in nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2006. Her specialty areas are Family practice, Psychiatry and Functional Medicine. She trained in a dual track program that emphasized holistic care by treating the patient’s physical and psychological needs simultaneously. She is board certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, a Family Nurse Practitioner, and a Functional medicine specialist.
She completed her PhD with a Doctorate in Integrative Medicine at Quantum University in Honolulu, Hawaii. Her research study and dissertation focused on a 40-day meditation study involving three different groups of meditators using different techniques of meditation. She also trained and certified with Deepak Chopra as a Primordial Sound meditation instructor and as a yoga instructor in three different styles of yoga. As a holistic practitioner, Debbie offers a variety of services for all ages including medical and psychological diagnostic evaluation and treatment using the most effective holistic protocols. Debbie has over 40 years of experience as a healthcare professional with her focus on keeping patients well and preventing the onset of chronic disease by blending traditional and holistic medicine. She is currently licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in Arizona, Nebraska and Hawaii and lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. In her practice she offers both telemedicine and in-person consultations.
Debbie’s vision is to be a healthcare provider who serves those who trust in her care and guide them with the lasted research in integrated medicine. As a nurse practitioner she shares her expertise in holistic care at every encounter to get to the root cause of the symptom. Debbie serves the lifespan from children to geriatric, guiding patients to complete health in mind, body, and spirit.

Therapy Dogs

Emmy & Gracie

Emmy and Gracie are trained therapy dogs that assist Jennifer in providing a gateway to heal from a variety of mental health issues.  They have over 100 hours of experience in providing their healing therapy in public places including schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.   They have passed extensive testing to challenge their obedience, disposition, and reliability to ensure they are safe and loving members of the community. Both dogs have received their Therapy Dog titles from the American Kennel Club.  They have also happily served through the Healing Hearts Therapy Dog organization since 2019.

Therapy Dog

Patches

Patches is a trained therapy dog in the Aurora office. He assists with Annie’s sessions and in the general presence in the office. Patches has extensive training in obedience in varied settings. He has earned the Good Citizenship as well as Community and Urban titles. Crystal and Patches also visit community facilities in the area to help spread joy and positivity whenever possible.

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