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Meet Your Providers- Therapists

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CHRISTINE SALVATORE

LIMHP, LMFT, MAC

Dr. Christine Salvatore, LIMHP, LMFT, MAC earned a Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  She earned a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University.

Dr. Salvatore has over 20 years of experience in both mental health and substance abuse facilities.  Over the years, Dr. Salvatore has held therapist positions in co-occurring agencies, Drug Court Coordinator, Justice Treatment Systems Specialist for the NE Supreme Court Office of Probation Administration, director of a 64-bed co-occurring treatment center, Chief Operations Officer of Stephen Center, Inc, as well as a program surveyor for CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) since 2010. 

 

Currently, Dr. Salvatore is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Remedy Health, PC. 

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CHRISTINE ALLEN

MS, PLMHP

Christine Allen, MS, PLMHP has joined Remedy as a part time provisionally licensed mental health practitioner.

Christine graduated from Bellevue University with her Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice/Counseling from Peru State College. She is a former Domestic Assault/Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and a former probation officer with the State of Nebraska. She currently is the program manager for the Court Referral Community Service program at United Way of the Midlands.

 

Christine completed her internships at Stephen Center and the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution. Her experience includes working with individuals with co-occurring disorders and serious mental illnesses. She was most recently a therapist at Omaha Correctional Center, where she worked with male offenders. Christine is also a grief facilitator with The Collective for Hope, in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Christine enjoys working with others to help them overcome adversity and to help them learn how to help themselves. She utilizes cognitive behavioral health therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy. She will work with teens and adults.

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ALISHA HURST

PLMHP

Alisha Hurst grew up in Payson, Utah. She moved from Utah to Nebraska with her family in 2013. She is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP). She recently graduated from Capella University with her Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy/Counseling. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013 from Chaminade University. She studied family therapy for five
years and completed one year of internship.


She has experience working with couples, families, groups and individuals. She interned at Stephen Center for one year giving her the experience of working with people facing homelessness, addiction and people with various mental health disorders.

 

She is a very genuine and empathetic therapist who gives those she counsels hope for a better tomorrow. She loves working with people and hopes to inspire those she works with to be the best selves they can be.

Alisha utilizes therapy skills such as cognitive behavioral therapy and solution-focused therapy which helps her clients redirect thoughts to a more positive representation of issues clients are coming to therapy with. She provides services to individuals, families, and couples. She specializes in working with children and couples but she loves working with all. 

Alisha has also completed level 1 training in Gottmans Method Couples Therapy. This therapy aims “to disarm conflicting verbal communication; increase intimacy; respect, and affection; remove barriers that create a feeling of stagnancy, and create a heightened sense of empathy and understanding within the context of the relationship.”

 

Alisha loves working with couples and uses the learned interventions to help her couples work through problems they probably don’t realize they have. She strives to teach her couples ways to work through communication barriers and improve overall functioning of the relationship using this amazing method.

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VALERIE HEIGHT

LIMHP, LICSW

Valerie Height, holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is licensed in Nebraska as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP).

 

Valerie has years of experience as a social worker helping adults navigate grief and life changes. She previously worked as a bereavement coordinator for a local hospice company where she provided therapeutic grief support, facilitated support groups and completed community education events on grief and loss. Valerie previously served as the Program Director for Grief’s Journey and as a medical social worker in skilled nursing facilities, hospice, and the hospital setting. Earlier in her career, she worked in the criminal justice, chemical dependency, and traumatic brain injury fields. 

 

 

Valerie specializes in helping people who are grieving, facing an acute or chronic illness, caregiving, navigating death and dying, and aging issues. In addition, Valerie loves helping people with neurodiversity, such as ADHD, and women's issues such as parenting, self-esteem, and identity challenges. She is a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion and believes everyone deserves a safe space to talk openly.

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CHELSY BAILLY

LMHP

Chelsy Bailly is a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHP).

 

She graduated from Lesley University with her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy. Chelsy completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of South Dakota.

She uses an eclectic approach to therapy integrating different therapeutic models to best suit each individual client. Chelsy is comfortable working with people of all ages, and she primarily sees children, teens, and families struggling with a variety of mental, social, and behavioral issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, and grief. She has worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, bereavement/grief, residential inpatient treatment, school, community centers, and hospitals.

 

She has specialized training in Expressive Arts Therapy, Basic Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma-Informed Care. Along with these techniques, Chelsy uses person-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), play therapy, and other forms of traditional talk therapy. 

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ALEX MACHUCA

MS, PLMHP 

Life is about relationships, and it’s my responsibility as your counselor to both help you have the best relationships with other people and, perhaps even most importantly, with yourself. Utilizing counseling modalities like CBT, Transactional Analysis, Solution Focused, and spiritually based healing modalities based off of scriptural wisdom (if appropriate), we will work together to create a lifestyle that will best leverage your life to create a foundation in healthy relationships, cultivating a ripple effect on each key area of your life (physically, mentally/emotionally, spiritually, and life purpose).I enjoy working with adults, adolescents, couples/families, and people from wide-ranging socio-economic, cultural, and spiritual backgrounds to rework thinking patterns, behaviors, and self-talk to create a healthy life balance and an opportunity to find the fulfillment and richness that life has waiting for them. Depression, trauma, divorce, anxiety, addiction, and faith based issues are some of the several areas of life that I work with.

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BROOKLYNN PRUSSING

PLMHP

Brooklynn is a provisionally licensed mental health therapist (PLMHP). She received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Buena Vista University.

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SARA MURPHY

PLMHP

Sara Murphy works to help clients find harmony and balance within their lives. She works with clients who are seeking support in relationships, help in reducing symptoms of anxiety or depression, and those who would like to unpack past experiences.

She has experience working with adolescents/teens, families, and couples. Her experience also includes working with those recovering from substance abuse and who have past complex trauma.

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ROSE KERN

MUSIC THERAPY, 

MAMT, MT-BC, PLMHP 

Rose Kern grew up in Superior, NE and Scottsbluff, NE. She graduated with her Associate of Science from Western Nebraska Community College, Nebraska Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music with emphasis on Vocal Performance, and a Master of Arts in Music Therapy at Immaculata University in Immaculata, PA.

 

Rose completed her board examination in music therapy earning her music therapy board certification (MT-BC) after finishing her 2400-hour clinical training involving her music therapy fieldwork in Montego Bay, Jamaica and her internship at Royer-Greaves School for the Blind in Paoli, PA.

 

It was during her post-graduate work that Rose discovered her passion for working with families as individuals, sibling groups, couples, and families who are referred for help with ADHD, ODD, autism, neurocognitive exceptionalities, trauma, complex trauma, recovery, addiction, stress, depression, anxiety, mood fluidity, and severe physical and cognitive functioning.

 

Rose is well-versed in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, zones of regulation, emotional regulation, play therapy, attachment focus, exposure therapy, adaptive music lessons, functional behavioral assessment, trauma-informed care and sensitivity, multicultural, community-centered mental health advocacy, as well as didactic, psychotherapeutic, psychodynamic, medical, and behavioral care methods as a holistic provider. 
 

Rose has joined Remedy as a provisionally licensed mental health therapist providing music therapy, specializing in psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Rose enjoys meeting the clients where they are with music instrument exploration, music listening, play, creative arts, games, and client-centered activities.

 

Rose is trained in Diane Austin’s Vocal Psychotherapy, the Bonny Method Guided Imagery Level I: Supportive Music & Imagery, Kenneth Bruscia’s Improvisation for Individuals and Groups, and a multidisciplinary approach of working with clients experiencing medical, physical, cognitive, behavioral, and special needs.

 

Rose comes to Remedy Health, PC with a background of 17 years in behavioral health, 6.5 years of post-graduate work in mental health, and is the owner of Reaching Ivy since 2019, a licensed Music Together center in the greater Omaha area.

 

Rose believes everyone has an innate musicality, a life story to share through music, and is honored to walk with those navigating behavioral and mental health. 

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RYAN BIECK

MA,LIMHP,CPC

Ryan Bieck grew up in McCook, NE and has resided in the Omaha, NE area since 2003. He earned his
Masters of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in
December 2014. He joined Remedy Health in June of 2022.

 

Ryan has been a licensed mental health
therapist for 7 years working with a wide array of difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief,
and co-occurring concerns. He has worked in both outpatient and residential levels of care as well as
within group settings. Ryan is willing to meet all who walk through their door wherever they may be at
in their own journey and provide support to reach whatever their personal goals may be.

 

Ryan primarily utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach as well as multiple other models of therapy as needed to best
address current struggles. Ryan is passionate and dedicated in his mission to help others grow and learn
throughout their life journeys.

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KATHERINE EISENBEIL

LIMHP, LMFT

Kitty Eisenbeil, LIMHP, LMFT, earned a Master of Art Degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of St Thomas, St Paul MN and completed her training for licensure in Las Vegas, NV.  As a military spouse, she has worked all over the country and maintains licensure in four states.  

Kitty has over 12 years of experience in mental health facilities, working with the military, in private practice and with mental health agencies.  Kitty has trained extensively in trauma therapy, utilizing EMDR, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Parts Psychology and military resilience training.

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LORI BECK

MA, MS, PLMHP, PLADC

Coming soon!

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SHARON HUGHBANKS

LIMHP, LADC

Sharon graduated from Bellevue University with a Masters degree in Clinical Counseling and earned her LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) through the State of Nebraska Training for Addiction Professionals Program. 

 

She has 14 years experience working with individuals struggling with substance use and mental health. Sharon believes everyone has the capability to change, heal and grow. She uses a strengths based and trauma informed approach, is an empathetic and active listener and will meet you where you are. Her goal is to help you become the healthiest version of yourself.

 

Sharon sees teens and adults.

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RON GANZE

PLMHP

Ron Ganze grew up in Long Beach, California, moved to the Midwest in 2004 to become an English professor at the University of South Dakota, and made a midlife career change to become a mental health therapist in 2016.

 

Ron graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in August of 2020. Ron completed his internship at Lasting Hope Recovery Center and worked as a PRN in the Intensive Outpatient Program at CHI Immanuel before joining Remedy Health in March of 2023.

Ron bases his practice in a person-centered approach, believing that individuals are capable of finding their own solutions and have the power to make positive changes in their lives, but that there are times when the perspective of another is needed to help draw out these solutions and create workable plans for positive change. Ron maintains that though it is true that we are “experts” on the subject of ourselves, sometimes we are too close to the subject of ourselves to see ourselves clearly, particularly when we are emotionally distressed or dealing with trauma, past or present.

Ron believes effective therapy can provide that outside perspective, as well an introduction to evidence-based practices that have proven successful for others. Ron works with his clients to try and find which of practices work best, providing an individualized and eclectic approach.

 

Ron is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and often begins with these two approaches to collaborate with clients in identifying ways to manage negative emotions and correct automatic thoughts and core beliefs that can interfere with making lasting progress in bettering mental health. 

Ron also uses Existential Psychotherapy to help clients find or construct meaning and purpose in both the larger sense and within the “smaller” things in life. Ron sometimes combines Existential Psychotherapy with elements from Solution-Focused Therapy to encourage clients to identify personal values that help them to formulate meaningful and values-based goals and solutions.

As a former professor of literature and film, Ron will use techniques from bibliotherapy and/or cinematherapy, when clients are open to the idea, as some clients find that reading the right book or watching the right film can have a profound, positive effect on their mental health, as they can identify with characters, vicariously experience emotions similar to their own, and explore the solutions that work or do not work for the characters.

Ron has three years of experience working with adolescents and adults in inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient settings. Ron has worked with clients in individual settings, group settings, and couples’ settings. Ron has experience working with major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, and ADHD, as well as clients working on relationship and communication issues, educational issues, and various forms of familial conflict. Ron has also worked with clients dealing with issues stemming from relationships with family members and significant others with personality disorders, and he has worked with non-custodial parents trying to rebuild their families and make effective attempts at co-parenting.

 

Ron is a firm believer in and practitioner of trauma-informed therapy and is committed to helping clients process and incorporate trauma of any kind into their life narratives in ways that enhance their strength and resiliency, often using elements from Narrative Therapy to guide clients as they construct healthier, positive personal narratives.

Ron enjoys and finds meaning in collaborating with clients to discover what approaches to better mental health work for them and creating a plan of action that best suits each individual who chooses to work with him. 

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SAIRA BHATTI

PLMHP/PMSW

Saira graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has worked in residential treatment with teens that struggled with self-harm, suicidal ideation, addition, and those who have experienced a wide range of trauma. She then worked at the highest level of care in California with those experiencing trauma, addiction, self-harm, suicidal ideation, and aggressive behaviors. 

Saira graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2022 with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She’s worked with adults in an inpatient psychiatric setting as well as with adults seeking sobriety in a rehab setting. Saira also has experience with in-home care for children and families struggling with a wide range of behaviors.

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JENN COLEMAN

LIMHP

Jennifer Coleman, LIMHP, received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. Jenn has experience with adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including partial hospitalization, individual and group settings, community-based mental health,
and school-based programs.


She is an empathetic and diligent therapist who has a passion for assisting others along their journey and works with specialized populations such as refugee mental health, LGTBQ+, perinatal mood disorders and postpartum mental health care. Jenn has experience working with various concerns including severe and persistent mental illness, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, trauma, and other life events.


She utilizes a client-centered integrated approach that includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Trauma Informed Care. Jenn sees adolescents 15 years and older, and adults up 59 years of age.

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DAWN TOSTENSON

LIMHP

Dawn Tostenson grew up in Omaha. She is a LIMHP. Dawn graduated from Bellevue University with a Master of Science in Clinical Counseling and a Master of Arts in Human Services. Dawn has 3 years’ experience as a mental health therapist and has previous experience working with Domestic Abuse Survivors. Dawn is trauma informed, empathetic, kind, and an active listener.

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