Meet Our Therapy Team

Jenny Helms, LCMFT, Licensed Therapist

Jenny Helms, Licensed Therapist
Jenny Helms, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Jenny is a licensed clinical marriage & family therapist whose practice is exclusively devoted to treating Eating Disorders and healing relational trauma. She provides individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults. Since she moved to Kansas, she has worked with clients in coaching, therapy, and hospital settings. She has a passion for helping those struggling with eating issues and the issues that usually coincide with those issues. These issues include self-esteem, lack of confidence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and relationship problems.

Jenny Voth, LCP LCAC, Psychotherapist

Jenny Voth Licensed psychotherapist
Jenny Voth, Licensed Psychotherapist

Jenny Voth is a licensed clinical psychotherapist who has 18 years worth of experience in providing mental health services in Wichita. She works to treat substance abuse, trauma and heal families. She believes that each individual in this world has a purpose and strengths that can be used to propel them forward into living a healthy and fulfilling life. Jenny uses motivational interviewing techniques to empower the individual to achieve personal growth. She believes that it is her role to walk with the individual and support them in that journey. 

Dr. Donnie Latuch, PsyD LP, Psychologist

Donnie Latuch
Dr. Donnie Latuch, Licensed Psychologist

Albert “Donnie” Latuch is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology who specializes in military psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has been a therapist in the Wichita and Leavenworth areas for the past 7 years. Donnie is a military veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army, with a combat deployment to Iraq. He initially got into the field of psychology to treat combat-related trauma; however, his clinical experiences as a generalist also include treating non-military related trauma, personality disorders and mood dysfunction.

Amy Speer, Yoga Instructor

Amy Speer Tree Pose
Amy Speer, Yoga Instructor

Amy Speer has worked with hundreds of clients over the last 11 years in multiple settings. She’s worked with the YMCA, CrossFit Wichita, CoreStrength Wichita and Hot Asana. To build her yoga practice and skills, she trained with Mary Jane Keith and Renee DeTar. Amy continues to expand her learning of trauma sensitive yoga with ongoing trainings. She has worked with clients from all walks of life. She helps them to listen to their bodies to rehabilitate injuries to create safety within their body.

LaVeta Jarrett, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

LaVeta Jarrett Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
LaVeta Jarrett, Psychiatric NP

As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, LaVeta has over 10 years of expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and clients in crisis. She also specializes in helping with medication management for those struggling with substance abuse. In addition to medication evaluation, she seeks to understand her patients from a holistic perspective. LaVeta evaluates the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. She takes the time to educate her clients about their options for treatment and the risks or benefits from medication.

Mary Nesbitt, LCMFT, Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Mary Nesbitt Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Mary Nesbitt, Marriage & Family Therapist

As a seasoned clinical marriage and family therapist, Mary specializes in working with a diverse range of people. Her clients include high performing men and women, couples, young adults, teens and the LGBTQ+ community. She meets you where you are at. She helps you embrace who you are, while also changing the stories that keep you stuck or small. Happy lives and relationships aren’t just what happen to other people, you can have that too.

Sidney Funk, LCMFT, Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Sidney Funk Licensed Therapist
Sidney Funk, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Sidney has 11+ years of experience working as a Marriage & Family Therapist with adolescents, adults, couples, and family systems. Her treatment approach is based on the belief that most people desire to make improvements in their lives. She believes in helping clients overcome hurdles that keep them stuck.

Sidney treats clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, mood disorders and those who have perinatal or postpartum mood disorders.

Ignacio Ayala, LMSW, Social Worker

Ignacio Ayala Therapist Social Worker
Ignacio Ayala, Licensed Social Worker

Ignacio Ayala (Iggy) is a licensed social worker with over 8 years of experience helping individuals and families with behavioral health issues. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. With his background as a veteran, a Firefighter/EMT with 27+ years of experience responding to crisis and emergencies, he brings a unique view and understanding of veterans, first responders, and those who have been in crisis situations.

His areas of focus include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depressive Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. He works with a wide range of age groups including children, adolescents, and adults.

Cissy Jo Stiles, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Cissy Jo Stiles Marriage & Family Therapist
Cissy Jo Stiles, LMFT-T

Cissy is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and graduate from Friends University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, Cissy has 20+ years of experience in early childhood education. She also has eight years of experience fostering high-needs teen boys and has adopted one. Cissy has a warm place in her heart for children and her clients, from age 1 to 101 years old. She has 150+ hours of play therapy training, because play is an important part of expression.

Jeanine Long, LCPC, Clinical Counselor

Jeanine Long Clinical Licensed Professional Counselor
Jeanine Long, Licensed Professional Counselor

Jeanine Long is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 11 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults in a clinical setting.   She focuses her practice on treating anxiety, depression, and recovery from traumatic events using mind-body practices. Through empathy and compassionate support, Jeanine helps her clients realize and reach their full potential. 

Kelcie Tovar, LCMFT, Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Kelcie Tovar Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Kelcie Tovar, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Kelcie is a Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist who has 12 years’ of experience working with children and families. She believes the best intervention is early intervention. Every child’s experience is unique and she tailors her approach using play therapy, art therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She also uses trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy to help children who have experienced traumatic situations. She believes using alternative methods such as strengthening the neural balance in children with ADHD and anxiety proves to be a more effective treatment. 

Ellie Hiland, LMFT, Licensed Marriage & Fmaily Therapist

Ellie Hiland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Ellie Hiland, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Ellie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who finds a passion for working with teenagers and their parents. Specifically to bridge the gap between the youth’s emotional whirlwind and the parents’ need for structure. She has experience working with teenagers who are at high risk for runaway, homelessness, and salvaging the relationship between youth and parents. 

Ellie has received certification for Affirmative Therapy with LGBT Clients and has a dedication to working with this population and its allies.

Jerry Rose, LPC Professional Counseling Intern

Jerry Rose Professional Counseling Intern
Jerry Rose, Professional Counseling Intern

Jerry is a graduate from Kansas State University and currently finishing up his masters in counseling from Grand Canyon University.  Jerry has a passion for helping those impacted by circumstances, his ability to resonate with the youth he works with helps him be successful with the youth he helps. A child of adoption himself, Jerry has first hand knowledge of the trials and struggles of youth and even adults now that have been adopted or come from broken homes. 

Gabrielle Jones, LMFT-T, Marriage & Family Therapist

Gabrielle Jones Licensed Marriage & Family Therapy
Gabrielle Jones, Licensed Marriage & Fmaily Therapist (Temp)

Gabrielle is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Although life may feel chaotic at times, we are in control of the solution and ultimate happiness we seek. It takes courage to face a fear or a risk in life, but here you are! Healing and Harmony are welcomed, and clients are encouraged to be their most authentic selves. Therapeutic input during trying times of adversity offers space that invites vulnerability, transparency, and help us understand the circumstances we face. Allow me to help guide and walk with you in your journey. 

Sierra Ness, LMFT-T, LAC, Marriage and Family Therapist

Sierra Ness Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Sierra Ness, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (Temp)

Sierra is a graduate of Friends University with a Master’s of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has three years of experience as an addictions counselor.

Sierra’s work is devoted to utilizing techniques such as meditation, guided imagery, and mindfulness to aid families and individuals of all ages and backgrounds in leading a life they want to live in. She has a passion for healing trauma of all kinds and in helping people build awareness of how their bodies hold that trauma. Issues that may result from trauma that she treats are anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, addiction, and bipolar disorder, to name a few.

Maureen Williams, LPC, LMAC, Professional Counselor

Maureen Williams Licensed Professional Counselor
Maureen Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor

Maureen is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Master Addiction Counselor (LMAC) who has worked in the field of mental health and substance misuse since 2014. Previously, she has worked as a Counselor at an Inpatient Substance Treatment Center and a Mental Health Therapist in the Adult Department of Corrections providing individual and group therapy to adults involved in the legal system. Maureenhas experience working with a variety of issues that impact the human experience such as addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, grief/loss, life transitions and various other mental health concerns.  

Kate Albers, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Kate Albers Marriage & Family Therapist
Kate Albers, Marriage & Family Therapist

Kate is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She enjoys providing therapy for children, adolescents, and adults addressing client’s individual needs and concerns and increasing positive experiences in their lives. A few of her focus areas include: anxiety, depression, trauma, couple’s therapy and general life transitions. 

Kate’s approach as a therapist is one that is resilience and strengths based, and incorporates the latest evidence based research from positive psychology, neuroscience, and attachment theory to equip clients to heal and thrive. She utilizes body based, somatic approaches to facilitate holistic, mind-body healing. Kate integrates EMDR therapy into her therapeutic work as necessary to help clients process traumatic and distressing experiences. 

Jenae LLamas, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Jenae Llamas, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jenae earned her Master’s degree from Friends University in Marriage and Family Therapy and has experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. Jenae works with clients that are struggling with anxiety, depression, relational issues, trauma, life transitions or just feeling stuck in life.

Reaching out for help can be anxiety provoking and Jenae believes it is important to provide a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for the client to share their story while uncovering their strength and resilience from within. 

Jaqueline Lopez (Jaqui), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Jaqui Lopez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Counseling to Jaqui, is an intimate and relational invitation, rooted in trust, to the path of self-discovery. You will experience a nonjudgmental presence with an integrative approach to talk therapy which can include brain-based techniques, mindfulness exercises and sand tray therapy. Jaqui works collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families who seek assistance with life challenges. Jaqui has experience working with children 12 years and older. Jaqui speaks both english and spanish.

Carla Eash, Licensed Masters Social Worker

Licensed Masters Social Worker

 Carla Eash is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She received her Master’s of Social Work degree from Wichita State University. She is currently receiving training for play therapy and will primarily be working with children and youth age 3-18. Carla has approximately 5 years of experience in working with children and adults who have experienced a variety of issues that include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and defiance. Carla is passionate about helping clients work through their personal struggles and achieving their goals in a supportive and strengths-based approach. She provides a safe and empowering environment for client growth through empathy and flexibility to meet the specific needs of each client’s journey toward healing. Therapeutic modalities she may utilize are play, person centered, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths-based.

Jean Rhea, LCMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

Jean Rhea, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Jean has served as an Executive Mental Health professional in one of the Bay Area’s longest serving, most respected licensed and accredited substance abuse treatment centers serving co-occurring disorders. She has also held Clinical Executive positions in a variety of for-profit and non-profit substance use treatment programs including Bel Aire Recovery Center (KS), a licensed and accredited adult residential treatment program, St. Vincent De Paul Society/San Francisco, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Bay Area and The Gracenter, a licensed six month licensed residential women’s substance abuse treatment program in San Francisco. 

Ariel Clementi, Licensed Masters Social Worker

Ariel Clementi, Licensed Masters Social Worker

Ariel meets individuals where they are and honors their experiences. Her foundation is rooted in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Utilizing a sociological, humanistic, non-judgmental, and radically genuine approach; she works with individuals, particularly high-risk youth, that struggle with anxiety, trauma, behavioral issues, and depressive symptoms.

Samantha Rose, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Samantha Rose, LCSW, is able to quickly build a rapport with her clients by providing a safe environment to grow and heal. Samantha enjoys the opportunity of truly getting to know and understand her clients so she may best provide the tools and skills to live a more satisfying life.

Samantha earned a BA from University of Kansas and an MSW from Washburn University. Thus far in her career, Samantha focused on providing trauma-informed care for children, adolescents, and adults. Her most recent clinical focus was rooted in helping clients stabilize and manage their mental health in an inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient settings.

Although Samantha integrates a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the needs of her clients, she enjoys utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Solution-Focused techniques.

Jennifer Kroeker, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist, RPT

Jennifer Kroeker, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Jennifer is a graduate of Friends University, completing her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family therapy in 2015.  While practicing full-time, she is continuing to work on her certification as a Registered Play Therapist.

Jennifer has an extensive history of working with children in the areas of anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, and ADHD but also enjoys working with adults and family systems.  She works with her clients by focusing on their individuality, understanding their strengths, and helping them to tell their own unique story.

Heather LaRue, Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist

Heather L. LaRue is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained her Masters degree from Friends University. She has worked in a variety of settings and has had the opportunity to work with clients of all ages including couples, individuals and children.  Heather enjoys working with children and their families and has training and experience in play therapy working with children experiencing grief, ADHD, behavior issues, and sexual abuse. Heather also provides help and support to individuals and couples in the areas of pre- marital and marital counseling, depression, anxiety, self esteem issues, and divorce issues.  Heather has completed level one of clinical training for the Gottman Method for couples. Heather is also Christian therapist that can offer a Christian perspective with love and compassion to help her clients heal and find meaning in their life if a client so chooses.

Heather has been married for 23 years and has 4 children. When not working, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her horses!

Daniel Duntz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dan is a licensed marriage and family therapist who trained at Friends University. He works with teens, adults, and couples. His clinical interests include: depression, trauma, personality disorders, grief & loss, and anxiety. More information coming soon!

Derek Whitney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Derek Whitney, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Derek loves helping people and building connections! His clients appreciate his authenticity, optimism, and overall growth-oriented attitude. From helping individuals discover their inner happiness to guiding families to a healthy household, he is experienced in bringing hope and healing to those that walk through his door. He will be a guide and genuine teacher on your journey towards your goals. Together, you will work to achieve a life full of joy, love, and contentment.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and the compassionate staff at Soma can set up your first appointment or you can book online.

If you or a loved one is struggling with any of these issues, please contact us today. We give compassionate and thorough intakes so we can connect you with the best therapist possible. Hope is just a phone call away! (316) 201-6047 or contact us here.