Counseling Toward hope           308-995-6691

    Nancy Carlson is a highly experienced therapist who is licensed in Nebraska as a marriage and family therapist; professional counselor and independent mental health provider.  Her specialties include trauma resolution; anxiety disorders; depression; grief and losses associated with death, divorce, or life transistions; anger management; parenting assistance; addictions; family counseling and relationship challenges.  Nancy utilizes highly experiential techniques, cognitive behavior therapy and is committed to Biblical principles in resolution of personal issues.  

     Nancy is a level 2 EMDR clinician []; certified Love and Logic Instructor; and PREP trained [] for utilization of Within Our Reach relationship enhancement materials and Got Your Back materials for the military and individuals.  She is a registered provider for clients on probation and provides adult drug and alcohol evaluations.  

     Nancy ministers internationally as a speaker on a wide variety of Christ centered and mental health issues.  She is an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. 



   SUZANNE LINDSAY holds licensure as a professional counselor and mental health practitioner.  She impacts the lives of couples and individuals through evening only appointments Monday through Thursday.   Suzanne brings expertise in issues related to addiction and codependency; anxiety disorders; depression and grief.   Codependency groups are offered on a regular schedule and provide the ongoing support essential to maintaining life changes.  Suzanne's services are offered during evening hours in the Holdrege office.  She works with adults across the age span.  



     Samantha Bradley  is a licensed mental health provider and professional counselor with additional certification as a registered play therapist [RPT].  As a RPT, Sami provides a high level of specific training in the treatment of children and is passionate about assisting children in the resolution of trauma; management of ADHD; and treatment of childhood challenges and disorders.  She is a lifelong resident of central Nebraska and is committed to bringing the highest levels of expertise to mental health services in rural areas.                  Sami is a national presenter on childhhod issues and early childhood development.  She is an active consultant for early childhood intervention and attends numerous trainings focused on brain development, nutriton and parental nurturing of children.  Sami sees clients at the Holdrege office.


     KRIS EARSOM is licensed as a professional counselor and mental health practitioner in Nebraska.  Kris is excited to bring Biblical principes to the challenges and difficulties faced by her clients.  Kris is a graduated of UNK and a lifelong resident of Phelps County.  She is a trained Christian PREP provider and speaks to groups about the challenges of adoption and parenting.  Kris accepts appointments at the Arapahoe and Holdrege offices and works with youth and adults.  Her work with the geriatric population is compassionate and caring.  





BRYCE RIESSLAND provides services at the Counseling Toward Hope Kearney office.  He can be reached directly by calling (308) 440-5294.  Bryce is a licensed mental health provider, professional counselor, certified sexual addictions counselor and licensed drug and alcohol counselor.  Bryce is the only a certified sexual addictions counselor west of Grand Island and provides professional services in overcoming obsessions with pornography and compulsive sexual acting out.  Bryce is available for appointments Mondays through Thursday.