Mental Health Center in Garden City, KS | Compass Behavioral Health

About Us

The Leader in Behavioral Health Discovery & Innovation Since 1961

At Compass Behavioral Health, our mission is to realign individuals towards the right direction to recovery and balance. We offer a wide variety of quality and professional services. As a leader in helping others discover improved behavioral health, we constantly evolve with the needs of our supportive community, which expands throughout 13 counties in Southwest Kansas. Compass serves the following 13 counties: Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Morton, Scott, Stanton, and Wichita.

We are built on a foundation of compassion, and believe it is our purpose to:

  • Exceed expectations by responding to the changing needs of our communities.
  • Integrate services for the whole person.
  • Deliver timely, quality care.
  • Lead the profession in discovery and innovation.
  • Employ and retain exceptional staff.
  • Continue to be a viable business entity.

Our Organization

Compass Behavioral Health is comprised of a comprehensive team that ranges from case managers and APRNs to behavioral health assistants, therapists, children’s services staff, crisis house staff and many more. Each member of our team is educated and trained to the best of our ability to provide quality services to our persons in services.

Board of Directors

Compass is proud to have the following Board Members representing our 13 counties.

  • Van Z Hampton, Chairperson (2003)
  • Wade Dixon, Vice Chairperson (2002)
  • Arlene Doll, Secretary (2019)
  • Louise Ehmke Treasurer (1986)
  • Bob Kreutzer (2022)
  • Rosemary Bachman (2011)
  • Dave Horner (2019)
  • Mark Busch (2016)
  • Todd Ridge (2021)
  • Bill Carr (2019)
  • Dorothy Ziesch (2011)
  • Shari Housman (2015)
  • Jerry Jo Deckert (2013)
  • James Biddle (2022)
  • Shelly Graff (2019)
  • Hannah Nicholson (2022)
  • Stephanie Keller (2015)
  • Clara Walker (2019)

*The year in parenthesis denotes the year each member was appointed to Compass Behavioral Health’s Board of Directors.

Compass extends many thanks to our Board members and their dedication to helping us better serve those with behavioral health needs.

Our Executive Director

Lisa Southern, Executive Director

I was appointed as the Executive Director by the Compass Board of Directors in May 2017. I have been with Compass since 1994 in various positions ~ Crisis Services Therapist, LSH Liaison, BHS Program Manager and Region I Program Director. I have always enjoyed my professional career with Compass and tell everyone I how much I love Compass and the great work we do. We are a team, a very strong team of experienced and caring professionals. I consider it an honor to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Compass is committed to any change that is needed and welcome feedback on how to better serve the people of throughout the thirteen counties (and beyond). Compass Behavioral Health is a premier community behavioral health center that wants to help people achieve their full potential and improve their quality of life. Untreated behavioral health conditions can really take a heavy toll on life’s everyday experiences, choices and responsibilities. For me, leadership is about the people I interact with and how to help them be more successful ~ this applies to all Compass staff and the clients we are here to help.

Our Medical Team

Khristy Guebara, APRN

Khristy Guebara is a Board Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has been working as a Nurse Practitioner since 2003. Her primary practice is with adults who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness. Khristy is currently the Director of both our Garden City and Dodge City Community Support Services Programs. She has experience in both the inpatient and outpatient treatment setting. Khristy is also responsible for the Compass Haven House, a program for children in crisis or state/police protective custody. When Khristy is not working, she very much enjoys her time with her kids and grandkids.


 

Tracy Davies, DNP, APRN, AGNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Dr. Davies is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who is passionate about caring for the whole person. Coping with chronic health problems can take a toll on a person’s mental health. Working with medically complex clients, she has helped people find wellness in the context of chronic health problems. She is a strong advocate for involving her clients in their treatment by talking to them about the challenges they encounter along the path to wellness. Dr. Davies consults and coordinates creative treatment plans along with other members of the client’s healthcare team both within Compass Behavioral Health and with outside providers. Dr. Davies welcomes people of all ages, including children from the age of six years. Her clinical interests are in geriatrics and long-term care, adults and children with autistic disorder, people who have intellectual disabilities, and people who have chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and cancer, just to name a few. Dr. Davies strongly advocates the application of evidence-based practice principles when recommending treatment options. To keep current, she maintains national board certification in both physical and mental health care, attends educational conferences, and researches scientific journals. Dr. Davies is available for diagnostic evaluations, consultations, second opinions, and longer-term medication management. She can help reduce the cost of mental health treatment by recommending effective, lower cost alternative treatment options, simplifying drug regimens, and connecting clients with resources to improve self-management of medical and psychiatric disorders, and accessing specialized services including genetic testing to evaluate psychiatric drug metabolism.


 

Michael Southern, APRN

Michael Southern is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Southwest Kansas. He provides services for both Children and Adults. He helps with evaluating and treating anxiety, depression, impulses, anger, ADHD, psychosis, mood disorders, and much more.


 

Shivanna Kumar, MD

Dr. Kumar is a general Psychiatrist with a wide range of experience in the field of psychiatry for the past 40 years. Dr. Kumar has worked in multiple settings including private practice, inpatient, and outpatient facilities. He was a staff psychiatrist at Compass from 1994 through 2001. During this time he also served as a staff psychiatrist at St. Catherine Hospital Behavioral Health Services. He then moved to Oklahoma and worked as a staff psychiatrist at Jack C. Montgomery Veteran Administration Medical Center providing clinical care to Veterans. Dr. Kumar has since returned to Compass where he meets with clients ages 18 and older. He has years of experience with several populations including, but not limited to, Veterans, Geriatric, and those with severe and persistent mental illness.


 

Chelsea Gray, APRN

Chelsea Gray is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who recognizes the importance of a team-based approach to treating patients across the lifespan. She has a passion for correctional psychiatry and a special interest in caring for individuals with substance use disorders. She provides evidence-based, compassionate care with the goal of improving the quality of life of her patients and their loved ones. Chelsea graduated with a Master of Science in Nursing from Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. Prior to working at Compass Behavioral Health, she worked as a registered nurse for 9 years in a variety of settings. She has experience in long-term care, acute care, obstetrics, and hemodialysis. She also has experience in nursing administration, quality improvement, and risk management.


 

Cameron Brown, DNP, PMHNO-BC

Dr. Cameron Brown is a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who welcomes clients from age six through the lifespan. Cameron graduated with a Doctorate of Nurse Practice from The University of Kansas. She has a passion for children and a special interest in caring for individuals in foster care. Prior to working at Compass Behavioral Health, she worked as a registered nurse for 16 years in a variety of settings. She has experience in education, administration, residential mental health, and acute care. When Cameron is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and animals.


 

Danielle Henson, MD

Dr. Henson is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who provides telemedicine services through both Central Kansas Mental Health in Salina as well as Compass Behavioral Health in Garden City and surrounding areas. Dr. Henson graduated from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2005 and proceeded to complete both her residency in General Psychiatry and her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2010. She is board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Henson provides both evaluation and treatment of an array of mental health disorders in kids and teenagers.

Therapists – Garden City Outpatient Office

Fernando Rodriguez LMFT – Region I Director

Fernando Rodriguez is a bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Fernando is very familiar with Garden City as this is his hometown. He received his Master’s Degree in 2010 from Friend’s University in Wichita, Kansas and has worked for Compass Behavioral Health for many years. Fernando is a vital component of the Batterer’s Intervention Program for Compass Behavioral Health. His areas of specialties are Individual & Family Therapy, Marital Therapy and working with Adolescents. While Fernando is not at work, he enjoys soccer and spending time with his family.


Carol Lightner, LSCSW

Carol is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and earned her Master’s in social work from the University of Kansas. Carol specializes in working with children, families and older adults. Carol has many years of Clinical experience and often assists other licensed professionals who are seeking supervision for a clinical license or students who are pursuing a graduate degree. While not at work, Carol enjoys spending time with family.


Rebecca Huber, LMSW

Rebecca is licensed as a Masters Level Social Worker and has been practicing as a therapist for a few years. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Social Work—both from Wichita State University. Rebecca is very familiar with Southwest Kansas as this is her home turf—she was born and raised in the Ingalls and Garden City area and moved back in 2012. She started at Compass in 2015. Rebecca is the supervisor of the Children’s Case Management Department. Rebecca has been able to grow professionally by taking on other specialties including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training. Her strength is in providing services to children and families as this is her passion. She enjoys the work she does as every day is different from the last just as every client and family is different from the last. When she is “off duty” as a therapist, she loves to spend time with her family watching movies or playing board games (mostly kid movies and games for her 13-year-old stepdaughter and 5-year-old boy).


Megan Garcia, LSCSW, LMAC

Megan is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Fort Hays State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Newman University. She began her career at Compass in 2011 as therapist. During this time, Megan did therapy, crisis services, competency to stand trial, integrated mental health services in Syracuse, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and addictions work. Megan is currently the crisis therapist for the Garden City Office. During her time away from the office, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, child, reading, sports and traveling.


Tabatha Cruz, LPC

Tabatha is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wichita State University. Tabatha was born and raised in Finney County. She enjoys working with children and teens and is looking forward to expanding her work with adults. Some areas of interest include: Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Conduct issues, Trauma-based Disorders and working with those in the foster care system. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her nieces and nephews, watching many TV shows and movies, playing board games and shopping. She is passionate and dedicated to creating a supportive, safe, and inclusive environment and providing quality care to all that cross her path.


Christie Connell, LMSW, LAC

Christie is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Licensed Addition Counselor. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Fort Hays State University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Kansas. Christie was born in Texas but has lived in southwest Kansas most of her life. She enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. Christie began working with children and families in 2005 and has been working as a drug/alcohol counselor since 2014. Christie enjoys working with individuals and children and has been trained in TBRI (Trust-Based Relational Intervention), Gender and Sexual Diversity, Affirmative Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s), and Drug & Alcohol treatment. Christie has two children and three grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, going to as many concerts as possible and watching the KC Chiefs.


Katie Aldrich, LMSW

Katie is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Kansas State University and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Katie is new to the Garden City area as she was born and raised in the Johnson County area and recently just moved here. She has experience working with individuals and families of individuals who have Alzheimer’s and dementia and has led a support group for those with early-stage dementia or Alzheimer’s. Katie is very excited to foster a connection with this community and be able to provide a safe environment to anyone who walks through her door. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, meeting new people, discovering new places and being with family and friends.


Renee Smith, LMSW

Renee is working as one of the remote therapists for Compass. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas and has been working professionally since 1996. Renee has worked for many years as an elementary and high school counselor. During her time in the school system, she discovered a passion for helping blended families as well as supporting youth who have faced trauma. Much of her work has focused on using play and cognitive behavioral therapy as well as facilitating different social skills groups. Born and raised in eastern Kansas, she is an avid fan of collegiate basketball, farm life, and chickens. She has two amazing adult stepdaughters and lives with her husband Jon on their small farm.


Lusi Esquivel, LMSW

Lusi is a graduate from The University of Kansas, with a Master’s degree in Social Work, May 2018. She also attended Fort Hays State University, May 2012, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker in the state of Kansas. Lusi joined Compass in 2006 working out of the Community Support Service in Garden City, where she gained experience as a Vocational Case Manager, Adult Bilingual Case Manager, Targeted Case Manager, Strength Based Team Lead, Dialectical Behavior Therapy provider, Psychoeducation Group Coordinator, and group leader. Some of her strengths is serving the Spanish speaking population in the community, working with adults who experience a co-occurring disorder, and integrating art into treatment. Lusi grew up in Western Kansas, and has four daughters, two energetic grandsons, and three sassy granddaughters. When not working, Lusi enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, baking, sewing, and painting.


Claudia Meza-Luviano, LPC

Claudia is a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018. She was born and raised in Mexico City; she came to Kansas to obtain her graduate degree in 2012. Claudia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine in 2006 from Autonomous Metropolitan University in Mexico City. Claudia completed her master’s level internship here at Compass Behavioral Health and is now part of the full-time Clinical team. Claudia is currently working on her Clinical Professional Counselor License. Prior working at Compass she worked for five years as a therapist providing acute care in the Behavioral Health Unit at St. Catherine Hospital. Claudia believes using unconditional positive regard helps you develop a plan and discover new ways to learn, grow, and improve your life. Claudia uses a combination of techniques and approaches that includes Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential therapy. Some populations of interest include Spanish speaking population, Adults and Adolescents. Her interest includes Anxiety, Depression, Adjustment Disorders, Trauma-based Disorders, and Grief. When not working, Claudia enjoys time with her loved ones, reading, and traveling.


Vicki Downey, LPC

Coming soon!


Melissa Parker, LMLP

Melissa is licensed as a Masters Level Psychologist and has been practicing as a therapist for over 10 years. She is currently the Quality Improvement Manager for Compass Behavioral Health and as such takes on very few clients. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology—both from Fort Hays State University. Melissa is very familiar with Southwest Kansas as this is her home turf—she was born and raised in Garden City and moved back in 2008 (surprising many people, mostly herself) to pursue her career with Compass Behavioral Health. Melissa truly enjoys community outreach opportunities—specifically, providing education about mental health to people within a community setting. Over the years, her interests have expanded, and she has been able to grow professionally by taking on several specialties which including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused CBT, Depression, Anxiety, Mental Health First Aid, Psychological Testing, Critical Incident Stress and Debriefings. Her strength is in providing individual therapy to adults and adolescents. Her ultimate passion is providing immediate care to those who have just experienced a tragedy. When she is “off duty” as a therapist, she LOVES to travel, attend baseball games, and enjoys continuing to learn what it takes to be a mother to a pretty cute little guy.

Therapists - Ulysses Outpatient Office

BROOKE COOPER, LPC — REGION III DIRECTOR

Originally from Texas, Brooke has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, and now Kansas. Brooke has a master’s degree in Counseling from Colorado Christian University, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. She also has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Houston Graduate School of Theology (2008), and is currently working on her PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies. Person-Centered theorist Carl Rogers and Existential theorist Irvin Yalom inspire and validate Brooke’s therapeutic approach. Her experience in ministry and military life has well-prepared Brooke for her role as a therapist, and specifically, the intensity of crisis’ work. Brooke has continually served hurting people and learned the therapeutic value of authenticity, unconditional regard for others, and how to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. While previously working as an intern therapist for St. Francis near Ft. Riley, Brooke encountered severe client stories and became adept at Crisis and Trauma Intervention. Brooke offers a non-judgmental space, welcoming of any race, culture, religion, gender, and sexual orientation. She enjoys working with all age groups, and utilizes techniques from Affirmative Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centered Therapy and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.


 

MARTHA HINOJOSA, LPC, NCC

Martha Hinojosa is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides therapy via Televideo in the Ulysses office. She was born in Mexico City and moved to the USA when she was only 15 years old to go to school. Her American dream was one of the hardest challenges in her life because being away from her family introduced her to learn a new word in her vocabulary “depression”. Martha did not know what depression was, but she did know of protective factors because her family taught her about love, care, unconditional support, and resilience. This major change was difficult, but she solidified family values, created her own, and combined them to overcome new challenges in a new environment. This served as the foundation for Martha to become a helping professional and began her academic training at Northeastern State University in OK, Fort Hays State University, and she is working on a PhD degree in Health Psychology at Northcentral University in AZ. Martha uses best practice therapy interventions from theoretical orientations like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Existential, Gestalt, and Client-Centered among some of the major approaches. Martha earned extensive experience in crisis management while working as the director of the Behavioral Health Services Unit at St. Catherine Hospital for three years. She is an EMDR certified therapist and works with people struggling from trauma experiences, and early childhood trauma experiences. Martha is married and has two daughters, Alicia, and Amanda, and two beautiful grand-daughters, Sophia, and Cynthia. During her spare time, Martha enjoys walks with her husband Ernesto, and her spoiled pet “Merci”. She finds calm and relaxation in her kitchen cooking or baking for her family, or out in the garden caring for plants. Martha now understands that hardships, struggles, and challenges help foster a driven, harmonious self.


LUSI ESQUIVEL, LMSW

Lusi is a graduate from The University of Kansas, with a Master’s degree in Social Work, May 2018. She also attended Fort Hays State University, May 2012, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker in the state of Kansas. Lusi joined Compass in 2006 working out of the Community Support Service in Garden City, where she gained experience as a Vocational Case Manager, Adult Bilingual Case Manager, Targeted Case Manager, Strength Based Team Lead, Dialectical Behavior Therapy provider, Psychoeducation Group Coordinator, and group leader. Some of her strengths is serving the Spanish speaking population in the community, working with adults who experience a co-occurring disorder, and integrating art into treatment. Lusi grew up in Western Kansas, and has four daughters, two energetic grandsons, and three sassy granddaughters. When not working, Lusi enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, baking, sewing, and painting.

Therapists – Dodge City Outpatient Office

Vicki Broz, LMSW, LMAC – Region II Director

Vicki’s area of specialty are crisis & intake appointments only, Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Grief & Loss, Suicide Prevention & Intervention, Critical Incident Debriefings, Addictions, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy.


Leslie Goertzen LSCSW, LMAC

Leslie is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Master’s Addiction Counselor who graduated from Wichita State University with a Master’s Degree of Social Work. 
Leslie’s primary area of focus is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and working with adolescents and adults who are at risk for self-harm and suicide. She also treats people who might suffer from depression, anxiety, and addiction, among others. In 2014, she was intensively trained to be a DBT therapist and has since provided this treatment. As Leslie being the leader of the DBT team at the Dodge City outpatient clinic, she ensures procedures are being followed and client care is the primary focus within treatment. Leslie is also a trainer for Mental Health First Aid where she providers training to the public and agencies who would like to learn how to respond when someone is having a mental health crisis or issue.


Janese Boger, LMSW

Janese’s areas of specialty are Youth age 13 and older, Adults. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Anxiety, Stress Reduction, Anger management, Parent-Adolescent issues, Adjustment Disorders, Addictions, Treatment Resistant, Court-Ordered, Court Services and Probation/Parole, Sex Offenders.


Kathleen Warner-Long, LCPC

Kathleen’s area of specialty are Adolescent, Children, Adults, Couples, Part time hours only Attachment Disorders, Trauma, EMDR, Depression, Anxiety, Divorce, Women’s and Men’s Issues.


Maria Cooper, LPC

Maria is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), having earned her Master of Arts in Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Previously in private practice, she is now happily part of a great team at Compass. Maria values your story, race, culture, religion, gender and sexual orientation, and enjoys working with all ages. You are a unique individual, and her therapy approach will be designed for you and your specific needs. She understands that embracing vulnerability and seeking counseling takes a lot of courage, and she holds your story with honor, empathy and hope. She works alongside you as you process past or present traumas, adjust to life transitions, explore your identity or purpose, or struggle with chronic emotional, mental, or behavioral issues. She has a daughter, three sons, and one grandson. Born and raised in Colorado, she came to Kansas for her undergraduate degree in 1993. Maria attended Sterling College, with a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education with an Emphasis in Youth and Family Ministries. She lived in Wichita and Eldorado prior to moving to Dodge City in 2002. In her spare time, Maria enjoys time with her loved ones, reading, refinishing furniture, building projects, playing the piano and travelling.


Tanya Tavares, LPC

Tanya is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), having earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2019. Tanya completed her Master’s level internship and practicum here at Compass Behavioral Health and is now happily part of the full-time Clinical team. Tanya considers collaborating and creating strong therapeutic relationships with clients the foundation to any successful therapy experience. Tanya believes firmly in using unconditional positive regard to approach every client with respect and authenticity. Tanya uses an evidence-based approach that is a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Existential approaches to therapy to create a blend of techniques and approaches that benefit a wide range of individuals. Her holistic style will help you develop a plan and discover new ways to learn, grow, and manifest change in your life. Some populations of interest include: Children and Adolescents (birth-18), Adults (all ages), Depression, Anxiety, Conduct Issues, Adjustment Disorders, and Trauma-based Disorders. Tanya also incorporates Play Therapy techniques in her work with children and adolescents which allows for children to use a more natural language (the language of play) when they may be at loss for words to express themselves. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Tanya has a deep respect for all cultures and believes each culture has much to do with who we are today. While far from the beach, Tanya now calls Dodge City her home and her coworkers her family.


Jocelyn Lemus-Diaz, LMLP-T

Jocelyn is a Temporarily Licensed Masters Level Psychologist (LMLP-T). She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Fort Hays State University. She completed her Master’s level internship here at Compass Behavioral Health and is now a part of this great clinical team. She migrated to Finney County at a young age and has called Kansas home ever since. She enjoys working with children and adolescents as well as conducting psychological assessments for youth and adults. She is very passionate about working with the Hispanic population providing bilingual services and using her experiences in combination with cultural adaptations of evidenced based practices to help guide her work. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spoiling her god children, reading books, crafting, and adding new games to her board game collection. Jocelyn always knew it was her calling in life to return and serve her community by helping be the voice of those who are not always heard.


Tim McClure, LPC

Tim was born and raised in Western Kansas. Tim and his wife Karensa have 5 kids and 1 grandkid. Tim loves spending time camping and fishing with his family. The outdoors is his way to unwind and find peace. Tim graduated from Fort Hays University with a Masters in Science. He received his License as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2020. Tim is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy to help those who have experienced trauma in their lives. He is also certified through NERPSC™ as an Emergency Responder and Public Safety Certified Clinician along with being a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Tim works with teens and adults experiencing many different aspects of Mental health.


 

Kaci Ziegler, LPC

Kaci is a remote therapist at Compass. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Kaci believes that therapy is a journey of self-exploration and gaining self-awareness by using an eclectic counseling style. Her areas of specialty are adolescents, adults, and children, couples, trauma, depression, anxiety, parental issues, divorce, and women’s issues. She is passionate about helping people and offering a non-judgmental environment to heal. Kaci received her Masters of Science from Fort Hays State University in School Counseling and Masters of Science in School Administration. She earned her undergraduate at McPherson College in Elementary Education with an English as a Second Language endorsement. Previously Kaci worked as a school counselor and teacher. She also has experience working with crisis in the hospital setting. Currently she is under supervision working towards her certification as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two dogs and going to the lake. Kaci loves all sports but especially loves cheering on the KU Jayhawks, Chiefs, and Royals.

Therapists – Scott City Outpatient Office

Max Meschberger, LCP, LMLP, LCMFT– Region IV Director

Max is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, a Licensed Masters Level Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Sterling College and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Fort Hays State University. Max began his first stint of employment with Compass in 1983. Max held three positions for Compass from 1983 to 2012: therapist, Director of the Garden City Outpatient Office and Director of inpatient Behavioral Health Services. Max then worked in marketing and Director of Siena Medical Clinic for St Catherine Hospital from 2012 to 2018. In July of 2018, Max returned to Compass as Region IV Director. Max’ area of interest and experience are marital therapy, individuals struggling with depression, anxiety and eating disorders.


Donna Julian, LSCSW

Donna is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Wichita State University with a master’s degree in social work. She works with all ages and backgrounds. She is trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is Certified in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Donna spent most of her life in central Kansas except for a 10-year stint in the Panhandle of Oklahoma. She is married, has three grown children and 5 grandsons. In her spare time, she enjoys family and doing mission work.


Keri Bonville, LPC, LAC-T, NCC

Keri is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Temporary Counselor who graduated from the University of Montevallo with a master’s degree in education, guidance, and counseling. She also graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a master’s degree in fine arts. Some of the areas of concentration she focuses on include addictions, substance use evaluations and treatment, trauma, anxiety, and depression. She is currently pursuing her master’s addiction licensure. While she was raised in the “magic city” of Birmingham Alabama she was born in Scott City Kansas where her family has strong generational roots. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, playing pickleball, and listening to music.

To learn more about Compass Behavioral Health and the services we offer, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 620-276-7689!

Administrative Office

Compass Behavioral Health
531 Campusview St
PO Box 477
Garden City, KS 67846

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Garden City: 620-276-7689
Fax: 620-276-6117

Dodge City: 620-227-8566
Fax: 620-225-5824

Ulysses: 620-356-3198
Fax: 620-356-3101

Scott City: 620-872-5338
Fax: 620-872-287

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*some evening appts available

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