About Spence

Our Mission & Ministry

To help hurting people find genuine healing.

After 25 years of being a pastor, in June of 1991, Carl Spence began Spence Counseling Center. Not long after, his case load quickly grew from two days a week to full time, and soon he had a waiting list. It was always Carl’s passion to see that people find hope and healing through excellent Christian therapy which integrates Biblical principles in the counseling process.

In 1999, his son Charles, moved back from Portland, Oregon where he received his Master’s in Counseling, and began working at Spence Counseling Center full time.

After this expansion, Spence Counseling Center began group therapy for domestic violence offenders and anger management. A year later, counseling was made available to individuals and their families who struggled with gambling addiction.

Over the following years, the number of therapists working with hurting people has increased which means our ability to help more people and reach more populations has also increased. Currently, Spence Counseling Center has over 15 Christian therapists in several locations throughout Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas allowing us to serve more populations with a wider variety of issues. However, through all the changes in all the years, our mission has remained the same: bringing help, healing, and freedom to the hurting, wounded, and lonely people of this world.

As Spence Counseling Center moves forward into the future, our dedication to our mission remains the same as does our commitment to Christ-centered integrative therapy.

Committed to Our Community

We have been supporting Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas communities for 30 years with a passion for Christ and a passion for people.

Our Staff

Wherever you may be in life’s journey, we are committed to helping you find strength, knowledge, and the skills to break the patterns that damage relationships and cause emotional pain. It is our mission to help hurting people find genuine healing.

The counselors at Spence Counseling Center specialize in marriage and family therapy; children and teen therapy; grief and loss; anxiety and depression; substance, alcohol, sexual, and gambling addictions; and other mental health issues.

Therapists

Charles B. Spence

Charles B. Spence

Executive Director, Omaha Location - MA, LIMHP, LMHC, LPC, CDGC

Mark E. Miller

Mark E. Miller

Clinical Director, Omaha, Red Oak, and Council Bluffs Location - MSW, LIMHP, LISW, LICSW

Megan Dreyer

Megan Dreyer

Omaha and Council Bluffs Location - MS, LIMHP, LMHC, CDGC, NCC

Lori Goodwin

Lori Goodwin

Omaha Location - MS, LIMHP, LADC, LPC, CDGC

Melissa Pruitt

Melissa Pruitt

Omaha Location - MS, LIMHP

Ryan Ottaway

Ryan Ottaway

Kansas Location - MS, LMSW

Dr. Kevin Piske

Dr. Kevin Piske

Omaha and Kansas Locations - PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Regina Mendenhall

Regina Mendenhall

Omaha and Fremont Locations - MSW, LIMHP, LCSW, LMSW

Michelle "Shelly" White

Michelle "Shelly" White

Omaha & Fremont Location - MS, LIMHP

Amy Weis

Amy Weis

Omaha Location - MS, PLMHP, PLCSW

Amelia Den Hartog

Amelia Den Hartog

Omaha Location - MA, LIMHP, LPC, CDGC - Bilingual

Danielle Maly

Danielle Maly

Omaha Location - MSW, LIMHP, LICSW, LISW

Faith Wanja Roberts

Faith Wanja Roberts

Kansas Location - MS, LMLP, LMAC

Bernard Ashlock

Bernard Ashlock

Kansas Location - MS, LPC

Betsy Moss

Betsy Moss

Omaha Location - MS, LIMFT, LIMHP, LMFT

Linda Ritenour

Linda Ritenour

PLMHP - Omaha Location

Kim Kalina

Kim Kalina

Omaha Location - MS, PLMHP, PLCSW

Luci Schard

Omaha Location – MS, PLMHP

Bob Broekemeier

Omaha Location – MS, LMHP

Whitney Bozarth

PLMHP – Omaha 

Hannah Hictchcock

Hannah Hictchcock

Kansas Location - Intern

Andrea Kenney

Andrea Kenney

Omaha Location - Intern

Eva

Eva

Certified Therapy Dog - Omaha Location

Administrative Staff

Rhonda Spence

Rhonda Spence

Director of Operations

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Executive Administrative Assistant

Ashley Blackmore

Ashley Blackmore

Administrative and Billing Assistant

Rhonda Piske

Administrative Assistant – Kansas Location

Laura O’Brien

Administrative and Billing Assistant

Kim Brockman

Administrative and Billing Assiststant