Our Mission & Ministry
To help hurting people find genuine healing.
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.
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.
Charles B. Spence
Executive Director, Omaha Location - MA, LIMHP, LMHC, LPC, CDGC
Mark E. Miller
Clinical Director, Omaha, Red Oak, and Council Bluffs Location - MSW, LIMHP, LISW, LICSW
Omaha and Council Bluffs Location - MS, LIMHP, LMHC, CDGC, NCC
Omaha Location - MS, LMHP
Omaha Location - MS, LIMHP, LADC, LPC, CDGC
Kansas Location - MS, LMSW
Omaha and Kansas Location - PhD, Clinical Psychologist
Omaha and Fremont Locations - MSW, LIMHP, LCSW, LMSW
Joan E. Rice
Omaha Location - MA, LIMHP, LADC, CPC, LPC
Omaha Location - MS, PLMHP, PCMSW - Bilingual
Amelia Den Hartog
Omaha Location - MA, LIMHP, LPC, PCDGC - Bilingual
Omaha Location - MSW, LIMHP, LICSW
Faith Wanja Roberts
Kansas Location - MS, LMLP, LMAC
Michelle (Shelly) White
Omaha and Fremont Location - MS, LIMHP
Omaha Location - MS, LIMFT, LIMHP
Omaha Location - MS, PLMHP
Omaha Location - MS, PLMHP, PLCSW
Omaha Location – MS, PLMHP
Omaha Location – MS, LMHP
Intern – Omaha Location
Intern – Omaha Location
Therapy Dog Intern, Good Girl – Omaha Location
Sheila “Shay” Schaefer
Intern – Kansas Location
Director of Operations
Laura Thompson, CNC
Executive Administrative Assistant
Administrative and Billing Assistant