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 over 25 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, MA, LIMHP, LMHC, LPC, CDGC

Mark E. Miller

Mark E. Miller

Clinical Director, MSW, LIMHP, LISW, LCSW

Megan Dreyer

Megan Dreyer

MS, LIMHP, LMHC, CDGC, NCC

Lori Goodwin

Lori Goodwin

MS, LIMHP, LADC, LPC, CDGC

Patricia Sirotkin

Patricia Sirotkin

MA, LIMHP, LPC

Kevin Piske

Kevin Piske

PhD, Clinical Psychologist

Joan E. Rice

Joan E. Rice

MA, LIMHP, LADC, CPC, LPC

Kristen Yost

Kristen Yost

MS, PLMHP, PLADC

Amelia Den Hartog

Amelia Den Hartog

MA, LMHP, LPC

Rebecca (Becky) Smith

Rebecca (Becky) Smith

BS, MS, LIMHP

Michelle (Shelly) White

Michelle (Shelly) White

MA, PLMHP

Betsy Moss

Betsy Moss

MA, PLMHP

Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

MA, LMHP, LPC, LADC

Jessica

Jessica

PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Danielle Maly

Danielle Maly

MS, PLMHP, LCMSW

Regina Mendenhall

MSW, LMHP, CMSW, LCSW

Administrative Staff

Rhonda Spence

Rhonda Spence

Director of Operations

Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson

Administrative Assistant

Katelyn Martin

Katelyn Martin

Administrative Assistant