Allen County

Antigone Means, LP is an outpatient therapist located in Iola and Yates Center, KS.  She has predoctoral assistantship experience at Bannock Youth House, Idaho State University Assessment and Therapy Clinic, from the University of Mississippi Psychological Assessment and Therapy Clinic, Baptist Children’s Village, and the North Mississippi Regional Center.  Antigone completed her predoctoral internship at Arkansas State Hospital, including rotations in community mental health, forensic assessment, adolescent sex offender treatment, and adult/child individual and group therapy.  She has been employed at SEKMHC since 2000.  Her experience is with children and adults which includes anxiety and panic disorders, depression, marriage and family issues, reactive attachment/adoption issues, parenting, stress management, anger management and personality disorders.  Antigone received her Associates Degree from Sacramento City College in 1986; Bachelor’s Degree from California State Polytechnic University in 1991; Master’s Degree from Idaho State University, Pocatello in 1995; Predoctoral Internship, Arkansas State Hospital – 1999/2000 and Doctorate Degree from the University of Mississippi in 2002.

Debora J Higginbotham, LMSW, LMAC is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS.  She spent eight years as a case manager and supervisor in child welfare in rural Kansas; and two years as a drug and alcohol counselor for outpatient setting level 1 and Intensive treatment with involvement in Drug Court.  Debora received her education from The University of Kansas with a Master of Social Welfare and completed an Internship at Elizabeth Layton Center in Ottawa, KS with an emphasis in addition counseling completing the requirement for Certification in Alcohol and Drug Counseling.  Her degrees are Master of Social Work/Licensed Master Social Worker State of Kansas and Licensed Master Addiction Counselor State of Kansas. 

Frank Thomas, is a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Corrections from Washburn University. He holds a Bachelor Addictions Counselor and Certified Criminal Justice Specialist as well as Graduate Study Hours at both Kansas State University and Wichita State University. Frank is also an author and has multiple publications. Frank worked for over 20 years counseling and supervising offenders with substance abuse and behavioral health issues within Corrections. Frank has been with SEKMHC since 1997.   

Janalin Taylor, LSCSW is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS as a School-Based therapist for Iola High School and Marmaton Valley Pre-K through 12th grades.  She has worked at SEKMHC for 30 years.  Janalin’s experience includes Adult Case Manager, Supervisor, Quality Manager and Therapist starting in 2005 in Iola, later for 2 years via tele video and now she is a school-based therapist at Iola High School and Marmaton Valley Pre-K through 12th grade.  She received her education from The University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work.

Jeffrey Ready, LCP is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS.  Jeffrey has been providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, children and families for 29 years.  He is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and received his Master’s degree from Washburn University.

Jennifer Ensminger, T-LMSW, is an outpatient therapist located in Humboldt, KS.  She has six years’ experience in Behavioral Health.  Jennifer earned her degree from Missouri State University in Master of Social Work and is working as a school-based therapist within the Humboldt School District K-12 grades.

John Helton, PhD, is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS.  He is the Former Administrative Director, Southwest Guidance Center, Liberal, Kansas; Former Chief Psychologist, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas; and Former Clinical Director, Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, Iola, Kansas.  John holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is a Licensed Psychologist.  He earned his BA in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin and his PhD, Clinical Psychology from The University of Houston.

Michelle Hoag, LMSW is an outpatient therapist located in Iola KS.  She is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist since May 2019; specializes in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy; is a Certified Positive Behavior Support Facilitator through Kansas Institute of Positive Behavior Support since 2013.  Her focus is on integrative care and the whole person and she is working toward her advanced licensure.  Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Services and a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  Her education was completed at The University of Kansas in Social Welfare/Social Work.         

Pamela R. Allen, LSCSW is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, Humboldt and Garnett.  She has been a contract therapist with SEKMHC for many years.  Pamela provides supervision for therapists working toward advanced credentialing.  She earned her MSW from The University of Oklahoma and has completed post-graduate training in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Therapy.  

Rhoda L. Schwindt, LMSW is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS.  She has 10 years of private practice and most recently has had a year of experience as a school-based therapist with Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center.  Rhoda is a Licensed Master Social Worker.  Her education was completed at Pittsburg State University for her Bachelor’s Degree; The University of Kansas for her Master’s Degree and she has completed a Play Therapy Certification Course.  

Sasha Kibler, LMSW, is an outpatient therapist located in Iola, KS.  She was a Psychosocial Group Coordinator at SEKMHC from 2008 to 2011 and Children’s Case Manager from 2011 to 2015.  Sasha also performed practicum placements at the agency part-time along with parent support and waiver coordination.  She was a co-occurring therapist as Nevada Mental Health from 2015 to 2018 and a Child Protection Specialist at DCF from 2017 to 2018.  Sasha received her Bachelor in Psychology with an emphasis in Case Management from Pittsburg State University and her Masters in Social Work from The University of Kansas.