Linn County

Britta Ekholm, LPC is an outpatient therapist located in Pleasanton, KS.  Previous endeavors include: working with clients with eating disorders in a partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program; practicum placement in hospital behavioral health unit; and internship placement at a psychiatric rehabilitation treatment facility for children and adolescents.  Britta has training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She is a member of The American Counseling Association.  Britta uses an eclectic approach to therapy that is grounded in person-centered therapy and uses interventions from dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy to help individuals heal and create a life worth living.  Britta received her Master of Science in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling from East Carolina University and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in clinical psychology, and minor in French Language from Kansas State University.   

Kerry Morrell, LSCSW is an outpatient therapist located in Pleasanton, KS.  She worked for 25 years in various maternal child and psychiatric nursing opportunities such as childbirth education, labor delivery, new born intensive care, outpatient clinics home health, and inpatient psychiatric units.  Kerry’s career focus changed from nursing to social work.  Her work as a therapist has occurred in a variety of settings including, domestic violence shelter, university campus in the United Arab Emirates, private practice in a metropolitan area, faith based mental health center, and a secure assisted living facility for mentally ill people who are unable to live independently. Kerry has worked with people from age 7 to 90 years of age, but most of her experience is individual, couple, and family therapy with adults. She completed the Bowen Family System post graduate training and work with clients from a systems perspective.  Kerry completed her education from the following institutions:  Jayhawk Linn High School; Wichita State University earning, Bachelor of Science in Nursing; University of Kansas earning Master of Social work and Walden University, Candidate for Doctor of Behavioral Health Leadership. 

Krista Tummons, LAC, KCGC is an outpatient Chemical Abuse Counselor located in Fort Scott, KS and Pleasanton, KS.  She has been a Substance Abuse Counselor at Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center since January 1999; Kansas Certified Gambling Counselor since 2011 and a Tobacco Treatment Specialist May 2019.  Krista received her education from Pittsburg State University.  She holds degrees and certifications in the following: Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Licensed Addiction Counselor, Kansas Certified Gambling Counselor 1, and Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Richard O’Brien, LMSW, LMAC is an outpatient therapist located in Pleasanton, KS.  He served as a Social Work/Psychology Specialist in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.  Richard then had a career in business.  Later, he returned to school to obtain the MSW and began a second career as an outpatient therapist.  Richard received his education from State University at Stony Brook for his B.A. in English and The University of Kansas for his Master of Social Work.