Meet Our Team

Vanessa Pruitt
COO/Co-Owner

Vanesa is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. She earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Emporia State University. She specializes in treating complex trauma and helping children, teens, and adults process and overcome the difficult things that have happened to them (such as abuse, neglect, witnessing domestic violence, and more). She works with children and teens ages 3-17 and adults.

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Kerry Alfrey
CEO/Co-Owner

Kerry a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified Sexual Offender Treatment Specialist. She specializes in working with juveniles and adults who have problematic sexual behaviors. She is a registered provider with Nebraska State Probation and Parole and works with the client and their officer to complete their probation or parole.  She can conduct sex offender risk evaluations for the courts and offers sexual offender-specific outpatient treatment as ordered by the courts.

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Tony Veronee

Tony is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He specializes in treating trauma, substance abuse, and psychosis and is the Program Coordinator for our Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. He works with adults and teens. Tony provides substance abuse/Co-Occuring evaluations and is a registered provider for Nebraska probation.

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Marissa Cornelius

Marissa Cornelius (she/her/hers) is a Provisionally Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner. Marissa attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated with her Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2023. She work with teens and adults. Marissa enjoys building relationships while creating a safe space for all individuals.