Meet the Team

Jenny Helms, LCMFT

Jenny’s practice is exclusively devoted to treating Eating Disorders and healing trauma. She provides individual and family therapy for adolescents and adults. Since she moved to Kansas, she has worked with clients in coaching, therapy, and hospital settings. Jenny has a passion for helping those struggling with eating issues and the issues that usually coincide with those issues including: self-esteem, lack of confidence, depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and relationship problems.

Jenny brings her compassion, empathy, and ability to see people as WHOLE people — not just their eating disorder or eating issues. Upon meeting with her, you will realize how important it is to understand your relationship with food and how it is functioning in your life, as well as skills for overcoming it.

In addition to her therapy work, she is an advocate for trauma, eating disorders, and healthy relationships in the Wichita community, speaking and engaging with local organizations around town. She created Soma Therapy to address the unmet needs of those looking for true transformation in Wichita, and has a passion for advocacy and our evolving Wichita community. She also does videos on Facebook Live and YouTube Mon-Fri at 9:15 am, answering questions about mental health and healthy relationships. You can check out her YouTube here or her Instagram to get positive mental health messages and up-level your relationships.

Jenny Voth, LCP LCAC

Jenny Voth has 18 years worth of experience in providing mental health services in our community working to treat addiction, trauma, and heal families. She believes that each individual in this world has a purpose and strengths that can be used to propel them forward into living a healthy and fulfilling life. She uses motivational interviewing techniques to empower the individual to achieve personal growth. She believes that it is her role to walk with the individual and support them in that journey. 

Jenny Voth brings to her work specialized trainings on trauma informed care, trauma and the brain, motivational interviewing techniques, the seeking safety curriculum, and Human trafficking training.  

Not only is she active in her therapeutic work, but she also brings her Christian background to the work she does and is actively involved in community service projects. In her spare time she is an avid weight lifter and advocates for the physical, emotional, and spiritual integration of individuals. 

Donnie Latuch, PsyD T-LP

Albert “Donnie” Latuch is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology who specializes in military psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has been a therapist in the Wichita and Leavenworth areas for the past 7 years. He is a military veteran of both the U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Army, with a combat deployment to Iraq. He initially got into the field of psychology to treat combat-related trauma; however, his clinical experiences as a generalist also include treating a wide array of non-military related trauma, personality disorders, and mood dysfunction. He specializes in working with adults and adolescents (16+ years old) using practical, client-centered methods of developing coping skills related to developing and maintaining relationships, managing unwanted mood, and learning how to minimize the emotional pain of traumatic memories. From the beginning, he will help you form a trusting relationship and begin identifying your personal goals. You will embark on a journey in which he will teach, coach, and encourage ways to help improve the quality of your life, as you see it. If you are looking for ways to address suffering in your life, he welcomes you to contact us.

Amy Speer, Yoga Instructor

Amy Speer has worked with hundreds of clients over the last 11 years in multiple settings including the YMCA, CrossFit Wichita, CoreStrength Wichita, and Hot Asana. To build her yoga practice and skills she has trained with Mary Jane Keith and Renee DeTar and continues to grow and expand her learning of trauma sensitive yoga with ongoing trainings. She has worked with people from all walks of life and helped them to listen to their bodies to rehabilitate injuries and create safety within their body. She will be leading innovative yoga classes that connect therapy and yoga in providing healing for trauma, anxiety, and depression that is stored in the body – the only ones of it’s kind in Wichita. She will also facilitate one-on-one and group yoga classes. She is passionate about helping others heal from the inside-out.

LaVeta Jarrett, Psychiatric NP

LaVeta Jarrett, Psychiatric NP

LaVeta is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with over 10 years of expertise in mood disorders (depression, bipolar), anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, cultural stressors, and clients in crisis. She also specializes in helping with medication management for those struggling with substance abuse. In addition to medication evaluation, she seeks to understand her patients from a holistic perspective by evaluating the biological, psychological, and social factors that contribute to their emotional concerns. She takes the time to educate her clients about their options for treatment, the risks and benefits from medication, and the need for continuing therapy in order to enhance long-term stability. If you or a loved one is in need of quality, empathetic, and comprehensive psychiatric care, don’t hesitate to email our Soma admins to connect them with quality psychiatric care.

Mary Nesbitt, LCMFT

Mary Nesbitt, LCMFT

Mary Nesbitt is a seasoned clinical marriage and family therapist that specializes in working with a diverse range of people including, high performing men and women, couples, young adults, teens, and the LGBTQ+ community. She meets you where you are at. She helps you embrace who you are, while also changing the stories that keep you stuck or small. Happy lives and relationships aren’t just what happen to other people, you can have that too. Mary partners with her clients as they transition and grow to amplify their strengths with high compassion, and low B.S. In addition to working with high performing men and women, she also highly enjoys her work with couples and with those going through life transitions (births, job changes, coming out, graduation, retirement, etc.). Her counseling style combines integrative therapies with narrative to help you rewrite stories and become empowered to live the life you are meant to live.

Sidney Funk, LCMFT

Sidney has 11+ years of experience working with adolescents, adults, couples, and family systems. Her treatment approach is based on the belief that most people desire to make improvements in their lives and overcome hurdles that keep them stuck.

Sidney tends to see the best in people, focusing on their strengths, and assisting them in pulling out and expanding their own internal resources and abilities. She desires to help people heal from trauma, find freedom from symptoms, build their confidence, increase their abilities, and find joy in living each and every day.

Sidney has expertise and training in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and utilizes other approaches to treat a multitude of issues.  Her practice has dealt with treating anxiety, depression, relationship problems, trauma, eating issues, and perinatal mood disorders.Sidney believes meeting with her clients and being allowed on their journey is a privilege and something she values greatly. She understands how vulnerable this process can be and the courage it takes to take the next steps. It is her hope to alleviate any fears about this process and create a space of acceptance, understanding, and safety where clients feel comfortable from the beginning.

Ignacio Ayala, LMSW

Ignacio Ayala (Iggy) is a licensed social worker with over 8 years of experience helping individuals and families with behavioral health issues. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. With his background as a veteran, a Firefighter/EMT with 27+ years of experience responding to crisis and emergencies, he brings a unique view and understanding of veterans, first responders, and those who have been in crisis situations.

His areas of focus include: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Trauma & Stressor Related He works with a wide range of age groups including children, adolescents, adults, individuals, families, and groups.

Andrew Jamison, LPC

Andrew Jamison, LPC

Andy took many roads to get to where he is today. One of his favorite quotes is “Sometimes we have to find out who we’re not to find out who we are.” Andy says that because he has lived it.  From serving tables, to aircraft manufacturing, business management, and being in the military he believes that all of these experiences were invaluable to help create who he is today.

Andy specializes in working with youth and first responders to offer perspective and insight to your story to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and even the trauma that we might encounter in our life.  Andy borrows from the cognitive, humanistic, and existential forms of therapy to have each individual be heard from a place of genuine care, rational thought, free will, and encouragement so that the client may start to see the better form of oneself that is simply waiting to emerge.

Andy is grateful for each client he is able to visit with. He sees the counseling practice as a symbiotic communication, one that both he and his client can grow from. Andy believes that perfection is not attainable and in our imperfections is where we find the common denominator of our humanity. He looks forward to you visiting with him and traveling along this journey of humanity together. 

Cissy Jo Stiles, LMFT

Cissy Jo Stiles, LMFT-T

Cissy has 20+ years of experience in early childhood education and graduated from Friends University’s Marriage and Family Therapy program. She also has eight years of experience fostering high-needs teen boys and has adopted one. Cissy has a warm place in her heart for children and her clients, from age 1 to 101 years old. She has 150+ hours of play therapy training, because play is an important part of expression, whether you are a child or adult. She also offers sand tray therapy, where a client can tell his or her story with miniatures. Cissy is ready to meet her client’s needs with caring and compassion as they pursue better mental health and healing. She offers therapy to individuals of all ages, couples, and families dealing with a variety of concerns including grief, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, and trauma.

Jeanine Long, LCPC

Jeanine Long is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with more than 11 years of experience helping children, adolescents, and adults in a clinical setting.   She focuses her practice on treating anxiety, depression, and recovery from traumatic events using mind-body practices. Through empathy and compassionate support, Jeanine helps her clients realize and reach their full potential. 

Jeanine believes it’s important to maintain her mental health and integrates yoga and mindfulness into her daily life.  Inspired by the difference it has made, she has continued her work and development into helping others, is a yoga teacher and holds specialized certifications in working with children, veterans, and first responders. 

Jeanine was an educator for 25 years and because of that experience is uniquely qualified to help children who are struggling to be successful at school.  She works with the child, as well as the support system, to find strategies and techniques for successful implementation in both the home and school environments.  

Jeanine is also a parent coach and specializes in emotionally intense children. She works with individuals, families, and couples being affected by this population and understands the vital role caregivers have in helping children develop their true potential.  Using proven and practical strategies, she helps them learn how to calm children’s challenging behaviors and bring peace to their home.

Kelcie Tovar, LCMFT

Ellie Hiland, LMFT

Ellie finds a passion for working with teenagers and their parents specifically to bridge the gap between the youth’s emotional whirlwind and the parents’ need for structure. Ellie has experience working with teenagers who are at high risk for runaway, homelessness, and salvaging the relationship between youth and parents. 

Ellie has received certification for Affirmative Therapy with LGBT Clients and has a dedication to working with this population and its allies. Ellie additionally enjoys working with individuals experiencing the loss of a relationship whether it be a death loss or something more ambiguous such as physical separation (such as divorce) or emotional loss (family members of addicts, etc). Ellie also appreciates working with young adults to come into adulthood successfully, general life transitions, pre-marital counseling, and couple’s communication issues.

Along her own journey of growing up in Iowa, developing boundaries, and personal self-work, Ellie found herself practicing therapy in Wichita. Through her life experiences, Ellie has learned that each story deserves a safe place to be told so that healthy relationships can be formed or repaired, whether it is with others or with yourself. Ellie hopes to come alongside her clients in what may be a big, tangled mess in life to help them find a path to who and where they want to be. Ellie offers therapy for ages pre-teen through elderly adults.

Ellie’s general demeanor is light-hearted and humorous and she will spend as much time as needed to build a comfortable relationship with the client. At the same time, Ellie is also assertive and direct when it is needed in order to advocate for the needs of her clients, making sure everyone is heard and accounted for.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and the compassionate staff at Soma can set up your first appointment or you can book online.