Meet the Soma Recovery Team

Jenny Helms

Jenny Helms, LMFT

Jenny’s practice is exclusively devoted to treating Eating Disorders and healing trauma for all. 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.

Her philosophy with all clients is that she wants to “teach you to fish” versus just “giving you fish” and give you the tools you need to be successful. She also believes in FULL recovery for those struggling with Eating Disorders.

In addition to her therapy work, she is an advocate for eating disorder and trauma education in the Wichita community, speaking and engaging with local organizations around town. She created Soma Recovery to address the unmet needs of those looking for true transformation in Wichita, and has a passion for advocacy and our evolving Wichita community. Read more about Soma’s mission here.

Jenny Voth

Jenny Voth, LCSW 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. 

Suzanna Mathews

Suzanna Mathews, Coach

Suzanna Mathews is the founder of The Date Maven and has been involved in coaching for several years in the greater Wichita community. She is dedicated to helping people amplify their vibration and helping them source their “aliveness from within” in a supportive, compassionate, and growth-minded environment. She works one-on-one and in small group settings using a blend of marketing/branding strategies and tools for personal growth and self-improvement. Suzanna is also a keynote speaker, wedding officiant, image consultant, communications coach, and micro-influencer/brand ambassador. Suzanna has been invited to speak at conferences across the globe and has been featured on radio, TV, and podcast shows across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She has contributed to digital and print articles for a variety of publications, including 360wichita.com and Eligible Magazine. She will be providing group and one-on-one coaching for clients who have completed a certain level of therapy & recovery and are looking to enhance their life skills and dig deeper into the psycho-spiritual process of taking their healing journey to the next level.

Recovery is like a marriage to oneself, one’s soul, a commitment to be the wonderful gift to the universe you already are.Charlotte Kasl, Ph.D.

Amy Speer

Amy Speer

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.

Dana, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dana Eason, NP

Dana possesses more than 10 years of experience in the field of Psychiatric Nursing, including 5 years in Advanced Practice. Her professional history includes graduate training at the University of Illinois at Chicago, currently ranked #2 for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), based on its extensive research regarding Evidence Based Nursing Practice. As a result of this extraordinary training, Dana achieved Board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, specializing in treating clients across their Lifespan.

Dana believes that the practice of Psychiatry is both a science & and art. She utilizes her expert level of medication management skills, but also incorporates more holistic interventions including the use of homeopathic supplements, nutrition & mindfulness techniques. She considers it an honor to partner with clients to help them establish an optimal quality of life. She describes her treatment style with 3 “P’s”- Passionate, Patient & Practical.

AREAS OF FOCUS:

  • Disordered Eating Behaviors (e.g. Anorexia, Bulimia & Binge Eating)
  • Unipolar Depression, Bipolar Disorder & Grief
  • Anxiety, Panic Attacks & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Substance Abuse
  • Attention Deficit & Conduct Disorders
  • Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease

Amber Girrens RDN, LDN

Amber Girrens

Amber is a Registered Dietitian who is passionate about nutrition, health, and helping others live the life they deserve. Amber mentors her clients to live a balanced life by teaching self-acceptance, positive body image, and promoting a guiltless and educated relationship with food; based on individual nutrition interventions. Science has found a link between the brain and gut, making individual nutrition intervention vital when supporting recovery from depression, anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders of any kind.

Amber graduated from The University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics. She is an experienced Clinical RDN, Community RDN, Consultant RDN and Health Coach with a special focus on eating disorders.

Sarah Cummins, Yoga Therapist (E-RYT200, YACEP, working towards I-AYT)

Sarah Cummins

Sarah Cummins is a registered certified education provider and yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level and has over 1500 hours teaching experience (E-RYT200, YACEP).  She is also a certified Pain Care yoga teacher from Pain Care U, specializing in empowering clients to self-manage their chronic pain with the education of pain science.  She is currently working toward her Yoga Therapy certification (I-AYT) with Inner Peace Yoga Therapy and her ACE Personal Trainer Certification at Wichita State University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Maryland.  She is an active-duty Air Force spouse certified with Yoga Warriors International (YWT) to teach to people suffering from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and amputation. Her goal is to empower clients, using the philosophy and applications of yoga, to assess and tend to the client from a holistic perspective.  Sarah can be contracted to teach private and small group lessons, workshops, wellness retreats, yoga nidra/meditation, chair yoga, pain care yoga, yoga for addiction recovery, yoga for trauma, depression, and anxiety, mommy and baby yoga, prenatal, and she offers essential oil raindrop technique and marma technique.

Susan Summers, LPC LCAC

Susan Summers, LPC, LCAC

Susan has a deep passion for helping those who have gone through painful losses and trauma.  She has 21 years of counseling experience, 14 years of which specializing in addiction treatment.  She approaches the counseling relationship with genuine compassion and respect, and recognizes the dignity and uniqueness of each client.  Areas of expertise include: addictions, co-dependency, ACOA issues, family roles in addiction, and addictive relationships; anxiety, depression, grief, and dual-diagnosis issues; abuse issues, trauma and PTSD; spirituality; and health issues related to chronic stress and trauma.  She completed an art therapy internship at The Menninger Clinic in 1991, both in the creative arts therapies departments and the Eating Disorders unit. Her specialty areas include art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, reality therapy, and Biblical concepts and principles.  As a Christian professional, she pairs faith-driven and faith-informed treatment and biblical principles with psychotherapeutic techniques to assist clients in finding true, lasting healing and new life.

Shelly Huffman, LCPC MA

Shelly Huffman LCPC, SE Practitioner

Shelly has always been interested in people’s stories. Hers has been marked by adventures, deep joys, significant losses, and many dark nights of the soul. In all of it, she is amazed at how the human spirit and the human body can recover time and time again. We are hard-wired to recover. It is her life’s passion to be with others when they’re knocked down and to help facilitate the transformation that can come from it. Her counseling style is compassionate and nurturing, while also providing honest, straightforward feedback. She won’t waste your time.

Shelly works with clients ages 12 and up, from diverse backgrounds, with a wide variety of issues. Her areas of interest and specialization include relationship counseling and helping individuals and couples with issues of mistrust, betrayal, and sexual intimacy issues. She also works with clients struggling with depression & anxiety, major life transitions, illness, chronic pain, death and other losses, issues of abuse and trauma, including PTSD. Her areas of ongoing study are in the neuroscience of psychotherapy: how therapy changes the brain, as related to stress reduction, and improving communication and intimacy in relationships. She has specialized training in various mindfulness therapies. She is an Intermediate III level practitioner of Somatic Experiencing (TM).

Holly Milligan – Physical Therapist DPT

Holly Milligan, PT DPT

Holly started off her PT profession with a focus on working with kids from birth to 3 years old. In 2014, however, she happened upon a Counterstrain course, with the information ultimately changing her career. ‘I loved my job. Working with the littles, great time-off, amazing staff. But once you feel and understand Counterstain, you cannot go back to how you treated before. It’s that impactful’.  Holly has gone on to take 10+ Counterstrain courses, making her the leading Kansan using this technique. ‘Most of my clients call it Voodoo PT, but Counterstrain is very rooted in anatomy and physiology.’

Often, people do not consider the connection between Physical Health and Mental Health, but after being in either profession for awhile, most clinicians understand this link is quite powerful. ‘I was interested in teaming up with Soma Recovery because we both acknowledge this Mind/Body connection. Using Counterstrain, I can calm the body’s reactions to anxiety, triggers, pains. If the body is calmed, the mind will have an easier time working through the psychological process. The entire body is connected and, unfortunately, healthcare is usually not set up this way to treat. Soma Recovery is trying to change that, which is awesome.’

Holly graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas.