Laney has lived in Newton, Iowa her whole life. She enjoys spending time with her animals and her husband, being outside/hiking, or going to the lake.
Laney’s favorite part about BHIS is the children she has the privilege of working with because they are all special and bright and make her life sweeter.
April grew up on a farm in southeast Iowa where she was one of five children. Her parents placed an importance on education; she obtained her Masters in Human Services with a focus on children and families.
April and her husband have three kids together and enjoy almost anything outdoors. In their spare time you will often find them swimming, exploring new areas, or hiking.
April believes BHIS is an amazing program. She is able to assist youth in learning new skills that allow them to meet their goals. Her favorite part of BHIS is being a support for not only the child but the entire family unit.
Deb grew up in a small town in Illinois. She is a mother of five children and a grandmother of six. Deb has a good sense of humor and is a positive person. Deb enjoys family time, traveling, and outside fun. As a life dream of being a therapist, Deb is fulfilling her passion. She plans to continue her education through Walden University to receive a Master of Social Work degree.
Deb was a foster parent for several years and has parented abused, neglected, and special needs children. She knows many of the challenges in obtaining the right resources for some children and adolescents. Deb believes everyone has their own unique situation and therefore no two treatments will look alike. Deb loves seeing her clients learn new skills and make positive changes.
Baylei McClelland grew up in Washington, IA. In her spare time, she loves being with her fiancé and their dog. We like to take adventures and spend time working on our home. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Iowa and starting their masters program.
Baylei is very passionate about helping others and making a difference. Her favorite part of BHIS work is the ability it has to change someone's life and help them grow.
Lisa grew up in Southeast Iowa and was the last of eight children. She left her roots to attend college at the University of Northern Iowa. Lisa is a mother of four children. She has three boys and one girl. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family and friends along with singing and doing music with her husband.
Lisa has a long history working with the BHIS program and believes it is a wonderful support program for children and families. She enjoys teaching new skills and practicing alternative coping styles for our ever-changing world that we live in. Lisa believes each and everyone of her clients is unique and feels passionate about hearing their story and developing a supportive relationship.
Leah was born and raised in Washington, IA. She enjoys spending time with friends, camping, shopping, and cuddling with her yellow lab. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Iowa and is currently working toward her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Leah has a passion for making a difference in the lives of the people around her and he favorite part of BHIS is making meaningful connections with and seeing success from her clients.