Our Team

Stacey Hall – Founder & Director

Stacey Hall-Tadokoro is the founder and Clinical Director of Hall & Associates. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Addiction Studies at Park College. She earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Kansas, and has over 25 years’ experience working with individuals and families that have been effected by trauma and addiction. 
Stacey is certified by the International Critical Response Foundation (ICISF), and is an ADAS-Certified Addiction Counselor. She has expanded her expertise to include EMDR. Stacey is also a current member of the ATSA (Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers), EMDRIA (EMDR International Association), and the Global Institute of Forensic Research. She served as a Captain in the Missouri Army National Guard, where she served as a Behavioral Health Officer.
Stacey’s strengths and honors include coaching & mentoring for clinical professionals as an EAP contractor; as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society; as a member of the National Dean’s List; as a recipient of Ina Calkins Fellowship-University of Kansas, and as a former board member of TIPS Program (Wyandotte County).
Stacey is an enthusiast of Person-Centered therapies which highlight the importance of empathy and collaboration, while fostering a judgement-free environment. She has spent numerous years in the mental health community and her compassionate expertise is the foundation of Hall & Associates.

Sarah Hall – Care Coordinator

Sarah holds a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, with a concentration in Design & Production. She is attending KU to earn a Master’s in Social Work.
Sarah has worked with Hall & Associates since 2008, and is dedicated to its mission of providing the highest level of services possible.
She understands the needs of clients and referring agencies and works hard to meet and anticipate the special circumstances of every life she touches. Sarah is also the “doggy mom” of your group therapy dog, Ryder.

Chris Brokenicky – Care Coordinator

Chris works alongside his Care Coordinator colleagues, helping to support to a team of Hall & Associates therapists. A graduate of he University of Missouri, he has worked in various team leadership roles at large corporations and small companies.
Chris has expertise in education, corporate development, and project management. His professional experience also includes working with special needs children and adolescents in school settings.

Valeri Tuley,  LSCSW

Valeri graduated from Wasburn University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. Valeri has practiced social work for over 27 years in a variety of settings including corrections, foster care, residential, and nursing homes.
Valeri has a passion to support individuals in their wellness journey and create a safe space to expand and grow. Valeri utilizes kindness, gratitude and mindfulness along with a variety of treatment modalities and approaches.

Krys Kershaw, LMSW

Krystal (Krys) earned her Master’s degree at the University of Kansas in 2017. She is currently pursuing her Ph. D. at NorthCentral University Ph.D. with a specialization in general psychology and an emphasis in Gender Diversity and Autism.
Throughout her career, Krys has worked in several clinical settings, including a community mental health center, telemedicine, and private practice. She enjoys working with clients who identify as transgender, as well as those who identify as neurodiverse (autism, ADHD). While she understands that no one intervention fits every client, she offers a variety of interventions. She combines Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Client-Centered approaches, and Trauma-Informed care.
Outside of work, Krys enjoys listening to violin, listening to music, traveling, and spending time with her service/therapy dog, Zoey. 

Maegan Ballew, LMSW

Maegan Ballew earned her Master’s degree from the University of Kansas, school of Social Work in 2017. She is professionally licensed within the state of Kansas. Maegan uses client-centered therapeutic methods to enhance the well-being of individual, families, and couples she serves. 
Maegan’s approach drives from brief Solutions-Focused therapy, the Strengths-Based perspective, Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered therapy. She believes that there is no single approach to therapy; rather, the approach is heterogeneous in order to support the client on their healing journies. Maegan hopes that she can support you with finding the light within the darkness. 
After business hours, you can find her with her fiancé and stepson at the soccer/baseball field; on her dog’s Instagram page; learning yoga, or reading a good book.

Mckinzee Copeland, LMSW

Mckinzee earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She spent three years at KU Marillac Psychiatric and Behavioral/Mental Health Facility, working with children ages 4-17. This experience furthered her knowledge on various areas of mental health including depression, anxiety, PTSD and personality/mood disorders. Mckenzee also specializes in traumas, including sexual abuse and substance abuse.
Primarily using, but not limited to, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, Strengths Theory/Perspective and Trauma-Informed therapy. Mckinzee aims to support individuals, groups and families through challenging times while maintaining healthy relationships, positive mental health, self-esteem, and overall well-being.

Alax Denney, LMSW

Alax Denney is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW). She completed her Master’s at Walden University, majoring in Clinical Social Work.
During her time at Walden University, she worked primarily with children, adolescents, families, and adults. Her goal as a therapist is to help clients build and support healthy relationships, decisions, and lifestyles. Alax has experience with clients who have been through traumatic experiences and want to rebuild those memories.
Her treatment modality varies based on her clients’ goals for therapy, but she always incorporates empowerment and strengths of her clients. Alax is trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Her degree not only allows her to be a therapist, but also to assist with resources in the community.

Nichelle Townes, LPC

Nichelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Bachelor’s degree from Hampton University and her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina Central University.
Nichelle’s experience stems from working with individuals struggling with substance use disorders; anxiety and depression; self-esteem challenges; interpersonal difficulties, and crisis intervention.
Passionate about her client’s well-being, Nichelle focuses on building a trusting therapeutic relationship that engages clients to leverage healthy coping mechanisms, tools to effectively problem solve, and ways to prioritize healing in their lives.
Nichelle is a music enthusiast who enjoys traveling, writing, and DIY projects.

Stephanie Thompson, LPC

Stephanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. Stephanie attended Emporia State University and obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling with a concentration in Substance Use Counseling and a Master’s degree in Art Therapy.
Stephanie has experience working with adolescents and adults providing individual and group therapy. Stephanie uses a combination of therapeutic approaches and modalities, including Art therapy, Person-Centered therapy, Mindfulness-based interventions, Dialectical Behavioral therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy. Stephanie believes that therapy should be tailored to meet each client’s specific needs from the first session in order to promote change.
For self-care Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends and family, creating art, playing tabletop games, and being outdoors.

Joanna Bustamante, LMSW

Joanna is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas.  She has much experience working in the social work field and enjoys helping children and adolescents learn new mental health skills and tools that will be beneficial to them throughout life.  

Briana Moran, LMSW

Briana Moran obtained her Master’s in Clinical Social Welfare from the University of Kansas and is professionally licensed within the state of Kansas. Briana worked for the state of Kansas as an Adult Protection Specialist serving families in Johnson, Douglass, and Wyandotte Counties.
While obtaining her Master’s, she thoroughly enjoyed observing and utilizing Play therapy as a school social work intern. Briana believes in connecting with individuals and families, and creating a safe and enjoyable space to work together within.

Courtney Main, LMS

Courtney is a licensed Master Social Worker (LMS) in the state of Kansas. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2017. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2019. During her Undergraduate career, Courtney gained experience working with survivors of domestic violence and their children. She also has experience working in healthcare case management, school social work, and foster home licensing.
Courtney has spent most of her career completing psychosocial assessments and screenings for children and adolescents entering inpatient psychiatric treatment. She has received training in a variety of therapeutic methods including Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, and Trauma Systems therapy. She utilizes aspects from these various modalities with her clients. Courtney strongly believes that the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important factors in treatment. 
Outside of the workplace, Courtney enjoys watching movies with her “other half,” learning new things, and planning her next vacation. In college, she spent two semesters abroad studying in France and Hungary, and she enjoys exchanging travel stories with other adventurers.

Leigha Schmalstieg, LMSW

Leigha has spent several years working closely with clients with dual-diagnosis in an inpatient rehabilitation setting. She has gained invaluable experience learning and using many different treatment modalities, specializing in Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy.
For the last two years she has facilitated groups and has taught psychoeducation, addiction and mindfulness. She works with clients to help them solve and cope with mental, behavioral and emotional problems such as ADHD, depression and anxiety, mood disorders and trauma in their everyday lives.
Leigha earned her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2018. She has worked with teens in the juvenile justice system, children and families in the foster care system, and women with mental health diagnosis and addictions.
Leigha enjoys spending time with her family, raising her two sons and loving life to the fullest. She will say “yes” to coffee any time of day or night and in her down time she loves crafting and customizing anything she can.

Jacob Bachelier, LMSW

Jacob obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Health at Graceland University and his Master’s of Social Work at Campbellsville University.
Jacob gained experience working in psychiatric hospitals for children. He has also worked with court-mandated adults for domestic abuse, sexual offenders, and substance abuse where he conducted and provided assessments, as well as individual and group counseling. He also has experience working with families, couples, adults, and children in private practice.
He utilizes several approaches to fit the needs that best fits the clients and believes that the flexibility to adapt is important in building a strong therapeutic relationship.
Jacob enjoys playing on his Playstation with friends, designing and building furniture, and playing with his dog.

Mark Blakeslee, LPC

Mark has worked in a number of settings in the areas of addictions, sexual abuse, grief, PTSD, depression, and children. The settings include inpatient substance/alcohol use, residential placement for children, in-home family treatment, as well as crisis.
He graduated from Hastings Nebraska College in Psychology/English Magna Cum Laude with a BA. Mark also attended Friends University in Family Therapy where he received an MS. He also completed substance abuse coursework from DCCC in Dodge City. After completing the program, he was the sole instructor. He is a Certified Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, Clinical Additions Counselor, Kansas Certified Gambling Counselor level II and Clinical Marriage/Family Therapist.
Mark has presented at conferences from Boston, Pasedena, Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka and all across the state to Foster Parents. In addition, he serves as an educational advocate – as he has since 1997. He worked in retail management for seventeen years. Lastly, his great joy is to adorn his Santa suit every year since 1995 and to bring the spirit of the season to everyone he meets.

Andy Dillingham, LCPC

Andy is a graduate of Washburn University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition, he attended Oklahoma State University where he majored in psychology and minored in sociology.
Andy holds licensing through the BSRB of Kansas as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Andy’s experience includes working in rural community mental health settings through the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center.
Since 2011, he has provided individual, family, and couples psychotherapy services to a wide array of populations including children and adults. Andy has worked with individuals of diverse backgrounds who experienced a variety of mental health concerns.
He is skilled at providing support and care to individuals grieving significant loss, coping with trauma, managing anxiety, and youth behavioral difficulties. Andy enacts a person-centered approach to provide a supportive environment while incorporating cognitive behavioral skills.
During his free time, Andy enjoys time with friends and family, traveling, flying, and sporting activities.

Hannah Benger, LMLP

Hannah is a Licensed Master’s- level psychologist. She received her Undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas, and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Mary.

Cynthia Fecchia, LSCSW

Cynthia is a LSCSW (Lisenced Specialist Clinical Social Worker) and is licensed to practice in the state of Kansas.  Cynthia obtained her Bachelor’s degree in 2008 when she studied psychology and applied behavior analysis.  She went on to work one-on-one with autistic children to develop their social and emotional skills, and academic skills as needed.  
After obtaining her Master’s degree from The University of Kansas in 2014, Cynthia has worked in foster care and juvenile justice, as well as a crisis clinician. Cynthia also worked with law enforcement to ensure safe resolutions to mental health crisis. She is an active volunteer with the Shawnee County Medical Reserve Corps, which assists in preparing the community for natural and man-made disasters.
Cynthia utilizes aspects of brief Solution-Focused therapy, Strengths Perspective, and Mindfulness practices in her therapy.  Her areas of interest are on the effects of exercise and mental health, as well as mitigating symptoms of ADHD in children.
In her spare time, she enjoys knitting, yoga, meditation, camping and hiking with her dog Opie.

Christine Schmitt, LCPC

Christine received her Master’s Degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University with an emphasis in Mental Health. She recently completed Play Therapy certification through Kansas City Play Therapy Institute and believes play therapy can be beneficial to children and the adult population as well.
She has completed Level 1 EMDR training and received EMDR training for children through Kansas City Play Therapy Institute. She has worked as an in-home therapist in the Kansas foster care system and has a passion for helping individuals rise up and succeed outside the devastating cycle of abuse and trauma.
Christine believes if the effects of trauma can be healed in a child when they are young it can produce benefits for generations to come. Her approach to therapy always begins at person-centered and expands from there, depending on the individual.
Christine incorporates Play therapy and EMDR into an internal family system and trauma-based approach. She works with all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Tammy Murillo, LSCSW

Tammy D. Murillo is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW). She earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Tammy has the innate ability to develop a strong professional rapport with clients.
She has experience working as an In-Home Family Therapist for Saint Francis, Family Preservation Program; as a Mental Health Specialist for KCSL Head Start/Early Head Start Program; as a Children’s Case Manager and JJA Liaison for Compass Behavioral Health; as a Special Education Vocational Professional; and as a Program Director with the AmeriCorps program.
Tammy has worked with disabled children, families, adolescents, adults, and pre-school children. She utilizes Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused therapy, Person-Centered therapy, Mindfulness techniques, Family Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and Multi-Systemic approaches.
Tammy’s trainings include, but are not limited to, Sand Tray therapy, human and sex trafficking, grief and loss, Trauma-Informed Care, challenging behaviors in children, adverse childhood experiences and Batterers Intervention programs.
She enjoys quality time with family, lifting weights, and volunteering on local boards, her local church and with the local police department.

Kelly Lane, LPC

Kelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She received her Undergraduate degree at the University of Saint Mary and her Master’s degree at Wichita State University.
Kelly has experience working in child welfare systems, providing therapy to children of all ages, and with families.  She is trained in Play therapy, Trauma-Informed care, and strengthening families. Kelly utilizes Person-Centered therapy, Mindfulness exercises, and Strengths-Based therapy.
In her free time, Kelly enjoys traveling with her husband, playing with her dog, and spending time with family and friends.

Ryan Talley, LMLP

Ryan graduated from the University of Kansas as an Undergraduate, majoring in Psychology, Creative Writing, and Religious Studies (and journalism for a very brief time). He graduated from Washburn University with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology.
Ryan has worked all age ranges of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals, as well as families who have worked with a wide range of disorders and treatment issues. Some issues and concerns he focuses on are individuals with ADHD , impaired impulse control, obsessive-compulsive & phobias, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, behavioral and conduct disorders, marriage and couples counseling, anger management, victims of sexual abuse, sex offenders, and victims of domestic violence – though these are not the limit of his therapeutic experience, training, and practice.
When Ryan is not working, he is a proudly self-proclaimed nerd and fan of comics (both DC and Marvel), anime, sci-fi, fantasy movies, and just about every other area you can name.

Erin Taylor, LMSW

Erin is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her Undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Kansas and went on to get a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washburn University, in Topeka, KS.
Erin’s work experience has been varied. She has experience working in a community mental health as a case manager and providing in-home services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Over the last several years, Erin has worked in the Kansas foster care system providing in-home services to families and children.
In 2016, Erin opened a private practice where she sees individuals and families who have a wide range of therapeutic needs, but her main areas of focus are anxiety, depression, chronic illnesses/chronic pain, grief, and trauma.
Erin utilizes therapy interventions that capitalize on the client’s strengths and helping the individual to empower themselves. Erin is passionate about helping people focus on what they can do, rather than what they can’t. She uses a combination of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Solutions-Focused therapy, Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. Erin believes that building a strong therapeutic relationship and tapping into a person’s strengths are the most essential components of the therapeutic experience.
In her free time, Erin enjoys spending time with her two children, doing yoga, reading, cheering on the Jayhawks and anything chocolate.

Kimberly Marcos, LSCSW

Kimberly is a graduate of Avila, and UMKC, with a Master’s Degree in Social work. She has worked and volunteered in various settings as a social worker and a therapist including hospice, domestic violence, schools, and in-home individual therapy.
Kimberly has a great passion to work with clients in need and helping them along their personal journies She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Play therapy, Person Centered therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy. Kimberly’s varied background includes treating those affected with depression, anxiety, and trauma/grief, among others. Having worked with those with intellectual and physical disabilities, she has spent much time working within the High Functioning Autism community.
In her downtime, she enjoys traveling to beaches with her husband; spending time with her two grown children and twin grandchildren; and playing with her dogs and cats!