Meet our Counseling Team

MidAmerica Nazarene University Community Counseling and Play Therapy Center

Michelle Heckmann, Clinical Assistant, Community Counseling Center at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Michelle Heckmann
Clinical Assistant

As the Clinical Assistant for the Community Counseling and Play Therapy Center, Michelle assists with the day-to-day functions of the Center, including taking client intake calls and scheduling appointments. You can contact Michelle at 913.971.3733 to schedule an appointment or ask general questions about the Center.

Graduate Counseling Students


Daniel Rincones
Speciality: Spiritual Formation
Areas of interest: As counselor I care about the about the personal healing and growth of the client. Transformation is experienced through the exploration of individual and relational hurts and trauma. This is practiced within the context of a safe environment and an ongoing therapeutic relationship. Areas of focus are spiritual formation, attachment bonds, and mental health.
Phone: 913-971-3085

Tonya Bobbitt
Speciality: Mental Health
Areas of interest: I believe healing is a journey and a process. I believe the past holds the answers to what people are experiencing in the present and when a deeper understanding is obtained, than there is more space for growth and change.
Phone: 913.971.3773

Jennifer Dembowski
Specialty: Clinical Mental Health
Area of Interest: My interests include the treatment of a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and relational difficulties. I am interested in working with both adults and adolescents.
Phone: 913-971-3497.

Seth Dunham
Specialty: Marriage, Couples and Family
Area of interest: To serve couples, individuals and families struggling with relational challenges. Counseling from an attachment theoretical base, emphasis is placed on restoring and strengthening the client's ability to relate to themselves and the other in their lives.
Phone: 913.733.3500, ext. 3370

Kristene Gemsky
Specialty: Mental Health
Areas of Interest: Being a part of the mental health track leads me to have an interest in a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, and relational issues. My areas of interest include Solution Focused therapy, Cognitive therapy, grief recovery, and disaster related recovery.
Phone: 913-971-3500, ext. 3774

Robie Sullivan
Specialty: Marriage, Couples, and Family
Areas of Interest: My passion is to help individuals, couples, and families experience greater joy and fulfillment in relationships. I view client issues in the context of the larger family and cultural systems in which they live and interact. I am especially interested in working with trauma, relational distress and abuse, intimacy, and infidelity. My approach to counseling is holistic, with attention given to each client's emotional, social, spiritual and physical well-being.
Phone: 913-971-3500, ext. 3437

Daniel Heidtbrink
Specialty: Clinical Mental Health 
Area of Interest: In focusing on mental health, I appreciate the interconnection among the human experience of thoughts, emotions, behavior, and spirituality and the following impact this has on a persons well being. I am interested in various mental health concerns, life issues, and both psychodynamic and cognitive approaches to therapy.
Phone: 913-971-3500, ext. 3431

Sharaya Borjas
Specialty: Marriage, Couples, and Family
Area of Interest: I am a Marriage, Couple, & Family counseling intern. I received my bachelor's degree in Sociology from The University of Kansas. I love working with individuals and families but have a particular interest in working with couples.
Phone: 913-971-3500, ext: 3433

Greg Franchett
Specialty: Clinical Mental Health

Toni Cockrell
Specialty: Spiritual Formation



Contact the Community Counseling Center

Olathe Location
Attn: Community Counseling Center
14201 S. Mur-Len, Suite 201
Olathe, KS 66062

Garnett Location
258 W. Park Road
Garnett, KS 66032

Northland Location
105 N Stewart Ct, Suite 210
Liberty, MO 64068

Phone: 913.971.3733
Fax: 913.971.3897


Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Practice Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Saturday appointments are available up on request.