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Kim Waters

Family Nurse Practitioner

It is hard for some to have a positive self image in today’s world. There is pressure all over to look a certain way. Having had an eating disorder myself, I  understand the struggle that my patients have. While working on my recovery I found hope and serenity and that is what I hope to share with those I help.

I am a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. I received my Bachelor of Science from Union College and my Master of Science in Nursing from Creighton University. I have 2 years’ experience working as a psychiatric provider. It is my goal to increase awareness, education, and prevention strategies across the region.  My level of compassion with my patients is very high as we share something sensitive. With my personal experience, compassion and expertise, I believe my patients will feel right at home.

I am married to my amazing husband Dan, and I have the most wonderful 13 year old daughter. I love to fish, spend time outside with nature, and spend quality family time together. I cherish the patients I work with and they are just as big a part of my journey as I am of theirs.

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
-Emerson-


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Carli Israelson

Mental Health Therapist
& Health Coach

Carli Israelson serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant and Telehealth Provider for HOPE.  She is based out of rural Nebraska and is an advocate for our state in the area of mental health and eating disorders.

"We're surrounded by messages to 'be better, do better, look better, feel better'...the list goes on. To just 'be' --the concept of 'enough' --seems impossible for so many of us...and I've been there...the constant struggle for perfection has a grip like no other. When I 'surrendered'--and understood that I was in-fact enough, outside of any number on the scale, image in the mirror, makeup on my face, letters behind my name, title, role, or goal--in God's image, who He created me to be--it was then that I realized my story was just beginning...the pages could finally turn."

Cari is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practicioner and a Certified Health Coach.  She holds her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education and Human Sciences with an emphasis in Psychology and Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Doane University with a field experience in Neuropsychology and Medical Rehabilitation Counseling.

Carli has a 5 year old son, Jax Forrest. She finds joy spending time with the cattle, and crops, and is grateful to be a 'gravel road gal'.


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Erin Sullivan

Dietitian Nutritionist &
Medical Nutrition Therapist

Eating disorders have no bias on who they affect, they come in all shapes and sizes with a story to tell. I am here to help you write your own story apart from your eating disorder. As HOPE Healthcare’s Registered Dietitian I take a completely personalized approach knowing no eating disorder is the same and no person is alike. My ultimate hope for each person is to help people create a positive relationship with food, one where food is no longer the enemy, it is just food.

I am a Kansas State University graduate where I received my bachelors degree in dietetics and completed a 1 year long internship which exposed me to multiple nutrition experiences. But more importantly it was here where I experienced multiple friends feeling lost and misunderstood in their fight against their eating disorder, it was here I was shown the overwhelming need for professionals in this area.

An eating disorders strongest weapon is that it can go unnoticed and silenced for years as it day by day, gains more control over someone’s life. Bringing light this dark place we understand is a vulnerable, raw and brave step, here at HOPE we are here to walk by your side in this journey. You are not alone.
 


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Christy Neiman

Mental Health Provider,
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
& Grief Counselor

Life has a way to break a person to pieces and feeling very alone in this world.   I have in the past dealt with depression and anxiety.  My philosophy is to walk alongside a broken person through his or her journey to recovery.  Hope is seeing light in spite of being surrounded by darkness.

I am a Nebraska licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor.  I am also a certified grief specialist.  I received a Masters of art in Education from Chadron State College.   As a counselor I have many years of experience in supporting and giving clients the tools to deal with life’s difficulties.  My joy is to see clients discover who they are on the inside.   

I live with my son who is currently going to UNL.  I love spending time with my family and friends (Live, Laugh and Love).  I thank God for the blessings I have and thank him for holding me up and helping me during my trials in life.  To pass it on I want to be his instrument in helping others to overcome their trials and succeed in living again. 

She is a beautiful piece of broken pottery, put back together by her own hands.  And a critical world judges her cracks while missing the beauty of how she made herself whole again.
-J.M. Storm-