Robin Houser – Clinical Director
Robin is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and National Certified Counselor. Robin has about 15 years of experience working with children and families ranging from emergency shelters, residential facilities, in-home services, private practices, and an EAP setting. She is trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Art from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA and her Masters of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee. Robin has done volunteer work at camps for families with children surviving cancer and their siblings, and has facilitated groups through Mourning Hope in Lincoln, NE to help families who are grieving from the loss of a loved one. Robin and her husband have two children.
Angela Biga – Therapy Supervisor
Angie is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) with 9 years of experience working with children and families. Angie is also a trained in and practicing Parent/Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Nebraska. Angie has experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral disorders and emotional/social disorders. She previously worked at Boys Town. In her spare time Angie enjoys shopping, being outdoors, watching football, and spending time with her family.
Lynn Kruger – Therapy Supervisor
Lynn is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and a Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC) with over 18 years of experience working with children and adolescents with behavioral, mental health and substance use disorders. She has a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Bellevue University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Studies from Northwest Missouri State University. She is also trained in and practicing Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). Lynn has worked with residential programs, treatment programs, family services and education, court ordered evaluations and treatment, and outpatient services, assessments and therapy with youth and families. Her most recent experience comes from the Boys Town Center for Behavioral Health. Lynn and her husband have three children.
Michelle Oberle – Therapy Supervisor
Michelle is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Michelle obtained her MA degree from University of Denver in 2008. She worked in Colorado at a non-profit organization for 6 years, Third Way Center (residential treatment center for adolescents). Michelle did therapy with the youth and their families. Michelle became the treatment coordinator of their teen mother program where pregnant youth or youth and their children lived to obtain the appropriate mental health treatment. Michelle had the opportunity to work directly with the psychiatrist and medical staff at Third Way Center to learn and understand diagnostics/assessments. In her spare time Michelle enjoys cross-fit, running, skiing, and reading.
Melissa Ellison – Intake Coordinator
Melissa is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and has been working with children, adolescents, and families in Iowa and Nebraska, for over 5 years. Melissa received training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), from the University of Oklahoma. She has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science, both obtained from Bellevue University. She also has experience working with adults and facilitating children’s groups. Melissa is married with 5 daughters. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family.
Meaghen Wostoupal – Therapist
Meaghen is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) experienced with women, children and families in both residential and out-patient settings. She has a special interest in building strong parent/caregiver-child bonds, and supporting families through the strains of deployment, divorce, death or remarriage. Meaghen obtained both her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Iowa for 10 years working on behalf of abused and neglected children. Meaghen enjoys hiking and camping, and she is an avid dog lover. She and her husband have 5 young adult children.
David Ryan McCann – Therapist
Ryan is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) who has worked as a child and family therapist for the past 3 years. His community mental health experience includes couples, adolescent therapy, family and individual therapy. Ryan has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Nebraska Omaha. He and his spouse have two children. His interests include sound engineering at his church, taking in hockey games, and listening to audio books.
Brittany Mrsny – Therapist
Brittany is a Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP) and has been working with children for over 10 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, all from the University of Nebraska- Omaha. Brittany has experience in care management, as well as facilitating group and family therapies. Brittany is married to her husband Brad and they have two dogs, Oden and Nikko. Soon they will have 3 due to Brad’s military working dog, Paco, retiring.
Daybreak Executive Team
Back row, left to right:
Ashley Passauer, Robin Houser, Melissa Ellison, Carmen Anderson, Angie Biga, Nancy Fritz, Mike Hausmann
Front row, left to right:
Heather Kelley, Lindsay Puffer, Mark Hausmann, Alex Harvey, Lynn Kruger
Daybreak Direct Floor Staff