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Haselhorst promoted to clinical director at The Center
Tracie Haselhorst is the new clinical director at The Center for Counseling & Consultation.

Tracie Haselhorst may have changed titles at The Center for Counseling & Consultation but her mission remains the same: “to ensure high-quality care for all clients.”

Haselhorst, a Great Bend native, recently was named clinical director at The Center, 5815 Broadway, where she most recently served as crisis coordinator.

“In my new position, I work with our therapists by helping them process their cases so that clients receive the best care possible,” Haselhorst said. “I also collaborate with law enforcement and hospitals  about crisis services.”

One of her goals is to help the clinical team continue to make improvements that benefit clients.

“We have an excellent clinical team and are fortunate that we can build on the solid foundation that Gail Sullivan built,” Haselhorst noted, referring to the clinical director who recently retired. “Gail expertly guided us in the right direction in our practice as clinicians.”

Haselhorst came to The Center in 2017 with more than a decade of experience that has allowed her to fill various roles during her tenure at the non-profit agency.

“I am committed to this agency for many reasons,” she said. “For example, everyone here worked really hard to get our Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) license way before the deadline. This was a significant achievement.

“The result is that we care for and treat the whole person with the full gamut of mental-health services and medication-assisted treatment, along with housing and employment guidance. Everything we do in this multidimensional program is client-centered.”

Even though Haselhorst works more closely with employees now, she continues with other responsibilities that include supporting clients in crisis and completing intakes.

She also maintains her roles as team leader for the Jail Program and the Assertive Community Treatment program.

“Since I am a bit of an extrovert, I do my best to constantly connect with staff and clients in all these roles,” Haselhorst commented. “In a special effort to keep the lines of communication open, we have formed several committees that bring together staff from various departments.

“It is crucial that we communicate within our agency and with our community partners.”

When Haselhorst arrived at The Center, she was a therapist for individuals and families. Her previous employment included: case manager and attendant care technician at Johnson County Mental Health; and case manager at Elizabeth Layton Center in Paola.

She has experience caring for adults and children.

Haselhorst earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice at Barton Community College in 1999 and a bachelor’s in psychology in 2002 at Francis Marion University in Florence, S.C. She received a master’s in social work in 2017 from The University of Kansas and is a licensed social worker.

Julie Kramp, executive director at The Center, said Haselhorst “brings an extensive background to the clinical-director position that will serve us well as a CCBHC. She also has demonstrated tremendous leadership skills in many capacities throughout her years at The Center.

“We are so fortunate that someone of Tracie’s caliber is serving in this capacity. Her background and willingness to look to the future make her a perfect fit for the job.”

The Center for Counseling & Consultation is a Community Mental Health Center serving Barton, Pawnee, Rice and Stafford counties. Professionally trained personnel offer: individual and group therapy; marriage and family counseling; community-support services; community-based services; psychosocial rehabilitation; peer support; and medication management. The confidential 24/7 crisis hotline number is 800-875-2544.