Dr. Talbot began providing outpatient mental health services in Scottsbluff after moving to the area from New York in 1986 with her husband, David Calkins, a native of Western Nebraska. She is now a licensed psychologist with a specialty in neuropsychology. Dr. Hald returned to the Scottsbluff community with his wife, Cindy Hald, and their three children from Kearney in 1991 to work as the school psychologist at Educational Service Unit Number 13 and area schools. He joined Dr. Talbot in 1999 after completing his doctoral studies. Options in Mental Health, Inc. included one full-time and one part-time psychotherapist (Charlotte Ingram, LMHP) associated in various joint ventures with other clinicians located at 115 Railway Street, Scottsbluff, NE 69361 between 1987 and 2000. Those clinicians included Dan Scharf, Ph.D.; Charles, Howard, Ph.D; Matthew Hutt, Ph.D, Mark Hald, Ph.D.; Laura Feagler, LMHP; Dane Freshour, LMHP; and Alexandra McCabe, PLMHP who worked at a satellite office in Sidney. Dr. Howard moved to Colorado in 1992. Dr. Hutt joined the joint venture in 1995. Dr. Hald joined in 1997. The business joint venture was then known as Scharf, Talbot, & Hutt Psychology Group.
Options in Psychology was formed by Dr. Talbot, Dr. Hutt, and Dr. Hald in 1999-2000 and relocated to 1110 Circle Drive where the practice became known as Options in Psychology, LLC. Ms. McCabe moved to the east coast and Georgia Nelson, LMHP, joined the practice in 2001. Dr. Hutt left to form a private practice in December 2002. Ms. Feagler left to work at a different practice with Dr. Scharf but returned as a full-time contract psychotherapist working under Dr. Talbot and Dr. Hald for clinical supervision from 2002 until 2005, when she moved to New Mexico. Jane Easterly, LMHP began her association with OIPLLC in 2003 working primarily in satellite offices in Sidney and Bridgeport. Ms. Easterly left OIPLLC to begin working at the Mental Health Center in Sterling, Colorado in May 2006 and now has a private practice in Sidney, NE. Three additional independent contract therapists began their association with Options in 2004 - 2005. Those contract psychotherapist were Reagan Rico, LMHP at the Scottsbluff office; Sara Klein, PLMHP: and Terry Fisher, LMHP. Ms. Rico left in 2006 to begin her own private practice. Ms Fisher and Ms. Klein left in 2009 to begin a joint private practice. Carrie Howton, LIMHP joined in 2011 and Lori Rodriquez, LCSW in 2012. Georiga Nelson moved to Arizona in 2014. Nichelle Paz, LMHP joined our practice in 2014 and Samantha Faron, PLCSW in 2015.
The Options team is completed by the administrative staff: Office manager, Jennifer Youel, began working with the group in 2001 and administrative assistant Beth Guinn started in 2009 and receptionist Anne DeMaranville in 2015.
Options in Psychology, LLC is a continually growing, well-established business with a solid reputation as a provider of mental health services, entrepreneurship, and integrity.