Hansen & Associates, Inc.

300 East 17th Street Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 631-9931

  Who we are  

Renee Hansen, Owner 



Masters in Counseling and Human Resource Development.

Renee originally went into administration but found enjoyment in all the psychology courses. It was first to provide insight into her own life but later she used the knowledge to help others gain insight into their own lives.

Professional focus specializing in sexual abuse throughout one's life. How it affects an individual from infant through old age. Other areas of focus deal with anxiety disorders, individuals, couples and family systems. Renee has approximately 20 years of counseling experience. She graduated from South Dakota State University.

Renee was originally from Spearfish, SD where she received her degree. She now resides in Cheyenne, WY and has been here for the past 16 years. Renee enjoys the people of Cheyenne, WY, but could do without the wind. One of Renee's favorite things to do is travel, experience new cultures, learn their history and eat the cuisine. Other favorites include spending time with her children and grandchildren. Her daughter has an FFA pig which she is involved with, which takes her back to her childhood days.

"Life is full of purpose and meaning. Its up to us what kind of purpose and meaning we give it."

Meet Renee's new malamute pups our frequent visitors!

Lisa Breiterman, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Lisa is a dually certified Nurse Practitioner in Psychiatry and Family Practice with 30 years of experience. She is currently licensed in Arizona, Wyoming and Montana. Lisa received her Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Phoenix in Tucson, Arizona and her Post Masters Certificate as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Robert Morris University in Moon Township, PA. She is an Air Force Veteran having served 7 years as an officer in the Air Force Reserves. She is committed to providing excellent treatment and medication services to patients from 6 years old throughout adulthood. Lisa specializes in treating narcissistic abuse and domestic violence victims, addictions, veterans and grief management. She looks forward to helping you on your mental health journey to wellness.


Cynthia Carlton - Office Manager


Cynthia is a native of Wyoming graduating from Worland High School in Worland, WY. She is a proud Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Cynthia has two adult children, the oldest, Gabriel is in the process of joining the Military and her youngest, Meghan is starting a family in Illinois. Her hobbies include; spending time with family, crafts, baking and watching movies.


Kirsten Rigg, CSW


Kirsten’s professional focus is on children, adolescence, and adults, including individual and group counseling.  Kirsten is a native of Wyoming and has been in Cheyenne for over 20 years.  Kirsten graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a Master of Business Administration Degree.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, especially in the mountains or on the lake.  

Kirsten provides a safe and compassionate environment to support individuals as they overcome challenges.  She helps people realize their own strengths in order to reach their full potential and find joy. 


Melanie T. Mofield, MSW, PCSW


Melanie's education includes an Associates in Applied Science at MCI/ECPI in Richmond, Virginia; Associates in Human Services at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming; Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work with the focus of school social work at University of Wyoming.  

Melanie's specialized emphasis is working with youth and adolescents, adults, and family and group counseling. Melanie was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Cheyenne in 2010 with her family; she is married with two children, and has many animals she loves. Melanie's favorite hobbies include art, sewing, fashion, writing, attending music venues, traveling, and volunteering as a Laramie County Court Appointed Special Advocate for youth in need. 

"I'm a support person and advocate for those needing a positive transformation for a healthier living. It takes one step at a time and I'm here by your side during your journey." 


Staci Simmerman, MA, PPC


Staci graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2020 and holds a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. During internship, her professional focus centered primarily on working with children and adolescents. She also has experience working with adults and has been involved in group counseling services.

Staci values the therapeutic relationship and uses a range of approaches to promote growth, healing, and mindfulness. Some of these include play therapy, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and art therapy. Staci spends most of her free time with family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors, experiencing new places, reading, and crafting.


Laramie Ringolsby, PCSW


Laramie is a Provisional Clinical Social Worker with four years experience working with at risk adolescents. Laramie's professional focus is working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Laramie uses an out of the box approach to connect with her clients and build lasting relationships. Laramie also works locally as a crisis counselor at an alternative high school.

When Laramie isn't working she enjoys spending time with her son Scout, and their two rescue dogs, Minnie and Fernando. Together Laramie and her son are working on crossing all fifty states and all eight Central American countries off of their bucket list.

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