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!

John Stinebaugh, LMFT 

Clinical Director

John Stinebaugh began counseling in 2007. Prior to living and working in Wyoming John has worked in public education and community mental health in rural Kansas and Colorado, providing a wide array of services to children and their families. John is also a clinical fellow with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and was a graduate of its inaugural Leadership Cohort in 2017. John completed his bachelor's degree in Human Development from Amridge University in 2009 and his master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2012. John was honorably discharged from the United States Marines in 2007. In the office you can find him using his home therapy of Narrative Therapy, doing a session with his therapy dog Huxley, or playing games as a Certified Geek Therapist.



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 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, LCSW


Melanie's education includes an Associates of 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 has been with Hansen and Associates since June 2020. Prior to working full time at Hansen and Associates, she worked as a counselor and School Social Worker for several LCSD1 schools in Cheyenne. 

Melanie's specialized emphasis is working with youth and adolescents, adults, and family and group counseling. Melanie volunteers as a supervisor for the University of Wyoming's Bachelor and Master of Social Work students. Melanie is currently attending the University of Wyoming to obtain her Play Therapy certification to become a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Therapy approaches Melanie uses are person-centered, CBT, play therapy, and expressive arts. She is trained in Phase I of Brainspotting.  Melanie was born and raised in Virginia and moved to Cheyenne in 2010 with her family; she is married with two children, and is a lover of all animals. Melanie's favorite hobbies include art, sewing, collecting antiques, fashion, writing, attending music venues, and traveling. 

"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, LPC


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.



Alex Kane, MSW, LCSW


Alex Kane has been blessed to call Wyoming home for over two decades. She is a proud graduate of the University of Wyoming where she received both her Bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Social Work degrees. Alex has a true passion for helping others and feels as if working in mental health is her calling in life.

Alex has experience working in residential treatment for adolescents and then in community mental health with clients ages 4 to 94 years old experiencing a wide range of diagnoses and life experiences. She loves being able to educate clients and watch their knowledge and self-discovery grow with each session. Alex takes pride in being able to build a unique bond with everyone she works with and ensures treatment is specifically tailored for their unique needs.

Outside of work, Alex enjoys crafting, photography, video games, spending time with her dog Oakley, and enjoying the company of good friends and family.


Laramie Ringolsby, MSW, LCSW


Laramie is a Licensed 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.

Chinna Mack, MSW, PCSW

Chinna obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, and completed her Master’s in Social Work in May 2022 from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Chinna is certified in CAMS and Brain Spotting. Chinna is currently working on Geek Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy. Chinna uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Soundtrack, Cinema, Art, and Person-Center Therapy.

Chinna decided to give up the single old cat lady life and was married to the love of her life Rory in December 2021. Chinna has a daughter Jayla who just graduated high school in 2022. Chinna has the Lifetime Presidential Volunteer Award for fostering through the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for over 6000 hours. You might see a baby or two when you come through the office, so peak in and say Hi. Chinna enjoys working with her puppy Penelope, who is preparing to do the Animal Assistant Therapy program and loves being a part of the Cheyenne Little Theater Players and True Troupe.

Most of all, she wants to see people be who they are meant to be, not who they think they should be, and always be kind.

Cassandra Lenhart-Hayes, Intern

Ever since Cassie was young, she wanted to be just like her great grandmother and do something helping children. She started out pursuing a degree as an elementary teacher with a minor in special education. Through her life experiences and time working on her Bachelor’s degree for teaching she found a passion in a field helping children in need. Cassie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Sciences while working as a substitute teacher and running an after-school program. Once she graduated she began working for Emily Griffith’s Homes for Children as a middle school teacher and lodge youth counselor in Colorado. After this she went back home to Nebraska to be closer to her children and have them close to their father and other family. While in Nebraska she worked in Child Protect Services for five years as a case manager for families and children. During her time working with Child Protective Services she continued her education for a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Psychology which has lead her to work with families and youth at Hansen & Associates.

"I am a single parent of four wonderful boys who keep me on my toes with each amazing, individual, and unique personalities. We enjoy video gaming together, reading new books, much about outdoor activities, and playing basketball. I love to travel and see the world but also enjoy all things in art from literature, music, instrumental, art with all mediums, writing, and poetry. I like working out and taking care of my body and mind. I feel that with my own life experiences and struggles in family life as a child, I have much experience and knowledge to offer to those I work with. Helping those around me find the “light at the end of the tunnel” and helping others find their voice in the world are my biggest rewards in helping those in need. "

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