Mental Health

The Thrive Center is an outpatient program for seniors, age  55+.  It offers group and individualized treatment for older adults who suffer from emotional, behavioral or mental health concerns such as grief, depression, failing memory, anxiety and changes in overall health — all things seniors may experience as they transition through late adulthood.  Brodstone Thrive Center flyer.

Serving south central Nebraska and north central Kansas, the program provides intensive outpatient treatment Monday through Friday with patients returning to their homes each evening. The program is medically supervised by Dr. Kavir Saxena, who has office hours in Hastings and Grand Island. Most of the therapy sessions are offered in a group format. Dr. Sriram Ramaswamy and Lori Smith, A.P.R.N. are available via tele-medicine.

Mental Health providers on site Monday through Friday are Krista Holeman, LIMHP, LADC, Program Director, and Colleen Babcock, LIMHP. Inquiries or appointments may be made by calling 402-207-1542.

Krista Holeman graduated with her Masters Degree in Counseling from Doane University in Grand Island, Nebraska in 2015.

Holeman graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Peru State College in 2010.  Her certifications include Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Holeman has special interest in Geriatrics, Adolescents, Family Relationships, and Substance Use. 

Colleen Babcock, Behavioral Health Therapist, is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. She received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1977, and her Masters in Nutrition from Purdue University in 1983.  Babcock also has a Masters in Family Science, Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2005 which included the completion of an internship in Medical Family Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Family Medicine Behavioral Health program in 1998.

Babcock has spent the last 12 years working specifically with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse diagnosis.  Her special interest and experience is working with individuals and families dealing with management of chronic physical health conditions including addiction.

Brodstone Thrive Center is currently accepting referrals. If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health challenges please call to receive a free, confidential behavioral health initial screening. Referrals to Brodstone Thrive Center may be made by healthcare providers, nurses, social workers, yourself or others by calling 402-207-1542. The program has started assessing patients, with group beginning on September 16. Most commercial insurance is accepted.

There are several other Mental Health Providers that see patients on our campus and via telehealth.  Following is a list with contact numbers.

Erica Ferrell, A.P.R.N., is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.  She sees patients at the Specialty Clinic in Superior on the first, third and fourth Mondays of each month and the third Fridays.  Ferrell provides health behavioral services and medication management. Please call 402-463-7711 to make an appointment.

Mental Health provider, Craig Eaton, LIMHP, uses telehealth to see his patients at the Specialty Clinic in Superior.  Call 402-463-7711 to make an appointment with Eaton.  Telehealth technology is used to communicate with the therapist in a private room.  Telehealth diagnostic and therapeutic services are available in Superior on the first and third Thursdays and the third Monday of each month.

UNL Counseling Services are available via telehealth at Brodstone Memorial Hospital.  Call 402-472-5035 to make an appointment with a mental health provider.  Telehealth technology is used to communicate with the therapist in a private room.  Telehealth diagnostic and therapeutic services are available in Superior daily, Monday through Friday.

Boys Town Child & Adolescent Psychiatry has mental health services available in Superior. Dr. Nicholas Basalay, M.D., a specialist in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, completed his residency and fellowship at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Basalay is currently available, by tele-health, for appointments once a month. Tele-health is a communication setup similar to Skype or FaceTime. The patient is in a private room with the physician on a computer, one on one, real time and personalized. Dr. Basalay sees patients ages 5 to 18 years old. A parent or guardian is required at all appointments. Appointments can be made by calling the Brodstone Specialty Clinic at 402-207-1540.

If you have any additional questions or would like to speak to someone at the Specialty Clinic at Brodstone Memorial Hospital, please call 402-207-1540.