Dr. Spies-Matz attended the University of Kansas for her undergraduate work and received a doctorate in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings including medical centers, community mental health centers, residential treatment centers, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and private practice settings. Some clinical training sites have included, Rush Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago and Boys Town here in Omaha, Nebraska.
She understands that life can be stressful sometimes, and taking the first step to enter into a therapeutic relationship can be a difficult one. Once the first step is taken, the next steps are much easier and changes begin to occur. People become unstuck, old habits and bad patterns are broken, and life becomes more meaningful and more fulfilling with less conflict and more peace.