Brittany R. joined CFR as an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Counselor in August 2017. She began her career in 2011 working as a direct line staff for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Over a four and a half year span she gained experience as a direct line staff, a program coordinator, and a supervisor of a group home. In 2016 she began work at the Hope Wellness Center, which houses a mental health crisis center and a jail diversion program. She worked directly with individuals in mental health crisis, with individuals struggling with addiction, and was a member of the mobile crisis team.
In 2011, Brittany began attending DMACC and in 2013 she gained an associate’s degree in liberal arts. She then transferred to Iowa State where she graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services. She is currently working on obtaining a master’s in psychology through Capella University.
In her spare time Brittany enjoys spending time with her fiance, sisters, and nephews. She helps coach a Special Olympics team. She enjoys spending time outside, fishing, camping, and going for walks. When she can’t get outside she enjoys reading, drawing, and painting.
Danielle joined CFR as a Mental Health Therapist in the Boone office in November of 2018. Danielle completed her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Services with a minor in Sociology through Upper Iowa University and then earned her Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling through Capella University in 2017. Danielle is a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors and is a provisionally Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the Iowa Board of Behavioral Science. Danielle has experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient and residential settings with issues ranging from depression, anxiety, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, abuse, and bipolar disorder. Danielle enjoys working with adolescents and adults and welcomes LGBTQ clients. Danielle’s approach to therapy is to create an alliance with the client to form a plan that best suits their concerns and goals. In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, baking, reading, and writing.
Dr. Jack Dodd has been a psychiatrist since completing medical school at the University of Iowa in 1964 and residency at Ohio State in 1968. He spent part of that time training in Scotland at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. After serving two years in the Navy, Dr. Dodd moved to Tucson, AZ. During that time he took a one year sabbatical in New Zealand where he provided inpatient treatment services at a large institute near Auckland. After eight years, Dr. Dodd and his family moved back to Iowa where he joined McFarland Clinic, treating both adults and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings. Dr. Dodd also provided psychiatry services at the Story County Mental Health Clinic and at ISU’s Student Health Center. Dr. Dodd originally joined CFR as a consultant and has enjoyed working with the staff in assisting individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Dodd has served on the Iowa Board of Medical Examiners and is a past
Maria M., LMSW is a mental health therapist at our Ames office. Maria received her undergraduate degree from The University of Iowa in 2005, majoring in Psychology and Spanish, and then earned her Master’s degree though the School of Social Work. In May 2011, Maria completed a year-long internship at Community and Family Resources and became employed as a full time therapist. Maria primarily works with adults and teens at CFR. She is an experienced group facilitator, co-facilitated a STEPPS group as an intern, and has facilitated the adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group at CFR. Maria has education, training, and experience in treating a wide array of issues including depression, generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, trauma, emotional intensity, and relationship problems. Maria strives to create a compassionate, encouraging, and non-judgmental environment so that clients can feel comfortable and safe to truly open themselves to the therapeutic process.
Nikki B. joined the CFR team in August 2020 as an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Counselor. Before coming to CFR, she was a behavior technician specializing in utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy with children with Autism. Nikki came to CFR to have the opportunity to work with a new population and gain more experience related to the counseling field. She is passionate about ending the stigma related to mental health and encouraging people to remember that their mental health matters as much as their physical health.
Nikki received a degree in social work (BSW) from Grand View University in 2017 and is currently working on obtaining her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Drake University.
In her free time, Nikki enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog and binge watching their favorite shows together. Nikki spends a lot of time with family and friends and loves to have game nights. She loves Mexican food, anything Christmas related, shopping, and dogs!