Andrea O.

In 2015, Andrea completed her AA in Human Services from Iowa Central Community College. Andrea completed her Bachelor of Art Degree in Human Services with minors in criminal justice/criminology, psychology, and sociology in 2018. She started at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program in 2014 as a Treatment Specialist, and later worked with both adolescents and adults as a Residential Substance Abuse Counselor. She is currently an Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor. 

She enjoys spending time with family, traveling to different places, four wheeling, and working on her home and yard improvements in her free time.

Carrie C.

Carrie is the Outpatient Treatment Supervisor for our Northern service area, and is based out of our Fort Dodge location. She previously served as an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Counselor/Evaluator and specializes in working clients who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Carrie has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Buena Vista University. She also holds the International Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification. She has experience working at a methadone clinic in Phoenix for two years with a team that provided medication assisted treatment and counseling to clients with substance use disorders.

Carrie is especially passionate about her work at CFR as she once experienced the devastation of alcohol and drugs. Carrie feels like she can relate to clients on a personal level because of this and is living proof that recovery can happen and you can be successful at whatever you decide to do.

Heidi H.

Heidi H. is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology in 2008 through Buena Vista University and her Associates of Science Degree in Human Services in 2006 from Iowa Central Community College. Heidi currently works as a Substance Abuse Counselor, primarily working with adolescents. She has worked at Community and Family Resources since August 2013 and it has proven to be a very rewarding career! Heidi has also gained significant experience working in the human services field over the last five years. First, for the Department of Human Services as a Family Team Facilitator, and then at Workforce Development as a Career Specialist. Heidi enjoys working with people and is grateful for the opportunity to meet new people and to be an integral part of their journey to recovery.

Lana E. BA, LMSW, IADC

Lana began her career at CFR in 2001 and has returned after a two year absence. Lana is currently the agency’s Outpatient Gambling Treatment Counselor and serves all of CFR’s service area. She specializes in Motivational Interviewing and began her career in 1987 when she worked with domestic violence. In addition, she had 14 years working with mental health, crisis counseling and in home family counseling. In addition to Motivational Interviewing, she uses several evidence-based interventions such as Living in Balance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Matix. Lana has worked in the residential program, the Intensive Outpatient program, and the Extended Outpatient program. During her career, she has facilitated groups in many areas such as relapse prevention, mental health, family programming, addiction basics, stress management, etc.

Lana lives with her boyfriend, two dogs and three cats. She enjoys reading books and watching movies (especially science fiction), playing on line games (especially trivia) and spending time with friends.

Lori L.

Lori L., BA, CADC, has been employed at CFR since 2001. Lori is an Outpatient Counselor who works with clients individually and in a group setting. She facilitates a stress management group in Fort Dodge and also works in the outreach offices located in Pocahontas and Humboldt. Lori utilizes several evidence-based interventions such as Living in Balance, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness Skills, and Matrix. She has worked in many areas of the Substance Abuse field since 1991, including facilitating Big Book and 12 step groups, TASC, co-occurring, family counseling, and long-term residential treatment for adolescents.

Lori lives with her husband. She enjoys playing tennis, practicing and teaching yoga, and taking her German Shepherd on walks.

Samantha F.

Samantha F. joined CFR in November, 2021 as an Outpatient Addiction Treatment Counselor at our Fort Dodge location. Samantha completed her AA in Human Services with Iowa Central Community College in May of 2014 and from there, went onto further her education with Buena Vista University. She completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Services and minored in Sociology in 2016. She then furthered her education and completed her Master of Science in Education with a major of Mental Health Counseling. In previous positions, she has worked with the community in a variety of ways including Behavioral Health Intervention Services, Family Safety Risk& Permanency, Community Support Specialist, and as a 1-1 Special Education Associate. She is currently working towards obtaining her CADC as well as her Licensed Mental Health Therapist with the state of Iowa.

In her spare time, Samantha enjoys camping, reading, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.

Tammy V. RN, MSW, LISW

Tammy joined CFR/TRC in February, 2021 as an Outpatient Clinical Therapist at our Fort Dodge location. She received her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Iowa graduating May 14, 2014 after taking her LMSW state boards prior to graduating. She then completed the required internships/requirements of working in the field under supervision for two years to be able to take the state boards to be licensed as an LISW. Tammy is also a Registered Nurse and graduated from nursing school in 1984. She received her bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University in 1996 with a double major in psychology and human services.

Tammy has much life experiences as well as working many years as a social worker in the human service field. She was the executive director of North Central Home Care for 22 years, an agency that had home health care services, child protective services, an intensive home visitation program, and a Meals-On-Wheels program that delivered over 100 meals per day to older adults and individuals with disabilities. As a clinical therapist Tammy has worked at Catholic Charities and the Berryhill Center. She has had much training and certifications in her many years of working in the field such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Trauma Focused CBT, Play Therapy, and others.

Tammy has a passion to help others and watch them move their lives in positive and healthy directions. In her personal life Tammy values family, has a love of horses, dogs and all animals and enjoys traveling and photography.

Yvonne

Yvonne is an Outpatient Counselor at our Fort Dodge location and works with the Webster County Drug Court Program. She graduated from Iowa Central Community College in May 2013 with an Associate of Science degree. She then completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from Buena Vista University in August 2014, with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. She previously worked for Electrolux for over 25 years; when the company left the U.S., she was able to attain her education in a field that was familiar and interesting to her.

Yvonne has been with her husband for 34 years; they have three beautiful grown children and six wonderful grandchildren. Her interests include spending time with her family, crocheting, and taking care of the many animals on their acreage.