Blake specializes in substance abuse counseling and managing the Outpatient Addiction Program. He has worked as a Substance Abuse Counselor since 2004 and became the Outpatient Program Supervisor in 2018, after supervising the Adolescent Residential Treatment Program for 2 years. His areas of specialized training include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Nurtured Heart, Motivational Interviewing, and Stages of Change. Blake enjoys doing volunteer work with his church and bringing hope to those who may have lost it.
Daun K. is a therapist based at CFR’s Fort Dodge Outpatient office. She graduated from UNI with a major in social work and completed her graduate degree at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Her Social Work license was added to her credentials in 1991.
Daun's focus has always been to work with families, children, and individuals living challenging lives. Over the years, she taught many Social Work classes and worked in various mental health settings. Daun draws on her personal experiences as well as her work history with the Iowa Veterans Home, Rabiner Treatment Center, and Native Americans in Tama, IA.
Daun finds that each of her clients is able to teach her something valuable and that safe, unconditional love and acceptance is vital to all people. Her skill and joy is in being an active listener, a lover of stories, a guide helping others put the puzzle pieces of life together, a coach, a cheerleader, and a mentor. She finds that being allowed to walk beside another human being in this way is a sacred trust.
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.
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.
Mary B. works with adults in CFR’s Fort Dodge Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program. Mary received her Bachelor degree from Iowa State University in 1995 with a major in Sociology. She also earned her Associates of Art degree from Des Moines Area Community College. In 2000, Mary received her Certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) and upgraded her certification to an International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC) in 2010. Mary is also a certified Prime for Life Instructor. She has several years of experience as a Certified Counselor and has worked with many diverse populations, including Women and Children and individuals in the correctional system. Mary also provided substance abuse counseling for the United States Air-Force in Altus, Oklahoma from 2012 to 2013. Mary’s focus is helping women take their lives back by supporting those who are survivors of domestic abuse, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse. Mary has participated in many specialty trainings such as Beyond Trauma, a curriculum focusing on women who are survivors of childhood abuse and toxic relationships. She is a Red Cross Volunteer and went to Baton Rouge, LA to help survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Mary has a personal passion for working with those who are affected by the disease of addiction. Her passion has recently brought her back to Community and Family Resources to continue her counseling career. “As a woman in recovery, I understand the struggle. Help was there for me when I needed it; I am paying it forward to help others when they need it.”
Ronette C. is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the State of Iowa. Ronette is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree. Before coming to CFR, she worked for eleven years with at risk juvenile males with substance use, behavioral, and emotional concerns. She has also worked in two different school districts helping students with special needs and behavioral disorders.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her granddaughters, Arriya and Elliya.
Steve D., IADC, is the Webster County Drug Court Counselor for CFR. He was born a twin in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Steve completed high school in Emmetsburg and graduated from Cal State Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He also coached football and baseball at Saint Bonaventure in Ventura, California. Upon his return to Iowa, Steve was a Detention Supervisor in Waterloo, directed a conduct disorder program for youth in Oelwein, and coached baseball and wrestling. Steve later worked at the Rabiner Residential Treatment Center, where he met his wife, Susie.
In addition to his role as a Substance Abuse Counselor at CFR, Steve coaches running backs at Iowa Central Community College. Steve is also an acolyte at Saint Thomas Catholic Church in Manson. Outside of work, Steve enjoys hunting, swimming, biking, laughing, competition, and watching his daughter play basketball.
Yvonne 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.