Alicia received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Services, with minors in Psychology and Sociology, at Buena Vista University in July 2016. She began seeking experience in the human services field shortly after graduation and started working as a Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program. Shortly after she started her position as a Treatment Specialist, she was given the opportunity to become a Residential Counselor at STARS, and has since started working as an Outpatient Counselor in Fort Dodge.
Alicia’s experience includes several jobs where she was able to work with people who needed assistance with everyday living activities. Alicia has always been inspired to help people and finds it very rewarding. She is hopeful that her future with Community and Family Resources will take her further in her career goals.
Alicia has three beautiful children and enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
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.
Kurt, LMHC, began as a Mental Health Therapist with CFR in November 2017, and his experience stems back to 1986 when he was a mental health technician on an adolescent unit in Sioux City. Kurt also has experience with emergency medicine and nursing, earning a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph Mercy School of Nursing as well a master’s degree from the University of South Dakota in counseling psychology. Before finding CFR, Kurt worked with adolescents, provided psychiatric intensive care and neurological testing, and was a clinical coordinator for an outpatient mental health clinic in Sac City. His work life varies on a day-to-day basis – and he wouldn’t have it any other way. Variations include seeing individuals at CFR’s Fort Dodge Outpatient office, being available for any walk-in clients, as well as working with individuals at CFR’s Crisis Stabilization Unit.
Kurt married the love of his life, Lory, this past December. He states that he loves working for CFR and looks forward to helping individuals and also looks forward to the daily challenges of his work.
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.
Tiffany D., CADC, has worked for Community and Family Resources since 2005. She has worked as a Treatment Technician at the STARS Adolescent Residential Program, an Adult Residential Treatment Counselor, and an Outpatient Substance Abuse Counselor. Tiffany is currently the Outpatient Addiction Program Supervisor in Fort Dodge. Tiffany completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology in August 2014.
Tiffany lives with her husband and their two youngest daughters. Her oldest daughter lives independently. In her free time Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, riding four-wheelers, reading, cruising with her husband in their Corvette, and engaging in anything that has to do with being outdoors.
Vicky B. graduated in 2012 from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge with an Associate of Arts degree. She then graduated from Buena Vista University in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts Degree and has a double major in Human Services and Organizational Leadership and a double minor in Psychology and Sociology. Vicky worked seven months as a Residential Treatment Technician for CFR in Fort Dodge; consequently, she began her career as a Substance Abuse Counselor in April of 2014 at CFR’s Webster City and Clarion locations. Prior to working at CFR she worked at Upper Des Moines Opportunity as an Outreach Specialist.
Vicky lives with her husband of over 20 years and they have a teen-aged son. They also have a couple of companions, a yellow lab dog named Daisy and a cat named Butters. They live on an acreage where they take pleasure in jogging, swimming, hunting, fishing, enjoying the outdoors and spending time together. In addition, Vicky has managed a karate school and taught Martial Arts for over 15 years.
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.