Amy P., is a Substance Abuse Counselor at CFR’s Adult Residential facility located at 726 South 17th Street in Fort Dodge. She began her experience in the substance abuse field as a Treatment Specialist in 2012 and was awarded CFR’s Treatment Specialist of the Year in 2013. In 2014, Amy received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Services with minors in Psychology and Sociology.
Amy provides a wide range of residential treatment services, including relapse prevention groups and continuing care; she utilizes cognitive-behavioral approaches including, but not limited to, the Matrix Model. Amy has experience helping individuals dealing with the following types of concerns: substance abuse, chronic mental health disorders, parenting, stress management, and anger.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children and husband, exercising, gardening, and doing art projects with her children.
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 STARS in 2014 as a treatment tech and moved to a substance abuse counselor in December of 2017. A year later, Andrea moved to the adult residential in June. Andrea won the 2016 STARS MVP award.
She enjoys spending time with family, traveling to different places, four wheeling and working on her home and yard improvements in her free time.
Connie H. is a Substance Abuse Counselor at CFR’s Adult Residential facility located at 726 South 17th Street in Fort Dodge. Connie began her journey with CFR in 2012 as an overnight Treatment Specialist at the STARS Adolescent Residential Treatment Program and worked for CFR until 2014, then returned to CFR in 2016. Prior to her current position at CFR, Connie worked at Friendship Haven as the activity person in the Alzheimer’s Unit. Connie completed her Bachelor degree in Human Services and Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Buena Vista University. She has a passion for people and loves what she does.
When Connie is not working she loves spending time with her 3 sons and 11 grandchildren. Connie loves attending as many of their events as possible. Connie also likes to work in her flower garden, sit on her porch and watch the hummingbirds.
Jim S. is a Mental Health Therapist at CFR’s Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit located at 726 South 17th Street in Fort Dodge. Jim has close to 30 years of human services experience, from ministry, law enforcement, case work, clinical therapist, and administration. Since 2006, Jim has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa, as well as, a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors, out of Greensboro, NC.
Jim provides a wide range of crisis stabilization unit services, including groups for both ACSU and residential clients and individual consultations. He is trained in Nurture Heart Approach, Trauma Informed Care. He uses these as well as, Motivational Interviewing modalities. Jim has experience helping individuals emotionally hurting; with mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. He has worked with the general population with topics on adolescents, parenting, perceptions, aggression, and anger.
In his spare time He enjoys spending time with his kiddos, grow his Faith, attempting to exercise, possibly gardening (simply walking around the yard) and instructing online courses for Liberty University and Lindsey Wilson College. The most important task is growing his girls to be healthy, loving, Godly, and kind woman; modeling Gods love to them.
Tia P., IADC, has worked for Community and Family Resources as a Substance Abuse Counselor since 2013 and is the Adult Residential Treatment Program Supervisor in Fort Dodge. Tia completed her Bachelor’s Degree in criminology, with a minor in psychology, at Buena Vista University in Fort Dodge. She upgraded from a CADC to an IADC certification in May 2016.
Tia has provided substance use counseling services in various settings, including: residential, outpatient, and within the criminal justice system. In 2015, she received CFR’s Counselor of the Year and Fort Dodge Outpatient Office MVP awards. Tia has been a member of several agency committees and continues to be excited to grow with CFR.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, reading, gardening, and working on projects at home.