Lauri Cross Fink M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Lauri earned her master’s in education, with an emphasis in counseling, from the University of Missouri. She works with schoolchildren, adults, couples, groups, and families. She has experience developing individualized treatment plans and uses a wide range of theory-based therapies, depending on each client’s needs. When working with children, she provides goal-centered play to address issues such as bullying, decision making, social skills and anger management issues, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, divorce, and grief. When she is not working with children, she enjoys working with adults and couples with mood, stress, or relationship issues. She has worked in the St. Charles and Troy areas for more than 15 years. In addition, Lauri serves as program manager for our O’Fallon and Troy offices. In that position, she oversees those offices’ operations, community involvement, and staff needs.
Nathan Larson, MSW, LCSW
Nathan has more than 25 years’ experience in the mental health field. After earning his bachelor’s in philosophy from Loras College in Dubuque, IA, he served for a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, working with mentally ill, chronically homeless individuals. He was awarded a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, and he entered Saint Louis University School of Social Work to study community mental health. While practicing in the community mental health field, he worked with the University of Missouri Extension to develop services that reached farm families experiencing the rural crisis.
After a move into hospital social work, Nathan transitioned his skills to individuals and families adjusting to the demands of changing physical health. He currently practices solution-focused brief therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches in both group and individual settings. He works with individuals, couples, parents, and severely and persistently mentally ill populations. His approaches align with his underlying philosophy to respect a person’s self-determination and his belief that all that is life is a gift.
Joyce McLeod Henley, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, SAP
Joyce McLeod Henley received her Masters of Social Work from Washington University. She has been a licensed social worker since 1988. Other certifications include Certified Employee Assistance Professional and Substance Abuse Professional. Her undergraduate degree from Washington University is in Spanish. She speaks Spanish well, but not fluently.
She has expertise and experience with children, teens and adults. She has worked with relationship and partner issues, coping with divorce, anger management, mood disorders, substance abuse, grief, co-dependency, and stress management.
Ann Winkelmann MA, LPC
Ann earned her master’s in counseling from Webster University. Prior to joining the CFS therapy staff, she provided counseling in both school and hospital settings. She has experience working with children and families as well as with those who struggle with stress-related issues such as loss and grief, divorce, parenting challenges, relationship and communications problems, and a range of general counseling issues.
Katie Ingebretson MSW, LCSW
Katie Ingebretson received her Masters of Social Work from University of Missouri-Columbia. She works with children and teens to address issues including stress, anxiety, depression, divorce, trauma, and grief and loss. Katie has experience and expertise working with children with trauma and attachment difficulties with diagnoses including Reactive Attachment Disorder and PTSD. She has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) to help clients heal from traumatizing events. Katie also uses Theraplay ® to develop healthier, stronger relationships with children and their families.
Kelly Ledbetter, MSW, LCSW
Kelly Ledbetter earned her master’s in social work from UMSL with an emphasis in family practice. She is a counselor working at the Ofallon office and has 5 years experience working with children and families. Her primary emphasis includes working with children and adolescents with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior problems and divorce. She is also a trained facilitator of the Love and Logic parenting program and has a lot of experience in crisis intervention and suicide prevention.