Darryl Kabins, M.D. serves as the Medical Director for Florence Crittenton"s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Program. Dr. Kabins took on the role of Medical Director in January 2012. In his time outside of Florence Crittenton, Dr. Kabins is a full time psychiatrist at Stormont Vail West Health Center. Education and Training: MD ’88, University of Illinois, School of Medicine at Chicago. Internship and Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA.
Deborah Agnew, MS, APRN is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the residential and outpatient programs at Florence Crittenton. Deb has 35 years clinical experience in mental health; working with children, families and adults. Deb has worked in a variety of settings including both inpatient and outpatient. Deb received her Masters degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Kansas. Deb has been with the Florence Crittenton team since 2009. In her time outside of Florence Crittenten, Deb teaches as an Assistant Professor at Baker University School of Nursing.
Jolee V. Eckert, MA, LCP is the Director of Clinical Services for Florence Crittenton Services. She has served children, adults, and families by providing support, education and mental health treatment for the past 20 years. Jolee joined the Florence Crittenton Team in 2011, at which time she assisted with the development of our Outpatient Clinic. She received her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Washburn University and is practicing as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP). Jolee is specialized in the areas of attachment and trauma but she also successfully treats mood, anxiety, behavioral, and personality disorders. Her clinical background includes training in Interpersonal, Cognitive–Behavioral and Brief/Solution Focused therapies; however, her most recent areas of study have been in EMDR, DBT, and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy. Jolee has a passion for the learning process and provides trauma informed clinical supervision to the therapists in our Inpatient and Outpatient programs, as well as to Masters Level Psychology students. She also assists with agency growth and development as a member of our Leadership Team.
Catherine Craig, LSCSW, has been a therapist with Florence Crittenton since 2014. She has her Masters in Social Welfare. She is also a certified yoga instructor and is currently pursuing training to become a Yoga Therapist. She loves working at Florence Crittenton where the emphasis is on the whole person and where a wide variety of treatment approaches is encouraged. She believes in the mind body connection and uses mindfulness, laughter, curiosity, and compassion to support the resilience and power of the human spirit. She has training in EMDR, mindfulness, trauma and attachment, grief and loss, and meditation. She enjoys supervising social work students and being a life-long learner herself.
Sarah Craig , LSCSW, joined the Florence Crittenton team in 2018. She received her Masters in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 1996 and completed her Clinical License in 2019. She started her social work journey at Menninger Childrens Hospital, working with teens and adults in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She received her yoga teacher training in 2019 and uses breathwork and yoga poses to assist clients in managing depression, anxiety and childhood trauma. Other training includes: Trauma and attachment, Grief and loss, DDP and Motivational Interviewing.
Chloe Rogers, LMSW, she has collaborated with children, families, and adults with their mental health needs since 2014. She first joined the Florence Crittenton team in 2017 as a clinical intern while she completed her Masters Degree in Social Work at Washburn University. Upon receiving her LMSW, she joined the clinical team and provides individual, family, and group therapy to our inpatient and outpatient clients. While In the process of obtaining her clinical licensure she has developed specialty in the areas of trauma and attachment and utilizes the following models: EMDR (certified), Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, DBT, solution focused, and interpersonal therapy. She uses her interpersonal approach to nurture lasting relationships within the family and to aid in resiliency building.
Karla Schneider is the PRTF Admissions Coordinator and Case Management Supervisor. She came to Florence Crittenton for the first time in 1994, serving in various roles for almost ten years, including direct care staff, program coordination and case management. During that time, Karla graduated from Washburn University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Youth Services. She went on to work locally with adults and families in community mental health. She returned to Florence Crittenton in August of 2016. Karla believes the mind-body connection is fundamental to personal health. She knows that healthy relationships and working to achieve goals are essential to life-long satisfaction.
Angie Harris received her BAS in Human Services, with a Certificate in Victim Survivor Services from Washburn University, and her AS in Family/Youth Ministry from Manhattan Christian College. Angie has worked with youth for over 19 years in various settings. She was direct care staff at Florence Crittenton in 2002 for several years and decided to finish her degree in Human Services due to her time there. Angie has also travel to several third world countries to work with underprivileged families and kids, and spent time working in Chicago, Illinois with inner city teens and received intensive training in poverty during her time there. Angie has over 12 years experience in Case Management services and returned to Florence Crittenton in January 2017 as a PRTF Case Manager where she now acts as a liaison between stakeholders, treatment team members, and families of the residents served. Angie has a passion to help young women find their value, and potential in life. She believes in whole person treatment and believes in keeping the body healthy as well as the mind. She also has a passion for serving and supporting Human Trafficked Victims and young women and teens who have been a victim of Trafficking.
Jennifer Hunsicker, RN, BSN, Daytime Nurse joined Florence Crittenton in 2016. She received her BSN at Wichita State University in 1997. Jennifer has worked in a variety of settings including NICU for 11 years, school nurse for 5 years, Home Health and travel nursing. Jennifer oversees and coordinates nursing office and team of registered nurses. Her focus is on total wellness caring for the psychological and medical needs of our residents. This includes keeping residents up to date on medical, dental and vision exams, medication administration, diabetes management and other medical issues that may arise. She is also on the dietary committee to help focus on nutrition and wellness.
Joan Danielson Bell, MS Special Education: Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disturbances. Formerly a psychoeducational evaluator with The Menninger Clinic, Joan brings a wide variety of teaching experience in both public and private settings to Florence Crittenton. Joan established The Florence Crittenton Academy in the fall of 2007. Designed to provide residents with an individualized educational program, the Academy is part of Topeka‘s Public School System and is able to offer residents both credit recovery and advancement classes within a therapeutic milieu.
Shawna Bowles joined Florence Crittenton in August 2016 as a Youth Counselor and transitioned to Activities Coordinator in 2017. Shawna is excited about planning and overseeing activities, as it gives her the opportunity to engage in activities with the residents in a therapeutic manner. She believes that modeling healthy behaviors is critically important for at-risk girls and sees therapeutic and recreational activities as one way to provide that modeling.
Monica Fowler is the Office Manager at Florence Crittenton. As the first point of contact, she helps to acquaint clients, residents and families to Florence Crittenton. She has 10 plus years of office management experience and a background in various aspects of personal health from Massage Therapy to Home Care. Monica believes in the total mind-body connection that is vital in personal wellness. Monica strives to make sure that all are met with a friendly smile, and welcoming Hello.