Florence Crittenton Services of Topeka, Inc.
Program Staff
Dr. Darryl Kabins
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
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
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
Catherine Craig, LMSW, joined the Florence Crittenton team in 2014.  She received her Master in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 1995 and has since served a wide variety of people from individuals and families to couples and groups. Catherine is excited to work at Florence Crittenton where the emphasis is on the whole person and engagement in all kinds of creative treatment approaches is encouraged.  She believes in the mind body connection and uses mindfulness, laughter, and loving–kindness to support the resilience and power of the human spirit.  She has training in EMDR, DBT, Mindfulness, trauma and attachment, grief and loss, play, and solution focused therapies.  She enjoys supervising social work students and being a life–long learner herself.

Joan Bell
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.

Karla Schneider
Karla Schneider is the Shelter Coordinator for the residents in the Emergency Shelter.  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.

Shawna Bowles
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.

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