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Outpatient Clinicians
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.

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.

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.

Julie Herron
Julie Herron joined the Florence Crittenton team in 2007 as a Licensed Masters Level Psychotherapist. Julie has been providing mental health services to adolescents and their families for 14 years. Although Julie specializes in the area of trauma and attachment, she also has extensive experience working with anxiety, mood, behavioral, and personality disorders. Julie enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Julie is currently working toward acquiring her clinical level licensure as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (LCP). Her clinical training includes Interpersonal, Cognitive–Behavioral, and Brief/Solution Focused therapies. Most recently, she has included training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Model (DDP) and EMDR. Julie also provides clinical supervision to Masters Level psychology students.

Lyndsy Rilinger
Lindsy Rilinger, LMSW, first joined the Florence Crittenton team in 2013 as a Social Work intern. Upon graduating with her Masters in Social Work from Washburn University in 2015 Lindsy joined our clinical team. Lindsy is a therapist for both our inpatient and outpatient programs. In addition to her therapeutic role Lindsy is the admissions coordinator for the PRTF program.  Lindsy is currently working towards obtaining her Clinical licensure as a LSCSW. Lindsy’s clinical training includes Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), trauma focused interventions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Dennis Schafers
Dennis J. Schafers, RN, MSN, APRN, is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner for the residential and outpatient programs at Florence Crittenton.  Dennis has 38 years clinical experience in mental health; working with children, families and adults. He has extra training in individual, family and group therapy. He has been trained in the use of Psychodrama and Hypnosis.  Dennis received his Masters degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.  Dennis is new to the Florence Crittenton team.  In his time outside of Florence Crittenton, Dennis teaches as an Lecturer at Washburn University School of Nursing.

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