Erin Anderson


Clinical Supervisor 507-453-9563 ext 1128

Erin G. Anderson is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Minnesota. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Master of Science Degree in Counselor Education: Community Counseling at Winona State University.  Before joining Family & Children’s Center she provided individual and couples’ counseling in a private practice agency.  Erin is the Clinical Supervisor of Adult Programs in Winona.  These programs include Hiawatha Hall (an intensive residential treatment program), ARMHS, and Youth ACT.

Location: Winona

Matt Brickl


Clinical Trainee (507) 453-9563

Matthew Brickl has a master’s degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University in Minneapolis, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago. Matthew has experience working with adults with serious and persistent mental illness as well as extensive experience working with at-risk adolescent youth.  Matthew currently works with at-risk adolescent youth as therapist for the Winona Youth Night Campus program and Outpatient Services. Matthew primarily works with adolescent and adult mental health populations; focusing on depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and stress reduction.

Location: Winona

Melony Hansen


Substance Abuse Counselor, Outpatient Counseling 608-637-7052

Melony Hansen has worked in the world of Human Services for 14 years as a child protection social worker working with victims of child abuse and their families, conducting investigations and case managing for those clients. Melony received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with an emphasis in research, from Viterbo University and her master’s degree in psychology, with a specialization in family and children’s services, from Loras College. She is a certified social worker, a licensed substance abuse counselor and intoxicated driver assessor. Melony has enhanced the expertise level at FCC in Viroqua specializing in substance use disorders, parenting, domestic violence, trauma informed care, assessment and group facilitation.

Location: Viroqua

Alicia Hengel


Clinical Supervisor (507) 453-9563 ext 1105

Hengel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Alicia assists her clients in addressing a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, stress reduction, trauma, and family conflict. Coming from a person-centered and trauma-informed framework, Alicia’s approach to therapy focuses on building upon individual strengths and collaboratively working through the process of change. Alicia is the Clinical Supervisor of Day Treatment programs in Winona and provides Outpatient Services.

Location: Winona

Laura Hohlfeld


Professional Counselor 608-637-7052

Laura Hohlfeld is a licensed Professional Counselor and a licensed Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor. She received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Viterbo University. Laura has experience working with adolescents and adults with various diagnoses, including severe and persistent mental illnesses, co-occurring mental illness and substance use issues, and behavioral issues. She works with individuals, couples, and families, focusing on adolescent and adult mental health and substance abuse populations, depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, and stress reduction.

Location: Viroqua

Kathryn Hollenhorst


Clinical Supervisor 507-281-3508

Kathryn Hollenhorst is a Licensed Psychologist with 24 years experience.  She received her Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.  Her specialty includes working with adolescents and their families, particularly adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system.  She also specializes in providing trauma based treatment to adolescents and adults, psychological evaluations, and psycho-sexual evaluations.  Kathryn is a trained Multi-Systemic Therapist (MST), and is also trained in trauma focused care. Kathryn serves as the Clinical Supervisor of the Youth Night Campus-Rochester program and provides outpatient services in the Rochester area.

Location: Rochester

Dr. Ann Lichliter


Senior Therapist (507) 453-9563

Ann Lichliter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She works with adults and children of all ages. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, and grief and loss. Ann utilizes play therapy sessions with children. When working with adults and adolescents, she employs a strength based approach while using solution focused therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. Ann has received intensive training in Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. 

Location: Winona

Jillian Niemyjski


Professional Counselor & Treatment Foster Care Clinical Supervisor 608-785-0001 ext 280

Jillian is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her master’s degree in community counseling from UW- Milwaukee and her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW- La Crosse. Jillian works with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of mental health concerns. The foundation of her approach to counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She also has a strong knowledge of art therapy techniques. Jillian supports clients in learning new skills to face current challenges and helps individuals recognize their strengths and the importance of staying positive. Jillian is currently being trained in and implementing Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for children and adolescents. In addition, Jillian has worked with individuals and families who have experienced trauma, physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, as well as family conflict and behavioral issues.

Location: La Crosse

Molly Skinner


Outpatient Therapist 608-637-7052

Molly Skinner is a licensed professional counselor in training and a licensed substance abuse counselor in training. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Viterbo University and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Arizona State University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults with various diagnoses, which includes dual-diagnosis clients who struggle with mental health concerns and substance use. She has extensive experience working with the incarcerated population and individuals recently released from jail/prison. She works with clients both individually and in-group settings. Molly is currently the treatment provider for Vernon County Sobriety Court and Drug Court. Her role at FCC also includes working with adolescents and adults with persistent mental illnesses and behavioral issues.

Location: Viroqua


Chelsie Swenson


Therapist 507-453-9563 ext 1122

Chelsie Swenson is a licensed professional clinical counselor in Minnesota.  She holds a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from Winona State University and a Bachelor of Social Work from University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She is a National Certified Counselor and a member of the American Counseling Association.  Chelsie has experience working with children, adolescents, adults,and families with a wide range of concerns and struggles including anxiety, mood disorders, relationship conflicts, wellness, stress management and trauma. She also uses play therapy for children during the therapeutic process.

Location: Winona

Jennifer Yahnke


Clinical Trainee, Youth ACT Team Lead (507)-453-9563 ext 1108

Jennifer R. Yahnke has a master’s degree in Counseling and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Winona State University in Winona, MN. Jennifer has worked with adults with serious and persistent mental illness in an intensive residential treatment setting, as well as adolescents in a community or outpatient setting, and young adults in a college setting. Jennifer is also certified as a peer support specialist in Minnesota. She has some training in alcohol and drug counseling and has also worked with both adults and adolescents with dual disorders of mental illness and chemical dependency. Jennifer currently works as a counselor for at risk youth in the Youth ACT program.

Location: Winona

Dr. Kip Zirkel


Consulting Psychologist (608) 788-6322

Dr. Zirkel is the consulting psychologist for the Family & Children’s Center.  He has special interests in child, adolescent and parent counseling and has extensive experience in assisting parents with conflicts and disagreements related to child custody and placement.  Kip authored a popular booklet entitledA Parents’ Guide to Custody and Placement which is used in various attorney trainings as well as law schools.  Kip is a member of the National Register for Health Care Providers in Psychology.  He has presented at numerous state conferences on the topic of children, divorce and custody issues.  He also created CDs for children dealing with worry control, test anxiety, living in two homes, coping with bullying and social anxiety.

Location: La Crosse