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

Laura Cavanaugh


Senior Level Psychologist, Outpatient Counseling (608) 637-7052 ext 264

Therapist Laura Cavanaugh offers 25 years of experience in the mental health field, having worked with families and children, criminal offenders, victims of trauma and abuse, mental/emotional illness and MI/CD clients. She has particular expertise in eye movement, desensitization and redirection therapist (EMDR), parenting education, play therapy and psychotherapy. Cavanaugh graduated from Winona State University with an MS in Clinical Counseling. She holds licenses and certifications in clinical social work (LCSW), clinical counseling (LPCC), eye movement, desensitization and redirection therapist (EMDR) and Parent and Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). Laura received her training in PCIT at the Center for Child Abuse Prevention UC Davis California. She has worked in private practice, residential treatment and outpatient services.

Location: Viroqua

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 has a master’s degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Winona State University. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families. Hengel assists her clients with a diverse range of issues including anxiety, depression, behavioral concerns, stress reduction, and family conflict. She also has extensive education, training, and experience working with survivors of interpersonal trauma and abuse. Her approach to therapy focuses on building upon client strengths and collaboratively working through the process of change.

Location: Winona

Mike Hodson


Clinical Trainee (507) 453-9563

Mike Hodson is a clinical trainee and Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist currently pursuing full licensure in the state of Minnesota to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Mike received his Master of Science in Marital and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Phoenix, Arizona. During his practicum experience in graduate school, Mike focused on working with adolescents and their families for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders, various phobias, anxiety, and depression. He enjoys working with families, couples, adults, and adolescents to collaboratively find solutions to past and present struggles through viewing individuals as being part of a larger family, social, or community system. Mike’s current role at Family & Children’s Center is as an outpatient therapist.

Location: Winona

Laura Hohlfeld

Qualified Treatment Trainee 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.

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

Maureen Johnson


Treatment Director, Hiawatha Hall 507-454-7711

Maureen Johnson has a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Maureen has experience working with adults with intellectual disabilities, criminal sexual conduct, and adults with co-occurring mental illness and substance use issues. Maureen also completed the Addiction Studies program at Winona State University in anticipation of becoming a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor.   Maureen currently works with adults with serious and persistent mental illness at Hiawatha Hall, and with Severely Emotionally Disturbed young adults in the YouthACT program.

Location: Winona

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

Mallory Severson

Clinical Trainee (507) 453-9563

Mallory Severson has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Viterbo University. She has experience working with children, adults, couples, and families. Mallory assists her clients with a range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress reduction and management, behavioral concerns, childhood disorders, attachment concerns, and grief. Mallory works with her clients by helping them discover their strengths and build on them, as well as helping clients find solutions through viewing the individuals as part of a larger system. Her current role at Family & Children’s Center is as an outpatient and day treatment therapist.

Alicia Skiles


Professional Counselor (608) 788-6322

Alicia received her master’s degree in community counseling from Winona State University and bachelor’s degree in psychology with a women’s, gender and sexuality studies minor and youth and child care emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. She is a licensed professional counselor in the State of Wisconsin and a nationally certified counselor. Her clinical experience before Family & Children’s Center included working with young adults on a variety of mental health issues. She has also worked 2 years in mental health crisis services and over 10 years with children and families in an early childhood setting. Alicia is working toward licensure as a substance abuse counselor under the supervision of Deb Murray, Psy.D.. Alicia maintains certifications in ACT (Adults and Children Together, a parenting program) and TF-CBT (Trauma focused- cognitive behavioral therapy for children and adolescents). Alicia practices LGBTQ affirmative counseling.

Location: La Crosse

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.

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