Christine Fuhrman, LSCSW
Vice President of Lotus Clinics Outpatient Behavioral Health
Christine has been with KidsTLC since 2007 and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in clinical social work from the University of Denver. She has been in the field over 13 years working with children, adolescents and families experiencing complex trauma and behavioral health issues in a variety of residential and community-based settings. Christine is also an advocate and experienced clinician in serving LGBTQ adolescents and young adults as well as their families. She is a highly dynamic, skilled, and experienced clinical social worker with diverse knowledge of leadership approaches coupled with proven success in non-profit program design, professional development and other administrative functions. Christine’s key responsibilities include serving on the agency’s Senior Management Team in addition to administrative and clinical oversight of our Outpatient Behavioral Health Program, which provides an array of therapeutic and psychiatric services including: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Medication Evaluations & Medication Management and Parental Education and Support groups. She is incredibly passionate about serving others and promoting professional development throughout her work.
Ren Baudoux, LMFT
Ren is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Friends University. She has worked with children and families who have experienced trauma since 2011 specializing in early childhood trauma, attachment, and domestic violence. Ren has training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support healing from a traumatic event, strengthening positive thinking, and decreasing stress response. Ren also has training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy to strengthen the relationship between parents and children, as well as, to work through parent-child relational challenges.
Alan Banwart, LSCSW
Alan is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Political Science from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. Alan has worked in psychiatric children’s hospital, residential, and outpatient settings as a therapist and supervisor for the past 8 years, so he has provided therapy to children with a diversity of diagnosis, cultures, and circumstances. He is particularly interested in working with pre-adolescents and adolescents with traumatic experiences, as well as the day-to-day challenges they face in our society. Alan is certified in EMDR therapy and trained in DBT. He is able to counsel through a Christian perspective if desired. Alan and his wife are foster parents and have adopted from the foster system.
Shanna Crowe, MHA, LSCSW
Behavioral Health Consultant
Shanna is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who received her Master’s in Social Work through Wichita State University. Additionally, she holds a Master in Health Administration from Webster University. Shanna has 7 years of experience working with youth, families, and adults with medical and behavioral issues. She has specialized with special needs children, specifically Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Developmental Delays with the Department of Defense at McConnell Air Force base since 2013. Additionally, Shanna has been a psychiatric social worker that focused on adolescents with mental illness and challenging behaviors. Shanna is equipped to provide behavioral training, cognitive therapy, mindfulness techniques, family therapy and group therapy to the population she works with. Shanna believes in using an egalitarian approach with a holistic perspective to empower those she works within their own personal healing process.
Rebecca Elliott, LCPC, NCC
Rebecca Elliott is a licensed professional counselor who holds a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from MidAmerica Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. Rebecca worked as a Special Education Teacher for six years during which she gained a deep understanding of how student’s academics were so greatly impacted by their circumstances outside of the classroom. She is passionate about helping young people build the confidence they need to be successful inside and outside of the classroom. With her experience working with individuals with special needs, she is able to offer a connection between special needs and mental health concerns. Rebecca draws from experience working with adolescents dealing with severe trauma, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, attachment injuries and other childhood disorders.
Cindy Garcia, LMSW
Cindy Garcia is a licensed master’s social worker who received her Bachelors in Social Work from Missouri Western State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas. Cindy is bilingual and proficient in English and Spanish. Cindy is also certified in Play Therapy from Mid-America Nazarene University. Cindy has been in the field of social work since 2013. She has a passion for working with young children and their families. Additionally, Cindy has experience working with the immigrant population in the Kansas City Metro Area who have experienced complex and poly-trauma situations. Additionally, Cindy has experience working with and managing depressive symptoms, PTSD, behavioral issues, anxiety, post-partum depression, domestic violence and has knowledge in a variety of treatment modalities.
Robyn Haenisch, LSCSW, KIPBS
Positive Behavior Support Facilitator
Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinician
Robyn is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker who received her BSW and MSW through the University of Kansas. Robyn has experience working with youth and families throughout her career, including Ozanam, Juniper Gardens, the University of Kansas Center for Child Health and Development and as a school social worker for 12 years specializing in Special Education for Preschool through Elementary. Robyn is a trained Positive Behavior Support Facilitator through the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Supports, working with youth through adults with challenging behavior. Her most recent experience included home-based therapy services to children and youth with ASAP Expert Counseling Services in Overland Park, KS. Robyn has extensive experience working with children in the foster care system.
Kara L. Haney-Wiltz, LSCSW
Outpatient Behavior Health Clinician
Kara received her BSW from Washburn University in 2000 and her MSW in 2009. She has more than 15 years of experience working with families and children. Kara specializes in working with families and children that have been involved in the foster care/adoption system. She has been a private practice home and community-based therapist for over 7 years, throughout Northeast Kansas. Kara has vast experience working with families in conflict and those that are involved in high volatile domestic situations, by providing direct services and mediation between parties. Kara was previously the CEO of a non-profit organization that specialized in the safety of children. These were families involved in high conflict cases by providing supervised visitation assigned by the courts, monitored exchanges of children between parents and supervised a Batterers Intervention Program. She has supervised several BSW and MSW interns throughout her career. She provides services such as parent support, case management, advocacy, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy. Kara is a strong advocate for working on the issues and strengths within the family to avoid family disruptions and conflict.
Carrie Hatch, LMFT
Carrie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University, and she is currently perusing her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University New England. Carrie has experience working with children, teens, and adults who have experienced complex traumas and attachment injuries. She specializes in anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, gender, identity, addiction, eating disorders and family therapy. Carrie views interpersonal relationships as powerful contributors to our overall mental health and recognizes the meaningful ways they affect us. Her way of being creates a space where people are safe to be their authentic self and to speak their truth.
Leslie Jolitz, LCPC, LPC, NCC
Leslie is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Kansas, a National Certified Counselor, and an LPC in Missouri and Mississippi. She received her Master’s and Education Specialist degrees in Counseling from Pittsburg State University. Leslie has worked with all ages in both clinical and school settings. Areas of counseling interest include behavior modification, social skills improvement and development, anxiety/ fears and stress management, life change and transitions, parenting skills and support, coping skills and personal growth as well as other mental health and social factors that challenge individuals and their families. Leslie often incorporates play and art in sessions as a way for children and adolescents to communicate and express themselves. With positive support from the therapeutic experience, Leslie believes people can become aware of and recognize their thoughts and behaviors, allowing growth and change to take place.
Rebecca Kline Toy, LCMFT, DBFT
Rebecca is a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through the University of Nebraska. She has worked with children, adolescents, and families for 7 years through in-home, residential, and community mental health center services. The majority of her work has focused on trauma, its effects on the individual as well as the family system, and helping families heal. Rebecca joined KidsTLC in 2009 and has provided individual, family, and group therapies to children and teens in crisis. She currently serves as the Clinical Manager for the Behavioral Health program, continuing outpatient service with youth and families as well as providing clinical supervision and program oversight to other clinicians. Rebecca is looking forward to growing service accessibility to the under- and uninsured families in the greater community. She is also excited about ongoing specialization with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and providing specialized services to adolescents with chronic emotional dysregulation and safety concerns.
Joseph Wilner, LCP
Joseph is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist in the state of Kansas. His education includes a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Saint Mary and a Masters in Liberal Arts with a Concentration in Management and Leadership from Baker University. Joseph has worked with youth and young adults for nearly ten years helping then navigate life-transitions, build self-esteem, and cope with depression and anxiety. He has training and experience working in community mental health centers, juvenile corrections, private practice, and inpatient psychiatric facilities. He utilizes a strengths-based approach incorporating principles from solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and positive psychotherapy. Joseph is also an adjunct faculty member at Kansas City Kansas Community College and Southern New Hampshire University where he teaches courses in Psychology and Adolescent Growth and Development.