Family Solutions Services, Inc. works hard to provide exceptional counseling to each person that comes into our offices. We realize each situation is unique and each person has their own experiences and strengths to draw from. We are proud to have the following professionals on our staff to better serve you.
Doris Wallenburg LISW | Orange City, Le Mars, Cherokee
Psychotherapy and counseling is a way to examine a person’s life story and to assist them in identifying how past and current thought processes and experiences affect relationships, decision-making skills, coping skills, and personal well-being. Many people are seeking meaning and healing for their lives. I work collaboratively with clients to identify and develop goals that are specific to their individual needs. I utilize an integrated approach to assist clients in identifying and building upon their personal strengths. I assist clients in developing coping skills, problem-solving techniques, and positive thought and behavior patterns. Trained and experienced in the following modalities, Lifespan Integration Therapy, Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, I provide therapy and counseling with a calm and accepting approach. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I graduated from the University of Nebraska in Dec 2008 with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work. I obtained my LISW in May of 2011.
Jennie Karnish, LMHC | Orange City, Le Mars, Cherokee
After I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology/Criminal Justice from Northwestern College, I discovered my passion for taking a hands-on approach in working with people. I then went on to graduate school and I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. I have a passion for helping empower clients and I work in collaboration with clients in developing goals that are specific to their needs. I have experience working with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing complex trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, substance abuse problems, relationship issues, transitional issues, sexual abuse, anger management, grief/loss, ADHD, and gender dysphoria. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I have training in LBGTQ Cultural Competency, Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I offer individual, couples, and family therapy sessions. I have experience working with the Department of Human Services. I provide therapy services with a calm and accepting approach.
Kim De Vries, LISW | Sioux City, Le Mars
I grew up and attended college in the Siouxland area. I received my undergraduate degree from Briar Cliff University and my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Nebraska in Omaha. I have my independent Social Work license in Iowa and Nebraska. I have over 25 years of clinical experience working in many different settings. I have worked in inpatient psychiatric facilities, have experience working in chemical dependency and with dual diagnosis. I have extensive experience and particularly enjoy working with adolescents and their complex issues. My work with adolescents has been in residential treatment, alternative school programs, crisis intervention, partial hospitalization and outpatient counseling. My work with adolescents involves special emphasis with the entire family. Other areas of experience include issues of anxiety and depression, anger management, ADHD, oppositional defiance, grief and loss, women’s issues, relationship difficulties and couples issues, trauma and abuse. There is no greater satisfaction in my profession than to empower individual to identify and utilize their strengths.
Michelle (Chelle) Jones, LISW | Sioux City
I grew up in Sioux City, Iowa where I graduated from high school. I attended Briar Cliff University and graduated from there in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work. I have worked in several different social services settings including: residential treatment facilities and managing before/after school programs for children. I began my graduate studies program at the University of Omaha, Nebraska. I graduated from the University of Omaha in 2009 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work while working at the alternative school in Sioux City, working as an in-home counselor, and providing family therapy. Today I am an Independently Licensed Social Worker (LISW). I provide therapy and counseling services with a calm and accepting approach. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I enjoy incorporating play in my work with children.
Kelli Pierce, LMHC | Sioux City, Le Mars
I have grown up and lived in the Siouxland area my entire life. I graduated high school from a small town in Nebraska and graduated from college at Wayne State with both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
I have enjoyed working with a large variety of individuals and couples as a therapist. My experience ranges from working with addiction, couples, families, men, women, intellectual limitations, teenagers, and some identifying to be of the LGBTQ community.
I believe many of our views are shaped from our experiences from our childhood and this dictates our behavior. I want to help people understand the connection between their thoughts and feelings to their behavior. In turn, the hope is that they will be able to identify their thoughts and feelings before negative behavior is exhibited. Through this process, an increase in self awareness and effective communication is established.
Lisa J. Smith, LMSW | Orange City, Le Mars
I enjoy walking alongside of my clients in order to aid them in developing positive thought processes and behavior patterns by identifying positive qualities they possess while navigating past and current life events that impact them. I have experience working with individuals who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, attachment disorders, substance abuse problems, relationship issues. I have assisted helping kids, adolescents, adults, families, and couples using Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Theraplay, Play Therapy, Client Centered Approaches, and Motivational Therapy. I provide counseling through a calm and caring approach meeting each individual where they are during each session. I received my Masters of Clinical Social work in May 2017 from the University of New England. I obtained my LMSW in May of 2017.
Jen Den Boer, LMSW
I received my bachelors degree from Dordt College in May 2017, and I attended Arizona State University for my Master’s degree and complete my program in May of 2018. Upon graduation, I became a licensed master level social worker. I have experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. I have a broad range of experiences that have shaped me into the social worker I am today. This includes working in a residential treatment facility with children and families, providing respite and supported community living services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, facilitating case management services in a domestic violence shelter, and providing therapy in an outpatient setting. I have experience working with trauma, anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues. I have received training in the following treatment modalities: CBT, TF-CBT, Parent child interaction therapy, and I am currently receiving training in synergetic play therapy. I meet clients and families where they are at and provide an open and caring environment to help clients grow and learn.