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.
Kim De Vries, LISW | Sioux City
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.
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, LISW, Certified Juvenile Sexual Offending Counselor | 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.
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.
Kimber Patterson, LMSW | Orange City, Le Mars
I love helping people, there simply isn’t a better feeling than knowing I helped empower someone to make a positive change in their life or walked with them through a difficult situation. I have spent many years working with individuals that come from different walks of life, have different abilities, and different challenges.
This experience has led me to feel comfortable working with all age groups, families, and couples. I use a “help me understand approach” where the client is the driver and expert of their own life, and my role is to better understand them so I can support them as they work on their desires and goals. I also am a problem solver, and take a hands on approach to find concrete ways to overcome obstacles.
I have experience working with anxiety, borderline personality disorder, transitions, couples therapy, and grief/loss. I received my undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of South Dakota, and after several years in the field I went back to school and got my Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. I look forward to meeting you.
Bri Oetken, LMSW | Orange City, Le Mars
I completed my bachelors of social work from North Central University and completed my masters of social work with a trauma informed specialization from the University of Northern Iowa. I obtained my LMSW in May of 2021.
I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and their families who have experienced or are experiencing complex or acute trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, relationship problems, and trouble with emotional regulation.
I approach counseling through a trauma-informed lens while remaining client-centered to reach the client’s goals. Elements of body-centered psychotherapies, mindfulness, EMDR, nondirective play therapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, and somatic experiencing therapy are used in therapy. Through this, individuals build safety, re-connect the mind and the body, develop cognitive and somatic resiliency, and maintain heart rate control to process traumatic memories and reduce the effects of trauma on their life. This leads to decreased problematic behaviors and increased emotional regulation.
Tonya Mumm LMHC-t| Sioux City
I have lived in Sioux City four different times in my life, so far. I believe I am here for a reason. I graduated from Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School and then obtained my Bachelor of Art degree in Counseling Psychology from Morningside College. When I entered the homes as a BHIS worker of people who were in need of help and support, I quickly realized the demands were far, wide, and deep. It was placed in my heart that strengthening my education and experience was a necessity. I enrolled and graduated as an online student from Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, Arizona with my Master of Science in Professional Counseling. I attained my temporary license as a Mental Health Counselor in May of 2022.
As a therapist, I believe there is much potential to help as many people as I can through a person-centered approach. I enjoy the uniqueness of each client and co-discovering who they are and what it’s going to take for them to find peace and contentment in their lives. I offer an integrative style of therapy that will incorporate focusing on cognitive processes, patterns of emotional activity, and behavioral interactions. I believe it is important to align these interactions so the mind, body, and spirit can work together in cohesion. These areas of focus will be explored through CBT and mindfulness exercises, psycho-education, play therapy, goal development, trauma healing exercises, creating and visualizing, learning and refining communication and relationship qualities, and habit transformations. I look, forward to exploring what makes you, you and helping you find peace.
Amy Weyer LMSW | Orange City, LeMars
I grew up in Fargo, ND where I graduated from high school. I attended Minnesota State University of Moorhead and received my Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Throughout this time, I worked in various realms of social work including: in-home behavioral health, juvenile detention counseling, and case management. After moving to the NW Iowa area and working in the field for nearly a decade, I went back to school and completed my Master’s degree in Social Work through the University of South Dakota.
It is my experience that my clients know themselves better than anyone, they are their own (and my) best resource when it comes to treatment. I see therapy as a joint venture where our knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. I have experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced or are experiencing adjustment issues, trauma, anxiety, personality disorders, emotional regulation, ADHD, depression, and abuse. My passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience.