Ashtin Green, LPC
Ashtin Green is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She began her work with The Family Center in 2010. Ashtin is currently certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and personally specializes in working with children and adolescents. Her focus revolves around trauma, including sexual abuse, physical abuse, and family violence.
Rachel List, LPC
Rachel graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, MA with a Masters of Science degree in Art Therapy and Mental Health Counseling in 2003. She is licensed as a LPC in the state of Colorado and has been practicing at The Family Center for over 7 years. She is extensively trained in TF-CBT, play therapy, art therapy, rapid resolution therapy, and trauma. She also has training in faith-based therapy. Rachel works with clients of all ages but loves working with young children and adolescents.
Bobbi Polkinghorn, LPC
Bobbi started at The Family Center in January 2009. Her credentials include: MA, MA, LPC. Her modalities include somatic experiencing, Trauma-Focused CBT, and group work with process interventions. Her specialties include trauma and recovery, family and domestic violence, incest, safe parenting, anxiety, and depression for individuals, couples and families in both individual and group contexts.
Jennifer Ledbetter, BA
Jennifer has been at The Family Center since June of 2015. She is part of the Life Skills and Family Preservation team. She has had training in Beyond Consequences Parenting and implements the practices with her clients to help create a new style of parenting. Jennifer most enjoys working with children because of their imagination and the simple fact that they are just fun to be around. She plans on returning to school and receiving her masters degree in the future.
Kristi Foss, BSSW
Kristi has worked with victims of sexual abuse for over 20 years. She is an SOMB treatment provider for adult sex offenders and specializes in couples therapy and reunification therapy for sex offenders and their families.
Aimee Davis, Intern
Aimee began her internship at the Family Center in January 2016. She is currently a Graduate student pursuing her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on addiction. She is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. She enjoys working with children and looks forward to working with those who are impacted by addiction.
Will Walls, LPC, LAC
Will has a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He is a Licensed Addiction Counselor and a nationally certified counselor. Will has spent the previous decade working with families, adolescents, and young adults as a counselor, a college professor, and a director of a local non-profit. He has extensive experience working with issues arising from substance abuse in individuals, families, and with children. Will has also spent years working with victims of abuse (domestic violence and various types of abuse of children and spouses). Will’s passion is to help people develop personally and to overcome obstacles so that they can achieve the healthiest lives and families possible.
Victoria Thomas, MA
Vicky is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She graduated with her Masters in Counseling from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health and Addictions Counseling. She will be eligible to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in May 2017 and is currently working towards becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor. Vicky has worked in the field for over 10 years. She has experience working with adolescents, adults and families struggling with addiction, grief & loss, sexual abuse, domestic violence, depression and anxiety.
Nick Pisano, BA
Nick began working at the family center on January 15, 2015. He is an in-home worker in the areas of Life Skills Parenting and Family Preservation. He works well with families in crisis and with healthy families to create their own child-centric parenting structure. Nick is very passionate about his families and works hard with them to achieve full reunification.
Lori Meister, BA
Lori has worked at The Family Center for going on 22 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Lori has worked in Family Preservation and Life Skills Parenting for the past 5 years. As a part of these in-home services, she specializes in sexual abuse, including sibling incest, family violence, and high conflict custody issues. Lori is also experienced in facilitating supervised visitation for registered sex offenders, as well as parents involved in high conflict custody cases.
Melanie Cansler, Office Manager
Melanie is The Family Center's glue. She is responsible for providing assistance and effectively coordinating the staff for smooth and accurate operations. Prior to coming to The Family Center, she spent 25 years in operations and management. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Lillian Granados, Intern
Lillian began her internship at The Family Center in January 2017. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and is currently a Graduate student pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. Lillian has a passion for working with adolescents, but enjoys working with people of all ages.
Erin Currier, Intern
Erin is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an addictions emphasis. She is passionate about working with children and adolescents. She is interested in art therapy, experiential therapy, and TF-CBT. She is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado.
Ashley Smith, Intern
Ashley began her internship at the Family Center in January 2017. She is a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. She is currently a Graduate student pursuing her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis on addiction. She enjoys working with families and people of all ages and walks of life