Counseling Staff

Dubuque Office

Lynne Lutze_Counseling Dubuque

Lynne Lutze, Ph.D., LMHC
Clinical Director

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Lynne has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and licensed as a Professional Counselor in Wisconsin.  She is trained in Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP), and is Breakthrough Parenting Certified.  Lynne has been in private practice with Crossroads in Dubuque since this group was established in 2006.  Previous to Crossroads, Lynne has worked at Platteville Family Resources, Gannon Center, and the University of Dubuque.  Additionally, Lynne has been adjunct professor at Northeast Iowa Community College and Clarke University. Lynne enjoys working with individuals of all ages who want to work toward personal growth and change, deal with depression or anxiety, or work through past trauma.

Angie Link_Dubuque Counselor

Angella M. Link, M.A., L.M.S.W.
Counselor/Adoption Search Coordinator

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Angie has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed master level social worker and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. She has been employed at Catholic Charities since 1994. Angie provides individual, marriage and family counseling. Examples of issues treated include: anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, grief/loss, relationship concerns, trauma and abuse recovery. Special interests include women’s issues, depression and anxiety. Angie is committed to helping people restore hope and healing to their lives. In addition to her counseling duties, Angie coordinates Catholic Charities’ Post Adoption Search program.

Amy Mahoney_Dubuque Counselor

Amy G. Mahoney, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.

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Amy has been working at Catholic Charities as a therapist since 2004. She enjoys providing counseling to individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, grief and relationship issues. Prior to working at Catholic Charities she was a mental health Counselor at Backbone Area Counseling Center in Manchester, Iowa. Amy has her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loras College and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Amy schedules clients on Mondays from 12:30 – 8:00 pm and Tuesday – Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (4:00 pm appointments upon request).

Todd Ostwinkle_Dubuque Counselor

Todd Ostwinkle, L.M.H.C, I.A.D.C.

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Todd joined Catholic Charities in March 2015.  He has his Master’s degree in General Psychology from Loras College in Dubuque and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa.  Additionally, he is certified as an International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC).  Todd works with individuals seeking improvement of their mental or emotional wellness.  This includes anxiety, depression, grief, and other various issues. Prior to working at Catholic Charities, Todd worked as a counselor at Substance Abuse Services Center for 6 years.  Following, he worked with Hillcrest Family Services as a crisis counselor and general therapist.  Todd joined Catholic Charities eager to support wellness, change, and recovery.


Decorah Office

Lori Eastwood_Decorah Counselor

Lori Eastwood, L.I.S.W.

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Lori has been a counselor with Catholic Charities since January 2005. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa. Lori provides therapy to individuals, couples, and families in the Decorah office. She also spends time between four local parochial schools providing clinical support to students and consultation to teachers and staff. Additionally, Lori is a certified trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approach© and is a trained independent facilitator of ‘Becoming a Love and Logic Parent’ and facilitates multiple classes each year in three counties. Lori is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  She works closely with other agencies in Decorah and attends local meetings that advocate for the needs of families from preventative services to providing aid for meeting basic needs. 

Lori schedules clients on Mondays, Wednesday afternoons and evenings, Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings.


Mason City Office

Mason City Counselor
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Waterloo Office

Rita Menart_Waterloo Hispanic Counselor

Sr. Rita Menart, PBVM

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Sister Rita is a Sister of the Presentation.  She began working with Catholic Charities as a therapist in March of 2012.  Rita has a master´s degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology and licensure as a mental health counselor in Iowa.   She counsels in both English and Spanish.  Sr. Rita is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Her interest is to help families, individuals and groups reduce violence and stress through counseling and education.

Sr. Rita counsels in Marshalltown and New Hampton on alternating Tuesdays, and in Williams and Waterloo on alternating Thursdays. She also counsels in Waterloo on Mondays and Wednesdays.  


Ames Office

Mary Jo Pfeiffer Wulf_Ames Counselor

Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf, MS. Ed., L.M.H.C.

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Mary Jo is a licensed mental health counselor with over 30 years of counseling experience. She received a Masters Degree in Counseling from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota and She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Solution Focused Therapy as well as many other approaches. Mary Jo enjoys working with individuals of all ages who want to work toward personal growth and change, deal with depression or anxiety, or work through past trauma. She also works with couples to improve their marital relationships.

Mary Jo schedules clients on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Lisa Turner_Ames Counselor

Lisa Turner, L.M.F.T.

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Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and PR from Biola University in La Mirada, California, where she also completed a minor in Bible. She received her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.  Lisa is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Iowa division). Lisa counsels from a Biblical perspective, helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, interpersonal/relationship issues, divorce/separation, and grief. She also works with those living with chronic mental illness.

Lisa schedules clients on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays.