Lynne Lutze, Ph.D., LMHC
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for the State of Iowa. I received my Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I received my Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Theraplay, Breakthrough Parenting, and Gottman Level I and I. I have been practicing in the mental health industry for approximately 20 years. I have worked both in private and agency settings working with people of all age levels and backgrounds. As the Clinical Director for Catholic Charities, I supervise a professional staff of counselors and social workers. I have extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families, struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, and life circumstances. I often incorporate a holistic approach. I listen non-judgmentally and empower personal growth and change in your life and relationships. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you in your time of need.
Angella M. Link, M.A., L.M.S.W.
Counselor/Adoption Search Coordinator
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 G. Mahoney, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.
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, L.M.H.C, I.A.D.C.
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.
Ashley Earll, L.M.S.W.
Ashley joined Catholic Charities in August 2017. She has her Master’s degree in Social Work from Clarke University. She provides support to students at two parochial schools within the Archdiocese and in addition, provides counseling to individuals of all ages in the Dubuque office. Ashley enjoys working with individuals who want to work towards personal growth and change in a variety of areas including self-esteem, depression, anxiety, stress, and overall personal, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
Lori Eastwood, L.I.S.W.
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
Sr. Rita Cameron, P.B.V.M.
Sister Rita has her Master’s degree in School Guidance and Counseling from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota, and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northern State University. Sr. Rita has worked in public school settings in South Dakota, Catholic Schools in Mason City and Dubuque, Iowa, and has also worked with college students as a member of the Campus Ministry staff at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. Sister Rita enjoys working with people of all ages who are looking for ways to learn and grow as they work through difficulties in their lives.
Sr. Rita’s office hours are Tuesday-Friday from 8:00-4:00 and can be reached at 641-424-9683.
Sr. Rita Menart, PBVM
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.
Mary Jo Pfeifer Wulf, MS. Ed., L.M.H.C.
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, L.M.F.T.
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.