Counseling Staff

Dubuque Office

Lynne Lutze, Ph.D., LMHC

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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. 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

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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 with over 30 years of experience. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Iowa. Lori provides therapy to individuals, couples, children and families in the Decorah office. Lori utilizes a client-centered and strengths based approach incorporating a cognitive behavioral and solution focused style, that also includes mindfulness. Additionally, she is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, and Gottman Level I and II. She also spends time in three local parochial schools providing clinical support to students and works closely with schools to provide consultation to teachers and staff. Lori is also a certified trainer in Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and the Nurtured Heart Approach© (NHA) and facilitates multiple training opportunities across the Archdiocese.

Lori is available to schedule clients on Mondays, Thursday afternoons and evenings, and Friday mornings.



Mason City Office


Waterloo Office


Rachel Blough

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Rachel Blough is a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with over 13 years of experience working with families, individuals, and youth. She received her Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and her Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Rachel has a genuine compassion for serving and responding in love to others. Rachel is a training professional for the Nurtured Heart Approach and is trained to use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). She has led family engagement trainings and sessions, and likes to use creative methods in her approach with clients such as sand play, art, and talk therapy. Rachel is thoughtful, genuine, and understanding with an array of tools to offer clients during counseling sessions.


Ames Office

Lisa Turner, L.M.F.T.
Clinical Director

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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.