Clinical Team

Our passionate team walks hand-in-hand with our clients.
With different experiences, cultural backgrounds and expertise, our care team is able to understand and address the unique needs of each client. We leverage our staff’s institutional knowledge and local understanding to best support our clients and match them with the therapist most appropriate for their unique situation. All Forward therapists have a master’s degree in counseling, psychology, social work or a related helping field, with most specializing in trauma.
ADAM WOEHLKECLINICAL DIRECTOR

Adam Woehlke, MA, LCPC is an experienced clinical professional who has worked in the field of community mental health for over 12 years. Adam has experience in clinical practice as well as research and program development and is passionate about helping all people live their best lives. He believes all people should have access to high-quality mental health services.

KAITLIN MAEDGE, MA, LPCCLINICAL SUPERVISOR - EBI PROGRAMS

Service Specialty: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Care

Kaitlin is one of the Clinical Supervisors. she supervises therapists in the Evidence-Based Intervention programs which include Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Nurturing Parenting Program and Child Parent Psychotherapy. Kaitlin also supervises therapists in the Southern Illinois Violence Prevention Program and DCFS counseling contract. Kaitlin has six years of professional experience including working with children, teens, adults and families experiencing trauma, substance use, depression, anxiety and behavioral concerns.

Kaitlin has her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Kaitlin loves spending time with family, Netflix, doing activities outside, gardening, continuing learning experiences and loving on her pet c

FEDERICO PAROLA, ALMFTCLINICAL INTERN SUPERVISOR

Service Specialty: Family-Focused Therapy

Federico Parola is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with three years of professional experience. He works with children, families and couples utilizing Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and believes in the importance of helping an individual by acknowledging and addressing problems within the family structure.

Federico graduated from St. Louis University with a master’s degree in Medical Marriage and Family Therapy. He enjoys playing volleyball, soccer and biking. Federico loves spending time with family and friends while barbecuing.

MARGARET SAMSON, MAPARENT EDUCATOR

Margaret Samson is one of the Parent Educators. She has a variety of experience to include working with children and working with the public sector. She plans to bring these talents to her current position. Margaret is excited to be a part of the Counseling CARE team and is enthusiastic about her new journey.

Margaret has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Education from Dominican University. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her son, friends and family. Margaret loves to try out new recipes, being outside, is a DIY crafter and a yoga enthusiast.

ERYNNE MORGANMental Health Therapist

I received my BA in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. I received my MS in Childhood and Developmental Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University in 2020. I am currently working on a Ph.D. in Psychology at Northcentral University. A fun fact about me is that I have a 9-year-old daughter, a dog named Mario, and a cat named Sky.

NICHOLAS HEPLER, ALMFTTHERAPIST

Service Specialty: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

Nicholas Hepler enjoys working with adolescents, couples and families. His treatment approach includes utilizing Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Attachment-Focused Therapy. Nicholas believes in the importance of self-care and regularly practices mindfulness meditation

Nicholas has recently graduated from St. Louis University with his master’s degree in Couples and Family Counseling. He and his wife have a two-year-old son. Nicholas and his family love to travel and host parties!

WYNDI ALLEN-TODDCLINICAL THERERAPIST

Service Specialty: Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Family Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions

Wyndi Allen-Todd specializes in working with individuals who have experienced abuse and other traumatic events. Her experience ranges from working with clients in the community, incarcerated, and homeless with severe mental health and substance use diagnoses, at risk children and families, victims of domestic violence, victims of human trafficking, and nonprofit community mental health. Her work with individuals from a wide range of experiences has given her a unique perspective when providing counseling.

Wyndi attended Liberty University where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in in Human Service Counseling with cognate in Marriage and Family. Wyndi also obtained an associate of science degree in Criminal Justice. She is a member of the American Association for Christian Counselors (AACC) and certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator.

Hannah RichBehaviroal Health, Mental Health Therapist TF-CBT

School Attended: Illinois Central College, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Degrees Obtained: Associate degree in Arts and Science, Bachelor degree in Social Work, Masters Degree in Social Work

Years of Service: 2 years

I have nine first cousins and I have twelve second cousins just on my moms side of the family. In my free time I like to hangout with my friends going thrifting, doing crafts and watching scary movies.

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