Supervisors

HELPING CHILDREN TRANSITION AS THEIR FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGE

Supervisors

Halee Brockus, LSCSW, LCSW
Parenting Time Supervisor and Therapist

 

Halee began her career in the social service field upon graduating in May of 2007 with dual Bachelors of Science Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice.  During this time, Halee worked with children, adolescents, young adults,  and their families across various settings.  Services includes mental health case management, collaborating and assisting needs in the school enviorment, navigating the juvenile justice system, conflict resolution, behavior modification, improving family dynamic, and much more.

 

Halee graduated in May of 2012 with her Master’s in Social work, becoming licensed at the clinical level in both Kansas and Missouri, in 2015. During this time, and presently,  Halee works with those facing the most difficult aspects of mental illness at a state psychistric facility.  In this role,  Halee serves as a team lead,  organizing a multiple disciplinary team, providing individual and group psychotherapy,  completing various diagnistics and assessments, as well as developing teatment and behavioral modifications plans. Halee assists her patients in managing conflict,  promoting behavior change, symptom management, as well as recognizing and building upon their strengths.

 

Halee has future plans to continue her education to ensure best practice for meeting client needs. Her goals include obtaining her Clinical Addiction Counselor license and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist at both the individual and family level.

 

In her free time, Halee enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys,  unapologetically taking excessive pictures; as well as creating fun adventures through camping, fishing, family game night, and so much more. Halee also enjoys relaxing down time to read a good book, soak in a hot bath, bake a delicious treat, cook a new meal, exorbitantly decorating the family home for all holidays, and over indulging on most anything Disney or on the Hallmark channel.

Doug Hickman, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Ashley Johnson, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Ashley Johnson graduated with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Kansas in May 2007.  Over the past 11 years, Ashley has gained experience working with children and families through a variety of settings including foster care, child abuse and neglect investigations, adoption, and in-home services.  Ashley currently serves as Family Services Manager at Cornerstones of Care  where she provides supervision to staff and works with families who are struggling with safely alleviating challenging situations.

 

Ashley’s passion is working with children and families to ensure the safety of children, promote healthy families, and encourage self-sufficiency.  Ashley is trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, the Sanctuary Model, and Solution Based Case Work.

Lauren Kuebelbeck, LBSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Lauren has always had a passion for helping people and working with children. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Lindenwood University in 2018, where she graduated Cum Laude and earned the Social Work Student of the Year award. During her time in college, Lauren worked with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through a women’s shelter, as well as a court advocate for crime victims. Directly after graduation, Lauren began employment with The Department for Children and Families conducting investigations. Lauren recently accepted a new role as a Family First Case Manager through DCF and will be working to connect families with services and advocating for them. Lauren has a strong passion for her work with children and will always strive to advocate for children’s safety first and foremost.

Lauren’s future plans include earning her master’s degree in social work with an emphasis in administration. Lauren hopes to create positive changes within the child welfare system on the macro level and bring examples from her front-line experience to help brainstorm new ideas to best ensure children’s safety and happiness, for the ever-changing world we live in.

On her days off, you can find Lauren hanging out with her dogs, Millie and Boo, and her husband, going to the dog park, camping, or just binge-watching Netflix at home. Lauren loves taking on DIY projects, family game nights, traveling whenever possible, and shopping until she drops.

DaLisha Marshall, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor and Therapist

 

DaLisha graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Park University in 2014 and went on the further her education by attaining her Masters Degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas in 2016. She is licensed to practice in both Kansas and Missouri. Her social work background includes working with the foster care/adoption system, child protection, child advocacy, case management, children’s mental health, and Medical Social Work.

 

DaLisha is passionate about the well-being of children and families and also women’s rights. She plans to further her skill set by completing Clinical Licensure and EMDR Therapy Training.

 

In her free time, DaLisha enjoys traveling, DIY projects, garage sales,  shopping, spending time with family/friends, and trying new restaurants.

Shannon Mullican, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

Laura Rose, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Laura graduated with her Masters in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 2014 and she is currently licensed in Kansas. After graduating, Laura started her professional career as a social worker conducting investigations with The Department for Children and Families. Laura continues to provide assessments for families and advocating for family growth through DCF. Laura is passionate about providing safe places for children and families to discuss their worries, strengths, and goals.

 

Outside of work, Laura is an avid traveler. Her favorite places she has traveled are Ireland, Romania, and Italy. She hopes to go to Costa Rica and Nicaragua as her next international stops. She also loves a good book, spoiling her nieces and nephews, restoring antique pieces, and exploring Kansas City.

Marci Watkins, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor

 

Marci graduated with her Masters in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2014.  She is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas.  After graduation, Marci began her work in a Level 1 Trauma hospital in Kanas City.   Her passion is working with those experiencing homelessness and also the improvement of health outcomes using social work interventions.  Marci has also worked in the areas of domestic violence, hospital psychiatric inpatient care for children, and community mental health facilities.

 

Her favorite things to do outside of work is riding in her convertible with the top down and music playing, home decorating, shopping, and playing with her doggies.

Betsy Wilson, LMSW
Parenting Time Supervisor