HELPING CHILDREN TRANSITION AS THEIR FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGE
Naomi Cautadella, LMSW
Lead Therapist & Co-Parenting Program Co-Facilitator
Naomi graduated from the University of Kansas with her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2013. She went on to manage the bereavement programs for two hospices in the Kansas City area where she provided grief and loss counseling to bereaved individuals. She decided to begin working on her clinical licensure and went to work for a community Mental health center where she provided therapeutic services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in a correctional setting. From there Naomi went on to work as a family therapist for a Juvenile Correctional facility where she worked with juveniles and their families who have a wide range of dynamics, challenges and high conflict relationships. In 2019 Naomi came onto The Layne Project as a full time therapist and also co-facilitates the cooperative parenting program. Naomi is skilled and trained in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy and trauma informed care. Naomi is talented at providing creative solutions to difficult problems and tailoring treatment plans to meet individual needs.
Jaime Kernaghan, LMFT
Parenting Time Supervisor
Jaime graduated from the University of Kansas in 2000, with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University in 2006, and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has worked with children and families her entire career including as a preschool teacher, grief counselor, therapist, mediator and family assessor for the family court. She currently works as a Patient Advocate for children and their families.
Jaime’s true passion is working for the best interest of children. In her free time she enjoys advocating for homeless pets, reading and taking endless walks with her two dogs, as well as spending time with her family
Reanna Errebo, LMSW
Assistant Director of Supervised Services
Reanna received her Bachelors in Psychology from Greenville University and her Masters in Social Work from The University of Kansas. Reanna completed practicums at FosterAdopt Connect, where she worked in the licensing department with foster parents, and Children’s Mercy Hospital, where she worked in the emergency department with children and families.
When Reanna is not working with children and families, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and two dogs. Reanna is a huge Kansas City sports fan. She enjoys watching the Royals, Chiefs, and (even though she attended KU) is a K-State fan!
Thomas Hernandez, LMSW
Thomas Hernandez is a provisionally licensed social worker (LMSW) in KS and MO. He is currently working on his clinical licensure. Thomas attended MidAmerica Nazarene University for his bachelor’s degree and completed his degree is 2008. He also attended UMKC for his master’s degree in Social Work and completed it in 2017. Thomas has worked in the field of mental health and substance abuse since 2004. He served in the U.S. Army for 8 years and also provides services to Veterans and their families. Thomas’ Father and Grandfather are both combat veterans. Thomas specializes in trauma informed care, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
Theresa Heller, LMSW
Theresa graduated with her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Missouri. She went on to complete her Masters of Social Work at the University of South Carolina. Theresa spent a year working with families at risk for child abuse and neglect. She currently works as an advocate and therapist at a domestic violence shelter. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work and is working towards the clinical level of licensure. Her passion is working to empower the client and create a safe space for children and their families to interact. While not working, she enjoys running, baking, and spending time with babies-both children and dogs! Even though she lives in Kansas City now, she is from St. Louis and will always be a Cardinals fan. Go Cards!