HELPING CHILDREN TRANSITION AS THEIR FAMILY DYNAMICS CHANGE
Naomi Cataudella, LSCSW
Director of Service Provision and Program Development
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.
Halee Brockus, 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.
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.