Rachel Follett-Graney

Rachel Follett-Graney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in child development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rachel is a Certified Child Life Specialist and has worked in the Child Life field since 2013. Rachel also has experience as a case manager in community based and refugee resettlement agencies. […]

Corey Poedtke

Corey Poedtke is a dedicated graduate-level intern studying Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT). With a decade of experience working alongside individuals, families and children, he has gained extensive knowledge in various settings, including schools, homes, and communities. Corey’s expertise lies in providing strength-based supports to his clients, focusing on their unique abilities, interests and strengths. […]

Braeden Kempf

Braeden Kempf earned a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Braeden has worked primarily with children and teens in an acute inpatient psychiatric setting. She is passionate about working with youth who are experiencing mental health challenges affecting their participation in meaningful daily activities. Prior to becoming an Occupational Therapist, Braeden […]

Elizabeth Schlitz, MS

Liz Schlitz graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Counseling Psychology with a focus on School Counseling. Prior to joining FLYY, she worked as a School Counselor for nine years. During her time ​within​ the school system Liz developed a passion for partnering with youth and their caregivers to support the social emotional growth and well-being of […]

Kaitlin Hardin, APSW

Kaitlin Hardin began her career in 2013 as a school social worker in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Her students ranged from high school to elementary ages, with the majority of her work being at the middle school level. Kaitlin has experience working in a variety of capacities at Goodman Community Center, Domestic Abuse Intervention […]

April Goss, BS, SAC-IT

April Goss has over a decade of working in the mental health and substance use fields. She graduated from Marian University with her Bachelors in psychology and is currently licensed as a substance abuse counselor in training (SAC-IT). April also has her grief support specialist certificate through UW Madison. Early in her career, April worked […]

Psychotherapist / Trauma Specialist

Job Description:  Forward Learning Youth & Young Adults (FLYY) is seeking a part-time or full-time Psychotherapist/Trauma Specialist with a passion for supporting youth and young adults. The ideal candidate will have experience in serving the LGBTQIA community and providing gender-affirming care to members of the transgender and nonbinary (TGNB) community. Responsibilities include providing a continuum […]

Service Facilitator/Skills Coach

OVERVIEW: Forward Learning Youth & Young Adults (FLYY) is seeking a full-time Service Facilitator/Individual Skills Coach to provide services for clients enrolled in the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program. This role requires someone to work as both a Service Facilitator (case manager) and teach skills for individuals between the age range of 6-35. The Service […]


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Nicole Stubbe, MS MFT-IT

Nicole is a born and raised Wisconsin-ite who has lived and worked in different areas of the state. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Creative Writing at UW- Eau Claire and spent several years working in the mental health field before going back and completing her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy […]

Nate Olson, LMFT

Nate Olson’s interests and experiences include outdoor education, indigenous traditions and ceremony, community living, men’s support groups, working with the prison population, and hospice volunteering. Nate graduated from Edgewood College’s Marriage and Family Therapy program in 2017 during which time he interned at The Family Center in Madison, Wisconsin.  His supportive style is positive, experiential, […]

Erica Lancaster, MA, LPC

Erica Lancaster has worked with young adults and adults in many capacities over the past decade- leading wilderness trips, post-wilderness therapeutic work, emergency psychiatric services, community mental health, and her therapy private practice. Erica earned her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. She […]

Kitty Hall, MSW

Kitty Hall grew up in a rural area of Wisconsin and has found a home in the Madison area for many years. Supporting at risk children, youth and families has always been her passion. Originally earning her Bachelor of Social Welfare degree at UW Madison, she later returned to earn her Master of Social Work […]

Kate Essenburg, LCSW

Kate Essenburg holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked as a therapist since 2017. Kate’s experience primarily comes from working with kids, teens and families experiencing crisis and trauma. Kate takes a strengths based, person centered approach to her work with clients, often incorporating mindfulness practices and somatic-based […]

Sam Contreras, SAC-IT

Sam Contreras graduated from Edgewood College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical and Substance Abuse Counseling Psychology along with Human Services. He has worked in both Dublin, Ireland at Coolmine Therapeutic Communities and in Madison, Wisconsin at Connections Counseling, serving clients of all ages, races, genders, and other intersectional identities.  In order to help clients […]

Jessi Sweazy, LCSW

Jessi Sweazy has worked as a social worker in a variety of settings since 2005. These environments include residential treatment, home-based services, and community outreach. During her tenure as a social worker, she has served a diverse range of clients including system-involved youth and their families, homeless youth and young adults, and at-risk mothers.  Jessi […]

Tarek Said

Tarek Said has managed operations at several small and large nonprofit organizations and has a lengthy track record for helping a variety of progressive organizations reach their goals. He credits his professional career to a four-year stint of institutional fundraising at the YMCA of the USA in Chicago, IL. While there, he worked closely with […]

Jordan Rozeske, MSW, LCSW

Jordan Rozeske has worked in the mental health field in many different capacities since 2007. After receiving her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois,
 she moved to Colorado where she excelled and grew her professional acumen in the mental health field, ultimately becoming the Clinical Director and lead therapist for a […]

Lucy McLellan, LPC, RDT-BCT

Lucy McLellan is a professional counselor and registered drama therapist with a passion for working with trauma. Lucy is committed to supporting clients as they navigate the impact of harmful gender scripts, and sexual and domestic violence. She also specializes in maternal mental health and places attachment patterns and strategies at the heart of her […]


What is CCS? How do I enroll myself or someone else? The majority of our participants are funded through the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) program. CCS is a voluntary, community-based program funded by the State of Wisconsin and operated by the Dane County Department of Human Services. The CCS program offers a wide array of psychosocial rehabilitation […]

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