About Us:

Since, 2006, Community and Family Services provides family-based services across several different counties in the state of Minnesota. Services include: Family Group Decision Making (FGDM), Assisting families while in Family Dependency Treatment Court through FGDM Services, Youth in Transition Conferences, Family Mediation, and Family Based Services. 


“We are dedicated to providing community and family services to support and empower families, most importantly working together as a team to strengthen families by helping them make positive life choices.”

Debbie Kasper

M.S., LPC

Lacy Hansen

B.S.

Tiffany Nosser

B.A. 

Debbie Kasper has her M.S. in Applied Psychology from St. Cloud State University.  Debbie is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy.  Debbie Kasper has received training as a Family Group Decision Making Coordinator/Facilitator from the Center for Law and Leadership, William Mitchell College of Law in February 2000.  Debbie Kasper has received certification as a qualified neutral under rule 114 of the MN general rules of practice from the Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution, Hamline University Law and Graduate School.  She has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and their families providing Family Group Decision Making, Youth in Transition Conferences and Family Based Counseling.  She has worked in a variety of settings including, adolescent group homes, sexual assault centers and day treatment providing individual, family and group therapy.  Debbie has attended both International and National FGDM Conferences. Debbie has coordinated and facilitated over 600 FGDM/YIT Conferences in several different counties across the state of Minnesota. 

Lacy graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in December, 2010. Lacy coordinates and facilitates FGDM/YIT Conferences and completed the Family Group Decision Making Training through the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System.  Lacy charts strengths and concerns and assists families in preparing future-focused plans to resolve issues and create support plans.  Lacy maintains a team approach working with families, social workers, guardians ad litem and other services providers.  Lacy works with families helping them develop plans around support, reunification and permanency.

Tiffany Nosser has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington.  She has worked as a Youth Placement Specialist and Youth Counselor at a residential treatment program.  Tiffany has facilitated a number of different parenting classes, including “Becoming a Love and Logic Parent”.  She has been a foster parent for newborns through adolescents.  Her strengths come from the diversity of her experiences in dealing with children and adults.  Tiffany currently coordinates and facilitates Family Group Decision Making Conferences and completed the Family Group Decision Making Training through the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System. 

PROVIDING: FAMILY GROUP DECISION MAKING (FGDM), PERSONS IN RECOVERY AND YOUTH IN TRANSITION (YIT) CONFERENCES, FAMILY-BASED COUNSELING AND FAMILY-BASED LIFE MANAGEMENT SKILLS SERVICES, MEDIATION, SUPERVISED VISITATIONS AND PARENT EDUCATION.

Diana Kasper

Ed.D.

Diana Kasper has her Doctorate in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. She completed the Family Group Decision Making Coordinator/Facilitator Training through the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System in 2004.  Dr. Kasper has 34 years of work experience in public education which began as a classroom teacher in District 742, St. Cloud, Minnesota in 1970 and then retired as the Director of Administrative Services for District 112, Chaska, Minnesota in 2004.  As Director of Administrative Services, Dr. Kasper was responsible for all human resource functions.  She was the chief negotiator for ten employee groups and the administrator for wages and benefits.  Dr. Kasper supervised the secondary principals in the district.  She participated on the University of Minnesota’s Licensure Panel serving as a Competency Assessor for the positions of Superintendent, Community Education Director and Principals. 

Lori Wells has her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from Bethel University.  Lori has completed the Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) Training through the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System in September, 2007. Lori has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of capacities. Lori spent nine years working as a supervisor in a residential treatment program.  She has worked with both staff and clients in a management position.  She is effective in assessment, developing treatment plans and assisting in implementing those plans.  She has mediated crisis situations and counseled with clients and their families.

Stefanie Okeson

MA, LPN 

Dina L. Nelson

M.A.

Stefanie completed her Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at the Adler Graduate School in Richfield, Minnesota. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Community Psychology from St. Cloud State University, and began her professional work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the St. Cloud School District. Stefanie is currently employed as a Behavior Interventionist with the St. Cloud School District, assisting staff and students to create and implement social, emotional and behavioral interventions which supports student success in the classroom and employed as an in-home family counselor through Community and Family Services. Stefanie is a compassionate, creative and holistic individual, and is available to work with clients of all ages, children to adults, as well as working with couples and families. Stefanie is especially passionate about working with children and teenagers, and believes in the importance of valuing each child as an individual with unique strengths, needs, interests and skills. Stefanie helps clients with issues of: anxiety, depression, body image, bullying, self-esteem, school or college transitions, relationships and parenting education. During in-home therapy work, Stefanie also assists families in the transition process of working towards healthy reunification when children have been placed out of the home for a time.

Dina Nelson graduated in 2003 from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with her B.S. in Psychology. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in August 2011 from St. Mary’s University. Dina is completing her final year of her Doctorate program in Psychology at St. Mary’s University. This past year Dina has provided psychotherapy to children in the Princeton School district as a school therapist. Prior to working in Princeton, Dina provided in-home family based therapeutic services through Community and Family Services while attending school (for six years). Dina has a diverse background of working and feeling comfortable providing therapy to a diverse set of clients. Her training has included a practicum working with sex offenders, victims of sexual abuse, trauma focused therapy, couples therapy, a practicum working at St. Cloud State Counseling Center and a practicum providing psychological assessments.  She has also worked extensively with women and children as an advocate and counselor in a women’s abuse shelter and at a youth residential treatment center.  Dina strives to provide therapy to families, couples and children striving to understand the layers of their trauma and how to change their perspective and behaviors in order to live a more fulfilling life.

Lori Wells

B.A.

Danielle Fettig

B.A. 

Danielle Fettig graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice in May of 2010. Along with this Danielle also minored in Forensic Science. Danielle’s previous work experience includes working with adults who are chronic alcoholics, some with mental disabilities, in a group facility providing resident assistance and security. She also has experience working in a well-disciplined environment with inmates who have behavioral issues enforcing the regulations of the jail establishment. Danielle has over a year of experience working with troubled juveniles and adults breaking the law. She is also trained in First Aid/CPR and appropriate use of force.

Becca Schubert

B.A. 

Becca Schubert graduated from St. Cloud State University with her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community Psychology. She had an internship as a Child/Youth Advocate at Anna Marie’s Alliance. During her internship she was involved in the parenting group, and facilitating meetings with the mothers of the children. Becca has experience working with parents and children of all ages (1month to 18 years old) and has coordinated and helped facilitate a variety of educational and life skill programs with at-risk and underprivileged youth. Becca also has work experience of being a supervisor at Kid Camp and Dance Teacher at Just For Kix.

Nancy Kirchner

MSW, LICSW

Nancy graduated from the College of St. Benedict in 1994 with  degree in Social Work.  Nancy worked a variety of areas providing direct services to children in residential treatment and crisis shelter programs:  St. Joseph's Home for Children, Bar None, and Hennepin County Home School.  In 1998 Nancy began working as a Child Protection and Children's Mental Health Social Worker for Mille Lacs County.   While working full time she completed her Masters Degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Child Welfare in 2002 and continued to work at Mille Lacs County children's services until 2007  Nancy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and has been working at the VA in the Out Patient Mental Health Clinic since 2007.  Nancy enjoys the variety of services she provides to include individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy, case management, telephone consultation, and assistance with completion of advanced directives along with various other duties.   Nancy is certified in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint therapy for PTSD.  Nancy facilitates Dialect Behavioral Therapy Group and PTSD Relationships and Intimacy Group.    Nancy is also a trainer for Prevention and Management of Disruptive Behaviors for the entire VA.  Nancy enjoys working with Veterans; however, misses working with children and families.  She is available for evening and some weekends.  Nancy enjoys and is comfortable working with all age groups.