Heart and Solutions LLC Partners with Foundation 2

Heart and Solutions is excited to announce a new partnership with Foundation 2 and their J-FAST program! 

Foundation 2 is a nonprofit human service agency that provides crisis prevention and intervention for a variety of individuals. Foundation 2 is committed to promoting positive youth development, suicide prevention, and safe community development. One of the many services that Foundation 2 provides is their Juvenile and Family Assistance and Stabilization Track (J-FAST). 

J-FAST is a part of Foundation 2’s Mobile Crisis Outreach program that works with Linn County families of youth (ages 5-17) at risk of hospitalization, committal, or residential placement. This program is designed to help parents or school staff when youth are struggling with mental health concerns, substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, or violent behaviors.

As a partner with Foundation 2, Heart and Solutions is able to provide outpatient therapy services to youth and families who access J-FAST and Mobile Crisis Outreach services and join Foundation 2’s mission to create safe communities! 

Written by Colleen Grote on December 15, 2019.

Dr. Colleen Grote is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Colleen is the Heart and Solutions' vice president in charge of the therapy department. Colleen joined the Heart and Solutions' team in 2015. Colleen completed her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision with a focus on trauma and crisis response from Walden University. Previously, Colleen attended Iowa State University where she received her B.S. in Psychology. Colleen also attended Western Illinois University where she earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Colleen uses a variety of approaches to work with children as young as age 3 and their families. Colleen uses a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work which include trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and EMDR. Colleen has a passion for working with survivors of physical and sexual abuse, individuals who are in adoptive or foster care settings, and children and families who have endured other traumatic events or difficult life adjustments.

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