A Blue Earth County woman has been named as the new director of Family and Individual Counseling Services at Catholic Charities of Southern Minnesota. Kristine Madsen, a native of Mapleton, was recently appointed to fill the position.
Madsen has more than 30 years of experience working with individuals and families to help reduce the negative impact and trauma of mental illness and has worked for Catholic Charities as a licensed independent clinical social worker since 2012.
Madsen earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mankato State University and also obtained a Masters in social work from the University of St. Thomas and the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul.
Her areas of expertise include adolescent health, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma and substance abuse services.
She has worked for LeSueur, Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties for 18 years, giving her extensive experience on what types of services are available.
Catholic Charities serves the 20 Southernmost Counties of Minnesota, with offices in Winona, Rochester, Mankato, Worthington, Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna.