Child & Family Services of Saginaw

Staff & Clinicians

Regan Balcer, MSW – Clinician

Regan specializes in trauma resolution, stress management and symptom management.  As a therapist, Regan helps her clients learn trauma resolution, coping skills, distress tolerance skills and mindfulness skills to help work past traumas and decrease negative symptoms and emotions.  Regan is there to provide support and guidance to help clients achieve their goals and improve their overall mental health.

Annie Coker, LMSW, CTS – Sexual Assault Center Director

Annie is passionate about providing the best and most comprehensive care to victims of sexual assault in our community.  As the Director of the Center she oversees operations of the Sexual Assault Center and offers expert oversight regarding sexual assault/abuse treatment. Annie is dedicated to supporting and empowering people who have faced trauma and significant life changes and provides clinical services through our Counseling Center to a small group of clients who desire to emotionally heal and grow despite any barriers that may have been faced in their life.  Annie is trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Kristi Gregory, BA – Crisis Services Coordinator

Oversees the Victim Advocacy component of the Sexual Assault Center. Trains advocates and coordinates the 24/7/365 crisis intervention services. Acts as a link between the Nurse Examiner Program, local hospitals and law enforcement.

Ruth Kasper, LPC – Clinician

Ruth has many years of experience promoting social and emotional skills and nurturing healthy relationships within families. The focus of her work in the Sexual Assault Center is her passion to minimize the real and potential negative impact that the experience of sexual trauma can have upon a person’s life.

Through a strong relationship built on trust and mutual respect, Ruth utilizes trauma informed interventions to educate, support and empower individuals to fit the challenging and painful experience of sexual assault into a bigger life story. This story will express the voice of a unique, creative and powerful person. It will reflect the bravery of one who has taken the courageous journey of healing and embraced a life filled with hope, peace, and joy.

Tracy Kaul, BS – Legal Advocate

Provides emotional support and advocacy to families dealing with the legal process. Attends court hearings/trials and acts as a collaborative link with law enforcement and the Prosecutor’s office on behalf of sexual assault victims. Also assists with filing Crime Victim Compensation paperwork and is a watch guard for victims’ rights.

Amanda Lorencz, LLMSW – Clinician

Amanda believes in the importance of creating a safe and supportive space for clients to feel comfortable by establishing genuine connections and normalizing their experiences. She feels that every survivor’s healing journey is unique to their circumstances and does not believe there is a right or wrong way to heal. Amanda feels passionate about incorporating self-compassion in her work, assisting clients in practicing self-kindness, recognizing they are not alone, and incorporating mindfulness into their daily lives. She uses various techniques and modalities typically derived from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and/or solution-focused therapy.

Amanda also provides group therapy within the agency and in collaboration with local schools and community partners. Amanda believes in the healing power of connections established through the group process.  She feels it is important to provide and facilitate empathic and supportive dialogue to promote group cohesion as well as increase awareness of individual strengths.

Windi Sterling, LLMSW – Clinician

Windi is passionate about bringing hope to clients and assisting each individual with navigating their own unique path toward healing. She utilizes a person-centered approach, working with the client to create a strong therapeutic alliance and increase the client’s sense of self-worth and use of self-compassion. Windi typically incorporates trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy methods in sessions, but she also uses DBT skills, music therapy exercises, and mindfulness intervention techniques.