Meet our Therapy Team

Alison Koch, LMHC

No Medicare

  • Ages: Intake Clinician - N/A. For Ongoing Therapy: Clients age 8 and up.

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Intellectual Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma Informed Care

  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy.

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Amy Small, LISW

  • Ages: 3 and up (prefers children and adolescents).  

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Adjustment Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, LGBTQIA+, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Motivational Interviewing, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

Anna Murphy, LMHC

No Medicare

  • Ages: 13-18 involved with the Juvenile Probation System

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Play Therapy.

Becky Simoni, tLMHC and CADC

No Medicare

  • Ages: 13 and up. 

  •  Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Eating Disorders, Gambling, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, Sex Offenses, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association certification, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Interpersonal Therapy, Interpersonal Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Brianna Peterson, LISW

  • Ages: 5 and up

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Developmentally Delayed, Grief, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy, Strengths based Therapy, Solutions Focused Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Claire Tolstedt, LISW

  • Ages: Intake Clinician – N/A.  For Ongoing Therapy: Clients age 4 and up 

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy.

  • Therapy Approaches Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Daniel Harris, LISW

No Medicare

  • Ages: 11 and up

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Adjustment Disorders, Adolescents with Problematic Sexual Behaviors, Aging, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Chronic Health Issues, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Non-Abrahami/Pagan belief systems, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Religious Trauma, Substance Use Disorder, Terminally Ill, Transgender Individuals, Trauma Informed Care

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Bilateral Stimulation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), IFST, Interpersonal Therapy, Resiliency Building, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Kaitlyn Mockler, LMSW

No Medicare

  • Ages: 10 and up. 

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Adjustment Disorders, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Developmental Delays, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Strength Based Therapy.

Kara Hovland, LMHC, NCC, RPT

No Medicare

  • Ages: 3 and up (primarily ages 3 to 21).

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Adjustment Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Autism, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmentally Delayed, Grief, Intellectual Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Trauma Informed Care. 

  • Individual Therapy, Art Therapy Groups

  • Therapy Approaches: Art Therapy, Client Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Play Therapy (sand tray), Strength Based Therapy, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Kelsey Trejo, LMSW

No Medicare

  • Ages: 10 and up

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Aging, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care. 

  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy,

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Intuitive Eating, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Leslie McDonald-Gonzalez, LISW

Seeing Limited Clients

  • Ages: 12 and up

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Grief, Schizophrenia and other Psychosis Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care. 

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths Based Therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 

Nancy Thieman, LISW

Seeing Limited Clients

  • Ages: All

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Depression, Pain Management, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). 

Robert Ouellette, LMHP, LMHC

  • Ages: Clinician for Intake/WIT – N/A.  For Ongoing Therapy at clinic - 5 and up. 

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Grief, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and other Psychosis disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy.

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Sadie Elbert, LMSW

No Medicare

  • Ages: 14 and up

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Compulsive/Impulsive Sexual Behavior, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Developmentally Delayed, Gender and Sexuality, Intellectual disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sex Offenses, Sexual Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Behavioral Activation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT).

Sarah Stevens, LISW

  • Ages 9 and up.

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Adjustment Concerns, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Health Issues, Depression, Grief, LGBTQIA+,  Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Spirituality/Religious, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Strengths Based Theory, and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Sydney Becker, LMSW, CADC

No Medicare

  • Ages 8 and up.

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Depression, Gambling, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Travis Bowers, LISW

  • Ages: 2 and up.

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Aging, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Health Issues, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Developmentally Delayed, Grief, Intellectual Disabilities, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, and Family Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Interpersonal therapy, Play Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). 

Victoria Mason, LMFT

No Medicare- Seeing Limited Clients

  • Ages: 8-12 and 18+ for individual, 12 and over for family

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Grief, LGBTQIA+, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy, Couples therapy, and Family therapy.

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Family Systems Theory, Solution Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.

JaMaine Wamberg, LMHC

No Medicare

  • Ages: 4 and up.

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety and Panic, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorders, Depression, Gambling, LGBTQIA+, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Solution Focused Therapy

Jessie Christopherson, LMHC

No Medicare

  • Ages: Adults only (18+)

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Anger Management, Conduct Disorder, Criminal Behavior, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sex Offenses, Substance Use Disorders, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, and Strengths Based Therapy.

LeeAnne Schmidt, LMHC

No Medicare

  • Ages: Adults only (18+)

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety and Panic, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Sex Offenses, and Trauma Informed Care.

  • Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Lucille Swalve, LISW

  • Ages: Adults only (20+)

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise:  Aging, Chronic Mental Illness, Criminal Behavior, Jail, and Sex Offenses

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Pam Mellot, LISW

  • Ages: 13 and above

  • Areas of Preference and Expertise:  Aging, Anger management, Anxiety and Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Personality Disorder.

  • Individual Therapy

  • Therapy Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Note:

Not all therapists are credentialed for all private insurances.  Scheduler must check credentialing status prior to scheduling for therapy.

 

Only LISWs can serve Medicare clients.  All therapists can serve Medicaid/Title 19 clients.

 

All therapists can serve Blue Cross of Iowa client (but not all Blue Cross clients are BC of Iowa)

 

Do not schedule individual, group therapy, or med check on the same day