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Therapists in Ames

Renae Van Der Linden, LMSW

Renae specializes in:

  • Child and family counseling
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Healthy relationships

Renae has experience providing individual, group, and crisis counseling for middle school students. She has worked with individuals seeking support for mental health issues, anger management, life transitions, and healthy relationships. Renae has also served at a pregnancy center and adoption agency, providing parenting education and pregnancy counseling, and conducting home studies.

 

Ames Office

1323 Northwestern Ave.

Ames, IA 50010

515.232.7262

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists in Cedar Rapids

Kayleen Weinandt, LMSW

Kayleen specializes in:

  • Group and individual addictions counseling
  • Methadone maintenance
  • Substance use disorders
  • Strengths perspective
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing

Kayleen has provided group and individual therapy in an outpatient methadone maintenance treatment facility. She serves individuals with a wide range of substance use disorders including opiate, alcohol, and stimulant use, and mental health diagnoses such as PTSD, anxiety, depression, bipolar, borderline personality, antisocial personality, ADHD, and various psychotic disorders. She has experience working with children and adults, using play and art therapy. Kayleen has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, and individuals with felony backgrounds. Kayleen’s graduate level concentration had an emphasis on diagnosing and treating co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

 

Cedar Rapids Office

1000 3rd Ave. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

563.582.0044

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Charles City

Sherry Post, MS, TLMHC, CISM

Sherry specializes in:

  • Play therapy, with children ages 3 – 18
  • Family therapy
  • Issues impacting women
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Sherry provided clinical assessments and play therapy, and conducted in-school therapy sessions. In her approach, she draws from several theories based on the needs of the person she serves. This includes Humanistic, CBT, Play Therapy, and Systemic methods. Sherry continues to participate on the local Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team (volunteer service) and helps out the local Teen Screen Program, which identifies youth at risk of suicide.

 

Mike Van Gorder, LMSW

Mike specializes in:

  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Marital and couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Abuse and trauma therapy
  • Sexual abuse therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy

Mike has experience in social work, drug and alcohol counseling, gerontology, and working with individuals with disabilities. He has served in the mental health field for 19 years, and he has a certification in drug and alcohol counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. He has experience leading group and individual therapy with older adults, where he focused on anxiety, depression, loss, and bereavement.

 

Charles City Office

705 3rd Ave.

Charles City, IA 50616

641.228.8030

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Clinton

Beth Garza, LMSW

Beth specializes in:

  • Play therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Disability
  • Adjustment
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships

Beth has worked in a multitude of different services including medical social work, military family services, brain injury services, disability services, elderly and disability home-based services. She has provided clinical assessments, and she has experience working with a wide variety of individuals from different cultures, ages, and backgrounds.

 

Clinton Office

244 23rd Ave. N.

Clinton, IA 52732

563.243.8200

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Davenport

Andrea Lawson, LISW

Andrea specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Andrea previously provided clinical assessments, therapy, and case management for soldiers injured in combat. She is also experienced in providing therapy for students in educational settings.

 

Carolyn Marty, MSW, LCSW, LISW

Carolyn specializes in:

  • Anger management
  • ADHD
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Oppositional defiance
  • PTSD
  • Play therapy
  • Self-harm
  • Adolescent, child, and family therapy
  • Healthy relationships

Carolyn has worked at a mental health facility, providing screenings for some of the most at-risk children and helping families to make safety plans for their child’s home environment. She has provided support and services to children and families, completing assessments and treatment plans and, in severe cases, assisting in placing children in the hospital to receive inpatient mental health services.

Carolyn has completed a practicum with the Veterans Affairs Homeless Outreach Program. She assisted veterans with gaining and maintaining safe and affordable housing and employment, running substance abuse groups for veterans, and supporting veterans involved in Mental Health Court throughout Illinois and Iowa.

 

Barbara Myers, LMHC-T

Barbara specializes in:

  • Grief and loss
  • Family change
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Group work
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Barbara has served in youth ministry and provided a therapeutic and supportive environment in adolescent residential treatment centers. She has worked in a community health setting, providing assessments, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and group work for both children and adults. Barbara has experience working with individuals seeking help with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief, and life transitions.

 

Jennifer Pacheco, LISW, RPT

Jennifer specializes in:

  • Adolescent and child therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Attachment disorders
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to joining the LSI team, Jennifer worked with children in foster care and residential treatment, providing skill development and support. Jennifer is a Registered Play Therapist and has experience working with preschool-aged children to teenagers seeking help with mental health, life transitions, trauma, and behavioral concerns.

 

Jennifer Troutwine, LISW

Jennifer specializes in:

  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Depression and anxiety, especially in adult women
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Jennifer worked as a school-based therapist, providing clinical assessments and play therapy for children in a school setting. She worked as a team with the parents, school, and Area Education Agencies (AEA) staff to provide therapy services to children with various mental health issues, and social and family difficulties.

 

Laurie Walters, LISW, RPT-S

Laurie specializes in:

  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Laurie worked as a supervisor in the area of child welfare, providing supervision and guidance to caseworkers working with families and children involved with the Department of Human Services. She has extensive experience in providing clinical assessments and therapy to children and adolescents, as well as adults, with mental health issues; including ADHD, attachment issues, abuse victimization, grief and loss, self esteem, depression and anxiety disorders.

 

Davenport Office

111 W. 15th St.

Davenport, IA 52803

563.322.7419

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Denison

Janet Pedroza, LMSW

Janet specializes in:

  • Attachment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Prior to LSI, Janet worked as a youth care worker, parent coach, and parent educator. Janet can speak fluent Spanish with LSI clients!

 

Denison Office

205 S. 7th St.

Denison, IA 51442

712.263.9341

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Des Moines

Megan H., LMSW, MDiv

Megan specializes in:

  • Trauma
  • Adolescent and family therapy
  • Spiritual concerns
  • LGBTQ
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and anxiety

Megan has experience working in community health clinics, schools, and youth homeless shelters.

 

Carol Mensink, LMSW

Carol specializes in:

  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Grief and loss
  • Depression and anxiety
  • LGBTQ issues
  • Sexual assault
  • Anger management
  • Domestic violence
  • Group therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy
  • Healthy relationships

Carol has experience serving as a therapist, family development specialist, and supervisor for family safety, risk, and permanency services.

 

Caitlin Palar, LMSW

Caitlin specializes in:

  • Child and family counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Healthy relationships

Caitlin has experience working with children and families in a variety of human service settings, and she has a special interest in working with young families through maternal and infant mental health. Prior to her career as a clinical social worker, Caitlin served as a case manager for individuals experiencing homelessness in Colorado. She has experience using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness when working with children and families, and she has past experience with maternal and infant mental health.

Des Moines Office

3125 Cottage Grove Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50311

515.274.4946

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Dubuque

Amanda Cook, LMSW

Amanda specializes in:

  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Treatment for sexually abusive youth
  • Adolescent therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Family therapy
  • Adolescent substance abuse
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Amanda has experience in juvenile court services and school social work. Amanda’s background also includes working as a clinical manager in a residential education setting, as well as a psychiatric medical institute for children. She provided therapy and case management to adolescents struggling with substance abuse and mental health. She has also completed training in the Adolescent Perpetration Prevention Program background, using play therapy techniques. Amanda’s other clinical experience includes individual, group, and family therapy, as well as crisis management, program development, and providing clinical supervision.

 

James Guentherman, LMHC

James specializes in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Treatment of personality disorders
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management

James has more than 10 years of service with LSI as a caseworker, supervisor, coordinator, and mental health counselor. Prior to working at LSI, Jim served in the U.S. Army.

 

Beverly Kueter, LISW

Beverly specializes in:

  • Parent/child relationships
  • Individual or marital issues
  • Substance abuse
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to this position, Beverly had a long career as a social worker with varied experience that included child protection, medical social work, and substance abuse counseling. She has served as a medical social worker, completing initial family evaluations, assisting with group counseling, and providing discharge planning. She also has experience as a child protective worker, a dependent adult worker, and an adoption worker, completing home studies and supervision of adoption placements.

 

Nicole Makovec, MSW, LMSW

Nicole specializes in:

  • Behavior and mood issues
  • Trauma
  • Play therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Abuse
  • Grief counseling
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Nicole’s experience includes case management and counseling with older adults and skill-building services for children and families. She has worked with a diverse population on a wide variety of mental health issues, including trauma and grief.

 

Amy Steve, LMSW

Amy specializes in:

  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Adult therapy
  • Play therapy
  • ADHD
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Amy has previous experience providing home services to families involved in the child welfare system, as well as counseling services to students in a counseling center. She has experience supporting individuals through child, adolescent, and adult therapy, and play therapy.

 

JoAnn Weitz, MA, LMHC, EMDR

JoAnn specializes in:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Domestic violence
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, JoAnn worked as a therapist at a local nonprofit. There, she completed assessments, intakes and treatment plans, and provided therapy, community education, and a group for survivors of domestic violence. JoAnn has experience with a wide variety of issues such as divorce issues, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and trauma.

 

Dubuque Office

2255 John F. Kennedy Rd.

Dubuque, IA 52002

563.582.0044

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Fort Dodge

Matthew Manz, MDiv, MS, NCC, tLMHC

Matthew specializes in:

  • Spiritual concerns
  • Adolescent, couples, and family therapy
  • Misophonia
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Matthew served as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for eight years. Matthew has experience working with adolescent boys in a residential treatment facility. He has worked with children, adults, and families to create solutions and strategies for a range of mental health concerns.

 

Fort Dodge Office

704 Central Ave.

Fort Dodge, IA 50501

515.955.2199

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Humboldt

Matthew Manz, MDiv, MS, NCC, tLMHC

Matthew specializes in:

  • Spiritual concerns
  • Adolescent, couples, and family therapy
  • Misophonia
  • Oppositional defiance
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Matthew served as an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for eight years. Matthew has experience working with adolescent boys in a residential treatment facility. He has worked with children, adults, and families to create solutions and strategies for a range of mental health concerns.

 

Humboldt Office

1212 Sumner Ave. SW

Humboldt, IA 50548

515.955.2199

Therapists In Manchester

Jenni Hentges, LMSW

Jenni specializes in:

  • Grief
  • Loss
  • End of life issues
  • Strengths-based perspective
  • Crisis intervention
  • Chronic illness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Jenni’s field practicum experience includes rural hospital social work and dialysis social work. In the hospital setting, Jenni primarily provided case management services, helping patients and their families obtain insurance and services in the home, and making referrals as needed. On the dialysis unit, she had the opportunity to build relationships with patients and their family members, helping them deal with a difficult diagnosis, and making the transition into a new normal.

 

Manchester Office

118 West Main Street

Professional Park Building

Manchester, IA 52057

563.927.3281 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Maquoketa

Beth Garza, LMSW

Beth specializes in:

  • Play therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Disability
  • Adjustment
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships

Beth has worked in a multitude of different services including medical social work, military family services, brain injury services, disability services, elderly and disability home-based services. She has provided clinical assessments, and she has experience working with a wide variety of individuals from different cultures, ages, and backgrounds.

 

Maquoketa Office

210 E. Platt Street

Maquoketa, IA 52060

563.652.4150

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Mason City

Sherry Post, MS, TLMHC, CISM

Sherry specializes in:

  • Play therapy, with children ages 3 – 18
  • Family therapy
  • Issues impacting women
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Sherry provided clinical assessments and play therapy, and conducted in-school therapy sessions. In her approach, she draws from several theories based on the needs of the person she serves. This includes Humanistic, CBT, Play Therapy, and Systemic methods. Sherry continues to participate on the local Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team (volunteer service) and helps out the local Teen Screen Program, which identifies youth at risk of suicide.

 

Mason City Office

2502 S. Jefferson Ave.

Mason City, IA 50401

641.423.1083

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Milford

Shantel Pausley, LMHC, RPT

Shantel specializes in:

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Foster care, pre-adoption, or post-adoption counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Mind-body and spiritual issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Play therapy
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • School-based therapy
  • Stressor-related disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Shantel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, who has experience working with adults, children, families, and couples. Shantel has worked with individuals experiencing ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression, mind-body and spiritual issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, stressor-related disorders, and trauma.

She has a special interest in working with foster, pre-adoption or adopted clients, their families, and their schools. Shantel is trained as a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She also works with children and adolescents in school-based therapy. Shantel also provides therapy in the Milford area.

 

Milford Office

1004 22nd St.

Milford, IA 51351

712.262.4083

Therapists In Muscatine

Ginger Hahn, LMSW

Ginger specializes in:

  • Substance abuse
  • Domestic violence
  • Medical social work
  • Grief therapy
  • Play therapy

Ginger has worked extensively in the mental health field and from 2015 to 2016, she worked in Kenya supporting families with HIV.

 

Kelsey Sondgeroth, LMHC (t), NCC

Kelsey specializes in:

  • Children and adolescent therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Grief and trauma
  • Behavior and mood issues
  • Abuse
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Kelsey interned at a nonprofit organization that provided services to grieving and traumatized children, families, and adults. There, she provided grief and trauma therapy, play therapy, and facilitated group support.

 

Jennifer Troutwine, LISW

Jennifer specializes in:

  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Depression and anxiety, especially in adult women
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Healthy relationships

Prior to LSI, Jennifer worked as a school-based therapist, providing clinical assessments and play therapy for children in a school setting. She worked as a team with the parents, school, and Area Education Agencies (AEA) staff to provide therapy services to children with various mental health issues, and social and family difficulties.

 

Muscatine Office

2107 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA 52761 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists in Spencer

Shantel Pausley, LMHC, RPT

Shantel specializes in:

  • ADHD
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Foster care, pre-adoption, or post-adoption counseling
  • Marriage counseling
  • Mind-body and spiritual issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Play therapy
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • School-based therapy
  • Stressor-related disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI)

Shantel is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Registered Play Therapist, who has experience working with adults, children, families, and couples. Shantel has worked with individuals experiencing ADHD, adjustment disorders, anxiety and depression, mind-body and spiritual issues, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, schizophrenia, stressor-related disorders, and trauma.

She has a special interest in working with foster, pre-adoption or adopted clients, their families, and their schools. Shantel is trained as a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Practitioner. She also works with children and adolescents in school-based therapy. Shantel also provides therapy in the Milford area.

 

Spencer Office

12 E. 5th St.

Spencer, IA 51301

712.262.4083

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Storm Lake

Janet Pedroza, LMSW

Janet specializes in:

  • Attachment disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Self-esteem
  • Healthy relationships
  • Substance abuse disorders
  • Family therapy
  • Anger management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Prior to LSI, Janet worked as a youth care worker, parent coach, and parent educator. Janet can speak fluent Spanish with LSI clients!

 

Storm Lake Office

1614 W 5th St.

Storm Lake, IA 50588

712.263.9341

Therapists In Waterloo

Mike Van Gorder, LMSW

Mike specializes in:

  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Marital and couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Abuse and trauma therapy
  • Sexual abuse therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy

Mike has experience in social work, drug and alcohol counseling, gerontology, and working with individuals with disabilities. He has served in the mental health field for 19 years, and he has a certification in drug and alcohol counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. He has experience leading group and individual therapy with older adults, where he focused on anxiety, depression, loss, and bereavement.

 

Waterloo Office

904 West 4th St.

Waterloo, IA 50702

319.233.3579

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Waverly

Mike Van Gorder, LMSW

Mike specializes in:

  • Drug and alcohol counseling
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Narrative therapy
  • Marital and couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Grief counseling
  • Abuse and trauma therapy
  • Sexual abuse therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Depression and anxiety therapy
  • Strengths-based therapy

Mike has experience in social work, drug and alcohol counseling, gerontology, and working with individuals with disabilities. He has served in the mental health field for 19 years, and he has a certification in drug and alcohol counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. He has experience leading group and individual therapy with older adults, where he focused on anxiety, depression, loss, and bereavement.

 

Waverly Office

106 16th St. S.W.

Waverly, IA 50677

319.352.2630

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m

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