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Therapists in Ames

Ames Office

1323 Northwestern Ave.

Ames, IA 50010

515.232.7262

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists In Charles City

Lauren Hable, LMHCt

Lauren specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Client-centered care
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Gestalt therapy

Lauren’s clinical experience includes the use of play therapy techniques, clinical assessments, utilizing in-school therapy sessions, and adult therapy. She provides play-like therapy to children ages 3 to 18, and individual and family therapy to all ages.

 

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.

 

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

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, and she is certified in Infant Mental Health.

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.

 

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, and she is certified in Infant Mental Health.

 

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 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 Decorah

Lauren Hable, LMHCt

Lauren specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Client-centered care
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Gestalt therapy

Lauren’s clinical experience includes the use of play therapy techniques, clinical assessments, utilizing in-school therapy sessions, and adult therapy. She provides play-like therapy to children ages 3 to 18, and individual and family therapy to all ages.

 

Decorah Office

604 W. Broadway

Decorah, IA 52101

563.927.3281

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
  • EMDR

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

 

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 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

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 Muscatine

Jennifer Bishop, LPHA, T-LMHC

Jennifer specializes in:

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Domestic violence
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Jennifer has experience treating clients of all ages. She has past experience using play therapy with children and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with the clients she served.

 

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, NCC

Kelsey specializes in:

  • Children and adolescent therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • EMDR
  • 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.

 

Muscatine Office

2107 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA 52761 

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Therapists in Spencer

Casey Baker, EdD, LMHC, RPT-S

Casey specializes in:

  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting concerns
  • Family stress
  • Stress management
  • Body image
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Emotional regulation

Casey is also active in research with areas of focus on gender, motherhood, career development, and the use of technology in counseling. She is active in professional organizations and has presented at conferences at the state, regional, and national level on topics including children’s mental health, infertility, veterans in transition, mindfulness, and sexual dysfunction.

 

Chelsea Zaragoza, LMHC-t

Chelsea specializes in:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Anger management
  • Autism in children and teens
  • Sensory processing disorders
  • Children in foster care and adoptive homes

Chelsea has years of experience treating a range of mental health issues, and she has also provided in-school counseling.

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 Waterloo

Lauren Hable, LMHCt

Lauren specializes in:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Play therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Client-centered care
  • Systemic family therapy
  • Gestalt therapy

Lauren’s clinical experience includes the use of play therapy techniques, clinical assessments, utilizing in-school therapy sessions, and adult therapy. She provides play-like therapy to children ages 3 to 18, and individual and family therapy to all ages.

 

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

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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