Reiki Training and Certification
Reiki is an ancient practice and a natural healing method in which life force energy is channeled by the laying of the hands.How does if help my mental health?
Research has shown that Reiki primarily helps with the reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as relief of chronic pain (Shore, 2004).
Medical Intuition Body Scan
Used as a tool of supplementary insight. It traces the nature and roots of the conditions that have manifested in discomfort and disease with a client’s unique energy field.How does it help my mental health?
Medical intuitive have strong subjective reports of high accuracy in identifying primary and secondary health issues (Colter & Mills, 2020).
Past Life Regression
A method of self-discovery. The Regressionist induces the client into a trance state in order to regress them into a past life or to a life event that may lead the client to a greater understanding or healing within the present lifetime.How does it help my mental health?
Past Life Regression has been useful in overcoming anxieties and fears, dealing with everyday concerns, and understanding phenomena (Hunter & Eimer, 2012).
Gentle, supportive yoga stretches and poses to recover from injury, release tension and restore mobility.How does it affect my mental health?
Restorative yoga has been shown to soothe symptoms of anxiety, including lessening fatigue, decreasing heart rate, releasing of physical tension, and an overall calming of the nervous system. It has also been shown to lessen symptoms of depression and trauma (Benoit-Leach, 2019).
Group Yoga Classes
Classes available can be general movement based or themed including postures, breathing techniques, guided meditation, and yogic philosophy. Class size 3-6.How does it affect my mental health?
Group yoga has been shown to help strengthen social attachments and reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Emerging research is also beginning to suggest that yoga overall can help with the reduction of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (Novotney, 2009).
In this one-on-one yoga-based session, the teacher and client co-create a custom movement, breath and/or meditation plan. The plan integrates the client’s lifestyle, personality, and individual goals.How does it affect my mental health?
Yoga is becoming increasingly researched, and has been shown to increase body awareness, relieve stress, reduce muscle tension, strain, and inflammation. Yoga also sharpens the mind and relaxes the nervous system (Khoshaba, 2013). Emerging research is also beginning to suggest that yoga overall can help with the reduction of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (Novotney, 2009).
Trauma Informed Yoga
Classes available to adults and children and focus on client choice and empowerment. Class size is 3-6 or can be individual. Sessions include mind/body safe general movements, appropriate postures, calming breathing techniques, and guided meditation.How does it affect my mental health?
Trauma sensitive yoga is meant to help individuals learn to calm the mind and regulate physical responses. Through this practice, individuals learn to tolerate bodily sensations and begin to feel safe in their bodies once more (Jackson, 2014).
A practice of hypnosis (a deep state of relaxation and focused attention) used as a tool for therapeutic purposes.How does it affect my mental health?
Hypnosis has been shown to have utility in pain control, the relieving of hot flashes in menopause, behavioral changes, easing the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatment and has been effective in the treatment of anxiety, phobias and PTSD (Mayo Clinic, n.d.).
Licensed Masters Level Clinicians will assess, diagnose, and treat individuals and the goals that have been developed in the therapy setting.
Family Therapy and Relationship Therapy
Licensed Masters Level Clinicians specifically trained in Marriage and Family Therapy will work with (client identified) family member or significant partner to assist the client and family on communicating, supporting, alleviating and processing feelings, needs, roles and goals that have been developed in the therapy setting. We know that generational trauma can be carried from up to 7 generations and greatly impact the way we parent, relate to others and view ourselves.
Licensed Masters Level Clinicians facilitate psychoeducational, dynamic, self-awareness building and support in both support group and curriculum-based group therapy.
All groups offered are modified to best meet the needs of the needs of the individuals participating. Groups are therapy based and best results are achieved if the individual is committed to attending and participating in all scheduled group sessions. Groups offered vary based on need and interest. Please contact our office to inquire about current groups being offered, to register for a group, or to discuss the option of a group being fit to your specific need.
Groups Offered Vary, but include:
- CPR-T (Child Parent Relationship Therapy)
- A Little R & R ( A group for adults to explore core beliefs and cognitive restructuring- focusing on patterns in relationships)
- OUT-TEEN (LGBTQ Support Group for Teens)
- Girl Talk (11-14 year old Self Esteem)
- BOYZ and SELF (6-9 year old group about Self Identity, Esteem, and Care)
- SURAKSA: Support Group for Parents of Children who have been Sexually Abused
- CAIRNS: Support Group for Foster and Adoptive Parents of Children with Wounded Attachments
Play Therapy is the use of therapeutic interventions used by specially trained therapists that build on the normal communication and learning processes of children.
In Play Therapy, toys are the child’s words and play is the child’s language. Play therapy allows children to change the way they think about, feel toward, and resolve their concerns. Many severe problems can be addressed in play therapy and lasting resolutions can be discovered, rehearsed, mastered and adapted into lifelong strategies
We conceptualize cases from a neurosequential developmental approach.
In 2019, Kate was awarded Play Therapist of the Year by the Iowa Association for Play Therapy. She also uses her experience and training working with children to serve as a therapist, advocate and witness in the legal system.
TheraPlay based techniques focus on enhancing a child’s attachment, sense of security and self-esteem.
There are four components that TheraPlay techniques encompass: Structure, Engagement, Nurture and Challenge. These techniques not only work on the caregiver-child bond, but also help facilitate structure and boundaries in the caregiver-child relationship.
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Other Professional Services Provided
Child Parent Relational Assessment
This formal non diagnostic assessment has been recognized and used by the court system to better understand the needs of the child due to disruptive attachment, trauma, and other family issues. This play based (TheraPlay MIM) assessment is often requested by DHS workers and court officials to assess the attachment needs of young children and help guide treatment recommendations in the parent child relationship. To inquire into funding and approval for this please contact us.
Other assessments for Trauma, developmental attachment needs, and mental health are available.
Extended Play Based Trauma Assessment
This formal assessment is recommended for children ages 7 and above who have experienced trauma, as a way to better guide treatment and provide an overall assessment of their mental health needs.
Play Therapy Supervision
Approved by The Association for Play Therapist, Kate is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and was awarded Play Therapist of the Year in Iowa (2019). Kate offers individual and group supervision for clinicians working towards becoming Registered Play Therapists.
Psychoeducation to professionals
Professionals Affected by Secondary Trauma Support Services
Professional Trainings/Expert Testimony/Outreach/Advocacy
Our commitment to addressing trauma and mental health in the community goes beyond our client centered services. We strongly believe that teaching professionals, advocating on a macro level, and customizing services for needs specific to our community are essential in addressing mental health and wellness needs.
Retreats & Workshops
Self-betterment does not need to come with a diagnosis. We offer workshops and retreats aimed at creatively addressing ways to strengthen and empower families, children and individuals. Spend time focusing on your family’s mission statement, your personal growth and insight building, or strengthen your relationships. Watch our website for upcoming retreats, workshops and groups.
Trauma and Attachment Specialty
We recognize that ALL of us have experiences some type of trauma in our lives. We explore the impact of this trauma on each person’s self-narrative and their relationships with others. Using models and theories such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Adlerian and Child Centered Play Therapy, Gestalt Theory, Jungian Analytical Theory, Psychosomatic Theory, Polyvagal Theory, Developmental Attachment/Object Relations Theory, Structural Family, Systems Theory and Satir Transformational Systemic Theory as well as Holistic medicine. Holistic medicine is interested in treating the whole system. Holistic is characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. Trauma Informed Care trained providers utilize concepts and strategies from Attachment Theory, Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics and Collaborative Problem Solving to treat symptoms, behaviors, needs and dynamics that result from traumatic experiences and/or developmental trauma (disrupted or disorganized attachment in the formative developmental years of a child’s life) due to placement in foster care, abuse or neglect, medical trauma, caregiver trauma or substance abuse, etc.