Services
A list of our services

Individual Therapy

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.

Group Therapy

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.

Play Therapy

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

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.

Link to www.theraplay.org

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.

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.

Social Work Supervision: Approved by the State of Iowa, Kate is recognized as a state approved Social Work supervisor and offers clinical supervision.

Clinical Consultation

Psychoeducation to professionals

Professionals Affected by Secondary Trauma Support Services

Other assessments for Trauma, developmental attachment needs, and mental health are available.

Yoga

Steffany Kroeger, is a licensed mental health provider and a certified and experienced Yoga instructor.  She is offering a variety of yoga classes, forms of practice, and will help you to incorporate it into your overall self-betterment.

A physical, mental and spiritual practice or discipline that aims to transform body and mind.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4nr4t0AQzw

Reiki

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Staci Bruns is an elementary school teacher and a trained Reiki Master. Staci is combining her two passions to offer Reiki classes to adults and children. She believes that the greatest good comes from empowering others to learn the benefits of Reiki and to empower children and adults to find their own internal resources to incorporate Reiki into their daily life.

Robin Albang is a certified Reiki Master and Intuitive Reader. She offers personalized services (Reiki, Intuitive Readings, and Spiritual Guidance) to help you to achieve your best sense of self, self-awareness and enlightenment to your spiritual path.

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 and 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.