Susie Murray, LMHC
Susie Murray graduated with a Masters degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development in 2008 from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the state of Iowa. Susie is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselor's Association and the Iowa Mental Health Counselor's Association.
Susie's background, training, and education in supervision and counseling theory include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Existentialism and Solution-Focused Therapy. The application of theory in counseling and supervision is tailored specifically to the individualized needs of the client. Her clinical training and expertise address a broad variety of counseling-related issues and populations. Some of these areas include, but are not limited to, the following: grief; conflict resolution; co-occurring disorders and substance related issues; depression; anxiety; self-esteem issues; chronic mental illness; couples issues, EAP services, and supervision.
Susie is a former adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College and is attaining her PhD from the University of Iowa. She engages in public speaking on topics relating to mental health, wellness, adjustment and work place issues. Her research interests include clinical supervision and therapeutic outcomes.
Shannon Wilson, LMHC, PMH-C
Shannon is licensed by the State of Iowa as a Mental Health Counselor and holds Certification in Perinatal Mental Health. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Work and earned her Masters Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development in 2010 from the University of Iowa.
Shannon has extensive experience treating adults, both individuals and couples. She has expertise in reproductive and maternal mental health and enjoys working with women and families during pregnancy and new parenthood who may be experiencing difficulties with role changes and identity shift, as well as parents who are experiencing prenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, or experiencing trauma from birth or early postpartum experiences. Shannon has supported many parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and can work with people individually or as a couple as they move through this unique grieving process.
Additionally, Shannon has specialized training in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy and has special interest in working with individuals experiencing any sub-type of OCD.
Shannon remains committed to ongoing learning and professional growth and has continued her education with a variety of trainings including the 12-hour post-graduate Postpartum Depression training at The Postpartum Stress Center, the Perinatal Master Clinician Summit 2019 at The Postpartum Stress Center, and has completed the Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health certificate training. She is the first person in the state to become certified in Perinatal Mental Health.
Shannon also completed "Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders" training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Pennsylvania. In September 2020, Shannon completed the 21-hour ERP for OCD training through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Indianapolis.
Shannon is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa. She helped to found and formerly chaired the Iowa Chapter of Postpartum Support International. Shannon is available for public speaking about a variety of mental health issues. She is currently a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, International OCD Foundation, Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Support International Iowa Chapter.
Megan Rose, LMHC
Megan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Iowa, where she earned her Master's degree in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business from Cornell College. Megan completed her training and became a fully Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2013.
Megan provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas include social anxiety, OCD, generalized anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Megan has extensive experience working with teens and adults with social anxiety, OCD and co-occurring disorders.
Continuing education and specialized training are important for professional counselors, and in 2019, Megan began to deepen her focus and training in cognitive behavioral therapy. Between 2019 and 2020, she completed two intensive 18 hour workshops: "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Challenging Problems in Youth" and "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Related Disorders" at the Beck Training Institute in Philadelphia. Additionally she completed several online workshops through the Beck Institute, including "Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy," "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression and Suicide," and "Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Personality Disorders."
In September 2020, she took the intensive 21 hour, three-day Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) training for OCD presented by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute in Indianapolis. Currently, her goal is to become a certified cognitive behavioral therapist which combines rigorous training along with evaluation and supervision by leading experts in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy. While Megan prefers to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session she believes in the importance of incorporating other treatment modalities and interventions as appropriate for each individual client, which is why she also continues her learning by taking continuing education courses in other treatment modalities as well.
Megan was an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa in 2015. She is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association. She is also available for public speaking on a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues.
In addition to expanding her own knowledge of counseling, she enjoys supervising individuals who are in their clinical programs or those who are provisionally licensed while they work towards full licensure. Please email Megan if you are interested in an internship opportunity or supervision.
Gabby Hartman, TLMFT
Gabby graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University in 2017. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clarke University. Gabby is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in training through the state of Iowa, and is currently a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She provides individual, couples, and family therapy to all ages and populations.
Gabby’s experience and education in counseling theory include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Adlerian Play Therapy, Structural Family Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. She has completed additional training in Youth Mental Health First Aid and Trauma Informed Care. Gabby has over 8 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of settings. She particularly enjoys collaborating with families who may be experiencing parenting obstacles and other issues related to children’s mental and behavioral health, and utilizes an approach of instilling hope while repairing and rebuilding relationships.
Gabby’s other clinical interests include ADHD, trauma, parent-child attachment issues, mindfulness, and treatment of anxiety disorders. She is available for public speaking on topics related to mental health and children’s behavioral health.
Molly Martin, LISW
Molly Martin graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008 with a Master's degree in Social Work. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker through the state of Iowa.
Molly approaches therapy with a focus on the mind-body connection, bringing awareness to the connections between mental health and physical health, and using both the body and the mind in the process of healing.
Molly's training and experience is rooted in trauma-informed care. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an evidence-based model that is effective and efficient in creating changes in thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. She uses this model to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, phobias, and relationship challenges in adults. Molly has additional training in using sensory-based approaches to treat complex traumatic stress, as well as training in the Collaborative Problem-Solving Model (CPS), which focuses on using communication to aid in development of skills related to emotional regulation and social interactions.
Molly also has a special interest in maternal mental health and has participated in additional trainings and consultation to support the unique needs, challenges, and ongoing adjustments that women experience throughout the perinatal period - from conception through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. Molly incorporates EMDR into her work with women to address infertility, loss, traumatic birth experiences, and NICU stays.
In addition to individual therapy, Molly is available to provide individual and group supervision to therapists pursuing independent licensure. Molly is also available for public speaking on topics related to trauma-informed care, trauma-informed intervention, and Collaborative-Problem Solving.
Alicia Bruzek, tLMHC
Alicia is a 2018 graduate of Western Illinois University-Quad Cities, where she earned her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduated in 2015 with her Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. Alicia is a temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) in the state of Iowa and a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.
Alicia provides individual and group counseling to all ages and populations. She has experience working with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, grief, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, chronic mental illness, trauma, and others. Alicia has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Survivor Advocacy, and Trauma Art Narrative Therapy. Alicia’s counseling theory is Narrative Therapy, which focuses on the client as their expert on their own life and the co-creation of change in the client’s life.
Alicia is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society. Alicia is available for speaking topics related to mental health and substance abuse.
Lynette Williams, LMFT
Lynette graduated with her Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota in 2016. She also received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. Lynette is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Iowa and is a current member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.
Lynette’s training and experience include working with individuals and couples as well as conducting group therapy using therapeutic styles such as Solution-Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in working with adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, individuals age 65 and over working through life changes and grief, pre-marital couples, and court-ordered clinical treatment of clients charged with sexual misconduct.
Lynette’s other professional interests include anxiety, depression, grief and loss, personality disorders, couples working through relationship struggles, sexual concerns, and LGBTQI+ issues.
Carrie L. Wilbert, MS, CRC, tLMHC, tCADC
Carrie Wilbert earned her master's degree in Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling from St Cloud State University, Minnesota, in 2018. She is currently a doctoral student in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Iowa with an anticipated graduation date of 2023. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), is licensed in the state of Iowa as a counselor-in-training Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC), and working towards certification as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (tCADC). Carrie's clinical research interests include exploring the ways in which intersectionality and multiculturalism, disability and language use affects the counseling relationship. Carrie has completed advanced clinical coursework in substance use and co-occurring mental health treatment and vocational rehabilitation.
Carrie has extensive experience working with people with disabilities, focusing on people who are deaf and hard of hearing and is fluent in American Sign Language (ASL). Carrie's clinical experiences include: working with individuals with intersectional identities, chronic pain and illness, grief and loss, and depression and anxiety. Carrie has experience and interest in treating people who may be struggling with the effects of hearing loss, chronic pain or illness, substance use, and depression and anxiety. She is currently engaged in her clinical internship with Murray, Wilson and Rose.
Erin Sathyamoorthy, LMHC
Erin Sathyamoorthy graduated with a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2016. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology through the University of Northern Iowa. Erin is a Licensed Mental Health Professional (LMHC) through the state of Iowa.
Erin enjoys providing individual therapy to adults experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and distress or dysfunction related to past trauma. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of therapy that focuses on processing past events in order to alleviate distressing symptoms in the present. She also incorporates Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Somatic Processing, and Internal Family Systems techniques into her work with clients.
Erin approaches therapy with a focus on empowering the people she works with and honoring that they are the expert on their experience. She aims to create an accepting and inviting environment where therapeutic work is done collaboratively in order to help people to live their best lives.
Jenna Berendzen, ARNP, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C
Jenna is a double board-certified nurse practitioner in both psychiatry/mental health and family medicine. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Minnesota in 2019, Master of Nursing Practice from Allen College in 2011, and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Luther College in 1998.
Extensive practice experience in psychiatry and reproductive health has helped Jenna gain knowledge and expertise in how hormones and life-changes, such as pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, play a role in one's mental health. She has post-graduate training in perinatal mental health including the 12-hour post-graduate PPD training and the Master Clinician Summit at the Postpartum Stress Center. She helped to found, and is a former board member of, the Iowa chapter of Postpartum Support International.
She has a life-long interest in integrative medicine, having earned a certificate in holistic health from St. Catherine's University in 2000 and continued training throughout her career and doctoral studies.
She collaborates with therapists and other members of the healthcare team to help patients achieve a state of well-being, and find hope and purpose in their lives.
Jenna is available for public speaking engagements on the topics of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, reproductive mental health, and integrative health and wellness.
She welcomes all genders, and the LGBTQAI+ community.
Erin Thiemann, tLMHC
Erin graduated from City University of Seattle in 2018 with a Master's of art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Erin also has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. She is a temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) in the state of Iowa and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Erin is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, and Postpartum Support International.
Erin uses a person-centered and strength-based approach alongside a variety of treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and solution-focused techniques to meet the various needs of her clients. She has experience working with individuals and couples addressing concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, career problems, and low self-worth.
Erin especially enjoys working with new or expectant parents as they navigate the transitions surrounding the perinatal period. Erin has participated in additional training to support parents in finding balance, feeling grounded, being present, and re-establishing their individual identity within their "new normal." From the struggles of infertility, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, traumatic birth experiences, perinatal loss, to the ongoing adjustments to parenthood, Erin incorporates techniques to empower and honor her clients as they navigate this period.
Erin welcomes adults and couples with any presenting concerns.
Cindy Scott, BA
Cindy Scott received her Bachelors in Arts degree in Family Services and Psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. She has many years of experience working in the field of behavioral health both in direct patient care as well as in a support staff role.
Cindy's role at MWR includes managing the day to day operations while assisting the clinicians with client care needs. She feels passionate about the need for superior mental health care and looks forward to representing Murray, Wilson and Rose Counseling in the community.
Hannah Lane, BA