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 an 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
Shannon is licensed by the State of Iowa as a Mental Health Counselor. She holds 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 individuals, couples, and families in a variety of settings. Shannon has expertise in maternal mental heath and has continued her education with a variety of trainings including the 12-hour post-graduate Postpartum Depression training at The Postpartum Stress Center as well as with the completion of the Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health certificate training. She enjoys working with pregnant women and mothers who may be experiencing difficulties with role changes and identity shift as a result of pregnancy and motherhood, as well as mothers who are experiencing postpartum depression or anxiety issues. Shannon’s other professional interests include, but are not limited to the treatment of anxiety disorders, self-esteem, women’s issues, codependency, couples issues and binge eating disorder.
Shannon is an adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa. She is available for public speaking about a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues. Shannon is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and Postpartum Support International.
Megan Rose, LMHC
Megan is a 2011 graduate of the University of Iowa, where she earned her Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education. She earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Cornell College. Megan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Megan provides individual and family therapy to all ages and populations; her professional interests include working with adolescents and young adults, life transitions and co-occurring disorders. Specialty areas include depression, anxiety, self esteem, self harm, substance abuse and relationship issues. Megan has extensive experience working with adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Megan was an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa in 2015. Megan 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.
Tawny Chamberlain, CRC, tLMHC
Tawny graduated with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2013 from St Cloud State University in Minnesota. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in training through the state of Iowa and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Currently, Tawny is attaining her PhD from the University of Iowa in Counselor Education and Supervision.
Tawny’s education, background and training include individual and group counseling to all ages and populations and counseling theory include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Existentialism. Her clinical background and training address the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities specifically the adjustment to disability and coping. Tawny has previous experience in working with individuals, families and caregivers of individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury and other neurological disorders. Other areas of interest include, but are not limited to depression, anxiety, self-harm, anger and emotion regulation, self-esteem, wellness and life transitions.
Tawny is currently a member of the American Counseling Association, the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa, the National Council of Rehabilitation and the National Rehabilitation Association.
Aaron Mertes MS, CRC, TLMHC, CLCP
Aaron Mertes graduated with a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2015 and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. He provides both individual and family therapy. His approach to working with clients is to instill hope and assist them in reaching their full potential while building strong and healthy relationships. He aligns himself with his client, while taking a strengths-based approach, to pursue the individualized goals of the client.
His specialties include: working with difficult vocational relationships; medically related traumas; families coping with disability in children or aging family members; and, issues of spirituality. He is particularly interested in working with individuals and families who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Additional clinical interests include Depression, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Neurocognitive Disorders, and Addiction.
Aaron is currently a doctoral student at the University of Iowa and is an active participant in several national counseling organizations. As a Rehabilitation Counselor and a student representative to the International Academy of Life Care Planners, he has over 10 years of experience working with people with mental and physical disabilities.
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.
Michael Gerald, LMHC, CRC
Michael Gerald graduated with a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from California State University, Fresno in 2012. He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa and a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa in the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) program.
Michael’s education, background and training include individual, group, and crisis counseling, as well as mental health evaluation. Michael has prior experience providing mental health services to adults and behavioral therapy for children and adolescents. His theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral and his primary areas of expertise include: individual and group counseling; clinical diagnosis; behavioral intervention; and risk assessment and crisis intervention. Michael’s areas of clinical interest include: mood disorders; personality disorders; neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism); addictive and compulsive behavior disorders; LGBT issues; sexual disorders and dysfunction; and acute crisis intervention.