Susie Murray, PhD MA, LMHC
Susie Murray graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counselor Education in December 2020 from the University of Iowa. Susie has also obtained her Master's 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 Counselors Association, American Psychological Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.
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: adjustment, grief, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders and substance related issues; depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, chronic mental illness, EAP services, and supervision.
Susie is a former adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College She engages in public speaking on topics relating to mental health, wellness, adjustment and workplace 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, LMFT
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 certified 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, LMHC
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 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa.
Alicia provides individual and group counseling to ages 8 and older. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, self-esteem, and other presenting concerns. 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. Please visit this site if you would like to learn more about narrative therapy. Alicia utilizes creative and art-based techniques in her practice to support clients in different modes of expression. Alicia is completing a yearlong narrative therapy program through Evanston Family Therapy Center in 2021. Alicia has also had training in Trauma Art Narrative Therapy, habit reversal, and emotion focused therapy for couples.
Alicia is currently a member of the American Counseling Association and Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association. Alicia is available for speaking topics related to mental health and suicide.
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 is also currently a member of AASECT(American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists).
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 who live with developmental and intellectual disabilities, individuals age 65 and over working through life changes and grief, couples with relationship concerns, and court-ordered clinical treatment of clients charged with sexual misconduct.
Lynette's professional interests include working with those over the age of 13 who may struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, sexual concerns, couples working through relationship issues, and working with those in the LGBTQI+ community.
Carrie L. Wilbert, MS, CRC, tLMHC, tCADC
Carrie Wilbert earned her master's degree in Rehabilitation and Addiction Counseling from St Cloud University, MN in 2018. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at the University of Iowa. She is a temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC), and also a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). Carrie's clinical research interests include exploring how the intersectionality of multiculturalism, disability and language affect the counseling relationship. Carrie has completed advanced clinical coursework in substance use and co-occurring mental health issues, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and vocational rehabilitation. Carrie uses a client-centered and DBT skills informed approach to individualize treatment for individuals who may be struggling with issues of emotional dysregulation and anxiety.
Carrie has extensive experience working with people with disabilities including 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, depression and anxiety. Carrie has experience in treating people who may be struggling with the effects of hearing loss, chronic pain or illness, substance use, depression and anxiety. Carrie focuses on an individual's strengths and personal goals to assist them in building a life worth living.
Emilie Sommers, tLMHC
Emilie Sommers earned her master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Iowa in 2021. She also has bachelor's degrees in Engaged Social Innovation and Studio Art from the University of Iowa. Emilie is a temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) in the sate of Iowa, and is a current member of the American Counseling Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, and Postpartum Support International.
Emilie's approach to counseling is grounded in person-centered therapy and trauma-informed care, and she enjoys working with adults experiencing perinatal mental health concerns, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, trauma-related issues, and relationship challenges. She often incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) techniques in her work with clients.
Emilie has a special interest in maternal mental health and enjoys supporting people throughout the perinatal period. She has experience working with clients who are attempting to conceive, currently pregnant or postpartum, as well as with people undergoing fertility care, experiencing the unique bereavement of pregnancy or infant loss, and navigating birth or NICU-related trauma. Emilie has training and experience working with victims/survivors of sexual violence and other forms of trauma, including completing her Victim Counseling certification through the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
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.
Laren Garrett, tLMHC
Laren graduated from Walden University in 2021 with a Master of Science in clinical mental health counseling. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a second area of concentration in biology from the University of Iowa. Laren 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. Laren is a current member of the American Counseling Association.
Laren has had the privilege of working with people living with bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders in both clinical and research settings. She hopes to incorporate the exciting advances going on in brain research into how she does therapeutic work. Laren uses a variety of treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and person centered. She appreciates the uniqueness of each individual when collaborating with clients. Laren has experience working with individuals addressing concerns such as anxiety, adjustment, trauma, depression, and those dealing with the effects of substance abuse.
Laura Crow, BA
Laura is a current master's student in social work through the University of Northern Iowa with an anticipated graduation date of 2021. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Coe College. Laura is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers and is working toward becoming a licensed social worker (MSW). She is completing her clinical internship with Murray, Wilson, and Rose Counseling and Behavior Services under the supervision of Megan Rose (LMHC) and Molly Martin (LISW).
Laura has worked in the helping profession for the last fifteen years; she has training and experience working with adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, as well as people living with bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, autism, borderline personality disorder, and trauma. Her graduate training has focused on trauma-informed care and practice; Laura has completed Trauma Responsive Yoga training through the University of Northern Iowa. She plans to continue to explore how the mind-body connection can play a healing role in therapy.
More information on Trauma Responsive Yoga can be found at https://www.traumaresponsiveyoga.com/what-is-trauma-responsive-yoga.
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