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, 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 a special interest and expertise in reproductive and maternal mental health and 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.
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 as well as with the completion of 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.
Shannon's other professional interests include, but are not limited to the treatment of anxiety disorders, self-esteem, women's issues, codependency, and couples issues.
Shannon is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa. She currently is the Chair for Postpartum Support International Iowa Chapter. Shannon is available for public speaking about a variety of mental health issues. She is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, 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 Masters degree in Rehabilitation and Counselor Education. She earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Economics & Business from Cornell College. Megan is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.
Megan provides individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas includedepression, anxiety, self esteem, self harm, substance abuse and social anxiety. Megan has extensive experience working with adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.
Currently, Megan is working on becoming certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She attends workshops and continuing education through the Beck Institute in PA. Megan prefers to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session and incorporates other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, EFT and ACT as appropriate for each client.
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.
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.
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.