Second Journey Counseling
Where hope and healing meet
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Second Journey Counseling
Where hope and healing meet
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
United Healthcare/UBH/UMR/Golden Rule
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider
Education: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Counseling
Licensure: LMHC, State of Iowa
**If you have insurance through a different company, they may provide coverage. A call to your insurance company can provide you with more information about your mental health benefits.
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 8 pm
Thursday 9 am - 4 pm
Foxboro Square-Regus Offices
6165 NW 86th Street
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Click the "SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT" button and log in with your unique "username" and "password" to access your account. Click on "set, view, or reschedule appointments" to view the current day or "Show Whole Month" schedule. Available appointments are identified by a "green plus sign" in the daily view that you can click on to schedule an appointment. Existing appointments can be canceled without penalty if done 24 hours in advance by clicking on the "trash can" next to your identified appointment.
* If Nancy's schedule if full, or you are not able to schedule, please e-mail
or call Nancy to let her know you would like to be on her waiting list.
Before registering, please call or e-mail Nancy
to inquire about services. After you and Nancy have confirmed a plan for services, please complete the following 3 steps:
1. Click the "REGISTER AS A CLIENT" button and fill
in your client information. Upon submitting this
information you will also be asked to complete a
biographical information form.
2. Review the "NOTICE OF PRIVACY" (HIPPA) form.
3. Read and complete the electronic "INFORMED
CONSENT" form and submit.
If you need crisis care, please utilize the following:
Emergency - 911, emergency room, or shelter
Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 800-273-8255
Domestic Violence - 800-799-7233 (SAFE)
Text "HOME" to 741741 for immediate support
My Professional Journey
Having received my Master’s degree from Colorado Christian University, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the State of Iowa and have over 30 years of counseling experience. My early clinical work was in residential treatment and agency settings providing services to children, teens, and families. In 1995, I began my private practice with Family Legacy Counseling in Johnston, IA, and for nearly 22 years this was my professional home, focusing my clinical work towards adults, groups, and couples. On April 1st, 2017, I launched Second Journey Counseling in Johnston, IA along with my business partner and husband, Kent Schornack.
Foundational to my journey is my conviction that relationships are at the heart of change, and that one's life is a meaningful story, worthy of a contemplative read. If you were to ask me how I would best describe the counseling experience, I would say it is inviting another to read your story with you. In doing so you can gain perspective about past chapters, live mindfully in the present, and author redemptive chapters to come.
On a personal note, my greatest joy is being married to my husband, Kent and enjoying adventures with our adult sons and their wives. I love travel, cheering on the ISU Cyclones, movies and books, and being in my kayak enjoying the solitude and beauty of nature. My life is fortified by my relationships with family, friends, and God.
My Areas of Interest
Counseling with couples in various seasons of life, working attentively to help them repair what has been broken, heal from betrayal, restore trust, renew friendship, increase intimacy, and become allies in life.
Counseling with women, helping them cultivate emotional, relational, and spiritual balance and health. Drawing not only from my professional expertise, but also from 'just living life', I strive to understand women and all that accompanies them: friendships, singleness, partners, kids, busyness and clutter, order and control, loss and heartache, and spiritual journey. Through participating in ongoing training, and learning every day from those I counsel, I stay equipped to address the unique challenges of depression, anxiety, ADD, disordered eating, grief, past/current trauma, relationships, and spiritual formation.
Delivering and facilitating the work of Dr. Brené Brown in counseling and thru workshops and groups for women, men, and couples. The Daring Way™ is an organization that develops curriculum and resources based on the research and writing of Dr. Brené Brown, and extensively trains and certifies helping professionals to uniquely deliver this work. As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant (CDWF-C), I offer expertise in helping individuals and couples understand the operation of shame in their lives, and how to move thru it towards whole hearted living. This work parallels my own convictions in the value of being ransomed from shame and living a brave and authentic life. To learn more click on "The Daring Way™" tab at the top of this page.
Speaking and workshop/retreat facilitation on a variety of topics related to women, parenting, whole-hearted living, marriage, and spiritual growth is also a passion. If you would be interested in having me speak at an event or facilitate a retreat or seminar, please contact me at and I'd love to discuss ideas with you. To learn more click on the "Speaking and Retreats" tab at the top of this page.
Consultation and professional development for helping professionals. To learn more about this, please click on the "Consultation and Professional Development" tab at the top of this page.
Memberships and Community Service
Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
Member of Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
President of Board of Directors for Quakerdale Foundation, a non-profit organization that joins with youth, families, and communities through opportunities of prevention, education, and support