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
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider
Education: B.A. Psychology, M.S.W.
Licensure: LISW, State of Iowa
Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturday * 7 am - 12 pm
*every other Saturday
Foxboro Square-Regus Offices
6165 NW 86th Street
Johnston, Iowa 50131
2. Review the "NOTICE OF PRIVACY" (HIPPA) form.
Before registering, please call or e-mail Kent to
Inquire about services and to schedule your initial appointment. After you have scheduled your first appointment with Kent, 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.
To schedule an appointment on-line or change an existing appointment please do the following:
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 Kent's schedule if full, or you are not able to schedule, please e-mail
or call Kent to let him know you would like to be on his waiting list.
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
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Iowa, having earned my M.S.W. from the University of Iowa in 1989. I also completed an M.A. in Counseling from Colorado Christian University in 1995 with an emphasis in counseling from a biblical perspective. My past clinical experiences include 4 years of work in residential treatment and outpatient counseling with Lutheran Social Services, 5 years of school social work with Heartland Area Education Agency, 11 years of private counseling practice with Family Legacy and selected church settings, and for the last 11 years as the Director of Leadership & Counseling at Grand View University while maintaining a small private practice.
Counseling is a significant way to enrich one’s life and relationships, and I find great joy working together with individuals and couples toward healing, growth, and change. I enjoy helping clients better understand the concerns they bring to counseling, contemplate how their past informs their present situation, and consider how they can successfully engage in change even during the most difficult of circumstances. I deeply believe that our relationships are at the heart of our most significant healing and change, and that the narratives we bring to our life, hope, and faith meaningfully influence how we live and approach our concerns.
While I practice as a generalist, I annually participate in specialized trainings to further my development as a counselor. I am particularly skilled in working with relational concerns, anxiety and depression, spiritual formation, couples counseling, grief and loss, trauma and abuse, and men’s issues. I learn every day from those whom I’ve had the privilege to counsel, and I strive to engage with authenticity, sincerity, empathy, and celebration. I consider it an honor to be invited into the lives of those with whom I work.
My Areas of Interest
Counseling with couples - I enjoy supporting couples in their various seasons of life, helping them to grow in the midst of difficult circumstances, repair and strengthen relationships, restore trust, renew their faith, be more deeply connected to others, and live passionate and purposeful lives.
Counseling pastors and their families - Being a church leader presents its own unique challenges and joys that can be difficult to balance amidst high community expectations and healthy engagement with family. I am particularly passionate about providing pastors a safe and confidential space to talk openly about the challenges of their calling and to address their own emotional and spiritual well-being along with that of their family.
Facilitating leadership development and the building of healthy and good functioning teams - I am particularly interested in the relational dynamic of teams, helping them work toward their full potential by addressing foundational matters of trust, and building safety and structure so that diverse engagement and innovation can flourish.
Speaking and retreat facilitation - I enjoy speaking and facilitating discussion on a variety of topics related to men and women, marriage, parenting, leadership and spiritual growth. If you would be interested in having me speak at an event or facilitate a retreat or seminar, please contact me at or 515-210-6803 and I'd be happy to discuss ideas with you.
Counseling concerns I typically help with include:
Relationships Anxiety Depression Spiritual Formation Couple Counseling Grief & Loss
Parenting Men's Issues Trauma & Abuse Leadership