Second Journey Counseling
Where hope and healing meet
Wednesday 6 pm - 9 pm
Saturdays * 7 am - 12 pm
* every other Saturday
Foxboro Square-Regus Offices
6165 NW 86th Street
Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
NOT a Medicaid/Medicare Provider
If you have insurance through a different company, they may provide coverage. A call to your insurance company can confirm your mental health benefits, and provide you with information about coverage. You can also check with them regarding out of network
Education: B.A. Psychology, M.A. Counseling
Licensure: LMHC, State of Iowa
To Register as a New Client:
Please complete the following 3 steps before
scheduling your first counseling appointment:
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.
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 very 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 life, hope, and faith meaningfully influence how we approach our lives and 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 concerns I typically help with include:
Relationships * Anxiety * Depression * Spritual Formation
Couple Counseling * Grief & Loss * Parenting
Men's Issues * Trauma & Abuse
Speaking: I enjoy speaking at events and facilitating retreats and small groups on a variety of topics related to marriage, relationships, leadership, men's issues, and spiritual growth. If you would be interested in having me speak at or facilitate an event, please contact me at 515-210-6803 and I'd be happy to discuss this with you.