Amanda Russell, BA

In-Home Provider
(Red Oak Office)

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Masters of Forensic Science, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Experience: Several years experience working with families in the home, working with foster care and early head start in-home services.

Insurances Accepted: All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Jeremy Grimes, BA

In-Home Provider
(Council Bluffs Office)

Education: Bachelors of Arts in Psychology

Experience: Over 8 years experience working with the public in a variety of healthcare settings

Insurances Accepted: All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Katelyn Dumler

Administrative Assistant
(Red Oak Office)

Experience: Has lived in Red Oak all my life and experience in customer service for 3 years

Misty Warren, MS, LIMHP, LMHC, LPC, NCC

Therapist
(Telehealth Only)

Education: Masters of Science in Clinical Counseling, Bellevue University

Licensure: Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, State of Nebraska
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Iowa
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor

Experience: Experience working with many populations including adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.

Modalities Used: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused

Insurances Accepted: All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Blue Cross Blue Shield , United Healthcare/UBH/Optum, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Tricare, Cigna, Nebraska Medicaid (Nebraska Total Care, UHC, Healthy Blue) , Cigna

Christina Bernard, MPA

In-Home Provider
(Council Bluffs Office)

Education: Bachelors in Biology, Concordia University
Masters in Public Health Policy and Administration, Concordia University

Experience: Public Health Coordinator/Intern at human service agency. Experienced public health specialist with interest in community health and community outreach.
Insurances Accepted: All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Justina Reeves, MA, TLMHC, PLMHP

Therapist
(Red Oak Office)

Education: Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling, Grand Canyon University
Bachelors of Arts in Human and Social Service Administration, Bellevue University
Licensure: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (TEMP), State of Iowa
Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, State of Nebraska
International Drug and Alcohol Counselor, State of Iowa (PENDING)
Experience: Experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, anger management, behaviors, and substance abuse issues
Modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, Strengths Based Approach, Certified in Dialectial Behavior Therapy, and Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare/UBH/Optum, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Tricare, Cigna, Nebraska Medicaid (Nebraska Total Care, UHC, Healthy Blue), All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations
For more information about Justina, visit her Psychology Today profile.

Karlie Ferdon, BS, MS (in process)

Therapist Intern
(Plattsmouth Office)

Education: Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wayne State College (in process)
Bachelors of Science in Family and Human Development, Arizona State University
Experience: Experience working with youth and their families in an educational setting. I believe in an individual’s strength and ability to learn and grow from life’s challenges. As a compassionate advocate of mental health, I create a safe space free of judgment for my clients to express their true authentic selves.
Modalities: I believe counseling is an individual journey. Using a client-centered approach, my goal is to personalize treatments for my client’s specific needs.
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare/UBH/Optum, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Tricare, Cigna, Nebraska Medicaid (Nebraska Total Care, UHC, Healthy Blue), All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Dana Marsden, BS, MA (in process)

Therapist Intern
(Glenwood Office)

Education: Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, University of Northern Iowa (in process)
Bachelors of Science in Psychology minor in Child and Family Studies, Northwest Missouri State University
Experience: Experience working with youth and young adults. Worked with social anxiety, GAD, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Modalities: Person Centered, Solution Focused, ACT, CBT
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare/UBH/Optum, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Tricare, Cigna, Nebraska Medicaid (Nebraska Total Care, UHC, Healthy Blue), All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Brett Phillips, LISW, LIMHP, LCSW

Therapist
(Glenwood Office)

Education: Masters of Social Work, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Licensure: Licensed Independent Social Worker, State of Iowa
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner, State of Nebraska
Licensed Certified Social Worker, State of Nebraska
Experience: Over 21 years experience working with a variety of populations in the mental health field including adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.
Insurances Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare/UBH/Optum, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Tricare, Cigna, Nebraska Medicaid (Nebraska Total Care, UHC, Healthy Blue), All Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Organizations

Rowan

Therapy Support Provider
(Glenwood Office)

Hello friends!
My name is Rowan but my mom sometimes calls me Row! My mom adopted me and they told her that I was just a Golden Retriever but I think that I am also an Irish Setter. I fancy myself an investigator of smells, an expert squirrel chaser, enjoy meeting new friends, and if I see you upset I will do my best to comfort you sometimes it’s with licks, other times its through me leaning on you but sometimes if that doesn’t work I will try to lay part of me on your lap.

As a therapy dog in training I am a great listener with no judgment, observant, and enjoy meeting and comforting people. I love my squeaky toys and balls that mom lets me keep at work and if you ask her nicely she might let us play with them together. I enjoy adventures, hiking, car rides, and I LOVE naps, cuddles, and pets!

I am on track to get my full therapy dog certification when I finish with all of my training and practice deep pressure therapy (DPT).
I am excited to meet you!

Therapy benefits of DPT include but not limited to:
– Reduction in arousal levels by creating a shift from the sympathetic nervous system responsible for fight or flight to activating the parasympathetic nervous system response for regulation of calming functions
.- Reduction in cortisol-Increase endorphins and neurotransmitters.-Promotes the release of serotonin (responsible for mood regulation) and dopamine (responsible for reward, pleasure, and regulates emotional responses).