Shelie Leighter | MA, MSW, LISW
Shelie is a Mental Health Therapist with extensive education and training in developmental psychology. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has been working with clients experiencing trauma for over 12 years. Shelie has experience working with all ages in individual, family and group settings addressing issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, parenting, problems at school, relationships, trauma, and adjustment to life transitions. Shelie’s goal is to help client’s feel more empowered, in control and at peace with the challenges they face. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Art and Play therapy techniques, allows Shelie to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.
Lisa Kee | MSW, LISW
Lisa is a Mental Health Therapist and is trained in EMDR and Parent-Child Interaction Therpay (PCIT). Lisa has experience working with all ages in individual, family and group settings addressing issues that come up with natural life transitions that happens at different ages - beginning school, relationships, parenting, career, and issues of aging are common. Others, may involve both situational stress, divorce, grief, trauma and abuse, Mood Disorders, and chronic mental health issues. Lisa believes people are unique, and helps them make changes by entering into a relationship that honors who they are. This relationship fosters a safe place to heal old wounds, explore the vast realm of possibility, and reach a more peaceful state of mind, body, and spirit. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Art and Play therapy techniques, allows Lisa to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.
Gina M. West-Hendrickson | LMHC, RPT
Gina is a Mental Health Therapist, Registered Play Therapist and is trained in EMDR. Gina has experience working with all ages and utilizes a variety of therapy techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, art, sand tray and play. Her focus is to develop treatment that is specialized for the individual’s needs. Gina has several years experience in a therapeutic setting working with individuals with depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, grief/loss, abuse parenting relationship problems, school related problems, adjustment disorders and addictions. Gina has special interest in working with children, families, and individuals struggling with trauma and attachment issues. She currently works in both the Council Bluffs and Missouri Valley office locations.
Chad Richter | LMHC, LMHP
Chad is a Mental Health Therapist and is trained in EMDR. Chad has several years of experience working with diverse populations including children, adolescents/at-risk youth, and adults. His core work focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), anxiety/panic attacks, physical/emotional abuse, anger problems, grief, self-esteem, ADHD, PTSD, addiction, work/vocational issues, school/truancy, homelessness and parenting difficulties. He believes in helping those achieve a balance of the mind, body, and spirit. The application of various strategies and interventions, from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Person-Centered Therapy, allows Chad to develop treatment that represents the unique needs of each individual.
Lisa Crouse | LMHC, CADC
Lisa is a US Navy veteran who has several years of experience working with adults who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse concerns. Lisa utilizes a person centered, trauma informed approach in addition to CBT and is trained in EMDR. Lisa has substantial training in crisis mitigation and often volunteers in the community in that capacity. Her primary focus is working with adults and couples who are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and addictions.
Lauren Campbell | MSW, LISW
Lauren is a mental health therapist who is trained in sand tray therapy, TF-CBT, PCIT and EMDR. Lauren has experience working with children of all ages, as well as adults suffering from anxiety, depression and life stressors. Lauren believes in using a person centered approach to treatment and tailoring therapy to a client’s specific needs. Lauren believes in helping clients overcome life‘s challenges by processing current and past stressors, altering underlying thinking patterns and empowering clients by teaching skills to help them cope in the future. Lauren’s primary focus is working with children and adolescents who have experienced complex trauma, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, grief/loss, school concerns, attachment issues and parenting issues. Lauren is also a trained facilitator in the Love and Logic parenting program.
Inga Eanes | MSW, LMSW
Inga has a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. She comes to The Center for Healing and Hope working primarily with children with trauma, ADHD, ODD and Autism. Inga’s approach to therapy comes from a holistic perspective, placing emphasis on both environmental and biological factors. Inga’s preferred therapeutic approach is cognitive therapy. Therapy with Inga is trauma informed and she is EMDR certified. Inga uses TF-CBT, play therapy, sand tray, EMDR, art materials, and talk therapy as modalities to help clients process their thoughts, feelings and traumatic memories. Inga uses the Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) to guide parents who struggle with intense children’s behaviors that sometimes stem from being ADHD or ODD. From study of NHA and therapeutic work with horses, Inga has gained her philosophy of relationships and communication as an energy exchange. Inga looks at attachment patterns to inform her treatment with clients.