Counselors

Life Happens. We’re Here to Help.

Tina Leaf, MSW, LISW

Clinical Team Lead
Tina is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who received her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa. Tina has 10 years of experience working in a residential setting. Tina provides therapy to individuals, families and couples- ranging in age from preschool to adulthood. Tina helps children, young adults and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including childhood trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Tina enjoys helping clients through a variety of different modalities including: Play-based therapy, attachment/trauma focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and ACT.
I believe that all people have the ability to overcome their obstacles, and I am here to support and guide them on the journey. I use client-centered approaches, which allow the clients to guide their therapy and find ways to meet their unique needs.

Joe Klipping, MS, LMHC

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Joe earned his master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. He has experience in a variety of settings, from private practice to residential facilities to community mental health centers. Joe has worked with many age groups, from clients as young as 3 to as old as 84.

I have helped people improve their functioning and overall contentment with their lives. I have experience helping clients with many different mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, as well as spiritual and existential matters, grief and loss, stage of life changes, and family relationships. We know that life is messy at times and a therapist can help clients lean into it, experience it in a healthy way, and eventually take a step closer to becoming who they want to be. When I am away from the office, I enjoy being with my family, going on drives, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Jessica Streeter, LMSW

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Jessica received both her Bachelors and Masters in Social work from the University of Iowa. Jessica enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults through individual, couple, and family sessions. Areas of competence include mood disorders, adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, and grief. Jessica’s therapeutic approach is highly flexible and will be individualized when working with each client. Together you will facilitate the changes you desire. Jessica’s role as a therapist is to create a safe and supportive therapeutic environment, one that inspires growth and change.

Although everyone faces obstacles in their lives, there can be growth and learning taken away from these challenges.

Racheal Gibbons, MS, LMHC, NCC, CADC

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Racheal earned her master’s in Mental Health Counseling at Drake University. She has worked in both residential and outpatient settings with children, adolescents and adults. Racheal has helped her patients work through trauma, grief and loss, anxiety, depression, substance/gambling abuse and stress management. She is a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association.

I believe that everyone deserves a chance to be heard, to be the best version of themselves. I offer a platform that is tailored to the individual that is strength-based, non-judgmental and compassionate. Sprinkled with humor, I offer clients the opportunity to let down their guard, increase their own strengths and develop their own roadmap to success.

Nicolette Novak, tLMHC

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Nicolette attended the University of Northern Iowa and received her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She specializes in working with life transitions, self-esteem, relationship issues, stress management, and anxiety/depression.

My clinical approach is genuine and non-judgmental. I meet clients where they are at and adjust my therapeutic interventions to the individual. I often utilize cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, solution focused, and strength-based techniques. I enjoy working with all ages and believe therapy is a collaborative experience where the client and I will work together towards their therapeutic goals.

Mary Doherty, LMSW

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Mary received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and went on to get her master’s in Social Work. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and families, but enjoys working with children birth through early teenage years the most. Mary seeks to help her clients problem solve by identifying coping skills and finding resources to help the individual.

I am passionate about the client being the experts in their own life and helping someone look at the whole picture of what is going on in their life. I love having the opportunity to work alongside people and finding what supports can be beneficial for each person.

Ashley Morgan, MS, tCADC, LMHC

Integrated Treatment Counselor

Ashley attended Drake University for her B.A. in Psychology, then went on to get her master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. She’s worked in a variety of settings, including residential facilities and community mental health centers. She has helped children with intellectual/developmental disabilities, adults with serious mental illness, and adolescents in residential treatment. Ashley enjoys working with a variety of populations, ranging from early adolescence through the rest of the lifespan, but one of her favorites is work with LGBTQIA+ adolescents. She has experience treating depression and anxiety, LGBTQIA+ issues, body image issues/self-esteem, and stress management.

When working with clients, I try to be as trauma-focused as possible in my practice. At the end of the day, the client is the best expert in their own life, I am just assisting them in navigating some of the bumps along the way in their journey.


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