Our Focus

We take a holistic approach to mental health care at Prairie Wellness. We use science-informed, evidence-based interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and EMDR and we may incorporate mindfulness training, yoga, and nutritional counseling in your wellness plan, if that’s right for you. Our specialties include:

Excessive worry, rumination, compulsions, tension, tightness, stomach aches, headaches, and sleepless nights can all be signs of an anxiety disorder.  At Prairie Wellness, we  specialize in treating  generalized anxiety,  OCD,  social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, and other anxiety  disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and other proven practices to reduce the suffering anxiety causes.  Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.  

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Chronic pain not only hurts, it can lead to depression, anxiety, and other conditions that make life more difficult to manage. Recent studies show that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness meditation can be more effective than narcotics to reduce chronic pain. Prairie Wellness offers CBT treatment and a ten-week mindfulness-based program to help you learn how to manage your pain so you can start living your life again. Contact us today to schedule your assessment.

Life can feel out of control or off balance when we’re constantly stressed. We may experience stress-related symptoms like anxiety, anger, depression, high blood pressure, headaches, trouble sleeping, or gastrointestinal problems. Too much stress can put strain on our relationships at home  and work, exacerbate chronic pain, and lead to disordered eating or the misuse of drugs or alcohol. Learn to transform your relationship to stress with individual or group therapy or take our next Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ class. Contact us today to get started.

Our relationships with others can bring us great joy and deep sorrow. So much suffering comes when we try to hold on too tight, control things, or push people away before they have time to leave us. At Prairie Wellness, you’ll learn how to identify and break destructive relationship patterns and resolve issues with family members, partners, and friends. Dealing with a demanding boss or difficult co-workers? We can help with that, too. Contact us today.

We all need food for nourishment and it can be a beautiful part of celebration and tradition. But sometimes we use food to bury feelings like sadness, anger, shame, stress, or boredom.  This can create a pattern of excessive or restrictive eating that carries serious consequences for our health and destroys our peace of mind. Prairie Wellness offers individual therapy for anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, and other eating disorders. Contact us today to learn more.

Whether you’re mourning the loss of someone close to you or grieving over one of the many changes life brings, you don’t need to do it alone. We offer individual and group therapy to help you find your way through grief, loss, and life transitions. Contact us today.  You’ll be glad you did.

Our Team

Meet our team of clinicians. We're passionate about providing our clients the most advanced, empirically-based treatment available and we do it with competence and compassion.
Each of us is fully licensed and board certified by the state of Iowa.

Karin Beschen, LMHC, PMH-C will be joining Prairie Wellness on November 1st.

Mariah Andreasen

LMHC

Mariah sees adults for individual therapy.   She uses EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Trauma-Responsive Yoga to treat anxiety disorders, depression, complex trauma, relationship and attachment issues, teen issues, and grief and loss.  

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Katie Cabreriza

LMHC

Katie sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, anger issues, and relationship issues. Katie has a special interest in working with the LGBTQ community.   

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Trisha Crabbs

LMHC

Trisha sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Compassion-Focused Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention to treat  OCD, social anxiety and other anxiety disorders, insomnia, complex trauma, and substance misuse. 

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Jessica DeBoom

LMHC

Jessica sees adults for individual therapy.  She uses Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, anger issues, relationship and family conflicts, and emotional eating.  Jessica is a certified EMDR therapist.

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Susan Heitshusen

LMHC, IADC

Susan sees adults for individual and group therapy and addiction counseling.  She uses EMDR, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness interventions to treat trauma, depression, anxiety, prolonged grief, relationship and workplace issues, and addiction.  Susan is a certified Grief Recovery Specialist.

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Michelle Kellar

LMHC

Michelle sees adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and other evidence-based interventions to treat trauma, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, and issues related to identity development. Michelle is a certified trainer for The Body Positive™.

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Erica Krolak

LMHC

Erica sees children (ages 6-11) and adults for individual therapy. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based interventions, to treat anxiety disorders, OCD, child school and behavioral problems, depression, marital and relationship issues, and parenting and family issues. 

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Kelly LaMotte

LMHC

Kelly sees clients 12 and older for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and other evidence-based interventions to treat anxiety and panic disorders, depression, eating disorders, stress, grief and loss, relationship and family conflict, low self-esteem, and ADHD.  

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Annie Lass

LMHC

Annie sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy.  She uses EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness interventions to treat trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and family conflicts, anger, and school/workplace issues.  Annie is a certified EMDR therapist.

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Logan Porter

LISW

Logan sees adults for individual therapy.  He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy, and mindfulness to treat anxiety disorders, depression, stress, relationship issues, and grief and loss. Logan also helps his clients successfully navigate life transitions.  

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Emily Smith

LISW

Emily sees adults for individual and group therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy to treat anxiety disorders, stress, perfectionism, relationship issues, and binge eating.  Emily also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ classes.

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Kim Tallon

LISW, CEDS-S

Kim sees clients 17 and older for individual therapy.  She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure and Response Prevention to treat eating disorders and anxiety disorders.  Kim is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor and is also certified in Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy.    

Katie Williams

LMHC

Katie sees adults for individual therapy.   She uses EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy DBT) to treat anxiety disorders, depression, complex trauma, relationship and attachment issues, and grief and loss.  Katie also sees individuals and families impacted by alcoholism and addiction.

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Our Services

Individual Therapy

We offer individual therapy using interventions that are client-directed and research-informed.

Classes and Group Therapy
All Classes and groups are on hold due to covid-19.

MBSR & Other Mindfulness Classes

Grief & Loss

Managing Emotions

Self-Compassion

Emotional Eating

Telehealth

Research shows that video conferencing with a therapist can be just as effective as in-person sessions. Telehealth services are available for Iowa residents.

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We accept Wellmark, other Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans, and Health Partners.

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