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 other activities 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), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other proven practices to reduce the suffering anxiety causes.  Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.  

Those of us who experience low mood may feel sad, unmotivated, or disconnected from life.  We can have trouble concentrating or making decisions. We may lose interest in things that used to make us happy.  We might not be able to experience joy or laugh like we used to. We’re often easily irritated.  We sleep and eat too much – or not enough. We can be highly self-critical and critical of others.  Sometimes even the simplest things, like taking a shower or calling a friend, are too much.  Whether your depression is chronic, seasonal, hormonal, or episodic, it’s difficult to manage alone.  The clinicians at Prairie Wellness are trained in evidence-based interventions like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to help you improve your mood.  Contact us today to learn more.

Whether you experienced trauma as a child, or later in life, lived through a traumatic event, or work in a field that regularly exposes you to traumatic situations, trauma can have a significant impact on your sense of safety and wellbeing.  Therapists at Prairie Wellness use Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing(EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and other evidence-based interventions to help you heal the wounds that trauma causes.  Contact us today for more information.

 Life can feel out of control or off balance when we’re constantly stressed. We may experience stress-related symptoms like anxiety, frustration, irritation, anger, depression, high blood pressure, headaches, trouble sleeping, or GI problems. Too much stress can strain our relationships at home  and work, exacerbate chronic health conditions, and lead to disordered eating or the misuse of drugs or alcohol. Learn to transform your relationship to stress with therapy or take our next Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ or The Mindful Way through Stress and Worry 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 leave us. Or we might find ourselves in a toxic relationship and need help finding our way out.  At Prairie Wellness, you’ll learn how to identify and break destructive relationship patterns, set firm boundaries, and resolve issues with family members, partners, coworkers, and friends. Dealing with a demanding boss or difficult co-workers? We can help with that, too. Contact us today.

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’ll be there along side you as you find your way through grief, loss, and difficult life transitions. We also provide support for parents struggling with fertility issues or mourning the death of a child.   Contact us today for help.  

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 licensed and board certified by the state of Iowa.

Mariah Andreasen

LMHC

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

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Karin Beschen

LMHC, PMH-C

Karin sees adults for individual therapy.  She uses interpersonal and compassion-based therapies to treat anxiety, depression, traumatic grief, and struggles related to work, relationships, and life transitions.  Karin is certified in perinatal mental health and traumatic grief and has a special interest in helping women with fertility issues and postpartum complications.

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Katie Cabreriza

LMHC

Katie sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), 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 LGBTQIA+ community.   

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Trisha Crabbs

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

Katherine Donahue

LISW

Katherine sees adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Polyvagal Theory, and strength-based approaches to treat anxiety, depression, chronic stress, perfectionism, trauma, family of origin issues, life transitions, and grief and loss.

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Jennifer Gilmore

LISW, BCBA

Jennifer sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy. She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and other evidence based practices to treat mood disorders, anxiety, phobias, OCD, eating disorders, and chronic pain.  Jennifer is a board-certified behavior analyst.   

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Nicole Holmberg

Ph.D.

Nicole sees adults 27 and older for individual therapy. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to treat anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain, and issues related to life transitions.  Nicole has a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community.  

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LMHC, C-DBT

Tonya sees adolescents and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), EMDR, and Trauma Model Therapy (TMT) to treat anxiety, trauma-related disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Tonya is a certified DBT therapist.  She has a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community.   

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Rachel Johnson

LISW

Rachel sees adolescents and adults for individual and family therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and other evidence-based interventions to treat anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, family conflict, and issues that arise during life transitions. Rachel has a special interest in working with the LGBTQIA+ community.

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Michelle Kellar

LMHC

Michelle sees adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), 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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Stephanie McFarland

LISW

Stephanie sees children 5 and older and adults for individual, couples, parent/child dyad, and family therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other modalities to treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, adjustment challenges, and life transitions.  Stephanie has a special interest in working with educators and healthcare providers and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

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Logan Porter

LISW

Logan sees adults for individual therapy.  He uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), and mindfulness to treat anxiety disorders, depression, chronic 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 25 and older for individual therapy.  She uses Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat anxiety disorders, chronic stress, perfectionism, self-criticism, controlling behavior, relationship issues, and issues related to life transitions.  Emily also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ and other mindfulness classes.

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Danielle Sodergren

LMHC, IAADC, RPT

Danielle sees children 5 and older and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based interventions to treat co-occuring mental health and substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, anger and control issues, PTSD, and other trauma-related disorders. She has a special interest in working with military/LEO members and their families.   Danielle is a Registered Play Therapist.  She is also a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist.  However, she doesn’t treat opioid addiction.  

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Rachel Ukena

LMSW

Rachel sees children 10 and older and adults for individual therapy.  She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and other evidence-based interventions to treat anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma.  Rachel has a special interest in working with military/LEO members and their families and the LGTBQIA+ community.

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Our Services

Individual, Couples, & Family Therapy

We offer individual therapy, couples counseling, and family therapy using interventions that are client-directed and research-informed.

Mindfulness Classes

We live in a world of constant distraction and enormous stress. Our health and wellbeing are suffering because of it. Research shows that mindfulness training can help. We offer Introduction to Mindfulness, The Mindful Way through Stress and Worry, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction™ classes throughout the year.

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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Request An Appointment

Therapists schedule their own appointments, so please decide who you’d like to see and send them a message.  Not sure who’s the best fit?   Choose the General Inquiries option and we’ll be in touch.  

Copays, deductibles, and coinsurance are due at the time of service.  We do not bill secondary insurance plans.  

People of every race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious/faith tradition, and physical ability are welcome at Prairie Wellness.  We look forward to seeing you soon. 

 

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