STEPHEN PICKEN, BA, IADC
ADDICTIONS SUPERVISOR/ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR
Stephen is a Certified IADC (International Alcohol and Drug Counselor) specializing in adult individual, adolescent, and family addiction issues.
He has many years of experience teaching the Iowa OWI Curriculum and working in Corrections in the State of Iowa and Oregon.
With over 29 years of experience working in probation/parole, residential and outpatient treatment settings, Stephen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral counseling with an emphasis on strength based and solution-focused models.
Stephen utilizes a down to earth, warm and caring manner when working with his clients. He utilizes various modalities and evidence based practices to assist clients in meeting their goals.
His motto in helping others is to “Teach people how to live” when addressing addictions with individuals and their families.
Susan Tridle, BA, MS
Addictions Counselor/Mental Health Therapist
“We can only see with open eyes, We can only listen with open ears, We can only thing with open minds” (Author unknown)
Susan has had extensive experience over the past 22 years with individuals of all ages and genders in educational settings, home settings, and facility settings. She has worked with individuals having many diagnoses (singular or multiple) including but not limited to: Intellectual Disabilities, Behavior Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Angelman’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Behavior, Conduct Disorder, Anger Management, and Schizophrenia. She is currently working toward completion of her Masters degree in Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is her specialization along with skill building to replace maladaptive behaviors with socially acceptable behaviors, and using coping skills for anger management.
MA in Teaching: Special Education
MS Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Anitoch University
American Counseling Association
Autism Society of Iowa, member
National Education Association, member
Nodaway Valley Education Association, membership committee co-chairperson
Orient Women’s Club, President, Fundraiser chairperson
MORGAN KONRAD, CADC
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
Morgan is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor that has experience working
with adults, adolescents, and families. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational
Interviewing to help clients meet their goals for change. Morgan enjoys taking a client-centered approach in meeting every person where they are in their recovery journey.
Morgan believes each person should be treated with respect, kindness, dignity, and empathy and uses a disease model approach in viewing struggles with addiction, She also utilizes a family disease model to further enhance the goals with their loved ones.
Morgan completed her Bachelor degree in Child, Adult, and Family Services at Iowa State University.
License, Certifications & Awards
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Certified in Mental Health First Aid
Professional Activities and Memberships
Board of Directors for Child Abuse Prevention Council of Warren County
Kappa Omicron Nu Human Services Honor Society
KELSEY YEATS, CADC
Kelsey is a CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) and has the CMCC (Clinical Military Counselor Certification). Kelsey’s specialty and experience is working with adults and teenagers age 13-18. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivation Enhancement Theory (MET), Strength’s based methods, and Existential Theories.
What that means is Kelsey operates from a belief that you have walked every mile in your shoes, and lived every day in your body, making you the expert on you. Working together, Kelsey tries to help clients face their challenges in a supportive manner, and create positive lasting change while educating the client on ways to make the various changes they want in their lives. She believes that people never stop learning, and that change is always possible if given the right tools for the job, and the proper support for the journey.
North Dakota State University: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Walden University: Master’s of Science in Forensic Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology: Master’s of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (anticipated July 2021)
Graduate Student Member of the American Psychology Association (APA)
Graduate Student Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Graduate Student Member of the American Counseling Association of Iowa (ACA of Iowa)
Member of the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)