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Brenda Wood-Clark, LMHC, CFTP

Licensed Therapist/Clinical Director

Brenda is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist specializing in individual, couples, group, and family therapy. She is also a Certified Family Trauma Professional who believes that although we are all a product of our past, it should not define our future.

With over 20 years of experience working in mental health in a variety of capacities she specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

She is an interactive, solution-focused therapist who believes that assisting the client to create a life that happens by them and not to them, is of utmost importance. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Brenda works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Education
Brenda graduated from Buena Vista University completing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Human Services and Psychology and completed a Master of Science degree at Drake University in Mental Health Counseling.

License, Certifications & Awards

  • License for Mental Health Counseling in the State of Iowa
  • Basic I Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Certified Family Trauma Professional (CFTP)

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the American Counseling Association
  • Member of National Association for Professional Women
  • Member of International Trauma Professionals
  • Credentials and Background approved by Psychology Today
  • Board Member-Camp Hertko Hollow Iowa
 
 

Traci Rudolf-Hanrahan, LMSW

Mental Health Therapist/BHIS Supervisor

Traci is a Licensed Master of Social Work specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, with extensive experience working with young children and adolescents. She has several years of experience working with youth with behavioral health needs and currently provides school based mental health services in rural community schools.

With over 20 years of experience working in social work and mental health in a variety of capacities, Traci specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on interactive, strength based, and solution-focused models.

Education 

Traci completed her Bachelor's degree in Social Work at Dana College, and received her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Iowa.

License, Certifications & Awards

  • License for Mental Health Counseling in the State of Iowa 
  • Certified Facilitator for Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
  • Certified in Mental Health First Aid
  • Certified Trainer for Common Sense Parenting

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Member of Iowa School Social Workers' Association

 

 

 

Teresa Gilbert, LISW, SOTP

Mental Health Therapist

Teresa has over 25 years of experience working as a therapist in numerous settings. She has provided case management for those with persistent mental illness, group and individual therapy for various mental health issues, and has worked in both community and hospital settings. Teresa has worked within county and state organizations, and correctional settings. She  maintained a private practice in Des Moines for the last ten years and now joins CTS for the next phase of her adventure. Teresa has lengthy experience working with depression, anxiety, co-dependency, bipolar, sex addiction, marital therapy, and more. She utilizes a cognitive-behavioral approach as well as systems theory and problem solving therapy. 

 

Susan Tridle, BA, MS

Mental Health Therapist/ Addictions Counselor

“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.

Education:

  • BA Community Recreation, Emphasis: Aquatics; BA: Elementary Education, BA Psychology
  • MA in Teaching: Special Education
  • Graduate Student in Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling, expected date of graduation: May 2019

Professional Activities/Memberships:

  • Graduate Student Member of 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

 

 

 

 

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