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    Meet Our Providers

    Susie Murray, PhD, LMHC

    Susie Murray graduated with a Doctorate in Philosophy in Rehabilitation Counselor Education in December 2020 from the University of Iowa. Susie has also obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development in 2008 from the University of Iowa. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor through the state of Iowa. Susie is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, American Psychological Association, Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

    Susie’s background, training, and education in supervision and counseling theory include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Existentialism and Solution-Focused Therapy. The application of theory in counseling and supervision is tailored specifically to the individualized needs of the client. Her clinical training and expertise address a broad variety of counseling-related issues and populations. Some of these areas include, but are not limited to, the following: adjustment, grief, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders and substance related issues; depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, chronic mental illness, EAP services, and supervision.

    Susie is a former adjunct instructor at Kirkwood Community College She engages in public speaking on topics relating to mental health, wellness, adjustment and workplace issues. Her research interests include clinical supervision and therapeutic outcomes.

    Shannon Wilson, LMHC, PMH-C

    Shannon is licensed by the State of Iowa as a Mental Health Counselor and holds Certification in Perinatal Mental Health. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Work and earned her Masters Degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development in 2010 from the University of Iowa.

    Shannon has extensive experience treating adults, both individuals and couples. She has expertise in reproductive and perinatal mental health and enjoys working with parents during pregnancy and new parenthood who may be experiencing difficulties with role changes and identity shift, as well as parents who are experiencing prenatal/postpartum depression, anxiety, or experiencing trauma from birth or early postpartum experiences. Shannon has supported many parents who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and can work with people individually or as a couple as they move through this unique grieving process.

    Additionally, Shannon has specialized training in the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy and has completed certification in ERP through the CBI Center for Education. She has special interest in working with individuals experiencing any sub-type of OCD as well as parents of children who are dealing with OCD or anxiety disorders and is trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions).

    Shannon remains committed to ongoing learning and professional growth and has continued her education with a variety of trainings including the 12-hour post-graduate Postpartum Depression training at The Postpartum Stress Center, the Perinatal Master Clinician Summit 2019 at The Postpartum Stress Center, and has completed the Postpartum Support International Maternal Mental Health certificate training. Most recently, Shannon has focused on learning and broadening her skill set related to the treatment of OCD and related anxiety disorders; she has completed “Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety-Related Disorders” training at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Pennsylvania. In September 2020, Shannon completed the 21-hour ERP for OCD training through the Behavior Therapy Training Institute in Indianapolis.

    Shannon is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Iowa. She helped to found and formerly chaired the Iowa Chapter of Postpartum Support International. Shannon is available for public speaking about a variety of mental health issues and enjoys training and consultation with other mental health and medical professionals. She is currently a member of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association, International OCD Foundation, Postpartum Support International and Postpartum Support International Iowa Chapter.

    Megan Rose, LMHC

    Megan began her work as a mental health counselor in 2009 after working in the human service field for the prior 8 years. She earned her masters degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling in 2011 from the University of Iowa.

    Continuing education and specialized training are important for professional counselors, and in 2019, Megan began to deepen her focus and training in cognitive behavioral therapy. In 2021after a combination of rigorous training along with evaluation and supervision by leading experts in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy she became the first beck institute cognitive behavioral therapy – certified clinician in Iowa. She plans to continue her training and supervision in the field of cognitive behavioral therapy and earned a certificate of completion for exposure and response prevention therapy. In 2011 she became a certified drug and alcohol counselor, she allowed this certification to expire in 2015.

    While Megan prefers to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in session she believes in the importance of incorporating other treatment modalities and interventions as appropriate for each individual client, which is why she also continues her learning by taking continuing education courses in other treatment modalities as well. To see more continuing education Megan has completed click here.

    Megan provides individual therapy to children (ages 10+), adolescents and adults. Her specialty areas include anxiety disorders such as: social anxiety, generalized anxiety, phobias, OCD as well as depression and substance abuse. She enjoys providing therapy for individuals who are working to build self confidence, parents and families who are working on reducing family accommodation, community involvement and public speaking.

    Megan is an adjunct professor at the University of Iowa on occasion. She is currently a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association.

    In addition to expanding her own knowledge of counseling, she enjoys supervising individuals who are in their clinical programs or those who are provisionally licensed while they work towards full licensure. Megan is an approved supervisor in the state of Iowa for mental health counselors. Please email Megan if you are interested in an internship opportunity or supervision.