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Bobby Jo Salm
LISW, RPT

Modalities Typically Used​

Play Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Interpersonal Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Therapy

Neurodiversity Affirming

Specialties

Play Therapy 

Sand Tray Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy

 

Niches

  • Individuals newly entering the workforce experiencing anxiety.

  • Individuals, both adults, and children, are afflicted with chronic medical conditions.

  • Underprivileged members of society with a history of addiction, abuse, and divorce spanning generations.

  • Family members designated as scapegoats within their familial dynamic.

About Bobby

Bobby is an experienced therapist specializing in therapy for children and adults. She holds degrees from Mount Mercy University and the University of Iowa. Bobby is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Bobby is a Registered Play Therapist and Aut-Play therapist. Bobby is also certified in Sand Tray Therapy.

 

Bobby has worked in hospitals, non-profit sectors, and private practices and now runs her own practice in Coralville and Rural Wilton. In her practice, Bobby utilizes a range of therapeutic approaches, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Holistic Therapy. She customizes her approach to address the unique requirements of each client. For children, she employs Directive and Non-Directive play therapy techniques. 

 

Clients say they appreciate Bobby's empathetic, compassionate nature and innovative and imaginative mindset. Bobby incorporates expressive therapies like art and music therapy to help clients explore their emotions and experiences. Bobby values personal connections and strives to make a positive difference in the lives of others. Having faced limitations and emotional trauma, Bobby understands the challenges of confronting these issues and addressing the root cause. 

Working with children has inspired Bobby, as she has discovered their incredible insights and creativity within the therapeutic process. When working with adults, she emphasizes building a genuine connection with clients, understanding that this personal connection is critical to impactful therapy rather than relying solely on textbooks.

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Sara Berry
LMSW

Specialties

  • Neurodiverse ADHD Framework: Welcoming diversity of human brains as natural and valuable.

  • Acceptance Commitment: Exploration and commitment to the values, beliefs, and goals that contribute to one’s sense of self, cultivating compassion for those struggling with shame and self-criticism.

  • Mindfulness: Increasing awareness and intentional focus in the present moment to better manage distressing thoughts and emotions.

  • Dialectical Behavioral: Regulating emotions and behaviors, enhancing mood, improving relationships, and engaging in effective problem-solving.

Niches

  • Adolescent & adult mood and anxiety disorders

  • Adolescent & young adult  life transitions and identity exploration

  • ADHD in women & assigned female at birth (AFAB) individuals

  • Maternal mental health and parenting support

About Sara

Sara is a licensed social worker and true mental health champion with over a decade of experience supporting and guiding those in need. She has dedicated her life to using her skills and knowledge to make a difference. Her passion is working alongside adolescents, young adults, and adults with ADHD. Sara has experience in the areas of anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, life transitions, parenting issues, and maternal mental health.

 

Sara works from a collaborative systems framework that is trauma-informed and strengths-based. Through this lens, Sara helps clients acknowledge the various unique contexts which impact their lives, connect with their strengths, and learn new ways to live in wholeness. Her empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental, inclusive space that promotes healing, resilience, and growth. 

 

Sara is devoted to providing compassionate care to every client she works with, whether they are struggling with a specific issue or seeking support for general mental wellness. She considers it a great privilege to stand beside those facing adversity and is here to support each personal journey.

 

 

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Mary Schiotis
tLMHC, CADC

Specialties
  • Neurodivergent Childern and teens

  • Play Therapy

  • Substance misuse or dependency

  • Families

Niches
  • Working with children using play therapy, particularly those with different developmental needs.
  • couples seeking help with their relationships,
  • Families struggling with addiction and
  • Individuals in crisis who have lost hope.

About Mary

Mary is a Temporary Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who works collaboratively with individuals of all ages, including children, teens, and couples. She has gained valuable experience through working with children using play therapy, particularly those with different developmental needs. Mary has also assisted women and men dealing with codependency or substance abuse issues, couples seeking help with their relationships, families struggling with addiction, and individuals in crisis who have lost hope. 

 

In her practice, Mary focuses on deeply understanding her clients and their personal narratives. She aims to provide motivation and support to help them overcome challenges. As a mental health provider, she maintains an optimistic and grateful outlook and actively seeks out the strengths and healthy foundations that her clients possess. Mary adheres to a strength-based and wellness approach, empowering her clients to work towards their unique goals.

Matt Cohen 
PhD, LMSW

Specialties

  • Strengths-Based approaches

  • Couples Counseling 

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Certified Mediator

Niches

  • Couples Counseling

  • EMDR

About Matt

Matt Cohen, Ph.D., is an LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker, The University of Kansas 94). He works as a group facilitator and a licensed workplace mediator and counsels individuals and couples 18 years and older. Matt has many years of experience in mental health, including working in the Lawrence, Kansas Public School System, providing counseling to students.

He served as a drug and alcohol rehabilitation counselor at the Douglas County Citizen Committee on Alcoholism (DCCCA) and offered psychotherapy and case management to mental health patients at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Matt has also given national seminars about working with difficult people in the workplace. He is a certified workplace mediator coach/educator and trains others in mediation.

 

He has traveled nationally and internationally to present and conduct workshops using movement, storytelling, and play as a technique to build community spontaneity and develop a sense of connectedness with others. Matt's colleagues would describe him as a kind, collaborative, driven, resourceful individual who maintains a humorous, positive, proactive attitude when faced with adversity. Matt is currently under supervision to receive his LISW with Celia Dunnington, LISW.

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Melissa Remy
L
MSW

Specialties
  • Adolescents with dual diagnosis substance abuse disorder and anxiety/depression

  • Adolescents dealing with self-harming behaviors

  • Young adults with depression and anxiety

  • Sexual Abuse survivors

Niches
  • Client centered approach
  • Solution focused treatment
  • Strength Based and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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