Solutions for mental health and well-being

Meet the Counseling Center Team

St. Luke's Counseling Center has an experienced staff with a wide range of expertise providing therapy for mental health issues. For more information, contact us at (319) 369-7952.

St. Luke's Counseling Center Staff

Holli Lefavour
Holli Lefavour,
PsyD

Holli Lefavour, Psy.D.

Holli has been treating seniors, adults, adolescents and children for the past 12 years in private practice, community mental health, hospital and geriatric settings. She has experience working with individuals, couples, and families. She earned her master's and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago and is licensed as a psychologist in Iowa and Illinois. 

Specialties: Life change adjustment in older adults, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for trauma resolution, psychological testing for children, adolescents and adults
 
Emily Kleinsmith, MA, LMFT 

Emily Kleinsmith, MA, LMFT 

Emily is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Emily received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa majoring in psychology with a minor in family studies. Her graduate degree was obtained from Mount Mercy University. Emily has experience working with victims of domestic violence or sexual assault, individuals experiencing homelessness, facilitating marital or divorce therapy, addressing blended family issues, and working with individuals and family systems at all stages of life. Throughout her career, Emily has gained experience working with dual diagnosis issues, assisting in life transitions, and as well as processing emotion related to major life events or changes. Emily is trained to work from a variety of approaches in order to fit a client's style or current needs including: person centered approach, narrative, collaborative, solution-focused, emotionally focused, structural family therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapies.  She has training in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).

Specialties: Child and adolescent therapy, individual or family therapy, marital/couples therapy, dual diagnosis issues, depression, anxiety, major life changes/transitions

Dan Louzek

Dan Louzek,
MSW, LISW

Dan Louzek, MSW, LISW

Dan received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology and his Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has a broad range of experience, providing counseling and human services in outpatient and inpatient settings since 1987. He enjoys helping patients of all ages and their families. Dan's therapeutic approach includes a supportive combination of cognitive behavioral, solution focused and family systems therapies. He also utilizes developmentally appropriate approaches such as play and expressive art techniques. He has training in effective evidence based techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and exposure therapy. He is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with children.

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, anger management, family relationship issues, grief, loss, life transitions, parenting and child behavioral issues, child/adolescent individual & family therapy, adult psychotherapy and marital therapy

 


Kim Steffensmeier

Kim Steffensmeier,
MSW, LISW

Kim Steffensmeier, MSW, LISW

Kim received her bachelor's degree in psychology and her master's degree in social work from the University of Iowa and has worked in human services since 2005. Kim's therapeutic approach is strength-based, systemic and collaborative in nature. Her experience includes inpatient and outpatient therapy, as well as group facilitation. Kim's clinical expertise is working with families who have children with emotional and behavioral issues and providing parental education. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Specialties: Adult psychotherapy, anxiety, depression, divorce, grief and loss, life transitions, parenting and children's behavioral and emotional issues, child/adolescent individual & family therapy, adoption and foster care issues

Theresa Marlow, MA, tLMFT

Theresa Marlow, MA, tLMFT

Theresa has worked with youth and families in St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Services since 1991. She currently works as a therapist with children, adolescents, adults, parents and couples. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy through Mount Mercy University. Her therapeutic approach includes cognitive behavioral therapy, solution based therapy, and structural family therapy, while being systemic and collaborative in nature. She is trained in Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT).

Specialties: Individual and family therapy, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, major life changes, adjustment disorders, child behavioral issues, and emotional regulation.

 Kayla Orr
Kayla Orr, MSW, LISW

Kayla Orr, MSW, LISW

Kayla received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Coe College and her Master's degree in social work from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has experience working with individuals and families, as well as providing group therapy. Kayla's therapeutic approach includes elements of cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems, and solution-focused therapy, while incorporating a strength based approach. Kayla has training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT), as well as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

Specialties: child/adolescent individual and family therapy; trauma; anxiety; depression; life transition issues; emotional regulation; anger management; adjustment disorders
 
Shannon Kirchen, MS, LMHC

Shannon Kirchen, MS, LMHC

Shannon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She received her Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology in December 2012 and her Bachelors of Arts in Communicative Disorders in May 2011 from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Shannon has worked in a variety of non-profit based clinical settings including outpatient and residential treatment. Shannon has experience working with children and families affected by abuse and other traumas. Shannon also provides services to individuals with depression, anxiety, and other mental health symptoms. Shannon utilizes various treatment approaches including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Specialties: Child and adolescent therapy; family therapy; trauma and attachment insecurities; mood disorders; anxiety; self-esteem; anger management; stress management; life transitions and adjustment disorders; behavioral issues which include sexualized behaviors


Heather Harris, MA, LMHC 


Heather Harris, MA, LMHC 

Heather received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Mount Mercy College and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. Heather has experience working with individuals of all ages across a variety of settings. She specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families. Heather is trained in and utilizes models such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, grief, loss, trauma, life transition issues, adjustment disorders, family relationship issues
 Jennifer Watson, LISW, CADC

 Jennifer Watson, LISW, CADC

Jennifer is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Certified Cognitive Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and was appointed Diplomate of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Her experience includes individual, group, and family therapy utilizing evidence based approaches such as: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, drug and alcohol problems, life transitions