MEET THE OWNER: JaCarie Owens, LMHC
I attended Langston University as a student-athlete (forever a lady lion) for my undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice. I attended Walden University and earned my graduate degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Throughout the years, I have grown a love for studying trauma and how trauma affects our brain, heart and body. I am currently an EMDRIA approved consultant and coach in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I provide consultation to therapist learning how to integrate EMDR into their practices. I also hold specialized training in Brainspotting & Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). I have extensive training in play therapy techniques, TF-CBT, FirstPlay techniques and sand tray techniques. I have worked with children, families, and caregivers of the Des Moines area from all different walks of life. I value building connects with my clients, meeting my clients where they are at, and finding an integrated approach that best fits my clients' needs.
When I am not in the office. I enjoy spending time with family and friends. Spending time with my children and watching them compete in activities GIVE ME LIFE! My favorite sport to watch is basketball (AGAIN forever a lady lion).
- Coaching Professionals
- Pre-License Supervision for New Therapists
- Consultation for EMDR Therapists
- Confidential Clinical work with Practitioners
- Business Consultation
- Certified Child Parent Psychotherapy
- Certified FirstPlay® Child Practitioner FirstPlay®,
- Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
- EMDR International Association
If you'd like to book a professional consultation or supervision with me, please email me at email@example.com
MEET ERIN JONES, LMSW
Erin is a licensed master social worker (LMSW) obtained her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Iowa. Throughout her career she has worked in the field of drugs and alcohol use and mental health.
Erin provides a holistic and a person-centered approach to treating mental health needs. Erin sees pre-teens to adults for individual therapy. She utilizes EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) to treat anxiety disorders, depression, complex trauma, relationship and attachment issues, and grief and loss. Erin also works with individuals with emotional intensity, stress, anger, and self-esteem. Erin believes in the healing work and guiding clients on their journey for optimal health and well-being.
In her free time, she enjoys biking, being outdoors, live music-especially jazz-and spending quality time with her family and friends. Feel free to contact her to receive services that meet your mental health needs.
To scheduled an appointment with Erin, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put ERIN JONES in the subject line.
MEET GERD'ANICE NOEL, LMSW
I am a Licensed Master of Social Worker (LMSW). I attended Troy University (GO TROJANS!) where I received my Bachelor of Social Work with a concentration in Case Management. My career post-grad began in direct practice within the scope of children and family welfare. I had the opportunity to work on multidisciplinary teams that sought to meet the needs of parents and their children. However, as I worked within diverse communities and differing populations, I recognized families were sorely at a disadvantage due to the lack of available resources, policies that did not fit their individualized needs, the stigmas tied to seeking mental health treatment, in addition to the trauma associated with other varying factors. My passion for service that impacts lives, longed for further growth and expansion. Thus, in true Trojan fashion, I returned to Troy University to receive my graduate degree in Social Work, with a concentration in Mental Health.
Amid my years of practice, my primary objective, no matter the setting, has been to provide individuals the space to understand the true power within their voice. I believe it is essential to understand how trauma affects an individual holistically.
When I am not in the office, I enjoy writing, traveling, singing, and spending time with family and friends. I believe God has equipped me with the tools necessary to fulfill my purpose to help others. In addition to my life, educational, and professional experiences I believe my unique perspective on intervention techniques will provide an atmosphere that fosters self-recognition, confidence, and growth. Let's grow together!
To scheduled an appointment with Gerd'Anice, please email email@example.com and put GERD'ANICE NOEL in the subject line.
MEET EMILY, INTERN
Emily is a first year student within the Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate program at Grand View University. Emily is currently a counseling graduate intern under the supervision of JaCarie Owens, LMHC at Courageous Minds Counseling. Emily graduated from Iowa State University in 2019 upon completion of her Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) in Child, Adult, and Family Services. Emily values trauma-focused approaches, along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in addition to other mindfulness practices. She is determined to establish an environment for her clientele population that promotes their overall wellbeing and therapeutic success. In her free time, Emily loves jamming out to music in her car, and appreciates all genres. Emily also enjoys spending time with family and friends, and being able to be outside or go for walks with her dogs.
MEET MALLORY FRANCIS, MSW INTERN
I am a third year student through the University of Kentucky in the MSW program and currently a social work graduate intern under the supervision of JaCarie Owens, LMHC at Courageous Minds Counseling. I graduated from Iowa State University in 2011 upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology.
I values Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing techniques and is passionate about a holistic approach to healing. I seek to create a safe space for my clientele that promotes overall wellbeing and therapeutic success. I am excited to currently be expanding my expertise in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.
In my free time, I enjoys spending time with family, walking her dog, and reading.
**I currently offers free or low cost sessions of $25 per session.**
To scheduled an appointment with Mallory, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and put MALLORY FRANCIS in the subject line.
MEET SHARRELL SOLIVERAS, MSW INTERN
I am a student in the Advanced Graduate Program at The University of Iowa's School of Social Work. I graduated from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. I am currently completing her graduate practicum at Courageous Minds Counseling under the supervision of JaCarie Owens, LMHC.
I value Trauma-informed care and look forward to building my skills in Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I am determined to create an environment for my clientele that promotes their well-being and therapeutic growth.
In my free time, I enjoys family time, cooking, baking and road trips.
**I currently offers free or low cost sessions of $25 per session.**
To scheduled an appointment with Sharrell, please email email@example.com and put SHARRELL SOLIVERAS in the subject line.