Amanda Asay


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Courtney Hickson


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Diane Hudson MSEd, tLMHC, NCC


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Diane began her career with Life Connections in August of 2019. She is a school-based therapist at Clinton Middle School, and is accepting new adult client’s for in-office services. Diane is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and currently holds Iowa licensure as a temporary licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC). Diane is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), and was a member of the Quad City Sexual Assault Response Team from 2007-2017.
Diane attended Western Illinois University where she graduated in 2005 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, 2010 with her Master of Science degree in Educational Studies, and 2019 with her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Diane has interned for the Scott County Risk Manager, Robert Young Mental Health Center, and The Abbey Addiction Treatment Center; her employment history includes the Davenport Police Department and American Red Cross.
Diane specializes in adjustment-related stressors, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-harm, trauma, and addiction. She works with individuals aged 10 and up. Diane is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a skills-based approach including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Diane is also trained to provide Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Somatic therapies such as healing the mind with yoga. She has presented at local and regional conferences on the topic of using yoga as a tool for supporting mental health.

 

 

Erin Aude LMHC


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Erin began her career at Life Connections in February of 2018. She is a therapist and the Therapy Manager in the Clinton office. Erin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and has experience working with clients of all ages, but specializes in children ages 3-12. Erin has been working in the mental health field since 2006. Erin earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2008 and earned her Master of Science in education counseling in 2015. She completed her internship at Robert Young Center and worked there for two years before joining Life Connections. Erin has completed several trainings throughout her career, including Bridges out of Poverty, Mental Health First Aid, and Trauma Informed Care. Erin is also a registered facilitator for the Circle of Security Parenting Program. Erin enjoys working with children and has experience with treating mood disorders, anxiety, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. She also has a special interest in treating childhood trauma and healing its negative impact on bonding and attachment. Erin primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, play techniques, and Attachment Theory in her practice.

 

 

Jada Mathison tLMHC


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Jada’s career with Life Connections began in August of 2019. She is a school-based therapist at Whittier Elementary. Jada is a temporarily Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) that provides services to children and families as well as completes assessments for Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS).
Jada graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from St. Ambrose University and a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from St. Cloud State University. While in graduate school, Jada completed her internship at People Incorporated Day Treatment Program in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which specializes in treating trauma from a developmental lens.
Jada is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Play Therapy. She often uses each of these modalities to provide treatment catered towards each client and their unique goals for therapy.

 

 

Kristina Rebelsky LISW


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Kristina began her career with Life Connections in August of 2019. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Kristina provides school-based therapy to students at Clinton High School, and also works with clients in the office. She provides assessments for Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) and can work with clients of all ages.
Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational management and psychology from Ashford University. She earned her Master of Social Work degree from St. Ambrose University. While she was working toward her master’s degree, she was an intern for Area Substance Abuse Council and Whiteside County Probation.
Kristina has been in the mental health field for nine years and has experience working with adults with mental illness, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. She uses a person-centered and strengths-based approach with her clients. Kristina is trained in trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focused therapy. She’s also a certified Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor.

 

 

Sharyl Wanzek LMSW


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Sharyl began her career with Life Connections in November of 2019. She is a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) and provides school-based therapy at Jefferson Elementary. Sharyl also completes assessments for Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS).
Sharyl attended Ashford University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and sociology. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa in 2019. She has interned with Vera French.
Sharyl has experience working with adults with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, Bipolar Disorder, depression, and anxiety. She has also provided anticipatory grief counseling. Her education was focused on positive psychology, family centered therapy, and the psychology of food and mood. Sharyl has worked with clients of all ages, but is especially passionate about working with children ages 3 to 12.

 

 

Wanda Strunk


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