Jacob Sandoval, M.MFT, tLMFT
Jacob (he/him/his) joined Life Connections in Muscatine in July of 2020. Jacob is a temporary licensed marriage and family therapist (tLMFT). He provides individual counseling, couples counseling, and family therapy. He also does assessments for Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS). Jacob is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the National Council for Family Relations (NCFR), and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). Jacob earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies and a second in youth and family ministry from Lubbock Christian University in 2017. He earned his master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Abilene Christian University in 2019. Jacob is currently pursuing a PhD in couple and family therapy at the University of Iowa.
Jacob specializes in sexuality education for all ages, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma and resilience. He is also a certified Prepare/Enrich marital and premarital program facilitator. Jacob uses experiential, collaborative, and systemic approaches to partner with individuals, couples, and families that seek to introduce change into their lives. He often uses an integrated approach including internal family systems (IFS), narrative therapy, emotionally focused therapy (EFT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), play therapy, art therapy, and mindfulness-based therapy. He works with all populations, including children as young as 5 years old through elderly clients. Jacob believes that all people are capable of making change in their lives. From a systemic view, change is often most effective when the family system works together but is still able to happen for individuals. His goal is to guide the process of discovering this capacity for change and support clients as change happens.
Kelvin Mackey, MA.; tLMHC
Kelvin’s career with Life Connections began in June 2020. Kelvin is a temporary licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He provides individual and couples counseling. He provides services in the office and school settings. Kelvin attended the University of Northern Iowa for his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a certificate in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Kelvin also obtained his Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Northern Iowa. While in college Kelvin worked as a graduate assistant for the counseling program, assisting in research to help improve mental health issues. Kelvin also worked as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at Highland Elementary in the Waterloo Community School District and held an after school program called Dare to be King. Kelvin completed his practicum-level experience at the University of Northern Iowa Counseling Center, providing individual counseling for college aged students. He completed his internship at UnityPoint Health Blackhawk Grundy Mental Health Center (UPH-BHGMHC). While at UPH-BHGMHC, he provided individual counseling services to four different schools in the Waterloo Community School District. Kelvin has also spoken at two conferences regarding mental health. He spoke at the Iowa Mental Health Counseling Association about twice exceptional and at the American Counseling Association of Iowa about microaggression. Kelvin works with a wide range of populations from elementary aged students to adults. Kelvin uses a Humanistic approach to build a strong therapeutic relationship with the client, that is assisted with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Lindsey Lundry LMHC
View Bio Lindsey’s career with Life Connections began in August of 2019. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa as well as her Master of Arts in mental health counseling. While in college, Lindsey interned at the Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. She initially had no intentions of working with adolescents or children. However, after working in a residential treatment facility for five years, she learned that she loved working with this population, particularly adolescents. While working in residential, Lindsey received training in Trauma Informed Care, Aggression Replacement Training, and Functional Family Therapy. Her favorite training by far has been in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Most recently, Lindsey worked for a community agency for four years providing school-based therapy prior to coming to Life Connections.
Meika Jensen, MA, LMSW
Meika started her career at Life Connections in October of 2020. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work in May of 2018. Meika received her master’s degree in social work from Saint Ambrose University in May of 2020. In September of 2020, she became a temporary licensed social worker in the state of Iowa (LMSW). She is a school-based therapist out of our Muscatine location. Meika provides individual therapy to children, teens, and adults. She has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities as well as those experiencing grief and loss.
Stephanie Fiser tLMHC
View Bio Stephanie’s career with Life Connections began in November of 2018. Stephanie is a temporary licensed mental health counselor (tLMHC). She provides individual counseling and family therapy in both office and school settings. She also does assessments for Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS). Stephanie is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Stephanie attended the University of Iowa where she graduated in 2009 with her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She received her Master of Arts degree in rehabilitation and mental health counseling from the University of Iowa in 2017. While in college, Stephanie interned for NAMI of Johnson County, Vocational Rehabilitation of Johnson County, and a private substance abuse outpatient treatment center. Stephanie specializes in adjustment-related stressors, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, and behavioral concerns . She works with all populations from as young as four years old, but she especially enjoys working with teenagers.