Director and Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Life can be stressful! It has a way of taking us to places that we would have never planned for ourselves. Trauma, loss, drug or alcohol use, early childhood experiences, recurrent behaviors, career stress and life-cycle changes can all have a deep impact on the emotional health and well-being of children and adults. Individuals, couples, and families can develop unhealthy patterns of relating to others which can then result in conflict, loneliness, chaos, and hopelessness.
I focus on providing services to women, children and families, including domestic violence, child neglect, foster care/removal, reunification, and adoption. I also work with attention deficit disorders (ADD/ADHD), dual diagnosis (mental health and substance use), and parenting. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, I am able to provide deeper, more meaningful work with past childhood traumas, sexual abuse, physical abuse, accidents and injuries, as well as any other negative experiences.
Our practice offers something unique to the Siouxland community: animal assisted therapy! Give us a call and ask how one of our furry friends can assist you in your therapeutic journey.
- National Board Certified Counselor
- Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
- Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
- American Mental Health Counselors Association
Carmen Hoogers, MS, LMHC
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Have you been feeling unhappy, unsatisfied, not good enough, or anxious? Is it hard for you to parent your child or communicate with your partner? Do you feel stuck? I will give you the space that you need and help you make significant, long-lasting, positive changes.
I know that you want to feel more confident and hopeful, manage stress more gracefully and calmly, and communicate more effectively. You don’t have to remain stuck in patterns that appear to be holding you back. You have unique strengths that can help you cope through any difficult time. With acceptance and compassion, and through working together, I can help you find more awareness and balance so that you can trust yourself to be able to handle anything that comes your way.
I meet with children, adolescents, and adults. I offer individual and family therapy, as well as parental guidance. I am experienced in treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, behavioral issues, grief, adjustment issues, autism spectrum disorder, academic underachievement, ADHD, parenting issues, relationship distress, and improving peoples’ career and personal success. I am a certified Parenting with Love and Logic facilitator and also a certified Parent-Child Interaction therapist.
Deb Pelton, BSW
Youth & Family Specialist
Marie Sitz, BA
Youth & Family Specialist