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Jolene Atkinson

Jolene Atkinson, LISW, LCSW
Licensed Independent Social Worker (IA)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (IL)

Jolene earned both her Bachelors degree in Sociology and a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She is a member of the Iowa and National Associations of Social Workers, and the Iowa and National Associations for Play Therapy. She has worked in both the public and private sector of mental health counseling for 30 plus years. She is in the general practice of clinical social work, treating individuals, couples, and families.

Over the course of her career, Jolene has worked with nonprofit agencies in positions serving children and parents in the foster care system, providing advocacy and therapy to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, and was a residential counselor in a group home for teen moms.

In her private practice, she has helped individuals and families with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, addiction, grief, and trauma. She has supported couples with marriage, divorce and custody issues. She has provided individuals with life skill training, career exploration, identity awareness and parenting skills. She has obtained extensive specialized training in providing play therapy with children and teens.

Hours of availability are 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Thursdays.

Susan Earp

Susan Earp, LISW, RPT-S

Susan completed her master’s degree in social work at the University of Iowa. She has over 25 years of clinical experience across a variety of settings including residential care, outpatient clinics, public health programs, inpatient psychiatric facilities, and structured outpatient programs. Susan has extensive training in play therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor (RPT-S). She is a member of the Association for the Treatment and Prevention of Sexual Abuse as well as the Association for Play Therapy.

Susan works with children, adolescents, and emerging adults with a wide range of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, family and relationship issues, behavioral challenges, anger and stress management, adjustment problems, teen issues, and sexual acting out behavior and sexual aggression.

Hours of availability are 11 am to 8 pm Mondays, 9 am to 5 pm Tuesdays, 9 am to 5 pm Wednesdays, 9 am to 7 pm Thursdays, and 9 am to 1 Fridays.

Carlene Erikson

Carlene Erikson, LISW, LCSW, RPT-S
Licensed Independent Social Worker (IA)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (IL)
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor

Carlene received her MSW from the University of Iowa. In addition to being a LISW in Iowa and a LCSW in Illinois, she is also a Registered Play Therapist -Supervisor. She has worked in a variety of settings including community mental health, residential treatment, the foster care system, and domestic violence/sexual assault advocacy programs. She has extensive training and experience in working with children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of expertise with children include adoption issues, opposition and defiance and ADHD. Her areas of focus with adults include depression, anxiety, and trauma resolution. Her goal with all clients is to help them resolve symptoms that impact their mental health and to help them as they move toward living more authentic lives. Modalities she uses include play therapy, cognitive behavioral strategies and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).

Dr. Robert Gillespie

Robert A. Gillespie, Ph.D., A.B.M.P.P.

Dr. Gillespie was born and grew up in New York City. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Gillespie completed a residency in clinical assessment and eventually became the Director of Evaluation at the Community Mental Health Center in Springfield Massachusetts. He then became the Director of Psychology at Harbor View Psychiatric Hospital in Miami and the chief psychologist for the Upper Midwest Rehabilitation Institute at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center, the Level I trauma hospital for St. Paul, Minnesota. Subsequently, he became the Director of Neuropsychology and the Clinical Director of Brain Injury Services at Bethesda Lutheran Rehabilitation Hospital in St. Paul, where he established the hospital's neuropsychology service and developed the Neurobehavioral Brain Injury Program for treatment of severe brain injury.

After being in private practice providing neuropsychological assessment and treatment in the Midwest and California for several years, he returned to academia, becoming an Assistant Clinical Professor at Widener University's Graduate Institute and developing the Widener University Neuropsychology Assessment Center for the training of doctoral students in neuropsychological assessment.

Dr. Gillespie left Widener in 2007 to join the staff of St. John's Mercy Head Injury Resource Center in Saint Louis, Missouri in order to develop a comprehensive brain injury treatment program. While in Saint Louis, he also developed the Brain Injury Foundation of St. Louis and Neuroregenesis, PC, a private company providing program development, education, and treatment for individuals with brain injuries and their families.

Bob Koupal

Bob L. Koupal, Licensed Independent Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Bob provides a holistic approach, honoring the connection between mind, body, and spirit, providing for both symptom relief and underlying resolution. He earned his Masters in Clinical Social Work in 1985 from the University of Iowa, where he was also trained in divorce mediation. He received advanced training in Internal Family Systems Therapy through the Center for Self Leadership, Oak Park, IL (a powerful model for resolving extreme behaviors, emotional distress, trauma, and relationship issues). Through 25 years of experience, Bob has developed a range of inter-related practice specialties.

His specialties include mind-body connection, mental health, relationships, achieving self-control (AKA anger management), divorce and child custody issues, and treatment around violence, abuse and trauma recovery.

Hours of availability include Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with evening appointments available on Monday and Thursday.

Dr. Darbie Little-Cooper

Darbie Little-Cooper, MD MPH

Dr. Elizabeth Lonning

Elizabeth Lonning, Psy.D., MSCP
Licensed Psychologist (IA), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (IL)

Dr. Lonning received her BA from the University of Iowa, Master's degree from South Dakota State University, her Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of Northern Colorado and her Postdoctoral Master's Degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. Dr. Lonning has been in practice in the Quad Cities since 1993 starting Psychology Health Group in 1997. Prior to 1993 she worked in Wichita KS at the Child Guidance Center and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has also taught courses through Western Illinois University in the Master's in Counseling program.

Her specialties include children, adolescents, couples, individuals, and families. She also does psychological testing for personality issues, ADHD, and learning disabilities.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Lonning has been very active in her state and national psychological associations. She has held many positions on the Executive Council for the Iowa Psychological Association including the Presidential cycle, the state representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives and most recently, is in the role of Director of Professional Affairs. In 2016, she was instrumental in getting legislation passed allowing advanced trained psychologists prescriptive authority in Iowa. Iowa is one of 5 states that have this as a part of psychologist's scope of practice. Dr. Lonning continues to work in the arena of RxP as part of APA's Division 55 Training Directors Council, as a member of the APA RxP Designation Committee and as chair of IPA's Pharmacology Committee. She has been fortunate to have received awards for her work in these areas.

Hours of availability are 8:30am-6:30pm Mondays, 8:30am-5:30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-7:30pm Thursdays, and 8:30am-1:30pm Fridays.

Dr. Julia Marmion

Julia Marmion, Ph.D.

Dr. Marmion holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University. Her graduate program provided specialized training in clinical child psychology in addition to treating adult clients. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, where she continued to receive specialized training in child psychology. Dr. Marmion completed her post-doctoral training at a private group practice in Wisconsin, where she worked with child, adolescent, and adult clients.

Dr. Marmion works with children, adolescents, families, and adults. She also does personality, ADHD, and learning disabilities assessments.

Connie Nichols, LMHC

Connie Nichols, LMHC


Connie was born and raised in Davenport and left in 2000. Connie was able to travel a bit and decided to return for family in 2021. Connie earned a B.A. from St. Ambrose University and an M.S.Ed. from Western Illinois University.

Connie's early work was with populations involved with domestic violence, sexual assault, prepetration, adolescents adjusting to life after long-term residential placements, and substance abuse. Later work included female maximum-security inmates, sex offenders on community supervision and state incarcerated sex offenders, work in a public school on a reservation, which was K-12; work in an acute psychiatric hospital on another reservation and independent practice.

Connie's experience has a wide range as does the various populations that she has worked with. Connie works with children, adolescents, couples, and adults.

Hours of availability are: Monday 9 AM to 8 PM, Tuesday and Wednesday 9 AM to 6 PM, and Thursday 9 AM to 7 PM.

Dr. Rachel Pobanz

Rachel Pobanz, Psy.D.

Rachel Pobanz, Psy.D. earned her masters and doctorate degrees from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has degrees in Clinical Psychology as well as specific training and experience in forensics. Dr. Pobanz has worked in a variety of settings including corrections, community health centers, and others. She is trained in many types of therapy, assessment, and evaluation. Dr. Pobanz is credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists and is licensed in Iowa as a Psychologist and Health Service Provider. She is also a member of the Iowa Psychological Association.

Dr. Pobanz conducts psychological evaluations for diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for a variety of purposes including: Intellectual functioning (IQ, intellectual disability, or adaptive functioning), Executive functioning (impairment/problems with cognitive functioning), Personality disorders, Symptoms experienced (anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, autism, psychosis, and other psychiatric symptoms), Symptom validity (malingering), Risk assessments, Behavioral issues (ODD/CD), Possible appropriateness for employment (pre-employment screenings), Bariatric surgery readiness evaluations, and other referrals, by approval.

Dr. Pobanz offers therapy and works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide therapy for a variety of presenting issues. She uses humor and perspective shifting as well as many different psychological interventions. Dr. Pobanz enjoys working with individuals to help them manage depression, anxiety, communication and behavioral difficulties, mood issues, lack of motivation, and other struggles in life. She works to help people find out what is most important to them in order to help them make changes.

Hours of availability are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Judy Prochaska

Judy Prochaska, MSW, LISW, LCSW
Masters of Social Work, Licensed Independent Social Worker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Judy Prochaska, MSW, LISW, LCSW, received her BA in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa with and Emphasis in Substance Abuse Counseling. She received her Master's degree in Social Work from University of Iowa. Judy has been a social worker since 1988. She has worked in residential settings and outpatient clinics. She has worked for non-profit and for-profit companies. She has been in private practice since 1999.

Her forte has been addictions and trauma counseling. She enjoys working with individuals and families dealing with co-occurring substance abuse addictions and mental health issues.

Her specialties include school-aged children, adolescents, and adults in individual, couples, and family sessions.

Hours of availability are 11:30am-6:30pm Mondays, 8:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesdays, 11:30am-6:30pm Thursdays, and 8:30am-4:30pm Fridays.

Dr. Jessica Schultz

Jessica Schultz, Ph.D.

Jessica Schultz holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and is a licensed psychologist. She completed her doctoral degree at the University of Iowa and internship at the University of Texas. In addition to her clinical practice, she is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Augustana College and a Fellow in the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute.

Dr. Schultz works primarily with adults with a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress management, grief and loss, and perinatal issues.

Dr. Stanley Smith

Stanley Smith, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Smith obtained his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University in 1992. Since that time he has worked in both hospital and private practice settings; first in Pennsylvania and, since 2000, in Iowa. He is licensed as a psychologist in Iowa and is a member of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

His specialties include neuropsychological assessment, psychological testing and assessment of learning disorders, and work with individuals throughout the lifespan (i.e., school age to geriatrics).

Hours of availability are 8:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday.

Beth Stone

Beth Stone, LISW

Beth received her Masters in Social Work from University of Iowa. Beth has experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. In addition to her work as a social worker, Beth has also worked as a special education teacher in public schools. Beth has been trained in trauma-informed modalities including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.

Dr. Williamson

Dr. Williamson

Dr. Williamson provides psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples facing a wide range of difficulties. Some of his areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, OCD, panic, phobias, and relationship issues. He strives to develop a warm and empathetic relationship with all of his clients so they can set and achieve specific goals during their work together. He also conducts evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults for ADHD, intellectual disabilities, specific learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder, as well as pre-surgical psychological evaluations.



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