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Experienced Staff

Learn more about the experienced staff at Mercy Family Counseling:

Alan Whitters, MD

Alan Whitters, MD, DFAFA

Mercy Family Counseling welcomes Alan Whitters, MD, DFAFA
•    Medical Director,  Mercy Behavioral Services
•    Practice limited to adult psychiatry
•    Now seeing psychiatry outpatients at Mercy Family Counseling,1340 Blairs Ferry Rd., Hiawatha

Brady Bradshaw, MD

Brady Bradshaw, MD

Dr. Bradshaw is a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent mental health and development.

Caroline Moniza, PsyD

Caroline Moniza, PsyD

Dr. Moniza is a child clinical psychologist specializing in early childhood mental health and development.

Special interests include: assessment and intervention for children ages 2 through adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.

Jamie Smith, ARNP

Jamie Smith, ARNP

Jamie is certified by American Nurse’s Credentialing Center as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner.

Special interests include: mental health diagnostic assessments and treatment to individuals of all ages and ongoing medication management.

Nancy Howe, ARNP

Nancy Howe, ARNP

Nancy is an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner licensed by the State of Iowa.

Special interests include: a full range of primary mental health services, including diagnostic assessment and ongoing medication management.

Ann Alliger, LMHC, CRC, CADC

Ann Alliger, LMHC, CRC, CADC*

Ann is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Special interests include: workplace stress, disability management and addiction issues.

Katie Moon, LMHC, CADC

Katie Moon, LMHC, CADC*

Katie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor working with adults, children, and adolescents.

Special interests include: depression, anxiety, couples counseling, addiction, grief, and stress management.

Michael Caudill, MSW, LISW

Michael Caudill, MSW, LISW*

Mike is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa.

Special interests include: depression, anxiety, veterans’ issues, substance abuse and marital and family issues.

Alyssa Drury

Alyssa Drury, LMHC, CADC*

Alyssa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor working with adolescents and adults.

Special interests include: addiction, anxiety, domestic violence, post traumatic stress disorder and chronic mental illness.

Helen Kudos, MSW, LISW

Helen Kudos, MSW, LISW*

Helen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa.

Special interests include: individuals, couples’ counseling, stress reduction techniques and EMDR for children and adults.

Shawn Stepp

Shawn Stepp, LMHC, CADC*

Shawn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Special interests include: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) with adults, addiction issues and stress reduction.

Megan Esch

Megan Esch, MA, CADC*

Megan is a Master’s level trained mental health counselor.

Special interests include: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, children/play therapy, adolescents, couples and families, and substance abuse issues.

Dennis LaGrange, LISW, CADC

Dennis LaGrange, LISW, CADC*

Dennis is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Special interests include: couples and family, self esteem, personal choice and spirituality.

David Ross, LISW, ACSW

David Ross, LISW, ACSW*

Dave is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa.

Special interests include: couple and individuals, conflict resolution, anger management and issues of substance abuse.

Mary Tharp, LISW

Mary Tharp, LISW*

Mary is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa, and she works with children and families.

Special interests include: individuals, children, families and adolescents.

Nancy Whitaker, LISW

Nancy Whitaker, LISW*

Nancy is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with the State of Iowa.

Special interests include: play therapy techniques, parenting skills and behavior management.

The asterisk mark (*) designates an EAP provider.

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