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Experienced Staff

Learn more about the experienced staff at Mercy Family Counseling:

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cyndi Hemesath, LISW

Cynthia Hemesath, LISW*

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

Special interests include: children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with abuse, ADHD, anxiety, depression, grief, parenting, stress and trauma.

Aubrey Hepker, LMHC(t), NCC

Aubrey Hepker, LMHC(t), NCC*

Aubrey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Iowa working with adolescents and adults.

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

Brenda Keenan, LISW, RPT, CADC

Brenda Keenan, LISW, RPT, CADC*

Brenda is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor with the State of Iowa. She works with adults, children and adolescents.

Special interests include: post-trauma work, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, women’s concerns, substance abuse issues and spirituality.

Lisa Lahr, MHC(t), CADC*

Lisa Lahr, LMHC(t), IADC*

Lisa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Substance Abuse Professional with the State of Iowa, working with adults, couples and families.

Areas of interest include: depression, anxiety, grief, life transitions, addiction and couples counseling.

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.

Rachel Mosier, LISW

Rachel Mosier, LISW*

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

Special interests include:  Parent-child interaction, child development, play therapy and behavior management.

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.

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.

Nicole Strong, LMSW

Nicole Strong, LMSW*

Nikki is a Licensed Master Level Social Worker with the State of Iowa, who works with children, adolescents and adults.

Special interests include: depression, anxiety, domestic violence, intellectual disabilities, couples counseling and family therapy.

Tamara Taylor-Hillyer, LISW

Tamara Taylor-Hillyer, LISW*

Tamara is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who works with adults and adolescents.

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

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.

The asterisk mark (*) designates an EAP provider.

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