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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.

Nan Ambrosy, DNP, ARNP

Nan Ambrosy, DNP, ARNP

Nan Ambrosy is a board certified Adult/Psychiatric/Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist and Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Her special interests include college health and military/veteran’s mental health issues.

Jennifer Bradley, ARNP

Jennifer Bradley, ARNP

Jennifer Bradley earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing from the University of Iowa. She is certified by the American Nurse's Credentialing Center as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Jennifer provides a full range of primary mental health services, including assessment, diagnosis, and 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.

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.

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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