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Annika O'Melia, LISW, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Owner

Phone:

563.265.1529

Email:

Service Location: 

2513 24th Street Rock Island, IL 61201

Telehealth in IA & IL 

Fun Fact About Me: 

I am learning Swedish

A Bit About Me

I started Quad City Psychotherapy in 2017 with the vision of providing exceptional mental health care to people looking to heal, grow, and transform. I have been extremely fortunate to have excellent clinicians join the practice along the way. Finding a good therapist is like finding a great pair of hiking books. You know you are going on a journey and the boots need to have both the comfort and technical features to take you where you want to go. You might have to try on several pairs to find what you're looking for or you might get lucky and find a great fit your first try. I believe the team at Quad City Psychotherapy offers potential clients a variety of personalities and styles as well as clinical modalities and specialities to provide clients with a good fit. 

I am not currently taking new clients as my role has shifted a bit to managing the practice. I also consider myself a bit of a matchmaker, so if you are wondering which clinician would be a good fit, I encourage you to reach out to me and we can talk through the options and hopefully find you a match at Quad City Psychotherapy, or if not, out in larger community of providers. I oversee the graduate student interns that provide counseling for $25/session to youth and adults who may be uninsured or underinsured and looking for a more affordable therapy option. I also hope to offer group sessions in 2024 and 2025, including OCD and trauma therapy as well as DBT skills group.

Education

December 2005

March 2003

Master of Social Work

Brown School of Social Work

Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science and Eduction 

School of Human Development & Psychological Services

Northwestern Univeristy

Evanston, IL 

Experience

2017 - Present

2009 - 2016

2009

2006 - 2008

2005

Quad City Psychotherapy, PLLC

Rock Island, IL & Davenport, IA

Owner, Psychotherapist, & Clinical Supervisor

Edgerton Women's Health Center

Davenport, IA

Psychotherapist and then President & CEO

Lutheran Social Services

Rock Island, IL 

Therapist

Vancouver Coastal Health - Ministry of Child & Family Development

Vancouver, Canada

Therapist

St. Louis Juvenile Court

St. Louis, MO

Crime Victim Advocate

Areas of Special Interest & Training

I have a particular interest in Internal Family Systems and have completed some basic training, though I'm desperately applying to the lotteries for training in Level 1 IFS certification. I read and listen to a lot of IFS related training and enjoy the modality because I think it allows clients to deepen their understand of and compassion for their whole being. IFS lets us turn toward our shadow side with curiosity and love and  helps untangle the sometimes confusing ways we think and behave. 

I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) at the Level 1 - though I never completed all the final paperwork to be a certified provider on the EMDRIA site. I really appreciate EMDR for its ability to help folks develop new beliefs about themselves and the world through a re-examining trauma with support in a whole-being way. 

I enjoy using elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative therapy, Polyvagal theory, and mindfulness-based CBT. 

I excel working with perimenopausal women who have anxiety and trauma as part of their presenting concerns. 

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