- Complex Trauma
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- General Anxiety
- Women in Recovery
Annika O'Melia, LISW, LCSW
Welcome. I am so glad you are here.
It's not easy to admit that we are struggling, that we don't have it all figured out, that the pain of the past is impacting our present, that our anxiety is stealing our joy, that our relationships feel disconnected. But hold onto hope because the pain of our present circumstances can become the foundation for deep and lasting change that brings us closer to living the lives we envision.
I chose the lotus for the Quad City Psychotherapy logo because it represents something beautiful arising from the mud.
No mud. No lotus.
Or as the poet Rumi said so beautifully, "The wound is where the light enters you."
I would be honored to work with you as you transform your suffering into greater power, purpose and presence.
I primarily work with adult women. I utilize Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Rock Island Office
- Perinatal Mood
- Postpartum Depression
- Postpartum Anxiety
- Adjustment to Parenting
Amanda Southwell, LISW, LCSW, CADC
It takes tremendous courage and strength to seek out therapy, I am honored that you are considering me to support you. I became a therapist to help provide hope by empowering my clients to reach their goals, identifying personal strengths, and developing healthy methods to cope with the challenges life gives us. Sessions are held in a comforting and compassionate environment and individualized for your expressed needs. I welcome clients ages 14 and up and specialize in supporting clients and/or the families of those who are struggling with perinatal mood disorders, addiction, codependency, anxiety, and depression.
Some of the specific methodologies I employ include therapeutic techniques including mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and solution focused therapy.
I have worked in a variety of therapeutic environments over the last 12 years including partial hospitalization programs for mental health and substance abuse, residential adolescent treatment and private practice therapy.
Congratulations on taking the first step on your journey, I would be honored if you chose me to support you!
Rock Island Office
- Multiple Role Strain
- Adjustment to Parenting
- Family Transitions
- Rebuilding trust
Christine Giorgio-Cahalan, LMFT
There are many forms of hardship in life. Despite our best efforts, good intentions and caring hearts, we may find ourselves feeling stuck, confused, isolated, angry, or hurt. Sometimes our instinctual response to hardship gets in the way of the life and relationships we desire. Navigating difficult life experiences, improving relationships, and managing mental health symptoms often involve behaviors and skills that may not come naturally and require us to step out of our comfort zone.
As a therapist, I provide a comfortable space for clients to explore their situation, identify goals, develop strengths, and learn new skills. Together we move through a process of healing, growth, and reclaiming.
Many clients say “I’m not myself,” when I first meet them. One of my favorite moments as a therapist, is to hear a client say “I feel like me again,” or “I’m living again.”
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 10 years of experience providing mental health services. I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
- Rigid Thinking
- Low Mood
- Conflict Management
Burt Bolt, LMHC
Welcome! I am glad you are here reading this. You are already on your way to change because you are looking for a new way to do something that has been bothering you.
My practice specializes in working with adult individuals and couples. Let’s face it, life can be hard. Come in, let’s talk and we will see if it can’t be easier by learning how to look at things differently. Or maybe you feel stuck, let’s talk to see if there might be a different approach to getting unstuck.
My counseling interests include but not limited to self-worth, anger, and rigid thinking, anxiety, low mood, communication and conflict management.
The approach I use is rational, reasonable, supportive and effective. If you choose to work with me, we will get things done. There will be homework because the more you are practicing how to think and do different, the happier and healthier you will become.
I look forward to working with you!
- Health Problems
- Compassion fatigue
- Sleep Problems
- Career Decisions
- Substance Abuse
Rhonda Mcinroy, LMSW, LMHC
I worked in a health care setting for 38 years prior to private practice and have a passion for helping others attain their maximum wellness by improving their mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
My personal and professional goal is to continue to provide counseling and consultation to Physicians and Allied Health Care professionals.
I worked in a Family Medicine Residency program for 29 years and had the honor of teaching residents’ behavioral science and counseling skills. The FM Residency setting provided the opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the demands of medical education, residency training, workload in a primary care office, and the stress of managing the care of patients in a full practice.
Over the years, I have counseled Physicians and allied health care providers through professional burnout, compassion fatigue, legal challenges, work conflicts, ethical decision making, test taking anxiety, fear of public speaking, grief recovery, domestic violence, recovery from trauma, suicide prevention, substance abuse recovery, sleep problems, health problems, work life balance, career decisions, and relationship challenges.
- Changing careers
- Anger Management
Kerry Goldsberry, LMSW
Hello and welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
Are you experiencing a life transition that has shifted the way you normally operate? Maybe you’ve recently become a parent and are learning to balance the responsibilities of work and home. Perhaps the career you’ve had for years is no longer fulfilling, and you’re not sure what to do next. Or maybe you’ve noticed feelings of anxiety and depression and your old coping strategies are no longer serving you. Together we can create the change you want to see.
I hold a Master of Social Work degree from St. Ambrose University, and am licensed by the State of Iowa Board of Social Work. In addition to this, I hold a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and I have extensive experience navigating corporate environments.
I use a holistic approach, centered around your unique strengths and needs. I will likely incorporate methods such as mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. We will work together to set meaningful goals to help you live a life in line with your personal values.
I work with people at all stages of life. It would be an honor to support you on your mental health journey.
- Teens & Young Adults
- Women's Issues
- General Anxiety
- Complex Trauma
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- College Students
Betsy Fetter, LMSW
Welcome! I am so glad we have connected.
Life can be challenging, complex, and beautiful. It is full of the unexpected. As a therapist, I believe in each person’s ability to overcome obstacles, find hope in disappointment, heal their relationships, and create the kind of life they desire. Therapy is a process, and it takes time. I consider it an honor to hold space for my clients and walk alongside of them during their healing journeys.
I strive to create a therapeutic connection that is built around safety, acceptance, and trust. When working with clients, I often think of the quote by Carl Jung, “The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no one recipe for living that suits all cases.” Each person has their own unique path to follow. Therefore, I collaboratively engage with clients to help them identify their personal goals and explore what treatment methods would work best for them.
I utilize a holistic approach with my clients. I recognize that to be healthy involves the whole person – our body, mind, spirit, and emotions. I incorporate treatment methods such as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Care with a special interest in Polyvagal Theory and Somatic Experiencing.
I would love the opportunity to support you through life’s transitions, trials, and triumphs.
- Eating Disorders
- Somatic Experiencing
Betsy Zmuda-Swanson, LISW, LCSW, SEP
The fact that you are actively searching out a therapist indicates you have an inner sense and a desire to change. A sense your life could be different. Better. Getting from where you are to where you want to be is waiting for you. We will form a partnership using your material, your history, your particular unique autobiographical data and my skills.
I work with people who struggle with despair, depression, and anxiety who want to feel more energy, hopefulness and develop solid abilities. I offer sessions and teach skills so you can reach for what you want, have success in relationships, and greatly improve your life.
I trained in Systems Theory originally and have added many skillsets via the ever expanding field of psychology and psychotherapuetic techniques. My favorite therapies are those that bring the best results. My prized skills are those that help the client to unfold and expand, with supporting their resources yet addressing the persons hard old ways of living that no longer work. Both Bodynamics and Somatic Experiencing work to hone deeper more rewarding ways of living.
Rock Island Office
- Life transitions
- Personality Disorders
- Education/School Issues
Lori Kornack, M.A., QMHP
When facing a stressful life experience or traumatic event that is causing significant emotional distress, you may realize that working through it alone or talking with family and friends isn't enough to bring relief. Whether you're facing a difficult life situation or unhelpful or unhealthy patterns that continue to present themselves in your life, I offer a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for personal exploration and finding new ways to manage more effectively. I strive to instill hope while empowering my clients to utilize their own innate strength and power to make meaningful changes in their lives.
I primarily use mindfulness and cognitive behavioral based therapy services to help teenagers and adults in all life stages struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, trauma reactions, life transitions, unresolved grief, and mood and personality disorders.
I obtained my Masters in school and clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University in 2021 and have a broad range of experience working in school, PHP/IOP, and outpatient mental health settings.
It would be an honor to help you work towards the changes and transformations you want to see.