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- 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
Psychotherapist & Practice Owner
- 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
Southwell Counseling & Consulting, PLLC
- 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.
- Teens & Young Adults
- Women's Issues
- General Anxiety
- College Students
Betsy Sommer, 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.
- Gender Identity
- Autistic Identity
- Career Goals
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.
- 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.
Rock Island Office
- Perinatal Mood Disorders
- Complex Childhood Trauma
- Yoga Therapy
Rebecca Moreno, LMHC, LCPC
Hello and Welcome,
I am Becky Moreno and I am a Mental Health Counselor and Yoga Therapist. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Education from Western Illinois University. I am trained in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and have completed their Mental Health Professionals Program. I have over twenty years of experience in community mental health, integrating my clinical mental health training and yoga therapy practices to successfully support people as they navigate their life challenges.
I counsel adults who experience depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, perinatal mood disorders, and childhood complex developmental trauma. I help clients identify, develop, and effectively utilize their strengths. I support clients in learning emotional balance in times of stress to live a more joyful life.
The counseling theories and techniques I use include: Trauma Informed Care, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths Based Approaches, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and yoga therapy techniques.
Rock Island Office
Nurturing Growth Yoga Therapy
- Addiction and Recovery
- Phase of Life
- Relationship Issues
- Low Self Esteem
Pamela Carlson Long, ACSW, LISW, LCSW
I provide a safe, confidential, and accepting space where you can tell your story. Courage to explore pain and suffering and willingness to be vulnerable are the touchstones to growth, healing and transformation. Together, we honor your resilience, recognize strengths, establish goals, and plan for change.
I work with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, phase of life and relationship issues, addiction and recovery, trauma, and illness.
My approach is collaborative, holistic and evidence based. I draw on Internal Family Systems, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Mindfulness approaches, and healthy living habits. I work to be culturally responsive, LGBTQ+ affirming, and social justice oriented.
I earned my MSW degree from Syracuse University in 1981 and have many years of practice experience in a variety of settings. Additionally, I enjoyed a full-time appointment teaching in an MSW program for 21 years, having recently retired. I am licensed to practice in Illinois and Iowa and see clients in the office and online.
Pamela Carlson Long, PLLC
- 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.
Mcinroy Counseling & Consulting, LLP
- 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
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