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Meet Angela Kollbaum

Meet Angela Kollbaum

Mental Health

Posted on April 12, 2022

Angela Kollbaum, Provisional License Mental Health Practitioner (PLMHP), has joined the Lutheran Family Service Christian counseling team as a master’s-level prepared mental health and marriage counselor. She serves clients in person in the Norfolk and North-East Nebraska area. Angela can also serve clients located anywhere in the state of Nebraska through telehealth/virtual counseling via smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Meet Jamie McWade

Meet Jamie McWade

Mental Health

Posted on April 12, 2022

Jamie McWade, Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), has joined the Lutheran Family Service Christian counseling team as a master’s-level prepared and experienced mental health and marriage counselor and a Board Certified Tele-Mental Health Counselor. She serves clients in person in and around the Quad City, Iowa area; including those that speak Spanish. Jamie can also serve clients located anywhere in the state of Iowa through telehealth/virtual counseling via smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Coping with Grief and Loss in 2022

Mental Health

Posted on March 15, 2022
by Jamie McWade, LMHC

Under the best of circumstances, losing a loved leads to a rollercoaster of emotion creating natural and normal responses such as feeling down and depressed, anger, denial, bargaining, and acceptance. While these are normal in any circumstance of grief, the pandemic has influenced our grieving process significantly. 

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Does Telemental Health or Virtual Counseling Really Work?

Mental Health

Posted on January 17, 2022
by Toni Larson, LISW

There are many possible advantages to telemental health as well as some drawbacks. And, not everyone is appropriate for virtual counseling.

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Anxiety Disorder - Managing Anxiety

How to Manage Your Anxiety

Mental Health

Posted on November 30, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW

I experienced dark times in my life as a child and at every stage of my growth into and through adulthood. I became a prisoner of my anxiety; especially in my earlier years. 

Managing the physical aspects of anxiety along with the cognitive processes that feed anxiety can be extremely helpful to improve daily functioning and quality of life.

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Dealing with Cancer – 3 Reasons Why Counseling Can Help

Mental Health

Posted on September 2, 2021
by Rev. Andrew Johnson

If you have dealt with cancer, if you’ve walked alongside someone who has had cancer, or if you’re currently in the midst of battling cancer, here are 3 reasons it might be time to receive counseling.

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Confronting Your Addiction

Church Worker Wellness

Posted on July 3, 2021
by Toni Larson, LISW

The thought of having an addiction can be frightening.  So frightening, that taking a hard look at what is happening may be avoided. 

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Meet Amy Hull!

Marriage & Relationships

Posted on October 29, 2020

Amy brings over 19 years of counseling experience to the team providing individual, couple, and family therapy. She specializes in helping people with anxiety, depression, anger, stress, grief, relationship issues, bipolar and mood disorders, life transitions, and couples experiencing marital issues.

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Meet Amber Dopler!

Lutheran Family Service News

Posted on August 21, 2020

Amber Dopler, LISW, has joined the Lutheran Family Service Christian counseling team as a master’s-level prepared and experienced mental health and marriage counselor. Her office is located in Bettendorf, Iowa and can serve clients in-person throughout the Iowa and Illinois Quad Cities area. Amber can also serve clients located anywhere in the state of Iowa through telehealth/distance counseling via smartphone, tablet or computer.

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Caregiver Challenges During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aging & Elderly Outreach

Posted on May 19, 2020

“There’s the anxiety of caregiving for their loved one. But there’s also their own anxiety around falling into the high-risk category for catching COVID-19 themselves.”

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