Hello! My name is Tiffany, and I am a LISW, practicing clinical social work in Iowa. I am also a Licensed Massage Therapist. I have practiced massage for 11 years and have been practicing clinical social work for 4 years. My specialties include trauma work, integrated massage and psychotherapy, nutrition for mental health, holistic wellness, and I have developed specialized workshops and retreats for emergency responders, women, and couple's. I offer training opportunities for emergency response departments to develop, initiate, and implement a mental health program.
I work with people ages 15 and up on a variety of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, LGBTQ+, BDSM and alternative lifestyle, and more! I am EMDR and DBT trained, as well as a special training specifically for nutrition for mental health, above my CBT and Motivational Interviewing training I received in grad school. I completed both my BSW and MSW from Brescia University, Owensboro, KY. I graduated with my MSW in 2020. I have been married to my husband, Jared, for 15 years, and his career as a firefighter has allowed me to work closely with emergency responders, as well as serve on our local Critical Incident Stress Management Team (CISM). This team provides debriefings after the emergency responders have had a critical incident or traumatic call. Through the years I have worked with several different entities and experienced many different employment opportunities, but my heart lies within mental health and helping people to feel better from the inside out. Our physical bodies are a direct representation of what is happening inside emotionally, and I work closely with my clients using a variety of techniques to heal the wounds and work towards homeostasis within the body.*
As well as loving the incredible work that I get to do, I also love spending time with our children, grandchildren and our dog, Calliope. Maybe you will get to meet her when you come to my office sometime! She is a petite Goldendoodle, and she is full of life! She loves anyone that will pet her! I also enjoy spending time in the sun, cooking, reading, writing, and dancing to music in my kitchen. I love to share life with family and friends and connect with others. I also love to travel and experience new things. Life is an adventure! I want to live it!
If you have any more questions about me, please don't hesitate to ask! I will leave you with this last thought... "You Only Fail if You Never Try." We often fear trying new things because we might fail, but failing gives us room for opportunity! Never trying causes us to live in regret. So, whatever it is you are excited for in life, but too afraid to try... go try! Live your adventure, have fun, get excited for life! And if fear of failure, fear of judgment, or fear of vulnerability are getting in your way- or anxiety- call me. We can work through it, so you can live your best life! You deserve it!
*I am not a dietician, nutritionist, or physical trainer.
I will always listen to you. And sometimes we will laugh, and sometimes we will cry together. But your voice is always important, valuable, and you are worth being heard!
She is spoiled. So never let her fool you into thinking otherwise.