About Our Agency
 
In 2007, CCCS was started from a desire to provide the in-depth client-focused services which children, adults, couples and families deserve, but do not always receive from larger mental health institutions.  Maintaining a client-lead community focus is the key ingredient to the functions and services CCCS provides. 
 
Our agency provides counseling and therapy at all levels of human development with an emphasis on healthy family and child functioning through play, art and sand-play techniques fostering healthy self-identity, expression and healing.  CCCS also provides superior Behavioral Health services from well trained and experienced BHIS providers working closely with our therapists to fully address each client's specific needs. 
 
We wish to show you the positive difference a small client-focused agency can make in assisting with difficult life changes.
      
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or email us:
 
Phone: (563) 388-1039
[email protected]
Mission Statement
The mission of Community Centered Counseling Services is to provide superior client-centered professional counseling, therapy and behavioral health services to empower children, adults, couples and families toward achieving healthy and long-lasting life changes.

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Our Therapists
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Cathleen Clark, LISW  (Therapist / Sole Proprietor)

Cathy has experience working as a domestic violence counselor and addictions counselor at the bachelor’s level.  At the post graduate level she has experience working as a family therapist in a homeless shelter in Chicago, and a therapist for several eastern Iowa organizations.  Cathy entered private practice opening Community Centered Counseling Services in 2007.  Her specializations include play therapy, art therapy, sexual abuse treatment, substance abuse issues as well as domestic violence.  Services are provided to children, adults, couples and families.
 
University of South Florida
     Bachelor of Social Work - Cum Laude
 
University of Illinois, Chicago
     Master of Clinical Social Work
 
State of Iowa Licensed Independent Social Worker

Barbara Johnson, LISW  (Therapist)

Barb has close to twenty years of experience providing support and counseling to diverse client populations.  Her focus of service is on traumatic events in families and individuals' lives.  Barb specializes in play therapy with children and adults and conducts client-centered child, individual and family therapy.
 
Marycrest International University
     Bachelor of Social Work - Magne Cum Laude
 
St Ambrose University
     Master of Social Work
 
State of Iowa Licensed Independent Social Worker

Adam Vilmont, LMSW  (Therapist)

Adam has a wide range of experience working with children and families.  Adam worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist for 8 years with adolescent youth in intensive residential treatment facilities in both Kansas and Iowa; and in community-based settings with families.  Adam has developed an increased focused on community and familial influences on child behavior, parental expectations and family dynamics.  As a Masters student, Adam worked on community education and legislative policy advocacy addressing the lifelong effects of severe childhood trauma and mental health needs in our community.  Adam also participated in the development of the Scott County Mental Health Court system to create a more empathetic and effective approach to mental health recidivism.  Adam currently enjoys working with couples, children and parents.
 
St. Ambrose University
     Bachelor of Psychology - Magne Cum Laude
     Bachelor of Philosophy - Magne Cum Laude
     Master of Social Work

State of Iowa Licensed Master of Social Work  (in supervision for independent license)

Jan Rizzo, NCC, MHC  (Counselor)

Jan has 15 years experience working closely with diverse populations including foster and adoptive families in both Iowa and Illinois.  Her focus is adults, adolescents and children dealing with trauma, depression, ADHD, anger, sexual abuse and parenting children with behavioral and emotional struggles.  Jan has expereince working with Emotion Focused Therapy with couples and has worked with domestic violence.

Western Illinois University
     Bachelor of General Studies

Northwestern University
     Master of Counseling

National Certified Counselor
State of Iowa Temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor  (in supervision for full license)
State of Illinois Child Welfare Employment Licensure (CWEL)

Julie Dunn, IAADC  (Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor)

Julie has experience working with individuals and their families as an addiction’s counselor. She has provided care at all levels, including residential, intensive outpatient, extended outpatient, continuing care, and detoxification. Her focus of service is on trauma informed care and educating about the disease concept of addiction. Julie utilizes a co-occurring, client-centered approach and understands that mental health concerns and substance use disorders can go hand in hand. She provides service to children, adults, couples, and families.
 
Western Illinois University
     Bachelor of Arts - Board of Trustees
     
Capella University
     Masters of Science in Addictions Counseling - High Honors

State of Iowa Board Certification - International Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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Counseling and Therapy Services
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Play Therapy
    This technique allows the child's natural means of expression (play) to assist him/her in coping with emotional stress or trauma.  Play therapy allows the child to manipulate the world on a smaller scale, something that cannot be done in the child's everyday environment.  
    By playing with specially selected materials, and with the guidance of a therapist who reacts in a designated manner, the child plays out feelings, bringing hidden emotions to the surface where s/he can face them and cope with them in a safe and accepting environment. Play therapy has been used effectively with children who are experiencing family problems (divorce, sibling rivalry), anxiety (nail biting, bed wetting), aggression or cruelty, social underdevelopment and victims of child abuse.
 

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Behavioral Health Services
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Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) is an empowering, skill-based intervention focused on reducing negative behaviors symptomatic of mental health diagnoses.  CCCS's BHIS specialists work hand-in-hand with therapists to address individual client issues in promoting healthy child and family functioning.
 
Typical BHIS skills include, but are not limited to:
Healthy communication, decision making, healthy boundaries, anger management, emotional management, impulse control, following directions, coping skills, organizational skills and conflict resolution.

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Our BHIS Workers
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Habie Timbo, BA  (BHIS)

Habie has worked with children and families since 2011. She has experience with maternal and child health, early childhood, and international health as Peace Corps volunteer.  Habie is focused on finding goals and behavioral plans that fit the families needs and transitions, while building skills that enhance an individual's and family's resiliency within their community. Habie is fluent in Spanish and has worked with the international communities in Scott and Johnson counties.

University of Iowa
     Bachelor of International Studies  (minor in Business and Spanish)

Brooke Sharer, BA  (BHIS, Substance Abuse Counselor)

Brooke graduated with a degree in Forensic Psychology and has worked in the mental health field since 2013. Brooke has worked  with both children and adults. Brooke has experience working with clients who suffer from substance abuse and   individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Brooke enjoys being active and spending time outdoors.

St. Ambrose University
     Bachelor of Arts in Forensic Psychology

State of Iowa Certified International Alcohol and Drug Counselor

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Office Staff
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Angie Melville, AS  (Office Manager)

Angie holds an associates of science degree in elementary education, previously working for 15 years as a pre-K teacher in Wyoming and Iowa.  She became office manager for CCCS in March of 2018.  Angie's previous experience as regional manager of Easter Seals in Wyoming have equipped her with the strong organizational skills and attention to detail to help build and manage the agency.  Angie enjoys facilitating the operations of CCCS through handling the various insurance details, billing and scheduling processes and other avenues of the agency’s operation.  As office manager, Angie facilitates building bonds between clients and the agency's service providers - give her a call with any questions you may have and to schedule an appointment with any of our service providers.

 
     Associates of Science in Elementary Education