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Karen Matthews, Michelle Takes, and Joan Deluhery-Wagemester 

Creative Counseling Group, PLC

Welcome to Creative Counseling Group, PLC.  Creative Counseling Group is composed of therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. Our team has several specialized certifications and trainings including: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) special training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). We have experience working with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa and years of experience treating anxiety and depression, to name a few. Our team is dedicated to providing knowledgeable, professional and compassionate care, and we are not afraid to have a little fun when needed.

If you are experiencing sadness, stress, anger, frustration, anxiety day to day and seem to be getting worse or negatively impacting your relationships, work, and self esteem, talking with a therapist can help.  The sessions are beneficial.  You do not have to wait for a crisis to talk with a therapist.  Collaboratively, we will work together to develop goals and make a plan to help you lead a happy healthier life.

Creative Counseling Group, PLC is excited to serve our community. We are accepting new clients and are currently accepting the following insurance: Wellmark Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Health Partners, Health Scope, Iowa Medicaid, Hawki,United Health Care, United Health Care of the River Valley, UMR, United Health Care Optum, Tri-Care West, Aetna, Midlands Choice, Beacon, Multi-Plan, Amerigroup, Medicare, and private pay.

Please call 319-284-1514 for appointments, more information, questions and insurance coverage. Phones are answered Monday- Friday 9am-5pm. Messages are welcomed and responded to by the next business day. If you are calling for an emergency, dial 911.

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NEW GROUP OFFERED:

Resiliency Skills

This group is designed for adolescent girls (ages 13-18) to help navigate through the emotional and psychological maze of adolescence.  We will cover different topics:  social anxiety, peer pressure, communication, healthy relationships, self identity, self esteem, healthy habits, while increasing copings skills to thrive.  The group will start January 9, 2020 to March 19,2020.

We will be taking 15 girls for the group and place is limited to the first 15.  Regular attendance is recommended.  You insurance company will be billed for the group therapy (CPT 90853) and you should call your insurance company to ask if it is covered. If insurance does not cover, you can pay $45 per sessions.  Please call Joan at 319-200-7999 to inquire or sign up.

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Meet the Therapists

Learn more about the Creative Counseling Group, PLC therapists; Karen Matthews, Joan Deluhery-Wagemester, and Michelle Takes.

Learn more about their approach to counseling and the meaning behind their logo.

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Services

Creative Counseling Group, PLC has several specialized certifications and trainings including: Sand tray therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Family Therapy, Anxiety and Depression.

Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care.  We will be about to help you set goals, find solutions, and monitor your progress.  We provide a safe, confidential, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself.

We work with a wide range of ages from children and adolescents thru older adults.

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Forms

Here you will find all the forms you will need for your initial appointment. Feel free to print the forms now and bring them with you. They will also be available at your first appointment. Please come 10-15 minutes early if you need to fill out paperwork.

We will need a release of information filled out and signed for your insurance provider if you are using insurance for payment.

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Now Booking…

Call 319-284-1514 appointments, more info or questions. Phones are answered Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Messages are welcomed and will be responded to by the next business day. Creative Counseling Group is currently accepting new clients with immediate openings!

Dial 911 for emergencies.


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