Jacqueline Weydert, LMSW, LISW, LPHA founded and opened the practice in 2009 in Williamsburg, Iowa. She graduated from Iowa State University for her undergrad in Psychology and Criminal Justice. She graduated with her Masters Degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State Univeristy in Michigan and has over 15 years of experience and extensive training in the social service field. Jacqueline specializes in children, including play therapy, sandtray and art therapy, marriage and couples, anger management, PTSD, anxiety and many other mental health issues. Jacqueline uses strenghth based, cognitive-behavioral, relaxation tecniques and other different modalities that fit each persons needs. She looks at her career, not as a job, but something she has complete passion about and who clearly LOVES helping others to establish and maintain the quality of life they deserve.
Myke Selha, LISW, MSW has worked in mental health for over 15 years and most
recently served as the Executive Director for a rural Community Mental Health
Center. He earned a B.A. in Religious Studies and American Indian Studies
from Iowa State University and an M.S.W. from the University of Iowa.
Myke also completed a post-graduate residency in Pastoral Counseling
and Psychotherapy after which he became licensed as an independent clinical
As a therapist, Myke's approach is based in psychodynamic theory as well as
mindfulness therapy. He brings a wealth of expertise to a diversity of
mental health issues and his main areas of interest include adult ADHD, sexual
and/or gender identity, anxiety, living with chronic pain or illness, life transitions,
and relationship counseling. He is experienced working with individuals,
couples, families, and groups.
Johanna Pundt, LISW graduated with her Bachelors in Social
Work from the University of Northern Iowa in 2003 and then went on to obtain
her Masters in Social Work at the University of Iowa School, School of Social
Work in 2007. Johanna has spent the majority of her career working with
individual with chronic mental illness. She has worked in both
residential and inpatient psychiatric care settings.
Johanna has a strong passion in working with individual
suffering from mental health issues and individuals who are in
crisis. She has experience in individual, couples and group
therapy. Johanna specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy and
dialectical behavior therapy. In addition, she also works with
children doing play therapy. Johanna’s areas of interest include: Eating
disorders, depression, emotional intensity disorder, schizophrenia, crisis
intervention, self-esteem and self harm behaviors.
M.A., L.M.H.C., N.C.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Kristin joined Midwest Counseling in October of 2010 and works part-time. She
began her experience in the mental health field by providing
counseling at a crisis center, and also co-facilitated a support
group for individuals who have lost loved ones to suicide.
Kristin earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and English
from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, and went on to pursue an
M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University
of Northern Iowa, where she completed an internship working
with students at the college counseling center. Kristin is
especially passionate about working with students, and
specifically on academic, social, and developmental issues.
She also enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and the
geriatric population. Kristin's areas of interest/specialization
include issues related to self-esteem, depression, anxiety,
grief/loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural diversity,
interpersonal relationships, and trauma. She uses an
integrative approach consisting of cognitive behavioral,
interpersonal, client-centered, and psychodynamic
perspectives and techniques. Kristin is thrilled to be involved
with Midwest Counseling and feels blessed and privileged to
be a part of her clients' lives.
Sometimes the hardest thing is recognizing that changes need to happen in our lives, but not knowing how to get there makes it difficult. We fully understand that this can be a very tough step to take. We are committed to helping you find happiness. Midwest Counseling provides a safe, confidential, non-judgmental, open minded, relaxed atmosphere. We provide individual, group and family /marriage/couples counseling. There are several insurances that are accepted, including Title 19, as well as a sliding scale fee and private pay. Midwest Counseling provides counseling in the Williamsburg school district as well. This helps tremendously with working parents and is very confidential. Please feel free to call our office with any questions you may have. We have flexible schedules to meet your needs, offering some evening times. We also have an office locate in Grinnell, Iowa at 821 5th Ave. We are looking forward to helping you meet your mental health needs and to achieve a
better outlook on life.