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.
Jessica graduated with her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa in 2009 and went on to obtain her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Walden University in 2012. Jessica has spent the majority of her career working with children, adolescents and college students. Jessica also has worked with individuals who struggle with substance abuse disorders. Jessica's areas of interest include issues related to self-esteem, self-harm behaviors, play therapy, depression, anxiety, and gender identity. She uses an integrated approach consisting of client-centered, interpersonal and cognitive behavioral techniques. Jessica's experience includes in-home therapeutic work, outpatient mental health counseling and outpatient substance abuse counseling.
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.
Dr. Robert Detlefsen DNP, FPMH-NP, B.C. is a Board Certified psychiatric provider specializing in diagnostic assessment and medication management for children, adult and elderly patients. He is experienced in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including Depression and Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (which also is common in adults), Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Borderline Intellectual Functioning, Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia.
Dr. Robert Detlefsen has a total of 21 years of experience including both in hospital and outpatient settings. Educational preparation involved completion of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to this he finished a joint Masters of Science program through the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha, Nebraska, and South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota in 2006, and a bachelor's degree in 2002 from Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota. Dr. Detlefsen has also been involved in differentiated practice as an Adjunct Lecturer at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, as a master's prepared American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board Certified Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, and Doctor of Nursing Practice.
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.