You can access high quality, low cost counseling

Your mental health matters. High quality/low cost counseling services with immediate appointments are offered through the Center’s clinical training program, working with advanced graduate interns in their last year of training for mental health counseling. These interns receive robust clinical supervision by experienced Center clinicians.

Start your journey to healing by filling out this intake form now:

Sabrina Sartori Chouinard,
Intern Counselor
Laura Meade,
Intern Counselor
Sabrina Sartori Chouinard is an intern and Master of Social Work candidate from the University of Iowa. Sabrina has over 16 years of clinical psychology experience, is a licensed psychologist in Brazil, and was educated at UNISINOS in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Sabrina engages clients with holistic approaches, integrating the mind, body, spirit, and heart, attuning to culture, community, and relationship connections. Sabrina works with different interventions as mindfulness, stress management techniques, art therapy, CBT, ACT, DBT, and EMDR. During her internship, she is incorporating Trauma-Sensitive Practice and Spirituality Integrated approaches in her repertoire. Sabrina is bicultural and fluent in English and Portuguese. She enjoys helping adolescents and adults with eating disorders, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and immigration, acculturation, and cross-cultural transitions (culture shock). Sabrina has 3 years’ experience using Telehealth before the pandemic, and in Sabrina’s spare time, she enjoys travel, the outdoors, and cooking with family and friends.Laura Meade is a student at Drake University earning her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She joins the DMPCC team as an intern excited for the opportunity to work with clients and learn from her colleagues as she finalizes her degree. Laura is interested in providing therapy for adults of all stages, looking to resolve issues associated with anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and trauma. Her integrative Client-Centered approach provides a flexible environment for therapy to match client needs. She believes that identifying client strengths and creating counseling partnership provides an ideal environment for growth and healing. After graduation, Laura looks forward to becoming certified in Perinatal Mental Health and specializing in the areas of grief and loss, trauma, and adjustment following sudden life changes. “We were never meant to go through life’s challenges alone and, above all, I want people to know that we don’t have to.”
Sabrina is supervised by Elaina Riley, L.I.S.W.Laura is supervised by Heidi Bowden, L.I.S.W.
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