Clinical Staff for Adult Clients

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Susan Arland, L.M.H.C.

Susan Arland is a licensed mental health counselor. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Purdue University, an M.A. in counseling from New York University, has completed post graduate training in family therapy, and is a certified E.M.D.R. (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) therapist. Susan works with adults and couples to resolve issues with life and transitions, relationship, traumatic life events, abuse, depression, and anxiety. She has skills in American Sign Language and provides counseling to deaf and hard of hearing persons. Susan is also an EMDRIA approved consultant, providing individual and group consultation for EMDR-trained clinicians and volunteering with EMDR-HAP (Humanitarian Assistance Program) as a training facilitator.

Heidi Bowden, L.I.S.W.

Heidi Bowden is a licensed independent social worker. She earned her undergraduate degree in social work from the University of Northern Iowa and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She is trained in E.M.D.R. (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Heidi works with adults to resolve issues with life and transitions, relationship, traumatic life events, complex trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. She is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) in the state of Iowa.

Eva Christiansen, Ph.D.

Eva Christiansen is a licensed psychologist. She graduated from Grinnell College and obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of South Dakota. Eva’s clinical activities are limited to psychological assessment. She works with a wide range of ages. Her referrals come from a variety of areas, both clinical and forensic-related, where she provides assessments for disability applicants, worker’s compensation, and law enforcement. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Iowa Psychological Association, and a member and fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment. She has contributed to research on the Rorschach and the MMPI-2.

Douglas J. Detrick, M.S.W., L.I.S.W., C.T.C.C., I.A.D.C.

Doug Detrick is a licensed independent social worker. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters in Social Work. Doug has primarily worked with people who have significant mental health issues, particularly with complex trauma and anxiety and depression issues to help them lead more productive lives. He has had extensive training in third wave behavioral therapy including ACT, focused acceptance and commit therapy, functional analytic psychotherapy and relational frame therapy, all of which are based on how we learn from a behavioral perspective. He has also studied dialectical behavior therapy, structural family therapy, psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. He also is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and a International Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He was formerly on the board of the Heartland Regional Health Equity Council for five years where he worked to expand health care through the promotion of the Affordable Care Act to minority and underserved populations.

Christine A. Dietz, Ph.D., L.I.S.W.

Christine Dietz is a licensed independent social worker, spiritual director and Reiki Master. She is the Center’s Director of Clinical Training. She received her M.S.W. from the University of Iowa and her Ph.D. in Sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is a graduate of the Lev Shomea Training Program for Spiritual Direction in the Jewish Tradition. Christine’s focus in counseling is on helping people reconnect to their innate wholeness and renew their sense of hope and possibility. She works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, life transitions, chronic illness, grief and loss, and relationship issues. She also offers individual and group spiritual direction to people from all faith traditions. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and Spiritual Directors International.

Ellery H. Duke, Ph.D., M.Div.

Ellery Duke is a licensed clinical psychologist. He holds a master of divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary and a doctoral degree in pastoral counseling and psychotherapy from Northwestern University. Ellery is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals, as well as couples and families. Ellery has special interests in grief therapy, relationships, and men’s issues. He also consults with congregations and coaches clergy. Ellery continues in his role as licensed psychologist with the Center, after his retirement from serving for nearly 40 years as executive director.

Richard H. Douglass, L.I.S.W.

Richard Douglass is a licensed independent social worker. He holds a master of social work degree from the University of Iowa. Richard provides counseling to couples and to individuals, both adults and adolescents. He has a special interest in ADHD, depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems.


Ann Flood, t.L.M.H.C.

Ann Flood is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (temporary). She received her BS in Psychology from Drake University and MS in Mental Health Counseling from Drake University. She also received her BS in Business and Public Administration from Drake University. Ann provides therapy for adults, adolescents, children, and couples. She specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that incorporates the practice of mindful living. She is particularly interested in helping clients during transitional times regarding relationships, career, or age related issues. “Change is constant, we just don’t see it until we begin to feel it”. Ann is passionate about life and loves to immerse herself in nature, books, cinema, art, and politics. She also loves to be physically active with running, yoga, tennis, and biking. She is the mother of four adult daughters, two dogs, and has one grandson.

Geoffrey Hills, D.O.

Geoffrey Hills, DO is a psychiatrist who attended medical school at Des Moines University and residency at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  His practice includes treatment of adolescents and adults with mood problems, anxiety and thought disorders.  He has particular interest and experience working with the LGBT community and persons living with HIV. Prior to attending medical school, Geoffrey received a B.A. in music at Vassar College and worked for several years as a violinist, composer, music engraver

Teri Hughes-Paulline, L.I.S.W.

Teri Hughes-Paulline is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. Teri received a BA in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and then earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. Teri has worked in the mental health field as a therapist in both the public and private sectors, recently relocating from Davenport where she specialized in providing care to adults, families and children at Psychology Health Group. As a member of the DMPCC Adult staff, Teri serves adolescents and adults, and believes clients do best when they feel understood, accepted, respected and active in their own treatment plans. Teri can provide care for those experiencing mood disorders, anxiety, change of life or family issues as well as more chronic mental health issues, trauma and loss.

Alicia Krpan, L.M.H.C.

Alicia Krpan is a bilingual mental health counselor. She provides counseling to children, adolescents and adults with diverse emotional concerns. Her areas of interest are centered toward multicultural barriers such as intergenerational conflict, acculturation, anxiety, depression, life transitions, social skills and other key aspects that a client’s culture, identity, ethnicity, race, gender brings to the counseling process. Alicia (a LEE see a) received her B.S. in Psychology from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Colombia and her Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of Calgary in Canada. She successfully completed her graduate practicum year at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center.


Greg Lengel, Ph.D.

Greg Lengel is a Post-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University. Greg provides psychotherapy to adults and adolescents, as well as psychological and neuropsychological testing for all ages. He utilizes a collaborative approach that is firmly rooted in the integration of evidence-based practices. Greg has special interest in interventions for depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, nonsuicidal self-injury, suicide prevention, emotion dysregulation, personality disorders, and eating disorders. In addition to his position at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center, Greg is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Drake University, and he is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury, and several other professional organizations.

Danielle Lloyd, t.L.M.F.T.

Danielle Lloyd is a temporary Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University. Danielle provides counseling to children, adolescents, families, couples, and adults. She has a special interest in working with child behavior problems, parenting issues, family therapy, and life transitions.


J. Jeffrey Means, M.Div., Ph.D

jeff-final-headshotJeff Means is a licensed psychologist at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. In addition to counseling, he continues to provide consultation to those supervising in the training program, and to teach in the Center’s PrairieFire program. Prior to this role, he served as Associate Professor & Chair of the Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities & Bioethics Department in the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University before retiring from that position in December 2014. Before his tenure at DMU, he was a longtime staff member at Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center where he founded the Clinical Training Program in 1980. He is a graduate of Purdue University, Christian Theological Seminary and Northwestern University, and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Jeff also serves as a committee member with the Iowa Physician Health Program of the Iowa Board of Medicine and on the Ethics Committee of HCI Care Services. He is the author of Trauma & Evil: Healing the Wounded Soul, Fortress Press, 2000.

Karla Minear, L.I.S.W.

Karla Minear graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters in Social Work. Her areas of experience include grief and loss, life transitions, spiritual issues, anxiety, and depression. She works with individuals, couples, and families. Karla utilizes cognitive-behavioral, family systems, logotherapy, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies. Karla’s passions included grandchildren, all animals, and books!

Mark Minear, Ph.D.

Mark MinearMark Minear is a licensed psychologist. He is also a recorded minister with the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker). He received his B.A. in Religion and English from William Penn College, an M.A. in Church History from the Earlham School of Religion, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ball State University.  Mark works with adults on a wide variety of issues: depression, anxiety including trauma, loss and grief, transitions and adjustments, and spiritual concerns. Theoretical approaches include logotherapy (meaning-making), cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and mindfulness therapies.  He also has background in working with a variety of churches, denominations, and faith traditions, as well as with individual clergy in need of support.

Chris Ogle, L.I.S.W., I.A.D.C., C.C.T.P.

Chris Ogle is a licensed independent social worker. Chris returns to Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center after completing the Graduate Psychotherapy Training program in 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology and human services from Grand View University and his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. Chris works with adults to resolve anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and substance abuse, Chris has special interest in men’s issues/mental health and opiate/heroin addiction. Chris provides E.M.D.R (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), somatic or body-centered psychotherapies, mindfulness based approaches, and emotion focused individual psychotherapy. Chris is also an international alcohol and drug counselor and certified clinical trauma professional.

Mark Poeppe, Psy.D.

Dr. Mark Poeppe (Pronunciation: “Peppy”) is a Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider. Dr. Poeppe received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Iowa and his Master’s of Science and Doctorate of Clinical Psychology degrees from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Poeppe is particularly interested in objective psychological, neuropsychological, and forensic assessment for all ages. His assessment scope includes but is not limited to: disability examinations, veteran’s compensation examinations, child custody evaluations, workman’s compensation, personal injury, spinal cord stimulator implant procedure and bariatric surgical assessments, ADHD and other neurodevelopmental conditions, competency to stand trial or competency for making medical decisions, memory, personality, intellectual or cognitive functioning, and clergy candidacy. In addition to assessment services, Dr. Poeppe provides some psychotherapy to adults, adolescents, and children. He has special interest in the areas of depression, anxiety, life transitions, other-mood related difficulties, and working with young adults or adolescents. Dr. Poeppe approaches treatment through a multi-theoretical lens that primarily incorporates cognitive-behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness techniques.

Elaina Riley, L.I.S.W.

Elaina Riley is a licensed independent social worker, with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa. Elaina has more than 25 years of clinical experience in working with people of all ages from all walks of life, including children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of expertise include treating trauma-related issues and disorders, dissociative disorders, attachment and adoption issues, anxiety and mood issues, anger control problems, relationship difficulties, parenting concerns and child behavior problems, and issues with emotional intensity and narcissism. Elaina is a trained practitioner of play therapy, EMDR, and also familiar with somatic and sensorimotor approaches to the treatment of trauma-related disorders. Elaina enjoys utilizing the creative process in her work and may invite individuals to explore and discover themselves further through the use of artistic expression (but never required). Elaina also enjoys working with issues of faith and/or existential concerns, as well as issues that people of high-ability, or gifted/talented individuals, commonly find challenging. Elaina has two children, a son and a daughter, and enjoys a diverse range of passions, including art, writing, science, gardening, sheltering monarch butterflies, a voracious appetite for seeking and learning of all kinds, and a sense of adventure and “exploring off the beaten path.” In her own words, “I am a very big fan of the Human Race, and I am humbled and encouraged by the witness that sometimes in our brokenness, our greatest humanity is born.”

Abigail Schiltz, PA-C

Abigail Schiltz is a Psychiatry Physician Assistant. Abigail received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and completed her graduate degree in Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies from Des Moines University. She recently completed a residency training program in family medicine at the University of Iowa where she found her passion in psychiatry. Her practice includes treatment of male and female patients of all ages with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attention disorders and thought disorders. Abigail values faith and family and enjoys staying physically active with running and yoga.

Andrea Severson, L.M.H.C., M.Div.

DMPCC040616-Staff-0586Andrea Severson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and spiritual director. Her degrees include a Master of Science in counseling from Drake University and a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She holds a certificate in spiritual direction and is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.  Andrea enjoys hearing the unique stories of the individuals and couples with whom she works.  Her areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, identity, faith and spirituality, life transitions, and relationships.  Andrea is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Spiritual Directors International. In her spare time, she likes reading historical fiction, listening to the Beatles and camping.

Shannon Welch-Groves, Psy.D.

Shannon Welch-Groves is a licensed psychologist. Shannon received her B.A. in psychology from Creighton University, her M.A. in community counseling from the University of Nebraska, and her doctoral degree in counseling psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Shannon provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She has a special interest in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, parenting issues, child behavior problems, and individuals experiencing life transitions.

Amanda Wentworth-Puentes, L.M.H.C.

Amanda Wentworth-Puentes is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. She earned her undergraduate degree in criminal justice and psychology from the Buena Vista University and her Master of Mental Health Counseling degree from the University of Northern Iowa. She is trained in E.M.D.R. (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). Amanda works with teens through adults to resolve issues with life stressors, relationships, traumatic life events, complex trauma, depression, and anxiety.

Roberta Yoder, M.A.

Roberta Yoder is a career counselor. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English-teaching from the University of Northern Iowa and has completed graduate studies at Drake University in the following areas: counseling, human resources, and management process and behavior. Roberta is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, a qualified user of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and a Pastoral Care Specialist certificate holder. She provides counseling to persons seeking meaningful employment or considering career changes. Roberta provides coaching to persons seeking to improve and enhance their performance and satisfaction in their current employment. She has a special interest in midlife career issues.

Scott Young, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Young, Director of Psychological Services at the Center, is a licensed psychologist and health service provider. He earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Iowa State University, and his postdoctoral master’s of science degree in clinical psychopharmacology (M.S.C.P.) through Fairleigh Dickinson University. Scott provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling for clients across the lifespan. He uses a multitheoretical psychotherapy approach emphasizing the therapeutic relationship and informed by many perspectives including (but not limited to):  Person-Center Therapy, Emotion Focused (individual) and Emotionally-Focused (couples) Therapies, Logotherapy, Landreth Child-Centered Play Therapy, Interpersonal Process Psychotherapy, Adlerian Psychotherapy, Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, ACT, Imagery Rehearsal Therapy, Ericksonian and Neurolinguistic Programming hypnosis, Multicultural Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Religiously-Accommodative Psychotherapy, etc.) to work with a wide variety of presenting concerns, including: stress and adjustment issues, career transitions, existential or religious/spiritual concerns, depression and mood problems, ADHD, anxiety, OCD, health/medical issues, chronic pain issues, relationship or family problems, issues of boys and men, anger or behavioral problems, and severe or persistent mental illness. Scott also provides psychological testing for school-age children through older adults, and basic neuropsychological testing for adolescents, adults, and older adults. In addition to his administrative and clinical activities, Scott enjoys clinically-focused teaching, consultation, and supervision. His postdoctoral M.S.C.P. is the first step in adding prescribing medications to his testing and psychotherapy practice. As a medical psychologist, he is fascinated by the complex and varied interactions amongst the body, mind, relationships, and spirit. Scott is an avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan, and clients looking for an empathic yet direct approach that features nerdiness and humor might find a fit with his style.