Group Therapy: Understanding the Needs of Women Experiencing Divorce (UNWED)

UNWED program information:

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This psychotherapy group will consist of 8-10 women experiencing divorce, separation, or break up of a long term relationship. We will support each other and with the use of mindfulness and meditation practices, gain better self-awareness, accept our freedom and the responsibility that comes with it. We will also incorporate narrative therapy which centers on how a problem has been disrupting, dominating, or discouraging a person.

UNWED group therapy details:

Date and time: Mondays, 5 pm to 6:30 pm beginning March 8, 2021.

Format: Meetings will be held through Zoom

Cost: $20 per session, per person

How to participate: Interested participants are asked to apply and interview with a co-facilitator, Ann Flood, t.L.M.C.H. Please send an email to with the following details:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Phone
  • Previous counseling experience
  • Timing of divorce or separation

Co-facilitators: Ann Flood, t.L.M.H.C. and Staci Fosenberg, Ph.D., licensed psychologist

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

Ann Flood, t.L.M.H.C. is temporary Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center. She has participated and taken training in group therapy with Carlos Canales, Vida Psychotherapy.

Ann works with adolescents, adults, couples and now group therapy using an integrative approach.  She has been trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing),, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, The Gottman Method for Couples Therapy, and is now beginning a two year program to gain certification to teach mindfulness and meditation through MMTCP (Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training with Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield).

Heidi Bowden, L.I.S.W.

Heidi Bowden, L.I.S.W., 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.

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