Mandy Matthys, MA, CADC, LMHC

There are seasons in life when an understanding and empathetic hand may be desired to help make circumstances more enjoyable and manageable. When I encounter a client in a place of pain or struggle, I am genuinely concerned about their well-being and I desire to help them develop tools to navigate their difficult issues and realities. My objective is to work together with my clients, collaboratively establishing goals that aim to foster new insights and ways of thinking. Together we will discover ways to manage emotions and adopt new habits. Throughout my time with a client, my hope is that healing, freedom, resiliency and newfound joy will be discovered.

mandy@journeycounselingservices.net

 


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13


 

 

License, Education, & Training

 

  • B.A. in Communication Studies and minor in Human Relations with a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Iowa, 2011
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, the University of Iowa, 2016
  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, State of Iowa since 2018
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Iowa since 2019

Professional Experience

 

  • Staff Intern, Campus Crusade for Christ (2011-2014)
  • Supported Community Living Counselor, Successful Living (2015)
  • Graduate Student Intern, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Work Injury Recovery Center (2015)
  • Graduate Student Intern, Murray, Wilson & Rose Counseling And Behavioral Services LLC (2015)
  • Graduate Student Intern, Journey Counseling Services (2016)
  • Outpatient Counselor, Prelude Behavioral Services (2016-2019)

Interests, Specialties, & Populations 

 

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Body Image Concerns
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Issues
  • College students facing Life Transitions and Relationship Struggles
  • Relationship/Boundary Issues
  • Suffering, Grief, and Loss
  • Adjustement Issues
  • Dual Diagnosis

 

 

 

Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, UMR, Aetna, Midland’s Choice, CIGNA, Healthscope, Tricare West, and Health Partners.

 6 Hawkeye Dr. Ste 105 North Liberty, IA 52317 (319) 800-6299 (phone) – 888-416-8004 (fax)

Please contact Holly Smigel with any questions or to schedule an appointment: holly@journeycounselingservices.net