Susan has been providing counseling support to children, adolescents, adults and families in southwest Iowa since 2003.  She earned her Master of Social Work degree from University of Missouri in 2002.  Susan has a passion for working with adults that are experiencing some form of loss or life transition to include divorce, chronic illness, conflictual relationships, and grief associated with death and dying.

For most of her practice, she has treated a full range of symptoms with cognitive-based approaches to include the practice of mindfulness.  In 2019, Susan became a EMDR trained therapist. She is amazed, after all her years of practice as a therapist, in how utilization of the EMDR protocol rapidly produces reduction of symptoms and restoration of balance.

Susan was born and raised in northwest Missouri.  She and her husband live on a farm in Missouri.  Susan spends most of her time away from work outdoors, and has a deep love of nature.  She enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, golfing, gardening, and watercolor painting.  Susan holds a strong belief in mind body connection and practices yoga and meditation.

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Caroline grew up in West Wales and moved to US after marrying her husband. One of the first things people often comment on is her accent. Caroline attended Missouri Baptist University in St Louis for both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

As a Registered Play Therapist, Caroline believes strongly in the power of play and the healing properties it offers. Play is the language of childhood and through play we support growth, strength, and individuality throughout all phases of our life. Utilizing play therapy with EMDR allows for a unique opportunity for therapy to be tailored to meet the needs of each client she meets.

Caroline approaches therapy with humor, positivity, and a belief that each of us has unlimited potential. One of her favorite phrases is “there are no wrong answers in here.” Caroline will walk alongside each client and meet them wherever they are at in their journey. 

In her spare time, Caroline loves to travel, read, take trainings and spend time on her front porch. She currently has two cats, one dog, three children and a husband who often shakes his head in wonder at her ideas. Time with family and friends is always a priority to her. 




I earned a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Nebraska Methodist College in 1996. I then earned a master’s degree in the Family Practice Nurse Practitioner program from Creighton University in 2004. I went on from there to earn a post-master’s certificate in Psychiatry from Creighton University in 2006.

I have extensive experience in the Emergency Department delivering medical care as well as Psychiatric care. I have practiced in close to every level of psychiatric care available which brings a seasoned and well-rounded view into my practice abilities. I have a very special interest in Individuals with intellectual disabilities and co-morbid psychiatric illnesses.

I enjoy the autonomy that my dual licensures provide for me. However, I am also a collaborator with many other disciplines, as they say, “it takes a village”.

Although, I have carried these advanced degrees for an extended period of time, I am a nurse and love to teach students at all levels….Empower those that are our future!

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Denise D. Crosson, Ph.D. has been a nurse for thirty-eight years, a nurse practitioner for twenty-one years, and a nurse researcher for sixteen years. Her first job working with children was in high school as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the YMCA.

Throughout her nursing career Crosson has worked with children and their families in hospital, home, hospice, and community-based settings.

Denise earned a masters and doctoral degree from Virginia Commonwealth University where she was a fellow in the VA-LEND neurodevelopmental disabilities training program, which focused on children and families. Her dissertation research focused on short- and long-term effects of preterm birth on childhood development.

Denise has been a provider at WMHC since August 2017. She provides telehealth services in Clarinda, Red Oak, and Villisca.

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Krista Miers, RN

Director of Nursing

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, attending my children’s events, and traveling.

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Jason Nelson, RN 

Behavioral Home Health Nurse

Hobbies: Camping, spending time with family and friends, playing cards, cornhole, pool, and horseshoes.

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Bethany Cavin, LPN 
Assistant Nurse Manager

Hobbies: Attending my children’s sporting activities, spending time with my family, fishing, and hunting.


Taylor Jackson, LPN 

Clinic Nurse

Hobbies: Spending time with my children, dogs, and riding my Harley.