Saving the World

This week Julie and Chrissa are joined by Mary Kate, a Licensed Master Social Worker at Heart and Solutions. Mary Kate graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in Child, Adult, and Family Services and History in 2015.

While working at a residential facility for children in Des Moines, Mary Kate decided to pursue an advanced degree to better be able to serve children and families struggling in the state of Iowa.  Mary Kate graduated from the University of Iowa with a masters in social work in 2019.  After a brief detour through the healthcare field, she found her way back to her original passion: mental health therapy.

To start behavioral or mental health services in Iowa, with a provider like Mary Kate, call Heart and Solutions at (800) 531-4236.

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You Need a Counselor is a podcast designed for people curious about counseling, but who have barriers keeping them from experiencing the benefits of counseling.  Our mission is to share stories about counseling good, bad, indifferent, and spread the message that everyone can benefit from mental health and behavioral health counseling services.

Mary-Kate-TufteeWritten by Mary Kate Tuftee on November 1, 2022.

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. As a clinical social worker my job to listen to your story and assist you in developing the skills required to create the life you desire. I want to celebrate your successes, stand beside you during the difficult times, and empower you to be the best version of yourself. Using a strengths-based, trauma-focused approach I will work with you to cultivate hope & self-compassion. I strive to create a welcoming, non-judgmental environment where you feel comfortable collaborating on obtainable goals & working towards those goals both inside and outside of our therapy sessions. I would be honored to walk beside you on this journey.