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Like an anchor is to a ship, hope is to the soul.

Providing counseling services to Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding areas of the Cedar Valley.

Our highly-trained staff has over 20 years of combined experience in the mental health field to help guide you through your counseling experience. Our goal is to deliver excellent service by providing a safe environment along with the support you need. We believe everyone possesses the strength to work through or cope with the challenges they are facing. 

Jake Schaefer LMHC

Jake is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa, majoring in family services and mental health counseling.  Jake has done extensive work with individuals and families and specializes in anxiety, teens, work related stress, stress management, management training, and faith based counseling.


Jake has worked with a wide range of mental health concerns at various locations including the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic's department of Pediatric Oncology, Allen Hospital's Emergency Mental Health Unit, Grinnell College and the Woodward Academy for at risk teens. He has been in a private mental health practice for several years and is currently serving as an adjunct professor at UNI. 


Jake strives to provide a safe space for clients from all backgrounds, ethnicities, and orientations. He works with his client to help them reach their goal of improving their overall quality of life.

Stacey Hurt LMHC

Stacey is Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa.  She earned her B.A. from the University of Iowa and her M.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. Stacey provides counseling to teens and adults, both individuals and couples. She specializes in addressing trauma, treating anxiety and depression as well as relationship counseling. Stacey utilizes her ability to connect with clients from various backgrounds as the basis for her work.


Stacey has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field including time spent in New York helping teens and their families. She has recently been working in the Cedar Valley as an addictions, mental health and Employee Assistance Program counselor.


Stacey’s interest in helping clients cope with their experiences of trauma led her to become trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  She is happy to explain this process to you and discuss whether you would be a good candidate for this particular intervention.

coming soon...

We are excited to announce the arrival of a new provider. Provider bio coming soon