Martha Norton,


K.C. Moore, LISW

April Falzone, LMHC

Annie Lass, LMHC, NCC

About Martha Norton, LMHC, IADC, CCDP-D

Martha Norton received her Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Vermont in 1985.  She has worked with mental health services in Vermont and Iowa including  having  worked at Iowa State University in the Student Counseling Services for 24 years. Martha opened Compass Tree Counseling Services in 2010.  

Martha has worked with individuals, couples and groups with issues such as: Depression/ Anxiety,  Trauma/PTSD, Eating Disorders, Grief, Substance Abuse, Family of Origin Issues,  Adoption/Attachment Issues,  Diversity and Multicultural Trainings.

Martha was on the founding board of the Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa. Martha has received specialized training in working with early life and complex trauma.  

Martha is certified in EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.


About Elaine O’Neal, LISW

Elaine O’Neal received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at The University of Michigan School of Social Work in 1999 as a CIVITAS Fellow.  She has since worked in various mental health settings with children, adults, and families in Michigan and Iowa. Elaine believes in a strength based approach with all of her clients and challenges them to seek new perspectives for success. Elaine has worked with individuals, families, couples and groups on issues such as Behavioral concerns,  Anxiety/Stress, Emotional Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Depression,  Blended Families, Relationship Concerns. She applies an eclectic approach to therapy utilizing different forms of treatment such as art therapy, sand tray therapy, bibliotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychoanalytic therapy with strong focus on the importance and value of relationships in the lives of her clients. Elaine is trained in EMDR basic training for both adults and children.



About April Falzone, LMHC

April Falzone received her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University, Colorado in 2014.  She has worked at a variety of therapeutic settings in Colorado, Wyoming and Iowa.   She works with children, adolescents and adult who have experienced abuse and trauma.  She has an emphasis on using Play Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.   She works with families on problems related to school, family communication, depression, conflict with peers, self- harm, physical and sexual abuse.  April has been trained in EMDR basic trainings and working with Eating Disorders.  




About Shane Kavanaugh, LMHC

Shane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University in 2017, and his Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University in 2012.  Shane is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and EMDR. He has extensive experience working with individuals and couples on issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTQIA identity, and substance abuse. Shane values a strength-based, solution-focused approach to empower his clients to achieve their goals.  

Elaine O'Neal, LISW

Sheryl Frye, LISW

Shane Kavanaugh, PhD, LMHC

Melissa Joshel, LISW, LCSW, LCPC

About K.C. Moore MPH, LISW

K.C. Moore received her Master's degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Oklahoma in 2013. She has since worked as a Mental Health Counselor in a residential setting at the PMIC level of care (Psychiatric Medical Institude for Children), and also in a multitude of school settings providing school based mental health counseling and training to educators. Prior to that, K.C. has experience working with young adults and college students as a crisis advocate for victims of sexual assault and a health educator on college campuses. K.C. has experience working with children, adults and families to assist them in overcoming mental health and behavioral issues such as: Depression/ Anxiety, School Concerns, Trauma/PTSD, Self-harm, Health Issues (Eating Disorders, Stress), Attachment issues and Adverse Childhood Experiences, Relationship concerns, and Family Dynamics.

K.C. uses a diverse approach to therapy utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, sand tray and play therapy with emphasis on client's strengths and relationship building.

About Sheryl Frye, LISW
Sheryl Frye is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She earned her Master's in Social Work from the University of Illinois in Campaign-Urbana, and her Master of Science in Kinesiology from Illinois State University. Sheryl is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment therapy, and EMDR. She has extensive experience working with individuals and couples on setting and achieving goals, reducing anxiety, depression and relationship conflicts. Sheryl values a collaborative approach to helping clients achieve their goals.

Annie Lass, LMHC, NCC

Annie earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of South Dakota in 2013. She is Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has provided therapeutic services in a variety of residential and school settings. Annie has experience working with children, college students, adults, families, and couples. Annie utilizes a variety of modalities including cognitive behavioral, motivational interviewing, solution-focused, play therapy, and is certified in Prepare/Enrich for pre-marital and married couples. Annie values building upon strengths and exploring genuine, healing relationships with her clients.  Annie has been trained in EMDR.

About Melissa Joshel, LISW, LCSW, LCPC

Melissa is a Licensed Independent Social Worker. She earned her Master’s in Education and Community Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago, and her Master's of Social Work from Jane Addams College in Chicago. Melissa is trained in Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Trauma based therapy, Play therapy, and EMDR. She has extensive experience working with both children and adults on various issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, and the LGBTQIA community. Melissa values a mindfulness approach and believes in a client centered strengths based perspective to help achieve their goals.