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Martha Norton,


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K.C. Moore, LISW

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Elaine O'Neal, LISW

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April Falzone, LMHC
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Tricia Simmons, LMHC

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Melissa Joshel, LISW, LCSW, LCPC


Josh Vander Zwaag, LMSW

About Martha Norton, LMHC, IADC, CCDP-D

Martha Norton received her Master's 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 adults 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, and physical and sexual abuse.  April has been trained in EMDR basic trainings and working with Eating Disorders.  




About Josh Vander Zwaag, LMSW

About K.C. Moore MPH, LISW

K.C. Moore received her Master's Degree 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 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.  

About Tricia Simmons, LMHC

Tricia Simmons received her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in 2018. Tricia has experience working in community mental health with at-risk populations and in a residential setting. She has worked with adolescents, adult individuals, and families with issues such as: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, substance use, and family of origin issues. To help clients move forward in their goals, Tricia uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and EMDR as primary therapeutic approaches.  She believes in strength-based and solution-focused methods to help clients meet their goals.  




Josh Vander Zwaag received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Walden University in 2021. Prior to starting with Compass Tree Counseling, Josh was employed as a police officer for 12 years. Josh has a deep sense of compassion for all people and strives to make a positive impact and a difference in the lives of his clients so they can achieve their maximum potential and reach their personal goals. Josh enjoys working with teenagers (16+), college students, adults, couples, families, and first responders, to assist them with issues such as: ADHD, Anger Management, Anxiety/Stress, Behavioral Issues, Coping Skills, Crisis Situations, Domestic Abuse, Depression, Family Dynamics, Life Transitions, Relationship Concerns, School Issues, Self Esteem, Self-Harm, Stress, Suicidal Ideation, and Trauma/PTSD. Josh believes in a strength based and solution focused approach while utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.