Meet our Providers

Lyndsey Johnsen, LCSW


Lyndsey Johnsen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master's Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. Lyndsey's 12 years of extensive experience includes providing therapeutic services in non-profit mental health agencies, schools, inpatient psychiatric, hospice and medical settings. Lyndsey provides individual, family and group sessions to provide an atmosphere where connectedness to others can be strengthened and emotional wellbeing will be restored.

Lyndsey specializes in working with children, adolescents and their families who experience trauma. Trust Based Relational Intervention and the ARC Model are utilized to teach families how to build stronger connections and improve safety awareness. Certified in Theraplay and Trust Based Relational Intervention. Lyndsey also has experience facilitating adoptive parent groups, self-regulation groups and connection based nurture groups for children with Attachment Disorders.

Through her time working in with stroke and oncology programs, Lyndsey has also gained experience working with individuals with acute and chronic physical health conditions. She recognizes how life altering a new physical health diagnosis can be, and is dedicated to assisting individuals discover what their new reality will look like. She is also passionate about providing emotional support and encouragement to those individuals who have been struggling to cope with chronic medical conditions.

Lyndsey’s main areas of focus include: major life changes and transitions, stress related to physical conditions, depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, and trauma.

Lyndsey will guarantee to provide a warm environment where there is an emphasis on truth, positivity, humor, creativity, playfulness, and joy. Lyndsey uses solution focused therapy and holistic integrated approaches that focus on the physical symptoms in the body, mindfulness strategies, life style changes, and art therapy.

Lyndsey is ready to guide you to identify and overcome challenges and fears so that you can live your life to its fullest potential. Lyndsey is in network with Health Alliance Cross Blue Shield and Life Works/ Ceridian EAP.

If you would like to schedule a session with Lyndsey please the office at 309-807-5077.


Sarah Shields, LSW


Sarah believes in using a strengths-based perspective when working with clients. She has experience working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, divorce, self-esteem and confidence issues, LGBTQI issues, and relationship issues. She also has worked with individuals coping with life transitions, school/work stressors, and first-generation college students. Sarah uses a variety of therapeutic techniques including solution-focused therapy, CBT, talk therapy, feminist therapy, and some tenants of play therapy. Sarah specializes in working with women and girls ( ages 6 to 25), as well as those of color.  Sarah is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield.

If you would like to schedule a session with Sarah please the office at 309-807-5077.


Jenn Bovee, LCSW, CRADC, CCHt

EMDR Trained

Certified in Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor, Grief Recovery Therapist, in Clinical Hypnosis, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Jenn provides individual, couple, family and group sessions to heal deep, long-lived wounds and restore love, respect, peace and confidence in them.

Jenn received her Masters in Social Work from St. Ambrose University, and graduated with honors. She completed her Masters internship at Genesis Employee Assistance Program, in Davenport Iowa. And has an extensive history working in addictions treatment centers, community mental health centers, women and children’s programs, and private practice.

Areas of highest interest and results for Jenn include: Depression, anxiety, women’s issues, substance abuse, LGBTQIA/kink, trauma related issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, habits and behaviors, and emotional trauma.

With decades of experience in therapeutic relationship, she has seen its effects and understands its importance.

Working with Jenn guarantees you walk away feeling validated and you have been treated with empathy and compassion, especially since she has specialized training in both the conscious and subconscious mind, which makes her a powerful therapist to help you achieve your goals.

If you would like to schedule a session with Jenn please the office at 309-807-5077.