Meet Our Counselors


Don Damsteegt, Ph.D.


Dr. Damsteegt is the owner of Family Psychology Associates, P.C. and is a Licensed Psychologist and a Health Service Provider in Psychology.

Dr. Damsteegt is a Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.) and a Health Service Provider in Psychology. He has been in practice since 1983, including a year of post-doctoral residency in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. His specialties include assessment and treatment of individuals and couples. He has been trained Cognitive Therapy, which is an empirically validated treatment for many disorders, including depression and anxiety. He also is a certified Imago Relationship Therapist. He does assessment of personality, intelligence, ADHD and substance abuse, including being a DOT-SAP. He holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1981.


Gloria Bieret, Ed.D. LMHC


Gloria Bieret is a Licensed Mental Health counselor (LMHC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor (RPT-S), and an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). She has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families since 2008. Gloria works with clients using a prescriptive approach and incorporates; Cognitive Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused, Adlerian, Family-Systems, Psychodynamic, Play therapy and other experiential modalities. Gloria has training and experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma or adverse life events as well as challenges with transitions in life.


  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Abuse and Adverse Life Events
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Play Therapy and Other Experiential Methods
  • Children/Adolescents
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Family Therapy
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Leonarda Decker, LMHC, CADC

Leonarda Decker is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADC). Leonarda received her Master’s degree in Counseling, Rehabilitation and Student Development from the University of Iowa. She has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for the last ten years helping men and women to find their path to a healthier and more satisfying life. Leonarda’s passion is to assist people in the process of self-discovery and help them to reinvent themselves. She utilizes variety of counseling techniques including person-centered and existential approaches, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing.
  • Co-occurring disorders
  • Substance abuse and dependency issues
  • Co-dependency
  • Emotional regulation difficulties and anger management problems
  • Spirituality related issues
  • Depression/Anxiety
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Rhonda King, MA, LMFT


Rhonda King is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who empowers her clients with a collaborative, strength-based approach to therapy, using a wide range of trained techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral, Structural, Strategic, Emotionally-Focused and Solution-Focused. She received her MA degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University. Rhonda sees clients from age 3 and older.


  • Couples/Family Therapy
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • EMDR
  • Play Therapy
  • Parenting Techniques
  • Relationship Issues
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Carla Hughes, MA, LMHC


Carla Hughes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She received her MA degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa and has counseled students at the UNI counseling center. She went on to work with at-risk children at Four Oaks Residential Treatment Center in Cedar Rapids. Carla has been serving the community since 2004 and has worked extensively with children and adolescents using art and play therapies. Also of special interest to Carla is helping couples cope with relationship stressors by building communication skills and in working with individuals with eating disorders

  • Art and Play Therapy
  • Children and Teenagers
  • Couples/Relationships
  • Eating Disorders
  • Childhood sexual abuse issues
  • Depression/Anxiety