Catholic Charities at STA

CATHOLIC CHARITIES, Archdiocese of Dubuque


Catholic Charities at St. Thomas includes a counseling office located on the second floor..


Lisa Turner, L.M.F.T.  515-296-2759

Hi! My name is Lisa Turner and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations from Biola University in La Mirada, California, where I also completed a minor in Bible. I received my Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University.

Even though my background and training is in marriage & family therapy, I also work with individuals, both adults and teenagers. I have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) since 2012, and use it extensively with clients who have experienced all types of trauma, in addition to those who live with depression and anxiety. This exciting modality offers clients a lot of relief from symptoms.

I counsel from a Biblical perspective, helping people who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, interpersonal/relationship issues, divorce/separation, OCD, and grief. My approach to counseling is relational, and I look forward to learning more about how I can work best with you.

I schedule clients on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday.



Sarah Gellhaus Thomas, MS LMFT CADC    515.296.2759

Sarah provides clinical services to clients of a variety of ages and concerns.  Her previous experience includes working with adults and adolescents with mental health and substance abuse disorders, family and marriage/couple therapy, anxiety and depression, and life transitions, as well as individuals who suffer with chronic and severe psychiatric disorders.  She has specialized training in diagnosing and treating attachment and loss, and is trained in a number of evidence-based practices, including EMDR, PCIT, DBT and TF-CBT.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out and ask. She is unapologetically Catholic, and works competently from a Christian worldview with people of any background.