Shawn Wellendorf LISW

EMDR Trained Therapist

Shawn works from our West Glen / West Des Moines location. 

Shawn is an EMDR-trained Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been in practice for 21 years post-graduate.  She graduated from the University of Iowa School of Social Work with her MSW in 2000.  Shawn has worked in various settings and with various populations.  She has eight years of experience working as a Family Therapist at Orchard Place for adolescents ages 13-17 years of age.  In addition, Shawn also has nine years of experience as a case manager for chronically mentally ill adults.  Prior to coming to Mosaic Family Counseling, Shawn was the clinical team leader within Visiting Nurse Service’s mental health department (Strong Foundations:  Therapy and Support Solutions), where she provided clinical supervision and consultation as well as individual and family therapy for five years.


In her spare time, Shawn enjoys spending time with family and friends, walking and participating in half marathons, listening to live music, cooking, and reading. 
Populations
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Older Adults

Therapy Choices
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing)
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy)
  • Trauma Focused Therapy