Our Counselors

Susan Schmitz

Susan Schmitz, therapist at Interplay Counseling Services in Coralville, Iowa
Susan Schmitz, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RPT-S,
Certified EMDR Therapist
SoulCollage® Facilitator


Susan works with adults, adolescents and occasionally older elementary school-aged children. Common presenting issues include anxiety, depression, trauma, difficulty with life transitions such as divorce, grief and loss, managing ADHD, relationship issues, and adjusting to life transitions. Addressing guilt and shame is a common theme for many.  Susan uses a strengths-based approach within a non-judgmental, eclectic framework to tailor treatment plans to your needs.

Susan is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa and holds the Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor credential.  She is trained in in the standard CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapies) and has IFS (Internal Family Systems) training. She is a certified EMDR therapist registered with EMDRIA.  Caregiver consultation is included in therapy with minors.

Susan offers flexible treatment options such as advanced skill in interactive therapies and EMDR and has taught, supervised and mentored other clinicians.  She offers a dedicated sandplay/sandtray space and has combined EMDR and experiential and other therapies for many years. Susan invites you to explore and grow into the person you wish to be.

We both continue to grow and expand our skills and ideas for helping people, and encourage you to join with us in your journey through self-exploration.  We teach mindfulness, coping skills and are growing our knowledge of brain science with what we already know and do: our own particular interplay with the world.

Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist MSW, LISW

Sarah welcomes clients age 5 and up.  Her specialty interests include working with children, teens and adults with anxiety or depression, helping families through life transitions, trauma, women’s issues, domestic violence, infertility, relationship issues, identity development, performance preparation, grief and loss, ADHD, mood disorders and assisting clients through uncharted territories.

Sarah is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Social Work degree and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado. Her goal is to create and foster trusting relationships with her clients, and to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to share and grow.  She will work to find the right therapeutic techniques to use with each individual client based on their unique needs. Some of the modalities she is trained in and uses with clients are Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), EMDR, biofeedback, play therapy, sand tray therapy, trauma-focused CBT and mindfulness. Parent or caregiver consultation is included in treatment for minors. Sarah is ready to join with you to move through past hurt and towards the best version of yourself.