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Wonder Joins Provider Staff at CCMH

12/23/14

(Denison, IA) – Jill Wonder, a licensed mental health counselor, has joined the provider staff at CCMH Medical Clinic offering counseling services. Wonder most recently was on staff with Jackson Family Recovery Center in Sioux City where she provided individual, group and family therapy with adolescents suffering from addictions and mental health diagnosis. She began seeing patients at the CCMH Medical Clinic in December.

“Mental health counseling is an extremely important service needed by children and families,” said Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO. “Jill is an excellent addition to our staff and we look forward to having her provide services in our community and county. ” Wonder received her undergraduate degree in Human and Social Service Administration, and her Masters degree in Clinical Counseling at Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE. She has experience in her field through her work with Mid-Sioux Services in Ida Grove, West Iowa Community Mental Health Center in Denison, and Jackson Family Recovery Center in Sioux City where she worked with clients with addiction and mental health diagnoses.

Along with being a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Wonder is also a Registered Play Therapist (RPT). Play Therapy is a structured approach to therapy that builds on the normal learning processes of children. Therapists utilize play therapy to help children express what is troubling them. It also helps with the expression of thoughts and feelings. Overall, the outcome of counseling shows improved results in behavioral and emotional functioning. Through play, a therapist can help children learn more adaptive behaviors. Play therapy may also be of benefit to children as their thought processes mature and to help resolve conflicts.

Wonder is available to see patients at the CCMH Medical Clinic – City Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday.

"Coming to CCMH is the next step in my career to provide services to those who are in need of them,” noted Wonder. “I’m very familiar with Denison and CCMH, and I’m thrilled to be part of their health care team.”

The mission of Crawford County Memorial Hospital is to provide efficient and effective health care services to all persons within Crawford County and the surrounding area. These services are available to persons who suffer from acute or chronic diseases, traumatic injuries, or who are in need of education and/or training in order to maintain a positive lifestyle.