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Meet Our Team

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Vanessa Andersen, LISW

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Vanessa is the founder of Pink Couch Wellness and is focused on creating a warm and compassionate environment for patients. She wants you to know that at Pink Couch Wellness you can expect to be heard, validated, and guided toward positive change.

A graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Vanessa also serves as a therapist supervisor with the Iowa Board of Social Work. She has speciality training in adult and adolescent suicidal and self-injurious behaviors from the Beck Institute and DBT and EMDR training. She is also trained to treat perinatal mood disorders from Postpartum Support International (PSI).

Vanessa's specialties include:

 

  • Managing anxiety

  • Navigating life transitions

  • Improving relationships

  • Healing from traumas

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Tiffany Sumrall, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Tiffany specializes in providing couples and family counseling and focuses on creating a judgment-free environment where all can share and work together toward healing and growth. She wants you to know that she uses a patient-centered approach and evidence-based treatment modalities like EMDR, CBT, and Solution-Focused therapies, to provide clear and actionable insights for resolution.

A graduate of Walden University, Tiffany also has speciality training in adult and adolescent substance abuse and EMDR training.

 

Tiffany's specialites include:

 

  • Relationship issues

  • Navigating family challenges

  • Growing resilience 

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Elizabeth Miller, LISW

Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Elizabeth specializes in providing couples and family counseling and focuses on creating a relaxed and non-judgement environment. She wants you to know that she uses a patient-centered approach and evidence-based treatment modalities like CBT and Solution-Focused therapies, to provide clear and actionable insights for resolution.

 

A graduate of the University of Iowa, Elizabeth also has experience with sex and sexuality concerns, and working with LGBTQ+ needs as well.

Elizabeth's specialties include:

 

  • Relationship issues

  • Navigating family challenges

  • LGBTQ+ needs 

  • Substance abuse

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Danielle Penton, PMHNP

Mental Health Medication Provider

Danielle is available at Pink Couch Wellness to support medication management and mental health lifestyle modifications for patients ages 12+. She wants you to know that she provides inclusive services with the goal of improving mental health for all in our community.

 

Danielle received her RN degree from Des Moines Area Community College, BSN from Baker College, and MSN from Allen College. She has experience working in outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities, with LGBTQ+ care and providing medication assisted treatment for substance abuse.

Danielle specializes in medication management for:

 

  • Depression and Anxiety

  • Substance Abuse

  • Postpartum

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • ADHD, OCD and PTSD

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Stephanie Erdmann, DNP

Weight Management Medication Provider

Stephanie is a skilled nurse practitioner focused on helping patients achieve their weight loss goals. She wants you to know that she's passionate about providing a safe space and an empathetic ear to her patients as they travel their weight loss journey.

A graduate from the University of Iowa, Stephanie holds a Doctor of Nursing degree and provides a unique set of skills to the Pink Couch team. With her background in dermatology, psychiatrics, geriatrics, and end-of-life care, Stephanie understands how to couple medicine with life management skills to reach long-term health goals.

Stephanie can help you with:

 

  • Medical supervision of Semagludtide, Tirzepatide, or other weight loss interventions

  • Learning life management skills

  • Emotional support during weight loss

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