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Cedar Falls/Waterloo

Kylie Russel, LMSW

Covenant Family Solutions

Kylie has experience working with individuals, including children, adolescents, and adults. She has received extensive training in EMDR therapy and trauma-informed approaches such as integrated trauma processing. EMDR is a process for addressing symptoms stemming from various types of trauma as well as developing positive beliefs. Kylie strives to build a supportive and trusting relationship in a safe space for clients to achieve their goals and recognize their strengths. ​For an appointment, please call 319-260-2149.


Carly Heimerdinger, LISW

Elevate CCBHC

Carly is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and provides individual, family, and couples counseling. If you have a child on the Mental Health Waiver, she can provide in-home family therapy. Carly has a plethora of experience dealing with high risk families, adults, and children. Carly specializes in treating trauma, depression, PTSD, and anxiety. She utilizes EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy along with many other modalities. Overall, Carly uses an integrated approach to treat trauma and the symptoms that come with it. This therapy modality emphasizes building safety, developing resilience, and processing in a way that is manageable for you. Carly often draws on aspects of each modality to create a customized treatment plan in collaboration with the client. Her office is a safe, welcoming space for the LGBTQIA+ community. Contact: or 319-859-7712.


Traci Ludwig, LISW, RYP 200

MercyOne Behaviorial Health

Traci is a licensed clinical social worker practicing at Mercy One Behavioral Health, Cedar Falls, IA, and adjunct instructor for University of Northern Iowa Social Work Department. She specializes in treating trauma-related responses ranging from single-incident trauma to complex developmental trauma(s). She has extensive training with somatic interventions, EMDR, and mindfulness practices. She completed an immersive Trauma-Sensitive Yoga program endorsed by the Trauma Center, Brookline, MA. For an appointment, please contact MercyOne Behavioral Health at (319) 268-9700.

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