Special Edition

Creating a Promising Future for the Individuals and Families We Serve
Lisa Ferretti, LMSW

Lisa Ferretti graduated with honors from the University of Iowa School of Social Work and joined the Horizons Mental Health Counseling department in October 2014. 

She has more than a decade of experience working with families, individuals of all ages, and couples in behavioral health, mental health, pastoral counseling, and program management. Lisa draws upon a range of therapies including Solution-Focused, Schema, Narrative, Emotionally-Focused, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  

"I use a strengths-based, family systems approach to collaborate with people in their journeys to facilitate growth, to transform their lives, and to heal," says Lisa.  

Lisa has interests in affirmative practice with LGBTQQI individuals, working with individuals who have experienced abuse, Motivational Interviewing, trauma-informed practice, and family life cycle perspective. She is a State of Iowa Certified Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocate and a member of the National Association of Social Workers. 

Sarah Nagle, LMSW

Sarah Nagle is a licensed social worker who does clinical work with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She began working at Horizons in October 2014.

Sarah graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Denver, specializing in interpersonal trauma interventions. Sarah sought additional training in systemic therapy, couple's therapy, and trauma therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has experience working with children and adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional struggles. She also has experience working with depression, anxiety, adjustment struggles, life transitions, and loss. Sarah is a generalist practitioner who strives to meet the diverse needs of each client. She works to be solution focused, assist clients in creating helpful cognition and behavioral patterns, and expand a client's experience of self. 
Age-Old Wisdom

"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny."

-Lao Tzu

Making Divorce Work: 
8 Essential Keys to Resolving Conflict and Rebuilding Your Life

1. Be hard on the problem, not the people.


2. Understand that acknowledging and listening are not the same as obeying.


3. Use "I" statements.


4. Give the benefit of the doubt.


5. Have awkward conversations in real time.


6. Keep the conversation going. Life is a dialogue.


7. Ask yourself "Would I rather be happy or right?"


8. Be easy to talk to.


Written by Mercer and Wennechuk (Perigee Trade, 2010); Excerpts compiled by Lori Hagg, Family Support and Early ACCESS Supervisor 
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