If you're looking for a holistic, personalized approach to your mental health and wellness, you've come to the right place! Morgan and her staff believe in an integrative, mind-body approach to determine the why to your symptoms instead of only masking them with a prescription.
Morgan Huls is the co-owner of Transcend and is also a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a certificate in Functional Medicine. This specialized education allows her to approach each client's mental health from a holistic standpoint, looking at all aspects of life to determine the underlying cause and assist the client in achieving optimal mental wellness!
Morgan and her staff are happy to provide an integrative approach tailored to each client's situation, desires, and goals while providing the best in potential solutions and optimal living strategies. Through integrating traditional psychiatry care with functional medicine, clients are given an individualized treatment plan beyond what conventional medicine alone can provide.
In her free time Morgan enjoys spending time with her husband Brady, their toddler Barrett, their baby Wrenley, and their dogs Eddie & Winnie. They are also preparing for another little one, how exciting! Morgan loves to travel, spend time with family, and spend time in Clear Lake and Lake of the Ozarks. During her free time, Morgan likes to experiment with new recipes and is always in pursuit of upping her personal holistic wellness journey!
A Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) is an individual with an advanced nursing degree in mental health. PMHNP's are able to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate treatment outcomes related to mental health conditions. A PMHNP delivers care through a combination of therapy and medication management.
Functional Medicine is a specialty that utilizes an individualized approach to determine the underlying cause of a disease. The patient and practitioner evaluate the patient's history and health goals to formulate a treatment plan that oftentimes utilizes a variety of simple tests as well as nutritional and lifestyle interventions. This specialty of medicine seeks to give solutions to problems many individuals struggle to manage with the traditional psychiatry approach alone.
Morgan sees individuals 18+
Krista Begalske is a board certified Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner. She is working towards being dual certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well. She has been practicing as a nurse practitioner in family medicine since 2016. Krista has a passion to provide care to patients with mental health concerns to help them achieve optimal health.
In her free time Krista enjoys spending time with her husband Eric and their 3 children. She loves traveling and has a bucket list of places she hopes to visit someday. She spends a lot of time outside enjoying nature. She enjoys reading a good personal development book.
A Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) is an individual with an advanced nursing degree in Family Medicine. FNP's are able to assess, diagnose, plan, implement, and evaluate treatment outcomes related to acute and chronic medical conditions in all ages.
Krista sees individuals 18+ via telehealth
Kathryn Hedican is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who comes to Transcend ready to meet her clients with compassion and expertise. She began her career practicing in a community mental health center before developing a successful private practice. She received her higher education at the University of Northern Iowa where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She had the honor of graduating with distinction achieving Magna cum Laude, Dean’s List and Psi Chi Honor Society. Her Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling and National Counseling exam gave her the opportunity to serve others fulfilling a life long dream. During her years in practice she pursued further education in many areas and found that after receiving her certification as an EMDR practitioner was able to treat many people for trauma in a life changing way.
Kathryn is thrilled for her current position with Transcend which brings her the opportunity to support the mission of mind and body wellness. Having lived in the Cedar Valley for many years she appreciates the vital importance of what Transcend has to offer. She enjoys serving clients in her role as mental health counselor. She invites you to join her as she dedicates herself to helping others realize their full potential in a holistic environment.
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor is a licensure that allows the counselor to assess and treat mental and emotional health disorders, relationship issues and life challenges. Through various methods of psychotherapy, counselors work with patients to develop meaningful behavior changes. They also offer coping strategies for navigating life's struggles.
Kathryn sees individuals 18+
Dina Plum is a Licensed Master in Social Work and received her Bachelor and Master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa. This included coursework and training with a trauma-informed care specialization. This unique approach allowed her to develop strong clinical skills and interventions along with holistic and integrated body-based approaches to the treatment of various mental health and life adjustment issues.
Dina has worked with individuals, couples and families in a variety of different settings to help promote their healing and growth, and she has a passion for walking with adolescents and young adults through the various challenges of and difficulties in life. She is seasoned in addressing a variety of issues, including anxiety, stress management, depression, grief and loss, trauma and life adjustment issues. Dina's education, experience and deep-seeded belief in an integrative approach to wellness allow clients the unique opportunity to grow by utilizing both body and mind interventions.
A Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) is a professional license that enables you to practice social work in most states. An LMSW may work in a variety of care or agency settings to deliver therapy, counseling, and life-betterment services to people who need them.
Dina sees individuals 18+
Monica Walters is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about helping other’s see their full potential and confidently navigate their chosen self-growth journey. Monica completed her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Northern Iowa and is excited to begin her next chapter where her adventure began! She went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University. In her practice, Monica works collaboratively with individuals by drawing upon a variety of therapeutic tools to treat barriers associated with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life adjustment, and effects of past trauma. Monica enjoys incorporating sensory-based and visualization tools within session to support mind-body integration. At the very core, Monica’s main goal is to maintain a safe, encouraging space for people to share their perspective—all while sharing some therapeutic laughter along the way!
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFTs) are mental health professionals trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and licensed to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems.
Monica sees individuals 18+. Monica is not seeing couples at this time.
Britney is a registered nurse who enjoys building relationships with others. She has worked in the long-term care setting, Western Home Communities, for many years before recently graduating from Allen College where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree. She wanted to obtain her Bachelor’s degree because she has a passion for helping others on their health and wellness journeys. Britney wanted to work at a place like Transcend rather than a more fast-paced job, such as a hospital, so that she has the time to get to know clients and build relationships with them by seeing them on a regular basis. Britney plans on furthering her education and obtaining her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree, and we have no doubt that she will excel in that program as well as at Transcend. She is very interested in a holistic approach to bettering one's mental and physical health, so she is the perfect fit for Transcend! Britney is native to Cedar Falls and is very excited to be able to serve in a community she has grown up in. Britney spends her time at Transcend working alongside Morgan, PMHNP and owner of Transcend, and with her clients. On top of that, Britney does IV/IM therapy! If you come in for a service, you may see Britney walking around - say hi! She would love to meet you. In her free time Britney enjoys traveling with her friends.
We are currently credentialed with and accepting the following insurances: BCBS, Humana, Midlands Choice, Cigna, UHC, Iowa Total Care, & more.
Please call your insurance carrier to verify that Transcend is covered under your plan, and to better understand your coverage limits; co-pay, co-insurance, deductible, etc.
Out of pocket fees & fees billed to your Insurance provider are as follows:
A discounted self-pay rate is set at the following rates: Holistic Mental Health Initial Evaluation & Initial Follow-Up: $200, Follow-Ups: $75. Mental Health Initial Evaluation: $150, Follow-Ups: $100.
All co-pays, or out of pocket fees are due at the time of service. You are required to have a credit/debit card on file to charge at the time of service. This card may also be charged in the event of a no show or late cancellation.
If you are interested in working with Morgan, Dina, Kathryn or Monica please call the clinic at 319.553.6919 to talk details and schedule.
You will be given a packet to complete prior to seeing your provider. The information you provide is necessary to start her detective-like work and prepare for your evaluation. Morgan, Dina, Kathryn or Monica will utilize the history obtained in the first visit from the packet of information and their one on one info gathering session with you, to begin to formulate your treatment plan.
Your first follow up appointment will be 1-2 weeks after where you will meet again with the therapist to determine the direction of preferred treatment, whether it be through pharmaceutical and therapeutic management or additional testing to uncover the root cause of the symptoms. During this visit, the two of you will review your history, obtain additional information, and determine your treatment goals.
Follow up appointments thereafter will be determined based upon client needs and direction of treatment.
APPOINTMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS
Please remember to cancel or reschedule 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE. Cancellations, late rescheduled sessions, and no-shows will be subject to a cancellation fee. You will receive a WARNING for the first missed appointment. Any further no-show appointments, late cancellations or late rescheduled sessions will result in a fee of 100% of our self pay rate for the requested service. This rate is listed under the INSURANCE BILLING AND FEES section below. This is necessary because a time commitment is made to you and is held exclusively for you. If you are late for a session, you may lose some of that session time. After two missed appointments all future appointments will be canceled, and you will have to call to reschedule any future appointments. Prior to being seen, your past due balance must be paid in full. If your credit card is unable to process payment, arrangements will need to be made prior to being seen again. We reserve the right to refuse services after repeatedly missed appointments. Clients will be discharged after three no-call/no-show appointments within the same 90 days.
INSURANCE BILLING AND FEES
Sessions are 40 minutes up to 60 minutes and billed to insurance accordingly. Payment by cash, check or credit card (including HSA) is expected at time of service. Our sessions are billed to insurance by the length of your session and for what you are seen and by whom (as allowed by our individual insurance contracts). If you have any billing questions, please contact our billing department at (319)553-6919.
TERMINATION AND DISCHARGE
Transcend Mind-Body Wellness reserves the right to discontinue services at any time for reasons including, but not limited to, violation of Consent to Treatment, three no-call/no-show appointments within 90 consecutive days, clients receiving mental health treatment have not had an appointment for 90 consecutive days, clients receiving medication treatment have not had an appointment for 180 consecutive days, reevaluation of your treatment plan based on therapeutic needs or other circumstances that lead your therapist to believe you would be better served at another facility. We may terminate treatment after appropriate discussion with you and initiate a termination process if it is determined that the psychotherapy is not being effectively used or if you are in default on payment. We will not terminate the therapeutic relationship without first discussing and exploring the reasons and purpose of terminating unless we are unable to reach you after multiple attempts. If therapy is terminated for any reason or you request another therapist, Transcend Mind-Body Wellness will provide you with a list of qualified psychotherapists but we cannot guarantee treatment. You may also choose someone on your own or from another referral source. If you are discharged or terminated, you will no longer be considered a client of Transcend Mind-Body Wellness.
Medications will not be refilled outside of normal business hours, or nights and weekends. Please allow 48-72 hours for all refills to be processed. It is your responsibility to request a refill in a timely manner. The best way to achieve this is by alerting your provider at your scheduled visit, of your next refill need. We have the right to refuse refills at any time.
In the event of a mental health emergency, please go to your local hospital emergency department, or call 911.