Foundation 2 provides ongoing emotional assistance through our therapy services and support groups. Our licensed therapists accept many insurance plans and are able to see clients on a sliding fee scale based on income and the ability to pay. They support clients through a variety of reasons including life changes such as a divorce or to manage mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety. Our support groups focus on the area of supporting those with active thoughts of suicide, supporting youth and adults who have lost a loved one to suicide and supporting adults with depression and anxiety.
Therapy & Support
Foundation 2 hosts several support groups. Click on any of them listed below for more information.
What are support groups all about?
- Listening: Share feelings and explore painful questions in a supportive environment. Members also share coping techniques.
- Reassurance: Know you are not suffering alone, and that your reactions, thoughts and feelings are not unusual.
- Opportunity: Reaching out, even in the midst of your own pain, to help others in a similar situation can be a healing experience in itself.
- Information: Learn the facts about suicide, grief and depression.
Are My Feelings Normal?
To be at peace with the deceased, survivors must grieve. Aside from the typical aspects of grief, as a suicide survivor, you may be experiencing:
- Stigma: Other people—sometimes even your relatives and friends—may avoid you or even blame you for the death. You might feel ashamed that such a thing happened in your family.
- Guilt: Because suicide has been called “the preventable death,” you may think you could have kept it from happening.
- Rejection: You may feel abandoned, reasoning that, because your loved one chose death, he or she chose not to live with you.
- Anger: Your pain can take the form of anger toward the deceased, toward professionals for not preventing it, toward yourself, or even toward God.
- Questioning: Survivors can be overwhelmed wondering why the person took his or her life. You may wonder what you could have done to prevent it.
It is hard for anyone to really understand a loss from suicide, but talking with others who have been through the same experience can help you begin adjusting to the death.
Foundation 2 offers both immediate crisis counseling and ongoing therapy services for youth, individuals and families in the Cedar Rapids area.
The Foundation 2 Family Counseling program provides individual and family counseling on an out-client basis. Counseling is provided on a sliding fee scale, based on income and the ability to pay.
Mobile Crisis Outreach provides on-site crisis intervention to individuals in Linn County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Family Counseling is available at the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter. Long-term counseling is provided on a sliding fee scale, based on income and ability to pay. Contact 319-366-8797 to schedule an appointment.
They focus on preventing runaway behavior, suicide attempts, child abuse, family breakup, school failure, or the placement of a runaway or homeless youth.
Referrals are accepted from parents/guardians, law enforcement officials, social workers, and other human service professionals. Contact the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter at 319-366-8797.
Shelter and family counseling services are designed to:
- Restore appropriate parent-child roles
- Clarify strengths, values, and needs
- Aid in listening and understanding
- Explore solutions to troubling issues
- Build skills in order to prevent or resolve future conflicts
Meet Our Therapists
Foundation 2 offers Therapy Services at our Boyson Road location in Hiawatha. Our therapists are able to accept most insurance and also see clients on a sliding fee scale.
Foundation 2 Therapy Services
1450 Boyson Road
Suite 5, Building B
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Licensed Independent Social Worker
Dennis Dozier has been with Foundation 2 since 1997. He began as a volunteer at the Crisis Center and then became paid staff in 1999. He graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Mount Mercy College in 2000, and earned a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2005. He was awarded an Outstanding Alumni Award in 2007 by Mount Mercy.
Dennis is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa, and is also is a Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional accredited by the Iowa Board of Certification. His clinical fields of interest include spirituality and how that meaning impacts client’s lives, working with gay/lesbian/bisexual, depression/anxiety, and dual diagnosis issues. Dennis has extensive experience working with family issues. He co-facilitates the Depression/Anxiety group that meets every Monday evening at 6:30.
His office hours are weekdays 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM and would be available on weekends and other hours by request.
M.A., L.M.H.C., N.C.C.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
National Certified Counselor
Kristin has been with Foundation 2 since 2004. She began as a part-time crisis counselor and was in that role until 2008 when she accepted a new position with a community mental health center in central Iowa. Because of her love for the agency, Kristin stayed connected with Foundation 2 throughout the years by working as their Mobile Crisis Outreach Scheduler. Most recently, Kristin was working in a private practice setting until a family move provided her with the opportunity to return to her Foundation 2 roots. She feels honored to be taking on her new role as a full time therapist.
Kristin earned her B.A. degree in Psychology and English from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, and went on to pursue an M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. Kristin enjoys working with a wide variety of clientele, including kids/adolescents (ages 12+), adults, and the geriatric population. Kristin’s areas of interest/specialization include issues related to self-esteem, depression, anxiety, grief/loss, sexual orientation, gender identity, cultural diversity, interpersonal relationships, and trauma. She also really enjoys working with college students. Kristin uses an integrative approach in therapy consisting of cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, client-centered, and psycho dynamic perspectives and techniques.
Kristin is thrilled to be back at Foundation 2 and feels blessed and privileged to be a part of her clients’ lives.