Mental Health & Wellness Center | Humboldt County Memorial Hospital

What is Mental Health Counseling & Therapy Services?

Our Mental Health & Wellness Center provides services to anyone seeking support with their emotional health and mental well-being. Within a confidential, private, compassionate and respecting environment, you, as a client, are encouraged to discuss current and past stressors, events, and situations which may be interfering with your day-to-day life. You will establish a professional relationship with your therapist and together, we will walk alongside you in your journey to better emotional and mental health. Individual, couples and family therapy as well as parental trainings and consultations are available to help you reach your mental health goals.

Outpatient Counseling Services:

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Disruptive/Impulse Control Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Concerns
  • LGBTQ Community
  • Geriatric
  • Grief and Loss
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Rape/Sexual Assault
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD

For more information on mental health and specialized services:


Meet Our Team

Nolan Vitzthum, MSW, LISW, RPT - Licensed Independent Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist


  • Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult, & Family Services - Iowa State University
  • Masters Degree in Social Work - University of South Dakota
  • Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy - University of Wyoming

Specialized Services: Play Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Theraplay, Parent Education and Consultation, Gestalt Therapy, Person Centered Therapy

Bio: We all have stories to tell, my role is to help you share yours. I feel this is what makes the therapeutic process so wonderful—creating a space of safety and trust for you to grow and heal in sharing your story and working through some of the most vulnerable parts of your life. Together, we can instill hope through healing. Together, we can help to share your story.

My primary specialties include children, adolescents, and families. I work with a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, mood disorders, dissociation, personality disorders, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, attachment, and trauma. I am an EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist, a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor (RPT-S) from the Association of Play Therapy, and part of the Academy of Certified Social Workers (ACSW) through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). I am additionally trained in Theraplay Level One and Marschak Interaction Method (MIM), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Suicide/Crisis Intervention, Gestalt Therapy, Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT), and Sand Tray Therapy.



Allie Wirtz, LMHC


  • Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy – The University of Iowa
  • Masters of Science in Education, Mental Health Counseling – Buena Vista University


Specialized Services: EMDR Therapy, Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person Centered Therapy

Bio: My professional background started with Music Therapy in hospice and end of life care. Through those experiences I grew to appreciate being with people in times of grief, celebration, and life reflection, which eventually lead me to graduate school for Mental Health Counseling. As a licensed mental health counselor, I work with a variety of diagnoses including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, mood disorders, and neurodevelopmental disorders. I enjoy working with teens, adolescents, adults, and families in schools as well as in the clinic. I am trained in trauma informed practices such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.


 Jessica Lantz, LMSW


  • B.A. in Psychology at the University of Northern Iowa 
  • M.A. in Social Work at the University of North Carolina - Charlotte


Specialized Services: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Substance Use. Much of my experience has been working with kids and adolescence in intensive residential facilities. I have also spent time working crisis intervention with adults and kids. 


Brittany Allen, LMSW


  • Bachelors Degree in Social Work (BSW) in 2020 from Briar Cliff University 
  • Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) with a focus in Mental Health and Trauma in 2022 from the University of Denver
  • Internship with the Department of Human Services in 2020 and Community Health Center in 2021. Brittany is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Brittany is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate life transitions, experiences of trauma, difficult family relationships and depression or anxiety. She works with a trauma-informed lens and strengths-based approach. Brittany focuses on building a genuine relationship with patients and provides a sense of safety, warmth and humor in sessions. Brittany works with individuals 8 and up, she has experience in working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She previously was a victim advocate and continues to provide advocacy services within the U.S. Military. Brittany has served in the U.S. Army since 2011 and continues to serve, she has a strong passion for working with Veterans and Service Members from all branches.






  •  Bachelors of Science Nursing- Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Masters of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner-Chamberlain College of Nursing 
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Post Master’s- Wilkes University


I provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management and brief solution-focused therapy for a wide range of mental health issues throughout the lifespan. I primarily focus on medication to assist with managing symptoms, often combined with a referral for psychotherapy. Achieving optimal health requires a balance between mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional factors. Therefore, I work closely with your other providers to offer patient-centered care.

Specialized Services: My focus is on the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, depression, insomnia, or substance abuse through psychiatric assessment, medication management and psychotherapeutic intervention. I believe in creating an individualized plan of care that values client involvement, interprofessional collaboration, and evidenced-based practice. My goal for my clients is to feel empowered to treat their illness through supportive education in a stigma free environment.



Laurie Dobrinich, MSW, LCSW, LISW, (Telehealth)


  • Masters Degree in Social Work - St. Louis University
  • Laurie has worked in healthcare for over 28 years, providing individual, family and couples therapy to improve the quality of life and well-being of her patients.  She has experience providing therapy to patients of all ages and various diagnoses.


Specialized Services:

Depression, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, PTSD and Trauma, Motivational Interviewing, Behavior/Patient Activation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).


Anthony Wubben, MSW, LISW - Licensed Independent Social Worker


  • Bachelor of Social Work - Northwestern College - Orange City, Iowa
  • Masters Degree in Social Work - Saint Ambrose University - Davenport, Iowa


Specialized Services: Person Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Crisis Supportive Services

Bio: Sometimes it takes a journey to discover your true happiness in life.  Therapy provides an opportunity for you to embark on a journey in further self-exploration, while learning new skills and strategies.  Throughout my own life, I have encountered an array of personal experiences that shape who I am today and the journey I find myself on.  I find therapy to be such an incredible opportunity for children, teens, and adults to better themselves.  I specialize in working with teenagers and young adults with a wide spectrum of mental health conditions.

In my free time I find myself fishing, spending time with my family, grilling, and socializing with others.  I make great effort of incorporating the very skills and strategies that I work with my patients on into my own lifestyle.





Caitlyn Holm, Office Coordinator

1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548

Phone: (515) 332-7672




1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone (515) 332-7672 | Fax (515) 332-7572