Allison Gillies, LISW, IADC

EMDR Certified Therapist

About Me

I am passionate about helping individuals work on the real issues to help them move on with their lives and be successful with their own unique goals.

Education & Experience

Graduated in 2014 with Master of Social Work I am currently the co-director at River Hills Community Health Center for our behavioral Health department. I supervise the Centerville and Oskaloosa outpatient mental health therapy clinic. I am trained in PCIT, EMDR, CBT, and completed several EMDR specific trainings related towards addiction and children. I have been providing therapy services for 10 years and before that I worked as a substance abuse counselor for seven years.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am a board member for the IPHP committee for the state of Iowa.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Couples
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth