Katrina Serfling

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Education & Experience

Katrina Serfling has been a Licensed Mental health counselor since 2012 and holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters in Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She specializes in trauma counseling and utilizes EMDR therapy in her work.  Katrina has also worked in substance abuse and mental health counseling since 2011. Katrina works with a diverse group of individuals, including men, women, adults, adolescents, and families, as well as people of all demographic areas.  Complex trauma, secondary trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other mental health disorders are her areas of expertise. Additional areas of knowledge include therapeutic group facilitation, professional advocacy, and public speaking. She currently works at a private practice with EMDR and Beyond in Des Moines, IA the major training headquarters for EMDR therapists around Iowa.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

I am passionate about advocating for underserved populations outside of the office; gaining knowledge in areas of disservice and advocating for change. I am also a mama of two little people who gather much of my time; in the most enjoyable way. When I am not busy with these things, I enjoy taking time to myself; grounding, centering, making space.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults


  • English


  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth