Clinical Staff

Steven Bantz, LISW Therapist
Trevor Phipps, LISW Therapist

Attended Carl Sandberg Community College and the University of Illinois at Chicago for undergraduate degrees.
He also attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, Jane Addams School of Social Work for his Master’s Degree.
He has worked in human services most of his life, starting in a hospital as a housekeeper, orderly and activity therapist in the inpatient psychiatric unit.
Steven has worked as an Intensive In-Home Therapist for DHS, Waiver Case Manager, Case Management Supervisor and briefly for Vocational Rehabilitation.
Steven has worked with people of all ages, from infants to the elderly. He has experience with many mental health and disability issues, including intellectual disabilities, substance abuse, parent-child conflict and traumatic brain injury.

Trevor grew up in Southwest Iowa and after graduating from Creston High School enlisted in the United States Navy.  During his six-year enlistment Trevor served as a psychiatric technician and completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Columbia College.  After being honorably discharged, Trevor attended the University of Iowa’s School of Social Work where he completed his Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2013.

 Trevor then began providing outpatient therapy services for individuals and families, becoming licensed as an Independent Social Worker with the state of Iowa in 2015.  He has provided outpatient therapy for several different client populations/demographics and received much of his post graduate training in children and adolescent mental health and attachment, receiving specialized training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Circle of Security Parenting (attachment focused treatment).  Trevor has experience working with clients in the traditional office setting, through telehealth, and visiting with children in various school districts. 

               Trevor’s basic therapeutic philosophy centers around a non-judgmental, empathetic, “meet people and families where they are” approach, facilitating a safe and nurturing therapeutic environment designed to enhance self-awareness and provoke genuine curiosity through reflection and introspection as clients aim to better understand themselves and how they relate with others.