Adrian Aswegen, Intern - working toward his LMHC
Adrian Aswegen is a Drake University student completing his internship with Heartland Christian Counseling. He is working toward a degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and greatly enjoys helping individuals and groups navigate through their life journey. Adrian believes in a holistic healing process and is very passionate about mindfulness and creating a space where others are able to freely share what is on their heart and mind.
When not working or studying, Adrian enjoys hanging out with his wife, two dogs, and a cat. Adrian greatly enjoys spending time with his church group and will often be seen playing basketball at his local park. Adrian also enjoys iRacing, watching Netflix, and generally being outdoors.
Rachel Smith, Intern - working toward her LMHC
Rachel is a graduate student at Buena Vista University studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University.
She believes that everyone has a story to tell and hopes to walk alongside children and families as they navigate their own life story. Her Christian beliefs and values set a standard for Rachel to uphold with all her clients. She looks forward to partnering with her clients through their difficulties and equipping them with tools to bring out the best in themselves.
Rachel is a wife and dog mom. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading, and playing games. She enjoys spending time outdoors and building Lego sets.
Gabrielle Llewellyn, Intern - working toward her LMFT
Gabrielle is a Regent University student completing her internship with Heartland Christian Counseling. She received her Bachelor of Science in Child, Adult, and Family Services from Iowa State University and is working toward a Master of Arts in Marriage, Couple, and Family Counseling.
Her relationship with God, the ultimate Comforter, has been foundational in her pursuit of a career in counseling. Gabrielle is passionate about individual healing as well as multigenerational family wellness. She desires to speak hope and truth in love to her clients. She looks forward to serving individuals, couples, and families as they navigate challenges such as anxiety, depression, grief, anger, conflict, marital and parenting issues, and unexpected life events.
Gabrielle is married to her high school sweetheart and has one daughter. She exercises her creativity through writing, drawing, and poetry. At any given time, she is reading one non-fiction and one fiction book. She also enjoys traveling with her family and going for walks as the Iowa weather allows.