Dr. Carol J. Aalbers, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Carol Aalbers is the owner and clinical director of Westside Center. She is a Licensed Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapist and School Psychologist with twenty years experience. Dr. Aalbers enjoys seeing adults and children in individual and group therapy. She is certified in EMDR, and, in addition, has extensively studied dreamwork with renowned Jungian Analyst Marion Woodman, as well as Sandplay with leaders in the field. Dr. Aalbers believes psychotherapy is about healing past wounds in order to find your more authentic self.

Dr. Sheila A. Megan, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Megan brings an enthusiastic, compassionate presence to our practice with over 32 years combined professional experience as a licensed psychologist, alcohol and drug counselor, and marriage and family therapist. She has worked in both outpatient and inpatient settings in the public and private sector. She enjoys seeing adolescents, adults, couples, and families and has her EMDR certification as one of her modalities, with a preference in providing traditional therapy. Her psychological evaluations and testing issues include determining learning disabilities, behavioral issues, and for health-related medical recommendations. Dr. Megan enjoys working with both the active duty and retired men and women of our Armed Forces and their families on a variety of issues facing our service personnel today. Her techniques are heart-felt and sincere but can provide a no-nonsense platform when needed. She can be seen at Westside in Carson City.

Monica Campbell, MFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Monica has been working with teens, parents, and families for over nineteen years as a Marriage, Family Therapist and Art Therapist. Her dedication and appreciation for learning about people and relationships has provided her the opportunities to work with hospice, rural public schools, children in foster care, supervising interns, and in private practice. ◿ Monica has a master’s degree in Marriage, Family Therapy and Art Therapy from Notre Dame de Namur University, is a registered Art Therapist, Provisional, and is trained in using EMDR. She is also a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Art Therapy Association, and a Parent Educator with Positive Discipline. ◿ What makes her an expert: Once a teenager disconnected from her parents, she’s now a parent restoring her relationship with her children over and over. As a teen, she remembers needing to feel safe and reassured. As a parent, she is parenting right alongside you.

Cathy Madsen
Administrator

Cathy is our cheerful and super-competent administrator. Since joining Westside in September 2002, Cathy has utilized her extensive managerial experience to facilitate and maintain a smooth-running support routine. In other words, she keeps us all able to do our jobs of caring for our client’s needs. With an educational background in Rehabilitation, Psychology and Management, she has blended the various therapists’ clerical demands into an efficient multi-function department. Her empathetic and professional demeanor places clients immediately at ease whether providing their initial intake information or dealing with their insurances. You can always contact Cathy and will be dealt with in a caring and confidential manner.

Brooke Kerkove
Appointments and Billing

Brooke came to us from California in July 2012. Years of working within the John Muir Hospital/Clinic system had provided her with an extensive background in family practice, pediatrics, urgent care and medical billing. Our office and clients truly benefit from her experience in patient-focused environments and it has made her an invaluable asset to our office. Her caring and compassionate personality translates in her telephone presence and is a comfort to our first time and continuing care clients. Brooke’s attention to detail has earned her the position of the office’s “Go-To Girl”.