Learn about our Staff Members.

Creative Living Center, P.C. is a counseling and mental health agency located in Rock Valley, Iowa.  The Center’s mission is “Seeking Wholeness in a Broken World.”  Hope and healing are offered in a safe environment following the example of Jesus.

Creative Living Center, P.C. retains a team of dedicated clinical professionals committed to quality service, on-going growth, and excellence.  The clinical staff has a high regard for the individuality, personal responsibility, and spiritual centering of individuals, families, and organizations.  They are committed to accompanying those seeking services on their unique healing journey.

Meet Our Team


Dr. Shawn R. Scholten

Dr. Shawn Scholten holds a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology. She has been practicing individual, couples, and family therapy with the Creative Living Center since 1993. Her specialties lie in grief and loss, anxiety disorders, pre-marital and couples work, children and adolescent therapy, and conducting trauma debriefings. Further interests are aiding in conflict-laden systemic situations. Dr. Scholten is an Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. She also is part of the NWIA Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team.



Dr. Dayton Vogel

Dr. Dayton Vogel holds a Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of South Dakota. He has been practicing family and individual counseling since 1989. His areas of interest include working with adolescents and young adults, child and adolescent issues in the family framework, and adult concerns within the systemic context. Dr. Vogel holds Iowa Licensure in Marital and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling.


Ms. Erica Wassenaar

Erica Wassenaar holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wayne State College. She specializes in play therapy and as a Level II certification in AutPlay Therapy, which is play therapy specifically for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Traumatic Incident Reduction, and Critical Incident Stress Management. Other areas of interest are depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, divorce, and neurodevelopmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and other developmental disabilities. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Play Therapy, Iowa Association of Play Therapy, and Iowa Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Erica is also a member of the NWIA Crisis Intervention Stress Management Team.


Katie Vander Zwaag

Katie Vander Zwaag holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of South Dakota and is an Iowa and a South Dakota Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She specializes in anxiety, ADHD, depression, ODD, negative thought blocking, self-esteem building, social skills training, stress management, weight loss, college readiness, and career satisfaction. Katie works with children of all ages, as well as adults, through a cognitive behavioral therapy framework. She utilizes strength based and solution focused techniques in her work. In a world that often focuses on what is “wrong” with a person, she believes gains can be made by building upon a person’s strengths with people supported through the counseling process. When working with children, she values the ability to work alongside parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, and school systems.

Shannon Van Maanen

Shannon Van Maanen holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa and is an Iowa Licensed Master Social Worker. Her specialization in graduate school was in trauma-informed care. Shannon works with the full age spectrum, from children through adults, as well as enjoys assisting families. School-based therapy is another area of experience and passion. She is trained in mindfulness, body-centered psychotherapy and somatic experiencing psychotherapy, and her focus is to use these techniques to help individuals overcome hard experiences. Other areas of interest include anxiety, depression, behavior disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Tammy Vande Kamp

I have been in healthcare since 2001, working from certified nurse assistant all the way to a nurse practitioner. From 2004-2016 I worked as a registered nurse. As an RN worked in many settings, primarily family practice. In March of 2016, I graduated with my Family Nurse Practitioner. My first job was in correctional medicine with the South Dakota Department of Health. I genuinely enjoyed my time working with the inmate population and I gained a wealth of experience. It was during that time I realized my gifts and talents would be of better use in psychiatric medicine. I left correctional medicine in 2019 to pursue more schooling and have worked in urgent care and mental health settings since that time. I graduated from the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program at Briar Cliff University in May of 2021.
My goal is to provide patient-centered care, focusing on the client as a whole. I believe medication is just one arm of treatment and it is best used in conjunction with therapy. I strive for a collaborative relationship with my clients listening to what is most important in their lives, their expectations, and their goals.
I look forward to developing meaningful client-provider relationships and guiding you through your journey.

Michael Henning

Michael Henning holds a Master’s Degree and is licensed in Social Work. He has experience with diverse groups, having worked with teens who self-harm and are suicidal, while also working with adults with severe mental illness and leading groups. Michael’s interests include working with teens, adults, couples and families. Michael enjoys conducting School-Based Therapy. He also provides jail-based services.