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Dr. Heather Morgan-Sowada, Ph.D., LMFT

Associate Professor

Dr. Heather Morgan-Sowada is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Iowa.  Her doctorate is in Psychological and Quantitative Foundations from the University of Iowa. She is an Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Mount Mercy University.  


Heather owns a private practice called Resolute Therapy, in Hiawatha, IA where she works with individuals, children, couples and families. She works with a variety of presenting concerns, but she specializes in the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder and working with the LGBTQIA+ population, particularly individuals who identify as transgender or gender non-binary. In 2019 she started Resolute Rainbows, which provides group psychotherapy for children and teens who identify as trans or gender non-binary, and their parents.  


Heather is also an AAMFT approved supervisor. She enjoys helping students become systemically orientated therapists and witnessing not only their growth but the changes that they can make in our community. Heather is a Clinical Member of AAMFT and NCFR. 

Heather is an active researcher, engaging in qualitative research studies both personally, with colleagues, and with her students. Her research has focused on experiences of doctoral students and their spouses, implications of attachment theory and Body Dysmorphic Disorder, experiences of gay men with Body Dysmorphia, trans and non-binary dating experiences, and experiences of clients engaging in relational telehealth.  


She and her colleagues were recently published in the latest edition of the Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy for their study exploring the experiences of relational telehealth in the era of COVID-19.  


In 2017 Heather was honored to receive the Iowa Mental Health Counselor Association Mental Health Champion Award.  

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