Gwen Doland, MS LMHC CADC, is the Substance Use Disorder Clinical Manager for the National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) at ZERO TO THREE
She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). Gwen offers over 20 years of experience working with young children and parents who have expereinced significant adversity. Gwen has worked as an outpatient substance abuse counselor with teens and adults, in a long term women and children’s substance abuse program, and provided in-home services to families involved in the child welfare system. As a therapist she has worked with infants through the lifespan and has had a significant amount of training and clinical consultation from specialized consultants in the areas of trauma and attachment, including training and consultation in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) and Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). The individuals she has provided services to in these positions have had histories of trauma, mental health needs, and substance misuse. Prior to joining the ZERO TO THREE National Infant-Toddler court program, she was the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health Services at a private non profit agency in Iowa and worked extensively with various programs and agencies to infuse Trauma Informed Care into their service delivery model. Gwen provided consultation to the Des Moines Service Area Parent Partner program, served as a local stakeholder and provider on the Polk County Infant-Toddler Court Team, and Polk County Juvenile Court Trauma Assessment work group. As a member of the National Infant-Toddler Court Progam (ITCP) she is excited to be able to offer expertise in the areas of infant toddler mental health, complex trauma, and substance use disorders.