Krista M Lindholm
Krista is the owner and director of Assessment Services Inc. She has been with the company since its inception in 2005. She attained her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa's school of social work. Krista has over 10 years experience in the addiction field and serves as a resource to local and state officials on matters regarding substance abuse and addiction. Krista also served as a voting member of the Iowa Board of Social Work. She specializes in OWI evaluation, counseling, brief intervention, and in assisting agencies in reducing recidivism among alcohol offenders. Krista's passion to serve and her approachable demeanor make her an ideal counseling provider. Krista lives in Des Moines with her husband, daughter and her two dogs. Krista is available in the Des Moines area office Monday-Friday by appointment only. Krista is also available to serve as an expert witness on issues related to addiction and the law. Krista also works part-time as a mental health therapist for Lifeworks, a group mental health practice located in Des Moines. She accepts new clients based on availability. Visit www.lifeworksdm.com/staff/therapist/ for information regarding a referral.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Masters of Social Work
Thesis: Biological Expressions and Biosocial Bases of Sensation Seeking: The relationship between sensation-seeking and engagement
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
Bachelor of Arts Honors in Social Work and Psychology
Phi Alpha Honor Society
Substance Use and Abuse
Professor Ed Barnes
The University of Iowa School of Social Work
Lecturer- “ Assessment”
February 2005 to Present
Assessment Services Inc., Des Moines, IA
Co-Founder & Alcohol/Drug Counselor
Accomplishment: Co-founded Assessment Services Inc. Provided over 3000 unique substance abuse assessments.
Responsibilities: Supervises clinical counseling staff, provides three-tiered substance abuse assessment to court-ordered and voluntary clients by screening, evaluating, and diagnosing substance use and substance-induced disorders according to the the DSM-IV-TR.
September 2006 to Present
Monitoring Services LLC.
Founder & Chief Operating Officer
Accomplishment: Designed, developed and implemented Iowa’s first Continuous Alcohol Monitoring Program.
Responsibilities: Responsible for program design, procedure and administrative duties. In addition, responsible for all equipment installation, maintenance, removal and monitoring in the immediate geographic region. Responsible for overall program operations and supervision of technical staff.
May, 2004 - October, 2006
In-Home Social Worker
Responsibilities: Provide In-home counseling, supervision and skill-building services to adjudicated families and children in the Des Moines area. Facilitated both group and individual sessions with an emphasis on substance-dependent individuals within the DHS system.
September, 2002 - May, 2004
House of Mercy
Client Services Coordinator
Responsibilities: Managed all incoming referrals and waiting list. Coordinated admission to programs’ residential levels of care.
Responsibilities: Utilized counseling and therapeutic techniques to provide rehabilitation services and support to substance-dependent women with children.
Homeless Outreach Primary Counselor
Responsibilities: Provided substance abuse assessment and referral services to homeless men and women in the Des Moines metro at the three main shelters via a contract with Primary Health Care Inc.
Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society - lifetime member
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
National Association of Forensic Social Workers (NOFSW)
Iowa NASW Chapter Member
National Association for Addiction Professionals
National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP)
Former Iowa Board of Social Work LBSW and LMSW representative
Presenting basic SCRAM data in Court, Denver, CO - May, 2009
SCRAM Field Training, Denver, CO - October, 2009
SCRAM Level 1 Training, Denver, CO - September, 2006
Iowa Board of Certification- Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor #11096
Iowa Board of Social Work Licensure- Licensed Independent Level Social Worker # 06426
State of Iowa Department of Public Health- Assessment Services Inc. Licensed Adult and Juvenile Assessment and Evaluation Service (3 year) #1212
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