Kacey has worked as a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) since earning her Master’s from Drake University in 2010. She served as a school-based counselor and eventually as Clinical Director for an accredited mental health and substance abuse agency until 2014 when she opened Enlightened Endeavors, LLC. Throughout her career, Kacey has provided services to children, adolescents, and families in both urban and rural settings across many of Iowa’s “frontier counties”. Her involvement on multiple nonprofit boards and her position as IMHCA’s Government Relations Chair has given her the opportunity to advocate on behalf of underserved Iowans and the providers that strive to support them. Since 2011 she has worked to identify legislation and government policy that could significantly improve Iowa’s mental health delivery system and is dedicated to continuing those efforts as she works to educate our Senators and Representatives on the concerns and barriers facing counselors today.