Barbara "Barb" Kroening

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About Me

Asking for help can be very difficult and I believe it takes a lot of strength. I feel everybody needs a little help at some point in their life and there is nothing wrong with that. I embrace the opportunity to be the person people can reach out to for that help. I feel honesty is very important and will offer a safe, non judgmental space for you to openly share your thoughts and struggles.

I am a licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the state of Iowa with 15 years work experience. I believe it is important to meet people where they are at and am willing to do so while also offering gentle encouragement to help people get to where they want to be. I have worked with individuals with substance abuse issues, anger issues, trauma history, relationship issues, grief and loss, and parenting issues. I have worked closely with immigration populations on a professional and personal basis.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IA LISW 072666


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Barbara "Barb" Kroening. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Oct 16, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barb is a very warm and understanding individual. I always feel listened to, but she also asks questions relating to previous sessions so you can work on things over time. I couldn’t speak more highly of her.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Barbara was very compassionate and understanding during our sessions. She is empathetic especially to those who are neurodivergent and have family troubles. I can't recommend her enough!

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barb is fantastic

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Barb is kind, warm and a lovely human to have in your corner. Online therapy was not right for me, but she made my week better every time we talked. If you are looking for someone, she is a great resource and will walk you through all of your feelings. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 15, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Barb is the best! She truly makes an effort to get to know her clients and what their needs are.

Written on May 20, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Awesome

Written on Apr 06, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Barb has been great, really good at listening and diving into what’s most important

Written on Apr 04, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

she’s an amazing listener. i feel heard and validated when i speak to her

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Barb is great! She has always made me feel very comfortable to be myself and speak honestly with her about what I’m going through. I know she’s not judging me and truly just wants the best for me. She offers productive and helpful solutions. I feel like I’ve grown a lot since meeting with her.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I am extremely grateful for Barb's patience and practical experience during our sessions. She is easy to communicate with, and understanding of my concerns.

Written on Feb 08, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Barb allows me to have a voice in a seemingly endless barrage of noise and I feel like she gives me a safe space to talk and learn .

Written on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Barb is caring, supportive and a great listener.

Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Barb is attentive and supportive. She carefully listened to my concerns and equipped me with knowledge and tools to better cope with my impulsiveness when I’m emotionally charged. She spoke with clarity and compassion. I instantly felt comfortable with Barb. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for self-improvement.

Written on Sep 20, 2021 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Barb’s great. She knew of my cultural and traditional issues. I didn’t have to spend a session explaining to her about how Hmong views were and I was really pleasantly surprised. I appreciate her!

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