Barbara "Barb" Kroening

LISW
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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

LISW #072666 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


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 by B.R. on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barb is the sweetest person. She never judges and her questions always lead me to a settled place. I adore her.

Written by K.E. 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 by K.A. 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 by R.Y. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Barbara "Barb" for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Barb is great!

Written by R.O. 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 by K.A. 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 by K.R. 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 by D.A. 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 by L.A. 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 by J.A. 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!