My name is Deborah Pogel, and I'm a licensed psychotherapist in Iowa. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. I approach psychotherapy from the view point that we humans don't fully know our own hearts and minds. The things we don't know about ourselves still impact our lives and our relationships. They can limit us and cause us pain. There is value in coming to know our hearts and minds more fully because it gives us the option to be able to do things differently. It offers an alternative to recreating and reliving the same painful patterns.
I like to focus on identifying your strengths and helping you to maximize them to overcome your obstacles. I'm here to help you sort through the things that are difficult right now, and offer you a safe place to be open and honest without fear of judgment.
Please write to me about the challenges you are facing now as well as your goals and let's go from there.
It would be helpful to include a short background of your life, including major events and significant relationships.
It is my belief that positive life changes can occur when a safe, empathic and supportive space is provided. I commend those willing to open themselves up and invite this positive change. When provided with the opportunity to share our thoughts and feelings with someone, that process in itself, creates healing and therefore change.
I warmly invite you to contact me.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
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Deborah Pogel is very sweet, professional and caring. She is kind of like a mother to me at this point in time.
Written on Jun 06, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties
Deborah Pogel helped me move past some pain that I had been hanging onto since early childhood. I will be forever grateful for that gift.
Written on May 31, 2020 after therapy with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Even though I haven't met her in person, Deborah seems like a very intelligent, understanding, and compassionate individual. I am fortunate to have her. She points out things I may not have considered. I truly appreciate her input!
Written on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy with Deborah for 1 year and 10 months
Deborah is a saint. She listens to and responds to everything I say and helps me work through my issues. She is not judgmental in any way, and I feel very comfortable speaking with her. Thanks to her help, I have many new tools to combat my anxiety and manage stress.
Written on Mar 12, 2019 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Deborah is so compassionate and understanding. Thank you for the great work you do.
Written on Aug 19, 2018 after therapy with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and anger
Debora is a very understanding and positive counsellor. She helps you to confront to your problems in a more positive way. She has plenty of methods and practical steps to share with you. She has a deep understanding of more profound aspects of the self. And she is just very kind and wonderful to talk to.
Written on Mar 14, 2018 after therapy with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career