Deborah Pogel

(MSW, LISW)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #06709 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.U. on Jun 06, 2020 after counseling 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 is very sweet, professional and caring. She is kind of like a mother to me at this point in time.

Written by K.R. on May 31, 2020 after counseling with Deborah for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

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 by S.A. on Oct 10, 2019 after counseling with Deborah for 1 year and 10 months

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 by S.H. on Mar 12, 2019 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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 by W.Y. on Aug 19, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Deborah is so compassionate and understanding. Thank you for the great work you do.

Written by M.A. on Mar 14, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and career

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 by J.E. on Mar 06, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Deborah is absolutely wonderful. She has helped me through one of the hardest things I have encountered in my life. She suggests techniques that help me conquer anxiety in a healthy way. I would give her a 10/10!

Written by J.E. on Nov 16, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and family

Deborah is wonderful and everything I didn’t know I needed. She has suggested very useful resources and helped me immensely. I really value her thoughts and advice.

Written by C.A. on Sep 27, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, and parenting

Deborah has been great! She has been very helpful with helping me work through some issues that I have been dealing with. This has been a very positive experience for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone!

Written by W.M. on Aug 15, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and anger

Deborah is very good at listening to me and understands where I was coming from. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by M.A on Jan 30, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 week on issues concerning bipolar

Deborah Pogel understood me very quickly, in only 2 or 3 sessions, I am already improving. Of course, I still have such a lot of steps to pass, but It is clearly a good news to be sure you are going to the right direction with someone professional with clear explanations.

Written by A.N on Nov 30, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have been working with Deborah for the past 3 weeks and I would say she is doing a great job. She has given me some great tools to help restore me to better self.

Written by Y.H on Nov 16, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, sleeping, self esteem, and career

I like Deborah's advices. They are very helpful and motivated. I have been down and she is helping me through.

Written by J.I on Oct 18, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, and family

Deborah listens carefully to your thoughts, and reflects thoughtfully and offer helpful suggestions. I have benefitted from her insights tremendously. I appreciate the manner in which she challenges me to think in a new direction and see myself with new eyes. Being able to go back and re-read her counsel to me has been extremely valuable.

Written by N.E on Jun 12, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger, and depression

Deborah is absolutely brilliant. Completely and perfectly matched to my needs and my way of communicating. We're focusing a lot on meditative practices and different ways of thinking, which is just so refreshing. She's quite professional in the way she talks to me and deals with me, so definitely a solid support.

Written by C.A on May 20, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, career, and depression

Deborah is great. I love her approach and her openness to alternative therapies and routes to healing. Highly recommend!

Written by P.A on Aug 21, 2015 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months

In the short time I've been engaged with Deborah, she has been a committed friend and generous giver of advice and love. I would recommend her to anyone seeking a spiritual counselor who is also very grounded and practical.

Written by D.I on Jul 01, 2015 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, sleeping, self esteem, career, and depression

Deborah has been helpful to me. She has a Buddhist slant, which I like. The meditations she has suggested for me have been helpful. Meditations for letting go and for loving kindness, for example. I think she is a good Counselor. :-)