About Me

After working in the field 42 years, with the LISW license for 25 years, the therapy work in office has been the most recent, with in home work before. Both these settings have provided a background for working with individuals, couples, and families. Located in rural Iowa, the practice has been a generalist approach while using a Brief Solution Focus approach. My training has included Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and I have provided clinical supervision to the local CISM team. During November, 2001, I spent 10 days in New York City working as a Red Cross volunteer providing mental health services. This crisis counseling while different than ongoing therapy, was a very positive experience. Working with older adults has increased during the last years of my full time work, being able to connect with elderly.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , ADHD , First Responder Issues , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gary Ogren. 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 J.O. on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Gary has very helpful ideas and guidance. He is knowledgeable about a wide range of family and marriage topics. He gives valuable support and has really helped me.

Written by N.I. on May 03, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Gary is the best counsel I’ve ever had. He’s such a real and considerate person and has an incredible personality and match it up. I really feel like it can be open with him and a way that I haven’t felt with most other counselors, not only do I consider Gary to be my counselor but in a lot of ways I consider him to be my friend. I’ve been so honored that I’ve been able to receive help from Gary and my life has truly changed around since I started working with him. He allowed for me to have faith in myself and deal with problems in a more effective and efficient way. If regular counseling hasn’t worked for you or you’ve had trouble finding a counselor that really speaks to you Gary is an excellent example of how to really connect one on one with a who he’s helping. He’s incredibly funny and incredibly caring, I really could go on all day talking about my appreciation for the impact has left on my life if you’re reading this review, even just having three sessions with him will leave you having a different perspective than you did originally and that’s some thing that is extremely hard to fine.

Written by N.A. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

I've had only 2 sessions with Gary, but I'm happy with how things are going so far. I find him caring, kind, warm, and easy to talk with.

Written by V.O. on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning self esteem, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Excellent counseling.

Written by J.A. on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Outstanding assistance given. Highly recommend his services and professional work into my best improvement to self!

Written by M.I. on Dec 01, 2021 after therapy with Gary for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues

Very good therapy
I have been learning new things that I dint know before
And is helping me to improve my relationship with my wife thanks to Gary !

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