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Gary Ogren, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Anger management Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: 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, Jealousy, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Personality Disorders, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm

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

License information

IA LISW 01121


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Very compassionate and gently intuitive guy, lots of warmth, acceptance and honesty. Capable therapist.

Written on Feb 12, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Gary has been great in helping me discover ways to cope with the issues I’m facing. I enjoy our sessions and always come out of them with a more positive feeling.

Written on Feb 09, 2023 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

He's very easy to talk to and responsive

Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Gary is a wonderful counselor who is great listener and gives insightful input on the issues that I bring up. He has a kind, good hearted approach that I really appreciate. I'm blessed to have him as a therapist!

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Gary is a kind and compassionate therapist, who helps you find your solutions within yourself. I have sincerely enjoyed talking with Gary and have learned about myself and areas where I need to focus, to be the best version of myself. I recommend Gary.

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, anger management, and adhd

Gary, has been an amazing help to my family, my business and my personal life. I've sent a few of my friends to better help as a result of this experience.

Written on Nov 14, 2022 after therapy with Gary for 1 year on issues concerning coaching