Dr. Justine Uselding

(PhD)
Therapist Dr. Justine Uselding Photo

About Me

I'm a GenX, old punk rock chick. No BS, no peering at you over my spectacles and making inscrutable comments like "hmmm" and "interesting!" in lieu of actual therapy and potentially helpful suggestions. I give a little pragmatic homework to the people I serve, because I believe that while therapy is important, it's what you do outside the room that really produces lasting change. I've been in practice a long time, am trauma-informed, and nothing shocks me.

I am an Iowa licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted psychotherapy for 29 years. I work with adults and older adults, and have worked in many different settings - inpatient, outpatient, dual diagnosis, halfway house, substance abuse treatment at all levels of care, maximum-security prisons, multidisciplinary pain clinic, nursing homes/ALFs/memory care, and hospice. I mainly work from an a client-centered approach, and my clients describe me as warm, down-to-earth, caring, and practical. In my private work, not found on this platform, I work mainly from an ancestral/animist perspective and welcome those who hail from pagan and non-mainstream belief systems.

I believe that you are the expert in the room when it comes to discussing your lived experience, and that with ongoing support, structure, strategy-testing and encouragement, that healing and resolution are possible.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 29

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LP #099727 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by O.L. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Justine for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is extremely helpful and knowledgeable while also being warm and down to earth.