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Dr. Justine Uselding, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Self esteem Depression Coping with life changes Compassion fatigue
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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.

Professional experience

29yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Dissociation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

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

License information

IA Psychologist 099727


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Justine Uselding. 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.

Dr.Uselding is an amazing therapist with a great understanding of her clients.She is honest and open minded and makes therapy seem easier to accept.I can’t say enough good things about her and her practice,she has given me many tools to help me deal with issues that will occur in the future.Simply amazing.

Written on Jul 23, 2022 after therapy with Justine for 5 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Best therapist I’ve ever had

Written on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Justine for 4 months 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

Very good experience with Dr. Uselding, I felt listened to and she helped me reconnect with therapy in a meaningful way

Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Justine for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes