Katherine (Katie) Strub

(MA, LMHC, EMDR, Therapist)

About Me

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of concerns including trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder criteria, emotional abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, etc.), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin issues, emptiness, invisibility, LGBTQ+, and many many more.

I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and I utilize other methods in including solution-focused, strength-based, relaxation/stress management, and many others. No two clients are the same, so I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach.

I believe each person has potential for growth and healing, but each of us has encountered barriers to achieving our greatest potential through internal or external experiences. It can be very difficult to recognize those barriers and address them, and it can be very helpful to have a therapist partner accompany you on the healing journey. I like to illustrate therapy using the metaphor of bowling: my client is the bowler and has the power to choose the direction they throw the ball, the ball they select, and the power they use to throw the ball down the lane. I, as the therapist, am the bumpers - I respect my client's decisions in how they throw the ball, I guide us down the lane and keep us from going in the gutter :)

The most frequent feedback I get from my colleagues and clients is that I am "real." That is, I do not pretend to be perfect and I do not expect perfection. I also am very honest because that is what I ask of my clients.

I look forward to working with you and getting to know you better!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #001141 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by S.Y. on Feb 25, 2021 after counseling with Katherine (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Katherine (Katie) Strub is phenomenal! Therapy is somewhere that you want to feel comfortable opening up, have someone listening to you, have that encouragement, but also that advice. Katie does that and more! She read my bio and responded and when I read her response I knew she was going to be great. Ever since our first session I have been WOW-ed. Katie has been extremely responsive to messages, journal entries and video calls. Thank you Katie!

Written by D.A. on Feb 24, 2021 after counseling with Katherine (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues

Amazingly easy to chat with. Gives me the ear AND the responses to get me thinking about why I do things or what may trigger my reactions.

Written by C.O. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Katherine (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

Great listener and great advice still pretty early but off to a great start.

Written by M.O. on Feb 19, 2021 after counseling with Katherine (Katie) for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Katie is so understanding so far in this journey with me. She listens, isn't a "stick in the mud" and is able to make jokes when appropriate. I feel like I have gained more from this journey so far than the past two times I have attempted therapy.