Michael Elland

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About Me

Hi. I'm a mental health and addictions therapist working in Iowa. I have both focuses as many times these symptoms occur together and I wanted the skills to treat all areas of distress a client may have. I use CBT and motivational interviewing skills with most clients; but also am trained in DBT and EMDR therapy as well.

I have been a therapist for 3 years, with several additional years of experience in the a behavioral health inpatient as a staff worker prior to moving to a therapist role. I find that humor and pop culture references help to make therapy more engaging and less of a sterile medical feel and use these often. I've worked with clients ranging in age from19 to those retired after age 65; with common symptoms such as social anxiety or anger issues to more severe syptoms of actively suicidal or anti social clients.

My hope is that one day we'll have a focus on Health Psychology with check-ins with a therapist a few times a year being no more abnormal then seeing the dentist or doctor. I encourage anyone reading this who's looking to be heard, to have a second point of view for their decision making, or whom would like to learn some new skills to manage the adjustments to the chaotic world to reach out.

I look forward to meeting you. Best wishes


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Isolation/Loneliness , Money and Financial Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #092144 (Expires: 2022-09-30)