Michael Elland


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


IA LMHC 092144


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Michael Elland. 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.

Written on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Very good experience so far. Looking forward to future sessions. Very helpful to know there is someone to reach out to for help.

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with Michael for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties


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