Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I graduated with my MSW in social work in 2003 from University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to move the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning. Learning about ourselves and giving up our comforts in life are scary even if they are unhealthy. Each person is unique and I am here to start where you are at in your journey. I utilize therapy approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focus Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing along with utilizing other modalities. The client and therapist's alliance is crucial in providing a safe, non judgmental space to be open and vulnerable to see their potential and resiliency to grow when experiencing hurt and pain.
I see people through the week along with some weekends. I work with schedules as much as I can to help get people in sooner when needed. I look forward in working with you. Sheila
25yrs in practice
Additional areas of focus:Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
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She is wonderful. Very professional
Written on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem
I have been working with Sheila for about a year and half. When I first met Sheila, I had just lost my partner of 9 years and I was a total mess in so many ways. Sheila has helped me through the good times and the bad over the last 18 months and I don't know where my life would be today if it wasn't for Sheila's help. Forever grateful!!!!
Written on Mar 02, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning grief
The beginning of a first timers therapy experience a lot involved with finding the right therapist. After a couple, I met with Shiela & immediately knew this was the one. She actually engages, listens, and offer solutions.
Written on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts
Great personalized experience with Sheila. Her style of guidance and my style of learning match pretty well. Going to stick with her and highly recommend reaching out to her for therapy services.
Written on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
If I could chose to have a therapist for life it would be Sheila Funk Jansen
Written on Nov 17, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks
Sheila is great
Written on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I think Sheila is a great listener and was able to provide me with direction and advice from our 1st meeting. It has helped tremendously.
Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Sheila has been great during our first sessions. She is an excellent listener and will let you talk. When she responds, she responds with care and a thoughtful reply. She calls me out on what I need to work on in a friendly way and I NEED that. I’m excited for more sessions with her
Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Sheila has been a great support system for me. I've really tried to dive into therapy and Sheila has been very welcoming, she listens and knows when to interject and share coping mechanisms and strategies. She's helped me come to realizations that I haven't thought about before and is always a positive light during some stressful weeks. I look forward to working on myself with Sheila's guidance!
Written on Sep 08, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, anger management, and coping with life changes
Ms.Sheila is a wonderful therapist. She is very understanding and will make you feel extremely welcomed on your very first session and will only continue to carry that out throughout the sessions. She values and respects your feelings and situation. She definitely helped me get through some tough times and not only that but give me some clarity on a couple things I needed to see myself. Thank you Ms.Sheila for helping me and it’s amazing how you continue to help others. Thank you.
Written on Aug 24, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
I’m so thankful to be paired and working with Sheila. She’s funny, caring and incredibly kind. She listens and recommends a variety of techniques that are appropriate for my lifestyle. I appreciate her expertise and willingness to always go above and beyond! Thank you, Sheila!
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
She is very interested to getting to know us and listens to our concerns. She is easy to talk to!
Written on Aug 20, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes
Shelia has been so supportive during these last few months. She is honest and open, and very easy to talk with.
Written on Jul 21, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Sheila is amazing to work with. She is very attentive and easy to talk to. She keeps the conversation going which I appreciate Because that is not my strong suit.
Written on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management
Sheila is incredibly kind and insightful. Just during our first session she opened my mind up quite a bit. She has been wonderful to speak with and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Written on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
Made me feel very comfortable and understood. It was easy to talk to her and open up to her.
Written on Feb 24, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
I have only had one session with Sheila and I can’t already tell she is going to be great! I felt an instance connection talking to her today! Can’t wait for our next session!
Written on Jan 17, 2021 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
Dr. Sheila is the best. I feel safe and supported when I'm talking to her, and our sessions have had a very positive impact on my life.
Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Sheila for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Helpful advice and supportive approach.
Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
I’ve had a few sessions with Sheila and she’s absolutely wonderful! She’s been encouraging but up front in a way that allows me to make the necessary decisions I need for healing and growth. I can’t thank her enough for being on this journey with me.
Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with Sheila for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
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