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Sheila Funk-Jansen, LISW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Grief Self esteem Depression
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About me

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

Professional experience

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

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IA LISW 007836

MO LCSW 2021025595

IL LCSW 149014820


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Sheila Funk-Jansen. 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.

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