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Dr. Susan Frauenholtz, LISW, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Grief Self esteem Coping with life changes
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About me

Welcome -

Have you been overwhelmed by life's demands recently? Would you like to feel more confident in relationships and comfortable in your own skin? Are you finding it difficult to cope with change and loss? Reaching out for support is a big first step. As a licensed clinician in Iowa with two decades of experience, I will work collaboratively with you as a partner to explore solutions and help you reach your goals.

My approach to counseling is to create a space that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming. I am very strengths-based and tailor my approach to your individual needs and preferences. The focus of my practice is working with women on concerns including anxiety, self-esteem, depression, grief and loss, life changes, and relational challenges. In addition, I am certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and can support you in resolving previous trauma and moving forward to greater fulfillment and joy.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Professional experience

20yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Forgiveness, Life Purpose, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues

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

License information

IA LISW 06146

VA LCSW 0904015073


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Susan Frauenholtz. 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.

Dr Frauenholtz has been an amazing help in my mental health journey. She’s shown me ways to challenge my thinking and re learn how to approach situations and people in my life.

Written on Apr 27, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem

I have never felt more easily understood and given the spot on guidance in my areas needed of self work, as with Susan. 100 percent would recommend!!!

Written on Mar 27, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Susan Frauenholtz creates such a safe space to speak openly without judgement. She provides amazing kindness, support, and guidance for the trials and tribulations you may be experiencing. I always looked forward to speaking with her. She does a remarkable job of being a professional who feels like a close friend.

Written on Mar 24, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Since I've started these sessions I've felt such an improvement in how I handle my fears and worries. Like I am capable of being myself.

Written on Mar 01, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Susan Frauenholtz was easy to connect and provided good help and advice in crisis situations. She was supportive and flexible with scheduling sessions. I found helpful and enjoyed therapy sessions with
Dr. Frauenholtz

Written on Jan 26, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She helped me so much. I was sceptical about therapy but she is phenomenal

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd