Dr. Susan Frauenholtz

LISW

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Cancer , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IA LISW 06146


Reviews

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.

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

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

Written on Oct 26, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Susan is amazing! She listens to me, sends me messages to check on me not just in our session but outside hours. I recommend her highly.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Dr. Frauenholtz is extremely easy to talk to, and is an excellent listener. I have left every session feeling like she truly cares about me, and what I am going through. In addition to providing helpful tools during the sessions she also sends resources to help you between sessions. 100/10 would recommend her!

Written on Aug 08, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I ALWAYS look forward to talking with Susan each week. She has helped me feel so comfortable in sharing whatever I need to and always has the best validating and comforting responses. She always provides helpful insights and helps me to see the bigger picture. Susan encourages me to send her messages throughout the week to have an open place to share my thoughts and feelings day to day. Her sweet and thoughtful responses always help put a smile on my face. She has plenty of resources to share which help challenge my thoughts and work through them in a productive way. I always look forward to our seeing her lovely smile on our Friday morning virtual coffee dates. Susan has taught me so much already in our time working together and always sets me up for success every week!

Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

So grateful for Dr. Frauenholtz and the honest support, guidance and motivation she gives me.

Written on Jul 14, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Susan Frauenholtz is AMAZING! She is very understanding and always has many ideas and solutions. She understands my strengths and weaknesses as well as my goals and has been my cheerleader for over a year!

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Susan is nice to talk to and being patient on listening, which makes me being comfortable with the therapy

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning grief

Dr. Frauenholtz is a fantastic therapist who has helped me beyond all of my expectations.

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr Frauenholtz has given me the opportunity to feel that someone cares and listens to what I am saying and feeling. She gave me some ideas on what to expect in our therapy sessions and she really seems to care about what my experiences were, why I am reaching out to her. I feel as of now that this might be a well suited fit.

Written on Jun 06, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Frauenholtz has been extremely supportive and helps me analyze my in-depth thought processes and allows me to safely express my feelings and experiences. She also suggest different solutions and forms of therapy.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

We have only had a few sessions together, but she is the first therapist I felt immediately comfortable with. She is kind and comforting, and when my thoughts are all over the place she doesn’t make me feel like “too much “. I am excited to see our our work continues.

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

I’ve been with Susan for the past 8 months, she’s amazing and an incredible listener. Even on bad days when I’m really anxious she seems to beam her light onto the tunnel and show the way out. We’ve worked on different excerise which some work and other we adapted to suit me. She never misses a small detail. Susan you have been an absolute pleasure to work with and have filled me with laughter and hope. I wish you all the best . Thank you

Written on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, adhd, and trauma and abuse

Dr. Frauenholtz has been life changing for me! She is nonjudgmental, kind, and gives outstanding advice. She makes me feel heard and I look forward to getting her advice and insight every week. I hope she can be my therapist for as long as possible!

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I've had bad experiences in the past with counsellors and have not gone back to therapy for those reasons. Decided to take a stab at it one more time and Susan has blown me out of the water, I can't begin to say how lucky I am to have her.

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Where do I start? She has always been helpful, and very understanding if I have things going on in my personal life. She helps me to work things out myself, as well as guide me when needed. Dr.Frauenholtz doesn't push me too far too fast, but also reminds me the importance of getting things out so I don't keep things to myself. In a short period I have become very comfortable sharing my personal struggles with her as I know she will not make me regret it. I strongly recommend her to anyone searching, and will continue to use her services as long as she recommends, and as long as they are available.

Written on May 11, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Dr.Susan is an incredible practitioner at what she does. I love working with her. She's so understanding, patient and caring. She listens to everything I have to say and provides me with the necessary tools & support that I need. On the bright side, she has the brightest aura that lights up your day especially when things get hard! Thank you Dr, Susan!

Written on Apr 12, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I've never had someone support me as well as she has. She really makes me think. She challenges my thoughts and helps me understand stuff.

Work with me!