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.
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
IA LISW 06146
VA LCSW 0904015073
Dr. Frauenholtz is truly amazing, compassionate, intelligent and caring. She has helped me realize so much and build on tools I already had to bring me to a place of better understanding. She is funny and so relatable and listens remarkably well. I’m so glad I met her.
Written on Aug 04, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She has been fantastic and doesn’t judge me. She hasn’t just provided the usual “fixes” most therapists do. She provides help that caters to my situation
Written on Jun 04, 2023 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
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