Dr. Susan Frauenholtz

(PhD, MSW, LISW)
Therapist Dr. Susan Frauenholtz Photo

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

LISW #06146 (Expires: 2022-12-31)


Reviews

Written by H.A. 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 by J.I. 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 by K.A. 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 by K.A. 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 by G.R. on Jun 28, 2021 after therapy with Susan for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Dr. Susan Frauenholtz is amazing! I feel like she really listens and gives excellent feedback and support. I like that she sends work sheets and checks in throughout the week. She is laid back, but also responds to every message and reads all of my journal entries and responds to those as well. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for help. I am so glad that we were matched together.

Written by S.I. 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 by B.A. 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.