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Teresa Anderson, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Iowa as a mental health therapist and drug and alcohol counselor too. I have a full time private practice in which I provide counseling to individuals anywhere from adolescent to middle adulthood (approx. 13-65 years old). I have had a variety of counseling experience opportunities throughout my career, some of which include residential mental and behaviors health counseling, outpatient substance abuse counseling, and in two different men's correctional facilities. I also enjoy teaching psychology based classes at a college level too. I enjoy using strategies and direction based on cognitive behavioral and motivational interviewing approaches, as I feel that so much of what we do, our choices and actions, and feelings, are guided by our thoughts, and there are situations and times where we need guidance, support, and encouragement to help change and correct thinking errors and stressors to make changes for our behaviors and actions. I take the approach that our feelings aren't necessarily wrong, as we all are allowed to feel our feelings. However, there are situations, life events, and past experiences that cause us to have feelings that we may not understand or can't make sense of, which is where I can join you in your journey and help you sort out those feelings and make sense of them, learn strategies and tools to feel more in control of your thoughts and feelings, and make those new changes a regular part of your life!

Professional experience

13yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Women's Issues

Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

IA LMHC 001287


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Teresa Anderson. 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.

Theresa’s guidance has been instrumental in my healing journey, she puts a-lot of I time and effort into our sessions. Her insights and expertise have helped me gain a better understanding of myself and develop new coping skills that I know will serve me well in the future. She is an excellent therapist! I feel very fortunate to have her as my therapist.

Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I would absolutely recommend Teresa to anyone looking for a friendly, supportive and professional therapist. She creates a safe comfortable space, making it so easy to open up and work through issues together.

Written on Apr 18, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 7 months

Teresa is everything I’ve ever wanted in a therapist. She helps me explore why I frame things the way I do, and helps me find ways to reframe so my experience of life improves

Written on Jan 15, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

she is extremely competent and understands the issues
would absolutely recommend her

Written on Jan 02, 2023 after therapy with Teresa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Teresa is very sweet and empathetic. She is good at really hearing what I say and meeting me at my level. I also appreciate that we talk about strategies or steps to take in each session. She is a wonderful support.

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and compassion fatigue

I’ve only been lucky enough to have one session so far but the first session was wonderful. I switched therapists a couple of times looking for that ‘connection’. I think she will be a great fit for me and my needs!

Written on Oct 03, 2022 after therapy with Teresa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues