Iowa is known for its corn and agriculture. For those living at a farm, their harvest can be bountiful, filled with succulent fruits and vegetables, along with meaty livestock. This can be a good representation of your mental health. Sometimes, your harvest is great. Other times, it ends up lacking. 

In order to have the best harvest possible, a counselor can be your mental farming equipment to keep your crops growing and preventing any pests from tearing them down. 

 

This is Kristy Zink's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 7

Are parts of your life weighing you down? Do you sometimes feel powerless against your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors? Have events in your life left you searching for answers and yearning for peace? As your counselor I will help you explore your concerns and regain a sense of balance and control over your life. Together we gain an understanding of these issues and create a plan to address them. You will gain insight and the necessary skills to tackle both current and future challenges. Lets work together to make meaningful changes so you can live a more fulfill...

This is Pamela Osborne's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LIMHP,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the areas of adoption, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, work issues, family relationships and parenting. I am licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Florida and am here to help you with whatever you may be struggling with right now. Everyone has times that seem more difficult and reaching out for help can seem overwhelming, scary and like you are giving up on being able to solve the problem yourself. I provide non-judgemental support to help you explore your curr...

This is Kristin Bowers's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LPC,BCN,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Hello. I am licensed professional counselor in Texas and nationally certified with 9 years experience. During my career, I have worked with a variety of individuals, including military combat stress populations, individuals in my private practice, and crisis group trauma settings. I am certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, Telemental Health Counseling (BC-TMH). Counseling provides many evidence based practices to assist in the journey to emotional well-being. My approach is client-centered drawing from cognitive beha...

This is Craig Caspari's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LIMHP,CMFT,MBA
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a non-judgmental environment, in which people can work toward creating preferred changes in their lives. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by training and am experienced in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Among my areas of specialization are the treatment of couple relationship difficulties, p...

This is Christina Wassenhove's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA,LMHC,LCPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor with 3 years experience working in community mental health. I have worked with adults who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship concerns. I have experience with military and veterans, and I have also worked with offenders who are having a hard time reintegrating back into the community. My approach is very eclectic; I like to tailor to each individual client based on what your needs are at the time. I also understand that needs change over time, and I always make sure that I a...

This is Emily Minear's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Emily Minear and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 5 years now. Before I was a licensed counselor I also worked in a psychiatric hospital setting on adult and geriatric units. I have practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am also certified and have many years of experience working in Substance Use and Addictions. This is something I am very passionate about. One thing to note is that my schedule right now consists of mostly mornings.

This is Jennifer Van Fosson-Roelfs's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS.Ed,LMHC
Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have had the privilege to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provide therapy services for over 2o+ years. I completed my MS.Ed at Southern Illinois and my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I believe in using a relationship based, strength driven approach for each individual. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to encourage you to achieve the goals you have identified. I have experience in addressing areas such as depression, grief and loss, crisis management, ...

This is Karen Grace 's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a therapist licensed in Missouri who has been practicing for over six years. I have experience in working with various range of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma/abuse, attachment disorders, substance abuse, sexual issues, and LGBTQIA + populations. I also have experience work with couples and family systems. My counseling approach is warm, open and interactive. I enjoy working with each client to create a unique treatment plan that will ultimately help each client achieve their individual goals. I believe in coming to each session from a pl...

This is Kirsten Ludwig's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa with 24 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I've had 2 years of providing in-home family therapy where I learned a lot about family system and solution focused theories, as well as utilizing them with the families I worked with. I then worked two years at an outpatient community behavioral health center, that provided me with many opportunities to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds including, their socio-economic status, race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religious...

This is Cody Bonertz's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I have been a license mental health counselor for almost 10 years in Iowa and Nebraska. I have worked with numerous populations including children and teens as well as adults and individuals who need treatment for substance abuse. Throughout all of these experiences I have learned to work with a variety of concerns that clients bring including depression, anxiety, family conflict, finding direction for life goals, and much more. I also have experience working with individuals who have traumatic backgrounds. My therapy style is inviting and I do my best to ma...

This is Travis Underwood's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in Iowa with 7 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I have spent the majority of my social work career in the community mental health setting. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, LGBT issues, OCD, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is client centered and supportive, however I will tailor my approach to the c...

This is Katie Ladd's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,LMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Are you or your child struggling with a recent change? Most stress and challenges in life originate from an internal or external disconnection somewhere along the journey. My mission is to provide support for children and adults by helping others reconnect with themselves, with their priorities, their values and their loved ones. A primary goal is to be able to perceive change as a part of life. I have provided outpatient therapy for over 8 years as a clinical social worker and mental health therapist. I am trained in play therapy and trauma informed modalities...

This is Patricia Miller's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCPC,LMHC,CCMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

If you are reading this bio, you're looking for some support, help, healing, guidance or just someone who is very good at listening. I have been a professional clinical counselor for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a behavioral health professional, I excelled in business leadership in a variety of fields. I have lived in the southern states and mid-west states my entire life. My approach to helping others is positive, encouraging, solution focused, problem solving and crafted to meet the individual client need. The value and benefit of engaging in a trusting, c...

This is Leslie Woodris's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,ATR
Specialties: LGBT, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am genuinely happy that our paths have crossed. I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy (LMHC) and Art Therapist (ATR); I have been working in the therapy field for four years, having a M.S. in Clinical Counseling and in Art Therapy from Emporia State University. I am a compassionate and empathetic provider who believes that everyone has the ability to overcome their past. My clinical approach is strongly based on us working together as a team; you are the expert on yourself and I bring with me my years of experience. Together we can help change happen...

This is Carmen Caruso's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS, LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health therapist (LMHC) licensed in Iowa with several years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. My experiences in this career path has lead me to work with clients with a wide range of presenting issues such as anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, depression, trauma, processing trauma, relationship obstacles and more. I am trained in EMDR and am currently working towards a greater understanding and certification in Internal Family Systems training (IFS). My approach to each of my clients is based off of the individua...

This is Michael Elland's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,IADC,MSCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi. I'm a mental health and addictions therapist working in Iowa. I have both focuses as many times these symptoms occur together and I wanted the skills to treat all areas of distress a client may have. I use CBT and motivational interviewing skills with most clients; but also am trained in DBT and EMDR therapy as well. I have been a therapist for 3 years, with several additional years of experience in the a behavioral health inpatient as a staff worker prior to moving to a therapist role. I find that humor and pop culture references help to make therapy more...

This is Susan Henry's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

My name is Susan Henry, and I love helping people and seeing them grow. I am originally from the East Coast and resided in California before settling with my family in the Midwest. I received my Bachelor degree in Psychology from Rutgers College, and I received my Master in Social Work degree from Barry University School of Social Work. I am licensed in the state of Iowa as an Independent Level Social Worker. I have worked in the counseling field for over 25 years, with expertise working with issues related to Interpersonal Relations, Grief/Loss and Adjustme...

This is Laci Struble's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 6

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with 5 years of experience working as a therapist with both youth and adults. I have experience working with clients who present with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, conduct-related concerns, ADHD, attachment concerns, self-esteem issues, trauma, and serious mental health diagnoses. My therapy style is inviting and genuine. I believe everyone deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, unconditional positive regard, and sensitivity. My approach in integrative, meaning I use a variety of t...

This is Dr. Jill Hackley's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Dr. Jill Hackley is a Licensed Psychologist. She is licensed in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. She is an Iowa Health Services Provider with diverse clinical experiences. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Community Counseling. She uses a variety of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Dr. Hackley’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adoption/attachment, foster care...

What Can Therapists In Iowa Help You With?

A therapist in Iowa can practice anything from marriage and family counseling to CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and can help with depression, stress, or anxiety.

They can help you set and achieve career goals, work on current issues you may be facing, or deal with your past. Around 2499317 people are living in Iowa, and because an estimated one in four people are dealing with some form of mental illness nationally, it is likely that you or someone you know could benefit from the support of a licensed counselor.

Why Are Many Residents In The State Of Iowa Working With A Licensed Counselor?

The reasons people choose to see a psychologist vary, of course, but there are a number of reasons why starting therapy sessions on our platform can help you. Whether you live in the city of or in the Washington county, we can match you with a licensed therapist who can suit your needs.

Take a look at our extensive network of counselors and online psychologists in Iowa who are ready to help you get happy!