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 Lisa Childers's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the a...

This is Gina West-Hendrickson's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LMHC,RPT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

Hello. I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have over 11 years of experience working with individuals of varying ages to overcome everyday life challenges. I have experience with those struggling with depression, anxiety, /trauma, family and/or parenting issues as well as relationship and career concerns. My treatment approach is open and honest. I will incorporate cognitive-behavioral , rational-emotive and client centered approaches with skill training in mindfulness activities to help clients feel more grounded and calm. Ho...

This is Annie Lass's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA,LMHC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa and a Nationally Certified Counselor. I have experience working with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and other life changes and adjustments. I also work with people who have experienced traumatic events or abuse in their life. As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively wi...

This is Sarah Morrison's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending" -C.S. Lewis I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa with 9 years of experience. I received my Bachelor's from the University of Notre Dame in psychology and then my Master's in Community Mental Health Counselor from Creighton University. I specialize in trauma, but ultimately tailor my approach based on the individual needs of my clients. Other areas of specialty include but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, parenting,...

This is Emmily Weldon's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LPCC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Do you find you are expecting perfection from yourself? Telling yourself that you aren’t good enough or not smart enough? Do you feel stuck and not able to make progress because those negative thoughts are getting in the way of you being able to reach your goals? We really are our own worst enemy and our critical evaluations of ourselves are often much harsher than we would ever judge anyone else. Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these struggles who is safe and unbiased? You are not alone! Working with a therapist that is compassionate and unde...

This is Kelly Bellis's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA ,LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. ...

This is Abby Grothe's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I graduated in 2011 from St. Ambrose University with a Masters degree in Social Work focusing on empowerment practice. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings, dealing with substance use disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. I also work as a life coach and mentor for adolescents and young adults struggling with goal setting. my approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused...

This is Anne  Jessen 's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and have had this title since 2011. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently a PhD Candidate at Capella University, in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. I am working on the last part of my program, my dissertation. I greatly enjoy helping others, and working together with clients to assist them in achieving their goals and reaching their highest potential. I understand tha...

This is Andrea Joyce's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

Hi! My name is Andrea Joyce. I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska, a Licensed Mental Health Clinician in the state of Iowa, and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Kansas. I have been in practice for 16 years. I work with diverse populations and have certifications in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Adoption Competency (TAC), and Parent Child Interactive Therapy (PCIT). I specialize in treating trauma and am certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT...

This is Cindy Olsen's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
M.S.,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Master's level, licensed counselor with over 20 year experience in human services. Currently, I operate a small private practice where I have been seeing clients for 18 years. Before that, and during the beginning of my practice, I also worked for several agencies in various roles including family therapist, individual therapist, group therapist, play therapist, foster care specialist, social worker, and mental health provider for "therapeutic" classrooms. These experiences have given me both insight and skills for various populations. I will incorpora...

This is Amber Wilson's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Are you stuck wondering whether you are too much or not enough? Do you live your life guided by the thoughts and feelings of others; working tirelessly to do what is right for each of them while forgetting to do what is right for you? Do you have the desire to make changes, but aren't sure where to begin? Are you overwhelmed by the prospect of embarking on this journey of self-exploration? If so, you are not alone. I am here to walk alongside you, all the while offering support and encouragement; helping you to identify and embody what makes you feel powerful and ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. I have practiced therapy for approximately 5 years, and have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, self harming behaviors, relationships, motivation, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work toge...

This is Shawna Johansen's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Most of us are fortunate to have "enough" in our lives, but often feel that there should be "more". More joy, more connection, more purpose, more fulfillment, more peace. Therapy is a process that helps us find that "more" and transition from a life where we survive, to one where we thrive. I offer solution-based strategies to enhance communication skills, foster healthy connection to self and others, and improve overall life satisfaction. Our work together can reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. My individualized approach is focused on prov...

This is Laura Kinney's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW,LMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Laura Kinney. These are trying times. You deserve support; it's never been a better time to reach out. You CAN heal! I work primarily with survivors of trauma, childhood emotional abuse/neglect, and/or narcissistic abuse. I believe anxiety and depression (and emotions in general) are messengers, showing us where we have not yet come in contact with our authentic self, where we have trauma, where we have old wounds, and where our current day to day lives are out of balance. Mine is an eclectic approach that involves examining early life and fa...

This is Lynn Thibodeaux's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families so I have an overall picture of how mental health issues affect the entire family system. I be...

This is Megan Ries's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LPC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. I want to be here to support and empower you on your journey I am mental health therapist licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa with over 12 years of experience. I graduated from Winona State University with a Masters in Community Counseling and a minor in Chemical Dependency. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, LGBT/identity concerns, addictions, trauma, grief, and abuse. I have also worked with people through life t...

This is Natalie Erdahl's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMFT,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I have over eight years experience working in the mental-health field. I enjoy working with teens, couples and individuals in therapy. Mental Health can be elusive, and it can affect every aspect of your presence from significant relationships, family life, and work. Most importantly it can distort how you see your reality. By building a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can create a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, and enhance relationships, which can lead to a more satisfying life. I like to work ...

This is Lynnsey Linn's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, thank you for taking a look at my profile. My name is Lynnsey Linn and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for five years and I have been working in the behavioral health field for eleven years. I graduated from Bellevue University receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in 2014. Since receiving my degree, I have worked in community mental health settings and private practice settings providing counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. My counseling style is empath...

This is Dr. Meaghan Rice's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
PsyD,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! My name is Meaghan and I'm so glad that you've joined me in this space. I come from a pretty diverse background of clientele, working anywhere from community mental health facilities to within the secure bounds of state penitentiaries. I tend to use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)approach in my work, so there will be a lot of discussions about how our thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives influence our feelings and behavior. I'm big on relationships, exploring that complex point at which our paths cross with another. I want you to teach me about your ...

This is Michelle Hankins's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,LBSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care and adoptive system; court systems; developmental life stages as well as end of life care. I have experience with divorce/separation; grief and loss; life changes and lifestyle adjustments and various relationships needs. I specialize in anxiety, mindfulness, strength based and solution focused therapy. I provide individual, couple and family therapy....

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!