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

I am a licensed independent social worker in private practice, currently in the state of Iowa. I have worked in geographic locations with diverse demographics, from rural to urban environments. I bring 20 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges from young children to adult children, parenting special needs children, and ADHD across the lifespan. I have expertise working with physical, sexual, and emotional pos...

This is Lindsay DeMarlie's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. I have extensive training in trauma, both with trauma occurring in childhood, such as ...

This is Erin Vasquez's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW,LMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Understanding a persons story is the foundation to healing. I have over 20 years experience with a bachelor degree in psychology and a master degree in social work. I am a license clinical social worker and licensed independent social worker (LCSW, LISW) . I have been married for 42 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My husband is a retired United States Marine and we have lived from coast to coast. I am also a play therapist and have worked with children as young as 2 years old. Therefore, I enjoy working with parents who may be struggling with paren...

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 Delishia Williams's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Today's world is full of complications and barriers to finding ease in being our authentic selves. The beautiful inner spirit that makes us who we are as individuals is often masked with grief from heavy losses in life, finding too much on our plates each day, and bumping into the strain that others around us are also carrying. I believe in the strengths that reside within us all, as humans. I love being a therapist because this role allows me to work with individuals from all different backgrounds in a supportive way as these individuals look to reignite who t...

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 Jane Busch's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,IAADC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and an Internationally Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor with 25 years of diverse experience in the clinical field. I have had the opportunity to provide help to people when life appears overwhelming or difficult. My age ranges include 5 to 95 years old, and everything in between. This includes teenagers. Some of the areas of concern that I have worked with include anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship issues (couples and family), trauma recovery, PTSD, divorce recovery, career stress, bi-polar disorder,...

This is Dr. Sandra Broz's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
PhD
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have worked with many people over the years, all ages. I am sure that I have yet to "hear it all" but, I know that there is a lot of pain out there. I take it seriously. And yet, I still see the good in people. I still have a sense of humor. My job is to help you fi...

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 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 Jeannie Hughes's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA, LIMHP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Aloha, my name is Jeannie and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Nebraska. I enjoy helping clients walking through transition. I also work with those who feel "stuck" in life and could use some help creating practical goals to move forward. I believe healing happens in authentic relationship. This means that I strive to be fully present with my clients and work to help them feel comfortable enough to be fully present with me, as well. I recognize that the first step to a better life is often the most difficult. I help my clients with that first step a...

This is Dr. Jessica Gasser's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
Psy.D.
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical psychologist with over six years of experience working with a ride variety of clients. I graduated from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio where I was trained to work with people with various and complex presenting needs. Many of the people I have worked with are coping with severe mental health issues, while others just need support coping with current situational stressors, like the ending of a relationship or changes in their work or school situation. My treatment focused is based on the most important a...

This is Lindsay Woodbridge's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! We're currently living through a very challenging time, and you've decided it's time to get some support. It's wonderful that you're taking this step to care for yourself! I am a licensed mental health counselor with more than five years' experience. Much of my work here on BetterHelp has been with women in their 20s and 30s. I also have significant experience working with college students. I have expertise partnering with clients to address their stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. I also have a background in substance use counselin...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New York in Buffalo in 2010. My treatment approach is integrative including: cognitive behavioral, person centered, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based approaches, and creative therapies. My areas of interest include: PTSD, grief, chronic pain, gender/cultural issues, and mood disorders. I have worked at VA medical centers, college counseling centers, and community mental health centers. I like to get to know each client I work with and help them to find the best treatment plan to fit t...

This is Sarah Garcia's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have 13 years’ experience in social services, including 7 years engaged in adolescent, adult, couples and family therapy. During that time, I’ve seen first-hand the impact depression, anxiety and trauma can have on child development, marriages, parenting and interpersonal skills in general. My approach to helping improve the connections in your life starts with understanding your needs in a safe, judgement-free environment. Then I implement a personalized, strengths-based solution that helps you achieve your therapy goals. I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral The...

This is Deanna Kozlowski's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

2016 Independent Private Practitioner 2015 Member of Academy of Cognitive Therapy 2015 Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in state of Iowa 2013 Hospital Social Worker 2011 Licensed Clinical Social Worker in state of Illinois 2006 Licensed School Social Worker 2006 Graduated The University of Chicago with Masters in Social Work with specialization in Clinical Social Work and School Social Work 2002 Graduated Eastern Illinois University with Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Community Health · I am a Lice...

This is Debra Younger's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
BSN, MAPC, MAR,LMHC,LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings, I am pleased and excited that you have decided to consider me as a possible partner in your journey of discovery, growth, and healing and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. My name is Debra Younger. I have the claim to fame of being a 4th generation Californian, though I currently live in the Midwest, and I am blessed to be able to partner with my animal-assisted therapy dog Shiloh in my face to face clinical practice. I have been a professional therapist for 7 years, and a Life Coach and Pastoral Counselor for 10 yea...

This is Christine Topping's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMFT
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Iowa with 8 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all age ranges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stressors, grief and loss and ADHD. I also helped many divorced couples with co-parenting , and I have completed training for PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Training). My therapy style is welcoming of all concerns without judgement. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensiti...

This is Sheila Funk-Jansen's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to overcome the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning. Learning about ourselves and giving up our comforts in life are scary even if t...

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!