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 Deborah Pogel's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MSW, LISW,
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Deborah Pogel, and I'm a licensed psychotherapist in Iowa. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. I approach psychotherapy from the view point that we humans don't fully know our own hearts and minds. The things we don't know about ourselves still impact our lives and our relationships. They can limit us and cause us pain. There is value in coming to know our hearts and minds more fully because it gives us the option to be able to do things differently. It of...

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...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed psychologist in Iowa after earning my PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. I previously practiced as a Masters level clinician since 2006, when I provided therapy to children, adolescents and families to address behavioral concerns and familial issues. In recent years and currently, I practice with a variety of clients with various mental health concerns. The concerns that I help others to work on most frequently include anxiety, stress, depression, marital concerns, and parent training. While these...

This is Danielle Wayne's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LICSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 6

What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful and overwhelming. So I want to do what I can to make this process of healing as user-friendly as possible. I do this with a counseling style that has been described as warm, blunt, and with a sense of humor. My clients and I often laugh together. I usually ask many simple questions, because I want to help people reach their own conclusions. I also tend to use a lot of ana...

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 Helen Bleicher's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA, LIMHP, LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Helen Jackson Bleicher and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska, a Licensed mental health counselor in Iowa, and a registered play therapist. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and my play therapy certificate from Kansas City play therapy school. My experience includes working in an inpatient hospital, Private Practice, as well as a therapist in a residential shelter for children. I have worked in Hospice and a grief support center. I earned my Master’s in Organizational Leadersh...

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 Leah Pavela-Mullins's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,C-ET
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know...

This is Michelle Hoff's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMFT,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Iowa and Illinois Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. I am a member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and American Association of Christian Counselors. I have been working in the mental health field for 5 years now and doing clinical work for two years. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have experienced with helping individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, addiction, family dynamic issues, relational conflicts, stress, trauma and abuse, personality issues, s...

This is Jessica Lowe's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LMHP,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Welcome! My name is Jessica Lowe and I am thankful that you are taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself and work towards living your best life. I know that this is not an easy step. I am eager to learn from you as we work together to address your concerns. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help sort out challenges and achieve goals. I believe it's important to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems including family and frie...

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 Jill Kreimeyer's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,CADC,EMDR
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over six years of experience. I have experience working in non-profit, residential, and clinical practice settings with individuals, facilitating group sessions, couples, families, as well as assisting individuals while involved in Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. I have years of experience working with people who want to make a positive change in their life. I have acquired a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interventions t...

This is Monica Congdon's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) in the State of Iowa, working with individuals & families in a variety of clinical settings. My nonjudgmental and genuine nature allows me to develop trusting therapeutic relationships. I will partner with you to process and problem-solve. I work with people on a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems and lifecycle transitions. I have specific training in helping people recover from trauma. My counseling style is supportive and interactive, and I am...

This is Bradley Chamberlain's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Results driven former program administrator for mental health clinics in Texas and Iowa, licensed clinical social worker in Iowa and Texas (LCSW/LISW) . Subject matter expertise in public policy advocacy, community organizing, grant writing, budgeting, medical social work and case management with vulnerable adult and youth populations. Previously on Texas Council Board for Children's Special Initiatives. Love to present to groups on various trauma and mental health topics for CEU opportunities, excellent oral and written communicator highly skilled in develop...

This is Janice  Marr's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Clinical Social Worker licensed in Oklahoma and Iowa. I have 25 years of experience working with clients. . I have treated clients dealing with many different issues including depression , anxiety, trauma, bi-polar disorder, relationship issues, autism spectrum, and parenting concerns. My approach to therapy is solution focused and strengths based. I use many approaches in therapy but primarily use client centered and cognitive behavioral therapies. I believe most people have the ability to recognize and solve the issues they are facing. They simp...

This is Anna Themas's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,MS Ed,NCC
Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 3

Anna Themas MS Ed., LMHC, NCC Anna Themas is a Professional Counselor. She is married and has a blended family. Aside from spending time with her husband and two children, she enjoys reading, spending time on the river, and walking her dogs. Anna has a Bachelors of Arts in psychology with focus on sociology and organizational leadership from St. Ambrose University where she currently teaches as an adjunct. She earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Counseling at Western Illinois University. Anna is a nationally certified counselor and has been trained in Ey...

This is Megan Avise-Rouse's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa (LMHC #081853) and have been working in the field of counseling and behavioral health for over 5 years. My experience includes working with children and families involved in the child protective system, and with adolescents to adults with a variety of presenting struggles. My experience across the outpatient setting has ranged from in-person within homes, office, and school settings. Much of my experience comes with working and assisting clients managing depression, anxiety - including generalized and socia...

This is Rachael Stensrud's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Rachael Stensrud graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Her passion is marital and individual counseling. Rachael believes the goal of counseling is to help individuals persevere through challenging times to find their full potential. Her therapeutic approach promotes an environment of acceptance and compassion. She believes that a positive therapeutic relationship between a therapist and client is essential to the growth process. She will work to create a collaborative, warm and comfortable environment in whi...

This is Brian Wrightsman's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa with over 8 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and career challenges. I have an extensive background working with Combat Veterans with PTSD symptoms and reintegration struggles. My counseling style is patient centered and interactive. Everone should be treated with dignity and respect. I will work at your pace, and will not show judgement. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, psychodynamic an...

This is Samantha Baxter's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! My name is Samantha Baxter and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in Illinois and am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I have been working in mental health for over 12 years and have experience with crisis work and outpatient counseling. I have worked with different populations include teenagers, adults, geriatrics and the past 6 years have been working specifically with Military Veterans. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, career challenges, substance use issues,...

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!