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 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 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,...

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 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 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 ...

This is Shannon Dameron's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, mentor and coach. I have worked with clients that present with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am also a certified instructor for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is a training provided to those interested in helping decrease the stigma associated with mental healt...

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 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 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 Alyssa Matz's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

My name is Alyssa Matz and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa. I have my B. S. in Forensic Psychology from Saint Ambrose University and my M.S.E.d. in Counseling from Western Illinois University. I have worked in community mental health, addiction treatment and recovery, EAP, a college counseling center, and private practice over the last 6 years. I have worked with people to treat anxiety and depression, navigate life changes, learn to manage stress, address addiction and codependency, and explore body image issues and disordered eating. ...

This is Dr. Susan Frauenholtz's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
PhD,MSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome - Have you been overwhelmed by life's demands recently? Would you like to feel more confident in relationships and comfortable in your own skin? Are you finding it difficult to cope with change and loss? Reaching out for support is a big first step. As a licensed clinician in Iowa with two decades of experience, I will work collaboratively with you as a partner to explore solutions and help you reach your goals. My approach to counseling is to create a space that feels safe, nonjudgmental, and welcoming. I am very strengths-based and tailor my appr...

This is Jan LeBahn's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am currently a licensed Social Worker (LISW) in the state of Iowa. I have been working as a therapist for the past 10 years. Prior experience includes 25 years working in Child and Family Welfare. In addition to my role seeing people for therapy, I serve in a clinical supervisor/administrator role in a community mental health center. I also train Mental Health First Aid on a local level and Youth Mental Health First Aid on a national level. As a therapist/social worker, I believe that we all function within multiple systems such as family, work, community...

This is Neal  Sheeley's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMFT,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed to provide counseling and psychotherapy in Iowa and Minnesota. Specifically, I hold licenses as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Iowa and as an Independent Clinical Social Worker in Minnesota. I have extensive experience working with parents, children and couples. Common concerns of clients are depressed feelings, anxiety, and relationship issues. I prefer to work in brief approaches so clients can make the changes they seek as soon as they wish so they can move on with their lives. I believe we all have strengths and resources. Sometimes thes...

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 Kristi Weadock's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW,LMSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Kristi has provided mental health services and substance use treatment across a variety of settings. Her experience is wide ranging and includes practice in the primary care setting, residential treatment facilities, private practice, and acute crisis intervention. Specializing in helping individuals navigate life transitions that can arise from addiction, trauma, health-related issues, divorce, and aging. Kristi’s approach is strengths-based, with the working knowledge that each client can begin to achieve their goals and heal through the process of personal grow...

This is Meghan Baldridge's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Meghan Baldridge. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL with a Master's degree in Social Work in 2010. I am originally from Illinois and I now live in Iowa with my husband and our two children. I have worked in nonprofit agencies as an outpatient therapist with many different clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have had the opportunity to interact with individuals struggling with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, family conf...

This is Brandy Soto's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LICSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Clinical Social Worker with 15 + years of experience in various programs and settings providing mental health therapy and counseling services to children, adolescents, adults and family systems. Over the years I have worked with individuals seeking support and guidance in a variety of areas; mainly focused in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, mood disorders, family conflict, parenting struggles and social relationships. My counseling approach is calm, warm, and supportive. I believe my role is to be a non-judgemental support and to...

This is Sean DeBourcy's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

Hello, My name is Sean DeBourcy. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa with nearly two decades of experience. I have largely worked in a Community Mental Health setting and as such I have worked with a lot of people on a very wide range of presenting problems. I have recently been focusing on youth, family and couples treatment, but I also have extensive experience with mood management, grief and loss, career /academic development, and chemical dependency treatment. I will see you as the expert on yourself and proceed to assist you i...

This is Cara Kelley's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,NCC,LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot I have experience counseling people of all ages in both individual and group settings. I have ties to the military community and have been an advocate for veteran suicide awareness. I have my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am also a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and have completed courses in Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM), Psychological First Aid (PFA), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and am a QPR Ga...

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!