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 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 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,...

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 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 ...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist and a Licensed Health Service Provider with 9 years in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings and with patients who experience a wide range concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, personality disorders, and trauma. I combine different therapeutic approaches based on the client's engagement and level of comfort. My goal is help you feel safe and supported throughout the treatment process. A little bit about me... I spent 10 years active duty in the Navy as a helicopter mechanic. I then...

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 Deena Leonard's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa (LMHC) and I have been working in a counseling field since 2007. I have experience working in a school setting where i worked with kids from age 5 through age 18, addictions setting and in a private practice where I have been focusing on adult individual and couples therapy. Each of my clients receive individualized treatment. Interventions are specific to your needs. I utilize a variety of Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-Focused and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to assist my clients. It is my goal to assist...

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 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 Alyssa Prohaski's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Do you strive to gain clarity, discover new insights, and regain a sense of balance, wellness and true mental health that brings with it a sense of personal empowerment? Together, we can explore difficult themes that may be impeding growth in a safe, comfortable space with an emphasis on supportive psychotherapy, including mindfulness, shame management, and self-kindness/compassion. I look forward to seeing how I can help you unlock these key factors to help you live your best life. It is essential to choose a therapist who will listen, empathize, respect y...

This is Jill Wonder's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC,RPT-S
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa and have been working as a therapist for seven years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of life obstacles including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, suicidal and self-harm behaviors and ADHD. My counseling style is accepting and caring. I do not believe in labeling individuals. I use an approach that is based on the needs of my clients which my include CBT, EMDR, solution focused and mindfulness. I believe it is important to tailor therapy to meet your needs and ...

This is Samantha Baxter's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, 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,...

This is Mary Koch's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MS,LMHC,CCTP
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Good job! You are already taking your first step to helping yourself. I am warm and inviting with various things to look at (if you choose video sessions), items to fidget with (you’ll find out when we work together), and of course me to talk to. I use various techniques like REBT, CBT and ACT (and others) which are forms of therapy, however most of my clients state “we are just talking, or wow you are really good at this.” I let them know it’s not me: I am simply “reframing” what you; my future has stated to me back to you in a non-judging way. You hear it f...

This is Chelsey Jones's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LCSW,LISW,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! I’m Chelsey and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have worked in the field of mental health for 10 years. My experience includes working in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and working with individuals in an emergency mental health crisis. I have also worked in outpatient settings providing substance use group therapy, traditional counseling services, intensive in-home therapy to children/adolescents and their families, and as a case manager for adults with severe mental illness. I enjoy working with individuals and meeting you where you are on your j...

This is Tasha  Lowman 's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with over 5 years experience working with children, teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, anger management and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines several therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused. I will tailor our conversations and create individualized treatment plan to meet your speci...

This is Stephanie Barrett's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MSW,LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa with over 15 years experience providing services to a wide range of clients. As a therapist, I have worked with clients on a variety of concerns including: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, end-of-life issues, geriatric/aging, fertility issues, mood disorders, and women's issues. I have also helped people who have experienced trauma and those facing chronic pain or chronic health conditions. My therapeutic style is warm, welcoming, sensitive, and respectful. I provide a non-judgmental stance and w...

This is Cynthia Boyle's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA,LMHC,NCC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi. My name is Cindy and I am a licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor. I have had a private practice for 12+ years where I provide individual, couple and group counseling. I am a former president of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and am active with a number of other professional counseling organizations. I began my counseling work in addictions treatment, with a particular emphasis on treating the family system. I also have specialized in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. My training as a mental ...

This is Teresa Wilkinson's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist specializing in children's mental health, especially in the areas of trauma, autism, developmental needs and foster care/adoption issues. I have my temporary CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license) which I will fulfill this year. I am currently taking classes to obtain ministerial credentials with the Assembly of God. I am on track to become a Licensed Minister by fall 2021. I hope to use the knowledge I have gained from that program to enhanc...

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!