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 Barbara Hovey's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MSW, LISW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

If you are someone who could use help with a life transition, a difficult situation, or other challenges in your life, I would love to work with you. I have over twenty years of professional experience providing therapy. My client's range from professionals to college students to stay-at-home parents anywhere from early adulthood through retirement With over 24 years of experience, I have an extensive background in helping people with a variety of issues: depression, anxiety, adjustment, stress, marital discord, grief and problems resulting from growing up whe...

This is Kristy Zink's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC, LPC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

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 Rebecca Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MA,LMHC
Specialties: Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! I am so proud of you for reaching out for help. I know that is a very difficult step. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the best way to work through counseling. Building the foundation of trust and unconditional positive regard, in my experience, promotes the most change and creates a safe space for my clients. I believe in being your authentic self instead of using a mask that is presented to others. I have been working in the mental health field for seven years and I have worked with a wide variety of concerns such as de...

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 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 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 Melissa Cribari's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa with over 17 years of experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety, grief, relationship issues and depression. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and solution focused. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. ...

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 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 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 Michael Schueller's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I am Michael Schueller, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. I earned my graduate degree (MS) at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. I was born and raised in Iowa but spent several years living in the Baltimore area when I was in school. I returned to Iowa when I finished my degree. I provide a variety of counseling techniques based on the issues of each client. I have worked with adolescents and adults from a variety of age groups. Most of my experience is working with clients with anxiety issues, job stress and relationship is...

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

People come to see me when they are struggling with self-defeating patterns, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, professional challenges, and seeking greater balance in their lives. I provide a warm, safe environment that fosters authentic and collaborative therapeutic relationships. I believe in the integrity of my clients and the uniqueness of their life stories and experiences. I believe our inner dialogue and self-narrative shapes the way in which we see and interact with our world and the relationships we hold. I use the mind/body connect...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, my name is Lacey Schmitt and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have worked as a professional counselor for over 6 years, focusing on mood disorders, trauma, aging, grief, as well as working with teens, and adults, as well as the elderly. While I have this experience in counseling, I also have extensive experience working in hospice as a social worker. My style is warm and down-to-earth. I like to use numerous perspectives and tools from many styles of therapy so that I can tailor an individualized approach together with my clients. I believe th...

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...

This is Caitlin Silveira's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
LMHC
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 9

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa and Massachusetts with nearly 10 years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, transitional and phase of life issues, career challenges, self esteem related cocerns and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and authentic. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, meeting people where they are at in their journey towar...

This is Frank Parrinello's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MDiv,MA,LICSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Fr. Frank Parrinello, MDiv, MA, MSW is fully licensed to provide psychotherapy, clinical counseling and other mental health services as an independent provider in the States of Nebraska (LIMPH-LICSW), Iowa (LISW) and Oklahoma (LCSW). Fr. Frank has years of experience assessing and treating a wide variety of mental health conditions and serving individuals, couples, families and teens as a clinical mental health provider at a Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma, as well as decades of traditional pastoral experience and work in spiritual deliverance. Fr. Frank...

Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Hello! My name is Katie Vansickel, and I graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master's in Social Work (MSW) in 2013. Since then, I have been providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families in order to help them reach their goals. I believe that everyone deserves a space where they are free from judgement. My approach is client centered, which allows me to get to know you and help you define what changes you'd like to make. In addition, I utilize CBT, Structural Family Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques to encourage the process....

This is Gerald Mayo's avatar and link to their profile
Iowa
MSW,LCSW
Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Not thinking and feeling the way you want too? With almost 10 years of experience, I will help you make small changes in your breathing and thinking, to make big changes in your decisions/emotions which will allow you to begin to enjoy life the way you deserve. As a new graduate from Arizona State University I began working at a non-profit where I worked with people of all ages on a variety of issues including but not limited too: anxiety, depression, and anger management. After almost six years at the non-profit I wanted to give back to our nations Veterans and n...

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!