Sometimes, your life can feel like it’s in many pieces, and you have no idea of how to put the pieces together. Depression can make it difficult to put your life together, and anxiety may make you jam every piece you can find together. A counselor based in Ankeny can help you fix your life. 

Ankeny’s motto is “Bringing it all together.” A counselor can help bring your life all together, but you must work with them to put the pieces of your life together and make your own picture. Speak to a counselor today.

This is Barbara Hovey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW
Therapy 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 Sarah Morrison's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy 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 Andrea Joyce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy 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 Lynn Murphy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Lynn Murphy and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families so I have an overall picture of how mental health issues affect the entire family system. I believ...

This is Joleen Crook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,IADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My passion & life calling is to help you, people that just want to live happier lives, but just need a little help. With 20+ years of experience both professionally & "real life", I can help. My clients describe me as genuine, non-judgmental, & compassionate. My clients appreciate my gentle nudge to help get them "unstuck", while offering actual steps they can feel empowered to take. I am a Certified Trauma Professional, EMDR & CBT therapist, & ADHD specialist. Being Licensed in Mental Health & Addictions, my clients like that I can help them to better understa...

This is Lisa Meek's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello....I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has 25 years experience in Social Work. For the past 9 years I have been providing outpatient mental health counseling with the last 2 years spent in private practice. I have significant experience in working with clients experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, abuse and trauma. I have also worked with adolescents who are experiencing stress and have difficulty coping. My counseling style is very engaging. I provide a very client centered approach implementing cognitive behavioral strategies. I also...

This is Christine Topping's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy 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 Janice  Marr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy 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 Rachael Stensrud's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy 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 Kristi Clements's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Kristi Clements. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker practicing in Iowa. I have been practicing in the clinical social work field for 13 years. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Master in Social Work. I have worked with different populations including late teens, adults, couples, new mothers and maturing adults. My experience includes working with individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-esteem, postpartum depression, and major life changes among others. I use a number of techniques depending on ...

This is Alicia Roeder's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome to my page! Congratulations on taking this first step for you or for your teen! I work with adult women and teens on Betterhelp to support a person centered exploration. I will engage with you in assessing and analyzing your values, and strengths to identify how to use them to navigate life's challenges. I approach therapy in a holistic way to see you as a whole person and not just symptoms of current or past trauma. My passion and experience is working with self-identifying women who are stuck in their relationship with food, past trauma, poor self-est...

This is Karen Grace 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy 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 Frank Parrinello's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MDiv,MA,LICSW
Therapy 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...

This is Brandy Soto's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW,LISW
Therapy 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 Marla Hummel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CEAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Marla Hummel. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, depression, mood instability, substance use, irrational thought processes, anxiety, history of trauma, identity development, attachment issues, grief and loss, elder care issues and concerns i...

This is Cody Bonertz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I have been a license mental health counselor for almost 10 years in Iowa and Nebraska. I have worked with numerous populations including children and teens as well as adults and individuals who need treatment for substance abuse. Throughout all of these experiences I have learned to work with a variety of concerns that clients bring including depression, anxiety, family conflict, finding direction for life goals, and much more. I also have experience working with individuals who have traumatic backgrounds. My therapy style is inviting and I do my best to ma...

This is Connie Nichols's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. ED
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, I am Connie Nichols. I am a licensed mental health counselor in Washington State. My educational background includes earning a bachelors degree with a major in psychology and a master's of science with a specialization in counselor education, and currently I am working on doctorate in psychology. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of populations in the realms of domestic violence, rape/sexual assault, substance abuse; readjustment counselor during which I worked with adolescents adjusting back to their communities upon release from reside...

This is Gary Ogren's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

After working in the field 42 years, with the LISW license for 25 years, the therapy work in office has been the most recent, with in home work before. Both these settings have provided a background for working with individuals, couples, and families. Located in rural Iowa, the practice has been a generalist approach while using a Brief Solution Focus approach. My training has included Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and I have provided clinical supervision to the local CISM team. During November, 2001, I spent 10 days in New York City working as a...

This is Dr. Justine Uselding's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 29

I'm a GenX, old punk rock chick. No BS, no peering at you over my spectacles and making inscrutable comments like "hmmm" and "interesting!" in lieu of actual therapy and potentially helpful suggestions. I give a little pragmatic homework to the people I serve, because I believe that while therapy is important, it's what you do outside the room that really produces lasting change. I've been in practice a long time, am trauma-informed, and nothing shocks me. I am an Iowa licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted psychotherapy for 29 years. I work with ad...

This is Christopher Timmins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Iowa. I have a great deal of experience in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting children, blended families, grief and loss, dementia, and coping with chronic medical illness. I have worked with children and adolescents, as well as adults in outpatient and inpatient mental health and medical settings. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my Master’s in Social Work in 2000 and received my licensure in 2006. I provide a safe, judgm...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Ankeny? (Here Is How Our Ankeny Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Ankeny area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Ankeny therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Ankeny, or elsewhere in the Polk county or state of Iowa.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Ankeny, IA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Ankeny and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Ankeny offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Ankeny therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 58627 people in the city of Ankeny, IA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 50023 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Ankeny, couples counseling in Ankeny, family conflict therapy in Ankeny, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Ankeny, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Emergency Situations:

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If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

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Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that therapists in or around Ankeny, Iowa can serve:

50021, 50023