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 Deborah Pogel'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, 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 Erin Vasquez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Understanding a persons story is the foundation to healing. I have over 20 years experience with a bachelor degree in psychology and a master degree in social work. I am a license clinical social worker and licensed independent social worker (LCSW, LISW) . I have been married for 42 years and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My husband is a retired United States Marine and we have lived from coast to coast. I am also a play therapist and have worked with children as young as 2 years old. Therefore, I enjoy working with parents who may be struggling with paren...

This is Lisa Childers'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, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the a...

This is Delishia Williams'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, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 11

Today's world is full of complications and barriers to finding ease in being our authentic selves. The beautiful inner spirit that makes us who we are as individuals is often masked with grief from heavy losses in life, finding too much on our plates each day, and bumping into the strain that others around us are also carrying. I believe in the strengths that reside within us all, as humans. I love being a therapist because this role allows me to work with individuals from all different backgrounds in a supportive way as these individuals look to reignite who t...

This is Gina West-Hendrickson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,RPT
Therapy 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 Annie Lass's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,NCC
Therapy 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...

This is Emmily Weldon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Do you find you are expecting perfection from yourself? Telling yourself that you aren’t good enough or not smart enough? Do you feel stuck and not able to make progress because those negative thoughts are getting in the way of you being able to reach your goals? We really are our own worst enemy and our critical evaluations of ourselves are often much harsher than we would ever judge anyone else. Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these struggles who is safe and unbiased? You are not alone! Working with a therapist that is compassionate and unde...

This is Jane Busch's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,IAADC
Therapy 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 Bella Oshry'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

When you decide to participate in therapy, you begin the path of self-discovery, creating more room to live your life to its fullest potential, and I would be honored to walk with you on this journey. In collaboration, we discuss and discover what is keeping you from being who and where you want to be, and we then uncover solutions that can make those changes happen. I have extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, and trauma, and my goal is to provide a safe, nurturing, and non-judgemental environment in which we can work together. I believe in m...

This is Dr. Sandra Broz'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have worked with many people over the years, all ages. I am sure that I have yet to "hear it all" but, I know that there is a lot of pain out there. I take it seriously. And yet, I still see the good in people. I still have a sense of humor. My job is to help you fi...

This is Abby Grothe'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, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I graduated in 2011 from St. Ambrose University with a Masters degree in Social Work focusing on empowerment practice. I am currently licensed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I have worked with adults and adolescents in individual and group settings, dealing with substance use disorders, mood disorders and anxiety disorders. I also work as a life coach and mentor for adolescents and young adults struggling with goal setting. my approach is a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused...

This is Rhonda Herum's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

I have about 20 years of experience in the mental health, social work field. I have a masters degree in social work, I am a registered play therapist and have been in a solo practice for over 12 years. I have spent all my life, minus just a handful of years, living in Iowa and have experience working with people who live in urban and rural areas. I have experience working with individuals seeking personal/professional growth and those struggling with relationship/family/parenting issues. I have both personal and professional experience with people with physica...

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 Amber Wilson'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, 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 Lynn Thibodeaux'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 Thibodeaux 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 be...

This is Lynnsey Linn's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, thank you for taking a look at my profile. My name is Lynnsey Linn and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for five years and I have been working in the behavioral health field for eleven years. I graduated from Bellevue University receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in 2014. Since receiving my degree, I have worked in community mental health settings and private practice settings providing counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. My counseling style is empath...

This is Dr. Meaghan Rice's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LPC
Therapy 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 ...

This is Lindsay Woodbridge's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! We're currently living through a very challenging time, and you've decided it's time to get some support. It's wonderful that you're taking this step to care for yourself! I am a licensed mental health counselor with more than five years' experience. Much of my work has been with young adults, particularly college students. I have expertise partnering with clients to address their stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. I also have a background in substance use counseling and can work with you to explore your current use and how it might...

This is Jeffrey Randall'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

My name is Jeffrey Randall, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 4 years of experience as a mental health therapist. I have experience working with children, adults, and families across many areas of social work including: disability services, HIV/AIDS, juvenile detention, youth homelessness, public schools, fitness coaching, and primary care clinics. As a therapist, I rely on client centered, attachment based, solution focused approaches to help you gain a greater understanding of the strengths and struggles that have brought you to where you presently...

This is Michelle Hankins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LBSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care and adoptive system; court systems; developmental life stages as well as end of life care. I have experience with divorce/separation; grief and loss; life changes and lifestyle adjustments and various relationships needs. I specialize in anxiety, mindfulness, strength based and solution focused therapy. I provide individual, couple and family therapy....

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 50021 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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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Ankeny, Iowa can serve:

50021, 50023