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 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 Lindsay DeMarlie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. I have extensive training in trauma, both with trauma occurring in childhood, such as ...

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...

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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 Kat Nydam Olivier'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, LGBT, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

One of the things we understand about the practice of therapy is that a good connection between the clinician and the client is absolutely essential to the process. In conventional, in-person therapy, we build that rapport by sitting across from one another in an office, noticing what it feels like to sit together. As the client, you ask yourself, "Do I trust this person? Can I imagine talking with her about things that are hard to talk about? Do I feel listened to and respected?" And the answers to those questions determine whether you schedule a second appointme...

This is Kimber Brokaw's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

First let me say how happy I am that you are seeking counseling support. That takes a lot of courage and shows that you want more for yourself and your life! I've been in the social work field for 25 years working non-profit, in the schools and for the last 13 years in private clinical practice. I also serve as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States as my own battle with an auto-immune condition led me to find a more natural path. My overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul and spirit – because when we feel...

This is Debra Younger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BSN, MAPC, MAR,LMHC,LPC
Therapy 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 Sheila Funk-Jansen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I graduated with my MSW in social work in 2003 from University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to move the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning...

This is Lisa Raney'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, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with over 15 years of experience working as a counselor and wellness therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including health and wellness, stress management, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I have also helped many people over the years establish a strong sense of self worth, healthier habits and lifestyles. I also am a Certified Mental Health and Integrative Medicine Provider. Over the years, a lot of my work has centered around motivat...

This is Bradley Chamberlain's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 9

Results driven former program administrator for mental health clinics in Texas and Iowa, licensed clinical social worker in Iowa and Texas (LCSW/LISW) . Subject matter expertise in public policy advocacy, community organizing, grant writing, budgeting, medical social work and case management with vulnerable adult and youth populations. Previously on Texas Council Board for Children's Special Initiatives. Love to present to groups on various trauma and mental health topics for CEU opportunities, excellent oral and written communicator highly skilled in develop...

This is Michael Schueller'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, 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 Alyssa Matz'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, 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 Sarah Gallagher'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

It takes courage to seek therapy and begin the therapeutic process in a culture where it feels everyone is writing a self help book, article, blog or recording a podcast. It is my goal to provide a safe environment to collaboratively work through whatever is preventing you from living the life you dream of. I will be your partner in this journey toward healing and wellness. I have almost twenty years of experience in the helping profession and I work with children and adults of all ages. I utilize and implement a wide variety of evidence based interventions wh...

This is Amy Louis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Amy, I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa for over a decade, was lucky to be prepared for the license by an amazing graduate program in counseling psychology. Since grad school I have worked with many clients and their families helping them reach their goals and overcoming struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, health issues, loss, body image, identity, confidence and the things in life that beat us up. I am a positivity based therapist that will meet you where you are at and help you get where yo...

This is Katie Strub's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,EMDR Therapist
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over 10 years of experience working with individuals and families. I have worked with individuals with a wide variety of concerns including trauma (abuse, neglect, domestic violence, first responders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder criteria, emotional abuse, grief and loss, abandonment, etc.), depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family of origin issues, emptiness, invisibility, LGBTQ+, and many many more. I am an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist and I utilize other ...

This is Karen Williams's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MC,LIMHP,NBCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 20

Hi! My name is Karen Williams. I've been a therapist for over 20 years, and have a wide range of experience helping others overcome issues with relationships, divorce, empty nests, career and school challenges, emotional overeating, self-esteem issues, grief and loss issues, and more. I hold a Master's Degree in Community Mental Health Counseling from the University of Phoenix, graduating in 1999. I am certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors, and hold a Distance Counseling Certification through the NBCC. My experience as a therapist includes being...

This is Jennifer Van Fosson-Roelfs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS.Ed,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have had the privilege to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provide therapy services for over 2o+ years. I completed my MS.Ed at Southern Illinois and my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I believe in using a relationship based, strength driven approach for each individual. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to encourage you to achieve the goals you have identified. I have experience in addressing areas such as depression, grief and loss, crisis management, ...

This is Kathee Foxan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with experience working as a professional therapist in the state of Iowa for the last eleven years, counseling clients with concerns regarding mood, anxiety, anger based, and personality disorder symptoms. I have worked as a therapist in a community mental health center for the last 11 years and as a therapist to residents in nursing home settings four the last four years. In my eleven years of experience, I have counseled people of all ages, stemming from the age of three, to my oldest client, aged ninety-three. I work with a...

This is Mikaela Posekany's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Ankeny, Iowa (Ankeny, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Have you found that sometimes the world around you just doesn’t make sense anymore? Are you experiencing problems in your relationships, difficulty regulating your emotions, the effects of past or present trauma? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, stuck, unable to move forward? Do you want to discover the true, authentic you? If this sounds familiar, I want you to know you’re not alone and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Therapy is a collaborative journey; after all, there is no better expert on you than you! My purpose and passion is to...

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

50021, 50023