In life, you always need something to perk you up. When life gets hard, you want to learn how to get past it. However, depression or a lack of direction can say otherwise. In a situation such as that, a counselor based in Council Bluffs can help you. 

Council Bluffs’ motto is “Iowa’s Spirit.” Everyone can use a little more spirit in life, be it the determination to live a better life or to persevere despite all the troubles life throws at you. By speaking to a counselor, you can get some much better spirit. Talk to someone today and see what they can do.

This is Kristy Zink's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LPC,IADC
Therapy 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 Lisa Kim's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LISW
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, mentor and coach. I have worked with clients that present with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I am also a certified instructor for Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid, which is a training provided to those interested in helping decrease the stigma associated with mental healt...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,MPH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

You matter and deserve good things. I’m so glad you have taken the first step to reach out for help and are ready to put effort and time into yourself. You’ve completed one of the most difficult steps by initiating the therapy process and I have no doubt that you will continue on your journey from here. My name is Lindsey and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Iowa with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups in various settings. I completed my Bachelors in Social Work at Luther College in 2005 and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,CADC,EMDR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) in Iowa with over six years of experience. I have experience working in non-profit, residential, and clinical practice settings with individuals, facilitating group sessions, couples, families, as well as assisting individuals while involved in Department of Human Services and Department of Corrections who are experiencing a wide range of challenges. I have years of experience working with people who want to make a positive change in their life. I have acquired a wide range of skills, knowledge, and interventions t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, my name is Emily Minear and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a professional counselor for over 5 years now. Before I was a licensed counselor I also worked in a psychiatric hospital setting on adult and geriatric units. I have practiced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am also certified and have many years of experience working in Substance Use and Addictions. This is something I am very passionate about.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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 Prohaski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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 Kristie Nobles's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, dialectical behavior therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic and solution focused. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and OCD. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I ...

This is Stacey Richard-Baal's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Iowa and Wisconsin and have worked in the mental health field for over 7 years. I have worked with individuals experiencing a variation of concerns including life transitions, symptoms of anxiety and depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, physical trauma and emotional abuse. I have also supported many people who have encountered work stress and high conflict with others. I believe in self-determination and view therapy as a partnership to achieve your desired goals. My approach is centered...

This is Stephanie Barrett's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW
Therapy 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 Teresa Wilkinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy 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 Brenda McDonald's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LMHC,RN
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in Texas as well as a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa. Currently, I am based in Austin, Texas. With over 12 years of experience in the mental health field, I have worked with clients who have experienced a wide range of concerns that include anxiety/stress, depression, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue and co-occurring chemical dependency. I also have experience with trauma/abuse, eating disorders and bipolar disorder. My counseling style is person centered. You will be respected and em...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health therapist who provides education and support to process thoughts, emotions, and behaviors related to a variety of mental health concerns. I have worked with teens and adults who have a history of trauma and need a safe place to work through their experiences and understand how they may impact their relationships, education or careers, and other life goals. I have experience working with individuals with sexual behaviors problems and increasing healthy attitudes and behaviors they are able to maintain as they transition through adulthood and st...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a client centered, trauma focused therapist who would love to get to know you and your story. I love being able to help people achieve their goals and heal from their pasts. I got my MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University and now live in Iowa with my family (pets and humans). I currently work in a crisis center full time. I am excited to engage with longer term therapy here at Betterhelp. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and attachment. I am trained in motivational interviewing, CBT, TF-CBT, solutions focused therap...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs, or elsewhere in the Pottawattamie 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 Council Bluffs, 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs 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 Council Bluffs therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 62524 people in the city of Council Bluffs, 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 51501 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 Council Bluffs, couples counseling in Council Bluffs, family conflict therapy in Council Bluffs, 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 Council Bluffs, 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 Council Bluffs, Iowa can serve:

51501, 51502, 51503