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 Lisa Childers'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, 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 - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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 Annie Lass'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,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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

My name is Jamie Przybylski and I am a Licensed Therapist in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. You may be having some difficulty pronouncing my last name – pretty much everybody does – it’s Shuh-bell-ski. Easy, right? You can just call me Jamie. I have over 20 years of experience in this field. The way I’ve done therapy has changed over the years with new trainings, life experiences and learning from the many clients I have seen throughout the years. I try to constantly learn and grow when it comes to how I do therapy, as well as how I live my own life. I s...

This is Jane Busch'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,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 Kelly Bellis'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 ,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. ...

This is Dr. Sandra Broz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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 Andrea Joyce's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, 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 Kristin Bowers'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,BCN,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 8

Hello. I am licensed professional counselor in Texas and nationally certified with 9 years experience. During my career, I have worked with a variety of individuals, including military combat stress populations, individuals in my private practice, and crisis group trauma settings. I am certified in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback, Telemental Health Counseling (BC-TMH). Counseling provides many evidence based practices to assist in the journey to emotional well-being. My approach is client-centered drawing from cognitive beha...

This is Lynn Thibodeaux'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,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 Joleen Crook'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,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 real, genuine, non-judgemental, & compassionate. I am also a certified trauma professional, couple’s therapist, EMDR & CBT therapist, & adhd specialist. Being Licensed in Mental Health & Addictions, my clients like that I can help them to better understand what can feel overwhelming to them. I also offer expertise in domestic violence & criminal jus...

This is Jeannie Hughes'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, LIMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 7

Aloha, my name is Jeannie and I am a licensed mental health therapist in Nebraska. I enjoy helping clients walking through transition. I also work with those who feel "stuck" in life and could use some help creating practical goals to move forward. I believe healing happens in authentic relationship. This means that I strive to be fully present with my clients and work to help them feel comfortable enough to be fully present with me, as well. I recognize that the first step to a better life is often the most difficult. I help my clients with that first step a...

This is Helen Bleicher'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, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Helen Jackson Bleicher and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska, a Licensed mental health counselor in Iowa, and a registered play therapist. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and my play therapy certificate from Kansas City play therapy school. My experience includes working in an inpatient hospital, Private Practice, as well as a therapist in a residential shelter for children. I have worked in Hospice and a grief support center. I earned my Master’s in Organizational Leadersh...

This is Dr. Tawny Chamberlain's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Deciding to change is a difficult choice to make and asking for help in the process can be even more challenging for some. Many times individuals may find themselves stuck or needing assistance with emotional, mental, or social areas of their lives that are holding them back from their full potential. That's where my role as therapist can be beneficial. My philosophy to counseling is to help individuals facilitate positive change in one's life. This is done drawing upon the strengths that an individual already has and at one's own pace. I view counseling as a coll...

This is Dr. Jessica Gasser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a clinical psychologist with over six years of experience working with a ride variety of clients. I graduated from Wright State University School of Professional Psychology in Dayton, Ohio where I was trained to work with people with various and complex presenting needs. Many of the people I have worked with are coping with severe mental health issues, while others just need support coping with current situational stressors, like the ending of a relationship or changes in their work or school situation. My treatment focused is based on the most important a...

This is Lisa Meek'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, 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 Craig Caspari's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,CMFT,MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a non-judgmental environment, in which people can work toward creating preferred changes in their lives. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by training and am experienced in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Among my areas of specialization are the treatment of couple relationship difficulties, p...

This is Kat Nydam Olivier'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, 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 Christina Wassenhove'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,LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor with 3 years experience working in community mental health. I have worked with adults who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship concerns. I have experience with military and veterans, and I have also worked with offenders who are having a hard time reintegrating back into the community. My approach is very eclectic; I like to tailor to each individual client based on what your needs are at the time. I also understand that needs change over time, and I always make sure that I a...

This is Sarah Garcia'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I have 13 years’ experience in social services, including 7 years engaged in adolescent, adult, couples and family therapy. During that time, I’ve seen first-hand the impact depression, anxiety and trauma can have on child development, marriages, parenting and interpersonal skills in general. My approach to helping improve the connections in your life starts with understanding your needs in a safe, judgement-free environment. Then I implement a personalized, strengths-based solution that helps you achieve your therapy goals. I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral The...

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 51503 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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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Council Bluffs, Iowa can serve:

51501, 51502, 51503