In life, there are storms you need to handle, and they can come in succession. Depression can feel like a storm, and so can a big life change. When you don’t know what to do with your life, it can feel like an even bigger storm. In a situation such as that, a counselor based in Iowa City can help you. 

Iowa City has seen its share of storms. In 2006, tornadoes hit the city, and in 2008, there was a great flood. However, the city braved the storms and has persevered. By braving your own storms, you can come out stronger. 

This is Deborah Pogel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Lisa Kim's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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...

This is Lindsay DeMarlie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Lisa Watson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor in the states of Nebraska, Colorado and Iowa. My experience began while serving in the USAF, in California, providing care to service members and their families struggling with Post Traumatic Stress, Anxiety, Substance Abuse and difficulty adjusting to military life. As my experience has expanded since leaving service, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals living with Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorders and Severe Depression. My counsel...

This is Emmily Weldon's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Ashley Paulson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,NCC,CHt
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling in 2012. I have helped clients with a variety of issues in different therapeutic settings over the past several years. I have counseled children, adolescents, and adults as well as provided individual, group, and family therapy. I have experience in working with clients with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, parenting issues, relational problems, and trauma. I provide a compassionate and accepting space for clie...

This is Pamela Osborne's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience in the areas of adoption, depression, grief and loss, relationship issues, work issues, family relationships and parenting. I am licensed in Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Florida and am here to help you with whatever you may be struggling with right now. Everyone has times that seem more difficult and reaching out for help can seem overwhelming, scary and like you are giving up on being able to solve the problem yourself. I provide non-judgemental support to help you explore your curr...

This is Heather Carlson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have 8 years of experience working with clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and supporting clients through life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approa...

This is Anne  Jessen 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and have had this title since 2011. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently a PhD Candidate at Capella University, in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. I am working on the last part of my program, my dissertation. I greatly enjoy helping others, and working together with clients to assist them in achieving their goals and reaching their highest potential. I understand tha...

This is Amber Wilson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Rebecca Lewis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! I am so proud of you for reaching out for help. I know that is a very difficult step. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the best way to work through counseling. Building the foundation of trust and unconditional positive regard, in my experience, promotes the most change and creates a safe space for my clients. I believe in being your authentic self instead of using a mask that is presented to others. I have been working in the mental health field for seven years and I have worked with a wide variety of concerns such as de...

This is Kristin Bowers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Laura Kinney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW,LMHP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

My name is Laura Kinney. These are trying times. You deserve support; it's never been a better time to reach out. You CAN heal! I work primarily with survivors of trauma, childhood emotional abuse/neglect, and/or narcissistic abuse. I believe anxiety and depression (and emotions in general) are messengers, showing us where we have not yet come in contact with our authentic self, where we have trauma, where we have old wounds, and where our current day to day lives are out of balance. Mine is an eclectic approach that involves examining early life and fa...

This is Megan Ries's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help. I want to be here to support and empower you on your journey I am mental health therapist licensed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa with over 12 years of experience. I graduated from Winona State University with a Masters in Community Counseling and a minor in Chemical Dependency. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, LGBT/identity concerns, addictions, trauma, grief, and abuse. I have also worked with people through life t...

This is Joleen Crook's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Dr. Tawny Chamberlain's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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. Amanda  Johnson 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I earned my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of New York in Buffalo in 2010. My treatment approach is integrative including: cognitive behavioral, person centered, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness based approaches, and creative therapies. My areas of interest include: PTSD, grief, chronic pain, gender/cultural issues, and mood disorders. I have worked at VA medical centers, college counseling centers, and community mental health centers. I like to get to know each client I work with and help them to find the best treatment plan to fit t...

This is Leah Pavela-Mullins's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-ET
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know...

This is Christina Wassenhove's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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...

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

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

With more than 74398 people in the city of Iowa City, 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 52245 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 Iowa City, couples counseling in Iowa City, family conflict therapy in Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, 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 Iowa City, Iowa can serve:

52240, 52242, 52243, 52244, 52245, 52246