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 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 Craig Caspari'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,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 Michelle Hankins'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,LBSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

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

This is Karla White'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,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been practicing mental health therapy for more than 15 YEARS. I have earned a Masters of Science in Community Counseling degree from Eastern Illinois University. I currently work in private practice in addition to working online with Betterhelp. I believe that ANIMALS are a great benefit to our mental health. I use ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY in my office location. I work with a certified facility dog named Sheldon, to help clients feel comforted during sessions. I enjoy hearing about client experie...

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...

This is Michelle Hoff's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,NCC,CCATP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a Iowa and Illinois Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and National Certified Counselor. I am a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional. I am a member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and American Association of Christian Counselors. I have been working in the mental health field for over 5 years now and doing clinical work for over two years. I have worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I have experienced with helping individuals who suffer with depression, anxiety, addiction, family dynamic issues,...

This is Christine Topping's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Iowa with 8 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals of all age ranges. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life stressors, grief and loss and ADHD. I also helped many divorced couples with co-parenting , and I have completed training for PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Training). My therapy style is welcoming of all concerns without judgement. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensiti...

This is Crystal Morton'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 (Nebraska),LMHC (Iowa) ,LADC (Nebraska)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I completed my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services/Management in 2012 from the University of Phoenix. I earned my Master of Science degree in Clinical Counseling in 2016 from Bellevue University in Nebraska. I have worked in a variety of mental and behavioral health venues, including at-risk and detained youth as a support specialist, a mental health crisis responder, outpatient therapist, and intensive in-home therapist. My recent primary focus has been on behavioral modification, therapeutic skills building with implementation and practice, and r...

This is Lisa Raney'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, 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 Janice  Marr'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, 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...

This is Sarah Gallagher'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
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 TJ  (Tanya) Gorman'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,LADC,CDGC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am TJ Gorman and I have been working as a therapist since 2001. However, I have worked in the field of mental health for over 20 years. I began working in inpatient mental health as an intake worker and then worked with the homeless providing case management and outreach. I started my counseling profession in the field of substance abuse and gambling. After completing my masters degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Drake University in 2007, I continued to enhance my therapy skills and furthered my knowledge in trauma. While at a large non-pro...

This is Katie Strub'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,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 Gilonda B's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Life challenges do not discriminate. When they enter your life the struggle is the same. It does not matter race, culture, class, or age the stress is the same. As a therapist, I believe each client struggling with challenges has a story to tell and needs a non-judgmental listening ear. The story of life brings a variety of fears, expectations, victories, losses, feelings of grief, and possibilities for making new meanings. Challenges not only affect the individual, but also impacts intimate relationships, families, and communities. Both mental and physical healt...

This is Kathee Foxan'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, 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 Stacey Richard-Baal'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, 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 Teresa Wilkinson'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
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 - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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...

This is Lynne Adams'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, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Throughout life we all are faced with challenges. How we overcome these life challenges and experiences help shape us as people. Often there are times the obstacles we face can feel so overwhelming that we can not see the solutions. I believe we all hold the answers to resolving life's challenges inside of us. I view my role as supporting people through the process of facing difficult life events, guiding them to uncovering the solutions and working together to overcome these obstacles. My main goal is to assist my clients in attaining balance, strength, a health...

This is Brenden Troster'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,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Minnesota with 6 years of experience working as a therapist, and 22 years of experience working as a coach. I am also a current Ph.D. student in Developmental Psychology. I have accumulated a wide range of experience working with a diverse clientele. I have worked in school based mental health, addiction treatment, and residential treatment for children and teens. I have also worked in an outpatient setting treating severe and persistent mental illness. I have worked with children and teens that have had severe trau...

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 52243 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