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 Jill Lehmann-Bauer'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, ACSW, CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse

I am an independently licensed social worker providing services and have been in private practice for the last year. I completed my Masters of Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005. My areas of expertise include lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning concerns, post traumatic stress disorder and Veteran specific needs, depression, grief, anxiety, and addiction. Much of my career has been dedicated to providing individual therapy and coordinating clinical programming in federal and non-profit settings. I rely heavily on a perso...

This is Shannon Dameron'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, 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...

This is Natalie Erdahl'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,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I have over eight years experience working in the mental-health field. I enjoy working with teens, couples and individuals in therapy. Mental Health can be elusive, and it can affect every aspect of your presence from significant relationships, family life, and work. Most importantly it can distort how you see your reality. By building a supportive therapeutic relationship, we can create a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, learn new skills, and enhance relationships, which can lead to a more satisfying life. I like to work ...

This is Shantel Pausley'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,RPT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Although your journey may be difficult, you do not have to endure it alone. There may come a time, that a gentle, caring, hand is needed to make life’s journey more enjoyable, comfortable and manageable. My hope is to help you in your life journey by cultivating insights through self-discovery. Every person is different, and your counseling experience will be tailored to meet your individualized needs and goals. As a counselor, I want to empower you to fulfill your potential through restoring wholeness. Counseling is a very personal relationship in which ...

This is Jessica Lowe'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,LMHP,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

Welcome! My name is Jessica Lowe and I am thankful that you are taking the opportunity to learn more about yourself and work towards living your best life. I know that this is not an easy step. I am eager to learn from you as we work together to address your concerns. I believe in working in partnership with clients, utilizing their strengths to help sort out challenges and achieve goals. I believe it's important to identify all aspects of an individual’s life that impact their well-being including their physical health, support systems including family and frie...

This is Emily Minear'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
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.

This is Alyssa Prohaski'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, 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...

This is Amy Louis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, 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 Jill Wonder'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,RPT-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa and have been working as a therapist for seven years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of life obstacles including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief, suicidal and self-harm behaviors and ADHD. My counseling style is accepting and caring. I do not believe in labeling individuals. I use an approach that is based on the needs of my clients which my include CBT, EMDR, solution focused and mindfulness. I believe it is important to tailor therapy to meet your needs and ...

This is Dr. James Allington's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

Dr. James (Jim ) Allington has a terminal Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Austin Peay State University, studied at Mithogskolan (Mid-Sweden) Universities, and earned a Psy.D. (doctorate) in Clinical Psychology from Spalding University. Dr. Allington trained in community mental health locations, forensic settings, and completed postdoctoral positions with both Purdue University and Iowa State University. He has practical experience gained from working in private practice, university counseling centers, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and was...

This is Cynthia Boyle'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hi. My name is Cindy and I am a licensed mental health counselor and national certified counselor. I have had a private practice for 12+ years where I provide individual, couple and group counseling. I am a former president of the Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association and am active with a number of other professional counseling organizations. I began my counseling work in addictions treatment, with a particular emphasis on treating the family system. I also have specialized in working with children and adults on the autism spectrum. My training as a mental ...

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

HI! I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas as well as an Iowa licensed mental health counselor. 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 including anxiety/stress, depression, trauma/abuse, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue and co-occurring chemical dependency. My counseling style is person centered. You will be respected and empowered to reach your goals and desires. I bring a somatic approach to my sessions...

This is Rae Lynne Chase'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a LISW licensed in Iowa with over 4 years of experience working as a mental health and substance use therapist and an additional 9 years of experience in the social work field. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-image and confidence, parenting concerns and ADHD. I have also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I believe in order to therapy to be successful, the relationship has to...

This is Rachel Swanson'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,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...

This is Jennifer Dougherty'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,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Iowa with 15 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, communication issues, post-traumatic stress disorder, trauma, social phobias, chronic health issues including chronic pain, self-esteem, gender dysphoria, and marital difficulties. I am board certified as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). My therapy style is warm, welco...

This is Kirsten Ludwig'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, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa with 24 years of experience working as a mental health therapist. I've had 2 years of providing in-home family therapy where I learned a lot about family system and solution focused theories, as well as utilizing them with the families I worked with. I then worked two years at an outpatient community behavioral health center, that provided me with many opportunities to work with a variety of people with different backgrounds including, their socio-economic status, race, age, sexual orientation, gender, religious...

This is Jenifer Regennitter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,MSEd
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 22

Hello! My name is Jenifer, and I am a licensed therapist in both Illinois and Iowa. I have a Masters of Science in Education in Counseling and a Bachelors degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. I have worked as a Masters-level clinician in behavioral health since 2000, and have experience working in virtually every level of care--from residential, to inpatient, to outpatient, to community mental health. This has given me the opportunity to work with individuals at various levels in their mental health journey. I see adults of any (or no) spiritu...

This is Cody Bonertz'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, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I have been a license mental health counselor for almost 10 years in Iowa and Nebraska. I have worked with numerous populations including children and teens as well as adults and individuals who need treatment for substance abuse. Throughout all of these experiences I have learned to work with a variety of concerns that clients bring including depression, anxiety, family conflict, finding direction for life goals, and much more. I also have experience working with individuals who have traumatic backgrounds. My therapy style is inviting and I do my best to ma...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Iowa City, Iowa (Iowa City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 12

I have a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with a special emphasis in neuropsychology and forensic psychology. I am licensed in the state of Iowa and I have worked in it for 13 years. In the time I have practiced in Iowa, I worked with patients with depressive and anxiety symptoms, using an approach to assist patients to identify their current methods of exacerbating emotional problems, such as constant verbalization of their worries. An approach that helps patients to select methods of reducing depressive and anxiety symptoms from their brainstorm-generate...

This is Sara Irwin'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,LMHP,LADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed mental health and substance use therapist in Nebraska with over 7 years of experience in the field. I graduated from Creighton University in 2008 with a Master's degree in Community Counseling. I have worked with all ages on various issues including substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, depression, relationship issues, grief, parenting struggles, stress management, and poor impulse control. In addition, to my dual credentials I am also trained as a certified Clinical Trauma Professional. My therapeutic style is based on being genuine and und...

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 52244 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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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 Iowa City, Iowa can serve:

52240, 52242, 52243, 52244, 52245, 52246