This is Traci Kent's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi . My name is Traci Kent and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Idaho. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and my Master of Social Work at The University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I have been practicing for thirteen years working primarily with individuals and couples, focusing on issues such as addictions, family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, Motivational interviewing, solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake 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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Stacey and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over six years of experience providing therapy services. Prior to that, I have worked with individuals and families as a behavioral health intervention specialist and a domestic abuse advocate. I primarily work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges and/or struggling with managing emotions, stress, and anger. I received my undergraduate and masters degree in Social Work at the University of South Dakota. My approach to t...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS.Ed,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

I have had the privilege to be a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and provide therapy services for over 2o+ years. I completed my MS.Ed at Southern Illinois and my undergraduate work at the University of Iowa. I am passionate about working with adolescents, adults, families and couples. I believe in using a relationship based, strength driven approach for each individual. I provide a safe and relaxed environment to encourage you to achieve the goals you have identified. I have experience in addressing areas such as depression, grief and loss, crisis management, ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a LISW licensed in Iowa with over 5 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 and/or emotional abuse. My counseling style is collaborative, warm and interactive. I believe in order for therapy to be successful, the relationship has...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I am a licensed mental health counselor with 11 years of experience. I received my BA from Central College in 2004 and my MS in Human Services with specialization in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in 2010. I have been a National Certified Counselor (NCC) since 2010 and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the State of Iowa Board of Behavioral Science since 2013. My therapy approach combines cognitive behavioral and solution focused-strategies with the client’s unique needs in the scope of the client’s biological, psychological, social...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC,NCC, CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

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...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,CMIP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Welcome to Better Help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Mindfulness-Informed Professional (CMIP) based in Iowa with 18 years experience working with people facing various challenges in their life. I have worked with people of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, self esteem, and communication issues. My approach is solution focused, strengths based counseling with a focus on Mindfulness-based strategies. My counseling style is warm and interactive and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Missouri and have been helping individuals seek life solutions for over 10 years. I enjoy helping clients work on a variety of issues but am especially passionate about helping women overcome issues related to anxiety and life changes (relationship, motherhood, menopause, etc). Methods that I have found particularly effective for clients in therapy include but are not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Exposure and Response Preve...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa and Missouri with 5 years experience working in community mental health. I have been fully and independently licensed the past 2 years. I currently work as a private practice therapist in Iowa. I also have experience in domestic and sexual violence advocacy. My primary experience has been with families of children and adolescents, including support to parents experiencing divorce and custody challenges. I have training in TF-CBT, CBT, and DBT which I utilize in working with individua...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,IADC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Hello, My name is Amy Winters and I have been counseling for over 6 years. I provide support while being open minded, kind, funny and caring. I provide a safe and welcoming environment as all are welcome. I have experience working with addiction, adults who suffer from parents with alcohol and drug addictions, depression, anxiety, and survivors of physical, emotional and sexual abuse. I’m culturally committed to educating, empowering and advocating each person’s individual journey. In addition, I have a flexible schedule that includes afternoons and evenings. No...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am an independently licensed therapist licensed in Iowa with over 10 years of experience working with couples, families, and individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD, Bi-Polar, anger management, trauma, cognitive/emotional confusion, and self-identity concerns. I have helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitiv...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

Hello and thank you for considering me as your therapist - I am licensed as an LMHC in Iowa and have 25 years of professional work experience. My approach is one in which I recognize the significance (and courage) of your decision to consider counseling and together, we will seek out solutions that build upon your strengths. I would describe myself as accessible, empathetic, pragmatic, and action-oriented. Therapy by design will challenge anyone to step outside their comfort zone and attempt to reshape their life. Typically, we all seek out similar things in l...

This is Jann Strutzenberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 30

I am licensed in Iowa with 30 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in both Illinois and Iowa and have over 15 years of professional clinical experience. My primary areas of expertise are in the areas of substance use disorders, personality disorders, trauma and mood disorders. I also have a professional passion for the therapeutic work needed to build and maintain healthy relationships and interpersonal connections. My therapeutic style is eclectic, drawing from a mix of therapy styles to individualize the experience to the needs of each client. Additionally, I work to keep each client's unique psychosocial exper...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 24

I am licensed in three states with 24 years of professional work experience. I am a parent and grandparent. I have experience in helping adults, families, parents, and adolescents with a variety of concerns including relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, motivation, self esteem, past trauma and rebuilding confidence. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first ste...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am licensed in Iowa and Illinois with 6 years of professional clinical work experience. I have a Masters of Divinity with 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education and over 15 years of Ministerial/Pastoral Practice. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & dementia caregiver stress. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 37

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with 37 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, motivation, self-esteem, and career difficulties. I also work with people dealing with depression. and those coping with chronic physical illness. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process. I l...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I have approximately 10 years experience assisting people with depression, anxiety, relationships, parenting, careers, abuse, grief/loss, and trauma issues. Life can be difficult to navigate through and no one should feel like they have to do it alone. I have discovered that building a supportive and enthusiastic relationship through therapy, can create a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, develop new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations to lead a more successful life. I believe that within a safe, trust-filled ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Lake City, Iowa (Lake City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 16

I am licensed in Iowa and Nebraska with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, & trauma and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Lake City?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Lake City area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Lake City and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Lake City or elsewhere in Calhoun or the state of Iowa.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Lake City therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Lake City due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Lake City and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Lake City to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Lake City, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Lake City, IA, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 51449 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Lake City:

51449

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.