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Deanna Kozlowski

Offering therapy in IA
License: MA,LISW
Stress, AnxietyAnger managementSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
15 years of experience

2016 Independent Private Practitioner 2015 Member of Academy of Cognitive Therapy 2015 Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in state of Iowa 2013 Hospital Social Worker 2011 Licensed Clinical Social Worker in state of Illinois 2006 Licensed School Social Worker 2006 Graduated The University of Chicago with Masters in Social Work with specialization in Clinical Social Work and School Social Work 2002 Graduated Eastern Illinois University with Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Community Health · I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and Certified Cognitive Therapist with The Academy of Cognitive Therapy. I have been working in the mental health field for over 15 years. My history of working in the behavioral health field includes working with individuals, families and groups in mental health agencies, schools, hospitals and private practice settings. I have had formal training in several different types of evidence-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I provide services for individuals and families with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, anger management, obsessive-compulsive disorder and issues with body image. My approach to therapy is integrative and tailored to the needs of the individual. My goal as a therapist is to build strong, supportive therapeutic relationships, while creating an environment where clients can feel comfortable and understood. I believe in my client's abilities to gain skills and insight to aid in positive change and growth, leading to enhanced quality of life.

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Katie Ladd

Offering therapy in IA
License: LISW,LMHP
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemCompassion fatigue
7 years of experience

Are you or your child struggling with a recent change? Most stress and challenges in life originate from an internal or external disconnection somewhere along the journey. My mission is to provide support for children and adults by helping others reconnect with themselves, with their priorities, their values and their loved ones. A primary goal is to be able to perceive change as a part of life. I have provided outpatient therapy for over 8 years as a clinical social worker and mental health therapist. I am trained in play therapy and trauma informed modalities, as well as early childhood social skills and challenging behaviors in children. Currently I am ONLY able to provide video &/or phone sessions for the initial session and then on an occasional frequency thereafter, meaning that the majority of sessions would be through the Live Chat Text modality. If you believe that this sounds like a good fit, please reach out today to start the next chapter in your journey.

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Adre Roberts-Labuhn

Offering therapy in IA
License: LMFT
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
7 years of experience

Hello! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist, working in Iowa since 2014. I specialize in relationships and behavioral issues. I have worked with a crisis program for the last 3 years. In my practice, I have worked with a wide range of mental health concerns such as life transitions, parenting, anxiety and depression. I have specialized training with crisis and sexuality, as well as trauma and abuse. I have worked with LGBTQ+ and grief. I believe that therapy is a support to collaborate to make changes that will enhance your life. If you are ready to begin working to empower yourself, I am here to help. I am non-judgmental, and will be compassionate while we work together to develop skills to move you forward in your journey. I look forward to working with you!

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Loretta Mitvalsky

Offering therapy in IA
License: LISW
Parenting issuesSelf esteemCoping with life changesADHD
16 years of experience

Welcome! I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW) in the glorious state of Iowa. Actually, I am a transplant from sunny Southern California, however, I now call this place home. I am a woman of color with lots of life experiences that I believe have shaped and molded me to "better help" others who are struggling with life's expected and unexpected transitions, and those who are just trying to figure out how to live their best life in this crazy world! My therapy style is adaptable and I shift my approach to meet my client's needs. I can also approach issues from a Christ-Centered focus, as I have a strong foundation in the bible and have my own personal faith journey. If you are not a spiritual type of person, I am also able to use therapy models without trying to convert you. I like to use ACT, CBT, Solution-Focused, and Family Systems therapy models, and I also enjoy mixing in some IFS and narrative styles. I do believe we all have the resources within ourselves to heal. You probably can't tell in this short paragraph that I've struggled to write, but I do have a sense of humor and a relaxed style, yet I am focused and professional. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and B.S. in Criminal Justice Administration. I have worked 16 years as a School Social Worker and work with families and children with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, and other developmental delays. I am venturing back into clinical therapy because I really enjoy working with others who have a desire to change, to develop more insight, and to build problem solving skills that extend beyond their present circumstance.

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Jonathan Hart

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

I believe that one of the bravest things you can do in life is to take the time to share and understand your own story. Taking that first step toward change can cause some anxiety and stress, but the second you walk through the door, or enter the online session, you’ve already proven that you have the courage it takes to make that change a reality. My greatest joy as a therapist is having the privilege to help others find their inner strengths and overlooked talents, and I believe that you really do deserve to wake up each day excited for new possibilities. Whether you’re just starting therapy or searching for new perspective, I welcome the opportunity to hear your story and to help you find new reasons for hope and a fresh outlook. You are the expert when it comes to your story, and you should be the one making the decisions. I specialize in anxiety, depression, adult ADHD, grief, and trauma, though my client base covers a variety of issues. Cognitive behavioral therapy is my focus, but I tailor my treatments and approaches to each client’s specific needs. You are your greatest asset, and I would be honored to be along for the journey.

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Ngnoron Yapo

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseAnger managementSelf esteemDepression
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Nebraska with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and 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. 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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Erica Reschly

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietySelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changesADHD
10 years of experience

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker based in Iowa with extensive experience in providing direct mental health and behavioral counseling to adults who grapple with an array of challenges, such as ADHD, LGBTQ+ related issues, depression, anxiety, and complex trauma. I firmly believe that life should be more than just a daily struggle. Experiencing ADHD or the unique challenges of being "neurospicy" can make it seemingly impossible to meet your goals. Navigating through depression, anxiety, or carrying the weight of shame-based experiences related to experiences of being 'different' or 'other,' along with past traumas, can lead to a roller-coaster of emotions, persistent apprehension, a sense of disconnection, distress, and bewilderment. No matter how overwhelming things feel in this moment, we can chart a path towards greater empowerment, tranquility, and happiness in your life. I am well-versed in Internal Family Systems (IFS), mindfulness, a holistic mind-body approach (TEB), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing. I skillfully weave these approaches to support you in harmonizing your mind, body, and life with your inner wisdom and innate knowledge. Over the years, I've had the privilege of working with numerous clients, both individually and in group settings, to assist them in shedding shame-based narratives, embracing their strengths and inner power, and accomplishing their diverse goals. These aspirations may encompass gaining insight, enlightenment, enhancing relationships, pursuing a fulfilling career, or other personal ambitions. I wholeheartedly believe you are the expert in your own life and in your innate capacity to surmount the challenges you are presently confronting. It takes a lot of strength and courage to move towards a happier, more fulfilling life. If you are ready to take that next step, I am here to support and empower you.

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Jennifer Ruden

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
11 years of experience

I am licensed in Iowa with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. 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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Kennethya Smith-Johnson

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietyGriefSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
3 years of experience

I am licensed in Iowa with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. 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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James Hibma

Offering therapy in IA
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesAnger managementCareer difficultiesDepression
32 years of experience

I am licensed in Iowa with 32 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, anger management, & career difficulties. 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. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

How to find counseling in Peosta

Finding the best therapist close by in Peosta can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Peosta. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Peosta, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Peosta or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Peosta area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Peosta, elsewhere in Dubuque, or in the greater state of Iowa.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Peosta area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Peosta therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Peosta due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Peosta may not take health insurance, some 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 or clinicians throughout the state of Iowa you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Peosta, Iowa working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Peosta above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Peosta helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Peosta therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Peosta therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

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 you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, 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 Peosta 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 may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in IA, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 52068 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Peosta counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. 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 learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists 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 feedback and advice. A Peosta licensed clinical social worker 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 mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Peosta, Iowa can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Peosta has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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

Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

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

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:

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