This is Lindsay DeMarlie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. I have extensive training in trauma, both with trauma occurring in childhood, such as ...

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

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I graduated with my MSW in social work in 2003 from University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to move the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I grew up in the Midwest and am an Iowa Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I love nature, I ride a motorcycle and live life to the fullest. I have great kids/grandchildren, and 2 dogs that I adore. I have extensive working knowledge and experience working with children, families, individuals and couples in a variety of scopes. I have a specialization in forensic populations which ties my criminal justice degrees to therapy track as well. Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe stuck and having issues on where life leads you next, I can assist wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

Hello, I am Michael Schueller, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. I earned my graduate degree (MS) at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland. I was born and raised in Iowa but spent several years living in the Baltimore area when I was in school. I returned to Iowa when I finished my degree. I provide a variety of counseling techniques based on the issues of each client. I have worked with adolescents and adults from a variety of age groups. Most of my experience is working with clients with anxiety issues, job stress and relationship is...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Good job! You are already taking your first step to helping yourself. I am warm and inviting with various things to look at (if you choose video sessions), items to fidget with (you’ll find out when we work together), and of course me to talk to. I use various techniques like REBT, CBT and ACT (and others) which are forms of therapy, however most of my clients state “we are just talking, or wow you are really good at this.” I let them know it’s not me: I am simply “reframing” what you; my future has stated to me back to you in a non-judging way. You hear it f...

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

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with over 5 years experience working with children, teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, anger management and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines several therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused. I will tailor our conversations and create individualized treatment plan to meet your speci...

This is Cassi Stark's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 17

I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner licensed in Nebraska and Iowa with over 17 years of experience working as counselor. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and adjustment issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating others with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral and person centered. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and speci...

This is Becky Olson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,EMDR Certified
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! I am Becky and I’ve been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for 7 years and clinical supervisor for the last 3 years. My therapy approach is supportive and empathetic. I believe in meeting people where they are at and then moving forward together! I have experience in working with individuals and families with a variety of life’s difficulties such as depression, anxiety, trauma, family discord, and individuals who are going through major life changes. The approaches I use most are cognitive-behavioral therapy, client-centered therapy, and am a...

This is Caitlin Silveira's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders
Years of Experience: 9

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa and Massachusetts with nearly 10 years of experience working with adults, teenagers, and couples. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and PTSD, transitional and phase of life issues, career challenges, self esteem related cocerns and eating disorders. My counseling style is warm, interactive, and authentic. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, meeting people where they are at in their journey towar...

This is Meghan Baldridge's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! My name is Meghan Baldridge. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL with a Master's degree in Social Work in 2010. I am originally from Illinois and I now live in Iowa with my husband and our two children. I have worked in nonprofit agencies as an outpatient therapist with many different clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I have had the opportunity to interact with individuals struggling with trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, family conf...

This is Leona Childs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

Seeking help can be one of the most difficult things to do. If you're seeking counseling services, you probably recognize things aren't working, you're stuck, hopeless, and/or maybe you don't know where to go from here. You might be numb or feel like everything is too much. Your experiences are important and valid, but it can be hard to see that after dealing with it alone for so long. You want to live your life without this bringing you down. I believe people deserve to have a safe and compassionate space where they can be heard, understood, and heal. We wil...

This is Patricia Miller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

If you are reading this bio, you're looking for some support, help, healing, guidance or just someone who is very good at listening. I have been a professional clinical counselor for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a behavioral health professional, I excelled in business leadership in a variety of fields. I have lived in the southern states and mid-west states my entire life. My approach to helping others is positive, encouraging, solution focused, problem solving and crafted to meet the individual client need. The value and benefit of engaging in a trusting, c...

This is Linda Dollen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Im Linda Dollen a Mental Health Therapist, a nationally certified counselor and a long time licensed foster parent. My experience has been with all ages from children, adolescents, and adult/couples. I use a combination of cognitive behavioral and person centered and supportive application exploring the solutions related to individual challenges in daily living.

This is Steven Sullivan's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Hello, my name is Steven Sullivan, MSW, LISW. I am a licensed independent social worker in Iowa with 20-years’ experience in both the outpatient and inpatient mental health environments. My focus is supporting those with a wide range of mental health issues (Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, Delusional, OCD, Panic, Social, Dependent, Paranoia, etc.) or familial challenges, motivational issues, work burnout, personal struggles, or any of a myriad of life circumstances that may have become overwhelming/ difficult to manage. It is ...

This is Aunna Strutzenberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have experience working with adults with a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, depression, substance use, domestic violence, workplace stress, etc. My therapy style focuses on providing clients with support and challenging them to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in meeting people where they are at, providing a safe place for all, and being present. I believe it’s important for each person to have goals and sessions tailored to their individual needs. I look forward to mee...

This is Karyn Lockerman-Elliott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BSW, MS, MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am a therapist licensed to practice in Florida, Illinois, and Iowa. I have 15 + years of experience in issues from depression, anxiety, gender identity, same-sex relationships, alternative relationships, trauma and abuse, and family issues. My therapeutic style is warm and is taken from Humanistic /Client Centered Theory, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy; Trauma Focused Therapy; Mindfulness Theory, and Reality Therapy. I have 57+ hours post-masters in Gender Studies and believe all peoples should live their lives fully and understand how to make their uniq...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Dr. Jill Hackley is a Licensed Psychologist. She is licensed in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Minnesota and Nebraska. She is an Iowa Health Services Provider with diverse clinical experiences. She obtained her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. She obtained a Master’s Degree from Drake University in Community Counseling. She uses a variety of treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Dr. Hackley’s areas of focus include anxiety, depression, adoption/attachment, foster care...

This is Jenny Infanger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Utah, Iowa and Kansas (pending). I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, attachment, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I might be a good fit for clients looking for a therapist who is familiar with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, though you do not have to be a member of that faith to work with me. My therapy style is empathetic and collaborative. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, attachment, acceptance commitment and dialectical behavioral therapy....

This is Alice Rock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Polk City, Iowa (Polk City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hi. I have many years of doing substance abuse counseling in a hospital setting in Iowa. I have also worked as a school counselor with grades K - 8, I have taught Psychology courses on the college level and am familiar with all aspects of counseling theories and brain development. The college course I enjoyed teaching the most is "Wellness." This course discussed all aspects of both physical and mental health, which, of course are connected. I incorporate wellness and long-term balance in my counseling sessions.

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk City, or elsewhere in the Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk 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 4 weeks).


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 Polk City offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging 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 Polk City therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 4428 people in the city of Polk 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. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 50226 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 Polk City, couples counseling in Polk City, family conflict therapy in Polk 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 Polk 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 Polk City, Iowa can serve:

50226