This is Heather Carlson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,MA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Welcome! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa. I have 8 years of experience working with clients. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, and supporting clients through life changes. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approa...

This is Stephanie Frey's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. I have practiced therapy for approximately 5 years, and have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, self harming behaviors, relationships, motivation, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work toge...

This is Craig Caspari's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,CMFT,MBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a non-judgmental environment, in which people can work toward creating preferred changes in their lives. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by training and am experienced in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Among my areas of specialization are the treatment of couple relationship difficulties, p...

This is Kristilee (Kristi) Cappaert's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I have over five years of counseling experience in Illinois and Iowa. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, marital, life balance and job stress. Throughout my clinical career, I have worked with all different populations from children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Deciding to get therapy can be a scary and I commend you on taking the first step and I look forward to working wit...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story 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 Jennifer Van Fosson-Roelfs's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story 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, ...

This is Becky Olson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story 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 - Story City, Iowa (Story 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 Leah Kramer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a client centered, trauma focused therapist who would love to get to know you and your story. I love being able to help people achieve their goals and heal from their pasts. I got my MSW at Virginia Commonwealth University and now live in Iowa with my family (pets and humans). I currently work in a crisis center full time. I am excited to engage with longer term therapy here at Betterhelp. My specialties include: anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma, and attachment. I am trained in motivational interviewing, EMDR, DBT, CBT, TF-CBT, solutions foc...

This is Dawna Heil's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

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...

This is Cody Bonertz's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story 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...

This is Tahlia Robinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 9

Brene Brown once said, “Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.” I respect the strength it takes to reach out for help, especially when you are feeling overwhelmed by life. As a therapist, I don’t see myself as the expert on your life, but someone who can hold space for your experiences, provide support, look at situations objectively and offer tools and coping skills to work through emotions. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and I am licensed in Nebraska and Iowa. I have worked in community mental health, an inpatient psychiatric h...

This is Devin Barth's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

I am currently licensed as an LMHC in the state of Iowa. For the last 3 years, I have been serving clients ranging in age from 3 to 80, with primary focus on individuals 13-40. I look to offer a therapeutic approach that is inclusive, non-judgmental, and welcoming. I do this through use of various techniques in an eclectic approach using CBT, DBT, Narrative therapy, CPT, Mindfulness, & EFT skills, that seek to meet a client where they are with their individual concerns. I have previous experience with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families and t...

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

I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist since 2010. I have worked with individuals, families, and couples in many of their life challenges. My primary focus is working with individuals who have struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence, LGBTQ and parenting concerns. My experience is not limited in these topics, I have also worked with many individuals who have a wide range of concerns and/or diagnosis. My therapy style is interactive and direct, however I believe that as a client, they should be able to lead ses...

This is Dr. Justine Uselding's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 29

I'm a GenX, old punk rock chick. No BS, no peering at you over my spectacles and making inscrutable comments like "hmmm" and "interesting!" in lieu of actual therapy and potentially helpful suggestions. I give a little pragmatic homework to the people I serve, because I believe that while therapy is important, it's what you do outside the room that really produces lasting change. I've been in practice a long time, am trauma-informed, and nothing shocks me. I am an Iowa licensed clinical psychologist and have conducted psychotherapy for 29 years. I work with ad...

This is Sarah Pellizzari's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 10

Hi! It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with you. My name is Sarah and I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialty areas in Animal Assisted Social Work and Veterinary Social Work. I have been a social worker since 2004, so I have a broad range of experience from case management to emergency crisis services, and have been doing group and individual therapy as a clinical therapist for over 10 years. I’ve worked with young children through adults, and can help provide support as you navigate life issues, or even just be a sounding board when yo...

This is Charles King's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I call myself a geek therapist. What this means is that I am comfortable and conversant in geek culture, and I believe that everyone is a geek about something. I am a 12-year veteran of the US Navy, and I got into counseling on the path to becoming a Chaplain for the military. I have completed the education necessary for chaplaincy, but that is not my calling anymore. I have worked with those in acute psychiatric distress for the past 4 years, with populations from 12 years old and up. My therapeutic focus is on a combination of evidenced based practices. These...

This is Amber McKinney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,LPC-MH,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

I am a licensed mental health therapist with over 10 years experience in the field. I have worked in many settings including inpatient treatment centers for the severely mentally ill, incarceration facilities and drug treatment as well as outpatient treatment in children and families. I have the most experience with couples, families and individuals with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and PTSD. I enjoy finding something that I can relate to with my clients in order to build rapport. I am warm and compassionate and expect you to work as hard on your well...

This is Kelly Muratorri's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): EMDR-Trained
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the states of Oregon and Texas, and a Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) in the state of Iowa. I have four years of experience with in-person and virtual individual, couples, and group counseling. I'm a Navy veteran and I'm married to a Coast Guard veteran. We have an amazing son who has autism, and I am blessed to be able to homeschool him. I am pursuing a Doctorate in Community Care and Counseling with a specialization in trauma from Liberty University. I earned my MS in Professional Counseling from Grand C...

This is Loretta Mitvalsky's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Story City, Iowa (Story City, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 16

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 issu...

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Story City? (How we can help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Story 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Story City' and find the one 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 Story City, or elsewhere in the Story county or state of Iowa.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Story City therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Story City counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 Story 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 Story 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 Story 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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Story City has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Story City, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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 Story City therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 3410 people in the city of Story 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 50248 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Story City therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near or around Story City, Iowa can serve:

50248

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Story City' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Story City's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Story City, Iowa?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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