This is Deborah Pogel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Deborah Pogel, and I'm a licensed psychotherapist in Iowa. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. I approach psychotherapy from the view point that we humans don't fully know our own hearts and minds. The things we don't know about ourselves still impact our lives and our relationships. They can limit us and cause us pain. There is value in coming to know our hearts and minds more fully because it gives us the option to be able to do things differently. It of...

This is Lisa Childers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the a...

This is Kelly Bellis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. ...

This is Traci Kent's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, 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...

This is Jeffrey Randall's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5 years postgraduate experience as a mental health therapist. I have worked with children, teens, transition aged youth, adults, and families across many areas of social work including: disability services, HIV/AIDS, juvenile detention, youth homelessness, public schools, fitness coaching, primary care and community mental health clinics. As a therapist, I rely on client centered, attachment based, solution-focused approaches to help clients gain a greater understanding of the strengths and struggles that have brought...

This is Karla White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been practicing mental health therapy for more than 15 YEARS. I have earned a Masters of Science in Community Counseling degree from Eastern Illinois University. I currently work in private practice in addition to working online with Betterhelp. I believe that ANIMALS are a great benefit to our mental health. I use ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY in my office location. I work with a certified facility dog named Sheldon, to help clients feel comforted during sessions. I enjoy hearing about client experie...

This is Debra Younger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): BSN, MAPC, MAR
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

Greetings, I am pleased and excited that you have decided to consider me as a possible partner in your journey of discovery, growth, and healing and I look forward to having the opportunity to work with you. My name is Debra Younger. I have the claim to fame of being a 4th generation Californian, though I currently live in New Mexico, and I am blessed to be able to partner with my animal-assisted therapy dog Shiloh in my face to face clinical practice. I have been a professional therapist for 8 years, and a Life Coach and Pastoral Counselor for 12 year...

This is Michael Schueller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, 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...

This is Gilonda B's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMFT,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

Life challenges do not discriminate. When they enter your life the struggle is the same. It does not matter race, culture, class, or age the stress is the same. As a therapist, I believe each client struggling with challenges has a story to tell and needs a non-judgmental listening ear. The story of life brings a variety of fears, expectations, victories, losses, feelings of grief, and possibilities for making new meanings. Challenges not only affect the individual, but also impacts intimate relationships, families, and communities. Both mental and physical healt...

This is Caitlin Silveira's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, 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 Giovanni Demezier's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hi my name is Giovanni Demezier and I have been a mental health counselor for 3 years. My main philosophy is rooted in self awareness. My role is to help you have a better understanding of yourself as we work together to meet your goals. My counseling style is cognitive-behavioral therapy. In conjunction with various other areas, I specialize in behavioral change. We work to establishing values , implementing positive self-talk, and reinforcing new positive behaviors. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It take...

This is Tonya Randolph's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,Certified School Counselor,Telehealth Certified
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Anger management
Years of Experience: 3

I am currently a certified school counselor and I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Louisiana for the last 3 years. I have over 12 years of experience working with children and families as a school counselor. I have had specialized training in play therapy, bully prevention, applied suicide intervention training (ASIST), and currently hold a tele-mental health certification. I have previously operated a domestic violence crisis line, provided anger management classes for students and parents, and was the coordinator of an afterschool program fo...

This is Marla Hummel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CEAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

My name is Marla Hummel. I graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters in Counseling from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, client-centered, and motivational interviewing. I have experience working with individuals struggling with negative self-talk, low self-esteem, depression, mood instability, substance use, irrational thought processes, anxiety, history of trauma, identity development, attachment issues, grief and loss, elder care issues and concerns i...

This is Alyssa Petersen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPC-MH, LAC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” (Joshua J. Marine) Everybody struggles with the challenges of life and everyone deserves a full and fruitful life. I am committed to facing these challenges with you and walking along side you to create the life that you deserve. I am trained in working with adolescents, adults, and families who struggle with substance abuse and dependence, depression, anxiety, postpartum anxiety and depression and personality disorders. I am also certified to work with those individu...

This is Dr. Daniel Ephraim  Pott-Pepperman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D., LP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Bipolar disorder, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 13

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

This is Carmen Caruso's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health therapist (LMHC) licensed in Iowa with several years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. My experiences in this career path has lead me to work with clients with a wide range of presenting issues such as anxiety, anger management, grief and loss, depression, trauma, processing trauma, relationship obstacles and more. I am trained in EMDR and am currently working towards a greater understanding and certification in Internal Family Systems training (IFS). My approach to each of my clients is based off of the individua...

This is Michael Elland's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,IADC,MSCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi. I'm a mental health and addictions therapist working in Iowa. I have both focuses as many times these symptoms occur together and I wanted the skills to treat all areas of distress a client may have. I use CBT and motivational interviewing skills with most clients; but also am trained in DBT and EMDR therapy as well. I have been a therapist for 3 years, with several additional years of experience in the a behavioral health inpatient as a staff worker prior to moving to a therapist role. I find that humor and pop culture references help to make therapy more...

This is Rochelle Rheingans's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 9

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed in the state of Minnesota. I have been in private practice for 8 years now. Clients I have worked with have diagnoses from depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders and personality disorders to name a few. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. My counseling style varies depending on each individual client. I make every attempt to treat clients as a whole person, not to divide a person's life challenges as separate from the person. This is help...

This is Jann Strutzenberg's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, 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!

This is Courtney  Jennings's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Waukee, Iowa (Waukee, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LMHC, MCAP
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome to your first step toward flourishing! Saying yes to counseling may be one of the healthiest gifts you can give yourself. I'm Courtney. Thank you for considering me for your journey! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Florida and Iowa) and Master Certified Addiction Professional (Florida). I have been a professional counselor for 15 years. I have a person-centered approach to counseling. The relationship and connection we develop is the most valuable tool we can utilize. Let's pursue your goals and your healing together. A bit nervous a...

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

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Waukee 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 Waukee' 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 Waukee, or elsewhere in the Dallas 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 Waukee 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 Waukee 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 Waukee, 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 Waukee 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 Waukee 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, Waukee 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 Waukee, 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 Waukee therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 19284 people in the city of Waukee, 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 50263 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 Waukee 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 Waukee, Iowa can serve:

50263

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 Waukee' 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 "Waukee'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 Waukee, 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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