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LaNeisha Waller
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
As a licensed psychologist, I provide validation, empathy, and support for all of my clients. Using warmth and compassion, I collaborate with clients to facilitate empowerment and acceptance in their lives as they move toward meaningful change.
As a licensed psychologist, I provide validation, empathy, and support for all of my clients. Using warmth and compassion, I collaborate with clients to facilitate empowerment and acceptance in their lives as they move toward meaningful change.
(319) 474-5070 View (319) 474-5070
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Felicia Luz Pope
LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
If you are looking for someone who is caring and compassionate and laid back I am who you are looking for. If you are struggling with anxiety and depression or self harm tendencies I would like to work with you to help teach some coping skills and use an empathetic approach to help you to start feeling better about yourself. I work best with adults but will do EMDR with children.
If you are looking for someone who is caring and compassionate and laid back I am who you are looking for. If you are struggling with anxiety and depression or self harm tendencies I would like to work with you to help teach some coping skills and use an empathetic approach to help you to start feeling better about yourself. I work best with adults but will do EMDR with children.
(319) 214-7591 View (319) 214-7591
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Debra Kay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
People call a psychologist's office when there is a problem, a crisis, something is not working. It isn't the first place you go; it's often a choice of last resort. It's difficult to make the phone call, send the email, commit to a time, and then actually show up. If you are willing to wade through those difficult first steps, it is our job from that point to create an environment of acceptance.
People call a psychologist's office when there is a problem, a crisis, something is not working. It isn't the first place you go; it's often a choice of last resort. It's difficult to make the phone call, send the email, commit to a time, and then actually show up. If you are willing to wade through those difficult first steps, it is our job from that point to create an environment of acceptance.
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Ryan Richard Terribile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for people from all walks of life. Whether is is the rolling back of women's rights, attacks on our LGBTQIA+ communities, the spread of antisemitism, police violence, or attacks on Asian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no wonder that so many people are experiencing anxiety, trauma, and depression. If you have ever felt attacked, judged, or ashamed to be yourself, I would love to help you advocate for your self and find peace in this world.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe space for people from all walks of life. Whether is is the rolling back of women's rights, attacks on our LGBTQIA+ communities, the spread of antisemitism, police violence, or attacks on Asian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, it is no wonder that so many people are experiencing anxiety, trauma, and depression. If you have ever felt attacked, judged, or ashamed to be yourself, I would love to help you advocate for your self and find peace in this world.
(319) 238-7602 View (319) 238-7602
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Jacalyn McCarville
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NBCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
I love providing a safe place for you to explore different patterns of thinking and behaving. It is my belief together we will uncover your strengths and you’ll learn new skills. Skills that will allow you to deal with the challenges that arise in life; how to navigate your feelings, build better behaviors, and relate to your thoughts differently so you can live the life you want. My goal is to help you build emotional resilience so you can eventually leave therapy and manage on your own.
I love providing a safe place for you to explore different patterns of thinking and behaving. It is my belief together we will uncover your strengths and you’ll learn new skills. Skills that will allow you to deal with the challenges that arise in life; how to navigate your feelings, build better behaviors, and relate to your thoughts differently so you can live the life you want. My goal is to help you build emotional resilience so you can eventually leave therapy and manage on your own.
(319) 595-4406 View (319) 595-4406
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Heather Rickels
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
I approach counseling from a strengths-based lens, incorporating elements from acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and narrative therapy. I seek to empower clients by aiding them in identifying their strengths and values, learning new tools, and taking actions to create the life they envision. I aim to co-create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel supported. I hope clients gain self-compassion and hope as they carry these skills outside our sessions.
I approach counseling from a strengths-based lens, incorporating elements from acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and narrative therapy. I seek to empower clients by aiding them in identifying their strengths and values, learning new tools, and taking actions to create the life they envision. I aim to co-create a safe, non-judgmental space where clients feel supported. I hope clients gain self-compassion and hope as they carry these skills outside our sessions.
(319) 220-6439 View (319) 220-6439
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Lisa Matthews
Psychologist, Psy D
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
I BELIEVE... that healing is not always (or rarely) linear, and I meet each individual where they are in their process of healing, identify and build on strengths, and work together to meet their goals. I believe that each individual has the capacity to heal, and my goal is to enter into a therapeutic relationship in which the client feels safe to begin this process.
I BELIEVE... that healing is not always (or rarely) linear, and I meet each individual where they are in their process of healing, identify and build on strengths, and work together to meet their goals. I believe that each individual has the capacity to heal, and my goal is to enter into a therapeutic relationship in which the client feels safe to begin this process.
(319) 332-5747 View (319) 332-5747
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Elizabeth Schachter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
Looking to feel confident in your choices as a person and/or parent and connected to the people in your life? Wishing life came with instruction manuals? Looking to gain more control over your emotional reactions and feelings of worry? I can help. Therapy is a place where you can work to understand yourself, feel seen and be heard. Together, in a safe space we can work on making mindset shifts, building self-acceptance and developing positive coping mechanisms and setting and working towards your goals. I also have extensive experience working with young child and partnering with parents offering guidance and support.
(319) 214-7769 View (319) 214-7769
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Jeffrey J Whittlesey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
Waitlist for new clients
I have provided clinical social work services in human service agencies, hospitals and outpatient clinics since 1986. To address the broad spectrum of populations and needs in these locations, I have received specialized training in a variety of therapeutic modalities. At the same time, I know that the most important factor is not technical expertise; unless the client feels safe and understood, therapy can't get started! I enjoy developing collaborative relationships with clients, and then selecting an approach tailored to meet their unique needs.
I have provided clinical social work services in human service agencies, hospitals and outpatient clinics since 1986. To address the broad spectrum of populations and needs in these locations, I have received specialized training in a variety of therapeutic modalities. At the same time, I know that the most important factor is not technical expertise; unless the client feels safe and understood, therapy can't get started! I enjoy developing collaborative relationships with clients, and then selecting an approach tailored to meet their unique needs.
(319) 349-2604 x106 View (319) 349-2604 x106
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Diane Tonkyn
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you obtain your goals and to address the issues that are getting in your way. I create a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth and change. We may utilize traditional verbal therapy or tap into the healing power of Art Therapy. Art Therapy requires no special skills as the focus is on the process of art making and the verbal communication included in that process, not the art product itself. My 28 years of experience includes a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, victims issues, marital and family conflict.
My goal is to help you obtain your goals and to address the issues that are getting in your way. I create a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth and change. We may utilize traditional verbal therapy or tap into the healing power of Art Therapy. Art Therapy requires no special skills as the focus is on the process of art making and the verbal communication included in that process, not the art product itself. My 28 years of experience includes a wide variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, victims issues, marital and family conflict.
(319) 313-5297 View (319) 313-5297
Kari Finnegan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
I am a licensed psychologist and avid yogi who is excited to practice in a setting that embraces the mind-body connection. I strive to create a safe and empowering environment in which you and I work towards making changes that will bring you closer to a satisfying and fulfilling life. I use a strengths-based, collaborative approach to help each client feel empowered, develop insight and improve quality of life. ​I enjoy working with a variety of clients and needs. I prefer to view the therapy relationship as collaborative and egalitarian.
I am a licensed psychologist and avid yogi who is excited to practice in a setting that embraces the mind-body connection. I strive to create a safe and empowering environment in which you and I work towards making changes that will bring you closer to a satisfying and fulfilling life. I use a strengths-based, collaborative approach to help each client feel empowered, develop insight and improve quality of life. ​I enjoy working with a variety of clients and needs. I prefer to view the therapy relationship as collaborative and egalitarian.
(319) 332-5947 View (319) 332-5947
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Anne K. Wiser
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
With compassion and in a non-judging atmosphere, I partner with you to help you develop your personal wisdom and achieve the changes you aspire to. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I conducted brain research. My knowledge of how the brain functions guides my psychotherapy practice. I provide mental health counseling to adults with a variety of diagnoses. I have experience helping people resolve a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, unstable mood, low self-esteem, trauma & abuse including PTSD.
With compassion and in a non-judging atmosphere, I partner with you to help you develop your personal wisdom and achieve the changes you aspire to. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I conducted brain research. My knowledge of how the brain functions guides my psychotherapy practice. I provide mental health counseling to adults with a variety of diagnoses. I have experience helping people resolve a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, unstable mood, low self-esteem, trauma & abuse including PTSD.
(319) 313-2155 View (319) 313-2155
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Olivia Outlund
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! I work with individuals (18+) on a variety of issues. I take a neurodivergent-affirmative approach in working with anyone who falls under the neurodivergent umbrella. My practice is based on the belief that everyone should have access to a trained counselor who greets them with unconditional positive regard and creates a nonjudgmental space to collaborate. I aim to empower you to grow while working toward your goals and build upon the resilience and strengths you have already cultivated throughout your life.
Hello! I work with individuals (18+) on a variety of issues. I take a neurodivergent-affirmative approach in working with anyone who falls under the neurodivergent umbrella. My practice is based on the belief that everyone should have access to a trained counselor who greets them with unconditional positive regard and creates a nonjudgmental space to collaborate. I aim to empower you to grow while working toward your goals and build upon the resilience and strengths you have already cultivated throughout your life.
(319) 255-2434 View (319) 255-2434
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Michele Armstrong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience working with a diverse background of clients. I have a warm and positive approach that focuses on you. I strive to create a safe space by building a trusting relationship where we can work as a team. I am passionate about providing holistic care that is personalized to each individual’s unique needs. I have experiencing working with neurodiversity, grief and loss, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, the LBGTQ community, and trauma. I use an approach that examines factors of injustice and oppression on feelings of self-worth and personal development.
I am a licensed clinical social worker with many years of experience working with a diverse background of clients. I have a warm and positive approach that focuses on you. I strive to create a safe space by building a trusting relationship where we can work as a team. I am passionate about providing holistic care that is personalized to each individual’s unique needs. I have experiencing working with neurodiversity, grief and loss, chronic illness, depression, anxiety, the LBGTQ community, and trauma. I use an approach that examines factors of injustice and oppression on feelings of self-worth and personal development.
(319) 271-1127 View (319) 271-1127
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John Michael Cilek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, tLMFT
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
Now accepting new clients (UI Gradcare, SHIP, UIChoice) - near campus in Northside of Iowa City & on bus routes > For so many of us, life can be overwhelming, disorienting, and difficult. In working with you, my hope is to have an opportunity to slow down, to be curious, and to uncover deeper meaning and connections within ourselves and in relating to others. Your particular knowledge, challenges, experiences, and expertise will be listened to carefully and sensitively responded to with transparency, kindness, and compassion. It is my commitment to greet you in each session with trust, a calm presence, and unconditional hospitality.
Now accepting new clients (UI Gradcare, SHIP, UIChoice) - near campus in Northside of Iowa City & on bus routes > For so many of us, life can be overwhelming, disorienting, and difficult. In working with you, my hope is to have an opportunity to slow down, to be curious, and to uncover deeper meaning and connections within ourselves and in relating to others. Your particular knowledge, challenges, experiences, and expertise will be listened to carefully and sensitively responded to with transparency, kindness, and compassion. It is my commitment to greet you in each session with trust, a calm presence, and unconditional hospitality.
(319) 670-2942 View (319) 670-2942
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Tara L Cruise
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
Areas of expertise include: Women’s and Men’s issues, Couples/ Family/Individual therapy (LGBTQ inclusive in all categories of therapy). Trauma in many forms, Depression and anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, acute stress and Post traumatic Stress Disorder, and personality disorders. I work with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model, and Internal Family Systems model. Most clients have internal conflicts that are difficult to sort, and difficult to understand how to mediate. From experience I have found We can build a gentler, more tolerant way of residing with conflict and pain.
Areas of expertise include: Women’s and Men’s issues, Couples/ Family/Individual therapy (LGBTQ inclusive in all categories of therapy). Trauma in many forms, Depression and anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, acute stress and Post traumatic Stress Disorder, and personality disorders. I work with Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy model, and Internal Family Systems model. Most clients have internal conflicts that are difficult to sort, and difficult to understand how to mediate. From experience I have found We can build a gentler, more tolerant way of residing with conflict and pain.
(319) 774-7825 View (319) 774-7825
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Jeremy Caleb Kinser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
I work best with those who are interested in and motivated to deeply explore and understand themselves in the service of lasting growth. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, OCD, relationship concerns, family-of-origin difficulties, and feelings of isolation and disconnection. I also have a strong interest in working with individuals with marginalized identities who present with identity-related challenges, especially when living in a context that doesn't support- or actively works to oppress- those identities.
I work best with those who are interested in and motivated to deeply explore and understand themselves in the service of lasting growth. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, grief, OCD, relationship concerns, family-of-origin difficulties, and feelings of isolation and disconnection. I also have a strong interest in working with individuals with marginalized identities who present with identity-related challenges, especially when living in a context that doesn't support- or actively works to oppress- those identities.
(319) 251-2193 View (319) 251-2193
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Susan Lynn Totten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
The therapeutic relationship can be a very important one and, like any other healthy relationship, it is based on mutual respect, trust and commitment. I approach our work together with a nonjudgmental stance. I will meet you wherever you are in your life's journey and honor your unique strengths. I support clients in creating their most fulfilling lives, in line with their values and goals. I incorporate mindfulness into a collaborative and client-centered process and employ an honest, direct communication.
The therapeutic relationship can be a very important one and, like any other healthy relationship, it is based on mutual respect, trust and commitment. I approach our work together with a nonjudgmental stance. I will meet you wherever you are in your life's journey and honor your unique strengths. I support clients in creating their most fulfilling lives, in line with their values and goals. I incorporate mindfulness into a collaborative and client-centered process and employ an honest, direct communication.
(319) 774-3358 View (319) 774-3358
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Kelson Warner
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245
It can be very challenging and difficult to talk to someone about your mental health. Reaching out to a therapist is a brave first step towards healing. I aim to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment where I assist my client in constructing a treatment plan that works best for their current needs and lifestyle. In session, I utilize a combination of Person-Centered, Narrative, Cognitive-behavioral, and Solution Focused approaches to meet my client’s individualistic or holistic needs. I also specialize in the technique of brain-spotting and am currently working to earn certification.
It can be very challenging and difficult to talk to someone about your mental health. Reaching out to a therapist is a brave first step towards healing. I aim to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment where I assist my client in constructing a treatment plan that works best for their current needs and lifestyle. In session, I utilize a combination of Person-Centered, Narrative, Cognitive-behavioral, and Solution Focused approaches to meet my client’s individualistic or holistic needs. I also specialize in the technique of brain-spotting and am currently working to earn certification.
(319) 988-2878 x3 View (319) 988-2878 x3
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Julian and Associates Psychotherapy Services PC
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
Waitlist for new clients
Dr. Julian has been in mental health practice since 2004 and is dedicated to the empowerment of her clients. She has specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy from EMDRIA and Sex Therapy from the Florida Sex Therapy Institute.
Dr. Julian has been in mental health practice since 2004 and is dedicated to the empowerment of her clients. She has specialty training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy from EMDRIA and Sex Therapy from the Florida Sex Therapy Institute.
(319) 250-4836 View (319) 250-4836

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 52245

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in 52245 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
69% Self Esteem
64% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% BlueCross and BlueShield
66% Wellmark BCBS
45% Blue Cross

How Therapists in 52245 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 52245?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.