Sarah Blader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
Accepting both telehealth and in-person clients. Welcome! I believe you already have the skills necessary to make significant change. I want to partner with you to identify your strengths and build on them to a healthier you. I am experienced in working with people during times of life transition, grief, depression, and anxiety. I provide empathetic and trauma informed therapy in an environment where you can feel comfortable and accepted.
(319) 448-3344
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
Accepting both telehealth and in-person clients. Welcome! I believe you already have the skills necessary to make significant change. I want to partner with you to identify your strengths and build on them to a healthier you. I am experienced in working with people during times of life transition, grief, depression, and anxiety. I provide empathetic and trauma informed therapy in an environment where you can feel comfortable and accepted.
Jennifer VansCoy
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
EMDR has been proven to be effective at helping people to significantly reduce symptoms from anxiety, depression, and trauma.
You’re here, looking for a space where you can be heard without judgement. You say everything is “fine”, but you know it’s not. 2020 was absolutely overwhelming and now we're venturing into what feels like a whole new world. You’re looking for a space where you’ll feel comfortable and safe, so that you can be free to express yourself. Maybe you’re not even sure how to do that. You just know that you need something. Therapy can be that something. I'm here to tell you that taking the step to look for and contact a therapist is one of the bravest things you’ll do.
(319) 313-2668
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
EMDR has been proven to be effective at helping people to significantly reduce symptoms from anxiety, depression, and trauma.
You’re here, looking for a space where you can be heard without judgement. You say everything is “fine”, but you know it’s not. 2020 was absolutely overwhelming and now we're venturing into what feels like a whole new world. You’re looking for a space where you’ll feel comfortable and safe, so that you can be free to express yourself. Maybe you’re not even sure how to do that. You just know that you need something. Therapy can be that something. I'm here to tell you that taking the step to look for and contact a therapist is one of the bravest things you’ll do.
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Molly Barrett
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Offers online therapy
My diverse therapeutic approach allows me to help clients experiencing a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, and sexual assault/abuse.
*Accepting new clients to the agency* Hooray! You are here! You have taken a courageous first step on the road to healing, whether you are looking for yourself or someone you love. As the counselor, I am here to walk by your side! I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for you as you process and work through past and/or present challenges. We will work as a team to address challenges, set obtainable goals, and to work towards those goals in and outside of our therapy sessions.
(319) 271-3071
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Offers online therapy
My diverse therapeutic approach allows me to help clients experiencing a variety of challenges such as anxiety, depression, and sexual assault/abuse.
*Accepting new clients to the agency* Hooray! You are here! You have taken a courageous first step on the road to healing, whether you are looking for yourself or someone you love. As the counselor, I am here to walk by your side! I strive to create a safe and welcoming space for you as you process and work through past and/or present challenges. We will work as a team to address challenges, set obtainable goals, and to work towards those goals in and outside of our therapy sessions.
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Stephanie M Halvorson
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
I have worked in the human services field for over 14 years. I have experience working in a community mental health clinic, providing assessment/psychiatric evaluation in the ER & ICU, providing group counseling to individuals with PTSD and DID, and providing counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples. My experience includes working in school settings with at-risk youth struggling with behavioral issues and mental health diagnoses. I specialize in providing care for those with sexual abuse histories, sexual assault, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, self harm and/or suicidal ideation.
(319) 220-5661
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
I have worked in the human services field for over 14 years. I have experience working in a community mental health clinic, providing assessment/psychiatric evaluation in the ER & ICU, providing group counseling to individuals with PTSD and DID, and providing counseling to adolescents, adults, and couples. My experience includes working in school settings with at-risk youth struggling with behavioral issues and mental health diagnoses. I specialize in providing care for those with sexual abuse histories, sexual assault, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, self harm and/or suicidal ideation.
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Angela Cantrell Fielding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My career focus is dedicated to working with children and families dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, foster care/adoption, disruptive behaviors and parenting challenges.
I am a licensed independent social worker with over 15 years experience. I have provide therapy services to toddlers with their parents, children, adolescents, teens. I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) trained in Adlerian Play Therapy and have specialized training in the evidenced based treatment of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My office provides a PCIT suite to offer PCIT services effectively. I am also trained in trauma informed Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
(319) 596-6334
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My career focus is dedicated to working with children and families dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, foster care/adoption, disruptive behaviors and parenting challenges.
I am a licensed independent social worker with over 15 years experience. I have provide therapy services to toddlers with their parents, children, adolescents, teens. I am a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) trained in Adlerian Play Therapy and have specialized training in the evidenced based treatment of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). My office provides a PCIT suite to offer PCIT services effectively. I am also trained in trauma informed Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR).
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Echo Kent
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My primary areas of interest include trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, and couples issues.
As a therapist, I believe everyone deserves to move away from feelings of distress towards a happier, more balanced life. My focus is supporting clients, ranging from those who have experienced trauma, couples facing relationship difficulties, to families with a rebellious teen, in dealing with negative feelings, improving coping and developing more meaningful relationships. My style is supportive, non-judgmental and respectful, but also practical and goal-oriented. Together we will explore what you want from therapy and customize an approach that’s best for you and supports your wellbeing and happiness.
(319) 409-6773
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My primary areas of interest include trauma and abuse, depression, anxiety, and couples issues.
As a therapist, I believe everyone deserves to move away from feelings of distress towards a happier, more balanced life. My focus is supporting clients, ranging from those who have experienced trauma, couples facing relationship difficulties, to families with a rebellious teen, in dealing with negative feelings, improving coping and developing more meaningful relationships. My style is supportive, non-judgmental and respectful, but also practical and goal-oriented. Together we will explore what you want from therapy and customize an approach that’s best for you and supports your wellbeing and happiness.
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Lindsay Meade
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RPT Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Offers online therapy
I work with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, communication issues, behavioral concerns, trauma & other diagnoses.
Please call or email to receive our new client paperwork and to schedule an assessment, either in-person or via telehealth. **Please note, I have a waitlist at this time, so you may be scheduled with a different provider in our Cedar Rapids office with immediate openings.**
(319) 264-2863
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Offers online therapy
I work with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ODD, communication issues, behavioral concerns, trauma & other diagnoses.
Please call or email to receive our new client paperwork and to schedule an assessment, either in-person or via telehealth. **Please note, I have a waitlist at this time, so you may be scheduled with a different provider in our Cedar Rapids office with immediate openings.**
Felicia Luz Pope
LMHC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Offers online therapy
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 a empathetic approach to help you to start feeling better about yourself. I work best with adults and teens but also work with children. I enjoy using art to help children express themselves.
(319) 214-7591
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Offers online therapy
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 a empathetic approach to help you to start feeling better about yourself. I work best with adults and teens but also work with children. I enjoy using art to help children express themselves.
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Alyssa McDowell
Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My clinical training has given me experience and knowledge working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, relationship and marital issues, self-esteem, body image issues, and life cycle transitions.
Welcome! Everyone experiences life differently. There is no one size fits all. This is why I value a collaborative approach when working with you, as I believe that you are the expert of your life. My goal as your therapist is to help you feel heard, understood, and to develop your treatment approach based upon your unique desires and needs. While utilizing a non-judgemental, flexible approach, it is my duty to help you uncover your hopes and to create the future you wish to see. Navigating change can be both challenging and scary. It is my belief that everyone is capable of change, no matter how difficult it may seem.
(319) 725-2095
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My clinical training has given me experience and knowledge working with depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, OCD, relationship and marital issues, self-esteem, body image issues, and life cycle transitions.
Welcome! Everyone experiences life differently. There is no one size fits all. This is why I value a collaborative approach when working with you, as I believe that you are the expert of your life. My goal as your therapist is to help you feel heard, understood, and to develop your treatment approach based upon your unique desires and needs. While utilizing a non-judgemental, flexible approach, it is my duty to help you uncover your hopes and to create the future you wish to see. Navigating change can be both challenging and scary. It is my belief that everyone is capable of change, no matter how difficult it may seem.
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Natalie Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
Day to day life can be challenging! When you add symptoms of depression, anxiety or have experienced trauma or hardships this can make day to day life even more strenuous. Naturally we are not born knowing how to navigate stressful, traumatic, losses or a flood of various strong feelings alone. Attempting to navigate or short it out yourself can result into a vicious cycle. I view a therapeutic relationship as a collaboration, where together we process how your personal qualities, values, strengths can be an assistance to you.
(319) 730-7300
Verified

Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
Day to day life can be challenging! When you add symptoms of depression, anxiety or have experienced trauma or hardships this can make day to day life even more strenuous. Naturally we are not born knowing how to navigate stressful, traumatic, losses or a flood of various strong feelings alone. Attempting to navigate or short it out yourself can result into a vicious cycle. I view a therapeutic relationship as a collaboration, where together we process how your personal qualities, values, strengths can be an assistance to you.
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Cathi S Timmerman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
Experience matters. I have over 25 years of experience and a record of success in working with adults. I specialize in working with women who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood difficulties, challenging circumstances or loss due to a difficult history. I also work in conjunction with 12 step groups. My focus is on your thought processes, feelings, actions, stress responses and coping as they relate to current circumstances and past history. I work to help you decrease your anxiety or sadness by processing emotional events, increasing your observational skills and sense of clarity as they pertain to taking healthy action.
(319) 313-5620
Verified

Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
Experience matters. I have over 25 years of experience and a record of success in working with adults. I specialize in working with women who are struggling with anxiety, depression, mood difficulties, challenging circumstances or loss due to a difficult history. I also work in conjunction with 12 step groups. My focus is on your thought processes, feelings, actions, stress responses and coping as they relate to current circumstances and past history. I work to help you decrease your anxiety or sadness by processing emotional events, increasing your observational skills and sense of clarity as they pertain to taking healthy action.
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Karen Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
I work with addictions, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, co-dependency, as well as other challenges.
**CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE** Experienced Therapist and Homeopath specializing in providing a holistic approach to healing mental and emotional symptoms. I provide a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and for those that want it, homeopathy. Many clients who come to me have been unsuccessful in previous therapy and are feeling STUCK. Why is it so hard to break addictions and change patterns? I also work with clients who don't want to take medications, or who want to get off medications they are currently taking.
(319) 284-4032
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Offers online therapy
I work with addictions, dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, co-dependency, as well as other challenges.
**CURRENT OPENINGS AVAILABLE** Experienced Therapist and Homeopath specializing in providing a holistic approach to healing mental and emotional symptoms. I provide a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy, and for those that want it, homeopathy. Many clients who come to me have been unsuccessful in previous therapy and are feeling STUCK. Why is it so hard to break addictions and change patterns? I also work with clients who don't want to take medications, or who want to get off medications they are currently taking.
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Gail Wood
Counselor, MS, tLMHC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma and many other concerns faced during life's adventures.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Each of us can identify some aspect of our lives that we'd like to change. As your therapist, my intention is to help you learn about the therapeutic process and how it can help you identify the changes you'd like to make; collaborate with you in setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself; teach you to incorporate coping skills to ease through transitions; and fully support you while we walk this journey together. Above all else, your comfort is my priority, and I offer you compassion and understanding without judgment.
(319) 281-0499
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, trauma and many other concerns faced during life's adventures.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** Each of us can identify some aspect of our lives that we'd like to change. As your therapist, my intention is to help you learn about the therapeutic process and how it can help you identify the changes you'd like to make; collaborate with you in setting realistic, achievable goals for yourself; teach you to incorporate coping skills to ease through transitions; and fully support you while we walk this journey together. Above all else, your comfort is my priority, and I offer you compassion and understanding without judgment.
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Creative Counseling Group, Plc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LMHC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
We have experience working with acute care settings, crisis management, domestic violence, violence, trauma, assault, eating disorders, suicidality, families, depression, and anxiety.
**Accepting new clients and have morning, afternoon and evening appointments available*** Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
(319) 327-5478
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
We have experience working with acute care settings, crisis management, domestic violence, violence, trauma, assault, eating disorders, suicidality, families, depression, and anxiety.
**Accepting new clients and have morning, afternoon and evening appointments available*** Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
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Ashley Willhite
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
My passion is working with issues related to eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and life transitions.
Everyone deserves to lead a life of fulfillment. Each one of us has the capacity to experience genuine happiness, but oftentimes the pressure from relationships, school, social media, career, and daily responsibilities obstruct our sense of peace. My desire is to assist you in discovering your inner power and resiliency to conquer life’s challenges. I strive to provide a warm & nonjudgmental space where you are safe and comfortable to share your unique story. My therapeutic style is encouraging, supportive, yet challenging, to assist you in achieving desired changes and reach your full potential.
(319) 264-1401
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
My passion is working with issues related to eating disorders, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, trauma, and life transitions.
Everyone deserves to lead a life of fulfillment. Each one of us has the capacity to experience genuine happiness, but oftentimes the pressure from relationships, school, social media, career, and daily responsibilities obstruct our sense of peace. My desire is to assist you in discovering your inner power and resiliency to conquer life’s challenges. I strive to provide a warm & nonjudgmental space where you are safe and comfortable to share your unique story. My therapeutic style is encouraging, supportive, yet challenging, to assist you in achieving desired changes and reach your full potential.
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Mackenzie Behof
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I have worked with individuals from diverse populations and various backgrounds struggling with anxiety/panic disorders, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, school refusal and behavioral issues.
*Accepting new clients* I recognize that making the decision to come to therapy can be overwhelming and unfamiliar. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment by using an approach that is compassionate, direct and non-judgmental. My therapeutic experience has involved working with children (8+), adolescents and adults. I use a combination of approaches to best fit the needs of my clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
(319) 220-5598
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I have worked with individuals from diverse populations and various backgrounds struggling with anxiety/panic disorders, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, emotional dysregulation, school refusal and behavioral issues.
*Accepting new clients* I recognize that making the decision to come to therapy can be overwhelming and unfamiliar. I strive to create a safe and supportive environment by using an approach that is compassionate, direct and non-judgmental. My therapeutic experience has involved working with children (8+), adolescents and adults. I use a combination of approaches to best fit the needs of my clients including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing.
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Lisa Ferretti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, and trauma.
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My passion is to walk with you on your journey toward healing and wholeness. I offer a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and confidential space. You already possess the strengths you need to face life's challenges. Let's explore together.
(319) 774-3374
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Offers online therapy
My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, life transitions, grief and loss, self-esteem, anger management, relationship issues, and trauma.
***NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS*** My passion is to walk with you on your journey toward healing and wholeness. I offer a safe, welcoming, inclusive, and confidential space. You already possess the strengths you need to face life's challenges. Let's explore together.
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John Ryan Leefers
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
His most recent focus has been around depression, anxiety, defiance, PTSD, OCD, Marital Therapy, and Adjustment Disorders.
John holds several college degrees and works with individuals, teens, families, couples and more. He provides a well-rounded application of therapeutic interventions to promote healing and positive change. John helps to manage life's difficult challenges and brings about peace of mind through sound therapeutic practices. With a remarkable sense of compassion, insight and understanding, John has dedicated his life's work to the service of others. No matter what the situation is, therapy can almost always have a positive impact. There is no better time to start then right now. Give John a call now to make an appointment.
(319) 313-7774
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
His most recent focus has been around depression, anxiety, defiance, PTSD, OCD, Marital Therapy, and Adjustment Disorders.
John holds several college degrees and works with individuals, teens, families, couples and more. He provides a well-rounded application of therapeutic interventions to promote healing and positive change. John helps to manage life's difficult challenges and brings about peace of mind through sound therapeutic practices. With a remarkable sense of compassion, insight and understanding, John has dedicated his life's work to the service of others. No matter what the situation is, therapy can almost always have a positive impact. There is no better time to start then right now. Give John a call now to make an appointment.
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Jennifer L Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Most of my clients have sought therapy because they feel stuck or overwhelmed, and want help with stress, healthy relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, managing chronic mental disorders.
***Teletherapy***Phone/Video Sessions and Messaging Plans Available*** I am currently accepting new clients across the state of Iowa for teletherapy. As a therapist my goal is to join you on your journey, provide support, offer tools, and empower you to meet your goals. My style is non-judgmental and exploratory. I will be direct and honest with you, challenge you when necessary, and always strive to bring out your greatest potential.
(469) 551-4208
Verified
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Most of my clients have sought therapy because they feel stuck or overwhelmed, and want help with stress, healthy relationships, anxiety, depression, PTSD, managing chronic mental disorders.
***Teletherapy***Phone/Video Sessions and Messaging Plans Available*** I am currently accepting new clients across the state of Iowa for teletherapy. As a therapist my goal is to join you on your journey, provide support, offer tools, and empower you to meet your goals. My style is non-judgmental and exploratory. I will be direct and honest with you, challenge you when necessary, and always strive to bring out your greatest potential.
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Heather Morgan-Sowada
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Office is near:
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Anxiety and Mood disorders, including Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
I am unfortunately not taking new clients at this time*** I strongly believe that whether someone is simply going through some uncomfortable stress, or enduring a very painful transition in life, together we can find answers that will renew hope and help you feel empowered to change your life. I practice Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and recognize that the patient is the expert in their own life. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to find unique solutions to complex problems. I believe focusing on patient strengths, not weaknesses, elicits hope and leaves room for meaningful and long lasting change. ​
(319) 774-6546
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Office is near:
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Offers online therapy
I also specialize in Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Anxiety and Mood disorders, including Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
I am unfortunately not taking new clients at this time*** I strongly believe that whether someone is simply going through some uncomfortable stress, or enduring a very painful transition in life, together we can find answers that will renew hope and help you feel empowered to change your life. I practice Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and recognize that the patient is the expert in their own life. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to find unique solutions to complex problems. I believe focusing on patient strengths, not weaknesses, elicits hope and leaves room for meaningful and long lasting change. ​

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in Cedar Rapids. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.