Therapists in Buena Vista County, IA

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Dr. Renee Fensom
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationships, self-confidence, future plans, or racial identity issues? Are you trying to navigate your professional career as a BIPOC individual? Are you having a hard time figuring things out and need help? If so, you came to the right place. I am here to support and guide you through life's transitions and challenges. Through this journey, I will mix several therapeutic approaches to provide beneficial outcomes such as; self-acceptance, learning to think less negatively, developing new perspectives, choosing better behaviors, coping, goal setting, and problem-solving.
Are you struggling with relationships, self-confidence, future plans, or racial identity issues? Are you trying to navigate your professional career as a BIPOC individual? Are you having a hard time figuring things out and need help? If so, you came to the right place. I am here to support and guide you through life's transitions and challenges. Through this journey, I will mix several therapeutic approaches to provide beneficial outcomes such as; self-acceptance, learning to think less negatively, developing new perspectives, choosing better behaviors, coping, goal setting, and problem-solving.
(712) 430-0193 View (712) 430-0193
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Valeo Khan-Snyder
Counselor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588
I am an openly queer and transgender clinical mental health counselor. I have a passion for working with marginalized populations, particularly serving LGBTQIA+ clients in rural communities. I strive to make my office environment affirming and approachable. I utilize a person-centered approach to counseling because I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own life and experiences. Whatever your life experiences may be, and the obstacles you have faced along the way, I am here to work with you. I will collaboratively set goals with you and you will be an active participant in your treatment every step of the way.
I am an openly queer and transgender clinical mental health counselor. I have a passion for working with marginalized populations, particularly serving LGBTQIA+ clients in rural communities. I strive to make my office environment affirming and approachable. I utilize a person-centered approach to counseling because I firmly believe that you are the expert of your own life and experiences. Whatever your life experiences may be, and the obstacles you have faced along the way, I am here to work with you. I will collaboratively set goals with you and you will be an active participant in your treatment every step of the way.
(712) 458-4005 View (712) 458-4005
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Heartland Counseling Services
Counselor, LMHC, CADC, IAADC, LMSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Welcome to Heartland Counseling. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and sometimes we need support from professionals. Heartland is here to help. We offer individual, couple, family, and group counseling. You can choose between face-to-face and telehealth options to fit your needs.
Welcome to Heartland Counseling. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and sometimes we need support from professionals. Heartland is here to help. We offer individual, couple, family, and group counseling. You can choose between face-to-face and telehealth options to fit your needs.
(712) 214-4297 View (712) 214-4297
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Julie Anderson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Life can bring many challenges, struggles, and difficult times. All of us have had seasons when we felt stuck and hopeless and in need of a starting point for healing and recovery. Very often, the past is present in disruptive ways, making it difficult to enjoy the moment or causing damage to our relationships. Sometimes worries can become consuming and we find ourselves simply surviving, instead of thriving. My passion is to walk alongside you, offering evidence-based treatment approaches, as you discover and embrace the life you want to live.
Life can bring many challenges, struggles, and difficult times. All of us have had seasons when we felt stuck and hopeless and in need of a starting point for healing and recovery. Very often, the past is present in disruptive ways, making it difficult to enjoy the moment or causing damage to our relationships. Sometimes worries can become consuming and we find ourselves simply surviving, instead of thriving. My passion is to walk alongside you, offering evidence-based treatment approaches, as you discover and embrace the life you want to live.
(712) 357-8454 View (712) 357-8454
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Katherine Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alta, IA 51002  (Online Only)
What would your ideal life look and feel like? It’s different from your current life, isn’t it? Sometimes its hard to imagine how life can ever be different... I’ll bet what you dream about in your ideal life are basic things: sleeping better, setting healthy boundaries, getting away from toxic people. Not feeling anxious or depressed. You dream about feeling strong, confident, and at peace. Most of all you long to feel safe and at home in your own skin. So what is keeping you from making your life into that ideal?
What would your ideal life look and feel like? It’s different from your current life, isn’t it? Sometimes its hard to imagine how life can ever be different... I’ll bet what you dream about in your ideal life are basic things: sleeping better, setting healthy boundaries, getting away from toxic people. Not feeling anxious or depressed. You dream about feeling strong, confident, and at peace. Most of all you long to feel safe and at home in your own skin. So what is keeping you from making your life into that ideal?
(712) 208-8029 View (712) 208-8029
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Emily Dicks
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Storm Lake, IA 50588  (Online Only)
If you’ve ever thought about starting therapy, now is a great time and I am ready to work with you wherever you are on your journey. My therapy sessions are provided in a warm and welcoming environment, where you will be accepted no matter what. I serve clients of all ages and I am able to meet you in person or through virtual therapy.
If you’ve ever thought about starting therapy, now is a great time and I am ready to work with you wherever you are on your journey. My therapy sessions are provided in a warm and welcoming environment, where you will be accepted no matter what. I serve clients of all ages and I am able to meet you in person or through virtual therapy.
(234) 409-4154 View (234) 409-4154
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Eric Williamson
Pre-Licensed Professional, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are reading this, you are most likely considering getting in touch with a therapist. Regardless of the reason or reasons, I believe that it is important for you to recognize and honor your strength in reaching this point. I know that it can be difficult to ask for help, but if you are ready, I am here. Creating an environment that is judgment-free and unwaveringly supportive is exceptionally important to me. My desire is to work with clients who feel that there is something preventing them from living their best and most fulfilling life.
If you are reading this, you are most likely considering getting in touch with a therapist. Regardless of the reason or reasons, I believe that it is important for you to recognize and honor your strength in reaching this point. I know that it can be difficult to ask for help, but if you are ready, I am here. Creating an environment that is judgment-free and unwaveringly supportive is exceptionally important to me. My desire is to work with clients who feel that there is something preventing them from living their best and most fulfilling life.
(515) 461-8595 View (515) 461-8595
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Bridget Richards
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sioux Rapids, IA 50585
As a therapist my goal is to help you get to where you want to be. My commitment is to walk beside you and guide you through not only your toughest days but your best days as well. I believe no one should be judged for their worst day. My passion is to work with the teenagers as well as with Veterans. I provide telehealth services in both Iowa and Missouri
As a therapist my goal is to help you get to where you want to be. My commitment is to walk beside you and guide you through not only your toughest days but your best days as well. I believe no one should be judged for their worst day. My passion is to work with the teenagers as well as with Veterans. I provide telehealth services in both Iowa and Missouri
(417) 246-4808 View (417) 246-4808
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Heidi Lohff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Storm Lake, IA 50588  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional trauma, or self-doubt? I help people develop the coping and communication skills needed to effectively manage the symptoms of a mental health challenge. We’ll connect online via telehealth sessions designed to help you heal from past trauma, uncover strengths, improve relationships, and just feel better. I’m a therapist at Embrace Health, a virtual mental health clinic that connects people to therapists and psychiatric specialists. It’s easy to sign up and get started. Just call us at 515-972-9938 or send me an email or visit our website to book an appointment.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional trauma, or self-doubt? I help people develop the coping and communication skills needed to effectively manage the symptoms of a mental health challenge. We’ll connect online via telehealth sessions designed to help you heal from past trauma, uncover strengths, improve relationships, and just feel better. I’m a therapist at Embrace Health, a virtual mental health clinic that connects people to therapists and psychiatric specialists. It’s easy to sign up and get started. Just call us at 515-972-9938 or send me an email or visit our website to book an appointment.
(515) 972-9938 View (515) 972-9938
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Child Glow Therapy, PLLC
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Childhood is filled with fun and challenge. I have been helping kids and their families find happier, more functional lives for many years. Treatment at Child Glow Therapy is person centered, trauma informed as well as gently shared.
Childhood is filled with fun and challenge. I have been helping kids and their families find happier, more functional lives for many years. Treatment at Child Glow Therapy is person centered, trauma informed as well as gently shared.
(712) 430-1413 View (712) 430-1413
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Megan Dooley
Counselor, MA, (t)LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Hi there! I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC). I am passionate about empowering individuals to live a wholehearted life and make meaningful progress toward their goals. It is important to me to make sure my clients know they are not alone. In therapy, we will work together to process thoughts, emotions, and determine how themes might impact relationships.
Hi there! I am currently accepting new clients for individual therapy. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC). I am passionate about empowering individuals to live a wholehearted life and make meaningful progress toward their goals. It is important to me to make sure my clients know they are not alone. In therapy, we will work together to process thoughts, emotions, and determine how themes might impact relationships.
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Gus Raymond
Counselor, NCC, TLMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Storm Lake, IA 50588  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I focus on marginalized populations and am versed in multicultural counseling. It's been a rough couple of years, and this one harder than most. So many of us are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and cast out. Suddenly, you might have noticed those bottles of wine going faster, your temper growing shorter, and the stress piling up. Everyone needs something from you, but you've given so much already and aren't sure where to refill yourself. Trans and LGBQ+ clients are my primary focus. Or/and perhaps you are a member of additional marginalized identities and facing additional stresses or obstacles in our society. Self-care IS activism.
I focus on marginalized populations and am versed in multicultural counseling. It's been a rough couple of years, and this one harder than most. So many of us are feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and cast out. Suddenly, you might have noticed those bottles of wine going faster, your temper growing shorter, and the stress piling up. Everyone needs something from you, but you've given so much already and aren't sure where to refill yourself. Trans and LGBQ+ clients are my primary focus. Or/and perhaps you are a member of additional marginalized identities and facing additional stresses or obstacles in our society. Self-care IS activism.
(319) 343-3900 View (319) 343-3900

Online Therapists

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Diana Castro-Moctezuma
Counselor, LMHC, LIMHP, IADC
Verified Verified
Sioux City, IA 51101
I am a bilingual therapist. I am licensed in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. I offer individual therapy services to adults. I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and addictions. I also offer substance use evaluations and DUI evaluations. I have experience working with the Latino community and work with individuals struggling with cultural issues.
I am a bilingual therapist. I am licensed in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. I offer individual therapy services to adults. I am passionate about working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and addictions. I also offer substance use evaluations and DUI evaluations. I have experience working with the Latino community and work with individuals struggling with cultural issues.
(712) 560-7045 View (712) 560-7045
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Jessica Goodlaxson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Le Mars, IA 51031
As a therapist founded from a strengths-based perspective, I believe that all people have unique strengths and characteristics to help them overcome life’s obstacles and challenges. My role as a therapist is to help you discover and unlock these strengths in your journey. Taking the first step into therapy, or with a new therapist, can be challenging and overwhelming. I believe in approaching therapy non-judgmentally, with compassion, vulnerability, and a little humor. I make every effort to create a safe space to allow you to share, process, and heal. I look forward to meeting you and navigating this journey together.
As a therapist founded from a strengths-based perspective, I believe that all people have unique strengths and characteristics to help them overcome life’s obstacles and challenges. My role as a therapist is to help you discover and unlock these strengths in your journey. Taking the first step into therapy, or with a new therapist, can be challenging and overwhelming. I believe in approaching therapy non-judgmentally, with compassion, vulnerability, and a little humor. I make every effort to create a safe space to allow you to share, process, and heal. I look forward to meeting you and navigating this journey together.
(712) 582-5573 View (712) 582-5573
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Danielle Raveling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, CSW-PIP, LAC, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rock Rapids, IA 51246
Life can be tough. Making the decision to seek help can be even tougher. My goal is to provide clients with a comfortable and safe space where they can be present and focus on themselves.
Life can be tough. Making the decision to seek help can be even tougher. My goal is to provide clients with a comfortable and safe space where they can be present and focus on themselves.
(712) 882-7546 View (712) 882-7546
Annette Shipley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50010
The ideal client is one that can be open to trusting the process of diving deeper in getting to know oneself. Sometimes, this does not happen right away, but the first step is to be open to trying. As a therapist, it is my job to earn your trust, and once that is accomplished, then the next steps can start. I am inspired by peace, compassion, and respect. I am energized by people who still want to dream and know that it's never too late. If a client has lost their belief in dreaming and hoping, then it's my job to invite the client back into that possibility.
The ideal client is one that can be open to trusting the process of diving deeper in getting to know oneself. Sometimes, this does not happen right away, but the first step is to be open to trying. As a therapist, it is my job to earn your trust, and once that is accomplished, then the next steps can start. I am inspired by peace, compassion, and respect. I am energized by people who still want to dream and know that it's never too late. If a client has lost their belief in dreaming and hoping, then it's my job to invite the client back into that possibility.
(515) 417-0344 View (515) 417-0344
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Jake Pierce-Walsh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50010  (Online Only)
I provide confidential, professional therapy for a variety of issues and concerns. From resolving depression or anxiety to healing past trauma, improving relationships to ending addiction; therapy with me is about no longer managing or coping, but instead getting to the source of your issues and discovering what helps you heal. Whether this is your first time considering therapy or you're feeling ready to return, I help people from all walks of life find solutions and feel better.
I provide confidential, professional therapy for a variety of issues and concerns. From resolving depression or anxiety to healing past trauma, improving relationships to ending addiction; therapy with me is about no longer managing or coping, but instead getting to the source of your issues and discovering what helps you heal. Whether this is your first time considering therapy or you're feeling ready to return, I help people from all walks of life find solutions and feel better.
(218) 343-3406 View (218) 343-3406
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Amanda Baker-Vande Brake
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, PhDc, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sioux Center, IA 51250  (Online Only)
Working from an integrative depth psychological perspective, Amanda helps couples and individual adults deepen and navigate their everyday lives in a conscious relationship with their inner selves and their inner callings. Her patients often begin therapy with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and unintentionally making choices that keep them stuck. They desire more clarity about the cause of their persistent mental, physical and emotional symptoms in order to experience more freedom in their daily lives. Ultimately, her patients seek more meaning in their lives and are willing to take steps toward it.
Working from an integrative depth psychological perspective, Amanda helps couples and individual adults deepen and navigate their everyday lives in a conscious relationship with their inner selves and their inner callings. Her patients often begin therapy with issues related to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and unintentionally making choices that keep them stuck. They desire more clarity about the cause of their persistent mental, physical and emotional symptoms in order to experience more freedom in their daily lives. Ultimately, her patients seek more meaning in their lives and are willing to take steps toward it.
(712) 248-4924 View (712) 248-4924
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Katy M Murphy
Counselor, PhD , LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Sioux City, IA 51106
I am a therapist with 30 years of experience. We all just want to live our best lives, have meaningful relationships, and take care of the people and things we need to take care of. Life throws so many things at us. I know this from my personal and professional life and I am here to support you on your journey towards a happier and healthier journey towards becoming True to You!
I am a therapist with 30 years of experience. We all just want to live our best lives, have meaningful relationships, and take care of the people and things we need to take care of. Life throws so many things at us. I know this from my personal and professional life and I am here to support you on your journey towards a happier and healthier journey towards becoming True to You!
(712) 214-7980 View (712) 214-7980
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Kyle F. Richards
Counselor, MS, LPC-MH, LMHC, ATR, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sioux City, IA 51101  (Online Only)
Are you having a conflict with your mental health or faith? Do you struggle to stay satisfied in your marriage or content with your career? Is it difficult to stay motivated, feel happy, or be comfortable with your body image? Did someone important in your life leave or pass away? Maybe you already have a strong community to speak with, but you fear what they may think if you really opened up. These are common thoughts and feelings addressed in our time together. You are not alone. I am licensed in BOTH South Dakota & Iowa!
Are you having a conflict with your mental health or faith? Do you struggle to stay satisfied in your marriage or content with your career? Is it difficult to stay motivated, feel happy, or be comfortable with your body image? Did someone important in your life leave or pass away? Maybe you already have a strong community to speak with, but you fear what they may think if you really opened up. These are common thoughts and feelings addressed in our time together. You are not alone. I am licensed in BOTH South Dakota & Iowa!
(712) 540-4090 View (712) 540-4090

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Number of Therapists in Buena Vista County, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Buena Vista County, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Trauma and PTSD
92% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
75% Stress
67% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% BlueCross and BlueShield
83% Wellmark BCBS
58% Medicaid

How Therapists in Buena Vista County, IA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

56% Female
44% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Buena Vista County?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.