LGBTQ+ Therapists in Cedar Falls, IA

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Brittany Orzola
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
As a member of the LGBTQIA + community myself, I understand the stigma associated with feeling as if you don't fit into the norms that the majority group has set for you. I offer you a safe place to be heard and understood to discuss things others might not get. We all walk a unique path in this life and I will always support your individuality. I absolutely love celebrating successes with those I work with, and I enjoy seeing people’s faces light up with pride in their achievements. Seeing a person grow before your eyes, even when they don’t notice it yet themselves, is an amazing thing. That said, everything isn’t always rainbows,(
(319) 988-2515
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Deanna Shafer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Hi, I’m Deanna. I provide a safe and accepting space to help clients work towards their mental health goals. I work with adult and older teen individuals on a variety of issues, including trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and stress. I practice strengths-based, trauma-informed therapy and use a variety of modalities, including mindfulness, EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and solution-focused therapies. I’m an ally to members of LGBTQIA +, immigrant and refugee, BIPOC, and neurodivergent communities and particularly enjoy working with these groups. I provide services in English and Spanish.
(319) 224-8749
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Steve Dreesman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
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I have also presented original research at national conferences covering suicide as well as the mental health of the LGBTQ community.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I earned both my B.A. in psychology with a minor in family studies and my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. I provide individual counseling to adolescents, teens and adults as well as couples counseling. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, men’s issues, perinatal mental health, and relationship issues. I have worked in the mental health field in various ways for over six years, including a practicum with UNI’s counseling center and an internship with Allen Hospital’s Employee Assistance Program.
(319) 243-1763
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Liz Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My door is open to everyone! I am committed to learning who you are as an individual and supporting the amazingness of you! I am an ally in the LGBTQ community.
Welcome! Thank you honoring yourself and giving the gift of self-exploration, understanding, healing and balance to your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 17+ years, working with youth, adults, and families.
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Timothy Weymann
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
Are you stressed out? Experiencing painful emotions or thoughts, relationship difficulties, health issues, a problematic past, or a significant loss or change? If so, you don't have to face things alone. Life can be difficult and we all benefit from times of extra support and attention. I’ve spent over 15 years in the mental health field successfully using evidence-based methods to assist adults who are facing life’s most complex challenges. I provide counseling services via telephone or video-conferencing for individuals residing anywhere throughout the entire states of Utah and Arizona, and I'd be honored to work with you.
(385) 213-1564
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Eysha Zubair Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My passions are working with trauma, children, and bridging the gap between marginalized populations and mental health services. Trauma is hard for everyone and even harder to deal with on your own. I am of the belief that every person has the capability to heal and grow. Whether you need someone to talk to who will always listen or want to engage in trauma work such as EMDR or IFS, it will be my honor to empower you throughout your journey to the new, healed you.
(800) 531-4236
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Kylie Russell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
It takes a great deal of courage to reach out during vulnerable times and making the decision to seek help is a big step, which is why I focus on building a supportive and trusting therapeutic relationship in a safe environment. I focus on empowering clients to gain overall well-being by providing a non-judgmental atmosphere. A cornerstone of my work is to become an ally for clients to assist them in achieving their goals and recognizing their strengths. Although I work with clients with many different concerns, my passion lies in assisting with symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
(319) 601-8078
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Joanna Primus
Counselor, tLMHC, CADC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients! When we face challenges in life, we go to what has worked in the past. We distract ourselves, distance ourselves, or self-medicate with food, relationships, substances and more. At some point, these methods do more harm than good. Let's work together to identify ways of coping and find better options. Starting with our first conversation, I will create a comfortable and safe environment free from judgment that encourages self-discovery. I have experience helping people with relationships, self-esteem, body image, substance use, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lots of other mental health issues.
(319) 800-5564
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Emily Fakler
Counselor, MA, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether it's depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or tackling a new chapter of life, I love working with clients who are ready to understand themselves better, and looking for support in their growth. I believe every person has their own unique set of patterns for tackling life and emotions, and problems often arise when these patterns are no longer serving us well. It can be difficult and frustrating to seek a better life if we do not first understand what has brought us to our current struggle or what still stands in our way. I'm here to be a listener, companion, and problem-solver while you're on that journey.
(319) 254-5053
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Julie Valler
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
New clients welcome! I have many options for appointment times. I have had the privilege to work with diverse populations and individuals from different cultures. It takes courage to reach out and seek therapy. I honor that courage by providing compassionate, nonjudgmental, empathic listening and support establishing a safe place for clients to be able to share freely.
(319) 257-2153
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Stephanie Neelans (Harken)
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have worked in the counseling field for over 20 years, primarily in a University setting, until the past several years when I began working in private practice. I enjoy working with clients who believe in their potential to change and have the motivation to make those changes. I have experience working with a variety of issues. Clients I most often work with struggle with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, relationship/marital problems, abuse, trauma and grief and loss. I listen, without judgment, and provide objective feedback while also being compassionate. I provide a safe space to learn, change and grow.
(319) 349-1046
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Stephanie Hebert
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Not accepting new clients at this time.
(319) 250-7376
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Bob Boezinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Bob is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and practices within a growth focused care model. He is a generalist practitioner working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents to address multiple issues including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, anger management, marital/partner/family relational problems, work and school related issues and life transitions. Bob has experience working with older adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He also has an interest and experience working in the area of domestic violence, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain, crisis intervention and grief and loss issues throughout the life span Bob is available for consulting and supervision.
(319) 774-4199
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Renee June Barbu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients 16+, I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
(319) 220-0947
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Darcie Lampman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I look forward to working with you. Three Little Birds Counseling Services promotes healing and growth through acceptance and insight. Challenging experiences provide the opportunity for self-exploration and a renewed sense of purpose and confidence. Take comfort in a peaceful, non-judgemental environment to explore new possibilities and areas for increased satisfaction.
(319) 774-8509
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Amy Roling- Inspire Counseling & Coaching
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have been working in the counseling field for 20 years. I enjoy helping clients help themselves move forward and live a healthier life. I've worked in college counseling centers, community mental health, schools, and in Corporate America. I use a cognitive behavioral approach and focus on each client's strengths. I've worked with many clinical issues: including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties and many other issues that interfere with one's ability to enjoy life. I truly believe that if an individual, couple or family want help, healing is possible.
(319) 313-7681
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Stephanie Newsom, MA, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa, who has been working in the counseling field for over 20 years. I primarily serve adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety, relationship distress, stress management, eating concerns, and histories of trauma.
(319) 250-2078
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Mindy Anderson
Counselor, MA, tLMCH, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you like coffee or tea? Me too. Let me pour you a cup and let’s talk! I think good therapy starts with a genuine connection. I will value and validate your unique experiences and perspectives, so that genuine connection starts from the very first session. As a social justice-minded and culturally competent counselor, I provide a very empathetic and safe space for my clients to talk about some pretty heavy issues. Have you felt like an outsider? Do you struggle with the grind culture? Are you experiencing relationship issues? Maybe stuck in a funk? Anxious and not sure why? If so, I think we should meet!
(319) 406-3553
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Summer Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Having someone listen to you, without judging or minimizing what you feel and think is so important. Together, we can help you gain clarity, set goals, and take steps toward healing. I provide a safe space in my practice to allow for all stages of self-discovery and wellness for you or your family.
(319) 349-8077
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Cathy A. Rottinghaus
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My practice is a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach focused on empowering clients to actively assist in their mental health journey. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, play therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, and other personally expressive interventions with clients. I place a high value on clients’ personal autonomy and collaboration in establishing mental health goals.
(319) 220-4572
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What type of Cedar Falls mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

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How to find a therapist or counselor in Cedar Falls?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
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