LGBTQ+ Affirming Therapists in Cedar Rapids, IA

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Erin E. Elm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, BC-TMH
Verified
All my services are currently via Telehealth only. My primary passion is helping the LGBTQ + community. This includes assessment/letters of support for HRT/Surgical interventions. I also support those questioning, curious or struggling with these changes for themselves or their family members. I believe everyone has their own unique way of seeing the world based on their experiences, conscious beliefs and unconscious thought. You will find that I tend to "tell it like it is". Please email vs. calling. If I am full I can provide options via email far quicker than via phone.
(612) 806-0179 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Abby N Bottorff
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, tLMHC
Verified
I am a queer -identifying therapist who has experience working with members of the LGBTQIA + community and providing gender-affirming care, letters, and resources.
My approach to counseling is guided through self-empowerment and embracing both the person you are and the ways you’d like to foster healthy growth within your life. Through an integrative client-centered approach, I work to provide a safe space to support mental wellness through life challenges, traumas, and everyday anxieties for all individuals. I have an intimate understanding of grief and how transformative experience with this can be, and joining teens and adults while they navigate moving forward after loss is a great passion of mine.
(563) 204-8235 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Loey Sawvel
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified
My space is affirming and safe for gender identities and LGBTQ +, as I also identify as gender fluid and queer .
We get the message from others to “suck it up, things will get better”. Why is there such stigma around taking care of brain health? We have big emotions, intrusive thoughts, and body sensations that can be scary. Yet, we hide that and push them way down deep and hope it doesn’t bubble up. Having emotions and thoughts and sensations are NORMAL, and healthy. Learning how to manage the BIG emotions and life events are important to living a well and holistic lifestyle. Don’t do it alone, let me help you.
(563) 231-7410 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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James Neubauer
Marriage & Family Therapist, t-LMFT
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals, children 16 and up, LGBTQ +, couples, and partnerships.
Not accepting new clients and I go by JD.) I consider you the expert on what is going on with you, including your feelings, worries, and concerns. In a collaborative and shared space, we can find new meaning in the problems you experience. As we go through life, roadblocks and barriers to success are inevitable. My goal is to provide an open and accepting space where all people feel heard and accepted throughout the therapeutic experience. I offer a brave space for adults, teens, couples, and families from all backgrounds and populations seeking therapy, and I am committed to acceptance and mutual respect.
(319) 271-3518 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Waitlist for new clients
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Lisa Ferretti
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I specialize in helping women that have experienced current or previous domestic violence, LGBTQIA + individuals, and couples.
***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 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Not accepting new clients
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Stephanie M McDowell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
In addition, I have extensive work within the LGBTQ + community- I AM an ally!.
EMAIL IS THE FASTEST WAY TO REACH ME! If you are new to therapy, struggling with current life stresses, have unresolved issues in your past or simply want to dive further into your capacity for self awareness, please reach out for support! Together we can structure sessions to address what may be preventing you from being your best self. Whether your progress needs to include improved relationships, increased motivation, stronger sense of self-worth, greater career or home success, a reduction of painful emotions or unwanted behaviors; I will strive to help you learn to relate to yourself & others in new, often healthier ways
(319) 320-1938 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Remi Andrews
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
My primary focus of care currently is providing affirmative care for those in the LGBTQ + community.
Person-centered. Trauma-informed. Solution-focused. These are the words I choose most frequently to describe my work in the therapy room. My greatest desire is to hold space for every individual that enters space with me, and support each of them as they learn to hold space for themselves. It is my goal to create a counter-cultural environment that allows us to work together to support you, your partner and your family to work to create a healthier framework for your relationships with each other and with yourself.
(319) 264-2915 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Not accepting new clients
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Psychiatric Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
I can help you learn how to cope with your anxiety, depression, PTSD, trauma, sexual abuse and assault, domestic violence, low self-esteem, ADHD, lack of motivation, grief and loss, life transitions, codependency, emotional dysregulation, cognitive distortions/thinking errors, mild addictions, mild eating disorders, and LGBTQIA concerns.
Throughout our lives, it is important for us to learn how to adapt and adjust to the constant changes that occur both internally and externally. This can be very difficult to navigate on our own and we all deserve a safe place to express our thoughts and feelings without being judged, as well as work through our challenges. My passion is to help support and guide you through your healing journey by individualizing specific skills and tools that will assist you in moving forward.I have a specific interest in working with high school students, college students, and those new to therapy, as well as those 14 and older.
(319) 734-2002 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Heather Morgan-Sowada
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
I specialize in working with individuals who identify as LGBTQIA +.
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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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Alicia Bruzek
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
I have experience working in many areas of counseling and areas of special interest to me include depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, OCD, grief, and trauma.
Are you feeling stuck, lost, or frustrated in your life? Sometimes it can be helpful to have a new perspective on the issues you're facing. I believe that every person coming through my door is the expert of their own life; you have the tools you need, you just need help uncovering them! I want to work collaboratively with you to understand what has gotten you to this point and help you gain clarity about your strengths and struggles in order to find a different way to understand, cope, or change what is holding you back. Counseling is not a one-size-fits-all process and I enjoy helping you find solutions to improve your life.
(319) 281-0286 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Rebecca Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Everyone deserves to tell their story and to be listened to with respect and dignity. My passion is to give people a safe space to tell their stories so they can start on their path of healing. I assist my clients with finding a different perspective about their story or problem so they can build better relationships, navigate the future, and heal completely as a person.
(319) 320-1772 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Lynette Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Lets face it, deciding that we need help is not an easy thing to admit. It's even more difficult to reach out to get the help we know we deserve. No matter what you are dealing with in life, may it be daily anxiety and depression or transitioning through a phase in your life that turned out to be more difficult than you thought. I am here to listen and help you through these times. I hope that with my help you can live your life the way you have always wanted and feel proud for the work you have done to truly take care of yourself.
(319) 409-6407 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Marie Villhauer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
My clients, friends, and family would describe me as their personal cheerleader. My goal as your therapist is to help you identify what barriers are holding you back and assisting you to overcome them. I want to encourage you every step of the way. I have a variety of experiences in the mental health and social services field that help me be a well rounded therapist equipped to treat a variety of presenting problems. I utilize Internal Family Systems, DBT, CBT, EMDR, Gottman Couples and narrative therapy to help you reach your goals. I completed level one IFS training in 2022.
(319) 214-8871 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Flora Williams
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, ABD
Verified
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I help clients achieve their goals one step at a time. I am a multicultural therapist and help clients of all backgrounds identify and overcome obstacles. When you come to Breaking Barriers Therapy Center you will feel welcomed and accepted no matter your creed, color, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc. It is my hope that you will leave my therapy room empowered and see new possibilities in your life. I look forward to hearing from you!
(319) 238-4135 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Not accepting new clients
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Emma Deem
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
Sometimes life gets hard and emotions can be difficult to manage. The symptoms of anxiety and depression can take a toll on you and prevent you from enjoying life and becoming as successful as you would like to be.
(563) 278-6256 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Richelle Derfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CADC
Verified
I assist in helping clients heal from trauma, sexual abuse, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I use a wide variety of treatment modalities to assist in overcoming difficulties. I use several treatment modalities, based on what you need. I am certified in EMDR, which is a first line treatment for helping people to overcome trauma. It is also used to treat other emotional experiences. I also assist with people struggling to cope in healthy manners, and help you to discover and implement new coping skills. You will learn new skills to assist you in having the life you want.
(319) 250-4305 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Rhonda King
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT
Verified
IN-PERSON or TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS! Accepting New Clients! King Family Therapy Services works with families, couples and individuals of all ages. We offer treatment plans, customized to maximize successful outcomes, for each person seeking services. Rhonda is a compassionate professional, empowering clients with a collaborative, strength-based approach to therapy, using clinically tested, evidenced-based interventions.
(319) 316-6936 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Offers online therapy
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Noelle Andrew
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified
Just by deciding to explore therapy, you have already made a brave and healthy choice. You have a story, your own unique and original story, and as a clinician, my first responsibility is to create a safe and comforting space for your story to be told. Clients can count on me to be an affirming ally and calming presence, even amidst experiences of trauma, anxiety, bereavement and depression. I strive to collaborate alongside you to work toward goals that bring improved well-being and fulfillment to your life. Years of meeting persons of all backgrounds in their time of need has shaped my person-centered clinical approach.
(319) 595-4365 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
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Jennifer Lee
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
To sit with another and truly be present and hear them can provide healing and relief. I assist individuals looking for help and healing from various issues and concerns including loss/grief, depression, anxiety, relationship troubles and low self esteem. I can help you identify negative perceptions or behaviors that may be keeping you from living a more fulfilling and happy life.
(319) 774-7662 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Natalie Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
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) 255-2493 
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
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LGBTQ+ Therapists
These therapists specialize in providing supportive, LGBTQ-affirming therapy in Cedar Rapids. Many offer personal insights as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender therapists themselves. Others are allies of the LGBTQIA community with specialized training and experience working with LGBTQ+ clients. All have chosen to include the LGBTQIA community as an area of specialization and client focus.