I earned my Master's Degree from Bellevue University in NE. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a Certified International Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I am also licensed as a Substance Use Treatment Program through the Iowa Department of Public Health. I provide OWI Evaluations and Mental Health Assessments. I am fluent in English and Spanish. Being proficient in Spanish and being familiar with the Latino culture allows me to better serve the Spanish-speaking Community. In addition, I conduct Mental Health Diagnostic Evaluations for Immigration purposes.
I am proud to be a mental health counselor offering telehealth services throughout the entire state of Iowa. Iowa is my home so I enjoy being able to reach every metro and rural community. It is an honor to be invited into your life and I am glad you are ready to get help. If you are struggling with under/over achievement, life transitions, feeling anxious or depressed-- you have come to the right place! I work extremely well with creative types, college students, entrepreneurs, and the Christian community.
"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else," Fred Rogers. My approach is client-centered. My focus as a therapist is to build a safe and trusting environment for my clients to become their true authentic selves. I believe in a perfect effort, not perfection. My therapeutic counseling sessions will give you the extra strength to push through questions, concerns, and frustrations that have held you back in life. I do not believe one therapeutic approach works for everyone. I tailor the treatment to the individual client and their specific needs.
Evenings and weekend hours are available for your convenience. I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start:
I am a US Navy veteran who has several years of experience working with adults who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse concerns. I utilize a person centered, trauma informed approach in addition to CBT and I am trained in EMDR. I have substantial training in crisis mitigation and often volunteer in the community in that capacity. My primary focus is working with adults and couples who are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and addictions.
I am a faith based Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I graduated in May of 2001 (Colorado Christian University) with a Masters of Arts in Counseling. I am a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. I have been in private practice since 2001. My passions are Individuals, Marriage and Family, Eating Disorders/Body Image, Adolescents, Grief, Hope, Anxiety, and Soul Care.
During my 13-years as a pastor in rural, southwest Iowa, many people in my parish took me into their confidence and educated me on how their lives were impacted by brokenness in their families, trauma, substance abuse, and the stress of everyday life. Not having the tools to help in the ways needed, I returned to graduate school in Community Counseling.
Life is complicated and anyone can find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed or simply unable to reach their true potential. As a licensed psychologist with 27 years experience, I go beyond compassionate listening to help my clients live balanced and fulfilling lives.
Beginning therapy can be an intimidating experience, so it’s important to feel at ease with and supported by your provider. I believe that therapy should be a partnership based in trust, respect, compassion, and kindness. Using a strengths-based approach, I work to understand and empathize with each individual’s unique situation. I believe that everyone has the ability to grow, change, and heal, and I am committed to helping people navigate life’s challenges.
My goal as a Mental Health therapist is to assist individuals in finding a quality of life they are confident and comfortable with. I became a therapist with the intention to assist individuals in changing their lives for the better through the therapeutic process. I have been working in the mental health field for over three years. This also includes previous work experience with substance use and crisis intervention. While in therapy, I can assist you with building; coping skills, mindfulness, self-esteem, stress management, emotional regulation, decision making, and conflict resolution.
I believe the first step to all healing and change is to desire something different. The fact that you are considering counseling is a good sign. I would be honored to hear your story and be involved in your journey.
What has happened to us in our lifetime, the good and the not good, has helped to make us who we are today. Though we can’t change what has happened to us, I believe that in the therapeutic process we can change how what has happened to us affects our lives now and in the future. My years of therapy experience have taught me that people are resilient and that they can heal and change if they are encouraged, supported and allowed to do so.
My passion is helping others heal and gain insight into the issues that they are experiencing. I practice a person centered approach as I believe that we tend to be our own best experts. I emphasize a collaborative style during session to help you progress towards you goals. Personal growth and healing does not have to be something that is an abstract concept, but rather can be a possibility. It helps to have someone who is unbiased and is present to help you navigate life’s challenges and traumas. I also feel passionate about working with adolescents as they navigate the complexities of the transition from youth to adulthood.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and reaching out for help can feel difficult, so I am happy you are here. My name is Emily Crabtree and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with individuals from 14 years old to adults, as well as couples. I have experience working with issues including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, grief, among others.
Ben has over 5 years experience serving the community by supporting families and stronger relationships, both in Omaha and in his home country of Argentina. He has experience supporting the mental health of clients from diverse backgrounds, including poverty, trauma, and substance use.
Life can be challenging. Finding the courage to talk to someone about those challenges is the best gift you can give yourself. My hope is to be a co-pilot as you make changes in your journey to overcome the challenges that life has given you. I am experienced in working with many life stages, including school age, adolescents, young adults, middle adults, and mature adults.
As your therapist, it is vital for me to see the world through your eyes and lived experiences. I offer integrative treatment modalities based on your personal preferences, often incorporating feminist and multicultural theoretical orientations. Safety is key when working with a new therapist, and it is my job to ensure every client feels supported in the therapy space. My specializations include perinatal mental health, trauma, grief, parenting, recovery, sexuality, and gender. I am a member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health as well as the Health at Every Size movement and am an open and affirming therapist.
I am a licensed mental health counselor with an emphasis on trauma-informed and a cognitive behavioral approach. I utilize EMDR and CBT to best fit your therapy goals. I specialize in treating trauma related disorders, grief/loss, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
I currently have openings for new clients! We all know we live in overwhelming times. The stress of family, work, school, and life in general can really get to us. Sometimes, there is an issue that would be easier to manage if you have help. When it is time, reach out, help is available. I am ready to work with you to identify and target areas you choose. We will set goals and create strategies to increase your confidence in your ability to manage the multitude of stressors you face daily. I am here for that adventure, ready to help.
It may sound cliché but you are not alone. There are many people who are more than willing to help you in whatever way you need even if you know you need help but do not know exactly what kind of help. Seeking help is one of the first, yet can be one of the most difficult, steps to complete in the therapeutic process but is one of the most important steps. Just know you are not alone, you are strong, you are worthy, you can and will overcome, and if no one else believes in you including yourself, know I believe in you.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Crawford County are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Crawford County then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Crawford County, or Child Psychologists in Crawford County.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Crawford County psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Crawford County specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.