Female Therapists in Decorah, IA

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Marion Niles
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decorah, IA 52101
You are considering counseling because you may need support and encouragement at a particularly challenging time in your life. Talking to loved ones may not be an option. A professional counselor can assist you in finding more clarity and insight. When we recognize unhelpful patterns, we can initiate change by looking at our options. Even at times when we can't change the inevitable, we can still learn to cope by utilizing our internal wisdom. Perhaps I can support you on your journey towards increasing insight and wisdom. I believe that therapy is a process which is grounded in trust and in the safety of a therapeutic relationship.
You are considering counseling because you may need support and encouragement at a particularly challenging time in your life. Talking to loved ones may not be an option. A professional counselor can assist you in finding more clarity and insight. When we recognize unhelpful patterns, we can initiate change by looking at our options. Even at times when we can't change the inevitable, we can still learn to cope by utilizing our internal wisdom. Perhaps I can support you on your journey towards increasing insight and wisdom. I believe that therapy is a process which is grounded in trust and in the safety of a therapeutic relationship.
(563) 316-6749 View (563) 316-6749
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Karen Haas Misseldine
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decorah, IA 52101
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. I am certified in EMDR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I have been helping people of all ages navigate mental health and life challenges for over 25 years. Together, we can tailor your therapy to meet your individual needs so you can move beyond whatever is holding you back and begin to experience the relief and change you are seeking. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapist and Registered Art Therapist. I am certified in EMDR and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. I have been helping people of all ages navigate mental health and life challenges for over 25 years. Together, we can tailor your therapy to meet your individual needs so you can move beyond whatever is holding you back and begin to experience the relief and change you are seeking. My approach is non-judgmental, compassionate and collaborative.
(563) 202-2189 View (563) 202-2189
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Manon C. Bushman
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decorah, IA 52101
Hey there! Life can leave us with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are sometimes difficult to navigate on our own. Everyone deserves a safe space to honestly share their burdens and celebrate their successes! I believe change is inevitable when we show up authentically and strive to gain insight into what is working well and what might not be work so well. When old patterns that no longer serve us, are uncovered, new ways of thinking and being will reflect a life that is true to you!
Hey there! Life can leave us with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are sometimes difficult to navigate on our own. Everyone deserves a safe space to honestly share their burdens and celebrate their successes! I believe change is inevitable when we show up authentically and strive to gain insight into what is working well and what might not be work so well. When old patterns that no longer serve us, are uncovered, new ways of thinking and being will reflect a life that is true to you!
(319) 264-1953 View (319) 264-1953
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Ricki (Richelle) Christene Bouska
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Decorah, IA 52101  (Online Only)
I am a woman of great faith, a deep love for my family, and an abundance of hope! I truly believe I was called into the counseling ministry. I have a heart for coming alongside others as they endeavor to move forward in life. With a belief in human potential and each person's inherent worth, I offer companionship for the journey! The name Sacred Space Counseling Center, LLC was intentionally chosen. It encapsulates the essence of what therapy is to me, and ...what I hope it becomes for you! Come, take sanctuary in my Sacred Space!
I am a woman of great faith, a deep love for my family, and an abundance of hope! I truly believe I was called into the counseling ministry. I have a heart for coming alongside others as they endeavor to move forward in life. With a belief in human potential and each person's inherent worth, I offer companionship for the journey! The name Sacred Space Counseling Center, LLC was intentionally chosen. It encapsulates the essence of what therapy is to me, and ...what I hope it becomes for you! Come, take sanctuary in my Sacred Space!
(563) 207-3793 View (563) 207-3793
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Deanna L Engrav
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Decorah, IA 52101
Not accepting new clients
My areas of focus include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and individuals dealing with addiction. I offer an unbiased surrounding where you can feel safe while discussing intimate details about your personal journey throughout life. My approach to therapy is integrative with priority given to EMDR. I look forward to meeting with you and beginning this incredible transition together!
My areas of focus include working with individuals who have experienced trauma and individuals dealing with addiction. I offer an unbiased surrounding where you can feel safe while discussing intimate details about your personal journey throughout life. My approach to therapy is integrative with priority given to EMDR. I look forward to meeting with you and beginning this incredible transition together!
(515) 200-1741 View (515) 200-1741

Online Therapists

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Jennifer Brost
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MA
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Few things are more distressing than when an important relationship is not going as well as it could. Whether relationship problems are causing you stress or if you are simply struggling within yourself, I would be honored to assist you on your journey towards greater emotional and relational health. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner.
Few things are more distressing than when an important relationship is not going as well as it could. Whether relationship problems are causing you stress or if you are simply struggling within yourself, I would be honored to assist you on your journey towards greater emotional and relational health. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and am also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Additionally, I am a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner.
(319) 313-5224 View (319) 313-5224
Photo of Laura A Hoffmann, LMHC, LPC, Counselor
Laura A Hoffmann
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dubuque, IA 52001
Waitlist for new clients
No matter where you are at on your therapy journey, I will provide you with unconditional positive regard and genuine encouragement. I promote an eclectic style and incorporate a person centered, strengths based approach. In addition to an appropriate blend of humor, my clients describe me as warm, empathetic, and very approachable about difficult subjects. I enjoy and pride myself on being a lifelong learner. I additionally have Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences approval to provide clinical supervision/mentoring for therapists in the beginning stages of their career.
No matter where you are at on your therapy journey, I will provide you with unconditional positive regard and genuine encouragement. I promote an eclectic style and incorporate a person centered, strengths based approach. In addition to an appropriate blend of humor, my clients describe me as warm, empathetic, and very approachable about difficult subjects. I enjoy and pride myself on being a lifelong learner. I additionally have Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences approval to provide clinical supervision/mentoring for therapists in the beginning stages of their career.
(563) 265-6893 x111 View (563) 265-6893 x111
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Natalie Quinn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
“Your doubts create mountains. Your actions move them.” – Mel Robbins. The journey of life is filled with challenges. When depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or significant life transitions enter the picture, it can feel overwhelming. Coping with the flood of emotions and the sense of isolation that often accompanies stress and loss can be daunting. Trying to tackle these issues alone or ignoring them may only intensify the emotional turmoil. However, you don't have to navigate this path solo. Therapy offers a supportive and collaborative space where we can explore your unique personality, values and strengths.
“Your doubts create mountains. Your actions move them.” – Mel Robbins. The journey of life is filled with challenges. When depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, or significant life transitions enter the picture, it can feel overwhelming. Coping with the flood of emotions and the sense of isolation that often accompanies stress and loss can be daunting. Trying to tackle these issues alone or ignoring them may only intensify the emotional turmoil. However, you don't have to navigate this path solo. Therapy offers a supportive and collaborative space where we can explore your unique personality, values and strengths.
(319) 255-2493 View (319) 255-2493
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Doreatha Page
temp, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alburnett, IA 52202  (Online Only)
Working with me, you will always lead the way, with my support. Do you desire a life full of positive emotions! Working with me you will be exposed to experiencing pleasure and learning skills to build and maintain positive emotions and positive engagement in life tasks that derive meaning and value from life. Are you open to exploring your automatic thought processes. Work with me to gain understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and spend some time exploring your automatic thoughts.
Working with me, you will always lead the way, with my support. Do you desire a life full of positive emotions! Working with me you will be exposed to experiencing pleasure and learning skills to build and maintain positive emotions and positive engagement in life tasks that derive meaning and value from life. Are you open to exploring your automatic thought processes. Work with me to gain understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and spend some time exploring your automatic thoughts.
(319) 988-2505 View (319) 988-2505
Photo of Rebecca Booth, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Rebecca Booth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405  (Online Only)
Immediate Openings-limited availability 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.
Immediate Openings-limited availability 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 View (319) 320-1772
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Johna J Phillipson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Monticello, IA 52310
I believe that within us all lies inherent strength and resilience that allows us to navigate even the most difficult barriers and challenges. I strive to provide a safe, relaxed, compassionate environment free of judgement and pre-conceived notions. It is within this environment that you can begin to explore and access your inner strengths and work through those barriers you may have found to be insurmountable throughout your life. Through practical and supportive methods based on cognitive behavioral, client-centered and humanistic approaches, we will collaborate in order to address your self determined goals.
I believe that within us all lies inherent strength and resilience that allows us to navigate even the most difficult barriers and challenges. I strive to provide a safe, relaxed, compassionate environment free of judgement and pre-conceived notions. It is within this environment that you can begin to explore and access your inner strengths and work through those barriers you may have found to be insurmountable throughout your life. Through practical and supportive methods based on cognitive behavioral, client-centered and humanistic approaches, we will collaborate in order to address your self determined goals.
(319) 343-5054 View (319) 343-5054
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Katherine S Parrott
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Anamosa, IA 52205
I strongly believe in the proverb "A problem shared is a problem halved" and I want my clients to feel comfortable sharing their problems with me. I have experience with working with ages 8 and up on a variety of issues from anger, depression and anxiety to substance use disorders, relationships and auditory hallucinations. I want to work with my clients to find ways to meet their goals.
I strongly believe in the proverb "A problem shared is a problem halved" and I want my clients to feel comfortable sharing their problems with me. I have experience with working with ages 8 and up on a variety of issues from anger, depression and anxiety to substance use disorders, relationships and auditory hallucinations. I want to work with my clients to find ways to meet their goals.
(319) 900-5245 View (319) 900-5245
Photo of Sarah Aanonson, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Aanonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
(319) 429-7475 View (319) 429-7475
Photo of Sarah Janssen, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sarah Janssen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
Genuineness and empathy are incredibly important in the therapeutic relationship. Having over 20 years of social work experience, I believe my knowledge and experience will help assist you to find the solutions you need to feel better and more settled in your unique circumstances. You are brave to take the first step in finding a therapist, and I'm excited to work with you as you start your journey.
Genuineness and empathy are incredibly important in the therapeutic relationship. Having over 20 years of social work experience, I believe my knowledge and experience will help assist you to find the solutions you need to feel better and more settled in your unique circumstances. You are brave to take the first step in finding a therapist, and I'm excited to work with you as you start your journey.
(319) 318-6413 View (319) 318-6413
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Whitney Anderson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IA 50701
My name is Whitney Anderson (she/her) and I am a LMHC providing individual & family therapy with Affinity Therapy & Counseling. My passion is helping children, adolescents, teens & families reach their full potential by making sure they have the tools they need to be successful. I am happy to accompany you or your child in your journey in dealing with varying issues which could include, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, anger management, struggles at school, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, divorce, family conflict, etc.
My name is Whitney Anderson (she/her) and I am a LMHC providing individual & family therapy with Affinity Therapy & Counseling. My passion is helping children, adolescents, teens & families reach their full potential by making sure they have the tools they need to be successful. I am happy to accompany you or your child in your journey in dealing with varying issues which could include, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, anger management, struggles at school, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, divorce, family conflict, etc.
(515) 375-7987 View (515) 375-7987
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Kristin Breza Newcomb
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Feeling exhausted? Overwhelmed? Irritated? Life is hard. Plain and simple. Situations and circumstances so often drive us in a direction we weren't prepared. So many of us have a hard time figuring out what to do in these moments. I have worked with nurses, doctors, educators, mothers, teen girls, college students, persons involved with DHS/DCF, birth & adoptive parents, pregnant women, LGBTQIA persons and so many others who have been through big life events, albeit trauma or otherwise, that have landed them in a place that feels dark and confusing. Anxiety can come in forms that we didn't know existed - until we are there.
Feeling exhausted? Overwhelmed? Irritated? Life is hard. Plain and simple. Situations and circumstances so often drive us in a direction we weren't prepared. So many of us have a hard time figuring out what to do in these moments. I have worked with nurses, doctors, educators, mothers, teen girls, college students, persons involved with DHS/DCF, birth & adoptive parents, pregnant women, LGBTQIA persons and so many others who have been through big life events, albeit trauma or otherwise, that have landed them in a place that feels dark and confusing. Anxiety can come in forms that we didn't know existed - until we are there.
(319) 456-4954 View (319) 456-4954
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Tara Bosnic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Independence, IA 50644
Throughout my career I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in residential treatment, school and hospital settings, as well as my office here in Independence.
Throughout my career I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in residential treatment, school and hospital settings, as well as my office here in Independence.
(563) 214-0463 View (563) 214-0463
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Heather Muntz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52001  (Online Only)
I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space where we are able to identify problems that are interfering with your ability to live your best life and work towards change that is important to you and in line with what you value. My approach is built on compassion, care and respect for the experiences and identities that make you who you are. I bring humor, warmth, sincerity, and a calm presence to the therapeutic environment.
I offer a supportive and non-judgmental space where we are able to identify problems that are interfering with your ability to live your best life and work towards change that is important to you and in line with what you value. My approach is built on compassion, care and respect for the experiences and identities that make you who you are. I bring humor, warmth, sincerity, and a calm presence to the therapeutic environment.
(563) 204-8893 View (563) 204-8893
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Sarah Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atkins, IA 52206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
(319) 984-4149 View (319) 984-4149
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Raven Counseling Services LLC
Counselor, LMHC, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50702
Do you feel defeated and alone? Are you seeking to heal the inner areas of self doubt, worry, fear, pain, and other places where hope is subsiding? Do you need a space to take a breath, slow down, and reflect with guidance from a clinical perspective? I am a clinician with over 12 years of experience providing person centered counseling and would like to help you discover how to find awareness and cope better. A raven is associated with loss; yet it's symbolism is complex. As a talking bird, it represents prophecy, complex decision making, and having rich awareness. I am ready to help support you in your hour of need!
Do you feel defeated and alone? Are you seeking to heal the inner areas of self doubt, worry, fear, pain, and other places where hope is subsiding? Do you need a space to take a breath, slow down, and reflect with guidance from a clinical perspective? I am a clinician with over 12 years of experience providing person centered counseling and would like to help you discover how to find awareness and cope better. A raven is associated with loss; yet it's symbolism is complex. As a talking bird, it represents prophecy, complex decision making, and having rich awareness. I am ready to help support you in your hour of need!
(319) 318-6773 View (319) 318-6773

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.