Therapists in Dubuque, IA

Photo of Julia Updegraff, MSCP, LMHC, Counselor
Julia Updegraff
Counselor, MSCP, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003
Sometimes life is hard. It is not uncommon to feel as if you are going through these difficult times on your own. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. My purpose is to be a compassionate, nonjudgmental listener in addition to teaching you necessary coping skills. I will use a combination of cognitive and behavioral techniques with a primary focus on mindfulness. My goal is not to fix you; it is to be a partner in your own healing.
Sometimes life is hard. It is not uncommon to feel as if you are going through these difficult times on your own. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. My purpose is to be a compassionate, nonjudgmental listener in addition to teaching you necessary coping skills. I will use a combination of cognitive and behavioral techniques with a primary focus on mindfulness. My goal is not to fix you; it is to be a partner in your own healing.
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Jessica Hanson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003
My experiences as a therapist make me well suited to address issues surrounding various areas of mental health; such as, clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and other disruptions in mood. My work focuses on life's journey. Traveling with my clients through the ups, downs and detours life often throws at us. I have experience working with areas specific to various mental health symptoms and perinatal mood and anxiety.
My experiences as a therapist make me well suited to address issues surrounding various areas of mental health; such as, clients struggling with anxiety, depression, and other disruptions in mood. My work focuses on life's journey. Traveling with my clients through the ups, downs and detours life often throws at us. I have experience working with areas specific to various mental health symptoms and perinatal mood and anxiety.
(563) 362-3137 View (563) 362-3137
Catherine Esser
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002
I believe therapy is a healing, life-enhancing journey, and I am dedicated to helping clients heal from past trauma and cope with current stressors using a supportive, compassionate approach. I build on clients' strengths to promote self-care, reduce distress, improve relationships and find a renewed sense of purpose. I use EMDR and other techniques to help resolve past trauma wounds and attachment wounds, and to find spiritual connection. I work collaboratively with clients to develop more positive core beliefs, allowing the freedom to live more fully, creatively - and with a fuller heart.
I believe therapy is a healing, life-enhancing journey, and I am dedicated to helping clients heal from past trauma and cope with current stressors using a supportive, compassionate approach. I build on clients' strengths to promote self-care, reduce distress, improve relationships and find a renewed sense of purpose. I use EMDR and other techniques to help resolve past trauma wounds and attachment wounds, and to find spiritual connection. I work collaboratively with clients to develop more positive core beliefs, allowing the freedom to live more fully, creatively - and with a fuller heart.
(563) 794-6383 View (563) 794-6383
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Amy Steve
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dubuque, IA 52001
Waitlist for new clients
Life’s journey can create many experiences leading us through paths of adventure and also challenge. When faced with difficulties/hardships in life, the road can often leave us feeling isolated, lonely, ashamed, weak, unloved, and even broken. My name is Amy Steve. I am a licensed Independent Social Worker, but more importantly, I am a mental health therapist and individual that cares deeply about helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome roadblocks that they may face on their journey through life. I believe that each person is unique and that is why treatment will be individually tailored to meet your specific needs.
Life’s journey can create many experiences leading us through paths of adventure and also challenge. When faced with difficulties/hardships in life, the road can often leave us feeling isolated, lonely, ashamed, weak, unloved, and even broken. My name is Amy Steve. I am a licensed Independent Social Worker, but more importantly, I am a mental health therapist and individual that cares deeply about helping children, adolescents, and adults overcome roadblocks that they may face on their journey through life. I believe that each person is unique and that is why treatment will be individually tailored to meet your specific needs.
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Dana Hamann
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52001
Choosing the right therapy is an important first step. Some therapies have been rigorously researched and repeatedly shown to produce the best outcomes for people just like you. I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa, where I completed 6 years of full-time graduate school gaining expertise in these therapies.
Choosing the right therapy is an important first step. Some therapies have been rigorously researched and repeatedly shown to produce the best outcomes for people just like you. I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Iowa, where I completed 6 years of full-time graduate school gaining expertise in these therapies.
(563) 200-7658 View (563) 200-7658
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Lindsey Darrouzet
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002  (Online Only)
I am passionate about partnering with my clients on their journey to improve their lives. It has been rewarding to watch the people I serve discover that they are already doing many things to help themselves through difficult situations, and our work together builds on those strengths. In sessions, you can expect to be heard, valued, and respected in a comfortable, safe, and nonjudgmental space where you can find the tools you need to achieve your goals.
I am passionate about partnering with my clients on their journey to improve their lives. It has been rewarding to watch the people I serve discover that they are already doing many things to help themselves through difficult situations, and our work together builds on those strengths. In sessions, you can expect to be heard, valued, and respected in a comfortable, safe, and nonjudgmental space where you can find the tools you need to achieve your goals.
(563) 748-4181 View (563) 748-4181
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Lori Ollendick
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002
Successful therapy is the result of effective collaboration between client and therapist.Choosing the right therapist for you is a very personal decision and can seem like an overwhelming task so finding the right "fit" is so important. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients and want them to feel that they can be comfortable and open sharing their burdens in our sessions. I work with the client to promote self discovery and confidence building which in turn helps them to improve their relationships and manage their life challenges.
Successful therapy is the result of effective collaboration between client and therapist.Choosing the right therapist for you is a very personal decision and can seem like an overwhelming task so finding the right "fit" is so important. I value creating a strong, trusting relationship with my clients and want them to feel that they can be comfortable and open sharing their burdens in our sessions. I work with the client to promote self discovery and confidence building which in turn helps them to improve their relationships and manage their life challenges.
(563) 538-0319 View (563) 538-0319
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Mindy J Finn
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003
Mindy Finn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Mindy operates from a strengths-based, client-centered approach to empower her clients, promote positive self-image, and improve interpersonal relationships. She is experienced in treating adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. Mindy specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life adjustment issues, family and relationship issues.
Mindy Finn is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. She has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Mindy operates from a strengths-based, client-centered approach to empower her clients, promote positive self-image, and improve interpersonal relationships. She is experienced in treating adults, adolescents, children, families, and couples. Mindy specializes in treating trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, life adjustment issues, family and relationship issues.
(563) 921-6348 View (563) 921-6348
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Casey Theis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52001
Waitlist for new clients
The client-therapist relationship is one of the most valuable elements of therapy. It is my pleasure to get to know each individual I work with and to form a relationship that allows them to feel supported and understood - there is such power in being heard. I like to collaborate with clients to brainstorm ways for them to achieve their goals in a realistic and attainable way, by highlighting each client's strengths, resilience and resources. I do my best to offer support wherever you are in your journey through life.
The client-therapist relationship is one of the most valuable elements of therapy. It is my pleasure to get to know each individual I work with and to form a relationship that allows them to feel supported and understood - there is such power in being heard. I like to collaborate with clients to brainstorm ways for them to achieve their goals in a realistic and attainable way, by highlighting each client's strengths, resilience and resources. I do my best to offer support wherever you are in your journey through life.
(563) 538-0348 View (563) 538-0348
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Chloe A Heberlein
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dubuque, IA 52001
Hello and welcome! I'm Chloe Heberlein, a mental health therapist passionate about guiding individuals towards healing and empowerment. I specialize in helping clients navigate through challenges related to boundaries, trauma, anxiety, women's issues, and personal development. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, integrating evidence-based techniques with nature-inspired methods for optimal healing.
Hello and welcome! I'm Chloe Heberlein, a mental health therapist passionate about guiding individuals towards healing and empowerment. I specialize in helping clients navigate through challenges related to boundaries, trauma, anxiety, women's issues, and personal development. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy, integrating evidence-based techniques with nature-inspired methods for optimal healing.
(563) 925-4182 View (563) 925-4182
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Richard Corfman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003
Not accepting new clients
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
Clients have come to me for various reasons- marital conflict, depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, bipolar illness, grief, ADHD and other related mental health diagnoses. I have felt honored to help people to move from feeling distressed to better managing their thoughts, feelings and behaviors so they can enjoy greater success and control over their lives.
(563) 649-4449 View (563) 649-4449
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Nancy Olson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003  (Online Only)
Life can get stressful sometimes and our emotions can get the best of us. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can take a toll on you and prevent you from being happy, enjoying life, and becoming the person you want to be.
Life can get stressful sometimes and our emotions can get the best of us. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can take a toll on you and prevent you from being happy, enjoying life, and becoming the person you want to be.
(563) 855-8013 View (563) 855-8013
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Grace S Ashbrook
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002
Life is full of adventures and hardships that all too often leave us feeling weak, broken, unloveable, ashamed, lost and alone. This journey can be incredibly challenging as well as isolating, especially when we struggle to find healthy support. I see my role as a counselor to be a supportive guide. Utilizing a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I work to provide direction through safe exploration of feelings, thoughts and beliefs that interfere with healthy growth. I have a passion for assisting individuals in navigating the way to stability, self-love and wholeness.
Life is full of adventures and hardships that all too often leave us feeling weak, broken, unloveable, ashamed, lost and alone. This journey can be incredibly challenging as well as isolating, especially when we struggle to find healthy support. I see my role as a counselor to be a supportive guide. Utilizing a non-judgmental and compassionate approach, I work to provide direction through safe exploration of feelings, thoughts and beliefs that interfere with healthy growth. I have a passion for assisting individuals in navigating the way to stability, self-love and wholeness.
(563) 607-5844 View (563) 607-5844
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Patty Ochs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003
*Please note I am not accepting Medicaid clients at this time and have no availability for evening appointments at this time*. Patty provides individual counseling for children (ages 12+) and adults. She focuses on personal empowerment to help clients achieve their goals and outcomes. Patty works well with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, and stress.
*Please note I am not accepting Medicaid clients at this time and have no availability for evening appointments at this time*. Patty provides individual counseling for children (ages 12+) and adults. She focuses on personal empowerment to help clients achieve their goals and outcomes. Patty works well with clients who are struggling with trauma, anxiety, grief, depression, life transitions, and stress.
(563) 412-6479 View (563) 412-6479
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Martha Nowacki
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, t-LMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52002
I provide a safe space for all of my clients where they are heard and emotionally validated. I work to understand clients’ worlds from their perspective because no one else knows you better than yourself. I do this work to help people continue to fight and eventually see the light at the end of the dark tunnel. I have experience counseling teens, adults, and older adults. Before being employed with Lutheran Services in Iowa, I worked at another community mental health agency and saw a diverse group of individuals.
I provide a safe space for all of my clients where they are heard and emotionally validated. I work to understand clients’ worlds from their perspective because no one else knows you better than yourself. I do this work to help people continue to fight and eventually see the light at the end of the dark tunnel. I have experience counseling teens, adults, and older adults. Before being employed with Lutheran Services in Iowa, I worked at another community mental health agency and saw a diverse group of individuals.
(563) 855-8144 View (563) 855-8144
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Riley Andrews
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52001
Not accepting new clients
As the mama of young kiddos, who is also coping with life’s transitions, I’ve made it my mission to help mamas thrive throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey, ensuring a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for years to come. During my first maternity leave, I thought to myself, if I can help mamas manage their mental health and wellbeing (so they don't have to feel like I do right now), I can prevent kiddos from ever needing to come to see me. So, with that epiphany, I became fully trained to work with Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International & have since added Brainspotting to best treat Mama Trauma.
As the mama of young kiddos, who is also coping with life’s transitions, I’ve made it my mission to help mamas thrive throughout their pregnancy and postpartum journey, ensuring a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle for years to come. During my first maternity leave, I thought to myself, if I can help mamas manage their mental health and wellbeing (so they don't have to feel like I do right now), I can prevent kiddos from ever needing to come to see me. So, with that epiphany, I became fully trained to work with Perinatal Mental Health through Postpartum Support International & have since added Brainspotting to best treat Mama Trauma.
(563) 363-6244 View (563) 363-6244
Photo of Meghan M. Smith, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Meghan M. Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dubuque, IA 52001
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) working towards my Independent Social Worker (LISW) license, with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. I earned my Master of Social Work from Clarke University and am a certified yoga teacher. I am a compassionate mental health therapist specializing in Anxiety, ADHD, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, and Trauma. My client-centered strengths-based approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Play Therapy, and other modalities to help clients overcome challenges and improve their quality of life.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) working towards my Independent Social Worker (LISW) license, with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a minor in Psychology. I earned my Master of Social Work from Clarke University and am a certified yoga teacher. I am a compassionate mental health therapist specializing in Anxiety, ADHD, Life Transitions, Mood Disorders, Relationship Issues, School Issues, and Trauma. My client-centered strengths-based approach incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Play Therapy, and other modalities to help clients overcome challenges and improve their quality of life.
(563) 200-7541 View (563) 200-7541
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Ricki (Richelle) Christene Bouska
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52003  (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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Connie Marie Sprimont
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dubuque, IA 52001
Hi, I am Connie Sprimont, an empathetic Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate resilience. With over 29 years of experience, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your journey of personal growth. I hold an MSW degree from the University of Iowa, with a focus on clinical social work practice, equipping me with the knowledge and skills to support you effectively. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of empowering clients to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, and life transitions.
Hi, I am Connie Sprimont, an empathetic Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) passionate about helping individuals navigate life's challenges and cultivate resilience. With over 29 years of experience, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space where you can explore your journey of personal growth. I hold an MSW degree from the University of Iowa, with a focus on clinical social work practice, equipping me with the knowledge and skills to support you effectively. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of empowering clients to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief/loss, and life transitions.
(563) 363-6294 View (563) 363-6294
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Katie Carreno
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Dubuque, IA 52001
Do you ever find yourself becoming paralyzed by "what if" questions? What about constantly thinking of the worst case scenario? I hear you, and I'm here for you. I have experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and lowered self-esteem, primarily ages 12+
Do you ever find yourself becoming paralyzed by "what if" questions? What about constantly thinking of the worst case scenario? I hear you, and I'm here for you. I have experience working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, and lowered self-esteem, primarily ages 12+
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Number of Therapists in Dubuque, IA

90+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Dubuque, IA who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
90% Depression
82% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
75% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
70% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% BlueCross and BlueShield
70% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
56% Wellmark BCBS

How Therapists in Dubuque, IA see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
15% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Dubuque?

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.