Female Therapists in Dyersville, IA

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Elizabeth Heil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Dyersville, IA 52040  (Online Only)
Are you so busy doing everything you SHOULD do that you don't have a moment for yourself? Do you "have it all" but feel like something is missing? Or are you struggling to find some direction in life? No matter where you are on your journey, I would be honored to accompany you on your path to a life filled with purpose and meaning. Whether you suffer from depression or anxiety, grief or loss, relationship challenges, or you just feel overwhelmed with all the demands of life, I can help you attain a sense of peace and serenity.
Are you so busy doing everything you SHOULD do that you don't have a moment for yourself? Do you "have it all" but feel like something is missing? Or are you struggling to find some direction in life? No matter where you are on your journey, I would be honored to accompany you on your path to a life filled with purpose and meaning. Whether you suffer from depression or anxiety, grief or loss, relationship challenges, or you just feel overwhelmed with all the demands of life, I can help you attain a sense of peace and serenity.
(563) 794-4340 View (563) 794-4340
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Kimberly (Kim) Heiar
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Dyersville, IA 52040
Located in Peosta behind Jumble Coffee. Life and relationships can be challenging. Sometimes it takes new ideas and perspectives to feel empowered to change. In addition to adverse life events, falsely believing we are not good enough, feeling out of control and the fear rejection are common causes of anxiety. We get caught up in reaction of negative thoughts, feeling overwhelmed in addition to uncomfortable body sensations which cause us to overreact (anger) or underreact (avoidance). Whether individually or as a couple, taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own.
Located in Peosta behind Jumble Coffee. Life and relationships can be challenging. Sometimes it takes new ideas and perspectives to feel empowered to change. In addition to adverse life events, falsely believing we are not good enough, feeling out of control and the fear rejection are common causes of anxiety. We get caught up in reaction of negative thoughts, feeling overwhelmed in addition to uncomfortable body sensations which cause us to overreact (anger) or underreact (avoidance). Whether individually or as a couple, taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own.
(563) 363-6674 View (563) 363-6674
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Ali Schneider
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dyersville, IA 52040
Moving toward personal healing and growth can be hard! I acknowledge client's vulnerability and meet them with compassion and kindness. I am here to help clients navigate the uncomfortable, difficult, unwanted times in their life. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, self doubt, peer or relationship conflict, and depression. We all need help sometimes, and I'll be dedicated to being the help clients seek!
Moving toward personal healing and growth can be hard! I acknowledge client's vulnerability and meet them with compassion and kindness. I am here to help clients navigate the uncomfortable, difficult, unwanted times in their life. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker with a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults struggling with anxiety, self doubt, peer or relationship conflict, and depression. We all need help sometimes, and I'll be dedicated to being the help clients seek!
(563) 202-8694 View (563) 202-8694

Online Therapists

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Melissa Paulsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RPT-S
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Anamosa, IA 52205
No matter why you are seeking therapy, my goal is to make you feel comfortable while helping you to explore whatever life stressor you are currently experiencing in a safe and accepting environment. I have helped individuals, couples, and families to develop open communication, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, and overall improvement in each client's emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction. I also have experience working on issues such as depression and mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, oppositional defiant disorder, self-harm, and other adjustment-related stressors.
No matter why you are seeking therapy, my goal is to make you feel comfortable while helping you to explore whatever life stressor you are currently experiencing in a safe and accepting environment. I have helped individuals, couples, and families to develop open communication, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, and overall improvement in each client's emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction. I also have experience working on issues such as depression and mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, oppositional defiant disorder, self-harm, and other adjustment-related stressors.
(319) 774-4550 View (319) 774-4550
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Jennifer Luria
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Tiffin, IA 52340  (Online Only)
I work with children, teens, young adults, and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, developmental disorders (including autism), and stress related to relationships and transitions. I have significant experience working with children and their caregivers to help children who struggle with anxiety, transitions, and struggles in different situations. I enjoy helping parents have strategies to best help their children. I have a MSW degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to going into private practice I worked at the Center or Disabilities & Development at the University of Iowa Hospital for 9 years.
I work with children, teens, young adults, and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, developmental disorders (including autism), and stress related to relationships and transitions. I have significant experience working with children and their caregivers to help children who struggle with anxiety, transitions, and struggles in different situations. I enjoy helping parents have strategies to best help their children. I have a MSW degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to going into private practice I worked at the Center or Disabilities & Development at the University of Iowa Hospital for 9 years.
(319) 220-5548 View (319) 220-5548
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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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Core Counseling and Wellness, LLC
Counselor, LMCH, EMDR
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
www.corecounselingwellness.com. Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Eating, Relatinshionship Challenges, Motivation, Career Change, Life Adjustments, and Wellness. Therapeutic modalities: •EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing •CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy •DBT: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Certified Wellness Coach and Yoga RYT 200. Lisa approaches counseling holistically, an inner discovery process, including all areas of wellness – emotional, social, psychological.
www.corecounselingwellness.com. Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Eating, Relatinshionship Challenges, Motivation, Career Change, Life Adjustments, and Wellness. Therapeutic modalities: •EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing •CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy •DBT: Dialectic Behavioral Therapy. Certified Wellness Coach and Yoga RYT 200. Lisa approaches counseling holistically, an inner discovery process, including all areas of wellness – emotional, social, psychological.
(319) 271-8908 View (319) 271-8908
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Monica McWilliams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
I’m passionate about helping individuals, couples, and parents/caregivers who want to decrease stress, anxiety, fear, anger, perfectionism, and overwhelm, break cycles, understand and heal past wounds, increase confidence and connection to self and others, and create a thriving life. Together we explore how our past impacts present day relationships and endeavors. My approach is holistic and designed to cultivate lasting change for adult individuals and partners navigating relationship challenges seeking to integrate mind, body, and lived experiences for overall life satisfaction and improved mental wellness.
I’m passionate about helping individuals, couples, and parents/caregivers who want to decrease stress, anxiety, fear, anger, perfectionism, and overwhelm, break cycles, understand and heal past wounds, increase confidence and connection to self and others, and create a thriving life. Together we explore how our past impacts present day relationships and endeavors. My approach is holistic and designed to cultivate lasting change for adult individuals and partners navigating relationship challenges seeking to integrate mind, body, and lived experiences for overall life satisfaction and improved mental wellness.
(319) 448-3957 View (319) 448-3957
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Stephanie McDowell Licensed In Ca Ia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Hello and welcome to my profile! 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.
Hello and welcome to my profile! 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 View (319) 320-1938
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Mary Mclaggan
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
My Name Is Jane Mclaggan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with 20 years of professional experience. As well I am an LMHC in Iowa. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, stress and anxiety, as well as depression, and coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step in seeking a happier and more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
My Name Is Jane Mclaggan. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, with 20 years of professional experience. As well I am an LMHC in Iowa. I have experience in helping clients with ADHD, stress and anxiety, as well as depression, and coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step in seeking a happier and more fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(319) 820-4103 View (319) 820-4103
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Melissa Moreland
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
Are you ready for a change, but feeling overwhelmed, tired and anxious? Intuitive holistic therapy can help you navigate anxiety, negative self-talk, or depression and begin to build a life of inner connection and meaning. I am moved by my clients’ stories and seeing them grow into their potential. With 15 years of experience working in personal growth development, I feel honored to be a companion on the journey of change—someone who offers a safe and non-judgmental environment in which to explore collaborative goals.
Are you ready for a change, but feeling overwhelmed, tired and anxious? Intuitive holistic therapy can help you navigate anxiety, negative self-talk, or depression and begin to build a life of inner connection and meaning. I am moved by my clients’ stories and seeing them grow into their potential. With 15 years of experience working in personal growth development, I feel honored to be a companion on the journey of change—someone who offers a safe and non-judgmental environment in which to explore collaborative goals.
(319) 519-4301 View (319) 519-4301
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Creative Counseling Group, Plc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
We have opening and accepting NEW clients! Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of 4 therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
We have opening and accepting NEW clients! Creative Counseling Group, Plc. is composed of 4 therapists who are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and couples through times of life transitions and crisis. We provide a safe, confident, and comfortable place for you to come and be yourself. We will help you set goals, find solutions, provide feedback, and monitor your progress. Our team provides knowledgeable, professional, and compassionate care. We ensure that clients feel heard and empowered.
(319) 327-5478 View (319) 327-5478
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Brenda Boese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
Everything about you, whether it be people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, dissociation, addictions, chronic illness, or other ways to cope, is invited and welcomed here. All of these have protected you and brought you to this point in time and I’m so grateful you are here. By combining somatic therapy with relationship and connection, healing begins. An awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self will begin to unfold through nervous system regulation. A sense of safety and trust in the moment emerges, maybe for the first time, and the possibility of moving to a new normal begins.
Everything about you, whether it be people-pleasing, perfectionism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, dissociation, addictions, chronic illness, or other ways to cope, is invited and welcomed here. All of these have protected you and brought you to this point in time and I’m so grateful you are here. By combining somatic therapy with relationship and connection, healing begins. An awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self will begin to unfold through nervous system regulation. A sense of safety and trust in the moment emerges, maybe for the first time, and the possibility of moving to a new normal begins.
(319) 220-5538 View (319) 220-5538
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Mara Doye
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Davenport, IA 52807
Welcome! My name is Mara and I have worked in the field of social work for 13 years, with 11 years of counseling experience. My areas of expertise and clinical interest include: trauma, grief and loss, identity development and exploration, anxiety, depression, relationship/familial concerns, attachment, and emotional dysregulation. My approach emphasizes creating a space that allows for healing and growth, as well as meaningful connection. Further, in treatment, I have experience utilizing expressive therapies, such as art and sand tray therapy, in order to assist in exploration and expression.
Welcome! My name is Mara and I have worked in the field of social work for 13 years, with 11 years of counseling experience. My areas of expertise and clinical interest include: trauma, grief and loss, identity development and exploration, anxiety, depression, relationship/familial concerns, attachment, and emotional dysregulation. My approach emphasizes creating a space that allows for healing and growth, as well as meaningful connection. Further, in treatment, I have experience utilizing expressive therapies, such as art and sand tray therapy, in order to assist in exploration and expression.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236
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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
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Marguerite Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402  (Online Only)
My areas of specialty include adult ADHD (I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider,) anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and stress management. Are you struggling with ADHD symptoms including emotional dysregulation, poor time management, trouble starting or finishing tasks, and/or job or school stress? ADHD is so much more than what is typically known. I would love to talk with you about how to understand your ADHD and help you put some effective strategies in place. We can work on other issues that may be affecting your quality of life so that you can feel happy, productive and joyful.
My areas of specialty include adult ADHD (I am an ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider,) anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and stress management. Are you struggling with ADHD symptoms including emotional dysregulation, poor time management, trouble starting or finishing tasks, and/or job or school stress? ADHD is so much more than what is typically known. I would love to talk with you about how to understand your ADHD and help you put some effective strategies in place. We can work on other issues that may be affecting your quality of life so that you can feel happy, productive and joyful.
(303) 731-3885 View (303) 731-3885
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Carol Seehusen
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC, ACS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
Pain, illness, and trauma can create instability within our lives. Optimal health and healing is more complex than simple mental or emotional wellbeing. At OmniHealing Psychotherapy, I strive for holistic healing involving every aspect of an individual's life - mental, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual - by harnessing the brain and body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe individuals have the answers within themselves to produce desired change and healing. My job is to help facilitate discovery of those answers and aid in navigating through obstacles to promote healing.
Pain, illness, and trauma can create instability within our lives. Optimal health and healing is more complex than simple mental or emotional wellbeing. At OmniHealing Psychotherapy, I strive for holistic healing involving every aspect of an individual's life - mental, physical, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual - by harnessing the brain and body's innate ability to heal itself. I believe individuals have the answers within themselves to produce desired change and healing. My job is to help facilitate discovery of those answers and aid in navigating through obstacles to promote healing.
(319) 271-1621 View (319) 271-1621
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Canzadie A. Ozbourne Nigro
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Life doesn't revolve around 9-5! I cater to shift workers and busy lifestyles by offering Evening, Late Night and NEW Night Owl time slots. I am currently accepting new clients and accept most major insurances in the states of Iowa and Texas.
Life doesn't revolve around 9-5! I cater to shift workers and busy lifestyles by offering Evening, Late Night and NEW Night Owl time slots. I am currently accepting new clients and accept most major insurances in the states of Iowa and Texas.
(319) 883-1144 View (319) 883-1144
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Kristi Clements
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Kristi Clements, MSW, LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and bring 20 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in Postpartum Depression and anxiety including post graduate PPD training at The Postpartum Stress Center. I utilize a strength based “client centered” approach allowing us to work together in finding the best way to create lasting change. With a focus to help those experiencing: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders , Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Stress Management.
Kristi Clements, MSW, LISW Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and bring 20 years of experience in mental health. I specialize in Postpartum Depression and anxiety including post graduate PPD training at The Postpartum Stress Center. I utilize a strength based “client centered” approach allowing us to work together in finding the best way to create lasting change. With a focus to help those experiencing: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Life Transitions, Postpartum Depression and Anxiety, Mood Disorders , Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and Stress Management.
(319) 458-5892 View (319) 458-5892
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Peladija's Therapy and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Oelwein, IA 50662
I have provided individual counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, marriage counseling, couples and families; serving all ages and working with diverse populations. Goals of building hope, optimism, and inspiring others to make the most of theirs and their families lives. Utilized various therapeutic techniques, and starting where the client is, to assist individuals with minimizing or resolving issues, associated with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, adjustment, mood regulation, ADHD, ODD, relational problems, behavioral issues, and various other problem areas and issues that confront individuals of all ages on a daily basis. Focusing on the positives!
I have provided individual counseling and therapy services to children, adolescents, adults, marriage counseling, couples and families; serving all ages and working with diverse populations. Goals of building hope, optimism, and inspiring others to make the most of theirs and their families lives. Utilized various therapeutic techniques, and starting where the client is, to assist individuals with minimizing or resolving issues, associated with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, adjustment, mood regulation, ADHD, ODD, relational problems, behavioral issues, and various other problem areas and issues that confront individuals of all ages on a daily basis. Focusing on the positives!
(319) 313-5041 View (319) 313-5041
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.