Therapists in Grinnell, IA

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McKenzie Carpenter
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
My approach to therapy is tailored to fit your needs. I utilize a variety of techniques and theories to provide you with the best possible care in a comforting environment. I pride myself in my genuine approach to nonjudgmental listening and working with clients to discover new possibilities for growth. I provide counseling to individuals, children, families, and couples by assisting them in recognizing their potential strengths and resilient ability to overcome life’s challenges. I strive to provide competent, compassionate, and client-centered counseling that supports individuals in processing past issues and managing struggles.
My approach to therapy is tailored to fit your needs. I utilize a variety of techniques and theories to provide you with the best possible care in a comforting environment. I pride myself in my genuine approach to nonjudgmental listening and working with clients to discover new possibilities for growth. I provide counseling to individuals, children, families, and couples by assisting them in recognizing their potential strengths and resilient ability to overcome life’s challenges. I strive to provide competent, compassionate, and client-centered counseling that supports individuals in processing past issues and managing struggles.
(641) 321-3066 View (641) 321-3066
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Erik Kohl
Counselor, MA, LMHC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grinnell, IA 50112
I utilize a client-centered approach to therapy that focuses on strengths and the therapeutic relationship as the means of implementing change. As a clinician I take environmental, relational, and emotional factors in to account during treatment. My goal is to help you move forward with your life by empowering you to manage your mental health.
I utilize a client-centered approach to therapy that focuses on strengths and the therapeutic relationship as the means of implementing change. As a clinician I take environmental, relational, and emotional factors in to account during treatment. My goal is to help you move forward with your life by empowering you to manage your mental health.
(641) 244-3347 View (641) 244-3347
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Dr. Scott Terry
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT, LCPC, MFT, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Grinnell, IA 50112
My goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now.
My goal is to help you discover how you can overcome your personal struggles and resolve the issues that are keeping you stuck so that you can live the life you envision for yourself. It's your time now! It's your time to live the life that you are destined to live. It would honor me to serve you now.
(847) 264-9049 View (847) 264-9049
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Jeff Wells
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
Hello. I am a therapist in private practice with over 20 yrs experience in a variety of settings. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, am licensed as an LMFT, and certified as an alcohol and drug counselor. Essentially, this work is about Resilience and Joy. With those qualities in mind, therapy in my practice usually includes some skill building in the areas of mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), self soothing, and assertive communication. With CBT we gain insight into the nature of mind and emotions, and become more able to manage them rather than being controlled by them.
Hello. I am a therapist in private practice with over 20 yrs experience in a variety of settings. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, am licensed as an LMFT, and certified as an alcohol and drug counselor. Essentially, this work is about Resilience and Joy. With those qualities in mind, therapy in my practice usually includes some skill building in the areas of mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), self soothing, and assertive communication. With CBT we gain insight into the nature of mind and emotions, and become more able to manage them rather than being controlled by them.
(641) 212-6152 View (641) 212-6152
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@The Mental Health Lab, PLLC
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that have been serving the rural area for the past 10 years in a Community Based Mental Health Center. I am now in my Private Practice. My style is direct, practical, nurturing, challenging, strength based and eclectic. I feel that I'm a pretty easy going person and look forward to meeting you. ​ I specialize in identifying your negative thoughts and beliefs, connecting your past to your present to build a more authentic future and assist you on learning coping and life skills to manage your overall mental health. ​
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor that have been serving the rural area for the past 10 years in a Community Based Mental Health Center. I am now in my Private Practice. My style is direct, practical, nurturing, challenging, strength based and eclectic. I feel that I'm a pretty easy going person and look forward to meeting you. ​ I specialize in identifying your negative thoughts and beliefs, connecting your past to your present to build a more authentic future and assist you on learning coping and life skills to manage your overall mental health. ​
(641) 329-2614 View (641) 329-2614
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Lucy Reese
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
My hope is to be your ally in facing any and all concerns you bring, whether they appear insurmountably huge, or small, bothersome, and elusive. As a counselor, it is my honor to meet you wherever you are: free of judgment and full of compassion. My therapeutic presence is dynamically engaging while also calm, authentic, and accepting. You can expect my counseling to be queer friendly, trauma informed, sex-positive, and to hold HAES views (health at every size). I am open minded and work well with a wide variety of clients. Together, we can work through the release of trauma and limiting narratives. We will work to empower you.
My hope is to be your ally in facing any and all concerns you bring, whether they appear insurmountably huge, or small, bothersome, and elusive. As a counselor, it is my honor to meet you wherever you are: free of judgment and full of compassion. My therapeutic presence is dynamically engaging while also calm, authentic, and accepting. You can expect my counseling to be queer friendly, trauma informed, sex-positive, and to hold HAES views (health at every size). I am open minded and work well with a wide variety of clients. Together, we can work through the release of trauma and limiting narratives. We will work to empower you.
(641) 938-4639 View (641) 938-4639
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Gallegos Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112  (Online Only)
I believe that emotional well-being lies within each person and as a therapist I will work with you to help you discover your emotional strength and health. My services are confidential, strength based and focused on your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience as a mental health clinician. I have specialized in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, grief and loss.
I believe that emotional well-being lies within each person and as a therapist I will work with you to help you discover your emotional strength and health. My services are confidential, strength based and focused on your individual needs. I have over 25 years of experience as a mental health clinician. I have specialized in treating depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, grief and loss.
(641) 324-6283 View (641) 324-6283
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Nate Moline
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
Clients I work with seek a better understanding of how stressful life experiences effect their mental, emotional and relationship health. These difficulties are often recognized as increased anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with daily tasks, sleep disruption, situational avoidance, crisis and trauma, relationship/intimacy stress, changes in eating, energy, and activity. Clients seek support to learn how to cope with identity, intimacy, connection and communication difficulties. Treatment goals are designed with a person centered, integrative focus to bridge mental and emotional health with lifestyle wellness.
Clients I work with seek a better understanding of how stressful life experiences effect their mental, emotional and relationship health. These difficulties are often recognized as increased anxiety, depression, difficulty coping with daily tasks, sleep disruption, situational avoidance, crisis and trauma, relationship/intimacy stress, changes in eating, energy, and activity. Clients seek support to learn how to cope with identity, intimacy, connection and communication difficulties. Treatment goals are designed with a person centered, integrative focus to bridge mental and emotional health with lifestyle wellness.
(641) 329-0113 View (641) 329-0113
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Melanie Heto
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
You've come far in your career and your achievements, and you likely manage many roles in your life, but sometimes feel like you’re just going through the motions. Despite your successes, you are anxious or unsatisfied. You may wonder why you work so hard for others. You miss the times in your life when you felt more confident and able to relax and laugh. You don't know if true balance is even possible but hidden fears keep you going. You are drowning in the pressure of your responsibilities, and have tried things like self-care before, but it doesn’t seem to stick.
You've come far in your career and your achievements, and you likely manage many roles in your life, but sometimes feel like you’re just going through the motions. Despite your successes, you are anxious or unsatisfied. You may wonder why you work so hard for others. You miss the times in your life when you felt more confident and able to relax and laugh. You don't know if true balance is even possible but hidden fears keep you going. You are drowning in the pressure of your responsibilities, and have tried things like self-care before, but it doesn’t seem to stick.
(720) 441-2809 View (720) 441-2809
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Jenny Armstrong
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112  (Online Only)
I became a therapist with a goal to intervene at early ages with children/youth who are at risk with the hopes to minimize long term behavioral issues that lead into criminal behavior. I currently work with children aged 8 and above and adults/couples/families who experience a variety of symptoms and real-life problems. Currently I am only accepting Tele-health clients.
I became a therapist with a goal to intervene at early ages with children/youth who are at risk with the hopes to minimize long term behavioral issues that lead into criminal behavior. I currently work with children aged 8 and above and adults/couples/families who experience a variety of symptoms and real-life problems. Currently I am only accepting Tele-health clients.
(641) 212-6460 View (641) 212-6460
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Renae Richtsmeier Northcutt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grinnell, IA 50112
Symptoms caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, divorce, addictions, and mental illness can cause us to lose sight of our path and feel lost and overwhelmed in our experience. Therapy can help you navigate and reclaim your confidence and sense of peace and wellbeing. I consider it a privilege to walk along with you during your journey as you explore your path and fulfill your goals. I utilize a client centered integrative approach and consider you the expert of your experience. Together we process your concerns which are leading you to therapy and together find the solutions and conclusions that work best for you.
Symptoms caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, transitions, divorce, addictions, and mental illness can cause us to lose sight of our path and feel lost and overwhelmed in our experience. Therapy can help you navigate and reclaim your confidence and sense of peace and wellbeing. I consider it a privilege to walk along with you during your journey as you explore your path and fulfill your goals. I utilize a client centered integrative approach and consider you the expert of your experience. Together we process your concerns which are leading you to therapy and together find the solutions and conclusions that work best for you.
(641) 346-4215 View (641) 346-4215
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Karin Mills
Counselor, tLMHC, MEd
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112
I currently have immediate openings! Sometimes it's hard to find our way through life. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore new pathways and new ways of thinking and being. My focus is on peripartum mental health, infant loss, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to guide my clients toward personal growth and lasting change. I welcome all people, genders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I currently have immediate openings! Sometimes it's hard to find our way through life. Therapy offers an opportunity to explore new pathways and new ways of thinking and being. My focus is on peripartum mental health, infant loss, ADHD, depression, and anxiety. I utilize evidence-based therapeutic modalities such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to guide my clients toward personal growth and lasting change. I welcome all people, genders, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(641) 931-4400 View (641) 931-4400
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Craig A. Groehn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Grinnell, IA 50112  (Online Only)
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Offering Brainspotting - It is both an honor and a privilege to work with people whose goals range from improving one’s success and performance to freedom from suffering and increasing health and happiness. I provide Brief individual, couple, family, group therapy and self-empowerment through teaching Self-Hypnosis. I specialize in working with PTSD, Trauma, Attachment issues, Anxiety, Men’s issues, Forgiveness work, Military/veterans and their family members.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS - Offering Brainspotting - It is both an honor and a privilege to work with people whose goals range from improving one’s success and performance to freedom from suffering and increasing health and happiness. I provide Brief individual, couple, family, group therapy and self-empowerment through teaching Self-Hypnosis. I specialize in working with PTSD, Trauma, Attachment issues, Anxiety, Men’s issues, Forgiveness work, Military/veterans and their family members.
(515) 297-7890 View (515) 297-7890

Online Therapists

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Jennifer Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, T-LPHA, T-LMHC
Verified Verified
Muscatine, IA 52761
It can be difficult reaching out for help, but I am ready to walk alongside you on your journey to hope and healing! I strive to create a casual and comfortable environment where my clients are in control of their sessions. We’ll work together to create a flexible treatment plan that is the perfect fit for you, and all sessions are provided in a safe, nonjudgmental setting.
It can be difficult reaching out for help, but I am ready to walk alongside you on your journey to hope and healing! I strive to create a casual and comfortable environment where my clients are in control of their sessions. We’ll work together to create a flexible treatment plan that is the perfect fit for you, and all sessions are provided in a safe, nonjudgmental setting.
(563) 316-6106 View (563) 316-6106
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Melissa Lohmann
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
My professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns including symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, relationship distress, self-harm, domestic violence and much more. With over 15 years of mental health experience my empathetic, client-centered approach empowers my clients to feel heard and understood through the therapeutic relationship.
My professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of concerns including symptoms associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, relationship distress, self-harm, domestic violence and much more. With over 15 years of mental health experience my empathetic, client-centered approach empowers my clients to feel heard and understood through the therapeutic relationship.
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John Mcdonald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ankeny, IA 50023
I am grateful to have the opportunity to explore challenges people are experiencing and help them feel empowered to overcome these. I have experience and enjoy working with people who may experience the world through a unique lense and those who may have a history of adverse life experiences. The typical client I work with is an adolescent or adult and may struggle with internalizing emotions and get easily overstimulated, have lower self-esteem, or challenges with social interaction. They may feel misunderstood by important people in their lives.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to explore challenges people are experiencing and help them feel empowered to overcome these. I have experience and enjoy working with people who may experience the world through a unique lense and those who may have a history of adverse life experiences. The typical client I work with is an adolescent or adult and may struggle with internalizing emotions and get easily overstimulated, have lower self-esteem, or challenges with social interaction. They may feel misunderstood by important people in their lives.
(515) 808-5042 View (515) 808-5042
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Mental Wellbeing Clinic - Tanager Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
Our providers at Tanager offer services to children that inspire, empower, and heal. We come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of specialties and skill sets to achieve improved wellness. Tanager's Mental Wellbeing Clinic provides preventative services and treatment options to children, young adults, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, or relational difficulties in their lives. Our professional team provides a full continuum of comprehensive, holistic, and integrated services for children and families.
Our providers at Tanager offer services to children that inspire, empower, and heal. We come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of specialties and skill sets to achieve improved wellness. Tanager's Mental Wellbeing Clinic provides preventative services and treatment options to children, young adults, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, or relational difficulties in their lives. Our professional team provides a full continuum of comprehensive, holistic, and integrated services for children and families.
(319) 519-4717 View (319) 519-4717
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Vine Christian Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50014
Searching for help is a courageous first step to change. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Are you looking for support in changing addictive behaviors from a non-judgmental approach? Perhaps you have experienced traumatic events that have left you feeling "stuck." Or maybe you have relationship issues and aren't sure where to go from here. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
Searching for help is a courageous first step to change. You may be feeling anxious or depressed. Are you looking for support in changing addictive behaviors from a non-judgmental approach? Perhaps you have experienced traumatic events that have left you feeling "stuck." Or maybe you have relationship issues and aren't sure where to go from here. Whatever your needs, there IS hope.
(515) 489-4922 View (515) 489-4922
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Julie Jack Marriage Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Liberty, IA 52317
I am currently accepting new clients. Relationships can be one of the greatest sources of joy or distress in our lives. All couples go through challenges. However, maybe you feel the conflict with your partner has reached a point that it's affecting your mental health, your parenting and even your desire to stay together. Whether you want to repair your relationship or you are seriously considering leaving it, I can help you navigate that process and figure out what is best for you.
I am currently accepting new clients. Relationships can be one of the greatest sources of joy or distress in our lives. All couples go through challenges. However, maybe you feel the conflict with your partner has reached a point that it's affecting your mental health, your parenting and even your desire to stay together. Whether you want to repair your relationship or you are seriously considering leaving it, I can help you navigate that process and figure out what is best for you.
(319) 220-3081 View (319) 220-3081
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Renee June Barbu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
I have extensive experience helping clients manage several disorders. I enjoy working with clients with intense emotions such as shame, guilt, fear, and anger. I assist in managing symptoms coming from abuse, rejection, and other past traumas. I am aware that people often have the perception that they don't fit it in or are disconnected from others. I would like to be able to be a support person and help clients navigate feelings and relationships. As well as helping clients gain communication skills and build a healthy support network.
(319) 220-0947 View (319) 220-0947

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Number of Therapists in Grinnell, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$158

Therapists in Grinnell, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Self Esteem
69% Relationship Issues
69% Grief
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% BlueCross and BlueShield
77% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
77% Wellmark BCBS

How Therapists in Grinnell, IA see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

62% Female
38% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Grinnell?

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.