Therapists in Harlan, IA

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Carly Nielsen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Harlan, IA 51537
I have four years of experience working in a therapeutic setting with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, self-esteem issues, anxiety, grief/loss, as well as many other mental health challenges. I'm not only interested in individual work but also I have an interest in couples counseling to support people in achieving higher relationship satisfaction. I'm open to working with clients ranging in age from early adolescents to older adults (12 to 99).
I have four years of experience working in a therapeutic setting with individuals who have experienced trauma, depression, self-esteem issues, anxiety, grief/loss, as well as many other mental health challenges. I'm not only interested in individual work but also I have an interest in couples counseling to support people in achieving higher relationship satisfaction. I'm open to working with clients ranging in age from early adolescents to older adults (12 to 99).
(712) 227-5401 View (712) 227-5401
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Karen Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Harlan, IA 51537  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska and am the CEO of Healthy Homes Family Services Inc. I have bachelor's degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, a Master's degree in Social Work and am in the dissertation phase of my PhD in Social Work. I have over twenty years' experience working with families, couples and children including a background in child welfare services and extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment with teens and families. I specialize in working with relationship issues, blended families, marriage, divorce and remarriage issues and military life issues.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska and am the CEO of Healthy Homes Family Services Inc. I have bachelor's degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, a Master's degree in Social Work and am in the dissertation phase of my PhD in Social Work. I have over twenty years' experience working with families, couples and children including a background in child welfare services and extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment with teens and families. I specialize in working with relationship issues, blended families, marriage, divorce and remarriage issues and military life issues.
(712) 454-7650 View (712) 454-7650
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Britney Randolph
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Harlan, IA 51537
I began working as a helping professional in 2006 as a certified nurse’s aide. I always knew I wanted to help others in some capacity. When I started taking college classes, my path to becoming a therapist was not yet clear; until I found social work. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in social work from Buena Vista University in 2011, I did work ranging from helping families involved with Iowa DHHS to working as a counselor for patients in inpatient substance abuse treatment. While working as a counselor, I realized that I had a passion for meeting people where they are in their journey and assisting to meet their goals.
I began working as a helping professional in 2006 as a certified nurse’s aide. I always knew I wanted to help others in some capacity. When I started taking college classes, my path to becoming a therapist was not yet clear; until I found social work. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in social work from Buena Vista University in 2011, I did work ranging from helping families involved with Iowa DHHS to working as a counselor for patients in inpatient substance abuse treatment. While working as a counselor, I realized that I had a passion for meeting people where they are in their journey and assisting to meet their goals.
(712) 217-2351 View (712) 217-2351
Photo of Brittany Kay Miller, LISW, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Brittany Kay Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Harlan, IA 51537  (Online Only)
I wholeheartedly believe that as human beings, we all deserve to experience what it's like to have someone bear witness to our story and not look away. I see my role as your therapist to be that person: someone who can hold space for your story and help you to navigate your own healing. My goal as your therapist is to allow you to express your feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space, as well as provide you with skills to improve your overall quality of life.
I wholeheartedly believe that as human beings, we all deserve to experience what it's like to have someone bear witness to our story and not look away. I see my role as your therapist to be that person: someone who can hold space for your story and help you to navigate your own healing. My goal as your therapist is to allow you to express your feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space, as well as provide you with skills to improve your overall quality of life.
(515) 606-1897 View (515) 606-1897

More Therapists Nearby

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Lindsey Baughman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Avoca, IA 51521
To become comfortable, you have to get uncomfortable. It is my mission to navigate alongside you through any uncomfortable feelings you may be facing. Together, we will work to obtain a lifestyle where you feel satisfied and successful.
To become comfortable, you have to get uncomfortable. It is my mission to navigate alongside you through any uncomfortable feelings you may be facing. Together, we will work to obtain a lifestyle where you feel satisfied and successful.
(515) 882-4689 View (515) 882-4689

Online Therapists

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Bright Path Counseling LLC
Mental Health Counselor, MA, LMHC, LPC, PATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50316  (Online Only)
I take into account the whole person (mind/body/spirit) and provide a non-judgmental approach to therapy. Together we will focus on finding and resolving the factors that are at the root of your mental health symptoms. These symptoms are often natural responses/adaptations to stressful life circumstances and traumatic experiences. From this perspective, these psychological parts become imbalanced over time and can get stuck in the past. Once they are properly integrated in the here-and-now, we can begin to live a life that is true to our purpose and in alignment with our highest selves.
I take into account the whole person (mind/body/spirit) and provide a non-judgmental approach to therapy. Together we will focus on finding and resolving the factors that are at the root of your mental health symptoms. These symptoms are often natural responses/adaptations to stressful life circumstances and traumatic experiences. From this perspective, these psychological parts become imbalanced over time and can get stuck in the past. Once they are properly integrated in the here-and-now, we can begin to live a life that is true to our purpose and in alignment with our highest selves.
(309) 245-8849 View (309) 245-8849
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Ricc Terranova
Pre-Licensed Professional, tLMHC, CH
Verified Verified
Johnston, IA 50131  (Online Only)
Inspired by Milton Erickson's metaphor of guiding the horse gently, I see my ideal client's issues as disconnection and uncertainty. They need support for growth and self-awareness, aiming to access inner resources. Their goal: embrace change and self-discovery for personal empowerment and fulfillment.
Inspired by Milton Erickson's metaphor of guiding the horse gently, I see my ideal client's issues as disconnection and uncertainty. They need support for growth and self-awareness, aiming to access inner resources. Their goal: embrace change and self-discovery for personal empowerment and fulfillment.
(515) 966-8905 View (515) 966-8905
Photo of Molly Sutton, MS, LMHC, ATR-BC, Counselor
Molly Sutton
Counselor, MS, LMHC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Clive, IA 50325
I recognize that it takes a great deal of vulnerability and courage to embark on the therapeutic journey. My approach is trauma-informed and incorporates art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and strengths-based models. I find that art therapy is a helpful and unique way for clients to approach difficulties and express themselves. I also believe that clients don’t exist in a vacuum. I explore aspects of the various systems within which clients exist. My goal as a therapist is to provide a creative and accepting space for clients to be truly seen and heard.
I recognize that it takes a great deal of vulnerability and courage to embark on the therapeutic journey. My approach is trauma-informed and incorporates art therapy, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused and strengths-based models. I find that art therapy is a helpful and unique way for clients to approach difficulties and express themselves. I also believe that clients don’t exist in a vacuum. I explore aspects of the various systems within which clients exist. My goal as a therapist is to provide a creative and accepting space for clients to be truly seen and heard.
(515) 526-5288 View (515) 526-5288
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Center For Healing And Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Where to begin? This question is so frequently asked and the answer is more simple than most think. The answer is to begin by allowing someone to help. Just allowing someone to provide you a space where you can begin your journey with support and acceptance. At the Center For Healing And Hope, therapy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding in which you and your therapist can work together to address any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
Where to begin? This question is so frequently asked and the answer is more simple than most think. The answer is to begin by allowing someone to help. Just allowing someone to provide you a space where you can begin your journey with support and acceptance. At the Center For Healing And Hope, therapy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding in which you and your therapist can work together to address any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
(712) 217-3497 View (712) 217-3497
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Jacob Budwig
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) who thinks of therapy as a collaborative process between therapists and clients. As the guide in this relationship, my job is to help clients recognize, understand, and overcome challenges that continue to impact the quality of their life. My aim is to use cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other research-based interventions, to assist clients in implementing necessary changes in their lives while providing safety and connection in a meaningful therapeutic relationship
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (tLMHC) who thinks of therapy as a collaborative process between therapists and clients. As the guide in this relationship, my job is to help clients recognize, understand, and overcome challenges that continue to impact the quality of their life. My aim is to use cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as other research-based interventions, to assist clients in implementing necessary changes in their lives while providing safety and connection in a meaningful therapeutic relationship
(515) 526-5639 View (515) 526-5639
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Mosaic Family Counseling Center Inc.
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Our group has been in business for over 16 years in the Des Moines area. We are trauma focused healing providers working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Our group has been in business for over 16 years in the Des Moines area. We are trauma focused healing providers working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
(515) 523-0319 View (515) 523-0319
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Jennifer Fisher
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waukee, IA 50263
You deserve a therapist who will listen and respect you as you define and meet your therapeutic goals. Jen values a collaborative therapeutic relationship that puts your needs at the forefront. We go through many transitions throughout life. These can be challenging times for children and adults. Jen is passionate about working with children and adults going through transitional periods, particularly divorce, separation, and custodial situations. Depression and anxiety can be experienced at many different points in life. Through counseling, Jen is able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
You deserve a therapist who will listen and respect you as you define and meet your therapeutic goals. Jen values a collaborative therapeutic relationship that puts your needs at the forefront. We go through many transitions throughout life. These can be challenging times for children and adults. Jen is passionate about working with children and adults going through transitional periods, particularly divorce, separation, and custodial situations. Depression and anxiety can be experienced at many different points in life. Through counseling, Jen is able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life.
(515) 393-6402 View (515) 393-6402
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William M McGhghy
Counselor, MS, tLMHC, IADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50322  (Online Only)
I have immediate openings and evening availability for Telehealth only anywhere in Iowa. Please request me when setting up services when calling the office. I view life as an ongoing journey for everyone and on this journey of life, we all have life controlling issues that prevent us from achieving our purpose in life. My purpose as a counselor is not to tell you what is wrong in your life but to come along with you in this journey of life and help you to recognize those barriers that prevent you from achieving your purpose in life, until you come to the point where you can finish your life journey on your own.
I have immediate openings and evening availability for Telehealth only anywhere in Iowa. Please request me when setting up services when calling the office. I view life as an ongoing journey for everyone and on this journey of life, we all have life controlling issues that prevent us from achieving our purpose in life. My purpose as a counselor is not to tell you what is wrong in your life but to come along with you in this journey of life and help you to recognize those barriers that prevent you from achieving your purpose in life, until you come to the point where you can finish your life journey on your own.
(515) 373-5369 View (515) 373-5369
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Shelie Leighter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Reaching out in times of difficulty can be hard, but I encourage you to have hope that things can get better. "Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future". (Robert Schuller) Being able to live a life full of happiness and contentment is so important, yet in today's world can be difficult. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve emotional wellness and a sense of balance in life. I am dedicated to providing a therapeutic relationship that allows for a sense of safety, warm acceptance and empathy. I pride myself on being open-minded and nonjudgmental.
Reaching out in times of difficulty can be hard, but I encourage you to have hope that things can get better. "Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future". (Robert Schuller) Being able to live a life full of happiness and contentment is so important, yet in today's world can be difficult. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve emotional wellness and a sense of balance in life. I am dedicated to providing a therapeutic relationship that allows for a sense of safety, warm acceptance and empathy. I pride myself on being open-minded and nonjudgmental.
(712) 574-8813 View (712) 574-8813
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Candor Recovery & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Johnston, IA 50131
I believe each person, couple, and family has the full capacity to heal no matter the hurdles or the history. We all have a unique story and its my role to help move past shame, trauma, and conflict using a variety of techniques. I work with individuals and families with a focus on addressing the root cause of your distress with a collaborative approach. This may be through a combination of interventions. In today's growing popularity of accessing therapy it's easy to become complacent and dependent on a therapist and lose confidence in your ability to grow, heal, and recover. Therapy should recognize strengths and resilience.
I believe each person, couple, and family has the full capacity to heal no matter the hurdles or the history. We all have a unique story and its my role to help move past shame, trauma, and conflict using a variety of techniques. I work with individuals and families with a focus on addressing the root cause of your distress with a collaborative approach. This may be through a combination of interventions. In today's growing popularity of accessing therapy it's easy to become complacent and dependent on a therapist and lose confidence in your ability to grow, heal, and recover. Therapy should recognize strengths and resilience.
(515) 220-2945 View (515) 220-2945
Photo of Alex Jennetten, tLMHC, tCDAC, Counselor
Alex Jennetten
Counselor, tLMHC, tCDAC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Working with mamas on their unique journeys to and through motherhood is what I'm here for. While we use the term mama, we are an LGBQTIA+ affirming clinic and welcome ALL who are on a parenting journey.
Working with mamas on their unique journeys to and through motherhood is what I'm here for. While we use the term mama, we are an LGBQTIA+ affirming clinic and welcome ALL who are on a parenting journey.
(515) 882-5499 View (515) 882-5499
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Peter T Cade
Counselor, MDiv, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clive, IA 50325
Most of us have never been taught how to build great relationships, raise children, or to be content and find meaning; these issues tend to cause us a great deal of stress. Stress is a major cause of anxiety and behaviors that you want to change. However, you have the building blocks within you to put together great relationships, raise children, and have a meaningful flourishing life. Sometimes the building blocks you already have get jumbled and need to be adjusted. Errors in thinking lead us to feel bad and spiral downward or become anxious or depressed.
Most of us have never been taught how to build great relationships, raise children, or to be content and find meaning; these issues tend to cause us a great deal of stress. Stress is a major cause of anxiety and behaviors that you want to change. However, you have the building blocks within you to put together great relationships, raise children, and have a meaningful flourishing life. Sometimes the building blocks you already have get jumbled and need to be adjusted. Errors in thinking lead us to feel bad and spiral downward or become anxious or depressed.
(515) 608-8894 View (515) 608-8894
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Jana Schneckloth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I am a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience with children and families, and I understand that life sometimes forces us to reimagine how we see the world. Difficult situations involving our families, our bodies, and our ability to care for ourselves or loved ones may cause us to feel anxious or lonely. Losses can overwhelm us, making tasks feel insurmountable. I believe that everyone is capable of healing, and we can get stuck when we try to work through experiences on our own. Talking with someone can be the first step in sorting through your thoughts, and making meaningful progress toward personal well-being.
I am a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience with children and families, and I understand that life sometimes forces us to reimagine how we see the world. Difficult situations involving our families, our bodies, and our ability to care for ourselves or loved ones may cause us to feel anxious or lonely. Losses can overwhelm us, making tasks feel insurmountable. I believe that everyone is capable of healing, and we can get stuck when we try to work through experiences on our own. Talking with someone can be the first step in sorting through your thoughts, and making meaningful progress toward personal well-being.
(515) 523-6653 View (515) 523-6653
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Ankeny Family Counseling
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ankeny, IA 50023
We have immediate openings at our Ankeny office. Our therapists are the most compassionate that you will find. We understand that the pressures in life, such as jobs, finances, marriages and other relationships can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, hopelessness and isolation. We have all had difficulties. We want to help you overcome these difficulties by listening to you and helping with solutions that can help you.
We have immediate openings at our Ankeny office. Our therapists are the most compassionate that you will find. We understand that the pressures in life, such as jobs, finances, marriages and other relationships can lead to feelings of frustration, anger, hopelessness and isolation. We have all had difficulties. We want to help you overcome these difficulties by listening to you and helping with solutions that can help you.
(515) 393-2719 View (515) 393-2719
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Kari Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50265  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work in both Iowa and Indiana and have a significant history of working with children, families, and older adults who have experienced trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, in-home, and nursing facilities. I have experience working with all different ages, families, and individuals with a variety of needs. I am currently working on obtaining my Independent Licensure and excited to be a part of your journey! Treatment will be guided by you with the support of me.
I am a Licensed Master of Social Work in both Iowa and Indiana and have a significant history of working with children, families, and older adults who have experienced trauma. I have worked in a variety of settings including residential, in-home, and nursing facilities. I have experience working with all different ages, families, and individuals with a variety of needs. I am currently working on obtaining my Independent Licensure and excited to be a part of your journey! Treatment will be guided by you with the support of me.
(812) 445-6255 View (812) 445-6255

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Number of Therapists in Harlan, IA

< 10

Therapists in Harlan, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
75% Grief

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Cigna and Evernorth
75% Medicaid

How Therapists in Harlan, IA see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Harlan?

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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.