Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Iowa City, IA

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Photo of Emma Schutte, Counselor in Iowa City, IA
Emma Schutte
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
XX Accepting NEW clients XX Trauma happens when stressful experiences deplete our physical, mental, or emotional resources. Unresolved traumas can persist as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and a variety of other distressing symptoms that wreak havoc on our daily lives. I do not believe that we "get over" our traumas, but rather that we find a way through them. As your therapist, I will walk beside you in your journey through trauma as you regain control over your personal story.
(319) 519-4506
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Dana Keeton
Counselor, ATR-BC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Drawing on trauma research and my trainings, I work with clients to process past trauma , support the development of mind-body awareness, and the deepening of coping and wellness strategies.
I provide an accepting, creative, and supportive space for clients to safely process challenges, build on strengths, and learn new skills to empower personal growth. I am a registered, board-certified art therapist, and a licensed mental health counselor. My work with clients focuses on an integrative mind-body approach rooted in trauma -informed art psychotherapy. In my sessions I incorporate art therapy, breath work, EMDR, hypnosis/hypnotherapy, mindfulness, and movement techniques.
(319) 318-0148
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Jen Aakre
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Verified
I am a clinical psychologist, and my background is in helping people through anxiety, depression, and trauma -related issues. I love to assist my clients in exploring their strengths and values, so that we can collaboratively find ways for them to get unstuck and to live satisfying, meaningful lives. I think that connection is vital to our work together, and strive always to meet people where they are with compassion. I use my training and experience in proven therapies to help my clients find new approaches to the pain they face. I meet each client with respectful curiosity, and a desire to build trust that is necessary for healing.
(612) 299-1565
Iowa City, IA 52240
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Christine Vincent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and children since 1997. My expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and trauma . I have advanced training in EMDR, which is used to treat traumatic stress. I see therapy as the building of a relationship which focuses on the goals of growth and healing. I view my clients as persons who possess limitless potential for change, problem solving and wholeness. My role is to help clients learn about themselves as well as develop new perspectives and skills for living a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(319) 774-4143 x2
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Amy Rein
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a licensed psychologist with over two decades of experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, chronic pain, insomnia, low self-esteem, trauma , abuse, addiction, anger management, relationship issue, marital conflict and stress related illness. I work from a holistic perspective that integrates in-depth psychological theory with complimentary medicine and mind-body wellness. If you are looking for release from old stuck patterns and wanting to feel whole and fully alive, call me.
(319) 246-5301
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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Brittany Greenbaum
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
Welcome, thank you for being here. I see (many) experiences of suffering as inevitable and how we respond and care for ourselves through them matters. My work is based on a philosophy of learning to suffer well, meaning that we engage with curiosity and kindness, as we develop new ways to soothe distress and communicate with honesty and respect. Together we can tend to the roots of your suffering and make room for joy. I work from a trauma and compassion lens and integrate other EBTs. I prioritize safety, trustworthiness and transparency, collaborating and empowering your voice and choice while respecting your culture and history.
(319) 552-6523
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Susan Lynn Totten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
My extensive training in Trauma , Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy informs my work.
The therapeutic relationship can be a very important one and, like any other healthy relationship, it is based on mutual respect, trust and commitment. I approach our work together with a nonjudgmental stance. I will meet you wherever you are in your life's journey and honor your unique strengths. I support clients in creating their most fulfilling lives, in line with their values and goals. I incorporate mindfulness into a collaborative and client-centered process and employ an honest, direct communication.
(319) 774-3358
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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JoAnna Romero Cartaya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Accepting new therapy clients for Fall 2022! I enjoy working with adult students and professionals who are experiencing psychological conditions including PTSD , depression, sleep concerns, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and with those who are coping with loss and grief, role, identity, and career concerns, and relational conflicts. As parenthood often can be challenging, I have specialty training in providing care for people throughout pregnancy and postpartum recovery as well as professionals with young children.
(319) 774-8237
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Sojourner Psychotherapy PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT, CADC
Verified
Verified
I have worked with individuals who have experienced the effects of trauma .
I consider it my privilege to join with others as they share their stories of who they are, the challenges and joys of where they have been and assisting them as they discover what lies ahead in their life's journey. Anyone who has a curiosity about who they are, how life events and circumstances affect them, have a willingness to change with a hope of where they want to be in life... is welcome.
(319) 339-1111
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Tyler James Jensen
Counselor, MS, LCMHC, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
My practice is trauma -focused and aimed at guiding you through a journey of rediscovery back to your true, healthy, and happy self.
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort? have you ever felt lost or broken? I want you to know that you can grow beyond that. If you have ever felt small, ashamed, or traumatized, you can heal from that. You can rediscover the good and happiness within yourself that trauma has pushed down. I help all those who are ready to invest in themselves and take a path toward healing.
(319) 281-0081
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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Lanaya L Ethington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work well with clients whose concerns are related to anxiety, eating disorders, OCD, grief/loss, trauma , mood disorders, depression, perfectionism, and concerns related to identity. I enjoy helping people build skills to more effectively respond to their distress, and to engage in their lives with an increased sense of purpose and awareness of their values. I worked in a college counseling center for 10 years before co-founding a private practice, and work well with people who are making a life transition.
(319) 519-4147
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Kelson Warner
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with career development, stress management, self-esteem, personal development and identity, trauma , anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, relationship conflicts, substance use, and chronic and terminal illness.
It can be very challenging and difficult to talk to someone about your mental health. Reaching out to a therapist is a brave first step towards healing. I aim to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment where I assist my client in constructing a treatment plan that works best for their current needs and lifestyle. In session, I utilize a combination of Person-Centered, Narrative, Cognitive-behavioral, and Solution Focused approaches to meet my client’s individualistic or holistic needs. I also specialize in the technique of brain-spotting and am currently working to earn certification.
(319) 988-2878 x3
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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Rachael L Carr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Though I specialize in working with long term mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, PTSD , bipolar disorder & Asperger's, I also support those addressing short term stressors & other issues.
*Not currently accepting new clients* At times in our lives, each of us need objective support. I have guided and witnessed others as a mental health professional for the past 14 years, and throughout my life as a family member, a friend, and a teacher. I believe that at our core, each of us has the resources we need, though they may be difficult to access. Listening to and appreciating each person in a respectful way is at the heart of how I approach life. I also find humor, practicality and creativity to be strengths I offer.
(319) 250-4310
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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A Graceful Space, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
The effects of childhood trauma can last well into adulthood.
Are you struggling with depression and anxiety? Do you find yourself overwhelmed with emotions, like the weight of the world is on top of your shoulders? You don't have to carry these burdens alone. At A Graceful Space, I thrive on giving grace and holding space in a peaceful, nonjudgmental environment. By utilizing evidence-based, trauma -informed care, my goal is to walk alongside you while you process through past and present stressors, in order to reach your life worth living goals.
(319) 346-3438
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Jill Johnson
Counselor, LMHC, IADC, SAP
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with individuals and couples ready to start their journey with therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential environment. My approach is eclectic, utilizing a collaborative approach to help foster positive life changes that improve quality of life. I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, work and family stressors, communication difficulties, marital problems, life transitions, trauma , substance use, gambling, co-occurring disorders, and adjustment to disability.
(319) 820-0078
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Kait Hutson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
11 Endorsed
Verified
11 Endorsed
I am skilled in working with clients who have survived conversion therapy (SOCE), experienced religious trauma , struggle with shame, and those with complex trauma and PTSD .
If curiosity about the stories we construct about our lives and authenticity interest you, we might be an exceptional fit for meaningful work. Whether the pain you’re feeling is tremendous sadness, the aftermath of traumatic experiences, anxiousness, difficulty in relationships, patterns of self-harm, or thoughts of suicide, psychotherapy can be a conduit for powerful healing and discovery. I work especially well with creative types and those interested in existential exploration.
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Lindsey Piper
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
My background in crisis intervention, sexual abuse, and domestic violence helps me work well with survivors of trauma .
WAITLIST FOR NEW CLIENTS- Poet Anne Sexton wrote, "That the worst of anyone Can be, finally, An accident of hope." If you're here, you probably feel at your worst. Maybe a traumatic event has left you feeling broken and lost. Perhaps what you've been doing to cope just isn't working anymore, or is doing more harm than good. Whatever your reasons, I'm glad you're thinking about therapy. This process can be scary and takes hard work, and I welcome anyone courageous enough to seek out hope.
(319) 302-3304
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Iowa City, IA 52240
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Jeremy Caleb Kinser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
I work best with those who are interested in and motivated to deeply explore and understand themselves in the service of lasting growth. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, trauma , life transitions, grief, OCD, relationship concerns, family-of-origin difficulties, and feelings of isolation and disconnection. I also have a strong interest in working with individuals with marginalized identities who present with identity-related challenges, especially when living in a context that doesn't support- or actively works to oppress- those identities.
(319) 251-2193
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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Monica McWilliams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
If you're wanting to explore how to break cycles, decrease stress and overwhelm, and feel less stuck while integrating your mind, body, and experiences and improving your connection to yourself and others, you've come to the right place. I utilize a holistic approach coupled with attachment, relational neuroscience, mindfulness and practical tools to cultivate lasting change for adult individuals, couples, parents/caregivers, & anyone experiencing relationship issues. My practice focuses on anxiety, adoption, perinatal mental health, parenting, life transitions, college students, work related stress, trauma , & complex trauma .
(319) 220-5264
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Iowa City, IA 52245
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Alyssa Anne Drury
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Areas I specialize include anxiety, depression, childhood sexual abuse, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, childhood trauma , cutting and self-harm, grief and loss, domestic violence, Emotional Intensity Disorder, addiction, couples counseling, stress management, adolescents, eating disorders, EAP services, and chronic mental illness.
All of us have some hard and difficult times in life and we need some help. Although this can be humbling, it usually pays off in the end. I am a very flexible and laid back person and am here to help you with whatever it is you are struggling with. There will be no judgment and we will work on what only you want to work on. I believe there is no magic answer to everything and not everything works for everybody, so it is you and I trying to figure out what works best for you.
(319) 820-0382
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Iowa City, IA 52246
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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.