Female Therapists in Marion County, IA

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Stephanie Albers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMHP, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
Are you looking for a therapist who understands the unique needs of people in larger bodies? I work with individuals impacted by eating disorders, anxiety, and mood-related symptoms. Many of the people I work with are impacted by symptoms of binge eating, weight stigma, and everyday stressors. It is important to me to ensure that all individuals receive equitable treatment, and I work to remove insurance and treatment barriers to accessing healthcare. If you have questions about your symptoms being approved by insurance, I can help you find the answers you need.
(641) 329-2308 View (641) 329-2308
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Emily Flanagan
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing a mind-body disconnect? The individuals I work with typically are struggling with issues such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety issues. They want to be freed from being stuck in their head, and we work collaboratively to work through goals that create more mental peace. Typical symptoms I see in my practice are restrictive eating, binge eating, lack of pleasure or joy, and worried or obsessive thoughts. I see individuals ages 12 and up and work with all genders.
Are you experiencing a mind-body disconnect? The individuals I work with typically are struggling with issues such as eating disorders, depression, and anxiety issues. They want to be freed from being stuck in their head, and we work collaboratively to work through goals that create more mental peace. Typical symptoms I see in my practice are restrictive eating, binge eating, lack of pleasure or joy, and worried or obsessive thoughts. I see individuals ages 12 and up and work with all genders.
(641) 435-3286 View (641) 435-3286
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Cheryl Garland
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
(641) 842-4357 View (641) 842-4357
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Brandi Stalzer
Counselor, LIMHP, LPCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
Are you struggling with food or your body? The people I work with typically struggle with symptoms like binge eating, overeating, irregular eating patterns, or poor body image. I help people find relief from eating disorders. Often, I hear people express how their eating patterns have impaired their relationships, mood, and daily activities. They may be experiencing mood or anxiety-related issues, in addition, to their food struggles. Most people I work with say that their work with me is their first time conceptualizing their concerns as a mental health issue and are seeking treatment for the first time.
(531) 201-6882 View (531) 201-6882
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Tonya Gordon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Knoxville, IA 50138  (Online Only)
I am passionate about creating an accepting environment where clients feel safe sharing their emotional experiences and vulnerabilities while working through challenges. Guided by genuineness, non-bias, and person centered empathy, I sincerely believe clients are the experts within their own lives. Each and every individual possesses their own unique set of experiences, values, beliefs, family system and culture.
I am passionate about creating an accepting environment where clients feel safe sharing their emotional experiences and vulnerabilities while working through challenges. Guided by genuineness, non-bias, and person centered empathy, I sincerely believe clients are the experts within their own lives. Each and every individual possesses their own unique set of experiences, values, beliefs, family system and culture.
(515) 579-5705 View (515) 579-5705
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Anna Sposeto
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pella, IA 50219  (Online Only)
Availability: Private Pay Adult Clients for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anna's clinical focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and events. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approach with several mindfulness practices.
Availability: Private Pay Adult Clients for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Anna's clinical focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma and events. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approach with several mindfulness practices.
(515) 206-8302 View (515) 206-8302
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Shanon A. Claussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pella, IA 50219
Shanon Claussen LISW, RPT-S, CADC, Certified EMDR Therapist, has been providing mental health therapy since 2006, Shanon's clinical experience includes work with individuals (children 18 months & older, adolescents, adults, couples, & families). Shanon utilizes techniques appropriate to each client, individualizes treatment plans, & meets clients where they are at.
Shanon Claussen LISW, RPT-S, CADC, Certified EMDR Therapist, has been providing mental health therapy since 2006, Shanon's clinical experience includes work with individuals (children 18 months & older, adolescents, adults, couples, & families). Shanon utilizes techniques appropriate to each client, individualizes treatment plans, & meets clients where they are at.
(641) 321-3760 View (641) 321-3760

Online Therapists

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Amber E Lonsdale
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
(515) 375-7367 View (515) 375-7367
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Nicole Taylor-Irwin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapist who will also challenge and empower you? I believe you have many answers within you but I look forward to collaborating with you to facilitate growth. I will create a space for you to feel safe exploring yourself and your needs so you can achieve a greater level of meaning, purpose, and wellness in your life. I embrace feminist and anti-racist values and work with clients from all genders, sexual orientations, races, and backgrounds.
Are you looking for a warm and supportive therapist who will also challenge and empower you? I believe you have many answers within you but I look forward to collaborating with you to facilitate growth. I will create a space for you to feel safe exploring yourself and your needs so you can achieve a greater level of meaning, purpose, and wellness in your life. I embrace feminist and anti-racist values and work with clients from all genders, sexual orientations, races, and backgrounds.
(515) 512-4985 View (515) 512-4985
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Jenny Armstrong
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Fairfield, IA 52556  (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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Mackenzie Trotter
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ankeny, IA 50021  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
“When people don't have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.” Irvin Yalom Hello! You reading this seems to be a good sign; it tells me you have an interest in examining your life, as something probably isn’t working the way you’d like it to. I use a humanistic therapy approach, specifically existentialism, reality therapy, and attachment theory — although these might not mean anything to you now, they will — as I enjoy sharing everything I know with the hope it will help create additional meaning in your life. We'll start by peeling back layers in pursuit of truth, as truth and taking responsibility are key.
“When people don't have any curiosity about themselves, that is always a bad sign.” Irvin Yalom Hello! You reading this seems to be a good sign; it tells me you have an interest in examining your life, as something probably isn’t working the way you’d like it to. I use a humanistic therapy approach, specifically existentialism, reality therapy, and attachment theory — although these might not mean anything to you now, they will — as I enjoy sharing everything I know with the hope it will help create additional meaning in your life. We'll start by peeling back layers in pursuit of truth, as truth and taking responsibility are key.
(515) 298-6959 View (515) 298-6959
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Sarah Aanonson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
Throughout my career, I've found fulfillment in helping others discover their goals and potential. For the past 12 years, I've had the honor of working with servicemen in the military and their families, and I'm happy to now also serve the public beyond. My treatment approach addresses a variety of conditions including anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, life transitions, trauma, PTSD, divorce, grief, anger management, OCD, and ADHD. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) that I use to reprocess trauma and treat OCD, self-worth, and anxiety. I see children and individuals age 8 through adult.
(319) 429-7475 View (319) 429-7475
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Presley Montgomery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
I strongly believe that people are not meant to navigate through life alone. Whether you're dealing with a difficult situation or just managing your day-to-day life, we all need a safe and supportive space to process, navigate, heal, and grow. As a therapist, I strive to create such an environment where you are met with compassion and understanding, and without judgement.
I strongly believe that people are not meant to navigate through life alone. Whether you're dealing with a difficult situation or just managing your day-to-day life, we all need a safe and supportive space to process, navigate, heal, and grow. As a therapist, I strive to create such an environment where you are met with compassion and understanding, and without judgement.
(319) 316-6934 View (319) 316-6934
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Heidi Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, tLMFT
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Everyone we meet is fighting a unique battle, and has the innate capacity to face their challenges and reach their goals. When we learn to understand our distinctive human natures, growth and change are possible. I will start wherever you are, taking time to consider your important life. I find authenticity as a therapist through an experiential approach. It is important to me to take time to listen to your experiences and understand what is impacting your overall health. I hope to provide you with genuine empathy while we create new experiences, face challenges, and grow together in the therapeutic space.
Everyone we meet is fighting a unique battle, and has the innate capacity to face their challenges and reach their goals. When we learn to understand our distinctive human natures, growth and change are possible. I will start wherever you are, taking time to consider your important life. I find authenticity as a therapist through an experiential approach. It is important to me to take time to listen to your experiences and understand what is impacting your overall health. I hope to provide you with genuine empathy while we create new experiences, face challenges, and grow together in the therapeutic space.
(319) 271-6286 View (319) 271-6286
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Tina Issa
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Hello! I have worked with children and adults over the course of my career. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adults and have training in a wide variety of issues that adults face. With regards to children, I have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Adlerian Play Therapy (I am currently not working with children). I am also a also a Board approved supervisor and do enjoy working with therapists in training as they develop their competencies. I am currently only taking adult clients. Verdant Counseling has expanded to five clinicians and has immediate openings for clients ages 6+.
Hello! I have worked with children and adults over the course of my career. I use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with adults and have training in a wide variety of issues that adults face. With regards to children, I have been trained in Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Adlerian Play Therapy (I am currently not working with children). I am also a also a Board approved supervisor and do enjoy working with therapists in training as they develop their competencies. I am currently only taking adult clients. Verdant Counseling has expanded to five clinicians and has immediate openings for clients ages 6+.
(319) 774-4548 View (319) 774-4548
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Sarah Gallagher
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atkins, IA 52206  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
Whether you are new to therapy or you are looking to return to a safe space; it is my intention to provide a supportive environment to help you feel better. I use a combination of evidence based interventions that are tailored to your unique needs. My practice has roots from humanistic and integrative frameworks and I am trained in Polyvagal EMDR and have specialized training in EMDR for perinatal trauma, anxiety and mood disorders through The Touchstone Institute. I have certificates in ACT, DBT and CBT modalities and am informed in Internal Family Systems. I will collaborate with you to select the most effective modality.
(319) 984-4149 View (319) 984-4149
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Crystal Boyles
Counselor, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50703  (Online Only)
I am an experienced mental health therapist dedicated to helping people become the best, healthiest versions of themselves. I have worked private practice and community based mental health and crisis and have worked with a wide variety of people in all stages and walks of life.
I am an experienced mental health therapist dedicated to helping people become the best, healthiest versions of themselves. I have worked private practice and community based mental health and crisis and have worked with a wide variety of people in all stages and walks of life.
(319) 614-6125 View (319) 614-6125
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Falon E. Hooks
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, t-LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52245
Waitlist for new clients
Working with couples is my passion because I think a secure-functioning relationship can change an entire family, which impacts the communities we live in and even our world. I realize how corny that sounds but then I also would ask… how did your parents function growing up? How did that relationship impact your life and your work? How is your current relationship making your life easier and more meaningful? We all get stuck in relationships, we get tired, overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and our partners. It is my goal to help you find your way back to each other.
Working with couples is my passion because I think a secure-functioning relationship can change an entire family, which impacts the communities we live in and even our world. I realize how corny that sounds but then I also would ask… how did your parents function growing up? How did that relationship impact your life and your work? How is your current relationship making your life easier and more meaningful? We all get stuck in relationships, we get tired, overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and our partners. It is my goal to help you find your way back to each other.
(319) 237-7839 View (319) 237-7839
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Sally H Darley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240
My ideal client is commited to personal growth. I believe we are all fragile creatures, yet capable of resilience. We experience painful thought/feeling states and then we weave stories to explain them. Narrative Therapy has been a natural fit for me: the client defines the goals, we examine the details of self-limiting stories, including family and cultural "scripts." We work to co-create stories about identity that have more space for possibilities and emotional resilience.
My ideal client is commited to personal growth. I believe we are all fragile creatures, yet capable of resilience. We experience painful thought/feeling states and then we weave stories to explain them. Narrative Therapy has been a natural fit for me: the client defines the goals, we examine the details of self-limiting stories, including family and cultural "scripts." We work to co-create stories about identity that have more space for possibilities and emotional resilience.
(319) 214-7551 View (319) 214-7551
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Trisha Broihahn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
The stress of being a woman in today’s society is significantly overlooked. We’re expected to excel in school, have full-time careers, raise a family, keep the house clean and the pantry stocked, make homecooked meals, keep up with society’s ever-changing standard of “beauty,” exercise and eat healthy, maintain a close group of friends, and have strong relationships with our partners. We do all this while battling intrusive thoughts of perfectionism, low-self worth, poor body image, and never-ending guilt. Even when we feel like we’re drowning and there’s nothing left of us to give, we continue to put other's first.
The stress of being a woman in today’s society is significantly overlooked. We’re expected to excel in school, have full-time careers, raise a family, keep the house clean and the pantry stocked, make homecooked meals, keep up with society’s ever-changing standard of “beauty,” exercise and eat healthy, maintain a close group of friends, and have strong relationships with our partners. We do all this while battling intrusive thoughts of perfectionism, low-self worth, poor body image, and never-ending guilt. Even when we feel like we’re drowning and there’s nothing left of us to give, we continue to put other's first.
(515) 650-3051 View (515) 650-3051

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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.