There are seasons in life when an understanding and empathetic person may be desired to help make circumstances more enjoyable and tolerable. When I encounter a client in a place of pain or struggle, I am genuinely concerned about their well-being and I desire to help them develop tools to navigate their difficult issues and realities.
Imagine . . . a safe and relaxing place where there's HOPE for the future. Imagine . . . therapists who are trained and can provide DIRECTION. Imagine . . . lasting effects that create CHANGE! As the Executive Director of Imagine Therapy Solutions, PLC, Kendra Bailey is a trained Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked in a variety of health care settings. Kendra feels that each client is best served with an approach custom fit to meet their needs. Kendra has experience working with individuals, adults, couples, families, children and adolescents.
“Before you assist others, put your oxygen mask on first." Prioritizing your wellness is essential. Perhaps you feel pulled in a million directions or you have suffered a loss. Perhaps you are stuck in an unhealthy relationship or you constantly compare yourself to others. Breaking unhealthy cycles of thought can be life-changing, and that is what we will strive to do together.
I help people who feel overwhelmed, uncertain about how to deal with life, and are just stuck. If you’re like most people who come to see me, you’re probably not even sure why you’re feeling so bad and what you’ve tried to fix it isn’t working. On top of all of this, there isn’t anyone to turn to for help. You don’t have to struggle through this on your own. As a psychologist for over 15 years, I've learned why most people struggle, what stops them from getting better, and what they can do to fix it right away. I’ve helped hundreds of clients overcome these problems.
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, LMHC, LMSW, MAMFT
We provide professional mental health services for individuals, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups. We provide a nonjudgmental environment with an atmosphere the is nestled in the country. We also have an Equine Assisted Therapy program that we hope to have up and running by the fall of 2017.
I am a board-certified Physician Assistant specializing in mental health. I see adults for medication management, including those with depression, anxiety and ADHD. I utilize a patient-centered approach that encourages you to be actively involved in decisions. I acknowledge that medicine may not be the solution for everyone and will work with you to create a personalized plan using a variety of treatment options.
Have you gone through a trauma that's still affecting you? Is it affecting your relationships or self-esteem or making you feel stressed or overwhelmed? My name is Jason Drwal. I’m a trauma therapist and I can help you take back control of your life. I want to help you heal from the struggles you've had. Here are some (but not all) of the issues I can help with: abuse in relationships/childhood/adulthood, accidents, deployment to combat zones, losses/grief, divorce/relationship breakups, events that were humiliating, assaults. I also do video therapy and can see clients anywhere in Iowa.
My hope for you as my client, is that you move toward caring for yourself, and creating a life that is in line with your values. My therapeutic approach is collaborative, client-focused, and goal-oriented. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy, and believe in taking a practical approach to problem-solving. I look forward to supporting you as you go through this journey! I primarily work with individual adults and couples, and have evening appointments available.
It is a brave person that seeks help in times of need. When recognized and nurtured, every person possesses qualities that can bring positive changes to their life. In finding solutions that bring you hope, you will be able to see how your own strengths are an important part of realizing your goals and dreams.
I have worked in a variety of mental health settings over a period of 20+ years including residential treatment for children and adults, supported living services for adults with mental illness, chemical dependency treatment, emergency/crisis counseling, biblical counseling in church settings, hospital programs for adults with chronic mental illness and vocational counseling. My areas of specialty include depression and anxiety in women. I offer individual counseling for women, children and teens. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa.
In the years that I have been working as a mental health provider, I have met with individuals from a broad range of backgrounds. My clients have a variety of mental health problems, relationship issues, life transitional periods, grief and loss, trauma, and similar hardships. Some clients know what they suffer from and are ready to make changes. Some of my clients have felt something has been "off" for some time but do not know where to start, so I help them to assess the problem areas and track their progress between sessions. Changes happen at different speeds to different people for different reasons.
Making the call is the first step toward feeling better. While no therapist can guarantee results, Meadowlark has the focus and training to help clients feel better in terms of managing issues and specific symptoms. Using Structural and Solution focused strategies, I work with clients to maximize functioning and minimize difficulties brought on by symptoms.
I have always been passionate about helping others which is what originally inspired me to become a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I enjoy providing therapy services to children, adolescents, or adults who struggle with mental health or behavioral challenges. I use a holistic, evidence-based, and trauma-informed approach to address the unique needs, barriers, and strengths of the client I am working with. I complete a comprehensive psycho-social assessment, and use the skills and training I have earned over the years, to tailor the therapy process to each individual and where they are at in the healing process.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, MS, tLMFT
(Accepting new clients). Relationship problems, trauma, depression, fear . . . I understand how difficult it is to ask for help. You feel that others don’t understand your problems but your problems have just gotten too bad to tolerate and they’re so big or painful you don’t know what to do. Whatever you are going through, you don’t have to deal with it alone. I am here to listen and guide you on a new path. I believe that the body and spirit are important components of healing and can’t/shouldn’t be ignored. I use an integrative approach that includes mind, body, and spirit.
We specialize in trauma treatment, have immediate openings, and see people in-person or by video. Whether you've been in an emotionally abusive relationship, survived childhood abuse, or served as a combat veteran, we can help you. We understand trauma and help trauma survivors everyday in our practice. We provide specialized treatments, like eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), or we can help you understand how trauma has affected you and take steps to improve your self-esteem, relationships, and happiness. We believe that trauma doesn't have to hold you back from living the kind of life you want to live.
Emily is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), who graduated from the University of Iowa. Emily enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. Emily provides assessment, diagnosis and management for a wide range of mental health concerns such as: depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder, and sexuality. Emily is studying women’s issues, such as infertility, miscarriage, and treatment for postpartum depression and anxiety. Emily is experienced working with trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals.
As your partner in the counseling journey, I provide a compassionate and supportive healing environment to assist you in facing your life challenges. I work primarily with adults and couples, specializing in personal and career transitions, relationship distress, anxiety, and recovery from traumatic events. I draw from 18 years of evidence-based practice to personalize an approach that meets your unique needs. Working from a wholistic perspective incorporating biological, relational, emotional, and spiritual elements, my goal is to empower you to create greater satisfaction and happiness in your life and relationships.
ATTENTION THOSE FEELING STUCK AND LOOKING FOR FREEDOM: Are you living day-to-day with no real hope for the future? Do you feel like you are missing something in life- one puzzle piece that will make everything else fit? Have you turned to something unhealthy- alcohol, drugs, food, toxic relationships- to numb the pain or monotony of living? Have you tried therapy or treatment in the past and walked away feeling worse than when you started?
Have you suffered from trauma? Are you struggling to move on from the past but can't? Do you feel overwhelmed all the time? My name is Dawn, I help trauma survivors get unstuck and start living life again. As a paramedic for many years, I am experienced in helping people in crisis and taking immediate action under pressure. I use these experiences and my training as a therapist to help my clients find solutions to their difficulties, build the courage to face their fears, and cope with overwhelming stress. The trauma you experienced won't go away but become a survivor.
Emily Lopez is a Licensed Independent Social Worker ready to accompany you on your journey to healing. During your time with Emily, she will provide a safe, comfortable, and warm environment where you are able to explore and process the challenges you are facing. Emily has experience working with clients to process trauma, grief and loss, life adjustments, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in North Liberty are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in North Liberty then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in North Liberty, or Child Psychologists in North Liberty.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like North Liberty psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in North Liberty specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.