Therapists in Oskaloosa, IA

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Tyler Fletcher
Counselor, T-LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
I enjoy working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and concerns, and a variety of ages from 5 to 45, and a variety of concerns. I practice from the ideal of therapeutic rapport and trust building as the most important factor.
I enjoy working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and concerns, and a variety of ages from 5 to 45, and a variety of concerns. I practice from the ideal of therapeutic rapport and trust building as the most important factor.
(515) 513-4988 View (515) 513-4988
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Shanon A. Claussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
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
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Angela Andeway
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
I offer an in depth, diversity affirming approach to psychotherapy. I am passionate about providing clients with meaningful and effective services tailored to each person. My training, experience, and skill-set uniquely qualifies me to work within the intersections of addictions, attachment issues, traumatic experiences, and relationship issues. I engage with clients deeply to allow them to experience life more fully. Many people cover their genuine feelings to protect themselves from pain. I strive to create a safe environment where trust can be developed in the therapeutic relationship so that clients can gradually rely less on their need to protect themselves through self-destructive patterns.
I offer an in depth, diversity affirming approach to psychotherapy. I am passionate about providing clients with meaningful and effective services tailored to each person. My training, experience, and skill-set uniquely qualifies me to work within the intersections of addictions, attachment issues, traumatic experiences, and relationship issues. I engage with clients deeply to allow them to experience life more fully. Many people cover their genuine feelings to protect themselves from pain. I strive to create a safe environment where trust can be developed in the therapeutic relationship so that clients can gradually rely less on their need to protect themselves through self-destructive patterns.
(888) 870-1775 View (888) 870-1775
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Lutheran Family Service
LMHC, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
We are here to walk with you when you need it most. Lutheran Family Service (LFS) has an expert team of compassionate therapists and counselors to help you with marital and relationship problems, depression and suicidal thoughts, anxiety and worry, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, grief and loss, parenting concerns, life transitions, work and career concerns, or chronic mental illness.
We are here to walk with you when you need it most. Lutheran Family Service (LFS) has an expert team of compassionate therapists and counselors to help you with marital and relationship problems, depression and suicidal thoughts, anxiety and worry, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, grief and loss, parenting concerns, life transitions, work and career concerns, or chronic mental illness.
(515) 329-3162 View (515) 329-3162
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Abby Rickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oskaloosa, IA 52577
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn? You deserve for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood. There is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach is person-centered and strengths based. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through any issue, and tailor sessions to meet your unique needs. I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
Feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn? You deserve for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood. There is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach is person-centered and strengths based. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through any issue, and tailor sessions to meet your unique needs. I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
(319) 220-4668 View (319) 220-4668

Online Therapists

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Combs Psychotherapy L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IA 50703  (Online Only)
Combs Psychotherapy is excited to assist you with your mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. You will have a warm, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive experience us. Our primary focus is to insure that though things may be difficult walking this road of life, you don't have to walk it alone. We have experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, loneliness, grief, self worth, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity adjustment, sexual issues, and many other conditions. Congratulations on making this brave step. Our ideal client is everyone ready for change.
Combs Psychotherapy is excited to assist you with your mental health and substance abuse treatment needs. You will have a warm, nonjudgmental, empathetic, and supportive experience us. Our primary focus is to insure that though things may be difficult walking this road of life, you don't have to walk it alone. We have experience treating trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, loneliness, grief, self worth, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity adjustment, sexual issues, and many other conditions. Congratulations on making this brave step. Our ideal client is everyone ready for change.
(307) 201-9631 View (307) 201-9631
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Marcia Gilbert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Coralville, IA 52241  (Online Only)
I am currently accepting new clients for teletherapy within Iowa. My experience includes working with individuals and families for over 13 years in outpatient and inpatient settings. I primarily work with adults. I have specialized training and experience in grief and loss. I am highly skilled in working with adults struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, complex grief, end of life planning and major life transitions. I primarily use a strengths-based Cognitive Behavioral approach that is collaborative, active, here-and-now-focused, and client-centered.
I am currently accepting new clients for teletherapy within Iowa. My experience includes working with individuals and families for over 13 years in outpatient and inpatient settings. I primarily work with adults. I have specialized training and experience in grief and loss. I am highly skilled in working with adults struggling with anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, complex grief, end of life planning and major life transitions. I primarily use a strengths-based Cognitive Behavioral approach that is collaborative, active, here-and-now-focused, and client-centered.
(319) 271-6719 View (319) 271-6719
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Meredith Stahl
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266
I work with adults and adolescents and have experience with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am passionate about working with teens who have been affected by bullying. Addressing the lived effects bullying behavior can have on an individual is imperative in order to negate any residual trauma that results in feelings of depression and anxiety as a young adult. Having a safe space that encourages clients to be vulnerable is key and I hope to provide that for my clients.
I work with adults and adolescents and have experience with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am passionate about working with teens who have been affected by bullying. Addressing the lived effects bullying behavior can have on an individual is imperative in order to negate any residual trauma that results in feelings of depression and anxiety as a young adult. Having a safe space that encourages clients to be vulnerable is key and I hope to provide that for my clients.
(515) 203-8602 View (515) 203-8602
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Melinda Ann Wadsley
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50010
Hello, I am a person-centered and strengths-based counselor. I am trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (which is a type of CBT) and hypnosis. I specialize in young adults, career counseling, couples counseling, and women's issues. I also work with children of all ages and their parents. I have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2009. If you are looking for a warm, positive, and experienced counselor, give me a call. :) I also have a team of counselors who work with me and I would be happy to introduce you to any of them.
Hello, I am a person-centered and strengths-based counselor. I am trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy (which is a type of CBT) and hypnosis. I specialize in young adults, career counseling, couples counseling, and women's issues. I also work with children of all ages and their parents. I have been practicing in the field of mental health since 2009. If you are looking for a warm, positive, and experienced counselor, give me a call. :) I also have a team of counselors who work with me and I would be happy to introduce you to any of them.
(515) 859-8973 View (515) 859-8973
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Megan Heitzman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
I am a Registered Play Therapist with a background working with children with attachment deficits/Reactive Attachment Disorder, ODD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and behavioral/emotional issues that they are struggling with managing in school, home and community settings. I utilize play therapy approaches as well as EMDR in my work with children, youth and families and place a strong emphasis on family collaboration/support due to the ongoing stressors that occur in families who have a child with special needs. This includes incorporating biological families, foster families and/or adoptive families into treatment.
I am a Registered Play Therapist with a background working with children with attachment deficits/Reactive Attachment Disorder, ODD, ADHD, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety Disorders and behavioral/emotional issues that they are struggling with managing in school, home and community settings. I utilize play therapy approaches as well as EMDR in my work with children, youth and families and place a strong emphasis on family collaboration/support due to the ongoing stressors that occur in families who have a child with special needs. This includes incorporating biological families, foster families and/or adoptive families into treatment.
(319) 338-2044 View (319) 338-2044
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Inspire Mental Health Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
Let’s face it—Life is HARD! For many of us the pressures of the world are often times overwhelming, and we are living each day just trying to keep our head above water. Some of us are in crisis, some of us are struggling, some of us are surviving the daily pressures of living. But what if we could be thriving? What would that look like? Where do we begin?
Let’s face it—Life is HARD! For many of us the pressures of the world are often times overwhelming, and we are living each day just trying to keep our head above water. Some of us are in crisis, some of us are struggling, some of us are surviving the daily pressures of living. But what if we could be thriving? What would that look like? Where do we begin?
(319) 349-2684 View (319) 349-2684
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Juan Pablo Padilla
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Waitlist for new clients
I know life gets challenging sometimes, especially when we bring childhood trauma or phase life problems and transitions. Coming to therapy is an excellent opportunity to give us a chance to heal from harmful experiences and learn from them. We need a space to understand what is happening with the people around us and us. It is okay to challenge ourselves to grow and change. The point is to feel and get better, with more personal resources, a deeper understanding, and a better way to connect with ourselves and others.
I know life gets challenging sometimes, especially when we bring childhood trauma or phase life problems and transitions. Coming to therapy is an excellent opportunity to give us a chance to heal from harmful experiences and learn from them. We need a space to understand what is happening with the people around us and us. It is okay to challenge ourselves to grow and change. The point is to feel and get better, with more personal resources, a deeper understanding, and a better way to connect with ourselves and others.
(515) 493-7981 View (515) 493-7981
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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
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Flourishing Engagements
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
Ames, IA 50014
I enjoy mending families and relationships. I enjoy working with children, helping them to overcome difficult situations, communicate their emotions and needs, healing from trauma, and developing their goals. I enjoy helping those struggling with mental illness fight through their symptoms, realize their worth, and push them over that mountain to what they want to accomplish. I enjoy working with people like you. We all have problems, we all go through tough times. Let me help you get through your current struggle.
I enjoy mending families and relationships. I enjoy working with children, helping them to overcome difficult situations, communicate their emotions and needs, healing from trauma, and developing their goals. I enjoy helping those struggling with mental illness fight through their symptoms, realize their worth, and push them over that mountain to what they want to accomplish. I enjoy working with people like you. We all have problems, we all go through tough times. Let me help you get through your current struggle.
(515) 474-7293 View (515) 474-7293
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Sandy Healey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52246
Limited availability for New Clients. Call/email for free consultation. I specialize in working with people with anxiety, addiction, depression and marital concerns. I have extensive training and certification in addiction counseling and offer SAP/DOT evaluations.
Limited availability for New Clients. Call/email for free consultation. I specialize in working with people with anxiety, addiction, depression and marital concerns. I have extensive training and certification in addiction counseling and offer SAP/DOT evaluations.
(319) 332-5981 View (319) 332-5981
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Red Couch Counseling LLC.
Counselor, MEd, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ankeny, IA 50023
Currently accepting new clients. I have been a practicing licensed therapist for over 27 years. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and children. I possess a comprehensive expertise in many fields, namely; anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. My Goal is to work WITH you to create a therapeutic space that is supportive and safe. I am knowledgeable about the biological, emotional, and relational aspects of mental health and have both respect and compassion for the complexity of these factors in your life.
Currently accepting new clients. I have been a practicing licensed therapist for over 27 years. I work with adults, adolescents, couples, families, and children. I possess a comprehensive expertise in many fields, namely; anxiety, depression, trauma and stress. My Goal is to work WITH you to create a therapeutic space that is supportive and safe. I am knowledgeable about the biological, emotional, and relational aspects of mental health and have both respect and compassion for the complexity of these factors in your life.
(515) 705-0288 View (515) 705-0288
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Bryan Dickson
Counselor, LMHC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Vinton, IA 52349  (Online Only)
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or other struggles in your life? Maybe you avoid these feelings by stuffing your emotions down or distracting yourself with activities that ultimately don’t fix anything. Avoidance feels good now, but we know deep down it won’t bring the relief that we are craving. What you need is someone who is safe to talk to and who seeks to understand you. That will make a tremendous difference in your ability to cope and experience life with the joy, contentment, and purpose you are desiring.
(319) 474-5574 View (319) 474-5574
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Jada Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Therapy can look like so many different things and assist in the healing process in many different ways. I am ready to assist in the journey of defining what therapy looks like for you. I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Grand View University. I hold a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). I want to ensure the best possible experience is achieved through our therapeutic relationship.
Therapy can look like so many different things and assist in the healing process in many different ways. I am ready to assist in the journey of defining what therapy looks like for you. I received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iowa State University and a Masters degree in Social Work from Grand View University. I hold a certificate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). I want to ensure the best possible experience is achieved through our therapeutic relationship.
(515) 373-8760 View (515) 373-8760
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Kristin Hocker
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Clive, IA 50325
I look forward to working with you! You can be assured that my services are secure and confidential. My goal is to support you every step of the way as you heal, grow, and move forward in creating positive change that will allow you to enjoy life and experience freedom and joy. As a side note, society has become polarized in several arenas. I commit to you that I will not bring up politics or social issues; however, if you would like to discuss them, you are welcome to do so. I will never force my views on you or attempt to indoctrinate you with a certain viewpoint. Whatever your beliefs, I will be accepting and judgement-free.
I look forward to working with you! You can be assured that my services are secure and confidential. My goal is to support you every step of the way as you heal, grow, and move forward in creating positive change that will allow you to enjoy life and experience freedom and joy. As a side note, society has become polarized in several arenas. I commit to you that I will not bring up politics or social issues; however, if you would like to discuss them, you are welcome to do so. I will never force my views on you or attempt to indoctrinate you with a certain viewpoint. Whatever your beliefs, I will be accepting and judgement-free.
(515) 373-8177 View (515) 373-8177
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Montana Meyer
Counselor, MA, NCC, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Grundy Center, IA 50638  (Online Only)
We all experience change; some alter our lives and functioning significantly. Making healthy adjustments can require skills which you have limited or no experience utilizing. Simply recognizing that you are having some difficulty, can be elusive, but is an essential first step. You may need support and further encouragement to take additional steps towards your healing. As your counselor, I can offer a collaborative and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings about the circumstances which are presenting in your life and support you as you move through your journey.
We all experience change; some alter our lives and functioning significantly. Making healthy adjustments can require skills which you have limited or no experience utilizing. Simply recognizing that you are having some difficulty, can be elusive, but is an essential first step. You may need support and further encouragement to take additional steps towards your healing. As your counselor, I can offer a collaborative and supportive space where you can explore your thoughts and feelings about the circumstances which are presenting in your life and support you as you move through your journey.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236

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Number of Therapists in Oskaloosa, IA

< 10

Therapists in Oskaloosa, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bipolar Disorder
100% Family Conflict
100% Peer Relationships
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Medicaid
60% Aetna

How Therapists in Oskaloosa, IA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Oskaloosa?

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.

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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.