Therapists in Ottumwa, IA

Photo of Victoria J Knight - Sattva Integrative Therapy, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Sattva Integrative Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501
I have been providing therapy to individuals, families, and couples for the past 25 years. I have extensive training and experience with trauma, anxiety, stress and relationships. I believe in meeting individuals where they are and assisting them to reach their goals. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR certified therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher, I integrate different techniques in therapy to heal mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
I have been providing therapy to individuals, families, and couples for the past 25 years. I have extensive training and experience with trauma, anxiety, stress and relationships. I believe in meeting individuals where they are and assisting them to reach their goals. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, EMDR certified therapist, and Registered Yoga Teacher, I integrate different techniques in therapy to heal mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
(320) 428-0957 View (320) 428-0957
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Rebecca j Schmitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501
With over 30 years of experience in the field of social work I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and families. My therapy is client-directed so that clients can determine how quickly they wish to delve into and resolve problems they are experiencing. For those who are spiritually inclined I can also integrate work on a spiritual level which enhances psychological progress by allowing clients to go deep into the source of the challenges they are facing. My goal in working with clients is to work myself out of a job by facilitating movement toward a more fulfilling life.
With over 30 years of experience in the field of social work I have worked extensively with individuals, couples and families. My therapy is client-directed so that clients can determine how quickly they wish to delve into and resolve problems they are experiencing. For those who are spiritually inclined I can also integrate work on a spiritual level which enhances psychological progress by allowing clients to go deep into the source of the challenges they are facing. My goal in working with clients is to work myself out of a job by facilitating movement toward a more fulfilling life.
(641) 569-6323 View (641) 569-6323
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Angela Andeway
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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.
(641) 236-1644 View (641) 236-1644
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Cheryl Bailey
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have many years of experience working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I enjoy working with couples who want to improve their relationship, parents and their children who are having difficulty getting along, and individuals who may be struggling in their lives and have a desire for personal growth.
I have many years of experience working with people of all ages and from all walks of life. I enjoy working with couples who want to improve their relationship, parents and their children who are having difficulty getting along, and individuals who may be struggling in their lives and have a desire for personal growth.
(641) 316-2298 View (641) 316-2298
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Alaina Ellington
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottumwa, IA 52501
I work with individuals who are ready to transform their mental health and wellbeing. Maybe you are trying to heal from the past, wanting to change your future, or learning to live in the present; maybe all three are true. Whatever your situation is, please know that change starts by taking the first step. I am here to help you take that step in creating the life you want and deserve! I work with individuals who are 15 years old and older.
I work with individuals who are ready to transform their mental health and wellbeing. Maybe you are trying to heal from the past, wanting to change your future, or learning to live in the present; maybe all three are true. Whatever your situation is, please know that change starts by taking the first step. I am here to help you take that step in creating the life you want and deserve! I work with individuals who are 15 years old and older.
(319) 220-3685 View (319) 220-3685
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Doug Buttikofer
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Not accepting new clients
I appreciate your consideration of me as your therapist. I am committed to assisting my clients in achieving their potential, and although I am a practitioner of several validated effective therapies, perhaps the most important trait I bring to my clients, is to be present for them and make an effort to create an environment that promotes wellness. "EMDR" is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
I appreciate your consideration of me as your therapist. I am committed to assisting my clients in achieving their potential, and although I am a practitioner of several validated effective therapies, perhaps the most important trait I bring to my clients, is to be present for them and make an effort to create an environment that promotes wellness. "EMDR" is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.
(641) 458-1982 View (641) 458-1982
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Amanda Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Accepting New Clients with Immediate Openings. The mind naturally wants to go towards wellness, sometimes we just need a little help in the right direction. Let me help you on your journey toward healing, growth, and wellness. Therapy is your unique journey towards wellness. Working in a partnership helps you know that you are in charge of your life, your healing, and your growth. Knowing you can depend on yourself with some guidance helps you blossom into the person you were meant to be. Together we will work through your journey of healing with you in the lead with me right beside you.
Accepting New Clients with Immediate Openings. The mind naturally wants to go towards wellness, sometimes we just need a little help in the right direction. Let me help you on your journey toward healing, growth, and wellness. Therapy is your unique journey towards wellness. Working in a partnership helps you know that you are in charge of your life, your healing, and your growth. Knowing you can depend on yourself with some guidance helps you blossom into the person you were meant to be. Together we will work through your journey of healing with you in the lead with me right beside you.
(515) 854-3966 View (515) 854-3966
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Bekki Klodt
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MSE, EMDR-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottumwa, IA 52501  (Online Only)
In this hectic world, we can go through situations that feel bigger than our ways to cope. I'm here to help you get back to a place that feels good, where you can navigate life with confidence. Whether you want to process what you're going through, heal from the past, feel more in control of your life, or simply feel less anxious or overwhelmed, I will make sure your therapy space is safe, builds off your strengths, and helps you feel more centered (never judged or shamed).
In this hectic world, we can go through situations that feel bigger than our ways to cope. I'm here to help you get back to a place that feels good, where you can navigate life with confidence. Whether you want to process what you're going through, heal from the past, feel more in control of your life, or simply feel less anxious or overwhelmed, I will make sure your therapy space is safe, builds off your strengths, and helps you feel more centered (never judged or shamed).
(641) 381-5174 View (641) 381-5174
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Jenny Armstrong
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501  (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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Teresa Anne Pappas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501  (Online Only)
I use a noninvasive intervention called Brainspotting for trauma. This technique helps move through trauma on the level of the brain, releasing the hold on you and increase freedom from past trauma. I use Mindfulness Interventions with people who have anxiety, depression, and addiction issues to reduce symptoms and to prevent relapse. I work with people who have experienced "Loss" in one form or another. For example, a loss of a loved one, a beloved pet or a disability that has changed ones life. I also do marriage counseling.
I use a noninvasive intervention called Brainspotting for trauma. This technique helps move through trauma on the level of the brain, releasing the hold on you and increase freedom from past trauma. I use Mindfulness Interventions with people who have anxiety, depression, and addiction issues to reduce symptoms and to prevent relapse. I work with people who have experienced "Loss" in one form or another. For example, a loss of a loved one, a beloved pet or a disability that has changed ones life. I also do marriage counseling.
(641) 212-6453 View (641) 212-6453
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R & R Counseling Solutions
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Ottumwa, IA 52501
I work with clients who are struggling with complicated grief, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, sexual abuse, relationship concerns and substance abuse. Counseling works great for people who are willing to do things different so they can have a more positive outcome. Mental health is not something to be ashamed of and does not have to be a life sentence. Most people struggle at some point in their life and could use some support. There are other counselors in the practice that can also provide help. Visit us at www.rrcsmentalhealth.com We look forward to helping you with your journey.
I work with clients who are struggling with complicated grief, anger, stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, mood disorders, sexual abuse, relationship concerns and substance abuse. Counseling works great for people who are willing to do things different so they can have a more positive outcome. Mental health is not something to be ashamed of and does not have to be a life sentence. Most people struggle at some point in their life and could use some support. There are other counselors in the practice that can also provide help. Visit us at www.rrcsmentalhealth.com We look forward to helping you with your journey.
(319) 214-7678 View (319) 214-7678
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Shanon A. Claussen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S, CADC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottumwa, IA 52501
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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Emberly J. Lashley
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Clive, IA 50325
The Beverly Center for Trauma Therapy, PLLC provides services to the community using a neutrality in counseling philosophy, meeting you where you are in your beliefs. We strongly feel that all people have the right to make their own choices and encourage clients to make choices that will promote their mental health in alignment with their own personal beliefs. You have the right to receive non bias counseling services and maintain dignity as an individual. We do not discriminate, judge or try to influence the decisions made by our clients, but rather explore the outcomes to decisions that will bring the most positive effect.
The Beverly Center for Trauma Therapy, PLLC provides services to the community using a neutrality in counseling philosophy, meeting you where you are in your beliefs. We strongly feel that all people have the right to make their own choices and encourage clients to make choices that will promote their mental health in alignment with their own personal beliefs. You have the right to receive non bias counseling services and maintain dignity as an individual. We do not discriminate, judge or try to influence the decisions made by our clients, but rather explore the outcomes to decisions that will bring the most positive effect.
(515) 303-3516 x101 View (515) 303-3516 x101
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Lanaya L Ethington
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Iowa City, IA 52240  (Online Only)
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.
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) 271-6483 View (319) 271-6483
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Tiffany Bandow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Waitlist for new clients
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
(515) 604-8334 View (515) 604-8334
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Lynne Vestal Counseling, PC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Clive, IA 50325  (Online Only)
You have your own unique fingerprint on the world. You matter. Your story matters. I believe when we enter into therapy, we come to accept ourselves as we are with a compassionate stance and change ourselves to develop more joy and fulfillment in our life. After our first session, I will develop a treatment plan as a guidepost specific to you. I’ve been a psychotherapist for 30 years and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, relationships and transitions, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, grief and loss, and coping with a cancer diagnosis.
You have your own unique fingerprint on the world. You matter. Your story matters. I believe when we enter into therapy, we come to accept ourselves as we are with a compassionate stance and change ourselves to develop more joy and fulfillment in our life. After our first session, I will develop a treatment plan as a guidepost specific to you. I’ve been a psychotherapist for 30 years and specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, mood disorders, bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, relationships and transitions, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, grief and loss, and coping with a cancer diagnosis.
(515) 368-8444 View (515) 368-8444
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Luke Katuin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
(515) 579-5048 View (515) 579-5048
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Delaney Logan
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMHC-T
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
As a therapist, I strive to view each client in a holistic manner and to ultimately create a non-judgmental space where clients of any background can feel comfortable and supported. My therapeutic philosophy relies heavily on the fact that humans do not exist in a vacuum; we are all a part of larger systems that impact our mental and physical health.
As a therapist, I strive to view each client in a holistic manner and to ultimately create a non-judgmental space where clients of any background can feel comfortable and supported. My therapeutic philosophy relies heavily on the fact that humans do not exist in a vacuum; we are all a part of larger systems that impact our mental and physical health.
(319) 264-1573 View (319) 264-1573
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Jackie Dehner
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
(515) 461-8010 View (515) 461-8010
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Richelle Derfus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CCTP
Verified Verified
North Liberty, IA 52317
I assist in helping clients heal from trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorder recovery and substance use recovery. I use a wide variety of treatment modalities to assist in overcoming difficulties. I use several treatment modalities, based on what you need. I am certified in EMDR, which is a first line treatment for helping people to overcome trauma. It is also used to treat other emotional experiences. I also assist with people struggling to cope in healthy manners, and help you to discover and implement new coping skills. You will learn new skills to assist you in having the life you want.
I assist in helping clients heal from trauma, sexual abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorder recovery and substance use recovery. I use a wide variety of treatment modalities to assist in overcoming difficulties. I use several treatment modalities, based on what you need. I am certified in EMDR, which is a first line treatment for helping people to overcome trauma. It is also used to treat other emotional experiences. I also assist with people struggling to cope in healthy manners, and help you to discover and implement new coping skills. You will learn new skills to assist you in having the life you want.
(319) 250-4305 View (319) 250-4305

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Ottumwa, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$157

Therapists in Ottumwa, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
92% Depression
92% Coping Skills
92% Stress
83% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
92% Wellmark BCBS
75% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Ottumwa, IA see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Ottumwa?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.