Female Therapists in Pella, IA

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Jill Jordahl-Ball
Psychologist, MA, PsyD, LP
Verified Verified
Pella, IA 50219
Not accepting new clients
It is my passion to be able to help others through the challenges of life. It is always a priority to create a safe and trusting relationship with each client where they feel there is a shared ownership in their treatment outcomes. I provide effective, collaborative and holistic therapy that results in transformation, growth and healing. My primary treatment modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but I integrate various therapeutic approaches to meet my client's individual needs.
It is my passion to be able to help others through the challenges of life. It is always a priority to create a safe and trusting relationship with each client where they feel there is a shared ownership in their treatment outcomes. I provide effective, collaborative and holistic therapy that results in transformation, growth and healing. My primary treatment modality is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but I integrate various therapeutic approaches to meet my client's individual needs.
(641) 715-9565 View (641) 715-9565
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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
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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

More Therapists Nearby

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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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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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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

Online Therapists

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Darcy Jones-Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50315  (Online Only)
Do you sense something important is missing? You may have achieved a certain level of success in life, such as in your work and career, relationships, family. Or perhaps you feel out of balance, with one part of life on track while other parts struggle. Depending on many factors you may be focusing your attention in one area at the expense of other aspects of personal growth. Are stress-provoking events in the world increasingly “getting to you” and leaving you with even more distress? You're not alone. Whether you're new to therapy or a long time user, feel free to reach out to me.
Do you sense something important is missing? You may have achieved a certain level of success in life, such as in your work and career, relationships, family. Or perhaps you feel out of balance, with one part of life on track while other parts struggle. Depending on many factors you may be focusing your attention in one area at the expense of other aspects of personal growth. Are stress-provoking events in the world increasingly “getting to you” and leaving you with even more distress? You're not alone. Whether you're new to therapy or a long time user, feel free to reach out to me.
(909) 474-7810 View (909) 474-7810
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Carrie Leaf
MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Hello and welcome! For two decades now, I have helped clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I will help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are keeping you stuck. I take a holistic approach. Offering: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, & more: Are you ready for a change? You don't have to do it alone. My goal is to work together with you to help you better understand yourself in a way that promotes growth and change as well as to help you & your relationships reach their maximum potential.
Hello and welcome! For two decades now, I have helped clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I will help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are keeping you stuck. I take a holistic approach. Offering: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, & more: Are you ready for a change? You don't have to do it alone. My goal is to work together with you to help you better understand yourself in a way that promotes growth and change as well as to help you & your relationships reach their maximum potential.
(515) 619-6737 View (515) 619-6737
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Debra Kay
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Iowa City, IA 52245  (Online Only)
People call a psychologist's office when there is a problem, a crisis, something is not working. It isn't the first place you go; it's often a choice of last resort. It's difficult to make the phone call, send the email, commit to a time, and then actually show up. If you are willing to wade through those difficult first steps, it is our job from that point to create an environment of acceptance.
People call a psychologist's office when there is a problem, a crisis, something is not working. It isn't the first place you go; it's often a choice of last resort. It's difficult to make the phone call, send the email, commit to a time, and then actually show up. If you are willing to wade through those difficult first steps, it is our job from that point to create an environment of acceptance.
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Photo of Angela La Luzerne, LISW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Angela La Luzerne
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Ever wonder, "why is this so hard?" "How did I find myself here?" "What do I do now?" You may feel hopeless or stuck. The desire to get unstuck - to make changes and show up for life in a happier, healthier way - is a noble one. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe, sacred space for you to explore new possibilities, especially as the journey may feel overwhelming at times. We often uncover thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you well. Through a variety of interventions, tailored to your individual needs, change IS possible! It is never too late to start caring for ourselves and others more effectively.
Ever wonder, "why is this so hard?" "How did I find myself here?" "What do I do now?" You may feel hopeless or stuck. The desire to get unstuck - to make changes and show up for life in a happier, healthier way - is a noble one. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe, sacred space for you to explore new possibilities, especially as the journey may feel overwhelming at times. We often uncover thoughts, beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve you well. Through a variety of interventions, tailored to your individual needs, change IS possible! It is never too late to start caring for ourselves and others more effectively.
(515) 523-7354 View (515) 523-7354
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Kate McVey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Clive, IA 50325  (Online Only)
Are you ready to make a positive change? Are you looking to address your personal challenges in a constructive, collaborative therapeutic environment? I am a licensed clinical psychologist experienced working with individuals, their partners, and family members, to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I strive to help challenge you discover insights and make progress at a pace that suits your needs. I may be the clinician, but I know you are the true expert in your own experiences. By working together, we can identify a course of treatment and therapy goals that best fit your needs.
Are you ready to make a positive change? Are you looking to address your personal challenges in a constructive, collaborative therapeutic environment? I am a licensed clinical psychologist experienced working with individuals, their partners, and family members, to help them achieve their therapeutic goals. I strive to help challenge you discover insights and make progress at a pace that suits your needs. I may be the clinician, but I know you are the true expert in your own experiences. By working together, we can identify a course of treatment and therapy goals that best fit your needs.
(515) 972-5058 View (515) 972-5058
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Ashley Carpentier
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ankeny, IA 50023  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping individuals live healthy, happy lives by using a holistic approach to mental wellness. I have a passion for treating clients with eating disorders/disordered eating, relationship with food, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy to help clients reach their goals.
I am passionate about helping individuals live healthy, happy lives by using a holistic approach to mental wellness. I have a passion for treating clients with eating disorders/disordered eating, relationship with food, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. I enjoy working with adolescents and young adults. I utilize Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy to help clients reach their goals.
(515) 585-3354 View (515) 585-3354
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Kathryn E. Wierda
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
West Des Moines, IA 50266
I place a large emphasis on understanding an individual's relationships and view the therapy relationship as the primary vehicle for change. I believe that through the therapy relationship individuals can work through difficult emotions, learn adaptive information/skills, and increase self-knowledge in order to achieve positive change in their life.
I place a large emphasis on understanding an individual's relationships and view the therapy relationship as the primary vehicle for change. I believe that through the therapy relationship individuals can work through difficult emotions, learn adaptive information/skills, and increase self-knowledge in order to achieve positive change in their life.
(515) 373-4311 View (515) 373-4311
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Madeleine Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Coralville, IA 52241
Maddie truly appreciates that every individual is unique and believes in taking a person-centered approach when offering counseling services to best meet the needs of her clients. She draws on a variety of therapeutic techniques to help each person meet their individual goals, including Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion, among others.
Maddie truly appreciates that every individual is unique and believes in taking a person-centered approach when offering counseling services to best meet the needs of her clients. She draws on a variety of therapeutic techniques to help each person meet their individual goals, including Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), mindfulness techniques, and self-compassion, among others.
(319) 408-8427 View (319) 408-8427
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Myriah Brookhart
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow. I am passionate about creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences, so they can live healthier and more satisfying lives.
It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow. I am passionate about creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences, so they can live healthier and more satisfying lives.
(515) 517-6884 View (515) 517-6884
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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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Sandi Ropp
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Washington, IA 52353
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! In addition to expertise on human behavior, having a wealth of life experience provides me with a level of sensitivity and empathy with others that brings a unique enrichment to the counseling experience. I am a bit unconventional, and provide a genuine and safe, nonjudgmental space as a guide on your personal growth journey. Practicing a holistic approach, I incorporate wellness of mind, body, and spirit into my work, fostering healing at a deeper level. I specialize in healing from narcissistic abuse, relational trauma, and codependency.
Hello! In addition to expertise on human behavior, having a wealth of life experience provides me with a level of sensitivity and empathy with others that brings a unique enrichment to the counseling experience. I am a bit unconventional, and provide a genuine and safe, nonjudgmental space as a guide on your personal growth journey. Practicing a holistic approach, I incorporate wellness of mind, body, and spirit into my work, fostering healing at a deeper level. I specialize in healing from narcissistic abuse, relational trauma, and codependency.
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Abby Seyfer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Marion, IA 52302
Therapy is an investment in your relationship to self, others, and your future health. We all go through various transitions and experiences in life that can overwhelm our capacity to cope and make sense of who we are and where we are going. Working with a clinician in this process of self-exploration can provide insights as well as actionable steps to take to lead to a healthier and more regulated version of who you already are. I firmly believe that people arrive in the therapy space with resources already within that are ready to be discovered and encouraged.
Therapy is an investment in your relationship to self, others, and your future health. We all go through various transitions and experiences in life that can overwhelm our capacity to cope and make sense of who we are and where we are going. Working with a clinician in this process of self-exploration can provide insights as well as actionable steps to take to lead to a healthier and more regulated version of who you already are. I firmly believe that people arrive in the therapy space with resources already within that are ready to be discovered and encouraged.
(319) 766-6159 View (319) 766-6159
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Ashley Bartenhagen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wapello, IA 52653
I am a licensed independent social worker with over 9 years of experience in the hospice field and school setting. I pride myself on building positive therapeutic relationships with those I serve in order to sustain lasting change. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy that views clients as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where I am able to walk along side you and help develop coping mechanisms and skills that will inspire you to reach your full potential! I look forward to working with you!
I am a licensed independent social worker with over 9 years of experience in the hospice field and school setting. I pride myself on building positive therapeutic relationships with those I serve in order to sustain lasting change. I use a strengths-based approach to therapy that views clients as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity. I provide a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where I am able to walk along side you and help develop coping mechanisms and skills that will inspire you to reach your full potential! I look forward to working with you!
(319) 469-8233 View (319) 469-8233
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Erin Suchy-Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Feeling "blah," hopeless, down? Nervous, on-edge, stuck in the past or constantly worried about the future? Find yourself angry/agitated all the time? Do you have physical symptoms like appetite changes, sleep difficulties, fatigue, restlessness, and trouble concentrating? Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, struggling with everyday tasks, feeling "checked out" and thinking thoughts like "what's the point?," "will X ever get better" can be a sign we could benefit from outside help.
Feeling "blah," hopeless, down? Nervous, on-edge, stuck in the past or constantly worried about the future? Find yourself angry/agitated all the time? Do you have physical symptoms like appetite changes, sleep difficulties, fatigue, restlessness, and trouble concentrating? Losing interest in activities you used to enjoy, struggling with everyday tasks, feeling "checked out" and thinking thoughts like "what's the point?," "will X ever get better" can be a sign we could benefit from outside help.
(515) 417-1913 x209 View (515) 417-1913 x209

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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.