Kara Jordahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S Verified
Asking for help can be a challenge for everyone. I enjoy working in partnership with families and individuals who are wanting to make positive change in their lives. I work with all ages starting from birth to ensure that every family is happy and healthy. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 and have worked in both school and office settings.
(515) 393-6381
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Asking for help can be a challenge for everyone. I enjoy working in partnership with families and individuals who are wanting to make positive change in their lives. I work with all ages starting from birth to ensure that every family is happy and healthy. I graduated from the University of Iowa in 2011 and have worked in both school and office settings.
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Jasmin C Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
(515) 316-2039
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As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
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Counseling Associates of Central Iowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LISW
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
(515) 337-0842
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CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
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Hilary Johnson
Counselor, LMHC Verified
My name is Hilary Johnson and I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC). Making the decision to come to therapy is not an easy one whether it is for you or your child. I am here to help by providing a safe, compassionate, and judgement free space. As a client centered therapist my goal is to focus on you and what you need out of therapy. I specialize in children, teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma in their life. I also specialize in the LGBTQIA* population, as an identified therapist.
(515) 375-5576
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My name is Hilary Johnson and I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC). Making the decision to come to therapy is not an easy one whether it is for you or your child. I am here to help by providing a safe, compassionate, and judgement free space. As a client centered therapist my goal is to focus on you and what you need out of therapy. I specialize in children, teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma in their life. I also specialize in the LGBTQIA* population, as an identified therapist.
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Melissa Reyerson-Slifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
(515) 373-4945
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Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
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Alicia Peña
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
(515) 608-8892
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Offers online therapy
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I use 35 years of direct clinical experience to help in addressing issues that have become obstacles in your life and help you meet your goals in the context of an honest, caring, and direct professional relationship. Individuals, couples/relationships, addictions/substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, aging, sexuality, and sexual 'orientation' issues, as well as family matters are among the range of aspects of people's lives with which I effectively work. Counseling may be brief/problem-oriented, or an extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors. Psychotherapy is my calling!
(515) 981-6980
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Offers online therapy
I use 35 years of direct clinical experience to help in addressing issues that have become obstacles in your life and help you meet your goals in the context of an honest, caring, and direct professional relationship. Individuals, couples/relationships, addictions/substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, aging, sexuality, and sexual 'orientation' issues, as well as family matters are among the range of aspects of people's lives with which I effectively work. Counseling may be brief/problem-oriented, or an extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors. Psychotherapy is my calling!
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Julie Mertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
***Limited Openings*** Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
(515) 519-3467
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Offers online therapy
***Limited Openings*** Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
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Brian L Bentley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC, EMDR Verified
Offers online therapy
I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 26 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety.
(515) 393-2774
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Offers online therapy
I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 26 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety.
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Rebecca Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
**Currently only offering Telehealth due to COVID-19** It takes strength and courage to ask for help. My goal is to help you use your strength to achieve your goals. The challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression and life events can be overwhelming. Whether you are needing support for yourself or your child, I offer a strength based and trauma informed therapeutic approach. I will work with you and your child to develop goals that build on your strengths and move towards healing. I use a strength based, trauma informed approach to services while using a variety of interventions specific to you or your child's needs.
(515) 373-8226
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Offers online therapy
**Currently only offering Telehealth due to COVID-19** It takes strength and courage to ask for help. My goal is to help you use your strength to achieve your goals. The challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression and life events can be overwhelming. Whether you are needing support for yourself or your child, I offer a strength based and trauma informed therapeutic approach. I will work with you and your child to develop goals that build on your strengths and move towards healing. I use a strength based, trauma informed approach to services while using a variety of interventions specific to you or your child's needs.
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Kelsi Macek
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Each person, couple, and family comes to therapy with a unique story and need. Yours is important and worthy of being understood and cared for. Whether you are looking for a listening ear, are considering a new way to overcome an issue, or are hoping for guidance toward a specific goal, you are welcomed. I guide individuals, couples, and families in working through and beyond anxiety, depression, trauma, relational distress, and other difficulties. I believe in the importance of identifying change that positively impacts both the present and the future, encouraging long-lasting fulfillment.
(515) 375-0807
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Each person, couple, and family comes to therapy with a unique story and need. Yours is important and worthy of being understood and cared for. Whether you are looking for a listening ear, are considering a new way to overcome an issue, or are hoping for guidance toward a specific goal, you are welcomed. I guide individuals, couples, and families in working through and beyond anxiety, depression, trauma, relational distress, and other difficulties. I believe in the importance of identifying change that positively impacts both the present and the future, encouraging long-lasting fulfillment.
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Callie Brass
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Therapy is an opportunity to build connections within yourself, your personal relationships, community, and faith. My philosophy is that you are whole, possessing all of the tools that you need in order to execute your desired change. My role as a therapist is to help connect you to your inner strengths, beliefs, and values to enhance your life experience and achieve your goals. I am currently am working with individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors that include: life transtions, academic or vocational stressors, grief and loss, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and trauma.
(515) 454-5421
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Offers online therapy
Therapy is an opportunity to build connections within yourself, your personal relationships, community, and faith. My philosophy is that you are whole, possessing all of the tools that you need in order to execute your desired change. My role as a therapist is to help connect you to your inner strengths, beliefs, and values to enhance your life experience and achieve your goals. I am currently am working with individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors that include: life transtions, academic or vocational stressors, grief and loss, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and trauma.
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After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
(515) 500-2619
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After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
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Seely Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a diverse background in mental health and my private practice is conveniently located off I-235. Most therapists can provide the therapy types listed, but it takes focus and good listening skills to discern how to effectively "help" others.
(515) 512-5173
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Offers online therapy
I have a diverse background in mental health and my private practice is conveniently located off I-235. Most therapists can provide the therapy types listed, but it takes focus and good listening skills to discern how to effectively "help" others.
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Bryce Carithers
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Have you struggled to make changes that you know would make you feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled? I hope to help you clarify how you want to think and feel about yourself and life, identify obstacles that stand in your way, and learn real ways to make your goals a reality. I use a strength-based approach that trusts in your inner resources and in our innate ability as humans to heal. I believe that different parts of our identity impact our experience in the world and in the therapy room, and I strive to make our time a comfortable space for exploring this and how the differences between us might impact our work.
(515) 420-1685
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Offers online therapy
Have you struggled to make changes that you know would make you feel happier, healthier, and more fulfilled? I hope to help you clarify how you want to think and feel about yourself and life, identify obstacles that stand in your way, and learn real ways to make your goals a reality. I use a strength-based approach that trusts in your inner resources and in our innate ability as humans to heal. I believe that different parts of our identity impact our experience in the world and in the therapy room, and I strive to make our time a comfortable space for exploring this and how the differences between us might impact our work.
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Dr. Morgain Hall, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD Verified
To make psychotherapy more accessible I use Video Conferencing with HIPPA compliant level of security. For more information about this go to the Zoom website. When you've reached the end of your rope, contact me to find relief in a safe, accepting environment. With over 30 years of professional experience I provide the necessary tools and support to overcome obstacles now and in the future. Also, I recently developed a program to provide smart, long-lasting, natural weight loss. For more information please visit my website, www.drmorgainhall.com. When you are ready for relief, contact me by email at morgain@drmorgainhall.com.
(515) 996-6427
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To make psychotherapy more accessible I use Video Conferencing with HIPPA compliant level of security. For more information about this go to the Zoom website. When you've reached the end of your rope, contact me to find relief in a safe, accepting environment. With over 30 years of professional experience I provide the necessary tools and support to overcome obstacles now and in the future. Also, I recently developed a program to provide smart, long-lasting, natural weight loss. For more information please visit my website, www.drmorgainhall.com. When you are ready for relief, contact me by email at morgain@drmorgainhall.com.
Andrew Scott Doty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
(515) 255-8399
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Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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Kathy Greer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
Congratulations on taking the first step in your journey by seeking a therapist to assist you! My goal is to provide my clients with nonjudgmental, compassionate, empathetic support to aid them in overcoming whatever stress, conflict, or trauma may be occurring in their lives. There are times when a person who does not have a horse in the race of your life is useful to assist in this process.
(515) 519-9828 x3
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Offers online therapy
Congratulations on taking the first step in your journey by seeking a therapist to assist you! My goal is to provide my clients with nonjudgmental, compassionate, empathetic support to aid them in overcoming whatever stress, conflict, or trauma may be occurring in their lives. There are times when a person who does not have a horse in the race of your life is useful to assist in this process.
Guinnivere Katray Bohnsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
(515) 505-7147
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Offers online therapy
Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
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Dena Owens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MS, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Life is at times difficult for all of us to keep in balance...thank you for the consideration of providing you counseling services or to someone that you care about. It is my goal for you to experience a welcoming, caring and helpful environment. Together...we can identify the issues and areas that you want to address and then determine the action steps needed to solve the problems or relieve the stress. Treatment is open to addressing multiple conditions, client centered and strength based. Easy office access and most insurance policies are honored.
(515) 650-4132
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Offers online therapy
Life is at times difficult for all of us to keep in balance...thank you for the consideration of providing you counseling services or to someone that you care about. It is my goal for you to experience a welcoming, caring and helpful environment. Together...we can identify the issues and areas that you want to address and then determine the action steps needed to solve the problems or relieve the stress. Treatment is open to addressing multiple conditions, client centered and strength based. Easy office access and most insurance policies are honored.

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Therapists in Polk County are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Polk County. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Polk County

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Polk County you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Polk County and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Polk County or family therapy in Polk County.

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When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way'. A couples counselor or a family counselor may use different techniques depending on the one that works best for you. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

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