Therapists in Pottawattamie County, IA

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Photo of Jackie Marcum, LMHC, RPT, Counselor
Jackie Marcum
Counselor, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy using my knowledge of human development and family systems to serve my clients' unique needs. In addition, my experience with children, adults and families helps to cultivate an environment of growth for my clients. I give unconditional regard to all of my clients, and walk with them on their individual journeys. Personal growth can sometimes be uncomfortable, but I assure you, you do not have to experience it alone. Going through discomfort is part of the growth process, and you will be stronger because of it! My hope is that each person I work with will gain insight from guided self-exploration and goal setting.
I enjoy using my knowledge of human development and family systems to serve my clients' unique needs. In addition, my experience with children, adults and families helps to cultivate an environment of growth for my clients. I give unconditional regard to all of my clients, and walk with them on their individual journeys. Personal growth can sometimes be uncomfortable, but I assure you, you do not have to experience it alone. Going through discomfort is part of the growth process, and you will be stronger because of it! My hope is that each person I work with will gain insight from guided self-exploration and goal setting.
(402) 415-2493 View (402) 415-2493
Mia Gilbert
Counselor, MS, NCC, TLMHC
Verified Verified
As your therapist, it is my job to meet you where you are in order to assist you to where you want to be. I believe that therapy is not "one size fits all" and should be individualized to meet a person’s needs. I have worked with a variety of clients who have experienced symptoms with; anxiety, depression, anger, traumatic experiences, suicidal ideation, etc. While in treatment, I utilize a Solution Focused approach throughout my sessions. My hope is that therapy will assist you in your journey to adopt healthy boundaries and mental health tools in order to become the best version of yourself.
As your therapist, it is my job to meet you where you are in order to assist you to where you want to be. I believe that therapy is not "one size fits all" and should be individualized to meet a person’s needs. I have worked with a variety of clients who have experienced symptoms with; anxiety, depression, anger, traumatic experiences, suicidal ideation, etc. While in treatment, I utilize a Solution Focused approach throughout my sessions. My hope is that therapy will assist you in your journey to adopt healthy boundaries and mental health tools in order to become the best version of yourself.
(712) 800-8643 View (712) 800-8643
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Shelie Leighter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Reaching out in times of difficulty can be hard, but I encourage you to have hope that things can get better. "Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future". (Robert Schuller) Being able to live a life full of happiness and contentment is so important, yet in today's world can be difficult. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve emotional wellness and a sense of balance in life. I am dedicated to providing a therapeutic relationship that allows for a sense of safety, warm acceptance and empathy. I pride myself on being open-minded and nonjudgmental.
Reaching out in times of difficulty can be hard, but I encourage you to have hope that things can get better. "Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future". (Robert Schuller) Being able to live a life full of happiness and contentment is so important, yet in today's world can be difficult. I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve emotional wellness and a sense of balance in life. I am dedicated to providing a therapeutic relationship that allows for a sense of safety, warm acceptance and empathy. I pride myself on being open-minded and nonjudgmental.
(712) 574-8813 View (712) 574-8813
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Kendal A Paulsen
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa as well as a nationally certified counselor. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, families and couples. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to find a balance that is suitable to them. I will work through the process and stages with the client to meet their needs or struggles. My preferred methods of therapy include: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered Therapy. I have an interest in working with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and marital or family issues.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa as well as a nationally certified counselor. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, families and couples. I have a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to find a balance that is suitable to them. I will work through the process and stages with the client to meet their needs or struggles. My preferred methods of therapy include: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered Therapy. I have an interest in working with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and marital or family issues.
(712) 350-8833 View (712) 350-8833
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Kelly DeRoos
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
When you have come to a time in life when you know things are not working for, let me help you on your path of change. I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. My philosophy is “whoever walks through my door I want help them get to a better place”. I believe your self-care is key to a happier life. I look forward to working with clients using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to help them achieve goals and improve their lives during a challenging time in their life.
When you have come to a time in life when you know things are not working for, let me help you on your path of change. I have over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. My philosophy is “whoever walks through my door I want help them get to a better place”. I believe your self-care is key to a happier life. I look forward to working with clients using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach to help them achieve goals and improve their lives during a challenging time in their life.
(712) 264-5366 View (712) 264-5366
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Alicia Roeder
Counselor, LMHC, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Council Bluffs, IA 51503  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to my page! I am delighted that you have taken the first step towards healing and seeking support for your well-being. As a compassionate and supportive therapist, I specialize in working with adults and teens, offering a safe space for you to work towards your therapeutic goals. In our sessions, I use a person-centered approach, which means that I will actively listen and empathize with you, providing understanding and validation to help you better comprehend yourself. Together, we will assess and analyze your values and strengths, identifying how to leverage them in navigating life's challenges.
Welcome to my page! I am delighted that you have taken the first step towards healing and seeking support for your well-being. As a compassionate and supportive therapist, I specialize in working with adults and teens, offering a safe space for you to work towards your therapeutic goals. In our sessions, I use a person-centered approach, which means that I will actively listen and empathize with you, providing understanding and validation to help you better comprehend yourself. Together, we will assess and analyze your values and strengths, identifying how to leverage them in navigating life's challenges.
(515) 676-0745 View (515) 676-0745
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Lisa Bellows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
I have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. I often work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and life changing events. I am taking new clients at Horizon Therapy Group, LLC, in Council Bluffs. I am licensed in Iowa and Nebraska.
I have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. I often work with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and life changing events. I am taking new clients at Horizon Therapy Group, LLC, in Council Bluffs. I am licensed in Iowa and Nebraska.
(712) 382-8857 View (712) 382-8857
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Center For Healing And Hope
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Where to begin? This question is so frequently asked and the answer is more simple than most think. The answer is to begin by allowing someone to help. Just allowing someone to provide you a space where you can begin your journey with support and acceptance. At the Center For Healing And Hope, therapy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding in which you and your therapist can work together to address any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
Where to begin? This question is so frequently asked and the answer is more simple than most think. The answer is to begin by allowing someone to help. Just allowing someone to provide you a space where you can begin your journey with support and acceptance. At the Center For Healing And Hope, therapy provides an environment of acceptance and understanding in which you and your therapist can work together to address any difficulties or challenges you may be facing.
(712) 217-3497 View (712) 217-3497
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Lynnsey Linn
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Council Bluffs, IA 51503  (Online Only)
With an empathetic approach, I believe therapy is beneficial to someone needing support who is feeling overwhelmed with emotions and / or dealing with various life situations. I assist individuals to address things such as relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and behaviors. At times individuals may be too overwhelmed to examine specific issues. With a therapeutic approach, we will explore those barriers and problem solve ways to manage those symptoms while learning skills to be successful. My goal is to utilize techniques based on the client's needs and goals to help ensure a positive experience.
With an empathetic approach, I believe therapy is beneficial to someone needing support who is feeling overwhelmed with emotions and / or dealing with various life situations. I assist individuals to address things such as relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, trauma, and behaviors. At times individuals may be too overwhelmed to examine specific issues. With a therapeutic approach, we will explore those barriers and problem solve ways to manage those symptoms while learning skills to be successful. My goal is to utilize techniques based on the client's needs and goals to help ensure a positive experience.
(712) 201-3126 View (712) 201-3126
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Miles Ludwigs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a Mental Health therapist is to assist individuals in finding a quality of life they are confident and comfortable with. I became a therapist with the intention to assist individuals in changing their lives for the better through the therapeutic process. I have been working in the mental health field for over three years. This also includes previous work experience with substance use and crisis intervention. While in therapy, I can assist you with building; coping skills, mindfulness, self-esteem, stress management, emotional regulation, decision making, and conflict resolution.
My goal as a Mental Health therapist is to assist individuals in finding a quality of life they are confident and comfortable with. I became a therapist with the intention to assist individuals in changing their lives for the better through the therapeutic process. I have been working in the mental health field for over three years. This also includes previous work experience with substance use and crisis intervention. While in therapy, I can assist you with building; coping skills, mindfulness, self-esteem, stress management, emotional regulation, decision making, and conflict resolution.
(712) 214-4484 View (712) 214-4484
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Inga Eanes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with the pressures of life? Do you have strong, over whelming emotions that seem to come from out of nowhere? Do you feel angry, or irritable, most of the time and don’t know why? Perhaps you don’t feel anything at all, and wish there was more to life than what you are experiencing now. Perhaps you already have a mental health diagnosis or another diagnosis of infertility or cancer or are struggling with a chronic illness. Are you part of the military, or a military family member, and are struggling with all that comes with that role including traumatic experiences, secondary trauma, and stress from many moves?
Are you struggling with the pressures of life? Do you have strong, over whelming emotions that seem to come from out of nowhere? Do you feel angry, or irritable, most of the time and don’t know why? Perhaps you don’t feel anything at all, and wish there was more to life than what you are experiencing now. Perhaps you already have a mental health diagnosis or another diagnosis of infertility or cancer or are struggling with a chronic illness. Are you part of the military, or a military family member, and are struggling with all that comes with that role including traumatic experiences, secondary trauma, and stress from many moves?
(712) 423-6945 x7 View (712) 423-6945 x7
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Karen Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Avoca, IA 51521  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska and am the CEO of Healthy Homes Family Services Inc. I have bachelor's degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, a Master's degree in Social Work and am in the dissertation phase of my PhD in Social Work. I have over twenty years' experience working with families, couples and children including a background in child welfare services and extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment with teens and families. I specialize in working with relationship issues, blended families, marriage, divorce and remarriage issues and military life issues.
I am a clinical social worker licensed in both Iowa and Nebraska and am the CEO of Healthy Homes Family Services Inc. I have bachelor's degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice, a Master's degree in Social Work and am in the dissertation phase of my PhD in Social Work. I have over twenty years' experience working with families, couples and children including a background in child welfare services and extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment with teens and families. I specialize in working with relationship issues, blended families, marriage, divorce and remarriage issues and military life issues.
(712) 454-7650 View (712) 454-7650
Photo of Sue Shields, LMHC, LIMHP, LPC, Counselor
Sue Shields
Counselor, LMHC, LIMHP, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
No one can tell you exactly what your therapy route will be like; you and I will establish goals for your therapy and determine the steps you will take to get there. My hope is that we can work together to help you feel at-ease and become confident in finding solutions.
No one can tell you exactly what your therapy route will be like; you and I will establish goals for your therapy and determine the steps you will take to get there. My hope is that we can work together to help you feel at-ease and become confident in finding solutions.
(712) 314-2004 View (712) 314-2004
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Candella LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IAADC, LIMHP
Verified Verified
I have had a recent diagnosis which is going to take me away from working as a therapist for the forseeable future. Not able to take on new (long-term) clients, and having to let go of current clients too. I have loved working with you through the years, but for now I've got to work on my own health issues. Best of luck to you in your search for an awesome therapist!
I have had a recent diagnosis which is going to take me away from working as a therapist for the forseeable future. Not able to take on new (long-term) clients, and having to let go of current clients too. I have loved working with you through the years, but for now I've got to work on my own health issues. Best of luck to you in your search for an awesome therapist!
(712) 380-1492 View (712) 380-1492
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Angela Clark
Counselor, MA, PLMHP
Verified Verified
I believe that every person has value and is meant to be on this earth. Most people saw the best in themselves and others when, at some point they were overcome with hurt, disappointment, or other life challenges. We were never meant to carry those burdens alone. I am here to offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you. I offer in office sessions, walk-and-talk, and have partnered with Wild Hearts n Horses to offer equine-assisted therapy.
I believe that every person has value and is meant to be on this earth. Most people saw the best in themselves and others when, at some point they were overcome with hurt, disappointment, or other life challenges. We were never meant to carry those burdens alone. I am here to offer a safe, non-judgemental space for you. I offer in office sessions, walk-and-talk, and have partnered with Wild Hearts n Horses to offer equine-assisted therapy.
(712) 214-1685 View (712) 214-1685
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Benjamin Wright
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Accepting new clients. Dealing with trauma is hard, dealing with new environments or changes in cultures is a difficult thing. I have experience serving the community by supporting families and stronger relationships, both in Omaha and in his home country of Argentina. I have experience supporting the mental health of clients from diverse backgrounds, including poverty, trauma, and substance use.
Accepting new clients. Dealing with trauma is hard, dealing with new environments or changes in cultures is a difficult thing. I have experience serving the community by supporting families and stronger relationships, both in Omaha and in his home country of Argentina. I have experience supporting the mental health of clients from diverse backgrounds, including poverty, trauma, and substance use.
(531) 214-1378 View (531) 214-1378
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Hailey Penrod
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified Verified
Council Bluffs, IA 51501  (Online Only)
Hello! I work with individuals (13+) exclusively through telehealth; on many topics including; anxiety, depression, the stress of life, PTSD and trauma, ADHD, relationship concerns, body image, self-esteem struggles, and many other concerns. I am an EMDR-informed therapist, and provide EMDR through telehealth. My goal when meeting with you is to meet you where you are while offering you unconditional positive regard, support, and a non-judgmental space where we can explore any of the stresses, problems, trauma, or any other issues that you are be experiencing, while also working together to build up and celebrate you.
Hello! I work with individuals (13+) exclusively through telehealth; on many topics including; anxiety, depression, the stress of life, PTSD and trauma, ADHD, relationship concerns, body image, self-esteem struggles, and many other concerns. I am an EMDR-informed therapist, and provide EMDR through telehealth. My goal when meeting with you is to meet you where you are while offering you unconditional positive regard, support, and a non-judgmental space where we can explore any of the stresses, problems, trauma, or any other issues that you are be experiencing, while also working together to build up and celebrate you.
(712) 412-4692 View (712) 412-4692
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Gasa Therapy LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LIMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Council Bluffs, IA 51503  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer trauma informed care; I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2, EMDR Certified therapist. I offer Telehealth and a few In-Person Sessions as my schedule allows at this time. I also offer Supervision to students and provisionally licensed practitioners; please reach out to me if you are looking for this kind of support.
I offer trauma informed care; I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level 2, EMDR Certified therapist. I offer Telehealth and a few In-Person Sessions as my schedule allows at this time. I also offer Supervision to students and provisionally licensed practitioners; please reach out to me if you are looking for this kind of support.
(402) 347-7034 View (402) 347-7034
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Chad Richter
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
With more than 20 years experience, I have specialized in working with diverse populations including children, adolescents/at-risk youth, and adults. My core work focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), anxiety/panic attacks, physical/emotional abuse, anger problems, grief, self-esteem, ADHD, PTSD, addiction, work/vocational issues, school/truancy, homelessness and parenting difficulties.
With more than 20 years experience, I have specialized in working with diverse populations including children, adolescents/at-risk youth, and adults. My core work focuses on depression, bipolar disorder, severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), anxiety/panic attacks, physical/emotional abuse, anger problems, grief, self-esteem, ADHD, PTSD, addiction, work/vocational issues, school/truancy, homelessness and parenting difficulties.
(402) 609-7183 View (402) 609-7183
Lisa Crouse
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
I am a US Navy veteran who has several years of experience working with adults who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse concerns. I utilize a person centered, trauma informed approach in addition to CBT and I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting. I have substantial training in crisis mitigation. My primary focus is working with adults and couples who are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and addictions.
I am a US Navy veteran who has several years of experience working with adults who are experiencing mental health or substance abuse concerns. I utilize a person centered, trauma informed approach in addition to CBT and I am trained in EMDR and Brainspotting. I have substantial training in crisis mitigation. My primary focus is working with adults and couples who are experiencing issues related to depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and addictions.
(712) 625-5754 View (712) 625-5754
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Number of Therapists in Pottawattamie County, IA

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Pottawattamie County, IA who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
70% Relationship Issues
66% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

96% BlueCross and BlueShield
80% Aetna
76% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Pottawattamie County, IA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pottawattamie County?

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.