Therapists in Urbandale, IA

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Leslie Henter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Difficult situations in our lives can leave us confused, scared, and speechless. We’ve all been there, and I want to commend you for taking the first step in the therapeutic process! I know my clients are looking for a safe space to feel all the feels and figure out how to navigate them. My priority is creating a nonjudgmental environment where trust is developed and you feel safe with me—every single session and interaction. Therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. I’m here to listen, support you, and give you opportunities to explore and design a plan that helps you move your life forward.
Difficult situations in our lives can leave us confused, scared, and speechless. We’ve all been there, and I want to commend you for taking the first step in the therapeutic process! I know my clients are looking for a safe space to feel all the feels and figure out how to navigate them. My priority is creating a nonjudgmental environment where trust is developed and you feel safe with me—every single session and interaction. Therapy is a collaborative process between the two of us. I’m here to listen, support you, and give you opportunities to explore and design a plan that helps you move your life forward.
(515) 854-4848 x7003 View (515) 854-4848 x7003
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Rebecca Spiess
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our lives in which we feel alone and no one could possibly understand what life is like for us. As a therapist, I find it important to understand what your life experience has been and join you in your journey to making the changes you would like to see in yourself. I provide a safe, respectful, and judgment-free place for clients to work through their conflicts and find the strength within themselves to make positive changes.
There are times in our lives in which we feel alone and no one could possibly understand what life is like for us. As a therapist, I find it important to understand what your life experience has been and join you in your journey to making the changes you would like to see in yourself. I provide a safe, respectful, and judgment-free place for clients to work through their conflicts and find the strength within themselves to make positive changes.
(515) 512-5118 View (515) 512-5118
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Brittany Hanus
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I am currently accepting new patients. Throughout your mental health journey with me we will being my focusing on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I truly believe that trust and safety are at the forefront of being able to heal from the inside out. Once their is a strong therapeutic relationship I will spend some time listening to your story and what makes you, you. We will use your past experiences and future goals to work on your present mental health concerns.
I am currently accepting new patients. Throughout your mental health journey with me we will being my focusing on building a strong therapeutic relationship. I truly believe that trust and safety are at the forefront of being able to heal from the inside out. Once their is a strong therapeutic relationship I will spend some time listening to your story and what makes you, you. We will use your past experiences and future goals to work on your present mental health concerns.
(515) 501-5797 View (515) 501-5797
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Carmen Tillman
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Waitlist for new clients
My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate your own murky waters of life. I want to work towards identifying what might be getting in the way of you allowing the you that is already there to come out and be seen.
My goal as a therapist is to help you navigate your own murky waters of life. I want to work towards identifying what might be getting in the way of you allowing the you that is already there to come out and be seen.
(515) 446-7284 View (515) 446-7284
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Lutheran Family Service
Counselor, LMHC, LISW
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
We are here to walk with you when you need it most. Lutheran Family Service (LFS) has an expert team of compassionate therapists and counselors to help you with marital and relationship problems, depression and suicidal thoughts, anxiety and worry, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, grief and loss, parenting concerns, life transitions, work and career concerns, or chronic mental illness.
We are here to walk with you when you need it most. Lutheran Family Service (LFS) has an expert team of compassionate therapists and counselors to help you with marital and relationship problems, depression and suicidal thoughts, anxiety and worry, trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), personality disorders, grief and loss, parenting concerns, life transitions, work and career concerns, or chronic mental illness.
(515) 329-3162 View (515) 329-3162
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Brian L Bentley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC, EMDR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
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 28 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.
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 28 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 View (515) 393-2774
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Jeni Nash, LISW - Anxiety, Trauma and Depression
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Does your mind race with past problems or future worries? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Do you feel persistently down or depressed? Are your challenges affecting your work and home life? In therapy, you can learn practical strategies that can help you cope. Difficult childhood experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can develop the skills to cope with anxiety and depression, recover from trauma, build self-esteem, have better relationships, and move past grief. Build hope and support tangible progress. Reach out to schedule your free consultation.
Does your mind race with past problems or future worries? Do you need to heal from a recent or past trauma? Do you feel persistently down or depressed? Are your challenges affecting your work and home life? In therapy, you can learn practical strategies that can help you cope. Difficult childhood experiences in your past or mental health struggles in the present don't have to dictate your future. You can develop the skills to cope with anxiety and depression, recover from trauma, build self-esteem, have better relationships, and move past grief. Build hope and support tangible progress. Reach out to schedule your free consultation.
(515) 221-8194 View (515) 221-8194
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Amanda Smith
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
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.
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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Jana Schneckloth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I am a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience with children and families, and I understand that life sometimes forces us to reimagine how we see the world. Difficult situations involving our families, our bodies, and our ability to care for ourselves or loved ones may cause us to feel anxious or lonely. Losses can overwhelm us, making tasks feel insurmountable. I believe that everyone is capable of healing, and we can get stuck when we try to work through experiences on our own. Talking with someone can be the first step in sorting through your thoughts, and making meaningful progress toward personal well-being.
I am a licensed social worker with over 20 years of experience with children and families, and I understand that life sometimes forces us to reimagine how we see the world. Difficult situations involving our families, our bodies, and our ability to care for ourselves or loved ones may cause us to feel anxious or lonely. Losses can overwhelm us, making tasks feel insurmountable. I believe that everyone is capable of healing, and we can get stuck when we try to work through experiences on our own. Talking with someone can be the first step in sorting through your thoughts, and making meaningful progress toward personal well-being.
(515) 523-6653 View (515) 523-6653
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Bloom Women’s Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, PMH-C
Verified
3 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Welcome to Bloom! We are a team of licensed mental health providers with an emphasis on a holistic, client centered, and trauma-informed approach. The process of beginning therapy can be a time of incredible vulnerability and we strive to create a safe and authentic environment to help my clients identify and achieve lasting change in their lives. Whether you are working through past trauma, processing the perinatal or postpartum period, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, we understand that you are the ultimate expert.
Welcome to Bloom! We are a team of licensed mental health providers with an emphasis on a holistic, client centered, and trauma-informed approach. The process of beginning therapy can be a time of incredible vulnerability and we strive to create a safe and authentic environment to help my clients identify and achieve lasting change in their lives. Whether you are working through past trauma, processing the perinatal or postpartum period, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, we understand that you are the ultimate expert.
(515) 531-5087 View (515) 531-5087
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Brandon Akes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
It's a normal, human experience to need support with mental health. We can all feel stuck sometimes, experience difficult life events, struggle to feel good about who we are, or experience challenging mental health symptoms. No matter what brings you to therapy, I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to identify and work on your goals. I believe we all have the ability to heal, grow, and find meaning in our experiences. My role as a therapist is to walk with my client as they process their experiences and increase their confidence in their ability to live their desired lives.
It's a normal, human experience to need support with mental health. We can all feel stuck sometimes, experience difficult life events, struggle to feel good about who we are, or experience challenging mental health symptoms. No matter what brings you to therapy, I provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to identify and work on your goals. I believe we all have the ability to heal, grow, and find meaning in our experiences. My role as a therapist is to walk with my client as they process their experiences and increase their confidence in their ability to live their desired lives.
(515) 373-7097 View (515) 373-7097
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Sarah Rowat
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Sarah believes we each author our own story in the context of our cultures and relationships. As a professional counselor, Sarah considers therapy to be the hope that change is possible, the past does not determine the future, and tomorrow can be different than today. Sarah remains humbled by the invitation to walk alongside individuals in their journeys toward wellness as they discover the richness within themselves to be whole, balanced, strong, and interwoven with healthy relationships.
Sarah believes we each author our own story in the context of our cultures and relationships. As a professional counselor, Sarah considers therapy to be the hope that change is possible, the past does not determine the future, and tomorrow can be different than today. Sarah remains humbled by the invitation to walk alongside individuals in their journeys toward wellness as they discover the richness within themselves to be whole, balanced, strong, and interwoven with healthy relationships.
(515) 717-3198 View (515) 717-3198
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Karla Reznicek
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I consider it a sincere privilege to walk along with a client during their life's journey. I utilize a client centered holistic approach and consider the client the expert of their experience. Together we process those concerns which are leading the client to therapy but you, the client, find the solutions and conclusions that work best for you. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma informed care, and mindfulness based strategies.
I consider it a sincere privilege to walk along with a client during their life's journey. I utilize a client centered holistic approach and consider the client the expert of their experience. Together we process those concerns which are leading the client to therapy but you, the client, find the solutions and conclusions that work best for you. I utilize an eclectic approach to therapy, which includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, trauma informed care, and mindfulness based strategies.
(507) 509-0401 View (507) 509-0401
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Samantha Scheckel
Counselor, ATR, LMHC
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Please Note:Current availability is limited to Saturdays mornings and mid afternoon. As your therapist Sam will follow your lead in the healing process. She will work with you to develop goals towards creating the life you desire. Sam's specialty is a combination of art and talk therapy, although art therapy is not required to participate in therapy. Through these approaches she works with her clients to address their individual needs for expression, learning, and growth. Therapy is a safe space to tell your story and find a place for healing. Sam also has a vast understanding of postpartum healing and parental stressors.
Please Note:Current availability is limited to Saturdays mornings and mid afternoon. As your therapist Sam will follow your lead in the healing process. She will work with you to develop goals towards creating the life you desire. Sam's specialty is a combination of art and talk therapy, although art therapy is not required to participate in therapy. Through these approaches she works with her clients to address their individual needs for expression, learning, and growth. Therapy is a safe space to tell your story and find a place for healing. Sam also has a vast understanding of postpartum healing and parental stressors.
(515) 531-5147 View (515) 531-5147
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Ellie Van Dam
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
Waitlist for new clients
I consider myself to be an existential therapist and believe that through suffering sometimes we find purpose and meaning in life. None of us are above suffering. Everyone will experience trauma or loss at some point in life and deserve a safe place to work through those experiences. I know what it is to suffer and have personal and professional experience with trauma, domestic violence, and substance use issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important component of effective therapy and place value on providing a non-judgmental, peaceful, safe space to heal.
I consider myself to be an existential therapist and believe that through suffering sometimes we find purpose and meaning in life. None of us are above suffering. Everyone will experience trauma or loss at some point in life and deserve a safe place to work through those experiences. I know what it is to suffer and have personal and professional experience with trauma, domestic violence, and substance use issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important component of effective therapy and place value on providing a non-judgmental, peaceful, safe space to heal.
(515) 446-7284 View (515) 446-7284
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Chelsea Capper
Art Therapist, ATR, LMHC
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Currently accepting new clients with limited availability on Wednesday and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm or Fridays 9am-11am. (Hours of availability Updated 2/1/24). Art therapist that provides an alternate approach to traditional psychotherapy. No art experience required. Specializing in Child (6+), Adolescent, and Adults.
Currently accepting new clients with limited availability on Wednesday and Thursdays, 1pm-3pm or Fridays 9am-11am. (Hours of availability Updated 2/1/24). Art therapist that provides an alternate approach to traditional psychotherapy. No art experience required. Specializing in Child (6+), Adolescent, and Adults.
(515) 325-8911 View (515) 325-8911
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Kristin Rodenberg
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
If you are looking for a therapist, I am your person! I am a laid back, supportive therapist who is honored to be considered for joining your journey to health. I am a huge advocate of taking care of yourself and taking the steps to do so. Through my own struggles I openly note that we are not meant to live in isolation and I will walk the healing walk with you.
If you are looking for a therapist, I am your person! I am a laid back, supportive therapist who is honored to be considered for joining your journey to health. I am a huge advocate of taking care of yourself and taking the steps to do so. Through my own struggles I openly note that we are not meant to live in isolation and I will walk the healing walk with you.
(515) 373-4983 View (515) 373-4983
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Penny Nichols-Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I believe in the process of therapy and I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you are seeking assistance and would like to begin therapy with a down-to-earth and compassionate therapist, I may be the right match for you. I believe you have the answers within you and any changes you make are the result of your hard work. If you choose to share your story with me, I will feel honored to help guide conversations, offer a different point of view, challenge thoughts, and listen with a non-judgmental mind and open heart.
I believe in the process of therapy and I am dedicated to helping you reach your goals. If you are seeking assistance and would like to begin therapy with a down-to-earth and compassionate therapist, I may be the right match for you. I believe you have the answers within you and any changes you make are the result of your hard work. If you choose to share your story with me, I will feel honored to help guide conversations, offer a different point of view, challenge thoughts, and listen with a non-judgmental mind and open heart.
(515) 619-5257 View (515) 619-5257
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Jim Wilwerding
Counselor, MDiv, LMHC, NCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Urbandale, IA 50322
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of your strengths and your place in life.
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of your strengths and your place in life.
(515) 599-3255 View (515) 599-3255
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Kelsey Finch
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Urbandale, IA 50322
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. Regardless of the circumstances that have brought you to consider therapy, you can be sure to find a safe, judgement-free space in my office. My role is to work with you to help you achieve your goals, whether that's overcoming obstacles, processing factors impacting you, or improving your overall satisfaction with life.
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. Regardless of the circumstances that have brought you to consider therapy, you can be sure to find a safe, judgement-free space in my office. My role is to work with you to help you achieve your goals, whether that's overcoming obstacles, processing factors impacting you, or improving your overall satisfaction with life.
(515) 379-8685 View (515) 379-8685

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Number of Therapists in Urbandale, IA

100+

Average cost per session

$159

Therapists in Urbandale, IA who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
87% Trauma and PTSD
78% Self Esteem
77% Coping Skills
77% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% BlueCross and BlueShield
79% Wellmark BCBS
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Urbandale, IA see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Urbandale?

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.