I am a graduate of Upper Iowa University and a temporary licensed mental health counselor. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and parents dealing with anger, anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, parent/child conflict, coping with divorce, and other life stressors.
My experience in social work began in hospice and an international placement in India. Upon returning home, I continued to work in hospice, where I encountered end-of-life concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, and loss. I implement a strengths-based, heart-centered, holistic, and spiritual approach that is collaborative and non-judgmental. Guided by a culturally sensitive perspective, I enjoy working with a diverse population. I empower clients to tap into their own creativity to assist in their healing journey. I blend cognitive behavioral therapy with expressive arts to help clients reach their goals.
Are you finding yourself feeling overwhelmed? Guilty? Ashamed? Or are you feeling anxious about making a decision? In the process of preparing for a major life change? Is one or more of your relationships struggling? Our lives can throw us some pretty uncomfortable curve balls from time to time and we get to realize we have choices. You may not know what to do with that ball now that you've caught it, and that's ok. The fact that you’re here tells me you have hope.
Katie is passionate about mental health and wellness for all. She uses a strengths-based, trauma-informed approach to create a space where individuals and families are able to experience a sense of safety and connection. Building on these experiences, Katie aims to help individuals understand their own strengths, needs and agency for change. With families, Katie incorporates brain development and attachment theory to build a working alliance with families to identify the specific needs of their child. Katie aims to help families experience connection, attunement and enjoyment as tools to improve and strengthen relationships.
Attempting to cope with a mental health concern is often a lonely and exhausting process. Additionally, pursuing counseling can often be a difficult decision to make, but one that I believe is worthwhile. As a counselor, my role is to help support you through your healing journey and empower you to rediscover your own unique strengths and resources as a means to promote such healing. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental environment for you to share your own unique life story.
Welcome! Having someone listen to you, without judging or minimizing what you feel and think is so important. Together, we can help you gain clarity, set goals, and take steps toward healing. I provide a safe space in my practice to allow for all stages of self-discovery and wellness for you or your family.
Hello! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have a passion for working with Children, Teenagers, Adults, Elderly and Disabled individuals. I specialize in working with anyone who has experienced traumatic events or has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a certified EMDR Therapist. EMDR is a type of therapy that helps people heal from emotional and bodily distress after experiencing a traumatic life event. I am also trained in Play Therapy, which is used with children. Other areas of interest include: addictions and compulsions, anxiety, attachment, depression, divorce issues, grief and loss issues, communication problems, pain, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma and others.
I am not currently not accepting new clients. I will resume accepting new clients intermittently as openings become available. Thank you for taking the time to view my profile, I look forward to working with you. Three Little Birds Counseling Services promotes healing and growth through acceptance and insight. Challenging experiences provide the opportunity for self-exploration and a renewed sense of purpose and confidence. Take comfort in a peaceful, non-judgemental environment to explore new possibilities and areas for increased satisfaction.
My practice is a trauma-informed and strengths-based approach focused on empowering clients to actively assist in their mental health journey. I use a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, play therapy techniques, art therapy techniques, and other personally expressive interventions with clients. I place a high value on clients’ personal autonomy and collaboration in establishing mental health goals.
Bill has a very straightforward and matter-of-fact approach to psychotherapy and counseling. He describes his approach as "change oriented", believing the client's inherent strengths provide the keys to growth and recovery. Bill recognized the profound role the family plays in mental health. Bill finds working with families especially rewarding. Much of that works includes couple and marriage counseling and youth.
I serve women in the Cedar Valley. We have often accomplished and experienced a lot in our lives by the time we seek counseling. All of us have periods where we struggle; perhaps we can't sleep, we are stressed to the breaking point and in spite of having people around us, we may feel lonely or depressed. If this is you, you aren't alone.
I will partner with you to find answers, and build skills to meet life's challenges with renewed strength. As a licensed clinical social worker for more than 25 years, I have the skills and life experience to help when you are dealing with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, life transitions or relationship issues. My specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gerontology enhance a broad range of interventions used in therapy.
My desire has always been to be available, assisting anyone who is hurting. You may be facing a life altering health diagnosis, perhaps an accident, loss of a job, marital problems, an addiction, parenting issues, death of a loved one, caregiving; the list is endless. Perhaps you are wrestling with issues that aren't apparent to anyone else, but they are very real to you. It is easy to feel isolated and alone.
Do you feel defeated and alone? Are you seeking to heal the inner areas of self doubt, worry, fear, pain, and other places where hope is subsiding? Do you need a space to problem solve, slow down, and reflect with guidance from a clinical perspective? I am a clinician with over 12 years of experience providing person centered counseling and would like to help you discover how to find awareness and cope better. A raven is associated with loss; yet it's symbolism is complex. As a talking bird, it represents prophecy and insight which makes complex decisions and shows rich awareness. I am ready to help support you in your hour of need!
Are you struggling? Are you looking for a counselor with a Christian world view? If so, consider reaching out to our counselor. We believe, you were created for a purpose. Never settle for less than God’s very best for your life! We believe purpose can only be found through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Contact us if this is something that resonates with you.
I provide therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. I use a cognitive-behavioral approach to address presenting problems. This technique is beneficial in helping to treat anxiety, depression, mood disorders, grief, relationship issues, etc. as thoughts and feelings lead to behaviors or actions. Treatment services are also provided utilizing trauma informed care and EMDR to help with symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
My approach is based on Solution Focus and Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy a collaborative, integrative, holistic and specialized process tailored to individual/Family/Couple needs. People seek therapy for many reasons such as: difficulties in their personal or professional lives caused by current stressors or unresolved traumas, conflicts that cause fear, shame, anger, sadness, helplessness and the inability to concentrate, function, or be fully engaged in life. I work with individuals, couples, & families to help collaboratively tackle the challenges they are facing, through creating new insight and forming solutions to problems and action plans.
I am a bilingual Spanish/English mental health counselor who understands that talking about how you really think or feel is not easy, and sometimes can be scary. Opening up to a stranger takes courage, and I know that taking that first step can be difficult. You might doubt that things can get better, that’s why I want to provide you that space where you feel comfortable and where you can be you. Choosing a therapist is not an easy process, I am committed to developing our therapeutic relationship.
Overwhelmed by intense bouts of guilt, anger, shame and fear? Trapped. I specialize in helping clients who are struggling with PTSD, Trauma, Grief, Acute Life Challenges, Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Depression. Through our work together, clients will learn techniques to reduce intensity and practical resources to address persistent emotions. Allowing clients to be more present and achieve a new state of balance in their lives.
Openings available starting the week of 8/22! Are you struggling with feeling like you are not enough as a parent, partner, employee, family member, or friend? Do you often find yourself sad, worried, angry, or overwhelmed? Do you ever feel like no one truly listens to you and your problems are minimized by others? Are you struggling with navigating through a difficult time? I am so glad you are taking steps toward feeling better, and I am looking forward to working together to accomplish your goals.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Waterloo are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Waterloo then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Waterloo, or Child Psychologists in Waterloo.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Waterloo psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Waterloo specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.