LGBTQ+ Therapists in Waterloo, IA

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Liz Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My door is open to everyone! I am committed to learning who you are as an individual and supporting the amazingness of you! I am an ally in the LGBTQ community.
Welcome! Thank you honoring yourself and giving the gift of self-exploration, understanding, healing and balance to your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 17+ years, working with youth, adults, and families.
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Bobbi-Jo Molokken
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC, CCTP, ADHD, -CCSP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach is trauma-informed, holistic, LGBTQ + affirming and anti-oppressive.
Does it feel like a struggle to manage all the things in your daily life? Do you find yourself easily overwhelmed? Have tension in your relationships? Do you wish to be a great friend/partner/parent/student/employee but feel like you are always falling short? Perhaps you have pain points from the past that you’d like to process. I see and honor the parts of you that are curious about experiencing something different and that are courageous enough to reach out for help. I create a relaxed, non-judgmental space to explore what’s been coming up for you and help you consider what you want your future to feel like.
(563) 204-2952
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Waterloo, IA 50702
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Steve Dreesman
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I have also presented original research at national conferences covering suicide as well as the mental health of the LGBTQ community.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa. I earned both my B.A. in psychology with a minor in family studies and my M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. I provide individual counseling to adolescents, teens and adults as well as couples counseling. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, stress, men’s issues, perinatal mental health, and relationship issues. I have worked in the mental health field in various ways for over six years, including a practicum with UNI’s counseling center and an internship with Allen Hospital’s Employee Assistance Program.
(319) 243-1763
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Eysha Zubair Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, EMDR
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My passions are working with trauma, children, and bridging the gap between marginalized populations and mental health services. Trauma is hard for everyone and even harder to deal with on your own. I am of the belief that every person has the capability to heal and grow. Whether you need someone to talk to who will always listen or want to engage in trauma work such as EMDR or IFS, it will be my honor to empower you throughout your journey to the new, healed you.
(800) 531-4236
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Samarah Greeves
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
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.
(319) 535-4098
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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David Moore
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Accepting New Clients/short wait list. It can feel awful to struggle with crippling anxiety, depression, or the impacts of past trauma & abuse. Maybe it's a rough patch in your life or struggles in a relationship. Maybe you've struggled for so long it just feels the way it will always be. We all need help from time to time with our struggles, whether they are recent issues or long-term mental health challenges. You may not even be sure what the problem is, but you know there is a problem & you want to feel better. You want a non-judgmental, safe, empathetic, and skilled person who can help. I work with individuals (18+), & couples.
(319) 696-6189
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Taylor Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I earned my Bachelor of Social Work with a minor in psychology from the University of Northern Iowa. I continued my education and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Master of Social work degree with specialization in trauma informed care. During my time at UNI, I gained valuable experience working with children, youth, and families. Outside of college, I worked as a Mental Health Therapist, in the school system, counseling students experiencing concerns with depression, anxiety, grief, PTSD, self-identify, self-harm, relationships, and more.
(800) 531-4236
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Shelly Blanchard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
In my sessions, I like to focus on the entire person: the mind, body, and spirit. I do provide Christian counseling if that is something you are interested in. I offer therapy with individuals, couples, and families and am happy to say that I love the work I do. When you come to my office, you will be able to share the things in your life that you are struggling with and know that what you share will be met with compassion. You will be able to let me know what you would like to talk about during each session and what you would like to get out of therapy.
(319) 220-3973
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Jennifer L. Michler
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I love working with a variety of individuals. As a Marriage and Family therapist, I especially enjoy working with people in the context of their family. I believe we are influenced and shaped by past events, relationships, and our upbringing. Therapy is a helpful way to explore those areas we are struggling with and to learn a little bit more about ourselves. By doing this, we can become healthier and happier people.
(319) 774-2464
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Cathy A. Rottinghaus
Counselor, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(319) 220-4572
Waterloo, IA 50701
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Summer Elliott
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(319) 349-8077
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Cindy Enyart
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Limited availability Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-2pm. 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.
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Shantila Marie Caston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
Not taking new clients currently; Will start taking clients January 2023. Hello my name is Shantila and as a therapist I do not believe that there is one counseling approach that works for every person, and for this reason, I take a more eclectic approach to work with my clients and select the method that allows me to best serve the needs of my clients. I am a strength based, person centered, trauma informed care provider who uses various evidence based therapeutic approaches that will best serve the clients I work with.
(319) 302-3257
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Waterloo, IA 50703
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Resilience Counseling Agency Inc
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, MS, MFT
Verified
Verified
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.
(319) 281-0607
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Waterloo, IA 50702
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Darcie Lampman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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.
(319) 774-8509
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Waterloo, IA 50702
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Kelli Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome! Starting your therapeutic journey can sometimes be overwhelming and stressful. I try to provide a safe, secure, and empathetic environment as we work together to process through difficult emotions and thoughts.
(319) 284-8956
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Kenzie Flot
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm so glad you have reached out for help. I'd love to meet with you to help look at your goals and how we can make a plan to achieve them.
(319) 349-2795
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Stephanie Newsom, MA, LMHC, NCC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Iowa, who has been working in the counseling field for over 20 years. I primarily serve adults and adolescents who struggle with depression and anxiety, relationship distress, stress management, eating concerns, and histories of trauma.
(319) 250-2078
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Bob Boezinger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Bob is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and practices within a growth focused care model. He is a generalist practitioner working with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents to address multiple issues including depression, self-esteem, anxiety, stress, anger management, marital/partner/family relational problems, work and school related issues and life transitions. Bob has experience working with older adults and individuals from diverse backgrounds. He also has an interest and experience working in the area of domestic violence, adjustment issues, dealing with illness and chronic pain, crisis intervention and grief and loss issues throughout the life span Bob is available for consulting and supervision.
(319) 774-4199
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Waterloo, IA 50701
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Tara Bosnic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I provide individual, family and marriage counseling. I enjoy meeting new people, guiding them in recognizing their full potential and developing new ways to look at and enjoy life.
(563) 214-0463
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What type of Waterloo mental health professional is right for me?
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What method of therapy is right for me?
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