Therapists in Iowa

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Photo of Elizabeth Crimmins, Pre-Licensed Professional in Iowa
Elizabeth Crimmins
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50309
I feel honored to walk alongside clients in helping renew freedom in themselves. I strive to offer a warm, supportive, and empathic environment for my clients to begin pursuing change in their lives. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them leave behind things they no longer need- behavioral patterns that lead to inauthentic relationships, difficulty in managing emotions, unhealthy view of themselves, or anything that prevents clients from being their genuine self.
I feel honored to walk alongside clients in helping renew freedom in themselves. I strive to offer a warm, supportive, and empathic environment for my clients to begin pursuing change in their lives. I work collaboratively with my clients to help them leave behind things they no longer need- behavioral patterns that lead to inauthentic relationships, difficulty in managing emotions, unhealthy view of themselves, or anything that prevents clients from being their genuine self.
(515) 516-3441 View (515) 516-3441
Photo of Brett Vitzthum, Licensed Professional Counselor in Iowa
Brett Vitzthum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
Brett provides in-office therapy services to individuals and families looking for a strength-based approach to address counterproductive behavioral functioning. He strives to develop healthy interpersonal dynamics and the skills necessary for optimal family, community and societal integration. Brett assists clients to identify their desired change goals such as communication, conflict resolution and social and emotional coping. He holds an awareness of cross cultural ethnicities and is versatile in providing services based on multicultural aspects.
Brett provides in-office therapy services to individuals and families looking for a strength-based approach to address counterproductive behavioral functioning. He strives to develop healthy interpersonal dynamics and the skills necessary for optimal family, community and societal integration. Brett assists clients to identify their desired change goals such as communication, conflict resolution and social and emotional coping. He holds an awareness of cross cultural ethnicities and is versatile in providing services based on multicultural aspects.
(515) 209-3184 View (515) 209-3184
Peaceful Mindset Counseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Not accepting new clients
I strongly believe in the inherent resilience and potential for growth within every individual. My role as a therapist is to provide guidance, support, and practical tools to help you tap into your strengths and navigate life.
I strongly believe in the inherent resilience and potential for growth within every individual. My role as a therapist is to provide guidance, support, and practical tools to help you tap into your strengths and navigate life.
(319) 657-5194 View (319) 657-5194
Photo of Dijana Dugalic, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iowa
Dijana Dugalic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Are you having a hard time navigating the stress and chaos of life? I may be able to help. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 9 years of experience working with teens and adults on a variety of mental health issues and life transitions.
Are you having a hard time navigating the stress and chaos of life? I may be able to help. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with 9 years of experience working with teens and adults on a variety of mental health issues and life transitions.
(515) 585-8292 View (515) 585-8292
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Amy J Ziegenhorn
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Johnston, IA 50131
I currently have openings for new clients! We all know we live in overwhelming times. The stress of family, work, school, and life in general can really get to us. Sometimes, there is an issue that would be easier to manage if you have help. When it is time, reach out, help is available. I am ready to work with you to identify and target areas you choose. We will set goals and create strategies to increase your confidence in your ability to manage the multitude of stressors you face daily. I am here for that adventure, ready to help.
I currently have openings for new clients! We all know we live in overwhelming times. The stress of family, work, school, and life in general can really get to us. Sometimes, there is an issue that would be easier to manage if you have help. When it is time, reach out, help is available. I am ready to work with you to identify and target areas you choose. We will set goals and create strategies to increase your confidence in your ability to manage the multitude of stressors you face daily. I am here for that adventure, ready to help.
(515) 585-1116 View (515) 585-1116
Photo of Sarah E Blader, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iowa
Sarah E Blader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
(319) 448-3344 View (319) 448-3344
BCCounseling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Ankeny, IA 50023  (Online Only)
I work with individuals with ADHD, OCD, Trauma, anxiety and sexual concerns such as men's issues, porn addiction and polyamory. My treatment modalities focus on the individual and it's not a cookie cutter approach. I incorporate modalities like CBT, Mindfulness, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Therapy and Solution Focus therapy, and use podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok videos, books and more as supplements as well. My patients are eager to improve their lives, but often stuck as to where to start or where to begin.
I work with individuals with ADHD, OCD, Trauma, anxiety and sexual concerns such as men's issues, porn addiction and polyamory. My treatment modalities focus on the individual and it's not a cookie cutter approach. I incorporate modalities like CBT, Mindfulness, Stages of Change, Trauma Informed Therapy and Solution Focus therapy, and use podcasts, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok videos, books and more as supplements as well. My patients are eager to improve their lives, but often stuck as to where to start or where to begin.
(515) 219-4974 View (515) 219-4974
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Kayla Dick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coralville, IA 52241
Kayla Dick (she/they) areas of focus include LGBTQIA+ issues and addressing the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals. Her expertise lies in assisting those grappling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, tailoring my approach to each individual's needs. She works primarily with young adults and teens.
Kayla Dick (she/they) areas of focus include LGBTQIA+ issues and addressing the unique challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals. Her expertise lies in assisting those grappling with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, tailoring my approach to each individual's needs. She works primarily with young adults and teens.
(319) 804-9312 View (319) 804-9312
Photo of Deziree Wiegmann, Counselor in Iowa
Deziree Wiegmann
Counselor, MS, NCC, tLMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50702
I am a licensed therapist with my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winona State University. I work with modalities including CBT, Adlerian, Solution Focused, and Person Centered. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma, in children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience working with individuals of marginalized populations including LGBTQ+ community members and persons of color. I focus on creating a safe and comfortable space for the client along with using a collaborative and strength based approach to encourage healing and growth.
I am a licensed therapist with my Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Winona State University. I work with modalities including CBT, Adlerian, Solution Focused, and Person Centered. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, and trauma, in children, adolescents, and adults. I also have experience working with individuals of marginalized populations including LGBTQ+ community members and persons of color. I focus on creating a safe and comfortable space for the client along with using a collaborative and strength based approach to encourage healing and growth.
(800) 531-4236 View (800) 531-4236
Photo of Kiera Dymit, Counselor in Iowa
Kiera Dymit
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I see clients between the ages of 4 and 104 on a variety of issues. Whether you are looking to process day to day stressors, or heal from past wounds, I work with my clients to create a safe, caring atmosphere. I place a strong emphasis on building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. Areas of experience and interest include working with teachers and those in education, divorce recovery, career and vocation exploration, children with ADHD or other behavioral struggles, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. This list is not exclusive, so please reach out with questions.
I see clients between the ages of 4 and 104 on a variety of issues. Whether you are looking to process day to day stressors, or heal from past wounds, I work with my clients to create a safe, caring atmosphere. I place a strong emphasis on building a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship. Areas of experience and interest include working with teachers and those in education, divorce recovery, career and vocation exploration, children with ADHD or other behavioral struggles, depression, anxiety, PTSD, self-harm, and suicidal thoughts/behaviors. This list is not exclusive, so please reach out with questions.
(515) 800-4929 View (515) 800-4929
Photo of Katie (Gregor) Cabreriza, Counselor in Iowa
Katie (Gregor) Cabreriza
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
I am an approachable therapist, focused on providing a non-judgmental space for clients to process life’s stressors. I am committed to working with you to accomplish your goals for a healthy, fulfilling life.
I am an approachable therapist, focused on providing a non-judgmental space for clients to process life’s stressors. I am committed to working with you to accomplish your goals for a healthy, fulfilling life.
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Photo of Emily A Sanders, Psychologist in Iowa
Emily A Sanders
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Clive, IA 50325
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that It takes great strength and courage to ask for help and I would be honored to help you (or your children) find more fulfillment and happiness in life. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and have experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I engage in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological assessment. I believe the range of experiences enables me to more fully understand the individual needs of each client I work with.
I believe that It takes great strength and courage to ask for help and I would be honored to help you (or your children) find more fulfillment and happiness in life. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and have experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I engage in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological assessment. I believe the range of experiences enables me to more fully understand the individual needs of each client I work with.
(515) 393-4084 View (515) 393-4084
Photo of Maggie Suits, Counselor in Iowa
Maggie Suits
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Des Moines, IA 50265  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Great therapy is a sacred, unique, and mutually respectful relationship. My approach is holistic in nature, seeking to balance the mind, body and spirit. There is no one approach for everyone, so I utilize many forms of therapy with clients, allowing a person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic approach. I also incorporate aspects of spirituality if desired, and am open to all beliefs. I mainly work with adults and teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
Great therapy is a sacred, unique, and mutually respectful relationship. My approach is holistic in nature, seeking to balance the mind, body and spirit. There is no one approach for everyone, so I utilize many forms of therapy with clients, allowing a person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic approach. I also incorporate aspects of spirituality if desired, and am open to all beliefs. I mainly work with adults and teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
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Photo of Barbara Myers, Counselor in Iowa
Barbara Myers
Counselor, LMHC-T
Verified Verified
Davenport, IA 52803
As a therapist, my mission is to walk alongside you on your journey, meeting you where you're at, and offering you a safe therapeutic environment where you can find hope and healing. The first step of starting therapy can be scary and intimidating, but I am here to help in any way I can, and ensure you are comfortable and receiving the best care that works for you. I have experience serving a wide variety of individuals seeking help with their mental health, and I have provided play therapy for a range of ages.
As a therapist, my mission is to walk alongside you on your journey, meeting you where you're at, and offering you a safe therapeutic environment where you can find hope and healing. The first step of starting therapy can be scary and intimidating, but I am here to help in any way I can, and ensure you are comfortable and receiving the best care that works for you. I have experience serving a wide variety of individuals seeking help with their mental health, and I have provided play therapy for a range of ages.
(563) 723-4087 View (563) 723-4087
Photo of Diana Christensen, Counselor in Iowa
Diana Christensen
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Are you seeking support and empowerment on your journey of personal growth and healing? Whether you're facing challenges with mood and anxiety, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, relationships, grief, loss, or stress, know that you're welcome here. Your unique experiences and goals matter, and I'm here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for exploration and positive change.
Are you seeking support and empowerment on your journey of personal growth and healing? Whether you're facing challenges with mood and anxiety, ADHD, trauma, life transitions, relationships, grief, loss, or stress, know that you're welcome here. Your unique experiences and goals matter, and I'm here to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space for exploration and positive change.
(515) 882-5189 View (515) 882-5189
Photo of Jeremiah Kats, Counselor in Iowa
Jeremiah Kats
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Waterloo, IA 50702
Waitlist for new clients
I have extensive experience in school and community settings working with children, teens, and adults. I believe that you are the expert on your life and see my role as walking alongside you to help gain a different perspective and learn skills to navigate life more effectively.
I have extensive experience in school and community settings working with children, teens, and adults. I believe that you are the expert on your life and see my role as walking alongside you to help gain a different perspective and learn skills to navigate life more effectively.
(319) 448-3217 View (319) 448-3217
Photo of Bonita Streich, Counselor in Iowa
Bonita Streich
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50703
I work with ages 3 through adulthood: individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with individuals who have: depression, anxiety, Bipolar, grief from any type of loss, ADHD, Autism, stress, anger, divorce, and those who need a third party to talk to without judgement. I am trained in Adlerian Play Therapy for children and adults to reach beyond traditional talk therapy for self-expression/processing when words are hard to find. It is proven that children say much more in play than they have the words for.
I work with ages 3 through adulthood: individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with individuals who have: depression, anxiety, Bipolar, grief from any type of loss, ADHD, Autism, stress, anger, divorce, and those who need a third party to talk to without judgement. I am trained in Adlerian Play Therapy for children and adults to reach beyond traditional talk therapy for self-expression/processing when words are hard to find. It is proven that children say much more in play than they have the words for.
(319) 214-7912 View (319) 214-7912
Photo of Michelle Rocco, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iowa
Michelle Rocco
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Sigourney, IA 52591
In life, we experience the ups and downs, challenges and experiences. I believe we all have the strength and capabilities to get through the challenges and enjoy the experiences. In the difficult times, we might need extra help and support. I want to be there to support you and provide reminders of the abilities you have within yourself to use tools learned in therapy throughout life. I will work collaboratively with you to empower yourself through life's obstacles, improve quality of life, and return to the joy and excitement of life.
In life, we experience the ups and downs, challenges and experiences. I believe we all have the strength and capabilities to get through the challenges and enjoy the experiences. In the difficult times, we might need extra help and support. I want to be there to support you and provide reminders of the abilities you have within yourself to use tools learned in therapy throughout life. I will work collaboratively with you to empower yourself through life's obstacles, improve quality of life, and return to the joy and excitement of life.
(641) 381-6576 View (641) 381-6576
Photo of Krista Long, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iowa
Krista Long
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in supporting Women's Issues. Relationships (marriage, divorce, dating, family), stage of life adjustments, anxiety, depression, parenting, workplace issues and grief are challenges I commonly help with. I have 25 years experience helping good people with difficult problems find a pathway forward, think more clearly, take steps to make their lives and relationships better, and increase overall calm and contentment.
I specialize in supporting Women's Issues. Relationships (marriage, divorce, dating, family), stage of life adjustments, anxiety, depression, parenting, workplace issues and grief are challenges I commonly help with. I have 25 years experience helping good people with difficult problems find a pathway forward, think more clearly, take steps to make their lives and relationships better, and increase overall calm and contentment.
(515) 705-0696 View (515) 705-0696
Photo of Abigail Rickert, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Iowa
Abigail Rickert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, IA 50702
Have you been feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn. You deserve a space for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood, there is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths based, meaning sessions are tailored to fit each individual's unique needs. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through ANY issue! I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
Have you been feeling unheard, hopeless, overwhelmed, and not sure where to turn. You deserve a space for your thoughts and feelings to be heard and understood, there is no problem too big or too small. Therapy is not a one ‘size fits all’. My approach to therapy is person-centered and strengths based, meaning sessions are tailored to fit each individual's unique needs. I focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that allows us to work together through ANY issue! I strive to always offer a safe, laid back, warm, and judgement-free space with a gentle, honest listening ear.
(319) 220-4668 View (319) 220-4668

How does your Therapist compare?

Average cost per session

$155

Therapists in Iowa who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD
72% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% BlueCross and BlueShield
69% Wellmark BCBS
55% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Iowa see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Iowa?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.