Child Therapists in Iowa

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Rebecca Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, IMH-E®
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am here to support to both you and your child though whatever life challenges may come.
It takes strength and courage to ask for help. My goal is to help you use your strength to achieve your goals. The challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression and life events can be overwhelming. Whether you are needing support for yourself or your child , I offer a strength based and trauma informed therapeutic approach. I will work with you and your child to develop goals that build on your strengths and move towards healing. I use a strength based, trauma informed approach to services while using a variety of interventions specific to you or your child 's needs.
(515) 373-8226
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Taylor Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
While working with children , teens, and adults, I take on a strength based, client-centered approach that’s collaborative, culturally sensitive and non-judgmental.
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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Hope Connection Counseling & Therapy, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Whether you, your child , spouse or family member are having anxiety, going through a life transition, or wanting to personally develop in a certain area, a caring professional will help you work through the issues, so you can live a more fulfilling life.
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.
(319) 250-2425
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Waterloo, IA 50703
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Jeremy Overbaugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children , adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the individuals he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: ADHD, anxiety, OCD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, ASD, family conflict/separation/divorce issues and school difficulties. Jeremy offers individual adult and couples therapy, as well.
(515) 519-3473
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Chelsea Capper
Art Therapist, ATR, LMHC
Verified
Verified
You do not need to be a child , or an artist to utilize the amazing reflective qualities of art.
Currently only have availability Wednesday mornings. Art therapists That provides an alternate approach to traditional psychotherapy. No art experience required. Specializing in Child (6+), Adolescent, and Adults.
(515) 325-8911
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Urbandale, IA 50322
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Erin Helleso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Children age 14 and under are required to participate with in-person sessions.
My approach with my patients is beginning where they are in life. I do this by helping identify strengths you already possess and build from there. Each person, couple, and family has the full capacity to heal no matter the hurdles or the history. In addition to my support and guidance, I also walk through the journey with something to learn from you as well. We all have a unique story and its my role to help move past shame and trauma using a variety of techniques. I offer court ordered reunification assessment and therapy services, co-parent counseling, custody evals, Co-Parent Coordination.
(515) 220-2945
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Whitney Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Verified
Deciding to start therapy can be scary & a time of vulnerability whether it be for you or your child .
***Unfortunately, I am NOT accepting new clients*** My name is Whitney Anderson (she/her) and I am a T-LMHC providing individual & family therapy with Affinity Therapy & Counseling. My passion is helping children , adolescents, teens & families reach their full potential by making sure they have the tools they need to be successful. I am happy to accompany you or your child in your journey in dealing with varying issues which could include, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, anger management, struggles at school, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, divorce, family conflict, etc.
(515) 375-7987
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Jennifer Lea Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I enjoy working with children , adolescents, and adults. I also provides family and marriage counseling. My practice approach consists of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, positive psychology as well as others. I recently completed my certification in mental health and integrative medicine and believes that a holistic approach is beneficial to help manage life’s challenges.
(319) 252-8718
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Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Joshua James Bird
Counselor, MA, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
Josh fully believes “play,” is the culture of children , and Josh addresses play as a valuable tool when working with younger clients, identifying the language and themes client playstyles provide.
Josh Bird, MA, tLMHC, is a counselor in Dubuque, Iowa. Josh practices therapy in an adaptive fashion using mixed techniques dependent upon the client's stage of development. When working with clients, Josh aims to treat from a "whole-being" perspective through integration of clients' worlds containing myriad factors affecting mental health. Josh argues that within the therapy space he provides for clients, the clients are assured to feel they have entered a safe vessel for emotional expression, with a safe individual capable of empathetic understanding, validation, and recognition.
(563) 227-8158
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Dubuque, IA 52001
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Lindsay Lusinski
Counselor, tLMHC, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My passion is working with age range 3 years old to late adulthood in a mainly individual therapy setting. I happily welcome the LGBTQA+ community. My understanding, person-centered approach provides an open, safe space for sharing. I also use a collaborative and integrative approach to best fit your mental health goals and needs. For children , I strongly believe that play therapy techniques are helpful because little ones truly thrive through play; I often incorporate you, the caregivers in part of the child 's ongoing therapeutic journey to promote outside-of-session growth.
(563) 202-5341
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Bettendorf, IA 52722
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Tony J Raymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Not currently accepting new clients at this time. I am happy to help you connect with others. Is it difficult to feel close to your child because of defiance, emotional outbursts, or behavioral struggles? Have you tried therapy before, but the therapist didn’t seem to understand you? My approach to counseling for adults and play therapy for children is nonjudgmental, supportive, and often fun. I believe interacting with the world through joy and humor lets us build healing connections with others. I have 11 years of experience helping families of kids ages 2-12 with skill building to become confident, peaceful, and connected.
(515) 303-2026
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Tracy Swartzlander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RPT
Verified
Verified
I have worked with children and families for over 25 years in a multitude of capacities. I strive to meet my clients where they are and offer the most effective treatment approaches possible. I have extensive training and experience in working with those who struggle with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, Trauma, Divorce and Blended Family Issues and parenting difficulties. I offer individual therapy and family therapy and work primarily with ages 10 to adult.
(515) 606-1509
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Windsor Heights, IA 50324
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Grace C Mae Advocate Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LISW, RPT-S, CAS
Verified
Verified
Grace C Mae Advocate Center is based on our founder's experiences of having a child born with complex medical needs and hidden disabilities. Grace took Dr. Gilbaugh on a journey of self-discovery--which led her to be inspired to help others in their times of need. Our therapists work with people of all ages, and many types of problems. It is our mission to help people find solutions to their unique and diverse problems. We work hard to restore hope, and to find solutions. We approach our work with compassion and no judgement. We have offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Falls, Marengo, Marshalltown, Newton, as well as Washington.
(641) 326-3190
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Marshalltown, IA 50158
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Peladija's Therapy and Counseling Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I have provided individual counseling and therapy services to children , adolescents, adults, marriage counseling, couples and families; serving all ages and working with diverse populations. Goals of building hope, optimism, and inspiring others to make the most of theirs and their families lives. Utilized various therapeutic techniques, and starting where the client is, to assist individuals with minimizing or resolving issues, associated with depression, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, adjustment, mood regulation, ADHD, ODD, relational problems, behavioral issues, and various other problem areas and issues that confront individuals of all ages on a daily basis. Focusing on the positives!
(319) 313-5041
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Oelwein, IA 50662
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Cindy Schloss Calhoun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
I see a wide variety of children and adults ranging from 3 years old to 65 with similar attachment issues.
Hello and Welcome! I am an LISW therapist (Licensed Independent Social Worker) and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I provide specific supervision for therapists seeking their RPT registration. As a therapist, I work with children adolescents, families and adults. I provide a unique combination of expressive and more traditional therapies. I have obtained highly specialized training in play and sand tray therapy, attachment, trauma, and Theraplay. I am EMDR certified with both children and adults. I am also a SoulCollage (R) Facilitator. This practice uses printed images to create a visual journal of one's life.
(515) 278-5191
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Clive, IA 50325
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Amy J. Ugulini Pals
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children , adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
(515) 393-4137
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Kathryn Stack- Tanager Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have current openings to see children , teens and young adults in both our Cedar Rapids and Coralville locations. TeleheaIth options are available. I have experience working with a diverse array of people and presenting issues. I became a licensed therapist because of the impact good mental health care made on the lives of the people I love. I'm committed to developing collaborative and transparent relationships with clients and their families.
(319) 595-4806
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Coralville, IA 52241
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Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents and adults to help work through most things life throws our way. I use a combination of evidence based treatments, compassion and humor to help find your best self. I have been in the field for over 15 years across various settings working with people who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, foster care/adoption concerns and general life stress.
(515) 346-6870
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Mental Wellbeing Clinic - Tanager Place
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Our providers at Tanager Place offer services to children that inspire, empower, and heal. We come from a variety of backgrounds and offer a range of specialties and skill sets to achieve improved wellness. Tanager Place Behavioral Health Clinic provides preventative services and treatment options to children , young adults, and families experiencing emotional, behavioral, or relational difficulties in their lives. Our professional team provides a full continuum of comprehensive, holistic, and integrated services for children and families.
(319) 519-4717
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Coralville, IA 52241
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Casey Pestka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
In her work with children , Casey believes play is the language of children .
Casey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children . Casey strives to provide an environment focusing on client strengths and resiliency. Casey believes the client is the expert in their own lives. Casey is trained in Systems Theory and understands the importance of working with systems to create lasting change. Casey has experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting, life stressors, and ADHD.
(515) 220-2970
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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What type of Iowa mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Iowa?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.