Peggy Sharr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Since 2006, I've been helping individuals with myriad challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, behavioral challenges, stress reduction, mood stabilization/regulation, crisis intervention, grief and loss, relationship problems, and resolving feelings and experiences from the past. In order to affect deep change, I integrate a number of approaches, including traditional talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Psychotherapy, meditation, EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, guided imagery, health and nutrition advice, to name a few. My goal is for you to feel supported and validated.
(319) 774-4336
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Since 2006, I've been helping individuals with myriad challenges, including depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, behavioral challenges, stress reduction, mood stabilization/regulation, crisis intervention, grief and loss, relationship problems, and resolving feelings and experiences from the past. In order to affect deep change, I integrate a number of approaches, including traditional talk therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Somatic Psychotherapy, meditation, EMDR Therapy, Internal Family Systems, mindfulness, guided imagery, health and nutrition advice, to name a few. My goal is for you to feel supported and validated.
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Mollie A Schmelzer
Counselor, MSEd, LMHC, LPC, NCC, CCTP Verified
I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques: Traditional "talk" therapy; Art as therapy and Creative/Expressive therapy techniques; I use the client's own perspective to elicit change and growth. As an existential counselor, it is my job to assist clients in giving meaning to their experiences and moving forward to live a meaningful life. My therapeutic approach is successful in addressing all types of mental health / mental illness concerns, especially: trauma, children and adolescents, stage of life concerns, mood disorders and disruptions (stress, depression, anxiety etc.), parenting, and relational issues.
(563) 518-5442
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I employ a variety of therapeutic techniques: Traditional "talk" therapy; Art as therapy and Creative/Expressive therapy techniques; I use the client's own perspective to elicit change and growth. As an existential counselor, it is my job to assist clients in giving meaning to their experiences and moving forward to live a meaningful life. My therapeutic approach is successful in addressing all types of mental health / mental illness concerns, especially: trauma, children and adolescents, stage of life concerns, mood disorders and disruptions (stress, depression, anxiety etc.), parenting, and relational issues.
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Tammera Bibbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
My practice is grounded in utilizing trauma informed and evidence based practices.
For the past 20 years I have worked with children and families who have been faced with traumas in their lives. I am passionate about helping people move past the difficulties that life has thrown in their paths and move toward living the fullest that life has to offer.
(515) 305-3920
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My practice is grounded in utilizing trauma informed and evidence based practices.
For the past 20 years I have worked with children and families who have been faced with traumas in their lives. I am passionate about helping people move past the difficulties that life has thrown in their paths and move toward living the fullest that life has to offer.
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Jill Johnson
Counselor, LMHC, IADC, SAP Verified
I enjoy working with individuals and couples ready to start their journey with therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential environment. My approach is eclectic, utilizing a collaborative approach to help foster positive life changes that improve quality of life. I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, work and family stressors, communication difficulties, marital problems, life transitions, trauma, substance use, gambling, co-occurring disorders, and adjustment to disability.
(319) 820-0078
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I enjoy working with individuals and couples ready to start their journey with therapy in a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential environment. My approach is eclectic, utilizing a collaborative approach to help foster positive life changes that improve quality of life. I work with individuals experiencing a wide range of concerns including: depression, anxiety, work and family stressors, communication difficulties, marital problems, life transitions, trauma, substance use, gambling, co-occurring disorders, and adjustment to disability.
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Katie Schieffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Offers online therapy
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.
(319) 220-5096
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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.
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Susan Lynn Totten
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My extensive training in Trauma, Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy informs my work.
The therapeutic relationship can be a very important one and, like any other healthy relationship, it is based on mutual respect, trust and commitment. I approach our work together with a nonjudgmental stance. I will meet you wherever you are in your life's journey and honor your unique strengths. I support clients in creating their most fulfilling lives, in line with their values and goals. I incorporate mindfulness into a collaborative and client-centered process and employ an honest, direct communication.
(319) 774-3358
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
My extensive training in Trauma, Couples Therapy and Sex Therapy informs my work.
The therapeutic relationship can be a very important one and, like any other healthy relationship, it is based on mutual respect, trust and commitment. I approach our work together with a nonjudgmental stance. I will meet you wherever you are in your life's journey and honor your unique strengths. I support clients in creating their most fulfilling lives, in line with their values and goals. I incorporate mindfulness into a collaborative and client-centered process and employ an honest, direct communication.
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Beth Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW Verified
I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, however, I adapt interventions to meet clients' needs.
Whether it is a single event or a life time of struggles, our thoughts and emotions can become so overwhelming that every day tasks are difficult to complete. For some, it is hard to reach out for help but once you have taken the first step which is acknowledging you need help and you cannot do it alone, the journey of emotional healing begins. It is learning to confront life's adversities rather than allowing them to define you. It is a journey of self-discovery, self-awareness, and learning to trust intuition while building inner strength to embrace and love who you are. As your therapist, I will walk that journey with you.
(309) 518-9138
Verified
I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral therapy, however, I adapt interventions to meet clients' needs.
Whether it is a single event or a life time of struggles, our thoughts and emotions can become so overwhelming that every day tasks are difficult to complete. For some, it is hard to reach out for help but once you have taken the first step which is acknowledging you need help and you cannot do it alone, the journey of emotional healing begins. It is learning to confront life's adversities rather than allowing them to define you. It is a journey of self-discovery, self-awareness, and learning to trust intuition while building inner strength to embrace and love who you are. As your therapist, I will walk that journey with you.
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Annika O'Melia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
I also work with adult women on general depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), addiction and adjustment to changing roles.
I help women transform feelings of overwhelm, sadness, anxiety, and suffering into deeper experiences of joy, peace, and presence. The most difficult periods of our lives are often the fertile soil for growth and transformation if we dare to face our challenges. I create a safe and confidential space for women to be brave, get vulnerable, dig deep, and connect to their own transformative power and healing.
(563) 723-0072
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I also work with adult women on general depression, anxiety, trauma (PTSD), addiction and adjustment to changing roles.
I help women transform feelings of overwhelm, sadness, anxiety, and suffering into deeper experiences of joy, peace, and presence. The most difficult periods of our lives are often the fertile soil for growth and transformation if we dare to face our challenges. I create a safe and confidential space for women to be brave, get vulnerable, dig deep, and connect to their own transformative power and healing.
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Flaherty Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
Clients consistently report that I create a calm and safe therapy space that is dynamic with an intuitive, 'down to earth' style balancing being kind and diplomatic, with being quite direct and clear with feedback and tools. I treat a variety of mental health conditions, and additionally offer support and guidance around a vast array of life issues. I am passionate about finding and tailoring what works for YOUR needs. I specialize in anxiety, trauma (including complicated grief), interpersonal issues, and mood disorders. Again, focusing in and utilizing the tools that serve you best.
(563) 362-3939
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Offers online therapy
Clients consistently report that I create a calm and safe therapy space that is dynamic with an intuitive, 'down to earth' style balancing being kind and diplomatic, with being quite direct and clear with feedback and tools. I treat a variety of mental health conditions, and additionally offer support and guidance around a vast array of life issues. I am passionate about finding and tailoring what works for YOUR needs. I specialize in anxiety, trauma (including complicated grief), interpersonal issues, and mood disorders. Again, focusing in and utilizing the tools that serve you best.
Dawn Rechkemmer
Counselor, NCC, tLMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
(I have immediate openings). Have you suffered from trauma? Are you struggling to move on from the past but can't? Do you feel overwhelmed all the time? My name is Dawn, I help trauma survivors get unstuck and start living life again. As a paramedic for many years, I am experienced in helping people in crisis and taking immediate action under pressure. I use these experiences and my training as a therapist to help my clients find solutions to their difficulties, build the courage to face their fears, and cope with overwhelming stress. The trauma you experienced won't go away but become a survivor.
(319) 250-5632
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(I have immediate openings). Have you suffered from trauma? Are you struggling to move on from the past but can't? Do you feel overwhelmed all the time? My name is Dawn, I help trauma survivors get unstuck and start living life again. As a paramedic for many years, I am experienced in helping people in crisis and taking immediate action under pressure. I use these experiences and my training as a therapist to help my clients find solutions to their difficulties, build the courage to face their fears, and cope with overwhelming stress. The trauma you experienced won't go away but become a survivor.
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Natalie Lonsdale Gruss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds, races, nationalities, identities and orientations. I work closely with clients to create personalized goals and am trained in a wide range of issues including: anxiety, panic, depression, anger, irritability, stress, PTSD, identity, sexuality, stages of life, career, body image, survivors of trauma, adult children of alcoholics, postpartum depression/anxiety, grief/loss, and many others. If you want to feel better, I am here to help!
(515) 421-4370
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Offers online therapy
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 14 years of experience working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds, races, nationalities, identities and orientations. I work closely with clients to create personalized goals and am trained in a wide range of issues including: anxiety, panic, depression, anger, irritability, stress, PTSD, identity, sexuality, stages of life, career, body image, survivors of trauma, adult children of alcoholics, postpartum depression/anxiety, grief/loss, and many others. If you want to feel better, I am here to help!
Christina E Stai
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
I work primarily with children, teenagers, and young adults (college students) who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism), ADHD, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, and general stress due to life transitions. I have experience working with victims of abuse, and with foster children. I also work with parents who are struggling with their children due to significant behavior or emotional difficulties. I have worked in several settings including psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, schools, community mental health, and in private practice.
(319) 238-4418
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Offers online therapy
I work primarily with children, teenagers, and young adults (college students) who struggle with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, developmental disorders (such as Autism), ADHD, PTSD, OCD, eating disorders, and general stress due to life transitions. I have experience working with victims of abuse, and with foster children. I also work with parents who are struggling with their children due to significant behavior or emotional difficulties. I have worked in several settings including psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment facilities, schools, community mental health, and in private practice.
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Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
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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Offers online therapy
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.
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Antonia L Valadez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Offers online therapy
Sometimes we know that certain things in our lives need to change, and we may not know where to start or how to make progress toward our goals. Therapy can help individuals examine where they are, what they are struggling with, and help them create a plan to begin making changes in their lives and/or in their relationships. Trauma, anxiety, or stressful life events can make things feel overwhelming but finding a therapist you can connect with is the first step.
(515) 220-2729
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Offers online therapy
Sometimes we know that certain things in our lives need to change, and we may not know where to start or how to make progress toward our goals. Therapy can help individuals examine where they are, what they are struggling with, and help them create a plan to begin making changes in their lives and/or in their relationships. Trauma, anxiety, or stressful life events can make things feel overwhelming but finding a therapist you can connect with is the first step.
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Christine Vincent
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and children since 1997. My expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I have advanced training in EMDR, which is used to treat traumatic stress. I see therapy as the building of a relationship which focuses on the goals of growth and healing. I view my clients as persons who possess limitless potential for change, problem solving and wholeness. My role is to help clients learn about themselves as well as develop new perspectives and skills for living a more balanced and fulfilling life.
(319) 774-4143 x2
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I have been providing psychotherapy to adults and children since 1997. My expertise includes the treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and trauma. I have advanced training in EMDR, which is used to treat traumatic stress. I see therapy as the building of a relationship which focuses on the goals of growth and healing. I view my clients as persons who possess limitless potential for change, problem solving and wholeness. My role is to help clients learn about themselves as well as develop new perspectives and skills for living a more balanced and fulfilling life.
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Annalee Moody
Counselor, MA, tLMHC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
Grief, substance abuse, depression, trauma, professional burn-out, anxiety, or any other experiences you are willing to share.
I hope to honor my time on earth by providing other fellow travelers with human connection. I believe that although we each walk our own path, we do not have to do it alone. My diverse background allows me to relate to a wide range of clients and client experiences. I am a veteran, have over a decade of experience as a paramedic, and also spent five years as a hospital mortician at UIHC counseling bereaved families.
(319) 220-3269
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Offers online therapy
Grief, substance abuse, depression, trauma, professional burn-out, anxiety, or any other experiences you are willing to share.
I hope to honor my time on earth by providing other fellow travelers with human connection. I believe that although we each walk our own path, we do not have to do it alone. My diverse background allows me to relate to a wide range of clients and client experiences. I am a veteran, have over a decade of experience as a paramedic, and also spent five years as a hospital mortician at UIHC counseling bereaved families.
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Sojourner Psychotherapy PLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT, CADC Verified
I have worked with individuals who have experienced the effects of trauma.
I consider it my privilege to join with others as they share their stories of who they are, the challenges and joys of where they have been and assisting them as they discover what lies ahead in their life's journey. Anyone who has a curiosity about who they are, how life events and circumstances affect them, have a willingness to change with a hope of where they want to be in life... is welcome.
(319) 774-8301
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I have worked with individuals who have experienced the effects of trauma.
I consider it my privilege to join with others as they share their stories of who they are, the challenges and joys of where they have been and assisting them as they discover what lies ahead in their life's journey. Anyone who has a curiosity about who they are, how life events and circumstances affect them, have a willingness to change with a hope of where they want to be in life... is welcome.
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Tari Wilcox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Offers online therapy
I look forward to helping you seek greater peace and conflict resolution - helping you find an increased overall life balance. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help them work through former and current conflict and stressors. I use cognitive behavioral techniques to assist in challenging distorted thoughts and patterns. I have a focus in helping those who struggle with depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationship or family conflicts, life transitions, and issues surrounding grief and loss.
(319) 774-4953
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Offers online therapy
I look forward to helping you seek greater peace and conflict resolution - helping you find an increased overall life balance. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help them work through former and current conflict and stressors. I use cognitive behavioral techniques to assist in challenging distorted thoughts and patterns. I have a focus in helping those who struggle with depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, relationship or family conflicts, life transitions, and issues surrounding grief and loss.
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Krystyna Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MS Verified
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy helping individuals struggling with PTSD, trauma, or abuse issues.
My name is Krystyna Thompson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a clinician trained in EMDR. I work with couples, individuals, and families on a variety of emotional and relational issues. As a therapist, it is important to me that I partner with my clients to create an individualized plan that fits best to encourage recovery. Each person is different and I hope to help you overcome the obstacles that have stopped you from feeling happy, fulfilled, and joyous in your life. You have taken the first step in achieving these goals, so congratulations!
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Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy helping individuals struggling with PTSD, trauma, or abuse issues.
My name is Krystyna Thompson and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a clinician trained in EMDR. I work with couples, individuals, and families on a variety of emotional and relational issues. As a therapist, it is important to me that I partner with my clients to create an individualized plan that fits best to encourage recovery. Each person is different and I hope to help you overcome the obstacles that have stopped you from feeling happy, fulfilled, and joyous in your life. You have taken the first step in achieving these goals, so congratulations!
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Amanda Ackerman
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
(515) 800-2101
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Offers online therapy
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.

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Trauma and PTSD Therapists
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychological reaction that occurs after an extremely stressful event, such as physical violence or military combat. Those suffering from PTSD have recurring memories of the stressful event and are anxious or scared even in the absence of danger. Flashbacks and nightmares are common symptoms as well.

If you're looking for help with PTSD in Iowa or for an Iowa PTSD therapist these professionals provide PTSD therapy and PTSD treatment. They include PTSD therapists, PTSD psychologists, PTSD psychotherapists and PTSD counselors. They can help with all aspects of post traumatic stress disorder in Iowa, PTSD symptoms, veterans' PTSD and PTSD children.

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