Mental Health Therapists and Counselors in Iowa

Mental Health Crisis Response in Iowa

Iowa has many local resources for you to take advantage of if you’re experiencing an urgent mental health trauma. You can find the contact information for the crisis hotline nearest you, here. You may call the National Suicide Prevention hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), no matter where you are in the United States. This line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The State of Mental Health in Iowa

Iowa currently ranks 9th in the United States for mental healthcare. Iowa’s Department of Human Services (DHS) has developed the Division of Mental Health & Disability Services (DMHDS)  to bring improved and more accessible mental healthcare to all Iowans, by managing the funding and policies that impact the well-being of each resident. Iowa’s current ranking is due to their individualized approach to care. The individuals need for support and community are at the forefront of their care plan. Providers use a flexible approach to meet each patient’s needs. In coordination with the Mental Health and Disability Services Commission, the Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council, and the Olmstead Consumer Task Force, DMHDS aims to find cost-effective approaches to prevention, treatment, and recovery.

What distinguishes Iowa’s approach to mental health is their openness to feedback and suggestions from the individuals within each community. The Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) represents the voices of the individuals with serious mental health illnesses, along with their families and peers. Through education and training, the OCA is working tirelessly to raise awareness of mental health issues within each community. By advocating for those who often don’t have a voice in government, the OCA works to ensure that all providers, counselors, therapists, and psychologists, along with the treatments and therapies they provide, are held to a high standard.

For assistance in navigating treatment for substance abuse in Iowa, call the Iowa Department of Public Health at 1-855-581-8111.

If you are LGBTQ+ and you need support, contact The Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386.

NAMI Iowa

The National Alliance for Mental Illness, or NAMI, is open to anyone struggling with mental illness. NAMI is an inclusive and community-based resource geared towards raising awareness and supporting group members on their journey to recovery. With group counseling sessions led by a trained member with a diagnosis (past or present), meetings follow a set of 12 principles for support. NAMI meetings are meant to complement your existing treatment plan with your counselor or psychologist. There are many chapters of NAMI that meet in Iowa, including virtual meet-ups. Find yours here. 

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Therapists and Counselors in Iowa

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Picture of Emmily Weldon, therapist in California, Florida, Iowa
Emmily Weldon
Together, we will:

In our sessions, you'll have a clear action plan for the week ahead. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.


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Together, we will:

In our sessions, you'll have a clear action plan for the week ahead. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will utilize a combination of various methods and types of therapy to help you achieve the life that you desire. We work together to develop tools tailored to help improve your quality of life and relieve anxiety.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Boundaries
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Partners & family of mental health issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
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Emmily Weldon remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Iowa
Picture of Cheryl Cantrell, therapist in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming
Cheryl Cantrell
Together, we will:

Come up with goals that meet your needs. I will assist you in processing your thoughts and give feedback as desired.


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Picture of Cheryl Cantrell, therapist in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming
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Together, we will:

Come up with goals that meet your needs. I will assist you in processing your thoughts and give feedback as desired.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am a person centered therapist. I’m eclectic in the techniques I use. Solution-Focused, CBT, Mindfulness, and DBT are just a few.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • LGBTQ+ Concerns
  • Non-monogamy
  • Paranoia
  • Polyamory
  • Relationship issues
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Cheryl Cantrell remote and phone therapy in Colorado, Delaware, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina, Vermont, Wyoming
Picture of Marcia Starkman, therapist in Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Pennsylvania
Marcia Starkman
Together, we will:

talk about our changing world. Relationships are the foundation of life. Neither are easy or simple to navigate. I’ll help you feel less alone, calmer & supported, as we discuss stress, life transitions, folks in your life & how to manage it all.


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Picture of Marcia Starkman, therapist in Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Pennsylvania
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Together, we will:

talk about our changing world. Relationships are the foundation of life. Neither are easy or simple to navigate. I’ll help you feel less alone, calmer & supported, as we discuss stress, life transitions, folks in your life & how to manage it all.

Something to know about my approach is:

I’m active, involved, & I talk! I treat everyone with dignity and respect. With my 40+ years experience as a psychiatric RN, my practice is eclectic. This means I can tailor my approach specifically to you. But, you are your own best expert on you.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Highly Sensitive People
  • Nurse Burnout
  • Perinatal Mood/Anxiety Disorders
  • Women's Issues
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Marcia Starkman remote and phone therapy in Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, Pennsylvania
Picture of Laura Rude', therapist in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
Laura Rude'
Together, we will:

Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.


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Picture of Laura Rude', therapist in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
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Together, we will:

Together we work to help you make changes that stick. Hypnosis is a powerful tool that will enable you to make permanent, life-enhancing changes by reaching your subconscious mind, where true and lasting change occurs.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use a client-centered approach, understanding that each client is different. I listen and work with you in your best interest.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cigarettes and Smoking
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Self-Esteem
  • Test/Performance Anxiety
  • Weight Loss
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Laura Rude' remote and phone therapy in Arizona, California, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, Wyoming
Picture of Shauna Huberty, therapist in Iowa
Shauna Huberty
Together, we will:

By working together, we will focus on what you find is most important. We will problem-solving, grow effective coping tools, gain insight into your personal strengths, improve self-esteem, create acceptance of self to then create long-term change.


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Picture of Shauna Huberty, therapist in Iowa
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Together, we will:

By working together, we will focus on what you find is most important. We will problem-solving, grow effective coping tools, gain insight into your personal strengths, improve self-esteem, create acceptance of self to then create long-term change.

Something to know about my approach is:

I believe each person is unique & requires a unique treatment plan. With compassion and authenticity guiding my practice, I will work with you to develop effective coping tools by building on your unique strengths to accomplish your goals.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adult ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Aspergers
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Complex Trauma
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Food and Eating Concerns
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • High functioning autism
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Insomnia and Sleep Problems
  • Mindbody Connection
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Distress
  • Self-acceptance
  • Self care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Self-Worth
  • Sport counseling
  • Sport Psychology
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress Eating
  • Stress Management
  • Women's Issues
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Shauna Huberty remote and phone therapy in Iowa