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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Emmily Weldon
Emmily Weldon
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Together we will work as a team. I believe that therapy is about respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We will work to tailor therapy to your specific needs while taking into account the demands of your day to day life.

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Emmily Weldon
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Together, we will:

Together we will work as a team. I believe that therapy is about respect, sensitivity, and compassion. We will work to tailor therapy to your specific needs while taking into account the demands of your day to day life.

Something to know about my approach is:

We will utilize a combination of various methods and types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral approaches, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as mindfulness and self-compassion based practices.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Boundaries
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Partners & Family of metal health issues
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
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Madeline Patalano
Madeline Patalano
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We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.

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Madeline Patalano
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Together, we will:

We explore the issues that you are struggling with and look for ways that see manageable to move forward to get you to the next season.

Something to know about my approach is:

Empathetic understanding of where you are and encouragement and direction to meet your goals and desires.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss & Grief
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Parenting Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Work stress
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Michelle Henny
Michelle Henny
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How you can build the life you want! Whether that is with less anxiety, depression, or emotions that seem to run your life. It's important we have a sense of control over our own lives and I enjoy work that allows people to get that back.

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Michelle Henny
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Together, we will:

How you can build the life you want! Whether that is with less anxiety, depression, or emotions that seem to run your life. It's important we have a sense of control over our own lives and I enjoy work that allows people to get that back.

Something to know about my approach is:

Many of my clients have shared they are grateful that I am honest with them. I'm not a therapist who likes to get off focus, because I want to help you get to the root of the problem as quickly as possible and stop the suffering.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Binge Eating
  • Body Image
  • Borderline Personality
  • College Students
  • Cutting and Self Harm
  • Depression
  • Disordered Eating
  • Eating Disorders
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Hoarding
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Sadness
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Self-Image
  • Stress Management
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Danielle Wayne
Danielle Wayne
Together, we will:

Create a plan that helps you feel more free and relaxed in your life. Then talk about ways you can meet these goals, and I'll be with you every step of the way.

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Danielle Wayne
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Together, we will:

Create a plan that helps you feel more free and relaxed in your life. Then talk about ways you can meet these goals, and I'll be with you every step of the way.

Something to know about my approach is:

I'm honest. I want to work with you, not for you, which means I often ask you to work on things when we aren't meeting so you can get the most out of this experience. I want to work myself out of a job and help you become the person you want to be.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Stress Management
  • Work stress
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