Council Bluffs, Iowa Therapists

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North Liberty, Iowa

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We provide professional mental health services for individuals, children, adolescents, couples, families, and groups. We provide a nonjudgmental environment with an atmosphere the is nestled in the country. We also have an Equine Assisted Therapy...
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Currently doing on line sessions only due to COVID 19. Accepting Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance. Feel free to call, email, or register and book your appointment right on line at www.browntherapyservices.com “new clients” tab. Trying...
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Ames, Iowa

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Iowa

Hello, I am a person-centered and strengths-based counselor. I am trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and hypnosis. I specialize in couples counseling and women's issues. I also work with children of all ages and their parents. I have been in...
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Iowa

My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. Typically, I serve clients...
Erin Thiemann
LMHC, MA
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Iowa

Life can be overwhelming and we all need validation that we have the strength to carry on. You might wish that you were more confident in your relationships, parenting, career, or in yourself. Maybe you would like to regain your identity after...
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Iowa

Dr. Green earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Health Psychology, from Iowa State University in 2004. Dr. Green is a licensed psychologist, researcher, and college educator who has devoted her professional life to...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Iowa

As a therapist, I believe that a person is more than just what they have experienced. Each one of us is made up of so many different thoughts, emotions and ideas, and I have devoted my career to finding ways of honoring who you are, as well as who...
Liz Kist
LMHC
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Des Moines, Iowa

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Iowa

I specialize in anxiety, trauma recovery, depression, and stress management. Every client and couple I work with has their own unique story to share. I take into account the impact life experiences has on one's understanding of themselves, their...
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Iowa

I have 13 years’ experience in social services, including 7 years engaged in adolescent, adult, couples and family therapy. During that time, I’ve seen first-hand the impact depression, anxiety and trauma can have on child development,...
Danielle Wayne
LCSW, LICSW, LISW
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Idaho, Iowa

Therapy for Millennials and Young Adults. Are you struggling to navigate the changes and challenges that come with being an adult? Do you feel like you can't figure out who you are? Are you having a hard time with self-care or adulting? Young adults...
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I am a compassionate and open-minded therapist, bringing a friendly, easy-going, down-to-earth style that leaves room for both serious discussion and humor. Believing that the client-therapist relationship is a critical component for healing,...
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Iowa, Minnesota

Nikki Arthur holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling & Marriage and Family Therapy from The Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She has over two decades of experience in the mental health field; the...
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Iowa City, Iowa

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Iowa

At times in our lives, each of us need objective support. I have guided and witnessed others as a mental health professional for the past 12 years, and throughout my life as a family member, a friend, and a teacher. I believe that at our core, each...
Anne Wiser
LISW, Ph.D.
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Iowa City, Iowa

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Iowa

I am a clinical social worker licensed to provide mental health services. I obtained my masters of social work from The University of Iowa in 2011. Prior to this, I obtained a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Colorado and as such,...
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Urbandale, Iowa

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Iowa

My name is Hallie and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I have experience working with children, teens, and adults with various emotional needs. I specialize in treating trauma and have experience working with all ages on processing and...
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Davenport, Iowa

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Iowa

Anxiety and depression have a way of taking over your life. Sometimes people don’t even know they have been struggling with anxiety and depression; they become used to it. You have probably already done a lot to cope on your own. I’m Margy, a...
Megan Carnahan
MSW, LISW
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Iowa City, Iowa

My goal as your therapist is to help you address the issues that have kept you feeling "stuck" in life. I use an individualized approach when working with each client, and together we will facilitate the changes you desire. My role as therapist is...
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I’m Judy Nemmers. I’ve been a social worker for more than 20 years. Recently I decided to specialize in the treatment of anxiety and OCD, for very personal reasons. My mother, and other family members, have suffered from both. Unfortunately,...
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Iowa

Today's world is difficult to navigate. Am I doing the right things for my children? Am I making the right career moves? Does my relationship need attention? Do my children need extra support? How can I be a better friend? Sometimes the list seems...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Iowa

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, I am now providing online therapy. I have my doctorate in clinical psychology and am a licensed psychologist who specializes in treatments proven to increase children's positive feelings and ability to cope. I...
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Riverside, Iowa

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Iowa

Elisa has almost a decade of experience providing mental health and support services to clients of all ages. She has special interest in working with survivors of trauma and abuse and utilizing EMDR for the treatment. Elisa is able to provide mental...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Iowa

*Accepting new clients for in person or telehealth! Evening sessions available* You’re here, looking for a space where you can be heard without any judgement. You say everything is “fine”, but you know it’s not. 2020 has been absolutely...
Susin Bredice
LISW-S, RPT -S
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Iowa

Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy, you will have a safe and judgment-free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and...
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Iowa

A straightforward approach is necessary in order to promote lasting change. My goal as your therapist is to create a comfortable environment for you to identify and express your thoughts and feelings. I have worked in the mental health field for 15+...

An Overview of Mental Health in Council Bluffs, Iowa

When mental health problems develop, they can affect every facet of life. From relationships with one’s friends and family to healthy attitudes about nutrition and personal hygiene, issues like depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and addictive behaviors often cause the lives of the people who struggle them to spiral out of control. This sometimes happens because the symptoms of mental health disorders are not always apparent early on; however, there are solutions for those who suffer and help may be closer than they ever thought possible.

Council Bluffs, Iowa, is one of the largest cities in the state and the seat of Pottawattamie County. 62,316 people currently live in this area, which stretches into the Omaha, Nebraska, metro area. Job opportunities in the city include those with the city’s school districts, retail and positions in the healthcare sector. However, despite these openings, there are some circumstances and factors within Council Bluffs that may be contributing to the populace’s mental health problems.

Economic Hardship in Council Bluffs

While the unemployment rate for Council Bluffs is relatively low at 2.9 percent and 1.1 percent lower than the national average, many households are not prospering and the median household income of the area is about $6,750 less than the rest of the state. This may be due to the limited employment opportunities in the area and a lack of high-paying jobs. About three percent of residents depend on public assistance, while over 30 percent rely on social security payments as a source of income.

Economic hardship and job dissatisfaction can trigger a variety of mental health problems, from depression to anxiety, especially in those who have a family history of such issues. These disorders can also lead to negative lifestyle choices which often include:

  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug use
  • Gambling addiction
  • Compulsive overspending
  • Emotional eating

As the cycle of untreated mental health issues and negative behaviors continue, economic hardships may continue or become worse as affected individuals lose their jobs due to poor performance and become overwhelmed by debt.

Demographic Imbalance in Council Bluffs

The population of Council Bluffs is largely Caucasian, and 92 percent of the residents speak English. There is also a small Asian population in the area, but it is so small that it makes up less than one percent of the city’s residents. Some people living in the area speak Spanish, but with such an imbalance of race, those of Asian, African-American or Latino descent may feel isolated or disconnected from their culture. This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety, particularly for people who have only recently moved to the area and away from their families.

The Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Council Bluffs

People who reside in Council Bluffs and suffer from mental health issues face a number of challenges when it comes to finding the help they need. 18 percent of people in the area suffer from some form of serious mental illness; however, they either hesitate due to the stigma of behavioral health problems, cannot afford therapy or do not have services in their immediate area. This could be affecting Iowa’s rising suicide rate and startling crime statistics, which include the following offenses:

  • Assault
  • Rape
  • Theft
  • Murder
  • Vehicle theft

If Council Bluffs expects to lower its crime rate, which is currently 125 percent higher than the national average, then its medical and mental health sectors may need to improve the way they offer services and treatment, as some people who commit these types of crimes may be suffering from a mental disorder.

Seniors living in the area may have particular problems finding help for their mental health issues. Not only are some suffering from limited mobility that prevent them from driving or make taking public transportation difficult, limited income from social security and gaps in Medicare coverage may make the cost of therapy out of reach. However, looking into the cost may be worth their while, as some clinics and offices charge on the basis of income to make treatment affordable for everyone in the area.