Stress, PTSD and Anxiety Therapists in Council Bluffs, IA.

Licensed professional counseling for anxiety, stress, phobias, and panic in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


Anxiety Counselor

Dena Crosby, MS, LIMHP, CPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

We worry and stress and over-think our lives. We live in a fast paced society where our fight or flight arousal system is almost always on high alert. This anxiety when left untreated can leave us with physical, psychological, spiritual and mental confusion and difficulty. Together we will seek to understand the nature of your anxiety, learn coping skills, make changes in your environment etc. to promote a peace-filled life.

Anxiety Counselor

Brian Hofsommer, LIMFT

Marriage and Family Therapist

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Anxiety and stress affect everyone, but sometimes if can become overwhelming. I will help you overcome anxiety by bolstering your confidence, teaching you relaxation techniques and strategies, and helping you create a life filled with peace rather than chaos. The road to peace is difficult, but worth it. A good night's sleep and a confident smile are priceless.

Anxiety Counselor

Scott Panning, MA, PLMHP

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Professional

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Anxiety interferes with the roles and relationships in your life by preventing you from being content and present in whatever activity you are doing at the time. It can feel terrifying and leave you feeling hopeless about life ever getting better. The way to attack stress and anxiety in counseling is by talking through the fears and allowing yourself to experience them in a slow, safe way. This can lead to freedom from the constant feelings of doom, from panic attacks, and from high stress, and result in greater freedom to experience joy and peace in your life.

Anxiety Counselor

Steve Brownrigg, NCC, LADC, LMHP

Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Anxiety Disorders are generally created by either negative Cognitions (Scripts) learned in childhood, a lack of intimate connection to other people, and/or from Traumatic experiences, such as physical or sexual abuse. Steve's approach to eliminating Anxiety from client's lives includes teaching Cognitive Behavioral tools that enable clients to re-write their own scripts and then, if necessary, to Re-process Traumatic memories and other faulty learning with EMDR. Other tools taught or used include Deep Breathing Techniques, Exercise and Diet, Communication skills, and group involvement. Clients will become able to eliminate Anxiety any time it occurs with the use of their new Coping Skills

Anxiety Counselor

Jennifer Francke, LIMHP, LPC, LADC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of everyday experience, but if stress and anxiety prevent you from truly engaging with life then it’s time to get help. One of the ways we tend to cope with stress and anxiety is through avoidance. Avoidance coping may be present in many different ways including, as examples, procrastination, tuning out, not following through, or even substance abuse. Sometimes this feels like an effective coping strategy in the moment, but sometimes avoidance coping comes at a price and can even make stress and anxiety worse. There are many different ways to work with stress and anxiety. I look forward to discussing them with you!

Anxiety Counselor

Joan Elizabeth Fink-Arney, M.S., LMHP, LPC, NCC

Provisionally Licensed Mental Health Practitioner

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

It is not uncommon to experience stress, discomfort, hopelessness, confusion and concern about how to handle situations or obstacles that leave us feeling empty, overwhelmed, angry and frustrated. Individual therapy is helpful and designed to help you sort through, identify and make sense of your emotions, thoughts and feelings. It will help you prepare for the next curve ball that life may throw at you!

Anxiety Counselor

John Genereux, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Licensed Independent Mental Health Practictioner, Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor

Within driving distance of Council Bluffs

Anxiety tends to be fear, usually fear of the unknown or fear of change. I use lots of relaxation methods to help my clients reduce their anxiety so that they can live a more functional life. We will work to help over come their fears and embrace change. I will help you move towards the life that you want. Stress can come in different forms there is even stress when good things are happening like weddings, buying a home, or graduating from school. I help you to reduce this stress by teaching you relaxation tools to help bring yu back to a more calm state. I will also help you to find solutions to the situations that are causing you to stress. Let me help you to relax today.


You have Found the Top Therapists for Stress, Anxiety, and PTSD in Council Bluffs, IA.

Thank you for visiting our Iowa page of stress therapists in Council Bluffs, Iowa who are skilled and experienced in dealing with anxiety, worry, and panic in all its forms.  Worry and stress can cause a myriad of physical symptoms and wreck havoc on both our personal life and our relationships. Counseling for stress and PTSD in Council Bluffs, IA will give you healthy tools and help you move forward. Let's get started. Reach out to us today, our contact forms are "open" 24/7.

Council Bluffs is located in Pottawattamie County, Iowa. It has a land area of 42.88 square miles and a water area of 2.64 square miles.  The population of Council Bluffs is 62,597 people with 24,770 households and a median annual income of $45,551. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for Council Bluffs, IA

Some budgeting needed

While counseling can certainly be an expense for individuals and families in Council Bluffs, with proper budgeting, it is entirely do-able and the risk/reward is worth it. For some families, it may be difficult to sustain a commitment to therapy without proper insurance coverage. If this is you, ask your therapist about low cost options as practitoners in and around Council Bluffs may have flexibility or sliding scales