Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dubuque, Iowa

Find a therapist in Dubuque , Iowa that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Dubuque to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Rhonda Herum

LISW,RPT
20 years experience
I have about 20 years of experience in the mental health, social work field. I have a masters degree in social work, I am a registered play therapist and have been in a solo practice for over 12 years. I have spent all my life, minus just a handful of years, living in Iowa and have experience working with people who live in urban and rural areas. I have experience working with individuals seeking... Read More
I have about 20 years of experience in the mental health, social work field. I have a masters degree in social work, I am a registered play therapist and have been in a solo practice for over 12 years.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

Lynn Thibodeaux

LCSW,LISW
11 years experience
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents,... Read More
My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:11 years

Lindsay DeMarlie

LISW,LCSW
8 years experience
Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar... Read More
Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Danielle Wayne

LCSW,LICSW,LISW
6 years experience
What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful and overwhelming. So I want to do what I can to make this process of healing as user-friendly as possible. I do this with a counseling style that has been described as warm,... Read More
What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Craig Caspari

LIMHP,CMFT,MBA
3 years experience
The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a non-judgmental environment, in which people can work toward creating preferred changes in their lives. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by training and am experienced in providing therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Among... Read More
The key to effective therapy is the relationship between the client and the therapist. I strive to build an effective therapeutic relationship by building a safe and trusting environment that allows for open communication. I do this by creating a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Michelle Hankins

LMHC,LBSW
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care and adoptive system; court systems; developmental life stages as well as end of life care. I have experience with divorce/separation; grief and loss; life changes and lifestyle adjustments and various relationships needs. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Mental Health Therapy Counselor with over 23 years of experience in the social work/mental health world. I have worked with all ages from birth to end of life, I have worked with the foster care... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Dubuque, Iowa

Located exactly where Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin meets, Dubuque, Iowa is a key city of the Tri-State Area. It is the county seat of Dubuque County and has a population of approximately 58,276 people. The citiy’s beginnings include a heavy Catholic influence along with large populations of German and Irish immigrants. Although the city has certainly diversified over time, the several religious schools, the Little Dublin area, and the many Catholic churches and cathedrals around town reveal that these cultural and religious influences are still active in the community.

There are many unique benefits of living in the city of Dubuque. For one, business is booming in the city and in 2005 it was identified as having the fastest-growing economy in the entire Midwest United States. Although manufacturing and industry has always been essential to Dubuque, tourism, education, publishing, and health care have grown greatly in the city. The current major employers of the area include John Deere Dubuque Works, Dubuque Community School District, and MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center.

In addition, Dubuque excels when it comes to education. There are many high quality public and private schools in the city along with five higher education institutions. 91.5 percent 25 or older have graduated from high school and 30.5 percent have earned a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The average test scores for students in Dubuque are 69 percent, which is significantly higher than the national average of 49 percent.

In many ways, the residents of Dubuque are thriving as they are in a prime environment to succeed in their education and career. In addition, Dubuque is a beautiful city known for its bluffs and many outdoor trails to enjoy. However, even the most beautiful and successful cities experience their share of hardship.

The most recent statistics by NAMI reveal that 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness within a given year and 1 in 5 adolescents have dealt with a severe mental disorder during some point in their life. In Iowa along, there are 418,000 adults with a mental illness. It is important for people to understand the importance of seeking treatment when they are struggling with poor mental health.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Dubuque, Iowa

Although Iowa ranks as one of the top states when it comes to how accessible mental health care is to residents, there were still approximately 175,000 people of adults with a mental illness in the state that did not receive treatment. No insurance, insufficient finances, a stigma surrounding mental health, and a lack of mental health professionals are a few of the main barriers that get in the way of mentally ill people receiving the help they need. Unfortunately, there are some very severe consequences that can occur as a result of mental health problems going untreated:

  • Suicide: Several mental illnesses including depression, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder include suicidal thoughts as a symptom. Suicide rates continue to rise across the country. The suicide rate in Dubuque County is at 12.96 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. This is slightly higher than the rate in Iowa as a whole.
  • Substance Abuse: Individuals with mental health issues may turn to alcohol and drugs as a means to escape their condition or in an attempt to self-medicate themselves. In Dubuque County, 5 percent of adults participated in excessive drinking, and there was an increase in the use of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and mixes of fentanyl and other drugs. In 2016, there was a total of 16 opioid and overdose deaths in the county.
  • Homelessness: A sad reality is that seriously mentally ill people who do not receive any help from a mental health professional or loved one may become homeless. In 2017, many shelters in Dubuque claimed that they were struggling to meet the demand from how many homeless in the area were seeking a bed.

Mental Health Resources in Dubuque, Iowa

Resources are available to those with mental illnesses that can help them improve their quality of life and avoid the consequences that can result from untreated mental health issues. E-Counseling strives to make it easier for people to connect with a mental health provider in their area by providing an easy-to-use, comprehensive therapist directory. With this amazing resource to help them, individuals with mental health concerns can find help in Dubuque, Iowa right away.