Johnston, IA Practitioners

Leanna Brady

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I am a client-centered therapist with over 27 years experience working with children, adolescents and adults. My Goal is to work WITH you to create a plan that feels like help. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is supportive and safe in order to foster growth and change. I am knowledgeable about the biological, emotional, relational and spiritual aspects of mental health and have both respect and compassion for the complexity of these factors in your life. As a therapist, I am interested in gaining an understanding of your unique needs and developing a plan together. Schedule an appointment: 
Johanna Guerdet

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*Currently accepting new clients; Next day/some same day appointments available, evening and some Saturday appointments* I am a client centered therapist with experience working with children, adolescents, families, and adults. My goal is to collaborate with you to create a plan that fits your needs. I strive to create a therapeutic space that is safe, secure, and supportive to help encourage growth and change. As a therapist, I firmly believe that there is no such thing as a 'one-size fits all approach' - everyone deserves respect, compassion, and a therapy plan customized to their unique history and concerns.
Deena Leonard

Counselor, LMHC
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I believe therapy should be individualized based on each person’s specific needs. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients to change what can be changed and to identify appropriate coping skills to what cannot be changed. I do this by creating a safe, client-centered therapeutic environment that allows the client to identify their individual goals. I believe each person is the ultimate expert in their own lives and I am there to assist them in achieving their personal goals.
Emily Poss

Counselor, MA, LMHC
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Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Have you been told you are a perfectionist? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety/anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.
Taylor Ash

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I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker and International Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I have over 7 years experience in mental health and substance use. I am client-centered and utilize behavioral, relationship-based, mindfulness, and humanistic approaches to therapy. I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, and people working to understand their strengths and utilizing them to get the most of what they want in life.
Nicole Lawrence

Administrative Support Specialist

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