Jen Aakre (she/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

Welcome! I am a clinical psychologist who specializes in individual therapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma-related problems.

Clinical Psychologist in Iowa City, IA


About My Clients

We might be a good fit if you are in need of a safe, nonjudgmental place to heal from painful life experiences. I tend to work best with clients who view therapy as an active and collaborative process. I consider us to be a team - you are the expert on yourself (your values, where you find meaning, your culture), and I bring expertise in mental health and wellness.

My Background and Approach

I earned my PhD in clinical psychology from Kent State University in 2010. In my early career, I led grant-funded research with Veterans Affairs on approaches to help people cope with and resist the impact of mental health stigma, as well as research on trauma-focused therapies. My years as a therapist have been spent in providing research-informed approaches for healing from anxiety, depression, and trauma-related problems. My clinical experiences, combined with my background in research, have shaped me into a therapist with a strong dual emphasis on honoring the uniqueness of each individual and using therapeutic approaches with proven effectiveness. I primarily use a cognitive-behavioral approach, helping my clients to recognize the connections among their thoughts, emotions, and actions, to find a new path forward. I love to assist my clients in exploring their strengths and values, so that we can together find ways for them to get unstuck and to live satisfying, meaningful lives.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Lyra Health
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session

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