Olivia Outlund (She/her/hers)

Accepting Clients

Hi, I’m Olivia! I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker who is dedicated to collaborating with clients on a range of issues.

Counselor in Iowa City, IA
Supervised by Megan Carnahan, LISW 007762

  • Individual

About My Clients

If you struggle with the weight of all the suffering in the world and the unknowns create feelings of hopelessness, fear, and loneliness then you are not alone. I meet many people who feel the same. It can be overwhelming to the point of feeling totally stuck and this can manifest in many different ways; sometimes as depression, anxiety, anger, and more. You have been coping the best you can and if you feel talking to someone who can teach coping skills can help, then I look forward to talking.

My Background and Approach

My practice is based on the belief that everyone should have access to a trained counselor who greets them with unconditional positive regard and creates a nonjudgmental space to collaborate. I aim to empower you to grow while working toward your goals and build upon the resilience and strengths you have already cultivated throughout your life. In our collaboration, I see you as the expert on your life, whereas I bring knowledge of evidence-based tools that provide you with techniques to enhance insight, self-awareness, and coping strategies concerning your therapeutic goals. My work up to this point has been a combination of Internal Family Systems, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and interventions that incorporate deep breathing, mindfulness, movement, and nervous system regulation.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe the world is moving so quickly that humans are now living in a society that which their brains struggle to adapt and as a result, many needs are not being met. Not that long ago humans were living with a high ratio of adults to children with a daily connection to each other, nature, and their bodies. The systems that currently run the country are set up to promote capitalism and individualism, which means many of us struggle to thrive when we are focused on increasing our capital to survive. I operate my practice based on my beliefs that each person is doing the best they can to fit into a mold that our brains have not been built to fit into, so I do not judge anyone for the ways in which they have coped to fit into our current state of society. I work with you to become more aware of the systems operating outside your control and focus on clarifying your values to support you in reaching your goals in support of those values while accepting all that is beyond your control.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Wellmark
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $85 - 155/session


Email Olivia
332 South Linn Street
Suite 8
Iowa City, IA 52245

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