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Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology & Therapy Services located in Iowa City, IA

Psychotherapy services offered in Iowa City, IA

Psychotherapy uses various techniques to treat psychiatric disorders and help people manage life’s challenges. The highly skilled mental health experts at the Rein Center in Iowa City, Iowa, select the therapies most suited to your condition, such as integrative psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Call the Rein Center or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today to discover the benefits of psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Q & A

Whether you are seeking an in-depth approach to address the root causes of your distress, or simply some support through a difficult time, we are here to support your journey toward health and happiness. Our highly trained clinical team specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, stress-related illness, chronic pain, grief and loss, as well as family issues, parenting issues, and couples counseling. We are here to help you live a fulfilling and peaceful life. 

Our approach is both educational and deeply introspective. As you unfold the history of your symptoms, we will help you to understand from a psychological perspective what is happening in your mind and body and what the path is towards freedom from pain. We understand the role of trauma on mental health issues and the importance of addressing both capital “T” trauma such as a life-threatening event, as well as little “t” trauma from the smaller insults of daily living. Our treatments aim to relieve the impact of trauma and other negative or challenging experiences that overwhelm the brain’s natural healing ability. We understand the limitations of talk therapy and the importance of mind-body treatments such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) for releasing traumatic memories and healing the nervous system.  

We offer individual, couples, and family therapy.  Our providers are trained in an array of treatment modalities including Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (MBCBT), Cognitive Reprocessing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Psychotherapy, Family Systems, Mindfulness Meditation, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT), and Solution-Focused Therapy. 

All of the practitioners at the Rein Center believe in an integrative approach to the treatment of both physical and psychological distress. When needed, we work as a team to offer collaborative health care ensuring your treatment integrates different approaches, so that all of your needs are addressed in one comprehensive treatment plan.

Psychological Assessment

In addition to conducting a thorough intake session, we administer psychological testing to enhance diagnostic precision, provide ongoing psychoeducation, and monitor treatment responses. Our providers have access to an array of psychological assessments to better understand your concerns and ensure that your treatment is addressing these needs. To further this goal, we send out monthly surveys to track your progress with Outcome MD. When you fill out the brief assessment you will receive immediate feedback regarding improvements in your condition. We feel this feedback supports our patient's growth and allows us to ensure that your treatment is on the right track.

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a vital treatment for mental health conditions. It gives you a better understanding of your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors and helps you overcome the many challenges psychiatric disorders cause each day.

During psychotherapy sessions at Rein Center, you talk with an experienced, compassionate therapist, either in-person or via telehealth, using a secure video link.

Your therapist guides the conversation, listening to your problems and offering invaluable information. They use various therapeutic techniques to help you work through the issues underlying your condition, improving your mental health and well-being.

Who can benefit from psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is one of the primary treatments for psychiatric and behavioral disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual and emotional abuse
  • Postpartum depression

Receiving psychotherapy can be highly beneficial when you go through significant life transitions and issues such as grief, bullying, relationship problems, family conflict, chronic stress, or low self-esteem.

Psychotherapy is also an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan for people with conditions like insomnia and chronic pain. It helps you manage the emotional effects of ill health and improve your ability to cope with long-term health disorders.

Are there different kinds of psychotherapy?

Many different forms of psychotherapy are available. Most fit into one of two approaches:


Psychoanalysis therapies focus on the underlying issues that make you vulnerable to mental health problems or trigger episodes of depression and anxiety. These could be traumas you experienced in the past, difficult memories, or problems you struggle with right now.

Individual psychotherapy sessions at Rein Center help you identify these issues and process them so they no longer have such a hold over you. Less intensive forms of psychoanalysis include psychodynamic therapy and interpersonal therapy.

Behavioral therapy

Behavioral therapies focus on helping you manage day-to-day problems rather than exploring your past. Techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) show you how to assess your thoughts and identify when they’re unhealthy or flawed.

You also learn how to challenge these harmful thoughts and adjust them so they’re more realistic. This approach makes it easier for you to cope with the problems mental health disorders cause that prevent you from leading a normal life.

The experienced Rein Center clinicians have undergone extensive training in numerous therapeutic styles and offer innovative treatments such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and integrative psychology. They select the therapies that best meet your needs, adapting each session to address the most critical issues.

To discover how you could benefit from psychotherapy, call Rein Center or book an in-person or telehealth appointment online today.