Hope Springs

Hope, Help, Heart, and Experience.

Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants provides kind and skilled psychological services to children, adults, and families.  

We have proudly served Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Solon, Tiffin, Cedar Rapids, West Branch, and other communities in Eastern Iowa since 2009.

Interested in Being a Patient at Hope Springs?

Interested in scheduling an appointment as a new client?  Please complete the NEW CLIENT REQUEST FORM. Our staff will reach out to you with more information if we are able to schedule. We appreciate you and look forward to meeting you.

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Self-Care Suggestions for When COVID-19 When It Goes On and On and On….

These days, during the COVID-19 crisis, everyone experiences varying degrees of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. The world seems overwhelming and unmanageable at times, especially when combined with increased isolation. What’s more, we often feel at a loss for control or predictability. We don’t know what hard thing could be next. As COVID 19 extends […]

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Five Ways to Help People Who Are Having a Hard Time

Having a hard time is a pretty normal thing right now. Here are some tips that may help you to better support others (and yourself). There are many people having a hard time right now. If you are one of them, please know that you are not alone. Feeling afraid, hurt, frustrated, or overwhelmed is […]

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Learning Delays After the COVID Pandemic: How We Can Help

(Hint: It’s Not All Academics) Learning delays and learning disabilities are common among many students.  In fact, prior to the pandemic, some research estimated that about 10% of children are diagnosed with a learning disability (University College of London, 2013).  Other research has found that 20-30% of students have learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia (Yale Center for […]

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Dyslexia Services at Hope Springs

We specialize in understanding and helping people with learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia.   Often, an evaluation is the best way to identify emotional and learning concerns, as well as a plan to help your child do better. To learn more about the assessment services for Dyslexia at Hope Springs, please click here.  To read articles written by our psychologists on Dyslexia, please click here.


Neuropsychological Testing For Adults

At Hope Springs, we have skilled psychologists who administer neuropsychological evaluations for adults. These evaluations help us learn about how your brain works, as well as your experiences.  We can help you understand WHY you are struggling.  Most people find the testing process very helpful in terms of understanding their symptoms and finding a plan for effective treatment in the future.  You can read more about neuropsychological testing by clicking  this link, for a general summary of neuropsychological testing at Hope Springs or this link for an article by Dr. Mollie Burke on psychological or neuropsychological evaluations.

Neuropsychological Testing for Children and Adolescents

At Hope Springs, we administer neuropsychological evaluations for children and teens, ages 6-18.  Common reasons include ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Learning Concerns, and Autism Spectrum.   These evaluations help us learn about your child and understand why it is hard at school at home.  We often provide recommendations for care and treatment.  You can read more about neuropsychological testing by clicking  this link, for a general summary of neuropsychological testing at Hope Springs or this link for an article by Dr. Mollie Burke on psychological or neuropsychological evaluations.

Psychotherapy for Adolescents and Adults

The psychologists at Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants provide kind, empirically-supported psychotherapy for adults.  We commonly address concerns like trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, identity issues, relationship concerns, and difficulties with school or work.  We include techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, and Mindfulness in therapy services.  We welcome and work with people from all backgrounds of ethnicity, race, faith, culture, orientation, and gender identity.

Tools to Cope

In this very helpful video, Dr. Michelle Nanji discusses another tool which can also be very helpful to getting through tough situations.


This powerful video, produced by Sounds True, discusses the concept of Self-Compassion.  At Hope Springs, our providers integrate the concepts of Self-Compassion into our work with patients.  As one of the interviewees stated in this video, “It teaches you how to face your life with love rather than criticism.”


We support the LGBTQIA+ Community

We stand in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We believe in the importance of inclusion for safety, mental health, physical health, and relationships.   As LGBTQIA+  affirming providers, we will do our best use our knowledge, skill, and training to work hard to create a safe space and experience for you.

We Require Masks For All In-Person Services

Given the COVID pandemic and because we are healthcare providers, we require masks for everyone in the office.  If you do not want to wear a mask, we are glad to see you through Telehealth.  We have spare masks available if necessary.  Thank you for helping us keep people safe.