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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.

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COVID Update: 4-1-21

Hope Springs is beginning to transition back into our office.  Our intent is to go slowly, and keep people safe. Our providers and staff who are in the office have received the COVID vaccines.  Our waiting room will remained closed for the near future.

Children’s neuropsychological testing will likely be conducted in person, as long as all parties are comfortable with the arrangement.  Parents will be asked to drop off children prior to their appointment and pick them up after their appointment to reduce the potential of spreading illness.  Children are required to wear a mask, and use hand sanitizer prior and during sessions.  There are no toys or reading materials available to reduce spread of illness.  The initial intake session and feedback session will still be provided through telehealth for the near future.

Adult neuropsychological testing and child/adult therapy services will largely be provided through telehealth at the present time.  However, providers will make these decisions on an individual basis.

 

Telehealth Services at Hope Springs

 

Please refer to this link to learn more about telehealth at Hope Springs.

Please refer to this link to learn how to prepare for your Zoom session at Hope Springs.

Psychologists and Therapists at Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants

FEATURED ARTICLES WRITTEN BY HOPE SPRINGS’ PROVIDERS

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Fine Motor Weakness in Children: Skills and Tools That Can Help Handwriting

Fine motor weakness is common among school-age children and can certainly make learning more difficult.    Fine motor skills are the skills needed to coordinate small muscle movements with our hands and wrists.  They also coordinate actions with our brain messages.  When fine motor skills are delayed, children often struggle with strength, speed, and coordination.  Fine motor delays are […]

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What You’re Experiencing Might Be COVID Trauma (And What You Can Do About It)

Here we are, almost a year into the COVID pandemic. This time last year, we knew it was serious. We knew it was spreading. But we didn’t yet know that we would soon go inside and have yet to come back out. This time last year, most of us didn’t even own a mask. This […]

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Seven Facts That Debunk Common Misperceptions About Therapy

Read this article to learn facts about psychotherapy that may improve your understanding of how it works. The science and practice of psychotherapy is a fairly young profession. Most of us have heard about early founding members, especially figures like Sigmund Freud. Early practices of psychotherapy were often run largely by the therapist, who would […]

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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

At Hope Springs, we have skilled psychologists who administer neuropsychological evaluations for children, teens, and adults. These evaluations help us learn about how your brain works, as well as your experiences.  We can help you understand WHY you or your child 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.

Adult Therapy

Psychotherapy for 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.

Psychotherapy for Children and Adolescents

At Hope Springs, we believe that children are very important.  We can help you learn more about your child, and find ways to work together to make life easier. We often work with issues that impact children, such as anxiety, depression, attention, or learning disabilities. We use approaches that are skills-based and found by research to be effective, such as cognitive behavioral work, ACT therapy, Parent Child Interaction Training, and Trauma Focused CBT.

 

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Tools to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

In this very helpful video, Dr. Michelle Nanji discusses another tool which can also be very helpful to getting through tough situations, like social distancing and the COVID-19 Crisis.

Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

This video was made by Dr. Russ Harris, a leading expert in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.  It shows specific steps that people can use to cope with COVID-19 and care for ourselves.

Our psychologists at Hope Springs are all trained in ACT Therapy and use these principles in their work with patients.

We are located in the Coralville Center for Performing Arts Building on the Second Floor