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.

Psychologists and Therapists at Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants

Mid-week Mindful Meditations with Hope Springs.

Every week, Hope Springs will post an easy meditation that you can do at home.  Meditations help us become more aware of our bodies and the world around us.  Many people feel calmer, more balanced, and more energetic when they practice regularly.  Whether you practice meditation regularly, or are are new to this practice, these are helpful exercises to try.

10-20-21. Unitask Meditation

Focus exclusively on just one thing for a small portion of time.  Try setting a timer for a few minutes, so you can focus without straying.  It could be anything from the clouds in the sky, the leaves on a tree, or paint on a wall.  


Self-Care During the Fall and Winter Months

Changes in season can be really hard, particularly following 18 months of a global pandemic. For some, the idea of moving into fall and winter can bring happy and enjoyable feelings. However, for others, this transition can also prompt feelings of overwhelm or dread, as we move towards colder weather, holiday planning, and staying inside […]

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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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People-Pleasing: What It Is and How to Navigate It

What Is People-Pleasing Behavior? People-pleasing is very common. This usually means putting another person’s needs before your own and frequently results in doing things that make you uncomfortable or unhappy to make someone else happy or comfortable instead. A common example of people-pleasing behavior is saying “yes” to others without consideration of your own time […]

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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.

We require masks for all patients who are seen in person.

Given the increase of the COVID Delta variant, and because we are healthcare providers, we mandate that all patients in our office must wear masks.  If you do not want to wear a mask, we are glad to see you through telehealth. Thank you for helping us keep people safe.

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,  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 support the LGBTQ Community

We stand in support of the LGBTQ+ community every day of the year.  We believe in the importance of inclusion for safety, mental health, physical health, and relationships.  Support comes in many forms and all forms of Allyship are important.  We encourage all people to lead with love.