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

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

We will provide telehealth services throughout the rest of 2020. Thank you for helping us keep people safe.

Hope Springs

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

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.

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.

FEATURED ARTICLES WRITTEN BY HOPE SPRINGS’ PROVIDERS

Self-Care for Mental Health During the Colder Months, Even with COVID and Social Isolation

Changes in season are hard, particularly during COVID and social isolation. 2020 has been such a difficult year for many. With winter coming, it will be important to take good care of our physical and mental health. One of the best things that we can do now for ourselves (and those we care for) is […]

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How to Be Yourself When the World Seems So Messed Up

By Dahlia Garofalo, B.A. and Cindy Nichols Anderson, Ph.D. ABPP Be yourself? That seems like such a tall order. Yet, identity helps us feel grounded and capable. It increases our agency, purpose, and confidence. It also helps us connect with society, loved ones, and people working towards common goals.  In the midst of the pandemic […]

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How to Help your Child Adjust to Distance Learning, Homeschooling, or Modified Instruction

The terms “distance learning” and “homeschooling” are hotly discussed topics right now. Many districts and schools around the United States are opting not to start the year in person. While this helps ensure all of our safety, it is still frustrating for parents and children alike. You fear that your child will fall behind. You […]

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Psychologists and Therapists at Hope Springs Behavioral Consultants

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.

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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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.

Parent Child Interaction Training

Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) is an evidence-based behavioral treatment for young children.  PCIT is designed to help children with emotional and behavioral disorders feel better.  The main goal is to improve  the parent-child relationship and parent-child interaction patterns.  Children and their caregivers work together with the therapist.  The findings are clear: it is effective and it helps.  To read more about PCIT at Hope Springs, please click here.

 

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.

 

What Our Patients Say About Us

In 2018, we asked our current patients how we were doing through email surveys, as well as paper surveys. Out of 98 of confidential respondents (current patients) over a two-week period, the results supported our mission: that we are kind and provide very strong care.

We are very proud of the service that we provide. Thank you to all who participated. We are honored.  We will be doing more surveys in 2019 and posting updated results then.

We are allies for people who identify as LGBTQ. We also support an end to systemic and structural racism in all its forms. We are committed to social justice wherever it is needed.