Hope, Help, Heart, and Experience.

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 allies of people who identify as LGBTQ.

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.

Tools to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

This video is an interview that Dr. Mollie Burke did with a local television station regarding how being kind to others, not only helps others, but also helps ourselves.  Now, more than ever taking good care of each other, is a healthy thing to do.

We’ll get through this.

Tools to Cope During the COVID-19 Crisis

For our second video, I am using an exercise called, “Leaves on a Stream.”  This exercise is a form of mindfulness, and is often used by ACT clinicians to help us notice that our thoughts are simply thoughts, and that we don’t always have to respond to them.  We can just notice them as experiences.

We’ll get through this.


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The First Therapy Session

Read this article to learn more about what to expect from your first therapy session, as well as the following sessions. Have you ever wondered what it is like to go to a therapist for the first time, how to find a therapist, or what the process of therapy even looks like? Well, most people […]

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Social Distancing

Coping with Social Distancing: An Extrovert’s Perspective on Staying Socially Connected and Grounded.

Social distancing is a new reality for us. There is a lot to learn about this new way of being. Simply staying socially connected can become a major challenge. As an extrovert, I have been craving social get-togethers, going out to eat with friends, big family gatherings, and even going to work to be around […]

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Responding to Coronavirus Anxiety

Today, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19, a pandemic. COVID-19 has a lot of people scared, and understandably so. Here’s a little about what we can all do to respond our fear:  Take care of your health. Don’t go places when you are sick. Reduce the people that you are […]

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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, and gender identity.  We also welcome and work with heterosexual and LGBTQQA people.

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.