Bear Creek Therapy

licensed psychologist

Jessica Ihns, PsyD, LP

Creating Changes for Emotional Wellness
Welcome

Welcome to Bear Creek Therapy, the private practice for psychological services with Jessica Ihns, Psy.D., L.P.  I am located in Maquoketa, Iowa and help with serving the communities primarily within Jackson and Clinton counties, with Scott and Dubuque counties also having easy access to this location.  Bear Creek Therapy has been in operation since June of 2010.

 

If you have been looking for someone to talk to who can help you with better managing stress, emotions, relationships, and life in general, please consider checking to see if the services I offer are a match for you.

Individual
Psychotherapy

I primarily work with individuals from adolescence (12+) through adulthood, including the elderly population.  Parents of younger age children seeking support for parenting stressors may also be appropriate for individual therapy.

Couples
Therapy

As a psychologist, working with couples in therapy means once we start as a unit, any individual therapy will need to be with an outside therapist, so that the therapy here remains beneficial for therapeutic for both partners.

 
My Approach

As a therapist, I have often been told by my  clients that I engage in dialogue more than what they had expected. While I do have a couch in my office, I am not the type of therapist who quietly sits  across from my clients and waits for "therapy" to begin. You can expect that I  will ask questions and give feedback and that I will also ask that you be an  active participant in therapy, bringing forward concerns and questions. 

Aside from being an active participant or facilitator in the therapy  process, I also often describe my therapy style as eclectic. I enjoy utilizing cognitive-behavioral or rational-emotive strategies, which essentially means that I help clients understand how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are connected to one another. I also employ client-centered approaches of active listening within a warm, genuine, accepting environment. Interpersonal therapy approaches are incorporated, including with grief, role transitions, and interpersonal skills. Solution-focused therapy also is beneficial at times, as well as skill building through such activities as increasing an individual's  assertiveness or implementing healthy boundaries, learning relaxation and time management strategies, or improving the client's communication skills. 

About me

I am an Ohio native who has lived in Iowa since 2006, living within 20 minutes  of the Maquoketa area. Prior to starting my own practice, Bear Creek Therapy, in  2010, I worked for a group practice in Cedar Rapids for four years. Before then, I was at a rural community mental health center in northern Minnesota for  two and a half years.

Getting Started

As you are searching for a therapist who may be a good fit for you, consider some practical factors first, including:  What time of day are you needing an appointment?  How far are you from the Maquoketa community?  Does your insurance cover your sessions?  If you are ready to proceed knowing these answers, follow the steps below.

1.

Call the Office

to schedule an appointment

2.

Download and print the intake packet

3.

Complete the intake packet and bring with you to the appointment

4.

Check with your insurance company on any out of pocket expenses for which you are responsible

Intake Packet for adult

Intake Packet for minor

5.

Arrive approximately 10 minutes ahead of your scheduled appointment and bring with you your intake packet and insurance card

 

229 S. Main Street, Suite 1

Maquoketa, IA  52060

www.bearcreektherapy.com

 

Fax No: 800-394-1580

Office Ph. No.   563-552-7080

   

  *Please keep in mind that I may be in session or even out of the office.  Leave a detailed message and I will return your call at the earliest opportunity.

Available by appointment only

**Due to the COVID19 pandemic, all therapy is now being held remotely via teletherapy platform doxy.me.  Appointments are arranged based on client & provider availability.

 

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© 2020 by Jessica Ihns, PsyD, LP

At this time, all therapy is currently conducted remotely via teletherapy.  Clients need to be able to access a reliable, secure internet connection and have audio & video abilities to see and hear during the session.  It is anticipated that remote sessions will continue through the end of 2020.