Emily M Poss

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Emily M Poss

Emily M Poss

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor - 091778
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Alliance PPO
  • AmeriGroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • ComPsych
  • Health Partners
  • Medicaid
  • Midland's Choice
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
Fees: 175.00 for initial assessment and 150.00 after initial assessment.
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


5408 NW 88th Street
Suite 130
Johnston, Iowa 50131

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My Approach to Helping

Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with social anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.

One single approach is not the answer for every individual. Being trained in a range of modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Somatic Therapy allows me to offer various approaches to fit the needs of different individuals. Social anxiety can be overcome although it takes both consistency and persistence.

Taking the first step towards therapy can be difficult and scary. That is why as a mental health professional I will join you on this journey of healing, so you can become the person you want to be. As humans we are a species that thrives from connections and social support. If you are struggling please reach out and start your journey of healing.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Childhood Emotional Neglect
Complex Trauma
Social Anxiety
Life Transitions

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Adolescents, teenagers, and adults with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, and depression.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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