Stevie Van Housen, LISW
Based in our Coralville office.
"Life have you a little unbalanced? This is where you change your story. I will walk with you as you set goals and get back in control of your life. Together we’ll find the tools and supports you need to be successful. Most of us find it difficult to change. What is it that you’d like to have different in your life? Through cognitive behavior therapy within a narrative framework, we can look at your story through your lifetime and get to where you want to go. I offer unconditional positive regard for the people that come to me. My goal is to help people feel safer in a world that doesn’t always feel safe.”
In-person appointments available for days, evenings, and weekends.
Specializing in child, adolescent, and adult behavior change, Stevie believes you can heal and find freedom from debilitating symptoms and behavior, and that you can learn the skills necessary to build and re-build fulfilling relationships. Stevie comes to Alli Center with over 24 years of experience in counseling. She enjoys working with individuals representing neurodiversity, gender diversity, sexual identity, and anxiety from a strength-based approach. She will help you learn skills to better manage your symptoms. Stevie also devotes a portion of her practice to the treatment of other clinicians’ mental health needs.
Stevie volunteers in the community on issues related to homelessness and equity. She has taught youth fiber arts at schools, neighborhood centers, the Antelope Lending Library, and A5 Art Project. She is a member of the Craft Guild of Iowa City and the Iowa Federation of Weavers and Spinners and has shared her art extensively. In her free time, Stevie can be found with her dye pot and wool for spinning on her spinning wheel and weaving on several of her floor and tapestry looms.
License, Education, and Community Involvement
Licensed Master Social Worker, licensed to practice in the state of Iowa
Master of Social Work from The University of Iowa
Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of Iowa
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mount Mercy University
Served on Free Lunch Program Board of Directors
Served on Johnson County Juvenile Justice Youth Development Policy Board
Served on the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) Equity Advisory Committee for 10 years
Medicare, UI Choice, BlueCross BlueShield, Anthem, Health Alliance Medical Plans (HAMP), Health Choices, HealthPartners, Health Smart, Humana/Choice Care, Medical Associates Health Plan (MAHP), Medica Insure, Medica IFB, Midlands Choice, TRICARE, Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN)
Medicaid: Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care