Kinsey Wohlers, LISW, IADC

Overview

People are so much more than their behaviors. Kinsey Wohlers has a passion for helping people find their path to whole health by working through the underlying issues that may lead to coping behaviors that don’t serve them well.

In addition to being a certified mental health provider, Kinsey is a certified alcohol and drug counselor and has experience working with individuals in residential treatment facilities. This expertise is helpful to people working through behaviors they would like to improve or change, which opens the door to working on the mental health issues that may underlie and trigger the behaviors. The underlying issues Kinsey helps clients with include mood disorders—anxiety, depression, and others—as well as personality disorders like borderline personality disorder and other conditions that can significantly affect how a person experiences the world.

The value at the center of everything that Kinsey does is radical acceptance of where each person is. In this spirit, she offers sex worker-friendly, kink-friendly, and polyamory-friendly counseling. She welcomes LGBTQIA clients, clients of any religious or non-religious background, and clients who may feel that society views them as being outside the bounds of cultural norms.

Kinsey does not want mental health symptoms to keep anyone who is in need from having access to mental healthcare. Her work with clients often begins with motivational interviewing, which is designed to help people clarify what they want to work on and then together figure out how to do so. Her counseling approaches are designed specifically for each person and can draw on dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems, mindfulness, and other approaches. Her goal is always to support clients in their efforts to be the best versions of themselves that they can be.

License, Education and Training

  • Licensed Independent Social Worker, licensed to practice in the state of Iowa

  • International Alcohol and Drug Counselor (IADC), certified to practice in the state of Iowa

  • Master of Social Work from The University of Iowa

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wartburg College in Iowa City, Iowa

Insurance Accepted

  • Medicare, UIChoice, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem, Health Alliance Medical Plans (HAMP), Health Choices, HealthPartners, Health Smart, Humana/Choice Care, Medica Insure, Medical Associates Health Plan (MAHP), Midlands Choice, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare, Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)

  • Medicaid: Amerigroup Iowa, Iowa Total Care, and United Healthcare Community Plan