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Authentic Therapy of Iowa

Sara Schwatken, Ph.D., Counseling Psychologist

Welcome! Taking the steps to choose to seek therapy can be a difficult decision which takes courage, strength and perseverance. As a psychologist, I hope to be able to assist you in improving the quality of your life whether this be your first or 100th time in therapy.

Areas of Expertise

Eating Disorder Treatment, Trauma-Informed Care, Identity Affirmation

In my approach to therapy I am highly integrative. Because I believe each individual is unique, it only makes sense to customize the therapy experience to the individual client. There is no "one size fits all" in my practice. That being said, what I do consistently offer is a supportive, compassionate and present relationship in which you have the opportunity to feel safe and validated. I also believe that being direct, and at times gently challenging, can be helpful to nudge you along the path which you have set for yourself. I also enjoy incorporating humor and creativity into our work. Therapy does not always have to be serious! Let’s laugh together and let’s try new things. 


Contact Me

Please contact me with any questions or to inquire about therapy services. Please note, that I have limited availability for new clients at this time. 

I'm currently offering in-person and telehealth therapy options. 

822 Central Avenue, Suite 401
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

Tel: 515-570-2838

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