In-person or Telehealth Welcoming new clients ***Closed Mondays CALL 319-351-9731
In-person or Telehealth Welcoming new clients ***Closed Mondays CALL 319-351-9731
People come to therapy when their typical ways of solving problems and coping with stress are not working anymore. A therapist is trained to help you work through problems in a non-judgmental, supportive way. Our therapists are trained in a variety of therapy approaches. We tailor our services to each client's needs.
Since your therapist isn't a part of your family, social network, or professional circle, he or she can provide a helpful, non-biased perspective on the issues concerning you. The assurance of confidentiality in the client-therapist relationship offers a welcoming space for meaningful change.
Mental health counseling is often covered by health insurance. You can call the customer service number on your insurance card to find out about your plan's coverage for therapy.
Annika works with children ages 13 and up, adults of all ages, and a small number of couples. Appointments are typically an hour long. Annika takes a thoughtful, tailored approach to working with each individual client. Currently, she offers both in-person and telehealth (therapy by video) appointments.
At the first appointment, you'll meet with Annika for about an hour. You'll share about the concerns that prompted you to schedule and how they are affecting you. You'll also discuss your background. Soon into the therapy process, Annika will help you set goals.
Appointments, which can be scheduled anywhere from weekly to as-needed, will involve collaborative work between you and your therapist on those goals. Goals might include developing coping skills, improving family relationships, healing emotionally from a painful experience, etc.
New Leaf Counseling opened in downtown Iowa City in 2011. We are proud of 13 years of service to the Johnson County and surrounding communities.
Clients have shared that they appreciate the warm, friendly office environment that we maintain, and the professional, effective services provided.
Our office is located just off Highway 6 (AKA 2nd Street) in Coralville. We are not far from Coral Ridge Mall.
Our Business Manager, Brent, helps keep the office running smoothly so that Annika can focus on her work with clients.
We accept insurance plans including BCBS, Aetna, plans covered under Midland's Choice, Mercy PHO, and United Healthcare. Due to the variation among plans, please call the phone number on your insurance card to see if Annika Ross, LISW is an in-network provider for your specific plan.
Annika provides services both in-person and by secure video therapy. She provides video-based therapy through Doxy, a HIPAA-compliant website accessible by phone or computer.
Many clients who typically have sessions in-person will use the telehealth format when they are sick but still able to talk.
Current COVID policy: Mask-wearing is currently optional at our office. If you would like Annika to wear a mask, just let her know. We have masks available for those who would like one.
Many insurance companies cover both in-person and telehealth appointments. Since every plan is different, please call the phone number on your insurance card to learn about your plan's unique benefits.
**Annika's professional license requires that for telehealth appointments, both the therapist and the client need to be in Iowa when the session takes place. The client also needs to be in a confidential space.***
Annika has 15 years of experience providing outpatient therapy in school, community mental health, and private practice settings. Annika previously worked as a secondary teacher, teaching French and At-Risk classes at the middle and high school level and tutoring first-generation college students. After getting a degree in French Language and then Secondary Education, she earned her Master's in Social Work with an Emphasis on Counseling with Individuals, Families, and Groups in 2007.
She first worked as a therapist at what is now Abbe Center in Iowa City, and worked with clients with a range of mental health concerns. Annika has helped clients with issues from anxiety, work issues and relationship problems to traumatic stress. She adjusts her therapy approach to the needs of each unique client, but generally draws from CBT, ACT, Mindfulness IFS, and EMDR.
Some of Annika's favorite therapy work includes helping clients manage their worries more effectively, develop healthier boundaries, build confidence and self-acceptance, and improve communication skills for happier relationships. Annika is also trained in EMDR and has used this since 2016. EMDR therapy can help clients heal emotionally from painful life experiences.
Annika sees therapy as a collaborative process. She connects with a wide variety of people, and she brings a non-judgmental, supportive approach to sessions. She enjoys teaching habits and strategies for optimal mental health management.
Annika is scheduling new clients for June 2024 and beyond. She maintains a wait list to move clients up whenever possible.
Annika works with kids ages 13 and up and adults of all ages.
Many insurance plans cover counseling, but you should call your insurance provider to get information about your unique plan. New Leaf Counseling can file claims for many insurance plans, or you can pay for services out-of-pocket.
We offer some reduced-fee and payment plan services on a case-by-case basis.
New Leaf accepts cash, check, or credit cards. If you choose to pay by cash, you have a right to a Good Faith Estimate of Services under the No Surprises Act.
We accept insurance plans including BCBS, Aetna, plans covered under Midland's Choice, Mercy PHO, and United Healthcare. Due to the variation among plans, please call the phone number on your insurance card to see if Annika Ross, LISW is an in-network provider for your plan.
Every insurance plan is different. If you want to know what your health insurance benefits are for counseling, call the customer service number on your insurance card and ask the following:
Satisfied clients have offered their feedback on the services they have received at New Leaf Counseling. Reviews are posted anonymously to protect confidentiality.
I am very grateful to finally have someone who sees me for me and who will gently push me to acknowledge and explore both my challenges and my worth.
You make clients feel cared for from the second they walk in the door to the second they leave.
New Leaf Counseling has recently changed its business model. It returned to a solo practice in late June 2023.
Matt Reinert, LISW opened his solo practice, Vitality Counseling, in this location, on June 26, 2023. He is currently doing all of his own scheduling.
If you need to reach him, you can:
Call the office at 319-351-9731 ext. 3 (note that Matt does not work Fridays)
Call his business cell at 319-250-1237.
Email him at Matt@vitalitycounselingic.com
Once you have your appointment scheduled, you can download, complete, and electronically sign our intake paperwork. It is available below as an editable PDF form. You should be able to complete it electronically as long as you have Adobe Acrobat Reader downloaded. You can download Adobe Acrobat Reader at https://get.adobe.com/reader/.
You can email the completed and signed paperwork to our Business Manager, Brent, at Brent@newleafic.com. Please also attach a front and back photo of your insurance card. Thank you!
Paperwork done for telehealth appointments must be completed before the first appointment, preferably 24 hours in advance wherever possible. This allows Annika time to review the paperwork ahead of time. Thank you!
910 23rd Ave Suite 100, Coralville, IA 52241, US
09:00 am – 02:00 pm
Business Manager hours:
Brent is in the office sporadically during the week, usually stopping in for a few hours several days a week. He is available by text, phone or email (see below).
Annika typically works Tuesday - Friday, 7AM - 7PM
Annika does not work Mondays
Our Business Manager, Brent, can be reached at:
Office Phone 319-351-9731
Cell Phone 319-208-2023
****Using the CONTACT US form will send an encrypted email to the Business Manager, Brent.
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