Justine Uselding (She/her)

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I recently moved back to the midwest to be closer to family* after living in Denver, CO for many years. *Also: sweet corn.

Clinical Psychologist in Iowa

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About My Clients

Who I best work with: Neurodivergent, LBGTQIA+, crones, old punk rock kids, witches, seers, psychics, nerds, SWs, and my wild ones. If you are a resident of Iowa, I can provide psychotherapy. Although I work free from the constraints of managed care, I can send to you a billing code that you can submit to your insurance. If you would prefer to work in a modality that is other-than-psychotherapy, please check out my website, www.askdrding.com

My Background and Approach

I'm a clinical psychologist who works free from the constraints of managed care in my private practice. I've spent a big chunk of my career working in harsh places; max security prisons, detention facilities, inpatient facilities both medical and psychiatric, as well as drug treatment centers, and with ppl dealing with chronic illness pain. My approach is to hold compassionate, healing space for those I serve, and to offer practical, grounded approaches for real problems. I invite my clients to engage in exploring their identities and experiences, including the intersections. I invite my clients to gently explore the sore places, the tender points of the psyche, and the things that have no name. I'm a strategic and insight oriented psychotherapist, and the way I implement these is to co-create these strategies with my clients and supervisees. I'm trauma literate and also shamanically-trained and have 20+ years in the field, but YOU decide how we move.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that there is nothing "bad" inside you that didn't first get put there and was then allowed to stay. I believe that the healing is in the return to yourself, to your original face. Who you were before the world and all its attendant BS and oppression got to you. I believe there exists an infinitude of ways to heal and be healed. And further, that it takes the time it takes. I believe that a big part of my job is to encourage you to loosen your objections to the notion that you already have what you need inside of you, "pre-installed" since birth. I believe that as a cishet, middle-class white person, I am never done decolonizing. I believe in science.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Multifaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 21 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Deutsch
  • Rate: $75 - 150/session

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