Iowa Refugee Counseling Center
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Licensed Therapists and Mental Health Foreign Language Interpreters are needed NOW
We are looking for practicum students in the counseling, social work and psychology fields for the 2023-24 academic year
Learn about the mental health landscape for immigrants and refugees in the Iowa City area
Be empowered to do more for your community
Be a mental health advocate
The Iowa Refugee Counseling Center works with individuals aged 12 to adult
The IC Compassion Refugee Counseling Center provides in-person and online telehealth counseling sessions. We provide individual sessions to adults and children over 12, and couples services. With the help of our trained mental health interpreters, we counsel both English-speaking clients and those who speak other languages. Now offering services in Ukrainian.
We need interpreters! Most commonly interpreters are needed for Spanish, Arabic and French. If you are interested in becoming a mental health foreign language interpreter, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know is interested in our counseling services,
please email us at email@example.com
or call 319.804.8660
Provide culturally and linguistically sensitive, trauma-informed social and emotional health services for immigrants and refugees in our community. Deliver these supports with cultural humility and with respect to the uniqueness of the individual and their journey.
Individual and group counseling for adults, children and adolescents
Psychoeducational workshops on issues related to immigration, acculturation and trauma
Community based outreach and engagement
Asylum assessment and psychological reports
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Our Staff (2022-2023)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Program Supervisor. 15+yrs clinical experience, providing psychotherapy and mental health assessments to various populations, with an emphasis on working with immigrants in Illinois, California and Iowa.
Assistant Program Director
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Child and Adolescent Supervisor.
Jahnavi Pandya, MA
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does counseling cost?
We accept at-will donations for counseling sessions, ranging from $2 - $5 per session.
How often can I schedule appointments?
After the initial intake, appointments are usually set up for once a week. Clients can see their counselors for as many sessions as needed.
How do I schedule an appointment?
If you or anyone you know may be interested in scheduling an appointment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How long is a counseling appointment?
A counseling appointment typically lasts 45 minutes.