*At this time due to the Covid-19, mental health counseling has been suspended until further notice.
Iowa Refugee Counseling Center
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
David Drustrup - Counselor
David has earned his M.A. in Counseling from Northwestern University. He has worked at community mental health agencies in Chicago and Los Angeles. He believes in establishing a trusting relationship with his clients and using our emotional awareness as a means to increase our understanding of ourselves and the world around us.
Noemi Ford - Program Director
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.
Gabe Bodzin - Assistant Program Director
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Child and Adolescent Supervisor.
Rachel Leach - Supervisor
Licensed Independent Social Worker, Supervisor. 10+ years of diverse clinical experience, with a passion for fostering meaningful connections and bringing voice to individual experiences
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How Much does counseling cost?
The cost is a sliding scale. It can be as little as $0 depending on clients needs. The goal is to receive a nominal payment ($2-$5)
How often can I schedule appointments?
After the initial intake, appointments are usually set up for once a week
How do I schedule an appointment?
Appointments can be scheduled through the ICC website by clicking the button above
How long is a counseling appointment?
A counseling appointment typically lasts an hour