James Smith, Therapist III

James Smith, Therapist III
Wolfleg Counseling 2871 Heinz "B" Iowa City, IA 52240

James Smith, Therapist III

Tell your story and heal.

"We want to tell our own stories, in telling our stories we heal," said Rev. Mervin Wolfleg, of the diocese of Calgary, "If you want to heal with us then tell your own stories," he added.

Talking and telling your story in a confidential and safe environment does promote healing. Wolfleg Counseling provides not only a listening ear, but provides instruction about how to manage attention for the purpose of being more present and less stressed.

Depression, anxiety, and stress are often times a result of thinking badly about ourselves and our circumstances. At Wolfleg Counseling, we will help you sort through what is real and what is not real.
Years In Practice 20
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education MSW from The University of Iowa
Affiliations NASW
Certification Licensed Independent Social Worker from the Iowa Board of Social Work Examiners
Office Staff James R. Smith, LISW
Payment Options Blue Cross/ Blue Shield, Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay, Sliding Fee Scale, Cash, Check, PayPal
Services Wolfleg Counseling provides counseling and therapy services to residents of Iowa City, Iowa and the surrounding area. We also provide distance counseling to a worldwide clientele via Skype conferencing. Wolfleg Counseling's philosophical approach to counseling is heavily influenced by Native North American thought. The follow short story illustrates this point:

A young Navajo girl asked her grandmother why life is so hard sometimes. Grandmother said, "Life is hard for us two leggeds because we all have a serpent and an eagle in us that fight from time to time. The serpent tells itself, 'I am not worthy; I am not responsible.' "

After reflecting, the young girl asked, "Which one wins?" Grandmother replied, "The one you feed wins."
Additional Services depression, stress, anxiety
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Recent Reviews
Smith frequently missed appointments, and I was driving in from out of town. I was seeing him because I was trying to cope with the death of my father, but the fact that I routinely wound up staring at the locked door of his office just served to worsen my mental state, rubbing salt into the abandonment issues I was dealing with. If you're a professional and going to take even a little responsibility for the mental health of others, at least show up. I eventually just stopped going. I have never been able to bring myself to see another mental health professional after this experience.
Recent Polls
Did this provider pressure you to purchase any unnecessary products during your visit?
No, my decisions were always respected
Was this provider's office too loud?
Not at all, it was very peaceful and quiet
Was the waiting area spacious?
No, but I can always find a seat
Does this provider remember you by name?
Every single time, even if it's been months since my last appointment!!
Are you confident that this provider will continue working with you until a solution is reached?
Absolutely! I'm confident they will work hard to find the best solution for me
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