Barbara Geren

Iowa City

Barbara Geren


LIC NO. 98328

I received my Master's Degree in Social Work with an emphasis on Family Systems at St. Louis University. I have experience working in Community Based Mental Health Settings. I have a passion for working with adults of all ages, and particularly the geriatric population to address end of life issues and transitions. My specialty areas include public policy at the state and national levels with TANF and assistance to families in need. I specialize in adjustment disorders, depression, anxiety, coping skills, interpersonal conflict and anger issues. I approach therapy from a trauma-informed client problem solving perspective focusing on real empathy, genuineness and helping others to connect thoughts, feelings, and actions. I have experience working with adults and seniors utilizing interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, strength-based approaches and mindfulness with meditation.


  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Dual Diagnosis