Holly Smigel, MA, LMHC


I am blessed to walk alongside each client that I have the privilege to serve. My desire is to help individuals discover their true identity and find hope and purpose in every circumstance that life brings. I strive to create a safe space and strong therapeutic relationship in order to allow growth and healing to happen. I have over 20 years of experience working in the mental health field in a variety of settings. In addition, I have personal experience managing and coping with anxiety and depression. I truly care about each client that I work with and look forward to walking with you on your journey.


 For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


License, Education, & Training


  • B.A. in Psychology from University of Iowa, 1996
  • M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of Iowa, 2002
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Iowa since 2010
  • National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC) since 2003
  • Extensive Training in Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC)
  • Trained in EMDR


Professional Experience


  • Residential Counselor, Tanager Place (1995-1996)
  • Residential Counselor, Hillcrest Family Services (1996-2000)
  • Assistant Program Coordinator/Therapist, Hillcrest Family Services (2000-2002)
  • Crisis Counselor, Ravenwood Mental Health Center, Chardon, OH (2003-2006)
  • Chemical Dependency Group Co-Leader, Ravenwood Mental Health Center, Chardon, OH (2004-2006)
  • LMHC, Journey Counseling Services (2008-Present)
  • Clinical Supervisor for Interns/TLMHC’s (2016-Present)

Interests, Specialties, & Populations 


  • Anxiety and Depression in Women
  • Domestic Violence/Emotionally Destructive Relationships
  • Teens and College students facing Life Transitions and Relationship Struggles
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Marriage/Premarital Counseling
  • New Mothers/Postpartum Depression and Adjustment Issues
  • Relationship/Boundary Issues
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Grief and Loss
  • Trauma


Accepting BCBS, United Healthcare, UMR, Aetna, Midland’s Choice, CIGNA, Healthscope, and Health Partners.

555 W. Cherry Street Suite 3 North Liberty, IA 52317 (319) 800-6299 (phone) – 888-416-8004 (fax)

Help is always available

National Suicide Lifeline 1-800-273-8255