Deborah Pogel


About Me

I am a psychotherapist in Iowa and have worked with individual clients and couples for over 12 years at mental health agencies and in my private practice.
I employ an integrative approach to treatment based on the needs of the couple. My therapeutic approach is heavily based on the widely researched and evidenced based Gottman Method Couples therapy. I have completed levels 1 and 2 of the Gottman relationship training. My experience is that when couples come for counseling, they are usually in a lot of pain and conflict. In my office, I teach how to manage conflict, deepen friendship and intimacy, and share life dreams. I have been gratified to watch couples enliven the fondness and admiration for each other they felt had been lost.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video


LISW #06709 (Expires: 2020-12-31)


Written by A.M. on Sep 05, 2019 after counseling with Deborah for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

I am very pleased with Deborah Pogel as she counsels my husband and I through some basic communication and family issues.

Written by J.A. on Nov 30, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Deborah is an AMAZING counselor. She listens and then recommends techniques that are based in science for dealing with issues. She’s patient and respectful and incredibly knowledgeable.

Written by E.R. on Feb 20, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Excellent therapist. Very easy to talk to and her methods really worked for us. We have been through marriage counseling twice before and, this time, have seen the most change in the shortest time, by far! Would absolutely recommend!