Welcome to Pella Counseling
***At this time we are offering both in person appointments and online appointments depending on your preference.
Pella Counseling's Mission
To provide professional counseling services characterized by therapeutic excellence and Christian compassion.
Our Core Values
Lindsay Fikkert, PsyD
Dr. Fikkert has been providing counseling services since 2005. She has led psychotherapy groups, provided outpatient therapy, conducted psychological assessments, worked in a partial hospitalization program, taught counseling classes, and provided trainings on issues related to mental health. She loves fostering a supportive relationship in which clients have the safety and space to increase awareness of the patterns that sustain distress, expand their ability to be fully present, pursue growth, narrate a truer story of their life, and live meaningfully in a manner according to their values and goals.
Steve Runner, PsyD
Dr. Runner has experience counseling children, adolescents, and adults since 2005. His experiences have ranged from working in a college counseling center to working in inpatient and partial hospitalization programs providing therapy and psychological assessment services. He has provided outpatient mental health counseling and psychological assessments in Pella, Iowa since 2008. His passion is to walk alongside people as they pursue personal growth and greater emotional health both internally and in interpersonal relationships.
John Fikkert has been providing counseling services since 2015. His primary experiences include providing outpatient therapy, facilitating mental health workshops and seminars, and church ministry.hHe enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. John values developing strong relationships with clients in which he listens and helps them grow in awareness of the emotional, relational, and faith formation issues in their lives.
Regina Vaverka has worked in the mental health field since 2013 in the capacity of support staff and support staff supervisor. At Pella Counseling, she lends her expertise as an insurance and billing specialist and administrative consultant. She enjoys assisting providers and clients with scheduling appointments and working with insurance, but, most of all, she appreciates the opportunities to interact with and get to know those whom she assists. Outside of working, Regina enjoys spending time with her family. They like traveling, trying new restaurants, and enjoying God’s creation.
Pella Counseling is located on the 2nd floor of the Molengracht building right next to Kinetic Edge. There is an entrance off of Liberty Street as well as an entrance on the North side of the building off of the canal. There is outdoor, free public parking on Liberty Street, and there is a parking garage underneath the building available for paid parking.
Pella Counseling, PLC
604 Liberty St.
Pella, IA 50219
Office Hours available Monday-Friday