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Snowy Mountain

John Cilek, MA, tLMFT



421 East Market Street, Iowa City, IA 52245


About Me

For so many of us, life can be overwhelming, disorienting, and difficult. In working with you, my hope is to have an opportunity to slow down, to be curious, and to uncover deeper meaning and connections within ourselves and in relating to others. Your particular knowledge, challenges,
experiences, and expertise will be listened to carefully and responded to with transparency, kindness, and compassion. It is my commitment to greet you in each session with trust, openness, and engagement.

I approach therapy through relational, collaborative, and existential frameworks. I am interested in exploring the significance of our everyday experiences, interactions, and rituals that shape the context of our identities - and how we make sense of them when impacted by life transitions,
distress, grief, and loss. I am drawn to working with stories and metaphors for the ways they may provide access to emotions and language to better understand who we are, what matters, and how we find - or rediscover - contentment.

I have a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Mount Mercy University. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families  offering therapy services that are affirming and welcoming to all. I appreciate your interest and earnestly look forward to being there alongside you in the process of dialogue, meaning-making, and growth.

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