Emily (Em) Harsch

Mental Health Therapist

Em Harsch

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Insurance Accepted

  • Iowa Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Amerigroup / Wellpoint
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Molina
  • United Healthcare
  • UMR
  • BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Optum VA
  • Health Partners
  • Medica
  • Midland’s Choice
  • Crime Victims Compensation Funding of Iowa
  • Private Pay
  • County Social Services Funding (Grundy, Black Hawk, Allamakee, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Floyd, Howard, Mitchell, Tama, Winneshiek counties)
  • SED Funding (Linn County residents only)
  • MHDD Funding (Linn County residents only)


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Em (she/they) is a Licensed Master Social Work (LMSW) providing telehealth services across the state of Iowa. Em has an MSW from the University of Denver with a concentration in mental health. Em previously worked for several years in LGBTQ+ student services, has experience counseling adolescents in an alternative high school in Denver (Colorado), and has also provided gender-affirming care for youth at the Transgender Center of the Rockies. Em seeks to provide inclusive, collaborative, person-centered care for all of her clients. She is passionate about empowerment and strengths-based mental health care, and also has experience with cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches. Outside of work, Em enjoys spending time with her partner and their three dogs, caring for a jungle of houseplants, eating Thai food, and getting outdoors.