Jean Holthaus, LISW, MSW

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Jean Holthaus, LISW, MSW

Jean Holthaus, LISW, MSW

Jean is a Licensed Independent Social Worker who has been providing outpatient therapy services since 1995 when she earned her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. She earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and was an elementary and junior high teacher for 10 years prior to beginning her career as a therapist. She also manages the Pella Clinic and Telehealth Clinic.

Her professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families within a therapy setting. She has also worked as a dialysis social worker in a hospital setting. Jean enjoys working with adolescents and adults dealing with abuse, depression, marital issues, divorce, spiritual issues, changes of life, parenting, and family issues.

Jean participates with Faith Community Outreach, an initiative within Pine Rest that seeks to connect area clergy, churches, and ministries to services available from Pine Rest; as well as develop new services specifically designed to benefit the faith community.


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Couple / Marital Relationship Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Mood Disorders (Depression / Bipolar Disorder)
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders
  • PTSD / Trauma / Sexual Abuse
  • Spiritual / Religious Issues

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult


  • Pella Clinic

Blog posts written by Jean Holthaus, LISW, MSW

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Posted on: May 12, 2020

Helping Children With ADHD Navigate Changes Due To COVID-19

Posted on: Apr 13, 2020

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sheltering at Home

Posted on: Apr 02, 2020

Decrease Your Anxiety by Breaking the Judgment Habit

Posted on: Apr 02, 2020

Tips To Keep Your Tank Full – Emotionally, Physically and Mentally

Posted on: Apr 02, 2020

Rescuing Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: Dec 30, 2019

Navigating the Blended "Yours, Mine and Ours" Family Holidays

Posted on: Dec 05, 2019

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Posted on: Aug 22, 2019

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Posted on: Jun 19, 2019

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: May 02, 2019

Tips for Healthier Sleep Habits

Posted on: Mar 05, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Posted on: Dec 03, 2018

Teletherapy: A Game Changer for Patients with Agoraphobia

Posted on: Oct 19, 2018

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help

Posted on: Oct 09, 2018

Could My Teen Have Depression?

Posted on: Oct 01, 2018

Overcoming the Confidence Gap: Unlocking Your Child's Potential

Posted on: Sep 20, 2018

Successful Parenting Following a Divorce

Posted on: Aug 23, 2018

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles

Posted on: Aug 16, 2018

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

Posted on: Aug 14, 2018

Establishing Fair Fighting Rules with Your Partner

Posted on: Aug 02, 2018

Why Parents Sometimes Need a Timeout, Too

Posted on: Jul 19, 2018

The Importance of Volunteering with Your Kids

Posted on: Jul 12, 2018

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

Posted on: Jul 05, 2018

Change: Exciting ... and Messy!

Posted on: Jun 20, 2018

Parent Tips: Connecting with Your Partner this Summer

Posted on: Jun 14, 2018

Is Your Child Ready to Be Home Alone?

Posted on: Jun 07, 2018

Tips for Helping Kids Navigate Their Emotions

Posted on: May 21, 2018

The Power of Positive Parenting: Catch Kids Doing Good!

Posted on: May 16, 2018

Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Posted on: Mar 12, 2018

Technology: Friend or Foe

Posted on: Mar 01, 2018

Adjusting to Your Spouse's Family Culture

Posted on: Feb 12, 2018

How to Give Yourself the Gift of Contentment

Posted on: Dec 19, 2017

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday

Posted on: Nov 15, 2017

P.L.E.A.S.E.: Self-Care Tips for Anxiety and Depression

Posted on: Oct 23, 2017

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

Posted on: Oct 05, 2017

Teen Angst or Teen Depression?

Posted on: Aug 16, 2017

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

Posted on: Aug 01, 2017

Learning to Forgive

Posted on: Jul 25, 2017

Men's Mental Health: The Silent Crisis

Posted on: Jun 14, 2017

Developing and Maintaining Healthy Self-Esteem

Posted on: May 31, 2017

Special Parents Confidential: Family Stress

Posted on: Apr 18, 2017

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Posted on: Feb 14, 2017

Deciphering Anger: What It’s Trying to Tell You

Posted on: Jan 25, 2017

Navigating Loss and Change During the Holidays

Posted on: Dec 15, 2016

E is for Empathy: How Parents Teach Empathy

Posted on: Dec 06, 2016

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Posted on: Sep 27, 2016

College and the Parenting Role Shift - from Director to Cheerleader

Posted on: Aug 23, 2016

Tips for Finding Calm During Chaos

Posted on: Aug 16, 2016

Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Posted on: Apr 05, 2016

Protecting Teens from Self-Injury

Posted on: Mar 01, 2016