Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW

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Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW

Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW

Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW, has been providing outpatient therapy services since 1995 when she earned her Masters of Social work degree from the University of Iowa and has worked for Pine Rest since 1997. She currently serves as manager of the Telehealth Clinic and is also a Pine Rest Outpatient Regional Director. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), interpersonal therapy, and narrative therapy. She is deeply invested in walking with individuals struggling to find meaning and purpose in the midst of the struggles of life. She is also passionate about providing educational services which equip individuals to proactively address mental health issues. Jean started her career as a teacher after earning her BA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1985. She was an elementary and junior high teacher for 10 years prior to beginning her career as a therapist.

Her professional experience includes working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families within a therapist 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 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/Abuse
  • Spiritual / Religious Issues

Patient Ages

  • Adolescent
  • Adult


Blog posts written by Jean Holthaus, LISW, LMSW

The Benefits of Mindfulness for Children

Posted on: Jan 17, 2022

Tips on Managing Pandemic Airline Travel Anxiety

Posted on: Jan 05, 2022

Recognizing and Responding to Toxic Cultures

Posted on: Jan 03, 2022

Making and Keeping New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: Dec 30, 2021

7 Tips on Combatting Holiday Screen Time Creep

Posted on: Dec 16, 2021

Tips for Managing Depression During the Holidays

Posted on: Dec 03, 2021

Loving Someone Who is Grieving During the Holidays

Posted on: Nov 29, 2021

How to Enjoy a Not-So-Perfect Holiday Season

Posted on: Nov 15, 2021

Tips to Help Your Child Transition to Kindergarten

Posted on: Aug 03, 2021

College and the Parenting Role Shift

Posted on: Aug 03, 2021

Tips to Help Your Middle School Student Develop Good Study Habits

Posted on: Aug 02, 2021

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Posted on: Jul 30, 2021

Is Your Child Ready to Be Home Alone?

Posted on: Jul 28, 2021

Managing Back-to-School Anxiety

Posted on: Jul 20, 2021

Drug Slang Emojis: What Parents Need to Know

Posted on: Jul 03, 2021

Making the Most of an Unstructured Summer

Posted on: Jun 01, 2021

Strengthening Our Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic

Posted on: May 17, 2021

Reducing Mental Illness Stigma Encourages People to Seek Help

Posted on: Apr 28, 2021

Tips on Forming Healthier Sleep Habits

Posted on: Mar 01, 2021

Healthier Relationships = Better Health

Posted on: Feb 15, 2021

Putting a HALT to our Self-Destructive Behaviors

Posted on: Jan 20, 2021

Preparing Your "Care Package": Celebrating the Holidays During COVID-19

Posted on: Dec 01, 2020

Helping Children with ADHD Thrive During Remote Learning

Posted on: Oct 16, 2020

Mental Illness Stigma Keeps People From Seeking Help. Our Support Can Make a Difference.

Posted on: Oct 04, 2020

Psychological First Aid: Helping Children Better Manage Stress

Posted on: Aug 05, 2020

Tips for Coping with OCD During COVID-19

Posted on: May 12, 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

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

Posted on: Mar 03, 2020

Rescuing Your New Year's Resolutions

Posted on: Feb 14, 2020

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

Posted on: Dec 05, 2019

Helping Your Child Overcome Nightmares

Posted on: Oct 31, 2019

The Importance of Mental Health Awareness

Posted on: May 02, 2019

Self Image: What Do You See in the Mirror?

Posted on: Feb 28, 2019

Seasonal Affective Disorder is More Than “Winter Blues”

Posted on: Feb 18, 2019

Teletherapy: A Game Changer for Patients with Agoraphobia

Posted on: Oct 19, 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

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

The ABCs of Managing Our Emotions

Posted on: Oct 05, 2017

Teen Angst or Teen Depression?

Posted on: Aug 16, 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

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

Tips for Finding Calm During Chaos

Posted on: Aug 16, 2016

Summer Parenting Tips

Posted on: May 23, 2016

Addressing Teen Dating Violence

Posted on: Apr 05, 2016

Protecting Teens from Self-Injury

Posted on: Mar 01, 2016