Raquel Watson, LMSW


Licensed Mental Healthcare Provider

"You deserve a safe place to express your thoughts and feelings without being judged, as well as have someone support you while working though your challenges. My hope for you is that you allow yourself the opportunity for me to provide you with some helpful tools to take along with you in your journey. Your greatest power is your power to choose — I hope you choose to take the chance to receive the support you deserve!"

Master of Social Work, 2020
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Bachelor of Social Work, 2017
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Raquel's Areas
of Expertise

Anxiety, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Grief & Loss, LGBTQ Affirming Care, PTSD, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Sexual Abuse and Assault, Substance Use Disorder, Trauma

Offering Mental Health Therapy Services For

Teens, Adults, Couples, & Families


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Trauma Informed Care

Get to know Raquel

After from several years living in “The Big Easy” Raquel Watson, LMSW is elated to be back home in Iowa and serving our community. Her motivation comes from a natural passion that she has had since childhood to help others. Throughout our lives, it is important to learn to adapt to change in order to maintain our mental health.

“The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, and Changes. You must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything in life to change.”

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Support for Those Recovering From Trauma

Although she was not in Iowa for the 2020 derecho, she is no stranger to experiencing major natural disaster. She moved to New Orleans shortly before Hurricane Katrina. As a result, Raquel has a strong understanding of the anxiety and PTSD that come with surviving such a traumatic event.

She especially enjoys working with teens and college students, but welcomes adults and couples into her care as well. For many years, Raquel served as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer for children in the foster care system. She has also volunteered for several organizations. Much of this work was in serving people in mental health crises and recovering from sexual assault and domestic violence.

A Warm and Welcoming Personality

You will find Raquel to be warm, friendly, and easy to talk to. Her positivity is infectious in spite of the sometimes difficult or scary topics and conversations that are part of the therapeutic process. She is creative and resourceful in helping people discover ways to overcome obstacles. If you are ready to take the next step in your mental health journey, please reach out to request an appointment with Raquel.


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2720 1st Ave NE, Suite 300
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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