Lora Barnes, MA, LPC

Lora is known to keep a stash of popcorn for "emergencies" and she's got superpower level empathy. As a mom of four she brings real life experience and skills in the counseling room to support kids, teens, and their parents.




  • Academic and Performance Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness and Confidence
  • Athletic Confidence
  • Attachment Insecurity
  • Child Behavior/Defiance
  • Communication Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Depression
  • Body Image
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • School Refusal
  • Relationships


  • BS, Elementary Education (1-8)
  • MA, Counseling
  • Mason City Schools, Elementary Educator
  • Children’s Ministry Coordinator
  • Supervised by Katie Dixon, LPCC-S


Helping Clients Thrive

My goal is to connect with children and give them a safe space to explore their hurts and hangups with freedom and joy.

What I Like About Being a Therapist

At the end of the day, we are all human beings trying to find our way. I love to offer a listening ear and see the relief on the face of a client when they realize someone cares and is ready to help. Most people are heartbroken when they come in. It’s a joy to offer hope and a plan to move forward. I do therapy with kids and teens and I love helping them find their voice.

What I Do For Fun

I love to explore new restaurants and cook for whoever is in my home. I really love to travel to places I have never been before and try things related to the local customs. I am usually found trying to recreate something I’ve enjoyed somewhere and making my family try it too.

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