Molly Rathe, LMHC

Staff Therapist
Clinical Coordinator

As the Clinical Coordinator at University Counseling Service, I work in collaboration with the Clinical Director to manage different parts of the clinical services system to support UCS operating effectively for students and UCS staff. I am also responsible for the organization and management of group therapy services, including group therapy procedures, supporting staff providing group therapy, and facilitating group therapy training for our doctoral psychology interns.


  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Master of Art in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Iowa

Clinical/counseling interests:

I approach therapy as a collaborative process in which clients can feel safe and secure to explore and express themselves. I believe every person possesses unique traits and strengths, and sometimes we need assistance to identify and utilize these. My mission as a therapist at UCS is to create a nonjudgmental and nurturing environment in which students can grow and recognize their worth and potential as individuals. I utilize a trauma-informed framework, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Multicultural interests

Social justice and equality are important to me personally and professionally. I am passionate about assisting clients in advocating for their needs and overcoming barriers on and off campus, as well as making therapy a safe place for individuals to process through ways they may be impacted by oppression. I have experience working with individuals from the LGBTQIA+ community and people with racial and ethnic identities different from my own. I am committed to continuously engaging in self-reflection and learning to better serve students from all backgrounds.

Outreach interests

I enjoy working with others to spread information about topics in mental health and overall wellness. Specifically, I have experience providing education and outreach related to anxiety and stress management, mindfulness, academic success, and healthy coping.

Molly Rathe