Welcome to Turning Leaf Counseling

Awarded the 2018 Small Business of the Year


We are proud to be awarded the 2018 Small Business of the Year award by the Mason City Chamber of Commerce.  Pictured: (Patti Lahr-CFO, Holly Ruter-Clinical Director, Cody Willliams-Executive Director.)  January 2019 will be our 10 year anniversary. 

Who We Are

Our Practice


Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples. 

Our Treatment Focus


Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 

Our Patient Promise


We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

We Provide

  • An Empowering Philosophy to Counseling
  • Exceptional level of care
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Great Comfortable Offices
  • We don't turn anyone away-even if Insurance is an issue, we will work with you to make counseling affordable


In North Iowa, waiting lists for a counseling appointment can be weeks, or longer. At Turning Leaf Counseling, we have a "no waiting list policy." The way we see it, if you're ready to begin counseling, the least we can do is help you to schedule your first session right away. With No shows and cancellations, typically you could be seen by someone with-in 2 hours same day.  Most new clients are offered an appointment within 2 to 4 weeks of their call to us for a scheduled appointment.   

Introducing Our New

Walk-In Clinic

Are you experiencing depressed mood, increased anxiety, and emotional issues due to situations at home or work?

Do you need to talk to someone right away?   

If you are in crisis or have made the decision that counseling is right for you and do not feel that you can wait for a scheduled appointment, then our walk-in clinic may be best option for you.  Call or stop in and ask about our Walk-In Clinic today. 

Wait time is typically two hours or less with the option to stop in and reserve a time to return later in the day. 

Services are for those that do not have an active counselor. Choice of therapist is not an option. Current available therapist will be offered at time of walk-in.  

Monday - Thursday 

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Current Rates

Copays, Private Pay, and Sliding Fees are due at time of service

Patient Forms

Discounted/Sliding Fee Scale and Private Pay available upon request. No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay. 

Consent for Release of Information (pdf)


Sliding Fee Application Form (pdf)


Request for records form (pdf)


Intake Client Form 10-2018 (pdf)


Sliding Fee Schedule 2019 (pdf)


Contact Us

We're Here for You

Please contact us with questions or to make an appointment.

Turning Leaf Counseling

103 East State Street, Suite 301, Mason CIty, IA 50401, US

Main: (641) 421-2089


Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed: Saturday & Sunday

Fax: (641) 450-0030

Message is for Scheduling and information purposes only.  If this is an emergency please contact your nearest Emergency Room.