About Dr. Wurster
Dr. Wurster works primarily with adults and older adolescents who present with a variety of social, emotional, and psychological concerns. Her areas of specialization include anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, life transitions, family-of-origin difficulties, grief, and trauma. Dr. Wurster often works through a psychodynamic lens, which compassionately recognizes that many people come to therapy seeking to change behaviors, beliefs, and/or coping strategies that were helpful at one point but are no longer serving them well. She works collaboratively with patients and strives for them to feel safe and empowered while they explore and practice new skills and ways of relating with the self and others. Dr. Wurster also integrates other empirically supported treatment modalities in her work, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, a third-wave Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. She is invested in using approaches that resonate with her patients to facilitate meaningful change and she is continually humbled to walk alongside patients as they engage in the hard but rewarding work of therapy.
Dr. Wurster graduated from the University of Iowa with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. She completed an APA approved pre-doctoral internship at the University of Iowa University Counseling Service, and her postdoctoral training was completed at the Assessment and Counseling Clinic of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development where she provided psychoeducational assessment of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Prior to earning her doctorate, Dr. Wurster completed a Master’s degree in Student Development in Postsecondary Education and worked as an academic advisor.