Wide River Counseling


Our commitment is to provide best practice and research informed counseling services and to increase awareness about the mental health issues that affect men, children and families.


Wide River Counseling (WRC) specializes in helping men although we meet with all people regardless of gender or gender identity. We provide a space that is confidential and therapy that is solution focused. We help people with anxiety, depression, PTSD, unemployment, drug abuse/dependence, sexual issues, and parenting problems.


Wide River Counseling specializes in the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder- which is the most diagnosed disorder among children especially boys. Our approach is comprehensive as we develop a plan of care for your child that includes coordinating with educators, occupational/physical therapists, psychologists, and physicians. Other issues commonly experienced by children and adolescents addressed at WRC include: conduct disorder, anxiety, and sexual identity.


Wide River Counseling acknowledges the importance of families in our lives. We also acknowledge that not all families are the same. We honor and respect all types of families:

  • a single person and children
  • same sex couples and children
  • grandparents and children
  • couples with no children
  • single person and their roommates/friend
  • poly or open relationships

We provide family therapy to help families become more connected and safe. We also find that in individual therapy outcomes can improve if important family members are a part of the plan of care.

FOR Therapists and Educators

Wide River Counseling’s goal is to provide education and training about mental health issues. In that spirit we are hosting trainings and workshops to educators and local providers. We also seek to increase a greater collaboration with other providers and educators.

Dubuque's only counseling practice specializing in men's issues


Derrick Rogers Clark

Derrick has over 13 years experience working in the mental health field. He received his training in psychiatric and child residential settings. He has experience working with people who have anxiety, depression, PTSD, unemployment, drug abuse/dependence, a variety of sexual issues (affairs, sexual identity, erectile/sexual dysfunction), and parenting problems. Although his initial training was with adults with mental illness and children in residential facilities, he enjoys working with all people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicity, sexual orientations, walks, faiths, and no faiths.

His approach is collaborative- he believes that people are the true experts in their lives. We have unseen strengths and resources working within us to help us overcome obstacles and to help us cross those wide rivers we so often face in life.

Derrick Clark


According to the American Counseling Association “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.”

Your first session will be an intake that involves gathering data and developing goals. Sessions range from 45 to 55 minutes. On average therapy takes 12 sessions. However, depending on the needs of a person, it can be as few as 3.

Top questions we hear

Where is Wide River Counseling located?

Our address in 962 Main Street suite 3.  We have a parking space in the leased parking space on 10th and Iowa. Park in space number 5 or 16 or you can park in the street with metered parking. Our office is in the same suite as Brinti Farber’s Beauty and Spa and American Nails.  Get Directions to our office.

What are the rates for therapy?

Wide River Counseling accepts a variety of insurance plans including: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wellmark, Midlands Choice/Sisco, Optum, United Health Care, and will be accepting Medicaid in the near future

Call today to verify your details and coverage for your specific plan.

Initial Intake Session: $180.00

Individual Counseling:
60 minute session: $150.00
45 minute session: $120.00
30 minute session: $85.00

Private Pay Options:

Negotiated with counselor

Private Pay Bundle Option: Five 50 minute sessions (this includes the initial intake session) for $530.00, due in full at time of intake session.

What Insurance is accepted?

Wide River Counseling accepts a variety of insurance plans including: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Wellmark, Midlands Choice/Sisco, Optum, United Health Care, and will be accepting Medicaid in the near future.  Call today to verify your details and coverage for your specific plan.

Wide River Counseling can assist you in verifying and understanding your benefits, however, if you have specific questions about your mental health coverage, you are encouraged to call our support staff at (563) 213-5449 .

What Payment is accepted?

Wide River Counseling accepts secure electronic payments, as well as cash, check, and all major credit cards. Please speak to your therapist for more information.

What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel at least 24 hours beforehand. Otherwise, you may be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.

patient forms

To streamline your first appointment, please feel free to download, print and complete our patient forms in advance.



To make an appointment call (573) 239-6960  or contact us by sending a message.


(573) 239-6960
2728 Asbury Suite 320
Dubuque, IA 52001


Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Wide River Counseling

Mental and Health Counseling & Education Center
962 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
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