MS, T-LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
"Our lives unfortunately don’t come with a handbook or guidelines to prepare us for our struggles and obstacles that will face in life. However, we have the opportunity to write our own handbook and create new chapters in our lives. Your story is never over, it is just beginning. Therapy is a great way to start building your journey to self exploration and healing. Therapy helps people that are struggling increase knowledge and improve their quality of life that we all deserve. Let’s get started with creating a life that feels good on the inside and not one that just looks good on the outside."
(515) 444-5838
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"Our lives unfortunately don’t come with a handbook or guidelines to prepare us for our struggles and obstacles that will face in life. However, we have the opportunity to write our own handbook and create new chapters in our lives. Your story is never over, it is just beginning. Therapy is a great way to start building your journey to self exploration and healing. Therapy helps people that are struggling increase knowledge and improve their quality of life that we all deserve. Let’s get started with creating a life that feels good on the inside and not one that just looks good on the outside."
Hayden Finch, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified by Psychology Today
"Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back. A better quality of life is possible. "
(515) 444-5813
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"Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back. A better quality of life is possible. "
Jacob Stastny, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with adults, adolescents, teens, and families in order to address a wide array of issues. I believe in providing a safe, open, and relaxed environment sprinkled with a dash of goofiness, in order to build an effective helping relationship and to address life's challenges."
(515) 523-5948
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"I work with adults, adolescents, teens, and families in order to address a wide array of issues. I believe in providing a safe, open, and relaxed environment sprinkled with a dash of goofiness, in order to build an effective helping relationship and to address life's challenges."
Alli Conrad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of challenges. I especially enjoy working with youth under the age of 10 using play-based interventions. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows children to use toys and other play materials to express their thoughts and feelings. I am currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and have many hours of specialized training in play therapy techniques."
(515) 512-5996
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"I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of challenges. I especially enjoy working with youth under the age of 10 using play-based interventions. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows children to use toys and other play materials to express their thoughts and feelings. I am currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and have many hours of specialized training in play therapy techniques."
Rena Olsen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am passionate about coming alongside individuals, families, and couples from all walks of life to work through difficult feelings and life situations. I believe that clients are the experts on themselves, and approaches therapy as a learner and a partner. I strive to work with clients to help them gain new insights and skills to resolve concerns and instill hope for the future. I am willing to work as hard as my clients to help them achieve whatever goals they set for themselves and believe that a positive relationship between therapist and client is key to reaching those goals successfully. "
(515) 454-1319
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"I am passionate about coming alongside individuals, families, and couples from all walks of life to work through difficult feelings and life situations. I believe that clients are the experts on themselves, and approaches therapy as a learner and a partner. I strive to work with clients to help them gain new insights and skills to resolve concerns and instill hope for the future. I am willing to work as hard as my clients to help them achieve whatever goals they set for themselves and believe that a positive relationship between therapist and client is key to reaching those goals successfully. "
Nan King, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
"I provide a personalized approach tailored to each persons needs to help you attain the personal growth you desire. Most people experience difficulties at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing problems, there is hope. Counseling provides a safe, warm, supportive relationship where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings, find support, and learn new strategies for coping with situations and emotions. My desire is to work with you to develop new patterns in your life that can lead to healthier coping skills, increased confidence, and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in your life."
(515) 778-4440
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"I provide a personalized approach tailored to each persons needs to help you attain the personal growth you desire. Most people experience difficulties at some point in their lives. If you are experiencing problems, there is hope. Counseling provides a safe, warm, supportive relationship where you can openly share your thoughts and feelings, find support, and learn new strategies for coping with situations and emotions. My desire is to work with you to develop new patterns in your life that can lead to healthier coping skills, increased confidence, and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in your life."
Gabby Archibald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPTS
Verified by Psychology Today
" I believe in meeting a client where they are in life and using a compassionate and caring approach and the technique that works the best for their personal needs. I see a wide range of clients from young children through adults, with a variety of needs including adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, adolescent sexual offending and trauma. I have been trained in Trauma Focused CBT, play therapy, and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) among other therapeutic approaches. "
(515) 606-1774
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" I believe in meeting a client where they are in life and using a compassionate and caring approach and the technique that works the best for their personal needs. I see a wide range of clients from young children through adults, with a variety of needs including adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, adolescent sexual offending and trauma. I have been trained in Trauma Focused CBT, play therapy, and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) among other therapeutic approaches. "
Brian L Bentley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 25 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety. "
(515) 393-2774
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"I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 25 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety. "
Ashley R Boisen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management."
(515) 512-5104
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"I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management."
YESS Hope Hall,
"All children, teenagers, families, and adults are welcome at Hope Hall. Whether an individual or family needs help with the common challenges that many face or more complex diagnoses, YESS can help kids, families, and adults find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Our therapists work with children, individuals, and families experiencing a variety of challenges to improve quality of life, begin the healing process, and achieve successes that once seemed out of reach."
(515) 441-7581
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"All children, teenagers, families, and adults are welcome at Hope Hall. Whether an individual or family needs help with the common challenges that many face or more complex diagnoses, YESS can help kids, families, and adults find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Our therapists work with children, individuals, and families experiencing a variety of challenges to improve quality of life, begin the healing process, and achieve successes that once seemed out of reach."
Melissa Reyerson-Slifer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with individuals, children, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I work with children, families, adults, and couples. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice."
(515) 373-4945
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"I work with individuals, children, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I work with children, families, adults, and couples. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice."
Amber Runkel, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety."
(515) 523-5900
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"I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety."
Chris Sherrod, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, L.M.S.W
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with adolescents, adults, and families to help them meet their goals and address life’s challenges. I believe in embracing every opportunity to use creativity, humor, and a strengths-based approach to help clients reach their full potential. My clinical training in family centered theory and practice was completed at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. Additionally, I have studied social and emotional learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Scheduling sessions is typically quick and convenient. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!"
(515) 325-4264
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"I work with adolescents, adults, and families to help them meet their goals and address life’s challenges. I believe in embracing every opportunity to use creativity, humor, and a strengths-based approach to help clients reach their full potential. My clinical training in family centered theory and practice was completed at the University of Iowa School of Social Work. Additionally, I have studied social and emotional learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Scheduling sessions is typically quick and convenient. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!"
Wendy L Solawetz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system creates insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption. Individual, couples and families grow when working together."
(515) 512-5022
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"We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system creates insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption. Individual, couples and families grow when working together."
Nese Larsen, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I graduated from Aurora University in Illinois in 2008 with an MSW (Masters in Social Work). I have experience with child-centered play therapy through my work in early intervention and treatment for autism spectrum disorder and children with disabilities. I incorporate the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) framework as well as integrative health practices such as mindfulness techniques and yoga through my work in school-based and mental health counseling. I use a strengths-based perspective with families addressing the rewards and challenges of parenting. Play is how children process the world, and I love using play to heal."
(515) 375-1125 x5093
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"I graduated from Aurora University in Illinois in 2008 with an MSW (Masters in Social Work). I have experience with child-centered play therapy through my work in early intervention and treatment for autism spectrum disorder and children with disabilities. I incorporate the CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) framework as well as integrative health practices such as mindfulness techniques and yoga through my work in school-based and mental health counseling. I use a strengths-based perspective with families addressing the rewards and challenges of parenting. Play is how children process the world, and I love using play to heal."
Sharon Bandstra, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
"I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with their life stress ,relationship issues, anxiety challenges, grief and loss, and trauma. I look at the patterns of emotional reactivity in your self and your family, assist in learning to be more objective when faced with problems, take responsibility for yourself in your life. Focusing on issues in a nonthreatening and neutral environment. I have extensive training in Family Systems. I have been practicing for over 35 years . ."
(515) 996-4406
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"I work with individuals, couples and families dealing with their life stress ,relationship issues, anxiety challenges, grief and loss, and trauma. I look at the patterns of emotional reactivity in your self and your family, assist in learning to be more objective when faced with problems, take responsibility for yourself in your life. Focusing on issues in a nonthreatening and neutral environment. I have extensive training in Family Systems. I have been practicing for over 35 years . ."
Myriah Brookhart, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow and I am passionate in creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences so they can live more satisfying and healthier lives. I work with clients to reduce feelings of disconnection while increasing safe and secure attachment with those around them. When working with couples and families, I utilize an emotionally focused approach which I have training in and continue to train in. I look forward to helping couples, families and individuals thrive, create change, gain resilience and flexibility."
(515) 512-4461
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"It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow and I am passionate in creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences so they can live more satisfying and healthier lives. I work with clients to reduce feelings of disconnection while increasing safe and secure attachment with those around them. When working with couples and families, I utilize an emotionally focused approach which I have training in and continue to train in. I look forward to helping couples, families and individuals thrive, create change, gain resilience and flexibility."
Carter DeVary, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more."
(515) 393-6791
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"I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more."
Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
"Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large. "
(515) 421-9313
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"Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large. "
Jessica DeBoom, Counselor
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
"**PRACTICE FULL, NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**My aim as a therapist is to help you live a rich, full, meaningful life. I do this by creating a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive space where I will assist you in exploring your current challenges and goals, help you clarify what is truly important to you, and provide support and tools to help you work toward the life you most want to live. I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional and binge eating, anger issues, stress, grief/loss, and relationship and family conflict. I work with adults of all ages and teens age 16+ in individual therapy. "
(515) 325-4128
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Office is near:
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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"**PRACTICE FULL, NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS**My aim as a therapist is to help you live a rich, full, meaningful life. I do this by creating a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive space where I will assist you in exploring your current challenges and goals, help you clarify what is truly important to you, and provide support and tools to help you work toward the life you most want to live. I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional and binge eating, anger issues, stress, grief/loss, and relationship and family conflict. I work with adults of all ages and teens age 16+ in individual therapy. "

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