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Gryphan Lott Counseling, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I believe we are all products of our experiences. I am a trauma focused, strengths based clinical social worker who is passionate about walking alongside my clients and helping them to identify their strengths to use in overcoming life difficulties and improving their future by reaching their personal goals.
I believe we are all products of our experiences. I am a trauma focused, strengths based clinical social worker who is passionate about walking alongside my clients and helping them to identify their strengths to use in overcoming life difficulties and improving their future by reaching their personal goals.
(515) 420-1365 View (515) 420-1365
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Jackie Dehner
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
(515) 461-8010 View (515) 461-8010
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Jillian McGuinness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning appointments, starting at 5am.
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning appointments, starting at 5am.
(815) 785-0216 View (815) 785-0216
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Lisa Talerico
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy in a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful where my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. My goal is to promote positive and lasting changes for my clients by helping them to develop insight and providing them with real tools and coping skills. I strive to help my clients to feel good about themselves, their relationships, and their place in this world. I conduct secure online video sessions, or telehealth psychotherapy services. Telehealth psychotherapy allows my clients to participate in therapy in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
I am a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy in a safe, nonjudgmental, and respectful where my clients are able to work through their difficult issues. My goal is to promote positive and lasting changes for my clients by helping them to develop insight and providing them with real tools and coping skills. I strive to help my clients to feel good about themselves, their relationships, and their place in this world. I conduct secure online video sessions, or telehealth psychotherapy services. Telehealth psychotherapy allows my clients to participate in therapy in the comfort and convenience of their own home.
(786) 244-7347 View (786) 244-7347
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Amy J. Ugulini Pals
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Not accepting new clients
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
(515) 393-4137 View (515) 393-4137
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Dustin Daugherty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
Waitlist for new clients
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or a trauma that you just can't seem to "get over", give me a call. These are all areas that I love helping people overcome. I have over 10 years of clinical experience working in the mental health profession. I specialize in working through family problems with individuals and their families. I believe in empowering people to successfully discharge from therapy and take back control of their lives.
If you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or a trauma that you just can't seem to "get over", give me a call. These are all areas that I love helping people overcome. I have over 10 years of clinical experience working in the mental health profession. I specialize in working through family problems with individuals and their families. I believe in empowering people to successfully discharge from therapy and take back control of their lives.
(515) 604-8046 View (515) 604-8046
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Carlos Canales
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
I believe therapy is a way to enrich life in general, to enhance the enjoyable, and to understand and move through the painful. I think life is better in supportive company and that is why I am a therapist. I am fascinated with the multilayer complexity of life; in integrating the mind, body, heart, and spirit, as well as the richness of people and culture. I enjoy building connections with clients and exploring what brought them to therapy, how their history informs their present situation, and how needs and emotions are communicated. In essence, I’m thoughtful about how life is experienced, assimilated, digested and observed.
I believe therapy is a way to enrich life in general, to enhance the enjoyable, and to understand and move through the painful. I think life is better in supportive company and that is why I am a therapist. I am fascinated with the multilayer complexity of life; in integrating the mind, body, heart, and spirit, as well as the richness of people and culture. I enjoy building connections with clients and exploring what brought them to therapy, how their history informs their present situation, and how needs and emotions are communicated. In essence, I’m thoughtful about how life is experienced, assimilated, digested and observed.
(515) 393-2921 View (515) 393-2921
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Ashley Paulson
Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Hello! I am Ashley Paulson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska. I offer online therapy to children, teens, and adults. I focus on helping those struggling with stress, anxiety, self-worth, parenting, trauma, and behavioral issues in children. I generally help people let go of what's holding them back. I often work with people on managing and reducing stress or anxiety, processing trauma or past experiences, building self-worth/self-esteem, becoming the parent they want to be, and helping parents increase cooperation at home through connection.
Hello! I am Ashley Paulson, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Iowa and Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska. I offer online therapy to children, teens, and adults. I focus on helping those struggling with stress, anxiety, self-worth, parenting, trauma, and behavioral issues in children. I generally help people let go of what's holding them back. I often work with people on managing and reducing stress or anxiety, processing trauma or past experiences, building self-worth/self-esteem, becoming the parent they want to be, and helping parents increase cooperation at home through connection.
(319) 253-2103 View (319) 253-2103
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Kevin D West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
I specialize working with adults and children (ages 8 to 17) with a focus in the areas of anxiety, anger control, parenting, ADHD, relationships and depression. Everyone has points in their lives where they may question themselves or have to deal with difficult situations they may, or may not, have been expecting. I want to help people find ways to help them realize their potential. I work with clients by exploring and educating them about the strengths they already have and how they can be a force for positive change.
I specialize working with adults and children (ages 8 to 17) with a focus in the areas of anxiety, anger control, parenting, ADHD, relationships and depression. Everyone has points in their lives where they may question themselves or have to deal with difficult situations they may, or may not, have been expecting. I want to help people find ways to help them realize their potential. I work with clients by exploring and educating them about the strengths they already have and how they can be a force for positive change.
(515) 219-4912 View (515) 219-4912
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Ashley Nupp
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing the unconditional positive regard that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I am particularly passionate about assisting clients in finding and addressing the root cause of their present-day symptoms and relationship cycles, and I enjoy working with attachment concerns in adults, teens, and couples. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence.
We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing the unconditional positive regard that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I am particularly passionate about assisting clients in finding and addressing the root cause of their present-day symptoms and relationship cycles, and I enjoy working with attachment concerns in adults, teens, and couples. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence.
(515) 493-7968 View (515) 493-7968
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Dave Cunitz
Counselor, MS, tLMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
My approach as a therapist is to walk alongside clients as they discover their path forward. In every client interaction, my intention is to extend empathy, act genuinely, and offer an accepting environment where clients can feel comfortable and safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. Through the process of therapy, I seek to help clients gain clarity about their current situation, understand what their desired state looks like, and identify the steps they can take to bring about the change they desire.
My approach as a therapist is to walk alongside clients as they discover their path forward. In every client interaction, my intention is to extend empathy, act genuinely, and offer an accepting environment where clients can feel comfortable and safe to explore their thoughts and feelings. Through the process of therapy, I seek to help clients gain clarity about their current situation, understand what their desired state looks like, and identify the steps they can take to bring about the change they desire.
(515) 481-5274 View (515) 481-5274
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Reilly Goodale
MS, tLMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Welcome, I am a tLMHC at Goldfinch Counseling in Windsor Heights, IA. Mental health is something that I am so passionate about and I believe that every individual deserves a space to be heard, validated, and supported. My mission is to convey an inclusive, innovative, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment for all clients. I would love to get to know you and see if we would be a good fit for this journey together.
Welcome, I am a tLMHC at Goldfinch Counseling in Windsor Heights, IA. Mental health is something that I am so passionate about and I believe that every individual deserves a space to be heard, validated, and supported. My mission is to convey an inclusive, innovative, non-judgmental, and compassionate environment for all clients. I would love to get to know you and see if we would be a good fit for this journey together.
(515) 517-1949 View (515) 517-1949
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Brandy Stephen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Not accepting new clients
We all make our own way through life's journey and encounter hardships, and while these circumstances are temporary their impact influences us for a lifetime. If anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment/change or other struggles are interfering with your life, therapy may help you become more self-aware, to learn to love and accept yourself, enhance relationships, and improve your overall quality and functioning in life. I have a passion for helping people navigate life's struggles and assist them toward realizing their goals; I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection.
We all make our own way through life's journey and encounter hardships, and while these circumstances are temporary their impact influences us for a lifetime. If anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment/change or other struggles are interfering with your life, therapy may help you become more self-aware, to learn to love and accept yourself, enhance relationships, and improve your overall quality and functioning in life. I have a passion for helping people navigate life's struggles and assist them toward realizing their goals; I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection.
(515) 585-1160 View (515) 585-1160
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
Taking new clients. I offer telehealth and in person sessions. Feeling stuck in same unhealthy situations and relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. I provide a nonjudgmental environment to work on your issues. I am experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, spirituality, and family issues of parenting, caretaking, LGBTQA issues, adoption, infertility. First I listen to your life situation, then give homework, and then build on your strengths so you can reach your life goals.
Taking new clients. I offer telehealth and in person sessions. Feeling stuck in same unhealthy situations and relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. I provide a nonjudgmental environment to work on your issues. I am experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, spirituality, and family issues of parenting, caretaking, LGBTQA issues, adoption, infertility. First I listen to your life situation, then give homework, and then build on your strengths so you can reach your life goals.
(515) 517-2953 View (515) 517-2953
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Kim Willyard Stires
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
Accepting new adult clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. Evening hours available! Sessions with me are via video, so it's flexible & you can attend from comfort of your own space.
Accepting new adult clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. Evening hours available! Sessions with me are via video, so it's flexible & you can attend from comfort of your own space.
(551) 210-4915 View (551) 210-4915
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Women's Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Do you need someone to talk to about your family, job, or relationships? Are you struggling with loss, abuse or harassment in the recent or distant past? Do you feel misunderstood or question your identity or direction in life? Do you feel like life has handed you some lemons? If this sounds like you, I offer confidential mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families in a private 1857 farmhouse set on a nature sanctuary. I strive to provide a safe space for survivors, LGBTQ, and people from diverse racial, ethnic religious and spiritual backgrounds. Naturally, diversity is celebrated here.
Do you need someone to talk to about your family, job, or relationships? Are you struggling with loss, abuse or harassment in the recent or distant past? Do you feel misunderstood or question your identity or direction in life? Do you feel like life has handed you some lemons? If this sounds like you, I offer confidential mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families in a private 1857 farmhouse set on a nature sanctuary. I strive to provide a safe space for survivors, LGBTQ, and people from diverse racial, ethnic religious and spiritual backgrounds. Naturally, diversity is celebrated here.
(515) 422-4003 View (515) 422-4003
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Elizabeth B Schroeder
MA, TLMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
Serving individuals of all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults of all ages. I look forward to working with you and helping you address the challenges you may be facing with anxiety, depression, and other unresolved stresses and struggles of life. As your therapist, I will work to create a space for you to feel free to express yourself without judgment, in a safe protective environment. You will set the pace as we journey together to a deeper understanding of yourself and in the pursuit of living in the moment as your true self.
Serving individuals of all backgrounds, faiths and walks of life. I specialize in working with teenagers and adults of all ages. I look forward to working with you and helping you address the challenges you may be facing with anxiety, depression, and other unresolved stresses and struggles of life. As your therapist, I will work to create a space for you to feel free to express yourself without judgment, in a safe protective environment. You will set the pace as we journey together to a deeper understanding of yourself and in the pursuit of living in the moment as your true self.
(515) 303-4903 View (515) 303-4903
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Madison Flattery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Maddy, your local mental health provider, born and raised here in the state of Iowa. Let's navigate the journey to wellness together. Whether you're tackling anxiety, stress, trauma or just need an objective ear, I'm here for you. Let's break down barriers and build a happier, healthier you!
Hi! I'm Maddy, your local mental health provider, born and raised here in the state of Iowa. Let's navigate the journey to wellness together. Whether you're tackling anxiety, stress, trauma or just need an objective ear, I'm here for you. Let's break down barriers and build a happier, healthier you!
(515) 585-8380 View (515) 585-8380
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Jessica Aldrich
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
I believe we are all capable of growth & change. We have the power within ourselves to make the changes necessary to live life to its fullest. At times, we need help with achieving & maintaining these changes. Mental health therapy can help by promoting growth & helping find the strengths one already has within them. At Tranquility Counseling, I will support you with learning those strengths & develop new skills to promote growth & change with a new sense of confidence. I believe one can build this confidence with the support in a safe, comfortable environment & strong therapeutic relationship.
I believe we are all capable of growth & change. We have the power within ourselves to make the changes necessary to live life to its fullest. At times, we need help with achieving & maintaining these changes. Mental health therapy can help by promoting growth & helping find the strengths one already has within them. At Tranquility Counseling, I will support you with learning those strengths & develop new skills to promote growth & change with a new sense of confidence. I believe one can build this confidence with the support in a safe, comfortable environment & strong therapeutic relationship.
(515) 631-5519 View (515) 631-5519

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How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in 50317

10+

Average cost per session

$122

Therapists in 50317 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
95% Depression
89% Trauma and PTSD
84% Grief
79% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% BlueCross and BlueShield
76% Wellmark BCBS
59% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in 50317 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in 50317?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.