Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Photo of Julie Mertz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 519-3467
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Photo of William F Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Are you looking for support in order to achieve the kind of life you envision? Maybe you are struggling to succeed in one of life's domains including socially, work, school, or family relationships. We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you or your family member. The warm and supportive environment in our office helps clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, ADHD (adult and children), job stress and other life stressors.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 599-3170
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Are you looking for support in order to achieve the kind of life you envision? Maybe you are struggling to succeed in one of life's domains including socially, work, school, or family relationships. We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you or your family member. The warm and supportive environment in our office helps clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, ADHD (adult and children), job stress and other life stressors.
Photo of Erica Krolak, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 864-7239
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
Photo of Dustin F Baker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 517-2497
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
Photo of Jennifer Sand Canales, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I believe therapy is a way to develop a secure connection that can be rare in everyday life. Developing this connection allows one a space to express authentically what may have been hidden or not heard. Within the safety of this space, real change can begin to occur. So often we believe that it is by applying willpower to an issue that we can instigate change, and are left feeling defeated in the end. In therapy, we get the chance to take these moments of defeat and transform them. We can reorganize, reorient, gain hope, and live more satisfying lives.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 532-5047
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I believe therapy is a way to develop a secure connection that can be rare in everyday life. Developing this connection allows one a space to express authentically what may have been hidden or not heard. Within the safety of this space, real change can begin to occur. So often we believe that it is by applying willpower to an issue that we can instigate change, and are left feeling defeated in the end. In therapy, we get the chance to take these moments of defeat and transform them. We can reorganize, reorient, gain hope, and live more satisfying lives.
Photo of Trisha Crabbs, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 505-1961
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
Photo of Lauren Wright Therapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 523-6379
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves.
Photo of Melinda Richter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
No current availability. Would you like to experience more joy and meaning in life? Feeling stuck in the same old unworkable patterns? Maybe you feel like an imposter, barely holding it together on the inside. Or maybe things have already fallen apart despite your best efforts. Why continue to struggle alone? Life is hard enough, but for some people it’s even harder because of depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic illness. Maybe you think you don’t even have a good reason for feeling as you do. This is common and understandable. Don't let it stop you from taking action to feel better. You don't need an "excuse" to come to therapy.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 517-1985
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
No current availability. Would you like to experience more joy and meaning in life? Feeling stuck in the same old unworkable patterns? Maybe you feel like an imposter, barely holding it together on the inside. Or maybe things have already fallen apart despite your best efforts. Why continue to struggle alone? Life is hard enough, but for some people it’s even harder because of depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic illness. Maybe you think you don’t even have a good reason for feeling as you do. This is common and understandable. Don't let it stop you from taking action to feel better. You don't need an "excuse" to come to therapy.
Photo of Mary Hepburn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 436-4635
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
Photo of Greg Allen Fuqua, Counselor
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 316-2460
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
Photo of Julia Villalta, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMCH, CADC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
I believe that every person has the potential for growth and self-actualization, regardless of age, background, or beliefs. We are part of the same world but are impacted differently by people, environments, and life in general. Often, these factors are accompanied by trauma, tragic losses, unhealthy relationships, and sometimes addictions, which negatively influences a person’s ability to live a balanced life and experience positive emotions. I am devoted to helping individuals achieve their full potential. With reverence and unconditional positive regard, I meet each person where they’re at with empathy and compassion.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 373-5728
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I believe that every person has the potential for growth and self-actualization, regardless of age, background, or beliefs. We are part of the same world but are impacted differently by people, environments, and life in general. Often, these factors are accompanied by trauma, tragic losses, unhealthy relationships, and sometimes addictions, which negatively influences a person’s ability to live a balanced life and experience positive emotions. I am devoted to helping individuals achieve their full potential. With reverence and unconditional positive regard, I meet each person where they’re at with empathy and compassion.
Photo of Shelly Stewart-Sandusky, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 346-6974
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Feeling stuck and in need of support? We are here to help you. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, relationship problems, or in need to strengthen your sex life, we have the expertise to help you make healthy decisions. We are dedicated to create with you a new chapter in your life. What are your life goals? What is missing in your life? What are looking for? We can provide you with several tools and strategies to get unstuck and to envision a different life. As humans, we are always evolving. We just need the right support to get us where we want.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 518-1472
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Feeling stuck and in need of support? We are here to help you. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, addiction, relationship problems, or in need to strengthen your sex life, we have the expertise to help you make healthy decisions. We are dedicated to create with you a new chapter in your life. What are your life goals? What is missing in your life? What are looking for? We can provide you with several tools and strategies to get unstuck and to envision a different life. As humans, we are always evolving. We just need the right support to get us where we want.
Photo of Susin Bredice, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy you will have a safe and judgement free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and build on them to assist you in meeting your well being needs. Whether you are struggling to overcome an incident or event, wanting to make specific changes in your life, or looking to improve your overall quality of life and feel better about yourself, we will work together.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 512-4658
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy you will have a safe and judgement free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and build on them to assist you in meeting your well being needs. Whether you are struggling to overcome an incident or event, wanting to make specific changes in your life, or looking to improve your overall quality of life and feel better about yourself, we will work together.
Photo of Jim Wilwerding, Counselor
Counselor, MDiv, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of the strengths of the client and your place in life.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 599-3255
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I know that the choice to begin counseling can often be a difficult one. Congratulations on taking the first step toward having the kind of life you want for yourself! I look forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to you on that journey. My areas of interest/specialty include all aspects of mental health counseling for adults, adolescents, and families in the areas of depression, anxiety, addictions, co-occuring disorders, codependency and spirituality. I draw upon diverse resources to approach the counseling process from the perspective of the strengths of the client and your place in life.
Photo of Emily Smith, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
My wish is to help you find peace of mind and balance in your life. My approach is compassionate and engaging. My areas of expertise include anxiety, OCD, depression, stress management, emotional overeating, and chronic pain. We can work together to resolve relationship issues with your loved ones, manage problems you may be facing at work, or navigate through any challenges life happens to bring you.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 393-2806
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
My wish is to help you find peace of mind and balance in your life. My approach is compassionate and engaging. My areas of expertise include anxiety, OCD, depression, stress management, emotional overeating, and chronic pain. We can work together to resolve relationship issues with your loved ones, manage problems you may be facing at work, or navigate through any challenges life happens to bring you.
Photo of Ann Latham, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
I feel it is a privilege to meet with people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to seek professional input regarding their personal situations. I work with children, adolescents, families, and individual adults to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, stress, family issues, learning difficulties, life transitions, and parenting.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 497-2119
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
I feel it is a privilege to meet with people of all ages and backgrounds who are willing to seek professional input regarding their personal situations. I work with children, adolescents, families, and individual adults to address a variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, autism, stress, family issues, learning difficulties, life transitions, and parenting.
Photo of Barbara Petersen-Fox, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Are you feeling frustrated and stressed with your relationships or your job? Are you experiencing transitions that are causing you anxiety or feelings of depression? My goal is to help you find clarity and develop positive behavior changes, so that you can lead a more fulfilling life. We will meet in a safe, supportive, and constructive atmosphere and examine all aspects of your self: psychological, biological, social, and spiritual. You will develop new perspectives, insights, and effective strategies to improve your life and overcome obstacles that have gotten in your way.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 619-6544
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
Are you feeling frustrated and stressed with your relationships or your job? Are you experiencing transitions that are causing you anxiety or feelings of depression? My goal is to help you find clarity and develop positive behavior changes, so that you can lead a more fulfilling life. We will meet in a safe, supportive, and constructive atmosphere and examine all aspects of your self: psychological, biological, social, and spiritual. You will develop new perspectives, insights, and effective strategies to improve your life and overcome obstacles that have gotten in your way.
Photo of Courtney Clippert-Treadwell, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
It's an honor and privilege to work with clients during, what might be, some of their most difficult moments in life. I find it rewarding to hear each client's story, help clients embrace their strengths, recognize personal resiliency factors, and feel more empowered. My approach is collaborative and integrative. I strive to create an affirming environment and atmosphere of safety, trust, and acceptance. Also, it's essential for me to understand client's worldview and cultural identities. I believe that a safe, supportive, and caring therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the change process.
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
(515) 575-9482
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
It's an honor and privilege to work with clients during, what might be, some of their most difficult moments in life. I find it rewarding to hear each client's story, help clients embrace their strengths, recognize personal resiliency factors, and feel more empowered. My approach is collaborative and integrative. I strive to create an affirming environment and atmosphere of safety, trust, and acceptance. Also, it's essential for me to understand client's worldview and cultural identities. I believe that a safe, supportive, and caring therapeutic relationship is an integral part of the change process.

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Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) Therapists
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT is a form of mindfulness based therapy, theorizing that greater well-being can be attained by overcoming negative thoughts and feelings. Essentially, ACT looks at your character traits and behaviors to assist you in reducing avoidant coping styles. ACT also addresses your commitment to making changes, and what to do about it when you can't stick to your goals.

If you're looking for ACT therapy in Des Moines or for a Des Moines ACT therapist these professionals provide acceptance and commitment therapy, ACT group therapy, ACT therapy, and acceptance commitment therapy. They include ACT therapists, ACT psychologists, ACT psychotherapists and ACT counselors.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Des Moines are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Des Moines

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Des Moines you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Des Moines and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Des Moines or family therapy in Des Moines.