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.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 373-4866
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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 Jamie Allen, Counselor
Counselor, MS, (t)LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 500-5880
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
Photo of Myriah Brookhart, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 512-4461
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
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.
Photo of Mardi Barnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 12+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 619-5862
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 12+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
Photo of Alex Albright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 500-5816
Verified

Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Photo of JaCarie Owens, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 444-5993
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Photo of Counseling Associates of Central Iowa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LISW
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 337-0842
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
Photo of JoAnna Scott, Counselor
Counselor, MS, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in identifying areas of concern and working collaboratively in development of a treatment plan that works for them at their particular stage in life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 575-4312
Verified

Des Moines, IA 50313
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in identifying areas of concern and working collaboratively in development of a treatment plan that works for them at their particular stage in life.
Photo of Mosaic Family Counseling Center Inc., Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Des Moines, IA 50310
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 523-0319
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Photo of Ashley Mori, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, IADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 393-6982
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
Photo of Treye Rosenberger, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CRC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50306
Our lives can be busy and filled with daily stress. Sometimes this stress leads us to believe we made the wrong choices when it comes to our relationships, career, etc. Sometimes we begin to doubt our capabilities and we compare our performance to what we see in others or in the media. During times of stress, we can develop unhealthy coping styles. We may begin to isolate, push people away, or make impulsive decisions about our lives. When individuals have additional stressors, these feelings may only become worse.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(319) 281-0470
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50306
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Our lives can be busy and filled with daily stress. Sometimes this stress leads us to believe we made the wrong choices when it comes to our relationships, career, etc. Sometimes we begin to doubt our capabilities and we compare our performance to what we see in others or in the media. During times of stress, we can develop unhealthy coping styles. We may begin to isolate, push people away, or make impulsive decisions about our lives. When individuals have additional stressors, these feelings may only become worse.
Photo of Monica Meier,
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 528-8135

Des Moines, IA 50322
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Photo of Sue Cyr, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
**Sue is not accepting new clients at this time** Kindness. Compassion. Support. How better to start healing? I have been a licensed therapist (LMFT) for over 20 years. I'm also a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I've walked with many individuals, couples and families through difficult times in their lives, celebrated with them when they succeeded and helped them regroup when they needed to keep learning. I draw from my varied therapy training and my rich life experience to provide a safe, supportive environment in which people from age 8-108 are free to grow, heal and move forward in their lives.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 368-8255
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
**Sue is not accepting new clients at this time** Kindness. Compassion. Support. How better to start healing? I have been a licensed therapist (LMFT) for over 20 years. I'm also a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I've walked with many individuals, couples and families through difficult times in their lives, celebrated with them when they succeeded and helped them regroup when they needed to keep learning. I draw from my varied therapy training and my rich life experience to provide a safe, supportive environment in which people from age 8-108 are free to grow, heal and move forward in their lives.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Do you find yourself stuck in a relationship, no matter what you do? Are you feeling disconnected, unattractive, sad or overwhelmed? Are you and your partner disagreeing or distant from each other? Are you and your partner at different levels of sexual desire? Are you having difficulties with sex? Are you facing infidelity or considering divorce? Are you looking for new ways to love yourself more and to have a healthier relationship and sex life? Would you like to know more about successful relationships and sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(360) 979-1604
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Do you find yourself stuck in a relationship, no matter what you do? Are you feeling disconnected, unattractive, sad or overwhelmed? Are you and your partner disagreeing or distant from each other? Are you and your partner at different levels of sexual desire? Are you having difficulties with sex? Are you facing infidelity or considering divorce? Are you looking for new ways to love yourself more and to have a healthier relationship and sex life? Would you like to know more about successful relationships and sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Photo of Kelsi Kennison, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 608-5513
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
Photo of Lars Peterson, LISW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Have you been struggling with anxiety that doesn’t get better? Are relationship issues or work stressors just “too much” right now? Are painful memories making it hard to live the life you want? Whether working in person or via telehealth, my approach is supportive and practical. I begin by listening to ensure I understand your issues. I then tailor my approach to match your situation, values and goals. This may include helping you learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, gain clarity and develop a plan address key work or relationship issues, or help you gain tools to manage strong emotions while healing underlying trauma.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 512-5009
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Have you been struggling with anxiety that doesn’t get better? Are relationship issues or work stressors just “too much” right now? Are painful memories making it hard to live the life you want? Whether working in person or via telehealth, my approach is supportive and practical. I begin by listening to ensure I understand your issues. I then tailor my approach to match your situation, values and goals. This may include helping you learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, gain clarity and develop a plan address key work or relationship issues, or help you gain tools to manage strong emotions while healing underlying trauma.
Photo of Christy J Meyer, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, LMHP, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
My name is Christy Meyer. I have been a therapist for 21 years but my best experience in life is my experience as a mother. I have worked in parent education, I have experience as an adoptive mother and a foster mom. I love working with individuals in life transitions, I have worked with many people who have experienced significant trauma. I teach parenting, communication and train foster parents. I have been part of the first responder mental health community in Des Moines for the past 6 years. I am CISM certified in debriefing of critical incidents.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(402) 720-4518
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
My name is Christy Meyer. I have been a therapist for 21 years but my best experience in life is my experience as a mother. I have worked in parent education, I have experience as an adoptive mother and a foster mom. I love working with individuals in life transitions, I have worked with many people who have experienced significant trauma. I teach parenting, communication and train foster parents. I have been part of the first responder mental health community in Des Moines for the past 6 years. I am CISM certified in debriefing of critical incidents.
Photo of Lynn Moore, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
If you are looking for help then you have some idea of how you would like things in your life to be different. It may be "I want to feel less depressed and more engaged with life." It may be related to eating issues; whether anorexia, bulimia, overeating, or obsession with healthy food. Depression, anxiety and other emotions are so much a part of eating issues and all will prevent you from making the changes you cannot seem to without help. Depression and anxiety in general can keep you from having the life you so desire and life losses can also keep you stuck in the past. We all want to find joy and meaning in our present life.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 320-8747
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
If you are looking for help then you have some idea of how you would like things in your life to be different. It may be "I want to feel less depressed and more engaged with life." It may be related to eating issues; whether anorexia, bulimia, overeating, or obsession with healthy food. Depression, anxiety and other emotions are so much a part of eating issues and all will prevent you from making the changes you cannot seem to without help. Depression and anxiety in general can keep you from having the life you so desire and life losses can also keep you stuck in the past. We all want to find joy and meaning in our present life.
Photo of Gayle Greco, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 454-1685
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Photo of Jennifer Lock Oman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, BCD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50321
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
(515) 375-1033
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50321
Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.

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Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19) Therapists
Adolescence describes the teenage years between 13 and 19 and can be considered the transitional stage from childhood to adulthood. However the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence can start earlier, and it can be a time of both disorientation and discovery. The transitional period can bring up issues of independence and self-identity. Sometimes teens may be experimenting with drugs and alcohol or sexuality. During this time, peer groups and external appearance tend to increase in importance.

For help with adolescents or for a Des Moines adolescent therapist these professionals provide help for adolescent development and adolescent education. They include adolescent therapists in Des Moines, adolescent psychologists, and adolescent counselors. They can help with adolescent behavior, adolescent learning and adolescent discipline.

Des Moines teen Therapists also provide help for troubled teens in Des Moines or troubled teen boys and girls. For parents of out-of-control teens, Des Moines therapists can help with communicating and understanding your teen. And therapists in Des Moines can help with teenager behavior and teen learning issues.

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.