Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, LLC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"Call for a free consultation! Thanks for taking the time to learn about my services. If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or are looking for help with co-parenting, look no further. My technique is strength based, solution focused, and shaped from many years of practicing evidence based models. I look forward to helping you find hope that life can be better."
Adoption
(515) 393-2769
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"Call for a free consultation! Thanks for taking the time to learn about my services. If you or your child are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression or are looking for help with co-parenting, look no further. My technique is strength based, solution focused, and shaped from many years of practicing evidence based models. I look forward to helping you find hope that life can be better."
Alicia Rowley, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"I believe one of the biggest factors in creating growth and change begins with the therapeutic relationship. I strive to build a safe environment to give you the comfort and security you need to begin your path to healing. You'll find I use a client centered approach that begins with your needs first. My experience has led me to work with and meet a variety of mental health and addiction needs. I have provided behavioral health services to teens and adults in a residential treatment center and as an outpatient counselor."
Adoption
(515) 346-6997
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"I believe one of the biggest factors in creating growth and change begins with the therapeutic relationship. I strive to build a safe environment to give you the comfort and security you need to begin your path to healing. You'll find I use a client centered approach that begins with your needs first. My experience has led me to work with and meet a variety of mental health and addiction needs. I have provided behavioral health services to teens and adults in a residential treatment center and as an outpatient counselor."
Erin Sawhill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
"Offering evening appointments! My belief, self-care is paramount. It is my goal to assist in all areas of life, in order for you to feel balanced and motivated. Whether struggling at home, school, or work I see my role as assisting you and your important others to identify goals, reflect on barriers, and assist in building resources through your own strengths as well as the supports around you."
Adoption
(515) 393-4057
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Adoption
"Offering evening appointments! My belief, self-care is paramount. It is my goal to assist in all areas of life, in order for you to feel balanced and motivated. Whether struggling at home, school, or work I see my role as assisting you and your important others to identify goals, reflect on barriers, and assist in building resources through your own strengths as well as the supports around you."
Alli Conrad, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"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."
Adoption
(515) 512-5996
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"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."
Shannon Lynne Sandahl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
"I have been providing therapy for children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults since 2000 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse that causes emotional stress and negative impact on the individual's life and families lives. I am an EMDR trained therapist."
Adoption
(515) 420-0357
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Adoption
"I have been providing therapy for children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults since 2000 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse that causes emotional stress and negative impact on the individual's life and families lives. I am an EMDR trained therapist."
Jami L Lacona, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AVAILABLE!! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Are you struggling with trying to find balance in your life? Are you struggling with relationship problems? I offer an intergrative approach to therapy and work well with clients who may be struggling with anxiety or depression. I also feel it is important to explore possible hurts from our past that may be impairing your ability to heal."
Adoption
(515) 497-9409
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"IMMEDIATE OPENINGS AVAILABLE!! Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Are you struggling with trying to find balance in your life? Are you struggling with relationship problems? I offer an intergrative approach to therapy and work well with clients who may be struggling with anxiety or depression. I also feel it is important to explore possible hurts from our past that may be impairing your ability to heal."
LifeWorks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"Inspired by Greg L. Gaul, LISW. LifeWorks was founded in 2000 and provides therapy and other counseling services to clients in Des Moines and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing excellence in the provision of mental health and educational services to the communities of Central Iowa in order to promote healthy relationships and family functioning."
Adoption
(515) 512-5829
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"Inspired by Greg L. Gaul, LISW. LifeWorks was founded in 2000 and provides therapy and other counseling services to clients in Des Moines and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing excellence in the provision of mental health and educational services to the communities of Central Iowa in order to promote healthy relationships and family functioning."
Phuong Nguyen Chastain, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
"Taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own. I have a passion in guiding and supporting those who have the courage to want to take steps to heal emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and completed my art therapy certificate from Grandview University. I have experience using art and play therapy techniques with children, adolescents and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings."
Adoption
(515) 619-6045
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Adoption
"Taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own. I have a passion in guiding and supporting those who have the courage to want to take steps to heal emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and completed my art therapy certificate from Grandview University. I have experience using art and play therapy techniques with children, adolescents and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings."
Jeanne Weakland, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"We have all been through transitions where our sense of wholeness and balance have been in need of healing. For over 20 years, it has been an honor to hold that space for clients as they process life's more challenging issues from abuse, trauma, shame and broken relationships to everyday life stress and self-esteem. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you re-discover your best self. I enjoy working with families, parents, couples and individuals with diverse issues. I offer flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments and welcome the opportunity for our paths to cross!"
Adoption
(515) 608-8631
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"We have all been through transitions where our sense of wholeness and balance have been in need of healing. For over 20 years, it has been an honor to hold that space for clients as they process life's more challenging issues from abuse, trauma, shame and broken relationships to everyday life stress and self-esteem. I look forward to hearing your story and helping you re-discover your best self. I enjoy working with families, parents, couples and individuals with diverse issues. I offer flexible daytime, evening and weekend appointments and welcome the opportunity for our paths to cross!"
Thriving Families Counseling Services, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
"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."
Adoption
(515) 599-3170
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Adoption
"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."
Caron Harbour Wedeking, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
"I believe we cannot live in this world without the help of others to get us through the tough times. In our most stressful times, we can forget that we have strength within us. I take a strength based approach with my clients and help them find the belief in themselves to move forward."
Adoption
(515) 512-4526
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265
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Adoption
"I believe we cannot live in this world without the help of others to get us through the tough times. In our most stressful times, we can forget that we have strength within us. I take a strength based approach with my clients and help them find the belief in themselves to move forward."
Brenda Frizell, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"*No current openings* Is life creating challenges that are difficult to manage? Are current or past painful experiences creating anxiety or depression for you today? Are you struggling with making or adjusting to changes in your life and relationships? Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times and transitions and change often come with difficult feelings of loss. Transitions and change also come with great potential and opportunity for growth as we all have strengths from which to build upon. I would like to help you find more direction, fulfillment and satisfaction in your life and relationships."
Adoption
(515) 650-6547
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"*No current openings* Is life creating challenges that are difficult to manage? Are current or past painful experiences creating anxiety or depression for you today? Are you struggling with making or adjusting to changes in your life and relationships? Life can be challenging and overwhelming at times and transitions and change often come with difficult feelings of loss. Transitions and change also come with great potential and opportunity for growth as we all have strengths from which to build upon. I would like to help you find more direction, fulfillment and satisfaction in your life and relationships."
Emily A Sanders, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"I believe that It takes great strength and courage to ask for help and I would be honored to help you (or your children) find more fulfillment and happiness in life. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and have experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I engage in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological assessment. I believe the range of experiences enables me to more fully understand the individual needs of each client I work with."
Adoption
(515) 393-4084
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"I believe that It takes great strength and courage to ask for help and I would be honored to help you (or your children) find more fulfillment and happiness in life. I am a licensed Clinical Psychologist and have experience with children, adolescents, and adults. I engage in individual, couples, and family therapy as well as psychological assessment. I believe the range of experiences enables me to more fully understand the individual needs of each client I work with."
Marcy Shrum, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"My first priority when meeting with you is creating a relationship that is grounded in mutual respect and positive regard so you can address the real issues that are affecting your quality of life. I will help you establish reasonable goals to guide you to become your best self. I have worked with individuals who have experienced adverse life experiences which can impact ones ability to live in the moment. I ask 'what happened to you?', not 'what is wrong with you?'. Addressing negative experiences can increase understanding of how patterns of maladaptive coping developed, therefore creating room for change."
Adoption
(515) 599-3439
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"My first priority when meeting with you is creating a relationship that is grounded in mutual respect and positive regard so you can address the real issues that are affecting your quality of life. I will help you establish reasonable goals to guide you to become your best self. I have worked with individuals who have experienced adverse life experiences which can impact ones ability to live in the moment. I ask 'what happened to you?', not 'what is wrong with you?'. Addressing negative experiences can increase understanding of how patterns of maladaptive coping developed, therefore creating room for change."
Lindsey Olsen, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired goals. I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a type of therapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and/or emotional distress that can result from disturbing life experiences. I also work with clients experiencing somatic (body) issues from traumatic experiences. Additionally, I work with couples experiencing relational issues."
Adoption
(515) 505-1833
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"Hello! I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am passionate about working with individuals, couples, and families to meet their desired goals. I have a special interest in working with clients who have experienced trauma and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I am a certified therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR is a type of therapy that enables people to heal from symptoms and/or emotional distress that can result from disturbing life experiences. I also work with clients experiencing somatic (body) issues from traumatic experiences. Additionally, I work with couples experiencing relational issues."
Gabby Archibald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPTS
Verified by Psychology Today
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
" 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. "
Adoption
(515) 606-1774
Verified
Office is near:
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
" 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. "
Madi Musson, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, ATR-BC, LMFT
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"NO CURRENT OPENINGS. Specializations: Individuals (age 6+) and relationships experiencing loss & grief, trauma, gender & sexual diversity, relational concerns, and/or anxiety! "
Adoption
(515) 393-6967
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"NO CURRENT OPENINGS. Specializations: Individuals (age 6+) and relationships experiencing loss & grief, trauma, gender & sexual diversity, relational concerns, and/or anxiety! "
Cassie Welsh, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"Saturday availability. Sliding fee available. Life can throw many things our way, it is important to know we don't have to navigate those areas on our own. I work with people who have concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, or other life stressors. My practice is client-centered, meaning my goal is to meet you where you are help you achieve the changes you would like to see. We are all individuals, and the steps to positive change is different for each of us. "
Adoption
(515) 420-1968
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Adoption
"Saturday availability. Sliding fee available. Life can throw many things our way, it is important to know we don't have to navigate those areas on our own. I work with people who have concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, or other life stressors. My practice is client-centered, meaning my goal is to meet you where you are help you achieve the changes you would like to see. We are all individuals, and the steps to positive change is different for each of us. "
Travis Semmens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"I enjoy working with children, teens, families, and adults to help them solve their problems. I have been working as a therapist since 2008, and worked with children at a residential campus for the six years prior to that. I love finding solutions and watching people blossom and thrive when they are no longer burdened by their personal struggles. "
Adoption
(515) 497-8972
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"I enjoy working with children, teens, families, and adults to help them solve their problems. I have been working as a therapist since 2008, and worked with children at a residential campus for the six years prior to that. I love finding solutions and watching people blossom and thrive when they are no longer burdened by their personal struggles. "
Joseli Alves-Dunkerson Lmft, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, MS, MBA, MPH
Verified by Psychology Today
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
"I am a relationship and sex therapist specialized in improving relationships, intimacy and sexual health. I work with couples and adults from a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds, including faith-based and secular. I also work with teens interested in learning more about themselves, relationships and basic sex education. As a sex therapist, I am certified by AASECT, the leading association in the country with the higher standards for the specialty. My work includes in-person and/or online sessions, and I lead workshops for teens, individuals and couples. "
Adoption
(360) 979-1604
Verified
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
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Adoption
"I am a relationship and sex therapist specialized in improving relationships, intimacy and sexual health. I work with couples and adults from a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds, including faith-based and secular. I also work with teens interested in learning more about themselves, relationships and basic sex education. As a sex therapist, I am certified by AASECT, the leading association in the country with the higher standards for the specialty. My work includes in-person and/or online sessions, and I lead workshops for teens, individuals and couples. "

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If you're looking for adoption counseling in West Des Moines or help with an adoption in West Des Moines or for a West Des Moines adoption therapist, these professionals provide adoption support and adoption counseling. They include adoption therapists, adoption psychologists and adoption counselors in West Des Moines. They can help you coping with adoption in West Des Moines, they can support adopting families and provide child counseling for the adopted child (or adopted children) or foster child (or foster children).

They provide West Des Moines family counseling for the adoption process, understanding of international adoption and help for adoptive kids, adopted children and adoptive families.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in West Des Moines are able to work with a wide range of issues.

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