Emily Murphy
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
**Currently full** My passion is working with children, young adults and their families in dealing with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, self-esteem, grief, divorce, parenting concerns, and family conflict. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative journey that involves the entire family. As a therapist it is a privilege to witness this journey and to offer compassion, validation, support, and education along the way. I utilize a wide variety of approaches, including play therapy, when working with clients so that each client gets exactly what they need.
(515) 393-6954
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Des Moines, IA 50322
**Currently full** My passion is working with children, young adults and their families in dealing with a wide array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger management, trauma, self-esteem, grief, divorce, parenting concerns, and family conflict. I believe that the therapeutic process is a collaborative journey that involves the entire family. As a therapist it is a privilege to witness this journey and to offer compassion, validation, support, and education along the way. I utilize a wide variety of approaches, including play therapy, when working with clients so that each client gets exactly what they need.
Susan Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I have had the honor of working with school-age children, teens and adults of all ages. My current clients are typically working on mood disorders (anxiety, depression) or are struggling to adjust to a change in life. I assist parents with parenting concerns and children with school or family worries or challenges. Clients may have questions about their identify, role in life, a job change, or relationships and together we can sort out the details and find a more comfortable way to approach these questions of life.
(515) 373-4783 x4
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I have had the honor of working with school-age children, teens and adults of all ages. My current clients are typically working on mood disorders (anxiety, depression) or are struggling to adjust to a change in life. I assist parents with parenting concerns and children with school or family worries or challenges. Clients may have questions about their identify, role in life, a job change, or relationships and together we can sort out the details and find a more comfortable way to approach these questions of life.
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YESS Hope Hall
PhD
Des Moines, IA 50309
All children, teenagers, families, and adults are welcome at Hope Hall. Whether an individual or family needs help with the common challenges that many face or more complex diagnoses, YESS can help kids, families, and adults find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Our therapists work with children, individuals, and families experiencing a variety of challenges to improve quality of life, begin the healing process, and achieve successes that once seemed out of reach.
(515) 441-7581
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Des Moines, IA 50309
All children, teenagers, families, and adults are welcome at Hope Hall. Whether an individual or family needs help with the common challenges that many face or more complex diagnoses, YESS can help kids, families, and adults find hope for a brighter tomorrow. Our therapists work with children, individuals, and families experiencing a variety of challenges to improve quality of life, begin the healing process, and achieve successes that once seemed out of reach.
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Jessica DeBoom
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
My aim as a therapist is to help you live a rich, full, meaningful life. I do this by creating a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive space where I will assist you in exploring your current challenges and goals, help you clarify what is truly important to you, and provide support and tools to help you work toward the life you most want to live. I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional and binge eating, anger issues, stress, grief/loss, and relationship and family conflict. I work with adults of all ages in individual therapy.
(515) 325-4128
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
My aim as a therapist is to help you live a rich, full, meaningful life. I do this by creating a compassionate, non-judgmental and supportive space where I will assist you in exploring your current challenges and goals, help you clarify what is truly important to you, and provide support and tools to help you work toward the life you most want to live. I have experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, emotional and binge eating, anger issues, stress, grief/loss, and relationship and family conflict. I work with adults of all ages in individual therapy.
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Dr. Morgain Hall, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Des Moines, IA 50314
My clients are adults who feel unable to leave their home due to anxiety, have given up on ever losing weight for the long term, or suffer with fears, shame, or hopelessness.
To make psychotherapy more accessible I use Video Conferencing with HIPPA compliant level of security. For more information about this go to the Zoom website. When you've reached the end of your rope, contact me to find relief in a safe, accepting environment. With over 30 years of professional experience I provide the necessary tools and support to overcome obstacles now and in the future. Also, I recently developed a program to provide smart, long-lasting, natural weight loss. For more information please visit my website, www.drmorgainhall.com. When you are ready for relief, contact me by email at morgain@drmorgainhall.com.
(515) 996-6427
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Des Moines, IA 50314
My clients are adults who feel unable to leave their home due to anxiety, have given up on ever losing weight for the long term, or suffer with fears, shame, or hopelessness.
To make psychotherapy more accessible I use Video Conferencing with HIPPA compliant level of security. For more information about this go to the Zoom website. When you've reached the end of your rope, contact me to find relief in a safe, accepting environment. With over 30 years of professional experience I provide the necessary tools and support to overcome obstacles now and in the future. Also, I recently developed a program to provide smart, long-lasting, natural weight loss. For more information please visit my website, www.drmorgainhall.com. When you are ready for relief, contact me by email at morgain@drmorgainhall.com.
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Susan C Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
(515) 303-1887 x4
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
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Amanda Jaramillo Ayon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed mater social worker (LMSW) offering therapy services to adults and children in my new Des Moines office located near Merle Hay mall area.
(515) 209-3792
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed mater social worker (LMSW) offering therapy services to adults and children in my new Des Moines office located near Merle Hay mall area.
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Erica Krolak
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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.
(515) 864-7239
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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.
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Jamie L. Nelson-Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500 Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am intersted in working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues and life-transitions, couples who are seeking premarital counseling, or are dealing with infidelity or divorce issues, and families experiencing blended family issues or parent/child conflict.
I strive to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore patterns and relational dynamics, while fostering personal insight and change.
(515) 200-1058
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am intersted in working with adults and adolescents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues and life-transitions, couples who are seeking premarital counseling, or are dealing with infidelity or divorce issues, and families experiencing blended family issues or parent/child conflict.
I strive to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore patterns and relational dynamics, while fostering personal insight and change.
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Alli Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of challenges. I especially enjoy working with youth under the age of 10 using play-based interventions. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows children to use toys and other play materials to express their thoughts and feelings. I am currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and have many hours of specialized training in play therapy techniques.
(515) 512-5996
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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.
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Melissa Reyerson-Slifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
(515) 373-4945
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
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Larry Vernoid Jackson
Counselor, MSEd, TLMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
*Immediate openings available during the week and on select Saturdays* Currently ONLY offering telehealth options for clients! Are you a child or adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Do you have learning difficulties in school? Are you an adult seeking to find common ground in your relationships. There is hope, there are solutions, you can make it through this, and I'm here to help. I currently offer a wide range of support for children, adults, or families who have concerns about their emotional, behavioral, or adjustment problems.
(563) 666-6890
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
*Immediate openings available during the week and on select Saturdays* Currently ONLY offering telehealth options for clients! Are you a child or adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Do you have learning difficulties in school? Are you an adult seeking to find common ground in your relationships. There is hope, there are solutions, you can make it through this, and I'm here to help. I currently offer a wide range of support for children, adults, or families who have concerns about their emotional, behavioral, or adjustment problems.
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Kelly LaMotte
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, it is my focus to provide compassion, a safe therapeutic environment, and potential for creating clearer pathways for clients to grow and heal. I support teens (12+) and adults with depression and anxiety/panic disorders as well as traits of grief/loss, eating disorders, difficulties with communicating emotions, low self-esteem, and coping with relationship, family, and work stressors.
(515) 461-7892
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, it is my focus to provide compassion, a safe therapeutic environment, and potential for creating clearer pathways for clients to grow and heal. I support teens (12+) and adults with depression and anxiety/panic disorders as well as traits of grief/loss, eating disorders, difficulties with communicating emotions, low self-esteem, and coping with relationship, family, and work stressors.
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Carol Mensink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping Iowa children, adults and families find their path to hope and healing. I provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental therapy space where they can feel comfortable building the skills they need to thrive and take care of their mental health. Together, we build a treatment plan that works best for them and help clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with a range of clients concerns including Trauma Informed Care, play centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and strength-based therapy. I am trained as an EMDR therapist, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
(515) 325-5806
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I am passionate about helping Iowa children, adults and families find their path to hope and healing. I provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental therapy space where they can feel comfortable building the skills they need to thrive and take care of their mental health. Together, we build a treatment plan that works best for them and help clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with a range of clients concerns including Trauma Informed Care, play centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and strength-based therapy. I am trained as an EMDR therapist, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
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Annie Kramer
Counselor, t-LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Hello! I have earned my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and older adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity, trauma, and life transitions. In session, I like to be interactive and will use traditional talk therapy along with creative methods for communicating. Many people enjoy using arts, crafts, music, and movement in session, so I help foster an environment that helps people feel safe enough to express themselves through these modalities. I am currently accepting new clients and look forward to getting to know you!
(515) 454-2209
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Hello! I have earned my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and older adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity, trauma, and life transitions. In session, I like to be interactive and will use traditional talk therapy along with creative methods for communicating. Many people enjoy using arts, crafts, music, and movement in session, so I help foster an environment that helps people feel safe enough to express themselves through these modalities. I am currently accepting new clients and look forward to getting to know you!
Andrew Scott Doty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
(515) 255-8399
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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Tony J Raymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
Offers online therapy
In counseling, I help adults see their world differently and build strong, loving relationships.
Not currently accepting new clients at this time. I am happy to help you connect with others. Is it difficult to feel close to your child because of defiance, emotional outbursts, or behavioral struggles? Have you tried therapy before, but the therapist didn’t seem to understand you? My approach to counseling for adults and play therapy for children is nonjudgmental, supportive, and often fun. I believe interacting with the world through joy and humor lets us build healing connections with others. I have 11 years of experience helping families of kids ages 2-12 with skill building to become confident, peaceful, and connected.
(515) 303-2026
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Offers online therapy
In counseling, I help adults see their world differently and build strong, loving relationships.
Not currently accepting new clients at this time. I am happy to help you connect with others. Is it difficult to feel close to your child because of defiance, emotional outbursts, or behavioral struggles? Have you tried therapy before, but the therapist didn’t seem to understand you? My approach to counseling for adults and play therapy for children is nonjudgmental, supportive, and often fun. I believe interacting with the world through joy and humor lets us build healing connections with others. I have 11 years of experience helping families of kids ages 2-12 with skill building to become confident, peaceful, and connected.
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Ellaine Watkins
Counselor, MS, LMHCt, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
***Not accepting new clients*** I have worked in mental health for the past 8 years and have experience with working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression during the 5 years I worked with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams. I have experience with school based counseling and have worked with children and adolescents with adjustment disorders, ADHD, ODD, and transition issues with home or school settings.
(515) 585-8409
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
***Not accepting new clients*** I have worked in mental health for the past 8 years and have experience with working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression during the 5 years I worked with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams. I have experience with school based counseling and have worked with children and adolescents with adjustment disorders, ADHD, ODD, and transition issues with home or school settings.
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Amy Beth Lapham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have been providing therapy for children (age 8 and up), adolescents and adults since 1995 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I have specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse causing emotional distress/ negative impact on many levels of a person and their families life.
(218) 451-5035
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have been providing therapy for children (age 8 and up), adolescents and adults since 1995 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I have specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse causing emotional distress/ negative impact on many levels of a person and their families life.
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Carter DeVary
Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more.
(515) 393-6791
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more.

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