Larry Vernoid Jackson
Counselor, MSEd, TLMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
*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.
BIPOC
(563) 666-6890
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
*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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Petrina D Leitz (Formerly Jones)
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman. As a therapist, I want all of my clients to experience the width of life. No life is not without its difficulties and solutions are within your reach.
BIPOC
(515) 373-8127
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
BIPOC
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman. As a therapist, I want all of my clients to experience the width of life. No life is not without its difficulties and solutions are within your reach.
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Sarah L White
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RYT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
I believe anyone can benefit from therapy and interpersonal development, and that no one is immune to struggles. My therapeutic approach is empathic, intuitive, and person-centered, to holistically integrate the mind, body, and spirit.
BIPOC
(515) 320-8174
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
BIPOC
I believe anyone can benefit from therapy and interpersonal development, and that no one is immune to struggles. My therapeutic approach is empathic, intuitive, and person-centered, to holistically integrate the mind, body, and spirit.
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Natalia Indrasari
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MS, LMFT, IADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
At one time or another, we might feel overwhelmed, stuck, unsatisfied with our lives and experience a prolonged sense of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, and anxiousness, which start to prevent us from functioning our daily tasks. We might experience some events in our personal, married or work lives that we may not know how to make sense of, with the resources that we have. We might also start to question the way we cope with our problems, for example, by drinking too much alcohol, abusing prescription medication, using illegal drugs or being aggressive, because they start to harm us or others around us.
BIPOC
(515) 379-8429
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
BIPOC
At one time or another, we might feel overwhelmed, stuck, unsatisfied with our lives and experience a prolonged sense of hopelessness, helplessness, sadness, and anxiousness, which start to prevent us from functioning our daily tasks. We might experience some events in our personal, married or work lives that we may not know how to make sense of, with the resources that we have. We might also start to question the way we cope with our problems, for example, by drinking too much alcohol, abusing prescription medication, using illegal drugs or being aggressive, because they start to harm us or others around us.
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Ronda L Hood
Counselor, IADC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Your life is amazing in so many areas, yet you can’t seem to get your anxiety to step aside and let you live your life to the fullest. You worry, your mind races with directionless thoughts, you’re distracted, and you’re too often irritable. Those awkward moments replay in your head and endless fears play and replay in your head. Then this presents challenges for you and your relationships. Maybe the anxiety is even coming from your relationships. Either way, let me help you come up for air. I know there is a lot on your plate, and these constant struggles with your thoughts, feelings, and moods are the last thing you need.
BIPOC
(515) 608-8034
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
BIPOC
Your life is amazing in so many areas, yet you can’t seem to get your anxiety to step aside and let you live your life to the fullest. You worry, your mind races with directionless thoughts, you’re distracted, and you’re too often irritable. Those awkward moments replay in your head and endless fears play and replay in your head. Then this presents challenges for you and your relationships. Maybe the anxiety is even coming from your relationships. Either way, let me help you come up for air. I know there is a lot on your plate, and these constant struggles with your thoughts, feelings, and moods are the last thing you need.
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Tammera Bibbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
For the past 20 years I have worked with children and families who have been faced with traumas in their lives. I am passionate about helping people move past the difficulties that life has thrown in their paths and move toward living the fullest that life has to offer.
BIPOC
(515) 305-3920
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
BIPOC
For the past 20 years I have worked with children and families who have been faced with traumas in their lives. I am passionate about helping people move past the difficulties that life has thrown in their paths and move toward living the fullest that life has to offer.
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Jamie Allen
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.
BIPOC
(515) 500-5880
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50313
BIPOC
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.
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Mosaic Family Counseling Center Inc.
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, ACS Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I have worked with a full range of ages, races and gender, I am committed to meeting the needs of all clients that come through the door. I believe that we all deserve to be happy and feel capable in life.
BIPOC
(515) 724-8920
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
I have worked with a full range of ages, races and gender, I am committed to meeting the needs of all clients that come through the door. I believe that we all deserve to be happy and feel capable in life.
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Brandy Stephen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
We all make our own way through life's journey and encounter hardships, and while these circumstances are temporary their impact influences us for a lifetime. If anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment/change or other struggles are interfering with your life, therapy may help you become more self-aware, to learn to love and accept yourself, enhance relationships, and improve your overall quality and functioning in life. I have a passion for helping people navigate life's struggles and assist them toward realizing their goals; I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection.
BIPOC
(515) 585-1160
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50313
BIPOC
We all make our own way through life's journey and encounter hardships, and while these circumstances are temporary their impact influences us for a lifetime. If anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment/change or other struggles are interfering with your life, therapy may help you become more self-aware, to learn to love and accept yourself, enhance relationships, and improve your overall quality and functioning in life. I have a passion for helping people navigate life's struggles and assist them toward realizing their goals; I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection.
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Jasmin C Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
BIPOC
(515) 316-2039
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
BIPOC
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
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Wendy L Solawetz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system to create insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption or suffered a pregnancy loss. Individual, couples and families grow when working together.
BIPOC
(515) 512-5022
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
BIPOC
We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system to create insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption or suffered a pregnancy loss. Individual, couples and families grow when working together.
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Lorilei Baker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Our first priority when we meet will be to establish trust and mutual respect in the relationship so that you begin to feel comfortable and safe. Therapy can be a rewarding experience but for many people it can feel daunting and unfamiliar at first. Our initial sessions will be focused on establishing safety. I also believe that clients are best served by helping them to understand their own experiences, strengths and by exploring both positive and traumatic experiences from their past. I take a teaching approach, often providing education about attachment and neuroscience, as clients express interest.
BIPOC
(515) 531-5869
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
Our first priority when we meet will be to establish trust and mutual respect in the relationship so that you begin to feel comfortable and safe. Therapy can be a rewarding experience but for many people it can feel daunting and unfamiliar at first. Our initial sessions will be focused on establishing safety. I also believe that clients are best served by helping them to understand their own experiences, strengths and by exploring both positive and traumatic experiences from their past. I take a teaching approach, often providing education about attachment and neuroscience, as clients express interest.
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Do you feel stuck in the same situations or same kind of unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression, broken trust, or becomes abusive? I provide a comfortable judgement free environment wherever you are on life’s journey. Maybe you are finding it difficult living in the new COVID world, are dealing with trauma, job, addictions, grief, chronic pain, live with mental health issues, have relationship issues of trust, family/parenting/caretaker issues, have cultural and ethnic issues, have spiritual issues. My first priority is listening compassionately, then building on your strengths to deal with your issues.
BIPOC
(515) 517-2953
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
BIPOC
Do you feel stuck in the same situations or same kind of unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression, broken trust, or becomes abusive? I provide a comfortable judgement free environment wherever you are on life’s journey. Maybe you are finding it difficult living in the new COVID world, are dealing with trauma, job, addictions, grief, chronic pain, live with mental health issues, have relationship issues of trust, family/parenting/caretaker issues, have cultural and ethnic issues, have spiritual issues. My first priority is listening compassionately, then building on your strengths to deal with your issues.
Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I use 35 years of direct clinical experience to help in addressing issues that have become obstacles in your life and help you meet your goals in the context of an honest, caring, and direct professional relationship. Individuals, couples/relationships, addictions/substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, aging, sexuality, and sexual 'orientation' issues, as well as family matters are among the range of aspects of people's lives with which I effectively work. Counseling may be brief/problem-oriented, or an extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors. Psychotherapy is my calling!
BIPOC
(515) 981-6980
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
BIPOC
I use 35 years of direct clinical experience to help in addressing issues that have become obstacles in your life and help you meet your goals in the context of an honest, caring, and direct professional relationship. Individuals, couples/relationships, addictions/substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, aging, sexuality, and sexual 'orientation' issues, as well as family matters are among the range of aspects of people's lives with which I effectively work. Counseling may be brief/problem-oriented, or an extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors. Psychotherapy is my calling!
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William F Walker
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.
BIPOC
(515) 599-3170
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
BIPOC
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.
Psychology Iowa
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
BIPOC
(515) 361-3007
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
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Zach Pachol
Counselor, MA, tLMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I have four years of combined work experience in the mental health field involving working with individuals who have been committed to an inpatient psych unit and coordinating care for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. I have experience working with individuals that struggle with severe, chronic, mental health as well as those that are experiencing destress due to situations in their everyday life. As a therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
BIPOC
(515) 454-5747
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
I have four years of combined work experience in the mental health field involving working with individuals who have been committed to an inpatient psych unit and coordinating care for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis. I have experience working with individuals that struggle with severe, chronic, mental health as well as those that are experiencing destress due to situations in their everyday life. As a therapist, I have worked with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples.
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Vincent Kelly
MS, CRC, (T)LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. At times life can be very challenging and keep us from becoming the person we see ourself becoming/being. Those challenges can come in many forms. They can be social, emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. I offer an environment that is peaceful and free of judgement. I am an exceptional listener with 17 yrs of experience working with individuals and families involved in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. You don't have to feel alone, I am here to take the journey with you!
BIPOC
(515) 361-3265
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. At times life can be very challenging and keep us from becoming the person we see ourself becoming/being. Those challenges can come in many forms. They can be social, emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. I offer an environment that is peaceful and free of judgement. I am an exceptional listener with 17 yrs of experience working with individuals and families involved in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. You don't have to feel alone, I am here to take the journey with you!
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Alicia Peña
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
BIPOC
(515) 608-8892
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
Guinnivere Katray Bohnsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
NOW OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
BIPOC
(515) 505-7147
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
BIPOC
NOW OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.

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Therapists in Des Moines are able to work with a wide range of issues and communities, including the BIPOC community in Des Moines. 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.

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