Shelly Stewart-Sandusky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
(515) 346-6974
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
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Jennifer Haidar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MS, MEd Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk alongside of individuals and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I utilize several therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, art and walking therapy. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own strengths and resiliency to heal and grow.
(515) 206-8307
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk alongside of individuals and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I utilize several therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, art and walking therapy. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own strengths and resiliency to heal and grow.
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Liz Kist
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training for couples therapy.
***Currently not accepting new clients*** Starting therapy can be nerve racking, but courageous! My purpose as a counselor is to support you along the path to making positive changes in your life. It is not uncommon to feel stuck at times. I offer encouragement, hope, understanding, and added tools to assist you in achieving your goals.
(515) 523-5920
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have also completed Gottman Level 1 training for couples therapy.
***Currently not accepting new clients*** Starting therapy can be nerve racking, but courageous! My purpose as a counselor is to support you along the path to making positive changes in your life. It is not uncommon to feel stuck at times. I offer encouragement, hope, understanding, and added tools to assist you in achieving your goals.
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Sharaine Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have years of experiences in the addictions field and has a passion for working with couples and those with sexual health and therapy needs.
Are you feeling lost? Alone? Misunderstood? Do you ever wish that you could just talk to someone and they not only understand how you feel, but also allow you to be yourself? If you are looking for someone to listen, to understand, to support and push you necessary, then my hope is that I can help you. My clinical areas of interest and expertise include: addictions (gambling, gaming, drugs and alcohol, sex), anxiety, depression, sexual health and human sexuality, attachment issues, LGBTQIA+ and relationship and premarital/marital issues. If any of this sounds familiar, I may be speaking directly to you.
(515) 375-1488
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I have years of experiences in the addictions field and has a passion for working with couples and those with sexual health and therapy needs.
Are you feeling lost? Alone? Misunderstood? Do you ever wish that you could just talk to someone and they not only understand how you feel, but also allow you to be yourself? If you are looking for someone to listen, to understand, to support and push you necessary, then my hope is that I can help you. My clinical areas of interest and expertise include: addictions (gambling, gaming, drugs and alcohol, sex), anxiety, depression, sexual health and human sexuality, attachment issues, LGBTQIA+ and relationship and premarital/marital issues. If any of this sounds familiar, I may be speaking directly to you.
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Mariah Jane Andreasen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals ages 13 and older and with couples.
I like to incorporate my creative spirit into therapy and I believe people of all ages can increase their self-awareness and express their feelings through movement. I utilize a multifaceted approach to achieve mind-body healing. In my therapy practice, I integrate techniques from EMDR, CBT, play therapy, and trauma-responsive yoga. I am passionate about tailoring my approach for each individual and couple, and I strive to make therapy a positive and impactful journey.
(515) 393-4145
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals ages 13 and older and with couples.
I like to incorporate my creative spirit into therapy and I believe people of all ages can increase their self-awareness and express their feelings through movement. I utilize a multifaceted approach to achieve mind-body healing. In my therapy practice, I integrate techniques from EMDR, CBT, play therapy, and trauma-responsive yoga. I am passionate about tailoring my approach for each individual and couple, and I strive to make therapy a positive and impactful journey.
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Jamie L. Nelson-Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500 Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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 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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Ashley (Boisen) Kolbe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management.
(515) 512-5104
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management.
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Greg Allen Fuqua
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
(515) 316-2460
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
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Vincent Kelly
MS, CRC, (T)LMHC 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!
(515) 361-3265
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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!
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Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
(515) 575-4291
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
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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.
Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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!
(515) 981-6980
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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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Wendy L Solawetz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT 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.
(515) 512-5022
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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.
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Andrea 'Andye' Lynn Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I enjoy seeing others reach their goals! I enjoy working with grief and loss issues, DHS involved cases, working with sexual issues and sexual abuse and doing couples therapy.
Sometimes life hurts and we find ourselves feeling alone. Things happen that we just can't explain. The world can sometimes seem cruel and we struggle to find our way. My passion is to empower others and to help them see their worth. I offer a caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what is in your heart. Take that first step with me and we can find the answers together. I am here when you are ready.
(515) 619-6898
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Des Moines, IA 50310
I enjoy seeing others reach their goals! I enjoy working with grief and loss issues, DHS involved cases, working with sexual issues and sexual abuse and doing couples therapy.
Sometimes life hurts and we find ourselves feeling alone. Things happen that we just can't explain. The world can sometimes seem cruel and we struggle to find our way. My passion is to empower others and to help them see their worth. I offer a caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what is in your heart. Take that first step with me and we can find the answers together. I am here when you are ready.
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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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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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Andrea Vignovich
Counselor, MA, LMHC, RPT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I am able to offer a variety of counseling modalities such as Individual therapy, group counseling, couples counseling, parent-child counseling, play therapy, sports and performance counseling, family therapy, and EMDR.
Hello! My name is Andrea Vignovich (she/her) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). An important part of my therapeutic role is to meet you where you are on your journey toward emotional wellness and stability. I believe empathy, empowerment, and connection can help lead you toward your personal goals. In counseling, it is pivotal to create a safe and open space for you to foster growth and learning in yourself and your goals. Seeking counseling can be scary and challenging, however, it can also be rewarding and its effects are long-lasting. I hope to join you on your journey of growth and emotional wellbeing.
(515) 217-6983
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I am able to offer a variety of counseling modalities such as Individual therapy, group counseling, couples counseling, parent-child counseling, play therapy, sports and performance counseling, family therapy, and EMDR.
Hello! My name is Andrea Vignovich (she/her) and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). An important part of my therapeutic role is to meet you where you are on your journey toward emotional wellness and stability. I believe empathy, empowerment, and connection can help lead you toward your personal goals. In counseling, it is pivotal to create a safe and open space for you to foster growth and learning in yourself and your goals. Seeking counseling can be scary and challenging, however, it can also be rewarding and its effects are long-lasting. I hope to join you on your journey of growth and emotional wellbeing.
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC is a group practice dedicated to serving the mental and emotional health needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Des Moines, IA area.
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC is a group practice dedicated to serving the mental and emotional health needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Des Moines, IA area.
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
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.
(515) 517-2953
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
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.
Marina Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Gottman, Method, EMDR Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
COUPLES: Has it been too long since you felt connected to your partner? Are you and your partner fighting all the time? Has there been a betrayal in the relationship? A lack of intimacy? These are common reasons to seek counseling. My specialty is to identify and address these negative patterns and to replace them with positive patterns so that couples can not only survive, but thrive. When there has been a betrayal (infidelity, for instance), counseling can help couples recover. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist.
(720) 465-8926
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
COUPLES: Has it been too long since you felt connected to your partner? Are you and your partner fighting all the time? Has there been a betrayal in the relationship? A lack of intimacy? These are common reasons to seek counseling. My specialty is to identify and address these negative patterns and to replace them with positive patterns so that couples can not only survive, but thrive. When there has been a betrayal (infidelity, for instance), counseling can help couples recover. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist.

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