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,
Family Counseling
(515) 608-8892
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Family Counseling
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,
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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.
Family Counseling
(515) 441-7581
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 512-5104
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
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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Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 461-7892
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Family Counseling
(515) 523-5900
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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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.
Family Counseling
(515) 517-2953
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Family Counseling
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
*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.
Family Counseling
(515) 373-4945
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
*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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LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
Family Counseling
(515) 500-2619
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
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Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
Family Counseling
(515) 800-2101
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Family Counseling
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT Verified
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 393-6791
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500 Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 200-1058
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
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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Counselor, MS, LMHC, CRC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I believe the first step to all healing and change is to desire something different. The fact that you are considering counseling is a good sign. I would be honored to hear your story and be involved in your journey.
Family Counseling
(515) 361-3714
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Family Counseling
I believe the first step to all healing and change is to desire something different. The fact that you are considering counseling is a good sign. I would be honored to hear your story and be involved in your journey.
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Counselor, MA, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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!
Family Counseling
(515) 316-2460
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
Family Counseling
(515) 436-4635
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 505-7147
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Family Counseling
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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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.
Family Counseling
(515) 585-1160
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Family Counseling
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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Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
The Beverly Center for Trauma Therapy, PLLC provides services to the community using a neutrality in counseling philosophy, meeting you where you are in your beliefs. We strongly feel that all people have the right to make their own choices and encourage clients to make choices that will promote their mental health in alignment with their own personal beliefs. You have the right to receive non bias counseling services and maintain dignity as an individual. We do not discriminate, judge or try to influence the decisions made by our clients, but rather explore the outcomes to decisions that will bring the most positive effect.
Family Counseling
(515) 303-3516 x101
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
The Beverly Center for Trauma Therapy, PLLC provides services to the community using a neutrality in counseling philosophy, meeting you where you are in your beliefs. We strongly feel that all people have the right to make their own choices and encourage clients to make choices that will promote their mental health in alignment with their own personal beliefs. You have the right to receive non bias counseling services and maintain dignity as an individual. We do not discriminate, judge or try to influence the decisions made by our clients, but rather explore the outcomes to decisions that will bring the most positive effect.
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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.
Family Counseling
(515) 500-5880
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Family Counseling
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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Counselor, MA, LMHC, RPT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
Family Counseling
(515) 217-6983
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Family Counseling
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Cassandra received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She then received her Master's of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Cassandra has 6+ years experience in assisting youth and families with trauma/PTSD, attachment concerns, emotional and relationship discord, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and impulse control. Cassandra has experience working in residential therapeutic agencies with adolescents and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based approaches.
Family Counseling
(515) 305-3568
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family Counseling
Cassandra received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She then received her Master's of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Cassandra has 6+ years experience in assisting youth and families with trauma/PTSD, attachment concerns, emotional and relationship discord, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and impulse control. Cassandra has experience working in residential therapeutic agencies with adolescents and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based approaches.

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Family Counseling Therapists
If you're looking for family counseling in Des Moines or for a Des Moines family counselor these professionals provide family counseling services, marriage family counseling services and Christian family counseling services. They include child family counselors.

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