Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Female
(515) 373-4866
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Female
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Photo of Julie Mertz, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Female
(515) 519-3467
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Female
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Photo of Hope Hugghins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* I offer a calm, welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment to help clients reach their full potential. My first focus with clients is building a trusting relationship and getting to know you as a whole individual as I feel this contributes to the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in making the changes you want in your life to help improve the overall quality. We will work together to create specific and attainable goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.
Female
(515) 497-9861
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Female
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* I offer a calm, welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment to help clients reach their full potential. My first focus with clients is building a trusting relationship and getting to know you as a whole individual as I feel this contributes to the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in making the changes you want in your life to help improve the overall quality. We will work together to create specific and attainable goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.
Photo of Amber E Lonsdale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Female
(605) 250-6809
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Female
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Photo of Erica Krolak, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Female
(515) 864-7239
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
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.
Photo of Jasmin C Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
Female
(515) 316-2039
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Female
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.
Photo of Petrina D Leitz (Formerly Jones), Marriage & Family Therapist
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.
Female
(515) 373-8127
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Female
"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.
Photo of JaCarie Owens, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Female
(515) 444-5993
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Photo of Amy J. Ugulini Pals, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Female
(515) 393-4137
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Female
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Photo of Caitie Taylor, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC-T Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Female
(515) 368-9942
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Photo of Naomi E Bloom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Female
(515) 346-6929
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Female
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Photo of Amy M Tiefenthaler, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50325
Serving Children and Families in the Des Moines Area for over 9 years. Specializing in Youth, Adolescent ages, and pre/post natal parenting.
Female
(515) 361-7309
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50325
Female
Serving Children and Families in the Des Moines Area for over 9 years. Specializing in Youth, Adolescent ages, and pre/post natal parenting.
Photo of Cheryl Garland, Counselor
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
Female
(515) 808-2218
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
Photo of Transformational Arts LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMHC, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Female
(515) 320-8567
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
Female
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Photo of Flourishing Engagements, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
I enjoy mending families and relationships. I enjoy working with children, helping them to overcome difficult situations, communicate their emotions and needs, healing from trauma, and developing their goals. I enjoy helping those struggling with mental illness fight through their symptoms, realize their worth, and push them over that mountain to what they want to accomplish. I enjoy working with people like you. We all have problems, we all go through tough times. Let me help you get through your current struggle.
Female
(515) 474-7293
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Female
I enjoy mending families and relationships. I enjoy working with children, helping them to overcome difficult situations, communicate their emotions and needs, healing from trauma, and developing their goals. I enjoy helping those struggling with mental illness fight through their symptoms, realize their worth, and push them over that mountain to what they want to accomplish. I enjoy working with people like you. We all have problems, we all go through tough times. Let me help you get through your current struggle.
Photo of Monica Meier,
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Female
(515) 528-8135

Des Moines, IA 50322
Female
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Photo of Jennifer Sand Canales, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I believe therapy is a way to develop a secure connection that can be rare in everyday life. Developing this connection allows one a space to express authentically what may have been hidden or not heard. Within the safety of this space, real change can begin to occur. So often we believe that it is by applying willpower to an issue that we can instigate change, and are left feeling defeated in the end. In therapy, we get the chance to take these moments of defeat and transform them. We can reorganize, reorient, gain hope, and live more satisfying lives.
Female
(515) 532-5047
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
I believe therapy is a way to develop a secure connection that can be rare in everyday life. Developing this connection allows one a space to express authentically what may have been hidden or not heard. Within the safety of this space, real change can begin to occur. So often we believe that it is by applying willpower to an issue that we can instigate change, and are left feeling defeated in the end. In therapy, we get the chance to take these moments of defeat and transform them. We can reorganize, reorient, gain hope, and live more satisfying lives.
Photo of Trisha Crabbs, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
Female
(515) 505-1961
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
Photo of Real Connections Counseling, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, M Litt Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
We are couples counselors. Couple after couple have worked with us for- and beyond difficult transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, infidelity, infertility, loss, confusion and getting that "lovin' feelin'" back! We use methods like Relational Life Therapy, Gottman and conflict resolution. We even use play therapy with couples! But here's the most exciting piece of us - we do something that has proven to be remarkably successful. Co-Counseling. We’re a married couple that counsels you together! Co-counseling reduces bias, and better ensures that you will be heard, respected, and understood. Doesn't that sound great?
Female
(515) 346-6075
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Female
We are couples counselors. Couple after couple have worked with us for- and beyond difficult transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, infidelity, infertility, loss, confusion and getting that "lovin' feelin'" back! We use methods like Relational Life Therapy, Gottman and conflict resolution. We even use play therapy with couples! But here's the most exciting piece of us - we do something that has proven to be remarkably successful. Co-Counseling. We’re a married couple that counsels you together! Co-counseling reduces bias, and better ensures that you will be heard, respected, and understood. Doesn't that sound great?
Photo of Lauren Wright Therapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves.
Female
(515) 523-6379
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Female
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves.

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Female Therapists
This is a listing of female Therapists, or providers who are female or women, rather than Therapists who specialize in helping female clients or women.

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. 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.