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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

Heather Joy Thomas

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
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Des Moines, IA 50316
Not accepting new clients
Let's Connect (515) 854-0559
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Welcome! My name is Heather Thomas, and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) with over 18 years of experience in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Currently, I serve as the Director of Counseling at Grand View University, where I provide short-term therapy services, oversee internship programming, and actively contribute to various committees including the Peer Wellness, Behavior Intervention Team, and DEI committee. I have a rich background working as a Therapist, Director, and Regional Director in community mental health, substance use, and crisis services.
My treatment approach is rooted in evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing, tailored to meet the unique needs of adults from diverse life experiences. I would be honored to work together with you.
Call or email today for an appointment.
Call or Heather Joy Thomas now for a free 15 minute consultation - (515) 854-0559

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Principles Counseling Group, LLC

Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 854-0559
I offer virtual therapy. Nights and weekends may be available, please call or email.
I accept insurance 
Therapy is a welcoming and supportive experience. I'd love to meet you.
Heather Joy Thomas
Let's Connect (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Principles Counseling Group, LLC

Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 854-0559
I offer virtual therapy. Nights and weekends may be available, please call or email.
I accept insurance 
Therapy is a welcoming and supportive experience. I'd love to meet you.
Heather Joy Thomas

Finances

Fees

  • Pay by American Express, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Wellmark BCBS
  • Wellpoint | Amerigroup
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (515) 854-0559
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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (515) 854-0559
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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of Iowa / 06743 Heather Joy Thomas
  • In Practice for 18 Years
  • Certificate from Iowa Board of Certification CADC/09072
  • Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, MSW, Graduated 2006
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (515) 854-0559
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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (515) 854-0559
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Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Gambling
  • Hoarding
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
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I work with individuals with diverse experiences and needs. My personal views are influenced by my Christian faith, which guides my practice in being open and affirming to all views, faiths, and perspectives, welcoming everyone just as they are. Treatment moves at the speed and in the direction, you want it too.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
"
I work with individuals with diverse experiences and needs. My personal views are influenced by my Christian faith, which guides my practice in being open and affirming to all views, faiths, and perspectives, welcoming everyone just as they are. Treatment moves at the speed and in the direction, you want it too.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC

Location

Primary Location

Principles Counseling Group, LLC

Des Moines, IA 50316

(515) 854-0559
"
I offer virtual therapy. Nights and weekends may be available, please call or email.
Call for a free consultation now - (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC
"
I offer virtual therapy. Nights and weekends may be available, please call or email.
Call for a free consultation now - (515) 854-0559
Photo of Heather Joy Thomas, LISW, CADC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Heather Joy Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CADC