Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Danielle L Sodergren
Counselor, LMHC, IAADC, RPT
Verified
My goal is to help clients gain understanding and insight into the underlying causes of thoughts and behaviors that may no longer serve them. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, using a number of different evidence based therapeutic techniques tailored to meet the individual needs of each of my clients.
(515) 602-7766 
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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Greg Allen Fuqua
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC
Verified
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am not currently taking new clients and referrals. I work with clients 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, neurodiversity, ADHD, 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
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Joel Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with children, teens, and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, issues related to drug and alcohol use, behavioral problems, relationship issues, self harm, suicidality, and questions regarding gender and sexual orientation. I find it most helpful to discuss your goals for therapy and your hopes and aspirations from the start, as well as to explore the challenges which have led you to this place in life, in order to help you create a path toward the life that you seek. It is through recognizing your strengths that you begin to feel more confident in addressing the challenges you face
(515) 209-3676 
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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Whitney A Custer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Are you looking for someone who understands the complexity of substance use disorders coupled with mental health? I place great focus on creating a safe, nonjudgmental space to unpack struggle. I believe that positive rapport between client and therapist is paramount to the therapy model and commit to placing that at high value in our work together.
(515) 293-6583 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Nina Pressman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Life can be really hard. Whether you are dealing with emotions you have always had or new ones brought about by life changes or trauma, I welcome you to come work through them together. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with. I am a non-judgmental listener who can help you figure out the best way to sort through whatever you are dealing with. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives.
(515) 212-7930 
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
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Liz Kist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
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
Not accepting new clients
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Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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
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Heather Pickart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
***Not accepting new clients.*** My greatest passion lies in helping others to find a greater connection within themselves. As a therapist, my goal is to empower you to align with your highest authentic self and to enhance your overall well-being and health. I believe that each person has within them a profound ability to heal and change. I enjoy creating and holding a space for clients to explore, connect, and listen to the answers that are already present. I can guide you in finding a place of wisdom within yourself so you can harness that wisdom to make profound changes.
(319) 320-1918 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Synergy Clinical Services, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
The Oxford Dictionary defines Synergy as "the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects." At Synergy Clinical Services we believe in the power of relationships. Our skilled team of behavioral health professionals is committed to serving children, adolescents, adults, couples and families within central Iowa. Our clinic offers a safe, supportive and affirming approach to help individuals work through important issues utilizing a strength-based approach to help individuals reach their full potential and live the life they envision for themselves.
(515) 608-5507 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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Jim Hanson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
Hi. My name is Dr. Jim Hanson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with individuals and couples. My main approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which means that we will focus on the role thoughts and behaviors play in psychological functioning and well-being. For couples counseling, I prefer the Gottman method, pioneered by John and Julie Gottman. The counseling relationship is very important and I believe that this therapeutic relationship must include trust, mutual respect and empathy. As your therapist, this relationship will allow us to work together to foster positive growth and development.
(515) 446-7273 
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Des Moines, IA 50316
Offers online therapy
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Lance Andersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Telehealth and face-to-face sessions available. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who enjoys working with teens, adults and couples on whatever issues they are confronting. No matter where you are on your journey in life I will meet you there and help you get closer to where you want to be. I can help with finding understanding for difficult situations or physical illnesses, confronting isolation, grief and depression. I will work to learn your personal experience to collectively gain new perspectives.
(515) 303-3323 
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
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Hilary Johnson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Immediate openings for new clients. My name is Hilary Johnson and I am a licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC). Making the decision to come to therapy is not an easy one whether it is for you or your child. I am here to help by providing a safe, compassionate, and judgement free space. As a client centered therapist my goal is to focus on you and what you need out of therapy. I specialize in children (age 10 and up), teens, and young adults who have experienced trauma in their life. I also specialize in the LGBTQIA population, as an identified therapist.
(515) 375-5576 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Shannon Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
7/14/22-Currently Accepting New Clients. I believe that when we are seen, accepted, understood and celebrated for who we are that is where healing can begin. To have someone see and honor all the parts of ourselves and our lives is empowering. Sometimes life feels like more than we can handle. It helps to have a space to unload and explore everything that you’re experiencing.
(515) 375-9271 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Hayden Finch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
*ONLINE THERAPIST* Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back.
(515) 444-5813 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Emily M Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
My name is Emily M Johnson (she/her), and as a licensed social worker (LMSW), I have over ten years of experience working with adults and families in affordable housing and healthcare. I believe in the dignity of each person and treating others with kindness and compassion. I work to collaborate with clients and believe that every client is the expert on themselves and their needs and that I am here to support and guide you within your current experiences. Working from a strengths-based perspective, I value working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
(515) 237-5045 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
Lance Carl Connelly
Pre-Licensed Professional, TLMHC
Verified
I believe I am right for the Counseling field. I believe that my life and work experiences have given me the compassion needed. I'm passionate about helping others work through life's challenges. I believe we all have the ability to identify, recognize, and seek change to better ourselves. I find fulfillment when client's overcome circumstances and change thinking patterns.
(515) 454-1784 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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Callie Brass
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Therapy is an opportunity to build connections within yourself, your personal relationships, community, and faith. My philosophy is that you are whole, possessing all of the tools that you need in order to execute your desired change. My role as a therapist is to help connect you to your inner strengths, beliefs, and values to enhance your life experience and achieve your goals. I am currently am working with individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors that include: life transtions, academic or vocational stressors, grief and loss, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and trauma.
(515) 454-5421 
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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Emily Crabtree
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Life can be overwhelming sometimes and reaching out for help can feel difficult, so I am happy you are here. My name is Emily Crabtree and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I graduated from University of Northern Iowa with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I work with individuals from 14 years old to adults, as well as couples. I have experience working with issues including: depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, life transitions, grief, among others.
 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Kristin Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
My work is to support individuals and families facing challenges that stem from co-occurring mental health, developmental, and cognitive disabilities. I believe in partnering with you to offer individualized services that serve to enhance overall independence, resilience, and wellbeing. We will work together collaboratively, connecting and integrating both mind, body, and spirit to heal, grow, develop, and acquire new skills. I specialize in working with individuals and families to decrease maladaptive behavior and build regulation, social, and safety skills. My approach is non-judgmental, playful, educational, and supportive.
(515) 297-7646 
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Offers online therapy
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Megan Wych
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Do you feel like you've tried everything, and for whatever reason, it is just not 'clicking'? Has your child's personality has shifted? Do you recognize struggles where there have not been any? Are you uncertain about what to do next and afraid that whatever this is, it might get worse? You might not have the words to describe what's really going on, or maybe you're left second-guessing your thoughts, your feelings, or your purpose.
(515) 303-4119 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Des Moines are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Des Moines then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Des Moines, or Child Psychologists in Des Moines.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Des Moines psychologists specializing in EMDR.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Des Moines specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.