Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Whitney Anderson
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
***Unfortunately, I am NOT accepting new clients*** My name is Whitney Anderson (she/her) and I am a T-LMHC providing individual & family therapy with Affinity Therapy & Counseling. My passion is helping children, adolescents, teens & families reach their full potential by making sure they have the tools they need to be successful. I am happy to accompany you or your child in your journey in dealing with varying issues which could include, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, anger management, struggles at school, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, divorce, family conflict, etc.
(515) 375-7987 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
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Jason Stark
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CRC
Verified
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.
(515) 361-3714 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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Alicia Peña
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Please note: Currently, I have no openings. 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,
(515) 608-8892 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
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
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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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Pat Petersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
If you are ready for change in your life, therapy is a great catalyst! I am an experienced and competent Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Des Moines, Iowa. I am trained as an EMDR therapist and Sandplay® therapy. Now I am also a facilitator of SoulCollage® which is another creative expression to work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
(515) 474-7551 
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Waitlist for new clients
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Kenlyn Gordon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Hello! My name is Kenlyn, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I feel my role is to walk alongside you as you come to deeply know yourself and heal from the inside out. A strength of mine is facilitating a safe, open space to address pain, emotional distress, life difficulties, relational concerns, and any other areas we determine are important in enhancing emotional balance and well-being. My approach is collaborative and enthusiastic, and I find such meaning in helping you feel deeply known, valued, and understood. Start today in creating the life you want.
(515) 361-7515 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Psychology Iowa
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Evenings and weekend hours are available for your convenience. I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start:
(515) 361-3007 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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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
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Phuong N. Chastain
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, RPT
Verified
Taking that first step to healing is a step you don't have to take on your own. I have a passion in guiding and supporting those who have the courage to want to take steps to heal emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. I have my Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Drake University and completed my art therapy certificate from Grandview University. I have experience using art and play therapy techniques with children, adolescents and young adults in both inpatient and outpatient therapy settings.
(515) 619-6045 
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Offers online therapy
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Amy J Muell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
When you make a decision to begin therapy for yourself or a loved one, you are making a decision to be brave. I believe that for a person to heal and move beyond their struggle, they must first have a sense of safety and connection. Together, we will develop a path of treatment that leads you too feeling more balanced.
(515) 531-5795 
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
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Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents and adults to help work through most things life throws our way. I use a combination of evidence based treatments, compassion and humor to help find your best self. I have been in the field for over 15 years across various settings working with people who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, foster care/adoption concerns and general life stress.
(515) 346-6870 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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Dr. Morgain Hall, PLLC
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
To make psychotherapy more accessible I use Video Conferencing with HIPPA compliant level of security. For more information about this go to the Zoom website. When you've reached the end of your rope, contact me to find relief in a safe, accepting environment. With over 30 years of professional experience I provide the necessary tools and support to overcome obstacles now and in the future. Also, I recently developed a program to provide smart, long-lasting, natural weight loss. For more information please visit my website, www.drmorgainhall.com. When you are ready for relief, contact me by email at morgain@drmorgainhall.com.
(515) 996-6427 
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Des Moines, IA 50314
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Nicole Holmberg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
My clients are middle-aged millennials and Gen Xers who are dissatisfied with the rhythm of their lives but may not know what to change or how to go about changing. They are high achieving but think they aren’t “good enough.” They feel overwhelmed and stressed. My clients put others' needs ahead of their own, which often means they don’t have energy left to care for themselves. Many feel lonely even if they have friends and loved ones in their lives. My clients long for self-acceptance and an internal sense of grounded confidence and worthiness. I'm a queer psychologist, and many of my clients are also part of the LGBTQ+ community.
 
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
Susan Houts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
During my years in practice, I have noticed that many people feel like they are living their lives the way others would like them to live. This can create or contribute to depression, anxiety, and a general feeling of disconnection from oneself. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, childhood or recent trauma, or sexuality issues, my work is dedicated to helping you find your most authentic voice so that you can create the life that you've always wanted to live.
(515) 599-3231 
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Colyn Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified
I am an approachable therapist with a down to earth style. My goal is to provide a setting that is welcoming and safe for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. I strive to help my clients overcome the unique difficulties they are working through using an empathetic and compassionate approach.
(515) 715-4332 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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Melissa Steenhoven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Seeking to make changes in your life for a better tomorrow? I have been helping people to make these changes for over 20 years by offering a safe and accepting environment and starting with where you are at in the change process. I believe that by making small changes in one's life, we can start on the path of making life more fulfilling and closer to the life that you want to live.
(515) 393-6906 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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Ellie Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
My name is Ellie Jones (she, her), and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am currently working alongside a dedicated behavioral health team at Children & Families of Iowa. My therapeutic approach is client-centered, and I work from a systemic, narrative perspective. I appreciate hearing stories about your life and how you got to where you are today. It’s my goal to listen to these stories and find patterns, examine different dynamics, explore past and current challenges, and use those to encourage positive, healthy change.
(515) 209-3824 
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Des Moines, IA 50314
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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Annie Kramer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Hello! I have earned my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I enjoy working with teenagers, adults, and older adults on issues related to depression, anxiety, grief and loss, identity, trauma, and life transitions. In session, I like to be interactive and will use traditional talk therapy along with creative methods for communicating. Many people enjoy using arts, crafts, music, and movement in session, so I help foster an environment that helps people feel safe enough to express themselves through these modalities.
(515) 454-2209 
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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.