Therapists in Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA

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Lindsay Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
Being a kid is hard sometimes. Being a parent or caregiver can be hard too. Perhaps life has taken an unexpected turn. Maybe the stressors feel too big to handle or things just don’t feel right & you aren’t sure why. Perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your child’s behavior & mood. Loss, trauma, anxiety, relationship concerns, or issues related to adoption, foster care or abuse can leave your child (and you) feeling lost, hopeless, confused, & hurting. Life doesn’t have to feel so hard & you don’t have to figure it out alone. I’m here to walk alongside you & your child with compassion and care as you navigate life’s twists & turns.
Being a kid is hard sometimes. Being a parent or caregiver can be hard too. Perhaps life has taken an unexpected turn. Maybe the stressors feel too big to handle or things just don’t feel right & you aren’t sure why. Perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your child’s behavior & mood. Loss, trauma, anxiety, relationship concerns, or issues related to adoption, foster care or abuse can leave your child (and you) feeling lost, hopeless, confused, & hurting. Life doesn’t have to feel so hard & you don’t have to figure it out alone. I’m here to walk alongside you & your child with compassion and care as you navigate life’s twists & turns.
(515) 517-2420 View (515) 517-2420
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Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 16 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.
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 16 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 View (515) 575-4291
Susan Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
I have had the honor of working with school-age children, teens and adults of all ages. My current clients are typically working on mood disorders (anxiety, depression) or are struggling to adjust to a change in life. I assist parents with parenting concerns and children with school or family worries or challenges. Clients may have questions about their identify, role in life, a job change, or relationships and together we can sort out the details and find a more comfortable way to approach these questions of life.
I have had the honor of working with school-age children, teens and adults of all ages. My current clients are typically working on mood disorders (anxiety, depression) or are struggling to adjust to a change in life. I assist parents with parenting concerns and children with school or family worries or challenges. Clients may have questions about their identify, role in life, a job change, or relationships and together we can sort out the details and find a more comfortable way to approach these questions of life.
(515) 373-4783 x4 View (515) 373-4783 x4
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Erin Moskal
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312  (Online Only)
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Therapy, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My mission is to empower each individual by guiding them along the journey of personal growth and change.
When facing an overwhelming emotional experience, so many people feel lost, isolated and alone. Therapy, first and foremost, is a way to relieve that sense of aloneness and form a trusting, collaborative relationship with someone who accepts you just as you are. My mission is to empower each individual by guiding them along the journey of personal growth and change.
(515) 489-4223 View (515) 489-4223
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Jamie Gilley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
My personality style is welcoming, calm, nonjudgemental but straightforward and funny (maybe mostly to myself!). I believe a positive connection is the foundation to the therapeutic process. Connection facilitates a safe space, builds trust and allows the individual to release troubling thoughts, feelings and trapped emotions in the body. I believe in a mind/body skills approach to healing.
My personality style is welcoming, calm, nonjudgemental but straightforward and funny (maybe mostly to myself!). I believe a positive connection is the foundation to the therapeutic process. Connection facilitates a safe space, builds trust and allows the individual to release troubling thoughts, feelings and trapped emotions in the body. I believe in a mind/body skills approach to healing.
(515) 679-1915 View (515) 679-1915
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Ben Lehl
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Ben is a kind and energetic Licensed Mental Health Counselor! He believes kindness, care and compassion are the foundations for successful therapy. He also feels honest, direct and authentic teamwork adds to positive outcomes. Ben is an EMDR-trained provider who specializes in trauma work, relationship issues, emotional or mood problems including anxiety and depression. He spent several years working in a public/community mental health environment and believes care belongs to every person, and there can be room for laughter and joy in it as well! Ben is a lifelong musician and loves the rock n' roll.
Ben is a kind and energetic Licensed Mental Health Counselor! He believes kindness, care and compassion are the foundations for successful therapy. He also feels honest, direct and authentic teamwork adds to positive outcomes. Ben is an EMDR-trained provider who specializes in trauma work, relationship issues, emotional or mood problems including anxiety and depression. He spent several years working in a public/community mental health environment and believes care belongs to every person, and there can be room for laughter and joy in it as well! Ben is a lifelong musician and loves the rock n' roll.
(515) 972-9484 View (515) 972-9484
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Malay Bouaphakeo - The Radical Advocate
Counselor, tLMHC, CPC, ELI-MP
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
My belief is if we are disconnected with ourselves, we aren't showing up to this world authentically it is impacting our relationships with others and most importantly, ourselves. We allow ourselves to be defined by our experiences we've had and trauma we've endured, we lose a sense of self, leaving us feeling lost and "broken". So I welcome you to get lost with me because I'll be right there with you when you find your way.
My belief is if we are disconnected with ourselves, we aren't showing up to this world authentically it is impacting our relationships with others and most importantly, ourselves. We allow ourselves to be defined by our experiences we've had and trauma we've endured, we lose a sense of self, leaving us feeling lost and "broken". So I welcome you to get lost with me because I'll be right there with you when you find your way.
(515) 882-5514 View (515) 882-5514
Susan Houts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
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 View (515) 599-3231
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Tiffany Thomas-Killam
Counselor, tLMHC, MA, EMDR, RYT, CCPT
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Waitlist for new clients
Full until Oct 24'. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. As a former high school educator, I'm passionate about helping adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and self-esteem issues. I have special interests in working with student athletes, LGBTQ clients, and those in faith transitions. I am also passionate about helping couples reconnect, stop ineffective communication patterns, heal emotional wounds and navigate mismatched values and desires. I use my background as a yoga teacher to incorporate mindfulness and meditation techniques (tantra, metta, spiritual, moving) when these approaches serve the client.
Full until Oct 24'. I work with adolescents, adults and couples. As a former high school educator, I'm passionate about helping adolescents who are experiencing anxiety, stress, and self-esteem issues. I have special interests in working with student athletes, LGBTQ clients, and those in faith transitions. I am also passionate about helping couples reconnect, stop ineffective communication patterns, heal emotional wounds and navigate mismatched values and desires. I use my background as a yoga teacher to incorporate mindfulness and meditation techniques (tantra, metta, spiritual, moving) when these approaches serve the client.
(515) 854-3489 View (515) 854-3489
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Allison Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Are you going through a major change? Do you remember being happy, but it was long ago? Does the anxiety you feel make you avoid doing the things that you used to enjoy? Change is difficult. Loss can be unbearable. These and so many other life challenges are the reasons why people come to therapy. Let's work together. I will help you unpack the load you are carrying through the use of different therapeutic techniques. Allow yourself to accept the help you deserve.
Are you going through a major change? Do you remember being happy, but it was long ago? Does the anxiety you feel make you avoid doing the things that you used to enjoy? Change is difficult. Loss can be unbearable. These and so many other life challenges are the reasons why people come to therapy. Let's work together. I will help you unpack the load you are carrying through the use of different therapeutic techniques. Allow yourself to accept the help you deserve.
(515) 717-7681 View (515) 717-7681
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Nicole Stokes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
It is important to me that I develop a rapport with each client that I encounter. Every client has different issues that need to be addressed. Clients are involved with identifying goals and a treatment plan to address the specific issues clients are experiencing. Some of the treatment modalities I use are strengths-based approach along with CBT to address negative ways of thinking. It is important for me to hold clients accountable for the decisions they make along with empowering them to be the best version of themselves.
It is important to me that I develop a rapport with each client that I encounter. Every client has different issues that need to be addressed. Clients are involved with identifying goals and a treatment plan to address the specific issues clients are experiencing. Some of the treatment modalities I use are strengths-based approach along with CBT to address negative ways of thinking. It is important for me to hold clients accountable for the decisions they make along with empowering them to be the best version of themselves.
(515) 855-6485 View (515) 855-6485
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Jennifer Roberts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
I am currently accepting new clients ages 16+. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds. I have experience working with individuals experiencing trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and homelessness. I have been a Medical Social Worker for 12+ years which provides me a unique perspective when working with individuals experiencing crisis and gives me extensive knowledge regarding medical diagnosis/concerns.
I am currently accepting new clients ages 16+. I enjoy working with people from varied backgrounds. I have experience working with individuals experiencing trauma, grief/loss, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction and homelessness. I have been a Medical Social Worker for 12+ years which provides me a unique perspective when working with individuals experiencing crisis and gives me extensive knowledge regarding medical diagnosis/concerns.
(515) 852-5105 View (515) 852-5105
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Dustin F Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Waitlist for new clients
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
(515) 517-2497 View (515) 517-2497
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Heather Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eighteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with eighteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
(515) 316-6031 View (515) 316-6031
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Kasey Connor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
It takes a lot of courage to seek outside help when you or your family is struggling. If you choose to work with Kasey, the importance of feeling safe and comfortable is understood and is the framework for building trust in the counseling environment. Kasey's hope is that you will feel the support you need to create the changes you would like to see in your life.
It takes a lot of courage to seek outside help when you or your family is struggling. If you choose to work with Kasey, the importance of feeling safe and comfortable is understood and is the framework for building trust in the counseling environment. Kasey's hope is that you will feel the support you need to create the changes you would like to see in your life.
(515) 446-7257 View (515) 446-7257
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Liz Kist
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
Starting counseling can be scary AND courageous! My purpose as a therapist is to support you along the path to making positive changes in your life. It is common to feel stuck sometimes. Counseling offers hope, understanding, and a safe place to talk about hard things.
Starting counseling can be scary AND courageous! My purpose as a therapist is to support you along the path to making positive changes in your life. It is common to feel stuck sometimes. Counseling offers hope, understanding, and a safe place to talk about hard things.
(515) 523-5920 View (515) 523-5920
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Jennifer Haidar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312  (Online Only)
I am honored to walk alongside children, adolescents, adults and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own gifts and resiliency to heal and grow. I utilize several trauma-informed therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, and IFS. With children, I enjoy using play, art, bibliotherapy and sand tray therapy alongside EMDR.
I am honored to walk alongside children, adolescents, adults and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own gifts and resiliency to heal and grow. I utilize several trauma-informed therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, and IFS. With children, I enjoy using play, art, bibliotherapy and sand tray therapy alongside EMDR.
(515) 206-8307 View (515) 206-8307
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Sydnee Feuerhelm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Darcy Jones-Cook
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50315  (Online Only)
Do you sense something important is missing? You may have achieved a certain level of success in life, such as in your work and career, relationships, family. Or perhaps you feel out of balance, with one part of life on track while other parts struggle. Depending on many factors you may be focusing your attention in one area at the expense of other aspects of personal growth. Are stress-provoking events in the world increasingly “getting to you” and leaving you with even more distress? You're not alone. Whether you're new to therapy or a long time user, feel free to reach out to me.
Do you sense something important is missing? You may have achieved a certain level of success in life, such as in your work and career, relationships, family. Or perhaps you feel out of balance, with one part of life on track while other parts struggle. Depending on many factors you may be focusing your attention in one area at the expense of other aspects of personal growth. Are stress-provoking events in the world increasingly “getting to you” and leaving you with even more distress? You're not alone. Whether you're new to therapy or a long time user, feel free to reach out to me.
(909) 474-7810 View (909) 474-7810
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Nicole Schrader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50310
Thank you for taking the first step toward your healing! Walking with clients on the path toward better wellness is truly an honor. My core values are the love of learning, honesty, growth, kindness, and respect, which all show up in my work with clients. I pride myself in co-creating a safe space for clients to be fully seen, heard, and supported. My approach is inclusive, compassionate, direct, innovative, and non-judgmental, with some humor thrown in the mix. With over 16 years of experience in wellness, my philosophy integrates mindfulness, somatics, breathwork, and holistic practices.
Thank you for taking the first step toward your healing! Walking with clients on the path toward better wellness is truly an honor. My core values are the love of learning, honesty, growth, kindness, and respect, which all show up in my work with clients. I pride myself in co-creating a safe space for clients to be fully seen, heard, and supported. My approach is inclusive, compassionate, direct, innovative, and non-judgmental, with some humor thrown in the mix. With over 16 years of experience in wellness, my philosophy integrates mindfulness, somatics, breathwork, and holistic practices.
(515) 972-9048 View (515) 972-9048

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Number of Therapists in Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$160

Therapists in Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Trauma and PTSD
67% Grief
67% Coping Skills
67% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
88% Wellmark BCBS
69% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Arbor Peaks, Des Moines?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.