Teletherapy for Arbor Peaks - Des Moines, IA

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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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Madeleine Army
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
Welcome! I'm Madeleine, a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their personal goals. With specialized training in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression and other mood-related disorders, I am dedicated to providing a safe, supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and am committed to offering affirming, inclusive care.
Welcome! I'm Madeleine, a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a passion for helping individuals navigate life's challenges and achieve their personal goals. With specialized training in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety, Depression and other mood-related disorders, I am dedicated to providing a safe, supportive space for you to explore your thoughts and emotions. Additionally, I have extensive experience working with individuals who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, and am committed to offering affirming, inclusive care.
(515) 329-9087 View (515) 329-9087
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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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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
Photo of Sydnee Feuerhelm, LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Sydnee Feuerhelm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Arbor Peaks, Des Moines, IA 50312
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Online Therapists

Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialized therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.