Bisexual Therapists in Downtown, Des Moines, IA

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Elisa McAfee
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I became a therapist to be a professional “feelings friend” – a person whom others can approach with anything and everything in their times of need. No matter the situation, I strive to offer a warm, authentic, and supportive environment to help my clients pursue lasting change in their lives. In my office, you’ll get an advocate, a cheerleader, a teammate, a challenger, and a coach. Progress may look different for you depending on the day - however it does, I am honored to be a part of your healing.
(515) 298-8904
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Danielle Wayne | Anxiety And Adult Adhd Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in working with millennial professionals who look like they have their shit together, but in reality are overwhelmed by their anxiety and the weight of feeling like a "failure." Together we can help you dial down the anxiety and stress. While we're at it, we can ditch the perfectionism and people pleasing, because your wants and needs are valid. We can even help you learn to accept yourself for who you are, instead of judging yourself based on your productivity.
(208) 600-1089
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
8 Endorsed
Verified
8 Endorsed
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313
Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Gabby Archibald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPTS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe in meeting a client where they are in life and using a compassionate and caring approach and the technique that works the best for their personal needs. I see a wide range of clients from young children through adults, with a variety of needs including adjustment issues, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, adolescent sexual offending and trauma. I have been trained in Trauma Focused CBT, play therapy, and PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapy) among other therapeutic approaches.
(515) 606-1774
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Casey Pestka
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Casey is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and children. Casey strives to provide an environment focusing on client strengths and resiliency. Casey believes the client is the expert in their own lives. Casey is trained in Systems Theory and understands the importance of working with systems to create lasting change. Casey has experience working with anxiety, depression, PTSD, relationship concerns, parenting, life stressors, and ADHD.
(515) 220-2970
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Brett Vitzthum
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brett provides in-office therapy services to individuals and families looking for a strength-based approach to address counterproductive behavioral functioning. He strives to develop healthy interpersonal dynamics and the skills necessary for optimal family, community and societal integration. Brett assists clients to identify their desired change goals such as communication, conflict resolution and social and emotional coping. He holds an awareness of cross cultural ethnicities and is versatile in providing services based on multicultural aspects.
(515) 209-3184
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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MacKenzie Gibbons
LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
****Not accepting new clients. After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
(515) 500-2619
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Devin Waterhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Currently accepting new clients! Something feels off. Sometimes it’s obvious what is affecting you, but often you’re less certain. Perhaps you have some ideas about what’s wrong, but you aren’t sure how to feel better. Maybe you are experiencing relationship issues, or just feel like you are alone even when you know you have people who care about you. It may even be possible that you are uncertain there is anything wrong at all because you’ve always felt this way - but is it really this hard for everyone? There are many people just like you that could be living happier and healthier lives - they just don’t know how to get there.
(515) 219-4620
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Hayden Finch
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
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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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Jennifer L Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
***Teletherapy***Phone/Video Sessions and Messaging Plans Available*** I am currently accepting new clients across the state of Iowa for teletherapy. As a therapist my goal is to join you on your journey, provide support, offer tools, and empower you to meet your goals. My style is non-judgmental and exploratory. I will be direct and honest with you, challenge you when necessary, and always strive to bring out your greatest potential.
(469) 551-4208
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50315
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Not accepting new clients
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Ashley Parker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Let's face it. Surviving ain't living! If you're ready to take action to live a life that is aligned with your values and to stop letting intense emotions and past hurts get in the way of living your best life, I can help! My name is Ashley Parker. I'm passionate about working with clients who are figuring out how to reparent themselves, "adult", and heal from relational trauma. My goal is to help my clients discover their own power to learn, heal, and grow from adversity in order to find peace, connection, and purpose. The types of therapy I use include DBT, EMDR and ego-states work rooted in attachment/relational theory.
(515) 303-3392
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Rena Olsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am passionate about coming alongside individuals, families, and couples from all walks of life to work through difficult feelings and life situations. I believe that clients are the experts on themselves, and approaches therapy as a learner and a partner. I strive to work with clients to help them gain new insights and skills to resolve concerns and instill hope for the future. I am willing to work as hard as my clients to help them achieve whatever goals they set for themselves and believe that a positive relationship between therapist and client is key to reaching those goals successfully.
(515) 454-1319
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Ellie Jones
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My name is Ellie Jones (she, her), and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I am currently transitioning to private practice at Sampson Family Therapy Services. I will be accepting new clients upon the start of this position in January 2023. 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.
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Clear Brook Counseling Professionals
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CADC, CCH
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
NOW OFFERING MEDICATION MANAGEMENT IN ANKENY AND AMES. At Clear Brook Counseling Professionals, we work together to provide you the therapy - family, couples, or individual that will deliver the best results for your unique needs. We believe life has meaning, and every moment is worth living. That's the end goal. At Clear Brook you'll experience a team of counselors, proven treatment, and techniques that work. The process is about finding clarity in the situation, and seeing change. Clear Brook Counseling Professionals weave proven practices and life-exercises into your therapy to help foster results.
(515) 200-7584
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Gayle Greco
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
(515) 454-1685
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309

Online Therapists

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Ali Simpson
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
Starting counseling can be overwhelming and can leave you feeling vulnerable. My name is Ali Simpson and I strive to provide a comfortable, nonjudgmental, supportive environment to help you reach your goals. I use a collaborative approach which helps individuals feel comfortable openly sharing their thoughts and feelings. There are no concerns that can be viewed as too big or too small. Counseling is a place for all individuals seeking a more fulfilling life.
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Relationships Specialists
MA
As an agency we have been supporting people via online sessions, with everything that falls “outside the box” for many years. Well our whole world just changed with this pandemic, and everything now falls under that category. Let us help you navigate these uncharted waters. No matter what challenge this all is bringing up for you let us support you in finding a way through this and finding your inner strength during this time.
(737) 204-2432
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Lauren Wright Therapy
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I support people seeking more meaningful and connected relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves. I welcome you and affirm all your identities.
(515) 523-6379
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Des Moines, IA 50324
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Synergy Clinical Services, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
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
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV
Verified
Verified
Taking new clients. Do you feel stuck in same situations and unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. I provide a nonjudgmental environment to work on your relationships. I am experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, family issues of parenting, caretaking, marriage, LGBTQA issues, adoption, infertility and spirituality. First I listen to your life situation, then give homework to do during the week, and then build on your strengths so you can reach your life goals.
(515) 517-2953
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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What type of Downtown, Des Moines mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Downtown, Des Moines?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

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. 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?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.