BlueCross BlueShield Therapists in Downtown, Des Moines, IA

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Photo of Devin Waterhouse, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Downtown, Des Moines, IA
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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Tammera Bibbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
For the past 20 years I have worked with children and families who have been faced with traumas in their lives. I am passionate about helping people move past the difficulties that life has thrown in their paths and move toward living the fullest that life has to offer.
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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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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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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Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
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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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
Not accepting new clients
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Shannon Peterson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not Accepting Clients At This Time-11/16/22. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I have 15+ years in the Human Services field working in both inpatient and outpatient mental health settings. I am trained in Motivational Interviewing, Interpersonal Process Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I take a person-centered, solution-focused, strengths-based approach while celebrating your successes and validating your experiences.
(515) 375-9271
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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Colyn Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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 difficulties they are working through using an empathetic and compassionate approach.
(515) 715-4332
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Not accepting new clients
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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
Not accepting new clients
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Lindsay Cook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Angela Brannian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have openings for 2-3 couples starting January 2023. Life can be tough. Dreams die. Grief crushes us. Divorce, loss, trauma, abuse, depression, and anxiety happen to the best of us. My life experiences have taught me how important it is to have a safe place to be heard and seen. We can work together as you heal and build the strength and courage needed to keep going on life's journey. My goal is to help clients create their most beautiful and authentic life.
(515) 303-2681
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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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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
Not accepting new clients
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Mikki Stimson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Mikki is passionate about supporting kids and individuals as they discover their path to emotional wellness. She has dedicated her career to treating children, adolescents, and young adults with mental and behavioral health needs, and understands that all of our paths look a little different. Some of our journeys to wellness are filled with winding roads, some with large barriers, and some are hidden deep in the woods. Mikki’s goal is to partner with children, families, and individuals as they walk these paths, because nobody should have to do this work alone.
(515) 333-1789
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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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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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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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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Hilary Johnson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
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
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Jamie L. Nelson-Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I strive to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore patterns and relational dynamics, while fostering personal insight and change.
(515) 200-1058
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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BlueCross BlueShield Therapists
BlueCross BlueShield insurance provides coverage for behavioral health services in Downtown, Des Moines. BCBS HMO-style plans cover in-network providers while PPO plans provide a benefit that can be applied to either in-network or out-of-network providers. Blue Cross Blue Shield may not require a referral from your primary care practitioner for covered behavioral health services.

Some BCBS Therapists in Downtown, Des Moines only have room for a few insurance slots in their schedule, so it's important to confirm in-network availability when you book your first appointment.

Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are independently owned and community-based healthcare insurers. BCBS is the largest health insurer in the US, covering 110 million members in 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Nationwide, more than 1.7 million health care providers contract with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.

Here’s a link to more information on how insurance works to cover behavioral health benefits.