Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Downtown, Des Moines, IA

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Devin Waterhouse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My therapeutic style is a person-centered approach utilizing cognitive reflection and philosophical contemplation to help you to learn about yourself and your place in this complex world.
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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Colyn Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and use mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ( CBT ) when it is a fit.
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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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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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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Rena Olsen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am trained in EMDR, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and am a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
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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Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am trained in EMDR and TF- CBT as well as traditional talk therapy methods and will work these elements in combination to provide the best care to my clients.
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
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Angela Brannian
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I draw from a variety of modalities, including CBT , motivational interviewing, existential therapy, emotion focused therapy, solution focused therapy and others.
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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Jennifer L Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
I take a cognitive behavioral approach, and also use dialectical behavioral and mindfulness-based techniques.
***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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Tammera Bibbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
From a strengths based approach, I use evidence based protocols, such as EMDR, CBT , and mindfulness.
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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Jill Rae Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Do you believe that each person is the expert in their own life? I do! Do you believe that each person has the capacity to change and grow? I do! Targeted support and services, like mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapies, allow me to customize my approach to each client. Collaborating with each person to enhance their quality of life while struggling with emotional and mental health issues is my passion.
(515) 800-2088
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Gayle Greco
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Through her clinical training, Gayle learned to help clients create change with the use of Cognitive -Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy.
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
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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
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Tanner Jay Whipple
Counselor, t-LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tanner strongly feels that everyone has the ability to make positive change through personal growth. He finds fulfillment in seeing healthy changes in attitudes and behaviors among his clients. He feels blessed that his clients are open to allowing him into their lives and walk with them through their personal life journey while assisting with challenges as they arise. Tanner has a background in working with individuals with ADHD, ODD, DMDD, anxiety and depression disorders, as well as individuals on the autism spectrum or with past traumas. Tanner has over ten years of experience working in the mental health field.
(515) 203-8314
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Madisen Smith
Counselor, tLMHC, MA, BS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you struggling with heavy feelings, difficulties regulating your emotions, or just worrying a lot? Do you find yourself unable to feel or find happiness in your life? Are you grieving a loss, or having trouble adapting to a new normal? As a temporary licensed mental health counselor my goal is to meet you where you are and help guide you to a healthier life, or at least give you some relief. I work collaboratively with my clients and am attentive to their individuality and the uniqueness they each bring to the therapy process. Therapy is your journey, and I'm honored to cheer you on and challenge you to reach your goals.
(515) 901-7916
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Downtown
Des Moines, IA 50309
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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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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
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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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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
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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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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists
Cognitive-behavioral therapy stresses the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. It is based on the belief that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. The therapist assists the client in identifying, testing the reality of, and correcting dysfunctional beliefs underlying his or her thinking. The therapist then helps the client modify those thoughts and the behaviors that flow from them. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and often calls for homework assignments.