Therapists in Drake, Des Moines, IA

Photo of Christa Eribal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Drake, Des Moines, IA
Christa Eribal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
No matter where you are on your journey to a brighter future, I’m ready to walk alongside you. I have been trained in providing trauma-focused therapy, and I specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, I pull from many other practices as well, so we can work together to find what works best for you.
No matter where you are on your journey to a brighter future, I’m ready to walk alongside you. I have been trained in providing trauma-focused therapy, and I specialize in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). However, I pull from many other practices as well, so we can work together to find what works best for you.
(515) 209-3206 View (515) 209-3206
Photo of Thomas Sunderman, Counselor in Drake, Des Moines, IA
Thomas Sunderman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
I believe it is important to meet you as an individual, couple or family where you are at in your unique journey in life. During this process, I feel it's essential for you to encounter a non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic atmosphere through which you can work on areas of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with. Additionally, it is my hope that you experience a sense of empowerment and motivation to grow and move towards self-discovery.
I believe it is important to meet you as an individual, couple or family where you are at in your unique journey in life. During this process, I feel it's essential for you to encounter a non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic atmosphere through which you can work on areas of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with. Additionally, it is my hope that you experience a sense of empowerment and motivation to grow and move towards self-discovery.
(515) 393-4143 View (515) 393-4143
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Tony J Raymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
Not currently accepting new clients at this time. I am happy to help you connect with others. Is it difficult to feel close to your child because of defiance, emotional outbursts, or behavioral struggles? Have you tried therapy before, but the therapist didn’t seem to understand you? My approach to counseling for adults and play therapy for children is nonjudgmental, supportive, and often fun. I believe interacting with the world through joy and humor lets us build healing connections with others. I have 11 years of experience helping families of kids ages 2-12 with skill building to become confident, peaceful, and connected.
Not currently accepting new clients at this time. I am happy to help you connect with others. Is it difficult to feel close to your child because of defiance, emotional outbursts, or behavioral struggles? Have you tried therapy before, but the therapist didn’t seem to understand you? My approach to counseling for adults and play therapy for children is nonjudgmental, supportive, and often fun. I believe interacting with the world through joy and humor lets us build healing connections with others. I have 11 years of experience helping families of kids ages 2-12 with skill building to become confident, peaceful, and connected.
(515) 303-2026 View (515) 303-2026
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Melissa Steenhoven
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Seeking to make changes in your life for a better tomorrow? I have been helping people to make these changes for over 20 years by offering a safe and accepting environment and starting with where you are at in the change process. I believe that by making small changes in one's life, we can start on the path of making life more fulfilling and closer to the life that you want to live.
Seeking to make changes in your life for a better tomorrow? I have been helping people to make these changes for over 20 years by offering a safe and accepting environment and starting with where you are at in the change process. I believe that by making small changes in one's life, we can start on the path of making life more fulfilling and closer to the life that you want to live.
(515) 393-6906 View (515) 393-6906
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Rebecca Spiess
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
There are times in our lives in which we feel alone and no one could possibly understand what life is like for us. As a therapist, I find it important to understand what your life experience has been and join you in your journey to making the changes you would like to see in yourself. I provide a safe, respectful, and judgment-free place for clients to work through their conflicts and find the strength within themselves to make positive changes.
There are times in our lives in which we feel alone and no one could possibly understand what life is like for us. As a therapist, I find it important to understand what your life experience has been and join you in your journey to making the changes you would like to see in yourself. I provide a safe, respectful, and judgment-free place for clients to work through their conflicts and find the strength within themselves to make positive changes.
(515) 512-5118 View (515) 512-5118
Photo of Genevieve Salvato Counseling for Healing & Wellnes, Mental Health Counselor in Drake, Des Moines, IA
Genevieve Salvato Counseling for Healing & Wellnes
Mental Health Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMIP
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311  (Online Only)
Have you ever asked yourself, "why am I so unhappy"? Do you find that your relationships go sour way too soon? Do you have a history of trauma? Does your anxiety and depression prevent you from enjoying life? Do you want to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and regain a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? If so, I believe I can help. With the right tools and resources you CAN learn to manage your emotional and behavioral reactions to life stress and triggers from the past.
Have you ever asked yourself, "why am I so unhappy"? Do you find that your relationships go sour way too soon? Do you have a history of trauma? Does your anxiety and depression prevent you from enjoying life? Do you want to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and regain a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? If so, I believe I can help. With the right tools and resources you CAN learn to manage your emotional and behavioral reactions to life stress and triggers from the past.
(515) 402-8486 View (515) 402-8486
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Carrie Leaf
MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Hello and welcome! For two decades now, I have helped clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I will help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are keeping you stuck. I take a holistic approach. Offering: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, & more: Are you ready for a change? You don't have to do it alone. My goal is to work together with you to help you better understand yourself in a way that promotes growth and change as well as to help you & your relationships reach their maximum potential.
Hello and welcome! For two decades now, I have helped clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I will help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are keeping you stuck. I take a holistic approach. Offering: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, & more: Are you ready for a change? You don't have to do it alone. My goal is to work together with you to help you better understand yourself in a way that promotes growth and change as well as to help you & your relationships reach their maximum potential.
(515) 619-6737 View (515) 619-6737
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John A. Bisenius
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
I approach each person as an individual first. We all have unique experiences and strengths to help manage life's challenges. In therapy you will have a judgement free space to work through whatever challenges you may be facing. I use a variety or approaches tailored to each person. I enjoy working with individuals from pre-adolescents (10-12) through adults and backgrounds as well as couples counseling. I believe that therapy should be a positive experience designed to help you reach your personal goals. I also provide a polyvagal backed approach called Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).
I approach each person as an individual first. We all have unique experiences and strengths to help manage life's challenges. In therapy you will have a judgement free space to work through whatever challenges you may be facing. I use a variety or approaches tailored to each person. I enjoy working with individuals from pre-adolescents (10-12) through adults and backgrounds as well as couples counseling. I believe that therapy should be a positive experience designed to help you reach your personal goals. I also provide a polyvagal backed approach called Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP).
(515) 512-4984 View (515) 512-4984
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Melissa Nord
Counselor, LMHC, TIYT
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
I am a compassionate and open-minded therapist, bringing a friendly, easy-going, down-to-earth style that leaves room for both serious discussion and humor. Believing that the client-therapist relationship is a critical component for healing, growth, and change to take place, I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients feel safe and comfortable.
I am a compassionate and open-minded therapist, bringing a friendly, easy-going, down-to-earth style that leaves room for both serious discussion and humor. Believing that the client-therapist relationship is a critical component for healing, growth, and change to take place, I strive to create a non-judgmental and supportive environment where clients feel safe and comfortable.
(515) 379-8240 View (515) 379-8240
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
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.
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 View (515) 421-9313
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Tiffany Bandow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
I am grateful for the opportunity to be present with others as they journey towards a greater place of peace and wellness. I truly believe that YOU are the expert on your life and I am simply available to offer insight, connection and genuine support. It is my honor to be a part of your journey!
(515) 604-8334 View (515) 604-8334
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Counseling Associates of Central Iowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
We are a group of experienced, caring professionals who are committed to collaborate and meet you at your specific place in life. We can provide support and guidance by empowering you to develop the strength, wisdom and courage to cope with the challenges in your life. Whether you are struggling with a difficult life situation or need some encouragement and understanding to help you make personal changes, we can help. Please call or email us for a therapy consultation today.
We are a group of experienced, caring professionals who are committed to collaborate and meet you at your specific place in life. We can provide support and guidance by empowering you to develop the strength, wisdom and courage to cope with the challenges in your life. Whether you are struggling with a difficult life situation or need some encouragement and understanding to help you make personal changes, we can help. Please call or email us for a therapy consultation today.
(515) 619-5250 View (515) 619-5250
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Kenneth Dwayne Cameron
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
(515) 608-5418 View (515) 608-5418
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Jamie L. Nelson-Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
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.
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 View (515) 200-1058
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Patrick Turpin
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Patrick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings humor and authenticity to his work with adolescents and adults. He has experience working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, child and adolescent behavioral problems, problematic sexual behaviors and other life experiences. He believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through his work, he strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that story impacts functioning, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling.
Patrick is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings humor and authenticity to his work with adolescents and adults. He has experience working with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, child and adolescent behavioral problems, problematic sexual behaviors and other life experiences. He believes that each person has their own story that has shaped what they are currently experiencing. Through his work, he strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that story impacts functioning, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling.
(515) 220-2720 View (515) 220-2720
Photo of Andrew McGinn, Counselor in Drake, Des Moines, IA
Andrew McGinn
Counselor, tLMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Are you ready to live, laugh, and love again? (Did I really just open my Psychology Today profile by ripping off everyone’s favorite/least favorite home décor slogan?) Seriously, though, life is too short to be miserable. It’s my hope that our time together will empower you to live with more purpose. I approach therapy in an informal way, because counseling doesn’t have to be so uptight. It’s OK to laugh! I spent 23 years as a newspaper feature writer before changing careers, writing thousands of stories. I now want my clients to look at the narrative of their lives and choose, for themselves, the direction their own story takes.
Are you ready to live, laugh, and love again? (Did I really just open my Psychology Today profile by ripping off everyone’s favorite/least favorite home décor slogan?) Seriously, though, life is too short to be miserable. It’s my hope that our time together will empower you to live with more purpose. I approach therapy in an informal way, because counseling doesn’t have to be so uptight. It’s OK to laugh! I spent 23 years as a newspaper feature writer before changing careers, writing thousands of stories. I now want my clients to look at the narrative of their lives and choose, for themselves, the direction their own story takes.
(515) 316-6951 View (515) 316-6951
Photo of Megan Hoxhalli, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Drake, Des Moines, IA
Megan Hoxhalli
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I'm Megan, an experienced therapist who works with teenagers and adults. I'm here to help you work through trauma, cope with anxiety and depression, and move towards living the life you want. I believe that every person deserves a safe and comfortable place to talk through stress, share their fears, and receive nonjudgmental support.
Hi, I'm Megan, an experienced therapist who works with teenagers and adults. I'm here to help you work through trauma, cope with anxiety and depression, and move towards living the life you want. I believe that every person deserves a safe and comfortable place to talk through stress, share their fears, and receive nonjudgmental support.
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Natalie Snyders
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
I recognize the vulnerability and courage it takes to start making real changes in your life. I believe all human beings deserve inner peace, true wellness and the ability to live a full and happy life. I also believe this is achievable for everyone and therapy can be a powerful tool to get there! By nature, I’m a systems thinker and like to work in a holistic way with my clients. No two people are alike, and we all have our unique soul signature.
I recognize the vulnerability and courage it takes to start making real changes in your life. I believe all human beings deserve inner peace, true wellness and the ability to live a full and happy life. I also believe this is achievable for everyone and therapy can be a powerful tool to get there! By nature, I’m a systems thinker and like to work in a holistic way with my clients. No two people are alike, and we all have our unique soul signature.
(515) 855-6628 View (515) 855-6628
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Jessica Galvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
We all experience bumps and bruises throughout our lives. When those bumps and bruises become too much to handle it can be very difficult to reach out for comfort and help, not knowing where to turn. It can make you feel defeated, helpless, and isolated. You don't deserve to walk through life just surviving day-to-day. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at in life, wherever that may be, and helping them to learn how heal and grow so they no longer are just surviving, but able to fully live their lives. I work from an open-minded, non-judgmental framework and believe in a true therapeutic partnership with my clients.
We all experience bumps and bruises throughout our lives. When those bumps and bruises become too much to handle it can be very difficult to reach out for comfort and help, not knowing where to turn. It can make you feel defeated, helpless, and isolated. You don't deserve to walk through life just surviving day-to-day. I believe in meeting my clients where they are at in life, wherever that may be, and helping them to learn how heal and grow so they no longer are just surviving, but able to fully live their lives. I work from an open-minded, non-judgmental framework and believe in a true therapeutic partnership with my clients.
(515) 325-1381 View (515) 325-1381
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Jerome Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, (t)LMHC, IADC
Verified Verified
Drake, Des Moines, IA 50311
Welcome, you have made the decision to begin moving forward in a positive direction. A direction toward growth and well-being. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can move forward to ensure a better present, and a thriving future. I have over 10 years in the Mental Health industry, and I am a active listener and goal oriented; as we move forward on your goals, we will be using complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques to facilitate the desired change. Remember, "You are on a road to a better place!"
Welcome, you have made the decision to begin moving forward in a positive direction. A direction toward growth and well-being. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can move forward to ensure a better present, and a thriving future. I have over 10 years in the Mental Health industry, and I am a active listener and goal oriented; as we move forward on your goals, we will be using complementary therapeutic approaches and techniques to facilitate the desired change. Remember, "You are on a road to a better place!"
(515) 498-3928 View (515) 498-3928

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Drake, Des Moines, IA

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Drake, Des Moines, IA who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
73% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Wellmark BCBS
54% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Drake, Des Moines, IA see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Drake, 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.