Therapists in Union Park, Des Moines, IA

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Michael State
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Connection is the basis of healing. My style in therapy focuses on creating a non-judgmental and genuine environment by implementing support and encouragement throughout the therapeutic process. Through this, trust begins to be built and the work can begin. I want to help you in developing a compassionate view and more secure sense of self. I am experienced with working with individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges and trauma. I am currently working with individuals in young to late adulthood.
Connection is the basis of healing. My style in therapy focuses on creating a non-judgmental and genuine environment by implementing support and encouragement throughout the therapeutic process. Through this, trust begins to be built and the work can begin. I want to help you in developing a compassionate view and more secure sense of self. I am experienced with working with individuals who are experiencing mental health challenges and trauma. I am currently working with individuals in young to late adulthood.
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Jim Hanson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Hi. My name is Dr. Jim Hanson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with individuals and couples. My main approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which means that we will focus on the role thoughts and behaviors play in psychological functioning and well-being. For couples counseling, I prefer the Gottman method, pioneered by John and Julie Gottman. The counseling relationship is very important and I believe that this therapeutic relationship must include trust, mutual respect and empathy. As your therapist, this relationship will allow us to work together to foster positive growth and development.
Hi. My name is Dr. Jim Hanson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with individuals and couples. My main approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which means that we will focus on the role thoughts and behaviors play in psychological functioning and well-being. For couples counseling, I prefer the Gottman method, pioneered by John and Julie Gottman. The counseling relationship is very important and I believe that this therapeutic relationship must include trust, mutual respect and empathy. As your therapist, this relationship will allow us to work together to foster positive growth and development.
(515) 446-7273 View (515) 446-7273
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Brie Carl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CAS, CGP, ASDCS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Life can be overwhelming and, at times, take unexpected turns. In those moments, it is refreshing to know that we have someone to turn to who can support us as we navigate those challenges. After all, just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.
Life can be overwhelming and, at times, take unexpected turns. In those moments, it is refreshing to know that we have someone to turn to who can support us as we navigate those challenges. After all, just like children, emotions heal when they are heard and validated.
(515) 203-8286 View (515) 203-8286
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Kenlyn Gordon
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Hello! My name is Kenlyn, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I feel my role is to walk alongside you as you come to deeply know yourself and heal from the inside out. A strength of mine is facilitating a safe, open space to address pain, emotional distress, life difficulties, relational concerns, and any other areas we determine are important in enhancing emotional balance and well-being. My approach is collaborative and enthusiastic. I find such meaning in helping you feel deeply known, valued, and understood. Start today in creating the life you want.
Hello! My name is Kenlyn, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I feel my role is to walk alongside you as you come to deeply know yourself and heal from the inside out. A strength of mine is facilitating a safe, open space to address pain, emotional distress, life difficulties, relational concerns, and any other areas we determine are important in enhancing emotional balance and well-being. My approach is collaborative and enthusiastic. I find such meaning in helping you feel deeply known, valued, and understood. Start today in creating the life you want.
(515) 361-7515 View (515) 361-7515
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Susan C Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
(515) 303-1887 View (515) 303-1887
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Emily Duvick
Counselor, LMHC, ATR
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Not accepting new clients
As a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) I would like everyone to explore their creative side and become their best, most authentic selves. I offer individual therapy both in person and via telehealth sessions primarily working with teenagers, adults, and elders. Through working together I want to help empower others to self advocate and set boundaries
As a Registered Art Therapist (ATR) and Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) I would like everyone to explore their creative side and become their best, most authentic selves. I offer individual therapy both in person and via telehealth sessions primarily working with teenagers, adults, and elders. Through working together I want to help empower others to self advocate and set boundaries
(515) 585-8045 View (515) 585-8045
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Megan Hasley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CFLE, IMH-E
Verified
3 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Not accepting new clients
I believe people heal through relationship and healthy connections. Whether these relationships be a parent-child connection, romantic relationship, supportive friendship, or a healthy relationship with yourself. I offer a strengths based and trauma informed therapeutic approach to work with adults, children, and families to meet your unique needs.
I believe people heal through relationship and healthy connections. Whether these relationships be a parent-child connection, romantic relationship, supportive friendship, or a healthy relationship with yourself. I offer a strengths based and trauma informed therapeutic approach to work with adults, children, and families to meet your unique needs.
(515) 417-0026 View (515) 417-0026
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Travis David Wentworth
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW, MACM
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
My desire is to meet my clients where they are at. I want them to know that no matter what they’ve been through, there is healing and hope available to them. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and utilize a variety of techniques in the therapy process to meet the needs of each client. I will integrate faith into the therapeutic process for clients who communicate a desire for this, but I will gladly meet with any client regardless of their background.
My desire is to meet my clients where they are at. I want them to know that no matter what they’ve been through, there is healing and hope available to them. My goal is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and utilize a variety of techniques in the therapy process to meet the needs of each client. I will integrate faith into the therapeutic process for clients who communicate a desire for this, but I will gladly meet with any client regardless of their background.
(515) 585-8469 View (515) 585-8469
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Carolyn Hollister
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Waitlist for new clients
The most amazing thing about therapy is that it gives us a chance to more fully understand ourselves and change things in our life. Having the space to talk about your thoughts, beliefs and emotions with someone who can be objective and compassionate is one of the most beneficial and healing things we can do for ourselves. If you are struggling with emotions, thoughts or beliefs that you know are holding you back from living with a sense of well-being, I would like to help. I provide a safe, compassionate, affirming space for you to explore and process your struggles so you can feel more peace and connection in your life.
The most amazing thing about therapy is that it gives us a chance to more fully understand ourselves and change things in our life. Having the space to talk about your thoughts, beliefs and emotions with someone who can be objective and compassionate is one of the most beneficial and healing things we can do for ourselves. If you are struggling with emotions, thoughts or beliefs that you know are holding you back from living with a sense of well-being, I would like to help. I provide a safe, compassionate, affirming space for you to explore and process your struggles so you can feel more peace and connection in your life.
(515) 293-5702 View (515) 293-5702
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Sarah E Blader
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
Welcome! I'm a neurodiversity-affirming therapist who specializes in working with autistic individuals and adults with ADHD. Do you feel like you are wearing a mask? Or feeling like you don't know who you are? Together, we will identify your strengths and areas you want to improve. Consider working with me!
(319) 448-3344 View (319) 448-3344
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Emily Villarreal
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes we have to give ourselves the patience and kindness in order to grow and heal. We may feel unhappy, alone, or ashamed but we can take control. With guidance and support, we will work together to address the challenging obstacles life presents and seek the changes that need to be made for your wellbeing. You will be seen and heard, and together we will work alongside through self-awareness and self-exploration.
Sometimes we have to give ourselves the patience and kindness in order to grow and heal. We may feel unhappy, alone, or ashamed but we can take control. With guidance and support, we will work together to address the challenging obstacles life presents and seek the changes that need to be made for your wellbeing. You will be seen and heard, and together we will work alongside through self-awareness and self-exploration.
(515) 679-3082 View (515) 679-3082
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Marissa Schuster
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Union Park, Des Moines, IA 50316
My passion is primarily working with adults. I focus on those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship issues, C-PTSD, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, life transitions, and victims of violence.
My passion is primarily working with adults. I focus on those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief & loss, relationship issues, C-PTSD, sexual abuse, adjustment disorders, life transitions, and victims of violence.
(515) 519-0211 View (515) 519-0211

Online Therapists

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James J Sargent
Marriage & Family Therapist Intern
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Waitlist for new clients
Hi! I'm James, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Des Moines, Iowa. With an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, I'm dedicated to supporting you through life's challenges. Specializing in ADHD in adults, LGBTQ+ and sexual mental health, and trauma, I offer tailored therapy sessions drawing from Gestalt and hypnotherapy techniques. Your well-being is my priority; I value mutual respect and collaboration. Beyond therapy, I advocate for congruency in life and love. Love is Love, and everyone deserves to live authentically. Let's start your journey to healing together!
Hi! I'm James, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Des Moines, Iowa. With an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University, I'm dedicated to supporting you through life's challenges. Specializing in ADHD in adults, LGBTQ+ and sexual mental health, and trauma, I offer tailored therapy sessions drawing from Gestalt and hypnotherapy techniques. Your well-being is my priority; I value mutual respect and collaboration. Beyond therapy, I advocate for congruency in life and love. Love is Love, and everyone deserves to live authentically. Let's start your journey to healing together!
(515) 650-5152 View (515) 650-5152
Photo of Logan Porter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Union Park, Des Moines, IA
Logan Porter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I see adults for individual therapy. I take a mind/body approach with my clients and may incorporate mindfulness practices, exercise, time in nature, and other holistic approaches in your treatment plan, if that’s right for you. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Logotherapy to assist clients in meeting their goals and living a values-based life.
I see adults for individual therapy. I take a mind/body approach with my clients and may incorporate mindfulness practices, exercise, time in nature, and other holistic approaches in your treatment plan, if that’s right for you. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Logotherapy to assist clients in meeting their goals and living a values-based life.
(515) 373-8314 View (515) 373-8314
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Tiffany Costello
Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312  (Online Only)
I believe that healing and growth takes place in the context of relationships. Unfortunately, our relationships can sometimes become distant, disconnected and a place of conflict, leaving us with unmet needs and just feeling “stuck.” We don’t feel safe asking for what we need, and maybe don’t even know what we need ourselves. The therapeutic relationship in counseling provides an authentic and safe place in which healing can begin to take place.
I believe that healing and growth takes place in the context of relationships. Unfortunately, our relationships can sometimes become distant, disconnected and a place of conflict, leaving us with unmet needs and just feeling “stuck.” We don’t feel safe asking for what we need, and maybe don’t even know what we need ourselves. The therapeutic relationship in counseling provides an authentic and safe place in which healing can begin to take place.
(515) 855-6845 View (515) 855-6845
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Jennifer L Harrington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50315  (Online Only)
***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.
***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 View (469) 551-4208
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Amy J Muell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50322
When you make a decision to begin therapy for yourself or a loved one, you are making a decision to be brave. I believe that for a person to heal and move beyond their interal struggle, they must first have a sense of safety and connection. Together, we will develop a path of treatment that leads you too feeling more balanced.
When you make a decision to begin therapy for yourself or a loved one, you are making a decision to be brave. I believe that for a person to heal and move beyond their interal struggle, they must first have a sense of safety and connection. Together, we will develop a path of treatment that leads you too feeling more balanced.
(515) 531-5795 View (515) 531-5795
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Amber Lee Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RYT200
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
Waitlist for new clients
Ananda (pronounced Ah-nan-duh) is a new provider of mental wellness services (therapy) and yoga in Central Iowa. It is the mission of Ananda to create an inclusive environment that is supportive and welcoming of all who want to find their bliss. Amber Crosby, LISW, is the owner of Ananda. She has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa since 2016 and a Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 since 2019. With over 17 years of experience, Amber has gained valuable experience working in Child Protective Services, Healthcare and most recently, the Veterans Administration.
Ananda (pronounced Ah-nan-duh) is a new provider of mental wellness services (therapy) and yoga in Central Iowa. It is the mission of Ananda to create an inclusive environment that is supportive and welcoming of all who want to find their bliss. Amber Crosby, LISW, is the owner of Ananda. She has been a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa since 2016 and a Registered Yoga Teacher - 200 since 2019. With over 17 years of experience, Amber has gained valuable experience working in Child Protective Services, Healthcare and most recently, the Veterans Administration.
(515) 320-8799 View (515) 320-8799
Photo of Luke Katuin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Union Park, Des Moines, IA
Luke Katuin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
Ever wondered why you feel stuck? Is life not going the way you always thought it would? Are you constantly wondering what to do next? With all that life throws at you, it makes sense that your mind is looking for an answer. Life is tough and I am on your team! I practice using a non-judgmental approach to who you are and accepting you.
(515) 579-5048 View (515) 579-5048
Photo of Ali Simpson, Counselor in Union Park, Des Moines, IA
Ali Simpson
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
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.
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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Number of Therapists in Union Park, Des Moines, IA

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Union Park, Des Moines, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
92% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Life Transitions
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Wellmark BCBS
92% BlueCross and BlueShield
58% Blue Cross

How Therapists in Union Park, Des Moines, IA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Union Park, 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.