Adoption Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Susin Bredice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
My experience is with individuals who are struggling with depression, anxiety, loss, trauma, adoption related issues, substance abuse, family conflict, child welfare, and managing life events.
Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy you will have a safe and judgement free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and build on them to assist you in meeting your well being needs. Whether you are struggling to overcome an incident or event, wanting to make specific changes in your life, or looking to improve your overall quality of life and feel better about yourself, we will work together.
(515) 512-4658
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Amy Beth Lapham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I work with individuals and families that are managing depression, anxiety, relationship conflict, parenting/safety concerns, sexual/physical abuse, grief/loss, sexual issues/addictions and a number of adjustment issues including adoption and infertility.
I have been providing therapy for children (age 8 and up), adolescents and adults since 1995 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I have specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse causing emotional distress/ negative impact on many levels of a person and their families life.
(218) 451-5035
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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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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Nancy K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I appreciate the mixed emotions that adoption can bring for both parents and children.
You’re stronger than you think. My passion for helping others has been fueled by the adversity in my own life and the strength I’ve witnessed in others. Your struggles and concerns are valid, and I want to help you learn to manage them in the healthiest way possible. You’ll be surprised by your own resilience! I enjoy working with young adults and adults who are motivated to find a solution to alleviate their depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, and self-harming behaviors. I have experience working with BPD, substance and pornography issues, betrayal trauma, and general life transitions.
(515) 575-2540
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Martha Norton
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CCDP-D, IADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in Trauma/PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Eating Disorders, and Adoption Issues.
I have over 20 years of experience as a counselor. I do my best to develop a warm, safe environment for you to explore and grow. I work with all ages to expand internal resources, heal from past negative experience and explore new directions. I feel it is an honor to with clients, connecting the pieces of each person's unique experiencial puzzle and exploring ways to have more freedom to form the future.
(515) 462-0950
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Helen Roberts
Counselor, MSE, LMHC, CSAT, NCMHCE, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether you are dealing with betrayal, childhood, or sexual trauma, sexual addiction, trauma from war, or dealing with bipolar, depression, anxiety, PTSD, dissociation, addictions, adoption , lack of self-confidence, or marital issues.
Hi! My name is Helen Roberts and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Iowa. I’ve been counseling children, teens, adults, couples, and families for over 20 years - But in my experience, that’s not really what you want to know. What you really want to know is can I help you? And is there hope for things to change for you? As a matter of fact, there is and I hope you’ll give me an opportunity to take that journey towards healing and empowerment with you. We can change the direction of your life right now and give you hope and power again!
(941) 213-8988
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Ashley Nupp
Counselor, MA, LMHC-T
Verified
Verified
In addition to working with individuals to help improve their lives, I'm also passionate about working with attachment concerns in children and families, and I enjoy assisting families with adoption issues and changes in family structure.
I strive to create a calm and accepting space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while feeling safe, grounded, and connected. We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing unconditional positive regard and understanding that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence in your ability to engage in the rest of your life.
(515) 493-7968
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Des Moines, IA 50317
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Jim Hanson
Counselor, PhD, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Des Moines, IA 50316
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Christa Eribal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
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
Des Moines, IA 50311
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Nina Pressman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Life can be really hard. Whether you are dealing with emotions you have always had or new ones brought about by life changes or trauma, I welcome you to come work through them together. I am here to help you with whatever you are struggling with. I am a non-judgmental listener who can help you figure out the best way to sort through whatever you are dealing with. I believe that people are the experts in their own lives.
(515) 212-7930
Des Moines, IA 50311
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Cassie Welsh
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified
Verified
Life can throw many things our way, it is important to know we don't have to navigate those areas on our own. I work with people who have concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, or other life stressors. My practice is client-centered, meaning my goal is to meet you where you are help you achieve the changes you would like to see. We are all individuals, and the steps to positive change is different for each of us.
(515) 293-6093
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Not accepting new clients
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Tony J Raymer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
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
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Not accepting new clients
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Karin Beschen
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Over the years I've worked with clients related to life transitions such as career/job challenges, relationships, family dynamics, loss, anxiety and depression. When these detours are a part of your path, you may lose your sense of direction or question your destination. I believe we all have the capacity to better manage our struggles and the potential to feel better ... a lot better!
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Not accepting new clients
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Vincent Kelly
Counselor, MS, CRC, LMHC, EMDR CT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. At times life can be very challenging and keep us from becoming the person we see ourself becoming/being. Those challenges can come in many forms. They can be social, emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. I offer an environment that is peaceful and free of judgement. I am an exceptional listener with 17 yrs of experience working with individuals and families involved in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. You don't have to feel alone, I am here to take the journey with you!
(515) 361-3265
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
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Amanda Jaramillo Ayon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed mater social worker (LMSW) offering therapy services to adults and children in my Des Moines office located near Merle Hay mall area.
(515) 209-3792
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
Not accepting new clients
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Guinnivere Katray Bohnsack
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Licensed in MI, IA, WA and NC. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the mystery underlying your experience to create connection , illumination, and restoration. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
(515) 505-7147
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
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Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
(515) 575-4291
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Adoption Therapists
In recent years, psychologists have begun to investigate how adopted children and their adoptive families navigate their lives together. In an attempt to help children who have been adopted adjust and thrive in a new home, and to understand why problems may arise, studies look at the genetic as well as both prenatal and postnatal environmental influences on the development of children who have been adopted.