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Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PC , PhD
Verified
Verified
I use 35+ years of DIRECT clinical experience to help in addressing issues that have become obstacles in your life and help you meet your goals in the context of an honest, caring, and direct professional relationship. Individuals, couples/relationships, addictions/substance abuse, depression, anxiety, grief, aging, sexuality, and sexual 'orientation' issues, as well as family matters are among the range of aspects of people's lives with which I effectively work. Counseling may be brief/problem-oriented, or extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors . Psychotherapy is my calling!
(515) 981-6980
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Jill Rae Lawrence
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have served children, adults, seniors and families.
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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Aging Pathways, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I have over 30 years of experience working with adults, seniors , and their families.
Aging can bring a host of new issues such as feelings of isolation after retirement, grief and loss due to deaths of friends and loved ones, and finding new meaning in life after old roles have disappeared. New roles such as being a caregiver for your parents, spouse, partner, adult child, or grandchild can also add stress at this time. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, addiction, and schizophrenia can continue and sometimes new mental health issues can arise. Health concerns and family dynamics can also make life challenging. Learning how to cope with these challenges and enjoy life is paramount.
(515) 800-4846
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Amanda Jaramillo Ayon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with children, adults, teens, and seniors .
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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Cara Sanders
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC , CADC
Verified
Verified
"You don't have to have it figured out to move forward." I strive to provide client-centered and compassionate care to individuals of all ages, couples, and families. I believe that at the heart of good client care is a healthy therapeutic relationship. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I am trained in eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and utilize trauma-informed approaches in my therapy practice. I am also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). I firmly believe that all individuals possess the power to heal themselves. I can assist you on that journey. I am now offering telehealth services.
(515) 320-8069
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Des Moines, IA 50314
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Amber Lee Crosby
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RYT200
Verified
Verified
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 Wilson, LISW, is the owner of and sole provider at 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
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Jasey Rebarcak
Counselor, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
When facing life's difficulties, many of us can feel overwhelmed and alone. Therapy is where you are invited to safely connect and build a trusting relationship with someone who will accept you. I see therapy as a space to explore, learn, and heal in order to live a more secure and connected life. I have experience working with diverse populations and most commonly work with adults on issues related to life transitions, depression and mood, anxiety disorders, suicidal ideation, eating disorders and body image, and relational issues.
(515) 949-4544
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Antonia L Valadez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Sometimes we know that certain things in our lives need to change, and we may not know where to start or how to make progress toward our goals. Therapy can help individuals examine where they are, what they are struggling with, and help them create a plan to begin making changes in their lives and/or in their relationships. Trauma, anxiety, or stressful life events can make things feel overwhelming but finding a therapist you can connect with is the first step.
(515) 220-2729
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Larry Vernoid Jackson
Counselor, MSEd, TLMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you an adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Are you an adult seeking to find common ground in your relationships. There is hope, there are solutions, you can make it through this, and I'm here to help. I currently offer a wide range of support for teens, adults, or families who have concerns about their emotional, behavioral, or adjustment problems. Immediate openings available during the week. Currently ONLY offering telehealth options for clients! NOT currently taking severe cases. Please seek out in-patient services for emergency concerns or dail 911.
(563) 666-6890
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Des Moines, IA 50324
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William F Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
*******WAITING LIST*******Are you looking for support in order to achieve the kind of life you envision? Maybe you are struggling to succeed in one of life's domains including socially, work, school, or family relationships. We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you or your family member. The warm and supportive environment in our office helps clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, ADHD (adult and children), job stress and other life stressors.
(515) 599-3170
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Julie Mertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Verified
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Lance Andersen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
In person and remote therapy is available. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker who enjoys working with teens, adults and couples on whatever issues they are currently facing. No matter where you are on your journey in life I will meet you there and help you get closer to where you want to be. I can help with finding understanding for difficult situations or physical illnesses, confronting isolation, grief and depression. I will work to learn your personal experience to collectively gain new perspectives.
(515) 303-3323
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Michele M. Skaggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new patients ages 25+ for in-person and telehealth sessions Monday-Thursdays and Saturdays.
(515) 219-4935
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Annie Lass
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma-sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your goals are being met through the therapy process. My desire is for you to be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Greg Allen Fuqua
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am not currently taking new clients and referrals. I work with clients 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, neurodiversity, ADHD, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
(515) 316-2460
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Amanda Ackerman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
(515) 800-2101
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Rachel Boothroyd
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You know yourself better than anyone, but if you are struggling with emotions, thoughts, or behaviors that you would like to change, I can help. Together, we’ll address issues keeping you from living joyfully using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, and structured activities that give you actionable steps toward healing.
(515) 800-4774
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Pearson Counseling and Consulting Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCPC, LMHC, CMHC
Verified
Verified
Hi, I'm Adam and I practice individual and group counseling for pts in 9 states. I specialize in treatment of PTSD, Anxiety, OCD, Panic Attacks, and Depression, couples/relationships groups. The first session is Intake including Assessment, Diagnosing, developing treatment goals together, getting to know each other then treatment begins. Therapy is supportive, retraining the brain to think healthy and learning to manage your emotions, and learning to like and love yourself again. I teach techniques healing, powerful, supportive, and a place to learn you are not alone and retrain the mind to think healthy and manage your mind.
(515) 316-2511
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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What type of Des Moines mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.
How to find a therapist in Des Moines?
When looking to find a therapist, it is certainly important to consider training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

How to use my insurance?
Understanding cost and insurance coverage is an important concern for many people. With some basic research and conversations with prospective therapists, you should be able to have a good understanding of the best way to afford therapy.