Male Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Marshall Abbe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Hello! Are you looking for a therapist to help you with depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD? Or are stressed out about the pandemic and would like to explore how to get out of it? Or are you or someone you love interested in strategies to deal with personality disorders or psychosis? Or have you experienced past traumatic events that are still bothering you, such as sexual trauma? Or are you a man facing some personal questions and would like to talk to someone about it? If so, I can help you. I am an individual and group therapist specialized in these areas.
(515) 212-7858
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Des Moines, IA 50305
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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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Colyn Burbank
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CADC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Elijah James Evans
Counselor, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I enjoy working with clients who want to improve the way they approach their relationships with themselves, others, or the world. These clients may have recognized their current way of doing things is hurting themselves or others, or they may have simply identified they are not feeling their best. I am passionate about helping people understand and enact more effective patterns of being.
(515) 209-3680
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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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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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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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Michael State
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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 work with individuals from adolescence to adulthood.
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Des Moines, IA 50316
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Lars Peterson, LISW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
Have you been struggling with anxiety that doesn’t get better? Are relationship issues or work stressors just “too much” right now? Are painful memories making it hard to live the life you want? Whether working in person or via telehealth, my approach is supportive and practical. I begin by listening to ensure I understand your issues. I then tailor my approach to match your situation, values and goals. This may include helping you learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, gain clarity and develop a plan address key work or relationship issues, or help you gain tools to manage strong emotions while healing underlying trauma.
(515) 512-5009
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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Kenneth Dwayne Cameron
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified
Verified
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
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Jerome Miller
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, (t)LMHC, IADC
Verified
Verified
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
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Dustin F Baker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
(515) 517-2497
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Jason Stark
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CRC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe the first step to all healing and change is to desire something different. The fact that you are considering counseling is a good sign. I would be honored to hear your story and be involved in your journey.
(515) 361-3714
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Andrew Scott Doty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
(515) 255-8399
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Ryan McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I have been providing therapy support within the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for over 20 years. My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. In addition, I specialize in providing support to athletes of all varying skill level who struggle with anxiety. Typically, I serve clients older than 12 years and younger than 99. I enjoy my profession and take pride in assisting and supporting clients that I see each week. We all have a story to tell.
(515) 368-8229 x301
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Joel Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I work with teens and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, issues related to drug and alcohol use, behavioral problems, relationship issues, self harm, suicidality, and questions regarding gender and sexual orientation. I find it most helpful to discuss your goals for therapy and your hopes and aspirations from the start, as well as to explore the challenges which have led you to this place in life, in order to help you create a path toward the life that you seek. It is through recognizing your strengths that you begin to feel more confident in addressing the challenges you face
(515) 209-3676
Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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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
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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
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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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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.