Personality Disorders Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Shelly Stewart-Sandusky
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also certifified in treatment of personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics.
(515) 346-6974
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Anna Sposeto
Counselor, MS, NCC, CADC, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
For the past 8 years, Anna has worked with children, adults, and families in many capacities. Her clinical focus is on treatment of anxiety, depression, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders , addiction, grief and loss, and adjustment disorders. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Person-Centered Approach with several mindfulness practices.
(515) 206-8302
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Des Moines, IA 50321
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Vincent Kelly
Counselor, MS, CRC, LMHC, EMDR CT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My experience includes working with adolescents and adults dealing with: depression, anxiety, grief/loss, PTSD, life stressors, relationship issues, personality disorders , ADHD, trauma and suicidal ideations.
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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Michele M. Skaggs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I am here to help you address a variety of issues including trauma (EMDR), personality disorders , grief, relationship problems, sexuality concerns, codependency, and overall life stressors.
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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Chelyne J. Cunningham-Sullivan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My areas of specialty include: eating disorders, weight management, body image, preteens and adolescents, women's issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, personality disorders , individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling, trauma, and life adjustment issues.
I have been practicing for the last decade as a clinical social worker. I take pride in assisting clients in engaging in the therapeutic process to foster personal growth and transformation. My personal and professional view of psychotherapy is one that includes a journey of self-reflection and overall life functioning improvement.
(515) 996-4462
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Kasey Connor
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Kasey has experience working with abuse victims, anxiety, depression, family issues, couples, as well as relationship issues and personality disorders .
It takes a lot of courage to seek outside help when you or your family is struggling. If you choose to work with Kasey, the importance of feeling safe and comfortable is understood and is the framework for building trust in the counseling environment. Kasey's hope is that you will feel the support you need to create the changes you would like to see in your life.
(515) 446-7257
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Jessica Galvin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a great passion for working with individuals who struggle with relationship transitions, grief, depression, anxiety, personality disorders , suicidal thoughts, self-harm, and trauma.
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
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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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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Lexee Butcher
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with a variety of issues, including Substance Use Disorders, Personality Disorders , Anger Management and Military Trauma.
Finding the right therapist can feel like throwing a dart at the board and hoping it sticks. It's an overwhelming process and I understand how uncomfortable it can be. I am open to having a phone consultation prior to your first appointment, to address any concerns or questions you may have about my style, the process, or what to expect from our sessions together. I provide a comprehensive set of services to help boost your confidence and offer support as you confront your mental health challenges.
(515) 220-2796
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Angela Clausen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW, CHT
Verified
Verified
Welcome! I specialize in Trauma, PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain, illness, grief, fear, phobias, life transitions, spiritual wounds, sports/executive/testing performance anxiety, narcissistic trauma, weight loss/binge eating, and self-esteem. We know that 90% of all illness and disease are stress related. My passion is for you to heal and release the pain you are experiencing and to find optimal physical and mental health. I am honored to be part of your journey as you move toward your goal to let go of what holds you back from living your best life. You CAN heal and align with your vision to lead a happy and satisfying life.
(515) 206-8101
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Mardi Barnes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 17+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
(515) 619-5862
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Kathleen Kallstrom-Schreckengost
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My primary goal in therapy is to create a safe space for clients to understand themselves better and to feel understood and accepted by the important people in their lives. It is amazing what positive changes people can make when they feel safe and comfortable enough to explore themselves and their problems with another person. Please email me to find out how I can help you tackle your specific concerns and start feeling better.
(402) 241-8985
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Nichole Crawford
Counselor, tLMHC, MA
Verified
Verified
Sometimes the weight of life's pressure can seem too much to bear. You don't know whether you're coming or going. In times when you're feeling this way, having someone to talk to can help you get to feeling like yourself again. Hello, my name is Nichole and I am here for you. With a listening ear and a compassionate heart, together we will dig deep and work alongside each other.
(515) 519-7022
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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Michaela Jens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein. I believe that the script we tell ourselves and others is incredibly powerful. The way in which we relate to others, navigate the world, and give meaning to our lives is all guided by our perception of our own narratives. Unfortunately many of us are dominated by our inner critic and negative aspects of that story without including the most important part - you are still here. Even through life's tribulations and traumas there are moments of triumph and resilience. Until we look at the unique parts of our story we remain in misery.
(515) 206-8033
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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Brandy Stephen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC
Verified
Verified
We all make our own way through life's journey and encounter hardships, and while these circumstances are temporary their impact influences us for a lifetime. If anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment/change or other struggles are interfering with your life, therapy may help you become more self-aware, to learn to love and accept yourself, enhance relationships, and improve your overall quality and functioning in life. I have a passion for helping people navigate life's struggles and assist them toward realizing their goals; I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection.
(515) 585-1160
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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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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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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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
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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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
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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Brie Carl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CAS, CGP, ASDCS
Verified
Verified
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
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Des Moines, IA 50316
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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.

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