Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT) Therapists in Des Moines, IA

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Andrea J Gustafson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Welcome, I know the first steps in asking for help can be challenging and I am glad you are exploring the possibility of counseling and how it can enhance your life. Most people exprience difficulty or obstacles at some point in life, the good news that difficulty doesn't have to be permanent. I strive to create an environment where people can express themselves, learn more about themselves, challenge themselves, and overcome life's obstacles. No obstacle is too small or too big for us to tackle together.
(515) 305-3667
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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Monica Meier
LMHC_In
1 Endorsed
1 Endorsed
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner using a therapeutic approach that promotes positive self esteem. By using this approach, we are able to view your life through the lens that you have created for it and use a solution focus base to resolve issues you feel are hindering you.
(515) 528-8135
Des Moines, IA 50322
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Heather Pickart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
***Not accepting new clients.*** My greatest passion lies in helping others to find a greater connection within themselves. As a therapist, my goal is to empower you to align with your highest authentic self and to enhance your overall well-being and health. I believe that each person has within them a profound ability to heal and change. I enjoy creating and holding a space for clients to explore, connect, and listen to the answers that are already present. I can guide you in finding a place of wisdom within yourself so you can harness that wisdom to make profound changes.
(319) 320-1918
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Ronda L Hood
Counselor, IADC, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Your life is amazing in so many areas, yet you can’t seem to get your anxiety to step aside and let you live your life to the fullest. You worry, your mind races with directionless thoughts, you’re distracted, and you’re too often irritable. Those awkward moments replay in your head and endless fears play and replay in your head. Then this presents challenges for you and your relationships. Maybe the anxiety is even coming from your relationships. Either way, let me help you come up for air. I know there is a lot on your plate, and these constant struggles with your thoughts, feelings, and moods are the last thing you need.
(515) 608-8034
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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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Susin Bredice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
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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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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Michelle Kellar
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Zannie Thierer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
I utilize a strength-based and cognitive behavioral approach when working with my clients. I think it is important to allow clients to set the foundation for how they would like therapy to work for them and contribute my knowledge and skills to help them reach their potential.
(515) 361-7484
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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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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Danielle Wayne | Anxiety And Adult Adhd Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
I specialize in working with millennial professionals who look like they have their shit together, but in reality are overwhelmed by their anxiety and the weight of feeling like a "failure." Together we can help you dial down the anxiety and stress. While we're at it, we can ditch the perfectionism and people pleasing, because your wants and needs are valid. We can even help you learn to accept yourself for who you are, instead of judging yourself based on your productivity.
(208) 600-1089
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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Cheryl Garland
Counselor, MS, LMHC, RPT-S
Verified
Verified
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
(515) 808-2218
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Genevieve Salvato
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CMIP
Verified
Verified
Have you ever asked yourself, "why am I so unhappy"? Do you find that your relationships go sour way too soon? Do you have a history of trauma? Does your anxiety and depression prevent you from enjoying life? Do you want to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and regain a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? If so, I believe I can help. With the right tools and resources you CAN learn to manage your emotional and behavioral reactions to life stress and triggers from the past.
(515) 402-8486
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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Helen Roberts
Counselor, MSE, LMHC, CSAT, NCMHCE, LCPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
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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Women's Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
Do you need someone to talk to about your family, job, or relationships? Are you struggling with loss, abuse or harassment in the recent or distant past? Do you feel misunderstood or question your identity or direction in life? Do you feel like life has handed you some lemons? If this sounds like you, I offer confidential mental health counseling for individuals, couples and families in a private 1857 farmhouse set on a nature sanctuary. I strive to provide a safe space for survivors, LGBTQ, and people from diverse racial, ethnic religious and spiritual backgrounds. Naturally, diversity is celebrated here.
(515) 422-4003
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Alex Johnson
Counselor, MS, LMHC
I am on an extended leave out of the office until January 2023. I will be accepting new clients in January. Whatever brings you to therapy, it is my goal to help you be grateful for the coping mechanisms that kept you safe and brought you here. I welcome all parts of you into my office to work towards healing and learning a new path forward. Healing is personal to each individual and I welcome you to start the experience together to move towards your goals.
(515) 219-4668
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Maggie Suits
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
Verified
Verified
Great therapy is a sacred, unique, and mutually respectful relationship. My approach is holistic in nature, seeking to balance the mind, body and spirit. There is no one approach for everyone, so I utilize many forms of therapy with clients, allowing a person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic approach. I also incorporate aspects of spirituality if desired, and am open to all beliefs. I mainly work with adults and teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
(515) 220-2929
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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Kyle Grimm
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
***Now accepting new clients*** I have worked for 18 years in a variety of settings with diverse populations. Most experience has been with kids and adolescents who have emotional/behavioral issues. These issues can take place at school, home, or in the community. I also have experience with adults who struggle from every day challenges which can create emotional distress leading to unwanted thoughts, feelings, and sometimes behaviors. I also provide couples counseling who are looking to strengthen their communication and problem-solving skills. Understanding how this works does take time and effort.
(515) 489-4083
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Des Moines, IA 50301
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Andrew McGinn
Counselor, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
Counseling doesn’t have to be so uptight, am I right? I approach therapy in an informal, nonthreatening way. I’m happy to inspire a laugh—or to just lend an ear. I accept my clients as they are, but I also help them find the courage to transform into who they want to be. Life is too short to be anything but authentic. I spent 23 years as a newspaper feature writer before changing careers. I fully recognize that I’m no longer the author of someone else’s story. Rather, I want my clients to look at the narrative of their lives and decide, for themselves, the direction their own story takes. I only hope to facilitate the process.
(515) 316-6951
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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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.