Suicidal Ideation Therapists in Des Moines, IA

See all therapists in Des Moines
Photo of Theresa Helgeson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Theresa Helgeson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I have assisted people on their journey through trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and grief and loss. I am passionate about helping those who are struggling with suicidal ideation , self harm behaviors, or recovering from the loss of a loved one to suicide . I have extensive experience working with addictions and substance use.
(608) 315-4768
View
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Vincent Kelly, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50310
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Amy Marie Davis, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Amy Marie Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I am active in our community in regard to survivors of suicide loss and prevention.
“What you seek is seeking you.” The mere fact that you are looking for a therapist right now tells me that you are ready to heal. We all go through ups and downs in life, and sometimes we just need someone to listen without fear of judgement. Maybe you’ve experienced trauma, and can’t quite, “get over it.” Perhaps you are showing one side of yourself to the world, but internally dying to be recognized for who you show yourself when nobody is looking. There are so many different reasons as to why you are choosing now to look in the mirror. I can help you see with clarity, with an unbiased, open-minded viewpoint.
(515) 519-3466
View
Des Moines, IA 50310
& Online
Photo of Alicia Peña, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
Alicia Peña
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am not taking new clients at this time. Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation , anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
(515) 608-8892
View
Des Moines, IA 50310
& Online
Photo of Allison Robbins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Allison Robbins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, CAGC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have over 20 years of experience in working with loss/grief, trauma, relationship issues, adjustment issues, divorce, death, suicide , addictions, ADD/ADHD, ODD and conduct disorders, anxiety /depression and those involved in the court systems.
Are you going through a major change? Do you remember being happy but it was long ago? Does the anxiety you feel make you avoid doing the things that you used to enjoy? Change is difficult. Loss can be unbearable. These and so many other life challenges are the reasons why people come to therapy. Let's work on your struggles together. I will help unpack the load that you are carrying through the use of different therapeutic techniques. Allow yourself to accept the help that you deserve.
(515) 644-2205
View
Des Moines, IA 50322
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jessica Galvin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50311
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Hannah Vestal, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
Hannah Vestal
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Life can be difficult to navigate on our own, especially when the rug has been pulled out from underneath us and we don’t feel grounded anymore. My role as a therapist is to help you explore your identity and values so you can feel more connected to yourself and the world. Together we can identify patterns, behaviors, and systems that aren’t serving you in order to cultivate a life worth living. I enjoy working with adolescents and adults on issues related to anxiety, depression, suicidality, grief and loss, life changes, and trauma.
(515) 293-5856
View
Des Moines, IA 50309
& Online
Photo of LifeWorks, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
LifeWorks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Inspired by Greg L. Gaul, LISW. LifeWorks was founded in 2000 and provides therapy and other counseling services to clients in Des Moines and surrounding communities. We are committed to providing excellence in the provision of mental health and educational services to the communities of Central Iowa in order to promote healthy relationships and family functioning.
(515) 512-5829
View
Des Moines, IA 50312
Photo of Hope Hunt, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Hope Hunt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Not currently accepting clients! I offer a calm, welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment to help clients reach their full potential. My first focus with clients is building a trusting relationship and getting to know you as a whole individual as I feel this contributes to the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in making the changes you want in your life to help improve the overall quality. We will work together to create specific and attainable goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.
(515) 497-9861
View
Des Moines, IA 50322
& Online
Photo of Brie Carl, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50316
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Katie (Gregor) Cabreriza, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
Katie (Gregor) Cabreriza
Counselor, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Verified
I am an approachable therapist, focused on providing a non-judgmental space for clients to process life’s stressors. I am committed to working with you to accomplish your goals for a healthy, fulfilling life.
View
Des Moines, IA 50312
Not accepting new clients
Susan Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I have had the honor of working with school-age children, teens and adults of all ages. My current clients are typically working on mood disorders (anxiety, depression) or are struggling to adjust to a change in life. I assist parents with parenting concerns and children with school or family worries or challenges. Clients may have questions about their identify, role in life, a job change, or relationships and together we can sort out the details and find a more comfortable way to approach these questions of life.
(515) 373-4783 x4
View
Des Moines, IA 50312
Photo of Michaela Jens, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50311
Photo of Cassandra Carvajal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Cassandra Carvajal
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Verified
Cassandra received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She then received her Master's of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Cassandra has 6+ years experience in assisting youth and families with trauma/PTSD, attachment concerns, emotional and relationship discord, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and impulse control. Cassandra has experience working in residential therapeutic agencies with adolescents and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based approaches.
(515) 305-3568
View
Des Moines, IA 50312
Photo of Nancy K Miller, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Nancy K Miller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Verified
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50310
Photo of Elijah Johnson, LPC Intern in Des Moines, IA
Elijah Johnson
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! I am a mental health counseling intern that offers free therapy services under the supervision of Shelly Stewart-Sandusky. I primarily meet with pre-teens, teens, and adults with mental health concerns and life issues. I want to build a healthy therapeutic relationship to help people find deeply meaningful solutions in their circumstances.
(515) 497-2346
View
Des Moines, IA 50322
& Online
Photo of Synergy Clinical Services, L.L.C., Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
Synergy Clinical Services, L.L.C.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Verified
The Oxford Dictionary defines Synergy as "the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects." At Synergy Clinical Services we believe in the power of relationships. Our skilled team of behavioral health professionals is committed to serving children, adolescents, adults, couples and families within central Iowa. Our clinic offers a safe, supportive and affirming approach to help individuals work through important issues utilizing a strength-based approach to help individuals reach their full potential and live the life they envision for themselves.
(515) 608-5507
View
Des Moines, IA 50310
& Online
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Andrea J Gustafson, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50322
Not accepting new clients
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Larry Vernoid Jackson, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
Larry Vernoid Jackson
Counselor, MSEd, TLMHC
Verified
Verified
Are you an adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Are you 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. Currently ONLY offering Life Coaching via telehealth for clients! NOT taking severe cases. Please seek out in-patient services for emergency concerns or dail 988.
(563) 666-6890
View
Des Moines, IA 50324
& Online
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Amanda Ackerman, Counselor in Des Moines, IA
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
View
Des Moines, IA 50322
& Online

See more therapy options for Des Moines

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.