Therapists in Pleasant Hill, IA

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Annie Lass
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Not accepting new clients
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.
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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Brent Douglas
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Freedom and relief from emotional and relational struggles is possible. Anxiety, depression, and other internal conflicts are very real and more common than most people realize. You do not have to be alone in the struggle. I will come alongside you as you move towards a healthy and satisfying life.
Freedom and relief from emotional and relational struggles is possible. Anxiety, depression, and other internal conflicts are very real and more common than most people realize. You do not have to be alone in the struggle. I will come alongside you as you move towards a healthy and satisfying life.
(515) 379-8675 View (515) 379-8675
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Taking new clients. I offer telehealth and in person sessions. Feeling stuck in same unhealthy situations and relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. I provide a nonjudgmental environment to work on your issues. I am experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, spirituality, and family issues of parenting, caretaking, LGBTQA issues, adoption, infertility. First I listen to your life situation, then give homework, and then build on your strengths so you can reach your life goals.
Taking new clients. I offer telehealth and in person sessions. Feeling stuck in same unhealthy situations and relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. I provide a nonjudgmental environment to work on your issues. I am experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic pain, spirituality, and family issues of parenting, caretaking, LGBTQA issues, adoption, infertility. First I listen to your life situation, then give homework, and then build on your strengths so you can reach your life goals.
(515) 517-2953 View (515) 517-2953
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Angela Ruiz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Hi there! Life gives us many different experiences and from those experiences we become stronger and more knowledgeable. My experiences, personally and professionally, have made me competent in the areas of adoption, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, ADHD, autism, grief, and life transitions. I work with all ages and find it a privilege to work with everyone, regardless of age, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Hi there! Life gives us many different experiences and from those experiences we become stronger and more knowledgeable. My experiences, personally and professionally, have made me competent in the areas of adoption, anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, ADHD, autism, grief, and life transitions. I work with all ages and find it a privilege to work with everyone, regardless of age, race, religion and sexual orientation.
(515) 516-3498 View (515) 516-3498
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Jessica Aldrich
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CADC
Verified Verified
Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
Not accepting new clients
I believe we are all capable of growth & change. We have the power within ourselves to make the changes necessary to live life to its fullest. At times, we need help with achieving & maintaining these changes. Mental health therapy can help by promoting growth & helping find the strengths one already has within them. At Tranquility Counseling, I will support you with learning those strengths & develop new skills to promote growth & change with a new sense of confidence. I believe one can build this confidence with the support in a safe, comfortable environment & strong therapeutic relationship.
I believe we are all capable of growth & change. We have the power within ourselves to make the changes necessary to live life to its fullest. At times, we need help with achieving & maintaining these changes. Mental health therapy can help by promoting growth & helping find the strengths one already has within them. At Tranquility Counseling, I will support you with learning those strengths & develop new skills to promote growth & change with a new sense of confidence. I believe one can build this confidence with the support in a safe, comfortable environment & strong therapeutic relationship.
(515) 631-5519 View (515) 631-5519

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Jennifer Fitkin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people who are looking to make a change in their life, and unsure where to start. Whether they are someone who has tried therapy previously, or someone new to the process. I can assist in setting SMART goals and working through the stages of change to accomplish these goals. Most recently, I have enjoyed the challenge of working with therapists who are needing support in addressing their unique needs throughout the therapy process.
I enjoy working with people who are looking to make a change in their life, and unsure where to start. Whether they are someone who has tried therapy previously, or someone new to the process. I can assist in setting SMART goals and working through the stages of change to accomplish these goals. Most recently, I have enjoyed the challenge of working with therapists who are needing support in addressing their unique needs throughout the therapy process.
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Sarah Swinton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I work best with those looking for deep exploration into their lives and the person they wish to be. Together we will discover values, strengths, and goals to assess what barriers hold you back from living the life you want to live. My approach draws on whatever modality will suit your unique needs and preferences, ensuring a supportive and nurturing environment. I am passionate about understanding the intricacies of human nature and integrating both timeless and modern evidence-based wisdom on the journey to self-actualization, healing, and transformation.
I work best with those looking for deep exploration into their lives and the person they wish to be. Together we will discover values, strengths, and goals to assess what barriers hold you back from living the life you want to live. My approach draws on whatever modality will suit your unique needs and preferences, ensuring a supportive and nurturing environment. I am passionate about understanding the intricacies of human nature and integrating both timeless and modern evidence-based wisdom on the journey to self-actualization, healing, and transformation.
(515) 824-0699 View (515) 824-0699
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Michele Lundstrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50327
Waitlist for new clients
I love doing therapy with individuals who muster the courage to seek counseling. I love working with intuitive and empathic clients. If you are someone who has a lot of "Mirror Neurons" and often picks up on the emotions of others, or other things in your environment more than most, I am happy to help, as well as give you a scientific explanation behind how your nervous system is different. Ensuring we are a good fit is important to me. I value and respect vulnerability and authenticity. Please visit my website for more information. www.luminoushope.com.
I love doing therapy with individuals who muster the courage to seek counseling. I love working with intuitive and empathic clients. If you are someone who has a lot of "Mirror Neurons" and often picks up on the emotions of others, or other things in your environment more than most, I am happy to help, as well as give you a scientific explanation behind how your nervous system is different. Ensuring we are a good fit is important to me. I value and respect vulnerability and authenticity. Please visit my website for more information. www.luminoushope.com.
(515) 854-0586 View (515) 854-0586
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Ashley Nupp
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing the unconditional positive regard that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I am particularly passionate about assisting clients in finding and addressing the root cause of their present-day symptoms and relationship cycles, and I enjoy working with attachment concerns in adults, teens, and couples. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence.
We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing the unconditional positive regard that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I am particularly passionate about assisting clients in finding and addressing the root cause of their present-day symptoms and relationship cycles, and I enjoy working with attachment concerns in adults, teens, and couples. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence.
(515) 493-7968 View (515) 493-7968
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Jackie Dehner
Counselor, MA, NCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
It is truly an honor and a privilege to be able to share space with clients. Utilizing a collaborative approach to healing, I provide support and acceptance to all who cross the threshold of my office. Grounded in a Narrative theoretical orientation, I view clients as the experts of their own lives and I aim to help empower them while amplifying their voice. I believe every individual deserves to be heard and seen without judgement and I provide this to all clients through a strong therapeutic alliance and relational depth.
(515) 461-8010 View (515) 461-8010
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Samantha Ness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
Hi, I’m Sam! I’m a mental health provider who strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all with consistent encouragement to come as you are. I work with individuals on grief and loss, and in addition to bereavement I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families on topics such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and family dynamics.
Hi, I’m Sam! I’m a mental health provider who strives to create a safe and inclusive environment for all with consistent encouragement to come as you are. I work with individuals on grief and loss, and in addition to bereavement I work with adults, adolescents, children, and families on topics such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and family dynamics.
(515) 517-2546 View (515) 517-2546
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Madison Flattery
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
Not accepting new clients
Hi! I'm Maddy, your local mental health provider, born and raised here in the state of Iowa. Let's navigate the journey to wellness together. Whether you're tackling anxiety, stress, trauma or just need an objective ear, I'm here for you. Let's break down barriers and build a happier, healthier you!
Hi! I'm Maddy, your local mental health provider, born and raised here in the state of Iowa. Let's navigate the journey to wellness together. Whether you're tackling anxiety, stress, trauma or just need an objective ear, I'm here for you. Let's break down barriers and build a happier, healthier you!
(515) 585-8380 View (515) 585-8380
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Brandy Stephen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Altoona, IA 50009
Waitlist for new clients
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.
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 View (515) 585-1160
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Carlos Canales
Psychologist, PsyD, CGP, FAGPA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
I believe therapy is a way to enrich life in general, to enhance the enjoyable, and to understand and move through the painful. I think life is better in supportive company and that is why I am a therapist. I am fascinated with the multilayer complexity of life; in integrating the mind, body, heart, and spirit, as well as the richness of people and culture. I enjoy building connections with clients and exploring what brought them to therapy, how their history informs their present situation, and how needs and emotions are communicated. In essence, I’m thoughtful about how life is experienced, assimilated, digested and observed.
I believe therapy is a way to enrich life in general, to enhance the enjoyable, and to understand and move through the painful. I think life is better in supportive company and that is why I am a therapist. I am fascinated with the multilayer complexity of life; in integrating the mind, body, heart, and spirit, as well as the richness of people and culture. I enjoy building connections with clients and exploring what brought them to therapy, how their history informs their present situation, and how needs and emotions are communicated. In essence, I’m thoughtful about how life is experienced, assimilated, digested and observed.
(515) 393-2921 View (515) 393-2921
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Kim Willyard Stires
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
Accepting new adult clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. Evening hours available! Sessions with me are via video, so it's flexible & you can attend from comfort of your own space.
Accepting new adult clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays. Evening hours available! Sessions with me are via video, so it's flexible & you can attend from comfort of your own space.
(551) 210-4915 View (551) 210-4915
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Lingyu Albee Detrick
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50305  (Online Only)
Making the decision to reach out to a counselor for the first time is a challenging step to take. I provide a safe environment for my clients to explore their reasoning for seeking mental health counseling services by actively listening to their concerns and needs in order to assist them in the process of sorting through various life challenges. I enjoy listening to each individual's story and encourage them to use their strengths as a tool for overcoming these life challenges.
Making the decision to reach out to a counselor for the first time is a challenging step to take. I provide a safe environment for my clients to explore their reasoning for seeking mental health counseling services by actively listening to their concerns and needs in order to assist them in the process of sorting through various life challenges. I enjoy listening to each individual's story and encourage them to use their strengths as a tool for overcoming these life challenges.
(515) 373-2297 View (515) 373-2297
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Rebekah Cheevers
Counselor, MS, CADC, t-LMHC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
I have been working within the social service field for over 12 years. My approach is simple and straightforward. The foundation of my clinical work is person-centered which aims to establish and build a relationship to foster safety and set goals you hope to achieve. Genuineness and empathy are incredibly important in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my knowledge and experience will help assist you to find the solutions you need to feel better and more settled in your unique circumstances. You are brave to take the first step in finding a therapist, and I'm excited to work with you as you start your journey.
I have been working within the social service field for over 12 years. My approach is simple and straightforward. The foundation of my clinical work is person-centered which aims to establish and build a relationship to foster safety and set goals you hope to achieve. Genuineness and empathy are incredibly important in the therapeutic relationship. I believe my knowledge and experience will help assist you to find the solutions you need to feel better and more settled in your unique circumstances. You are brave to take the first step in finding a therapist, and I'm excited to work with you as you start your journey.
(515) 220-7111 View (515) 220-7111
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Jillian McGuinness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317  (Online Only)
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning and weekend appointments.
I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma/abuse/neglect, those exposed to domestic violence or sexual assault, and individuals experiencing PTSD. Trauma, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem can cause difficulties in your relationships and make you feel stuck in your life. I help people who may be carrying the weight of their past, feel their life is out of balance, or who are not living up to their full potential. If you'd like to relate better to those around you, learn new ways of coping, change negative behaviors, and improve your overall wellness I can help. I offer morning and weekend appointments.
(815) 785-0216 View (815) 785-0216
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Women's Counseling Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Des Moines, IA 50317
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.
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 View (515) 422-4003
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Kevin D West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Des Moines, IA 50317
I specialize working with adults and children (ages 8 to 17) with a focus in the areas of anxiety, anger control, parenting, ADHD, relationships and depression. Everyone has points in their lives where they may question themselves or have to deal with difficult situations they may, or may not, have been expecting. I want to help people find ways to help them realize their potential. I work with clients by exploring and educating them about the strengths they already have and how they can be a force for positive change.
I specialize working with adults and children (ages 8 to 17) with a focus in the areas of anxiety, anger control, parenting, ADHD, relationships and depression. Everyone has points in their lives where they may question themselves or have to deal with difficult situations they may, or may not, have been expecting. I want to help people find ways to help them realize their potential. I work with clients by exploring and educating them about the strengths they already have and how they can be a force for positive change.
(515) 219-4912 View (515) 219-4912

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Pleasant Hill, IA

< 10

Therapists in Pleasant Hill, IA who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Grief
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
75% Wellmark BCBS
50% Aetna

How Therapists in Pleasant Hill, IA see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Pleasant Hill?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.