Therapists in Polk County, IA

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Photo of Joel Greenberg, Psychologist in Polk County, IA
Joel Greenberg
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
I work with children, 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
Offers online therapy
Photo of Wendy Tillgren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Wendy Tillgren
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents and adults to help work through most things life throws our way. I use a combination of evidence based treatments, compassion and humor to help find your best self. I have been in the field for over 15 years across various settings working with people who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, foster care/adoption concerns and general life stress.
(515) 346-6870 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Not accepting new clients
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Catalina D'Achiardi-Ressler
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
I believe that all of us have the ability to change and are equipped with the inner resources to do so. Most people find times in their life when they experience distress from strained relationships, stressors or losses, experiences of trauma, or other factors and they need support to overcome these difficulties. I value the effort that it takes for someone to ask for such support and believe that the therapy relationship I offer allows for someone to achieve positive change in their life and find relief from their distress.
(515) 994-0190 
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jamie Allen, Counselor in Polk County, IA
Jamie Allen
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CADC
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) 500-5880 
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Des Moines, IA 50313
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Emily M Johnson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW
Verified
My name is Emily M Johnson (she/her), and as a licensed social worker (LMSW), I have over ten years of experience working with adults and families in affordable housing and healthcare. I believe in the dignity of each person and treating others with kindness and compassion. I work to collaborate with clients and believe that every client is the expert on themselves and their needs and that I am here to support and guide you within your current experiences. Working from a strengths-based perspective, I value working with clients from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
(515) 237-5045 
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
Photo of LeAnn Waterhouse, Psychologist in Polk County, IA
LeAnn Waterhouse
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Most people who seek counseling do so because something in their life is just not quite right. Perhaps you have already identified what is off in your life - depression, anxiety, a negative relationship. Or perhaps you just know something is off. I work with each of my clients to get to the core of their struggles. Then I help my clients experiment with new solutions, new perspectives, and new ways of being. I believe therapy is a journey of exploration, understanding, and new choices and I enjoy helping my clients connect to the core strength they never knew they had.
(515) 393-6894 x3 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services is a group practice that specializes in evidence-based treatments - which are those that are supported by research - for individuals with anxiety and related disorders. Because it is difficult to find well-trained mental health professionals who specialize in providing the most up-to-date treatments to those suffering from anxiety and related disorders, it is our goal to provide clients with evidence-based treatments in a manner that increases access to those who might not otherwise have it via online therapy, or videoconferencing.
(515) 325-8531 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
Photo of Janet Rieckhoff, Counselor in Polk County, IA
Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV
Verified
Do you feel stuck in the same situations or same kind of unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression and broken trust? We can explore communication patterns, attachment styles, and past traumas affecting relationships. Provide a comfortable nonjudgemental environment to work on your relationships. I have experience in work stress, grief, chronic pain, family issues including (parenting, caretaking, marriage), LGBTQA issues, adoption, and infertility. First I listen to your life situation story, second give work to do during the week, and third building on your strengths, so you can reach your life goals.
(515) 517-2953 
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Ankeny, IA 50023
Offers online therapy
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Rooted Insights, PLC
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I work collaboratively with each individual. I strive to provide a safe environment for those seeking to explore and understand themselves more deeply. I believe that every individual has within themselves the ability to heal from life’s many challenges and experiences.
(515) 605-7553 
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Urbandale, IA 50322
Photo of Meredith Stahl, Counselor in Polk County, IA
Meredith Stahl
Counselor, MA, tLMHC, NCC
Verified
I work with adults and adolescents and have experience with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, loss, and trauma. I am passionate about working with teens who have been affected by bullying. Addressing the lived effects bullying behavior can have on an individual is imperative in order to negate any residual trauma that results in feelings of depression and anxiety as a young adult. Having a safe space that encourages clients to be vulnerable is key and I hope to provide that for my clients.
(515) 203-8602 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
Photo of Annie Steil, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Annie Steil
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
My goal is to create a safe, open environment for you to come and express feelings and successfully work through problems. I strive for you to feel safe, accepted and validated. I use CBT, TFCBT, and I am newly trained in EMDR. I am nurturing, nonjudgmental, supportive, and like to use humor when appropriate. I enjoy working with individuals. Kids (10 and up), teens, and adults. I accept Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance as well as United Health Care Insurance. I look forward to meeting you
(515) 517-6553 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
Photo of Ashley H. Freeman, Psychologist in Polk County, IA
Ashley H. Freeman
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified
Are you unhappy in your current job? Finding your work unfulfilling? Thinking of making a career change but don’t know what to do next? Are you struggling to pick a college major or decide on a graduate school program? Whether you are a seasoned professional or a college student trying to pick a major, career counseling can help you explore not only what job tasks might best suit you but also what type of environment may best fit your personality.
(515) 373-8636 
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Urbandale, IA 50323
Offers online therapy
Photo of Judy Nemmers, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Judy Nemmers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
(515) 373-4866 
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Photo of Joseli Alves-Dunkerson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Polk County, IA
Joseli Alves-Dunkerson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AASECT, CST
Verified
Do you find yourself stuck in a relationship, no matter what you do? Are you feeling disconnected, unattractive, sad or overwhelmed? Are you and your partner disagreeing or distant from each other? Are you and your partner at different levels of sexual desire? Are you having difficulties with sex? Are you facing infidelity/affairs or considering divorce? Are you looking for new ways to love yourself more and to have a healthier relationship and sex life? Would you like to know more about successful relationships and healthy sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
(515) 206-8039 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
Photo of Stephanie Wheeler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Stephanie Wheeler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
As your therapist, my goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment to promote individual healing and growth. I enjoy working with a diverse array of populations and issues, some of which include trauma and abuse, anxiety and depression, personality and relationship issues, as well as life transitions and stress. In particular, I enjoy joining with clients as they explore both internal and external systems to gain insight, and enhance their daily living.
(515) 305-3547 
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Ankeny, IA 50023
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Seely Psychotherapy Services
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I have a diverse background in mental health and my private practice is conveniently located off I-235. Most therapists can provide the therapy types listed, but it takes focus and good listening skills to discern how to effectively "help" others.
(515) 512-5173 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
Photo of Cindy Schloss Calhoun, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Cindy Schloss Calhoun
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S
Verified
Hello and Welcome! I am an LISW therapist (Licensed Independent Social Worker) and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor. I provide specific supervision for therapists seeking their RPT registration. As a therapist, I work with children adolescents, families and adults. I provide a unique combination of expressive and more traditional therapies. I have obtained highly specialized training in play and sand tray therapy, attachment, trauma, and Theraplay. I am EMDR certified with both children and adults. I am also a SoulCollage (R) Facilitator. This practice uses printed images to create a visual journal of one's life.
(515) 278-5191 
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Clive, IA 50325
Not accepting new clients
Photo of Jacy Jensen, Marriage & Family Therapist in Polk County, IA
Jacy Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified
Everyone has a story, and each story is different and deserves to be told. Our stories at times can be filled with unexpected and sometimes overwhelming challenges that affect each of us in different ways. Through my own personal and professional story, I have discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, develop new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations to lead a more authentic life.
 
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Karla Mracek-Knight, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Karla Mracek-Knight
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, RD
Verified
When someone asks me what I love about being a therapist, my answer is, "Everything." I love meeting new people, understanding their stories, being present for the vulnerable moments and witnessing the hope and change. I provide a warm and inviting space for clients to share their struggles and find their strength. My approach is client-centered, driven by your goals, navigated with compassion and humor.
(515) 575-2053 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
Photo of Heidi Valdez, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Polk County, IA
Heidi Valdez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW
Verified
Are you or your child feeling stuck in your life, school, career, and/or relationships? Could your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health be better for you and/or your child? If so, I am here to help. In a supportive environment, we will work together to build whole health and wellness for you and/or your child integrating both mind and body approaches. We all need support and guidance throughout our lives and I am passionate about supporting children, parents, and families in being the best they can be no matter what struggles may come their way.
(515) 373-8926 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy


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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Polk County are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.

Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Polk County then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.

Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.

How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Polk County, or Child Psychologists in Polk County.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Polk County psychologists specializing in EMDR.

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. Psychologists in Polk County specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. 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?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.