Therapists in West Des Moines, IA

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Rich Webster
Counselor, MA, JD, LMHC
Verified
It is important to accept a person exactly where they are, in a safe and non-judgmental space where we can explore their issues, find and nurture hope, and together work toward growth and equanimity. As a counselor, my job is to hear, accept and understand my client as a whole person and provide strategies to achieve their goals. Growth, healing and change can be challenging and may take hard work on the part of the client and the counselor. I am honored to be a part of that process with my clients.
(515) 532-5593 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Not accepting new clients
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Alex Kennison
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
As a clinician, I see myself as a collaborator, someone that can help provide clarity in difficult situations and be the sounding board clients need in order to make positive changes in their lives, relationships, and futures. I also believe that people begin counseling services with the hopes of no longer needing them. Most people would rather have the skills, tools, and supports needed to manage the difficulties that life throws at them on their own. My job is figuring out how to help make that a reality.
(515) 305-3676 
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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
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Joby Holcomb
Counselor, LMHC, CADC
Verified
It is my belief that the greatest changes a person can make in life are done through the relationship between the therapist and the client. Joining with the clients I work with on their journey is truly a rewarding experience. It is my goal to help individuals understand and overcome the unique barriers in life through empathy, acceptance and unconditional positive regard. I believe that true change can come by using the individual's strengths and positive attributes along with humor to assist clients in achieving their unique goals.
(515) 608-8054 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
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Audrey Giese
Counselor, LMHC, MA
Verified
Feeling stuck, hurt, or overwhelmed? Life doesn't have to feel this way. I can help you live your life at it's best! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I utilize a supportive and evidenced-based approach that provides clients with the skills, empowerment, and hope needed to make treatment successful and recovery possible. I compassionately help client's explore the sources of their concerns and then assist them in implementing workable solutions. This process enables clients to create sustainable change in their lives.
(515) 608-8074 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Natalie Lonsdale Gruss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
Hello, I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 16 years of experience working with a variety of clients from different backgrounds, races, nationalities, identities and orientations. I work closely with clients to create personalized goals and am trained in a wide range of issues including: anxiety, panic, depression, anger, irritability, stress, PTSD, identity, sexuality, stages of life, career, body image, survivors of trauma, adult children of alcoholics, postpartum depression/anxiety, grief/loss, and many others. If you want to feel better, I am here to help!
(515) 421-4370 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Maggie Suits
Counselor, MS, tLMHC
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 like to 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 but am also interested in working with teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
(515) 220-2929 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Shannon Lynne Sandahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
I have been providing therapy for children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults since 2000 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse that causes emotional stress and negative impact on the individual's life and families lives. I am an EMDR trained therapist.
(515) 420-0357 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Michael Davis
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
I believe all good therapy starts with building a trusting relationship. I create a safe, judgement free environment to help build this relationship. Sometimes the thought of reaching your goals seems impossible. Whatever your concerns are I want to listen and help you find solutions to your goals. I'm passionate about working with adolescents, autism disorders, depression, and anxiety. I've worked with a variety of behavioral issues with adolescents, autism disorders, depression, anxiety, general life stress, and anger management for the past 14 years.
(515) 705-0706 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
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Carrie Leaf
MS, LMFT
Verified
Hello and thanks for checking out my site! For over a decade, I have helped clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. I will help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are keeping you stuck. I take a holistic approach. Offering: Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy, EMDR, & more: Are you ready for a change? You don't have to do it alone. My goal is to work together with you to help you better understand yourself in a way that promotes growth and change as well as to help you & your relationships reach their maximum potential.
(515) 619-6737 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
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Kevin D West
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
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 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Danielle Ballard-Green
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW, CADC
Verified
I believe therapy can be a catalyst for new beginnings, a safe place to explore fears, loss, trauma, stress and anything holding you back from reaching your full potential. As your therapist I want to provide a safe place for you to learn about yourself, develop new insights, and heal from past hurts and trauma. I enjoy working with clients 16 years old and beyond. I specialize in working with clients who are experiencing life transitions, depression, anxiety, and trauma. I am an LGBTQ+ ally. I am an independently licensed clinical social worker (LISW) and certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC).
(515) 257-6137 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
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The Anxiety and OCD Center of Iowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Have you ever had the thought "Maybe I have a problem with anxiety?" One of the worst things about anxiety (aside from the feeling) is the avoidance it creates in a person's life. From mildly interfering with enjoyment to outright avoiding things altogether, anxiety can be paralyzing. Whether it's related to social situations, more generalized, panic attacks, phobia, agoraphobia, or related disorders such as OCD. These are my first and foremost areas of expertise. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is seeing and comparing the progress a person makes along the way.
(515) 512-5167 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
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Monica Wentworth
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Hi! I'm Monica - a therapist on a mission to bring balance, wholeness, and healing to the people of Iowa. I believe that growth is FOR everyone and POSSIBLE for everyone. You deserve a space to safely feel heard and seen. It is my honor to create that space for you and with you. I believe that every human (yes, you!) deserves to know, feel, and understand their worth and value here on this earth. In my office, you can expect me to help you to explore origins of negative beliefs, seek out the impacts of childhood experiences on your current life, and learn true elements of self-compassion.
(515) 679-3416 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Devon Gilliland-Minard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
I believe all of us manage the ups and downs of life in different ways. Through a collaborative approach, individuals can develop more effective ways to manage these issues. I enjoy working with individuals (adolescents to adults), couples, and families who desire to make changes in their lives to better themselves. I draw on many approaches to meet your needs and what will work best for you. I believe therapy should be a comfortable process where you leave feeling you have benefited in some way.
(515) 512-5902 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Thomas Sunderman
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
I believe it is important to meet you as an individual, couple or family where you are at in your unique journey in life. During this process, I feel it's essential for you to encounter a non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic atmosphere through which you can work on areas of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with. Additionally, it is my hope that you experience a sense of empowerment and motivation to grow and move towards self-discovery.
(515) 393-4143 x203 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Erin Danylchuk
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC
Verified
Are you questioning your sexuality, lacking intimacy in your life, or feeling feel ashamed of your sexual desires? Maybe you struggle to experience an orgasm, and are frustrated with your body. Do you want to improve your sexual communication skills? If any of these issues resonate with you, I am your therapist! I provide an open environment that encourages clients to be honest about emotions that have them feeling "stuck." I tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your needs, while simultaneously challenging you to grow.
(515) 420-1681 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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McMahon Therapy Services, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MACJ, MSW, LISW
Verified
I am a Clinician with a great deal of "life experience". So much of what we struggle with is nothing new. However, without sharing that pain we can stay stuck in the depression and anxiety of our thought. In the past I have worked with parents, families and in the school setting. I have also worked as a clinical therapist. Wherever I have ventured though, I have always seen the importance of "relationship" in therapy. I so look forward to helping you reach your goals.
(515) 320-8031 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Offers online therapy
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Jacob Stastny
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Sometimes, life can unfold in ways that pose obstacles that hinder our plans and shake our belief and confidence in ourselves. In my work with clients, I strive to help people find value in themselves as well as assisting in identifying and strengthening personal resources to effectively address those things in life that weigh us down.
(515) 523-5948 
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Offers online therapy
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Ellaine Watkins
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC
Verified
I have worked in mental health for the past 10 years and have experience with working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I have experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and have extensive experience working with individuals diagnosed with: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression during the 5 years I worked with Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Teams. I have experience with both in-person and virtual appointments.
(515) 585-8409 
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West Des Moines, IA 50265
Not accepting new clients


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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 West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines, or Child Psychologists in West Des Moines.

Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines 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.