Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
(515) 575-4291
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
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Tiffany Schupanitz
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive environment and encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. This allows me to work with my clients. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges because only together are we able to make life-changing decisions. You are important to me and in session we will focus your issues 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) 200-1113
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Des Moines, IA 50322
I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive environment and encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. This allows me to work with my clients. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges because only together are we able to make life-changing decisions. You are important to me and in session we will focus your issues 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.
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Wendy L Solawetz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I look forward to assisting individuals, couples and families as they address their issues, embrace healing, establish resilience, and discover new hope for the future.
We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system to create insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption or suffered a pregnancy loss. Individual, couples and families grow when working together.
(515) 512-5022
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I look forward to assisting individuals, couples and families as they address their issues, embrace healing, establish resilience, and discover new hope for the future.
We all need a little help along the way. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I work with clients to obtain positive resolutions to problems and lasting hope for the future. I am a direct and active family therapist and I partner with my clients to identify challenges and resolve their problems. My experience working with clients has led me to see that raising one's understanding of the family system to create insight that leads to lasting change. Many of my clients and their families have been touched by adoption or suffered a pregnancy loss. Individual, couples and families grow when working together.
Andrew Scott Doty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
(515) 255-8399
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Andrew received his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Iowa. He has previous experience working with children, adolescents and their families as a Mileu Treatment Counselor at Orchard Place residential campus. Andrew has also worked with individuals with traumatic brain injuries, mental health in a supported community living, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) setting. Andrew will be working out of the Ankeny LifeWorks office and in Ankeny schools. Andrew is interested in helping adolescents and adults find meaning and happiness in their lives. Andrew enjoys exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and loves watching the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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Trisha Crabbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, CADC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I utilize evidenced based practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help individuals overcome the effects of trauma in their lives.
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
(515) 505-1961
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I utilize evidenced based practices such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help individuals overcome the effects of trauma in their lives.
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
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Jamie L. Nelson-Kirby
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, RYT-500 Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I strive to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore patterns and relational dynamics, while fostering personal insight and change.
(515) 200-1058
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I strive to help individuals, couples and families work through a variety of issues and facilitate the change they desire. I provide a safe and comfortable environment to explore patterns and relational dynamics, while fostering personal insight and change.
Susan Houts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I have a special interest in working with the LGBT community and have earned a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Work with LGBT Individuals and their Families.
During my years in practice, I have noticed that many people feel like they are living their lives the way others would like them to live. This can create or contribute to depression, anxiety, and a general feeling of disconnection from oneself. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, childhood or recent trauma, or sexuality issues, my work is dedicated to helping you find your most authentic voice so that you can create the life that you've always wanted to live.
(515) 599-3231
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I have a special interest in working with the LGBT community and have earned a post-graduate certificate in Clinical Work with LGBT Individuals and their Families.
During my years in practice, I have noticed that many people feel like they are living their lives the way others would like them to live. This can create or contribute to depression, anxiety, and a general feeling of disconnection from oneself. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, childhood or recent trauma, or sexuality issues, my work is dedicated to helping you find your most authentic voice so that you can create the life that you've always wanted to live.
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Ashley (Boisen) Kolbe
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management.
(515) 512-5104
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I strive to provide competent, compassionate and client-centered therapy services to assist and support individuals, couples, and families in processing past issues, managing daily struggles, and working to make positive choices in the future. I believe that the relationship between the therapist and client is key in the therapy process. I specialize in working with children, adolescents and families to address relationship issues, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, and stress and anger management.
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Heather Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with sixteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
(515) 316-6031
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with sixteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
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Callie Brass
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Therapy is an opportunity to build connections within yourself, your personal relationships, community, and faith. My philosophy is that you are whole, possessing all of the tools that you need in order to build on, and explore, desired connections. My role as a therapist is to help connect you to your inner strengths, beliefs, and values to enhance your life experience and achieve your goals. I am currently am working with individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors that include: life transtions, academic or vocational stressors, grief and loss, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and trauma.
(515) 454-5421
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Therapy is an opportunity to build connections within yourself, your personal relationships, community, and faith. My philosophy is that you are whole, possessing all of the tools that you need in order to build on, and explore, desired connections. My role as a therapist is to help connect you to your inner strengths, beliefs, and values to enhance your life experience and achieve your goals. I am currently am working with individuals experiencing a variety of life stressors that include: life transtions, academic or vocational stressors, grief and loss, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation and trauma.
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Janet Rieckhoff
Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
Do you feel stuck in the same situations or same kind of unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression, broken trust, or becomes abusive? I provide a comfortable judgement free environment wherever you are on life’s journey. Maybe you are finding it difficult living in the new COVID world, are dealing with trauma, job, addictions, grief, chronic pain, live with mental health issues, have relationship issues of trust, family/parenting/caretaker issues, have cultural and ethnic issues, have spiritual issues. My first priority is listening compassionately, then building on your strengths to deal with your issues.
(515) 517-2953
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I see individuals, couples and families.
Do you feel stuck in the same situations or same kind of unhealthy relationships which produce anxiety, anger, depression, broken trust, or becomes abusive? I provide a comfortable judgement free environment wherever you are on life’s journey. Maybe you are finding it difficult living in the new COVID world, are dealing with trauma, job, addictions, grief, chronic pain, live with mental health issues, have relationship issues of trust, family/parenting/caretaker issues, have cultural and ethnic issues, have spiritual issues. My first priority is listening compassionately, then building on your strengths to deal with your issues.
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Mariah Jane Andreasen
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals ages 13 and older and with couples.
I like to incorporate my creative spirit into therapy and I believe people of all ages can increase their self-awareness and express their feelings through movement. I utilize a multifaceted approach to achieve mind-body healing. In my therapy practice, I integrate techniques from EMDR, CBT, play therapy, and trauma-responsive yoga. I am passionate about tailoring my approach for each individual and couple, and I strive to make therapy a positive and impactful journey.
(515) 393-4145
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals ages 13 and older and with couples.
I like to incorporate my creative spirit into therapy and I believe people of all ages can increase their self-awareness and express their feelings through movement. I utilize a multifaceted approach to achieve mind-body healing. In my therapy practice, I integrate techniques from EMDR, CBT, play therapy, and trauma-responsive yoga. I am passionate about tailoring my approach for each individual and couple, and I strive to make therapy a positive and impactful journey.
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Ryan McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I have been providing therapy support within the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for 20 years. My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. Typically, I serve clients older than 10 years and younger than 99. I enjoy my profession and take pride in assisting and supporting clients that I see each week. We all have a story to tell. Therapy works :)
(515) 368-8229 x301
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I have been providing therapy support within the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for 20 years. My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. Typically, I serve clients older than 10 years and younger than 99. I enjoy my profession and take pride in assisting and supporting clients that I see each week. We all have a story to tell. Therapy works :)
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Julie Mertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
***Limited Openings*** Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
(515) 519-3467
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
***Limited Openings*** Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Donald M. Kaesser
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
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 an 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
Offers online therapy
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 an extended/depth psychotherapy depending on your needs. I enjoy individuals, couples, and seniors. Psychotherapy is my calling!
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC is a group practice dedicated to serving the mental and emotional health needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Des Moines, IA area.
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC is a group practice dedicated to serving the mental and emotional health needs of individuals, couples, and families in the Des Moines, IA area.
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
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Amanda Ackerman
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
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
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
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.
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Carter DeVary
Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more.
(515) 393-6791
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I provide an open and accepting environment that empowers clients to share their concerns without judgment. From a systemic perspective, I focus on helping individuals, couples and families develop a greater sense of self within their relationships, leading clients to develop and maintain healthy and sustainable relationships beyond therapy. I work with a broad range of clients including individual teenagers to older adults, couples and families, with a diverse set of problems and needs including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, couple and marital issues, blended family problems, and many more.
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Courtney Mergen
Counselor, MA, MS, t-LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
**Daytime Availability Only!** Hello and welcome! My name is Courtney and I am a compassionate and open-minded mental health therapist located in Des Moines. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and concerns, with particular interest in trauma/PTSD, women's issues, anxiety disorders, medical stressors and sexual strain/dysfunction. My approach is trauma-informed and empirically supported. I use play-based strategies in my work with children and I am trained in EMDR.
(515) 454-1969
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
**Daytime Availability Only!** Hello and welcome! My name is Courtney and I am a compassionate and open-minded mental health therapist located in Des Moines. I enjoy working with individuals of all ages and concerns, with particular interest in trauma/PTSD, women's issues, anxiety disorders, medical stressors and sexual strain/dysfunction. My approach is trauma-informed and empirically supported. I use play-based strategies in my work with children and I am trained in EMDR.
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Jennifer Haidar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MS, MEd Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk alongside of individuals and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I utilize several therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, art and walking therapy. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own strengths and resiliency to heal and grow.
(515) 206-8307
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
It is my honor to walk alongside of individuals and couples as they learn to navigate and find strength and purpose in their own story. I utilize several therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, mindfulness, art and walking therapy. I believe therapy is a healing relationship, in which individuals are empowered to use their own strengths and resiliency to heal and grow.

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