Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
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.
Individuals
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Individuals
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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
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.
Individuals
(515) 519-3467
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Individuals
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.
Photo of William F Walker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Are you looking for support in order to achieve the kind of life you envision? Maybe you are struggling to succeed in one of life's domains including socially, work, school, or family relationships. We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you or your family member. The warm and supportive environment in our office helps clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, ADHD (adult and children), job stress and other life stressors.
Individuals
(515) 599-3170
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Individuals
Are you looking for support in order to achieve the kind of life you envision? Maybe you are struggling to succeed in one of life's domains including socially, work, school, or family relationships. We would be honored to have an opportunity to work with you or your family member. The warm and supportive environment in our office helps clients feel comfortable working through personal challenges such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family conflict, ADHD (adult and children), job stress and other life stressors.
Photo of Hope Hugghins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* 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.
Individuals
(515) 497-9861
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Individuals
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* 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.
Photo of Amber E Lonsdale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Individuals
(605) 250-6809
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Individuals
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Photo of Erica Krolak, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
Individuals
(515) 864-7239
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Individuals
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
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Counselor, PhD, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50316
Hi. My name is Dr. Jim Hanson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with individuals, couples and families. My approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which means that we will focus on the role thoughts and behaviors play in psychological functioning and well-being. I believe that a therapeutic relationship must include trust, mutual respect and empathy. As your therapist, this relationship will allow us to work together to foster positive growth and development.
Individuals
(515) 446-7273
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50316
Individuals
Hi. My name is Dr. Jim Hanson and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I work with individuals, couples and families. My approach is Cognitive-Behavioral, which means that we will focus on the role thoughts and behaviors play in psychological functioning and well-being. I believe that a therapeutic relationship must include trust, mutual respect and empathy. As your therapist, this relationship will allow us to work together to foster positive growth and development.
Photo of Jasmin C Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
Individuals
(515) 316-2039
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Individuals
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
Photo of Petrina D Leitz (Formerly Jones), Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, EdD, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman. As a therapist, I want all of my clients to experience the width of life. No life is not without its difficulties and solutions are within your reach.
Individuals
(515) 373-8127
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Individuals
"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." Diane Ackerman. As a therapist, I want all of my clients to experience the width of life. No life is not without its difficulties and solutions are within your reach.
Photo of New Life Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Our New Life professionals provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Our professional training, experience, faith, and commitment to honoring each individual, enables us to offer counseling that empowers you with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to improve your life. We offer support and guidance in this journey through life's many changes and transitions as we partner together to work toward meeting your goals. Visit our counselor's page on our website to learn more about our therapists and their areas of focus.
Individuals
(515) 436-4384
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Individuals
Our New Life professionals provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Our professional training, experience, faith, and commitment to honoring each individual, enables us to offer counseling that empowers you with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to improve your life. We offer support and guidance in this journey through life's many changes and transitions as we partner together to work toward meeting your goals. Visit our counselor's page on our website to learn more about our therapists and their areas of focus.
Photo of Brian L Bentley, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, CADC, EMDR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 26 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Individuals
(515) 393-2774
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Individuals
I am an emotion focused and cognitive behavioral therapist that incorporates a systemic, relational perspective to my work. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples create the relationship they desire, providing families with the tools necessary to create meaningful relationships, and assisting those in need of support and counsel with a variety of mental health issues. I use 26 years of marital and family counseling experience to provide therapy in the areas of marital therapy, affair reconciliation, divorce adjustment, sexual & drug addictions, depression, and anxiety.
Photo of JaCarie Owens, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Individuals
(515) 444-5993
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Individuals
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Photo of Amy J. Ugulini Pals, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Individuals
(515) 393-4137
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Individuals
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Photo of Caitie Taylor, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC-T Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Individuals
(515) 368-9942
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Individuals
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Photo of Naomi E Bloom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Individuals
(515) 346-6929
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Individuals
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Photo of Cheryl Garland, Counselor
Counselor, MS, NCC, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
Individuals
(515) 808-2218
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
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Since 2008 Integrative Counseling Solutions, Inc has been reaching out to schools and rural communities in Central Iowa to make mental health services more accessible.
Photo of Transformational Arts LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMHC, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Individuals
(515) 320-8567
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
Individuals
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
Individuals
(515) 519-3473
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Individuals
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
Photo of Rich Webster, Counselor
Counselor, MA, JD, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Individuals
(515) 532-5593
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Individuals
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.
Photo of Karin Beschen, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
If you are seeking more genuine relationships with people, and a more free, satisfying life, therapy can be helpful. My approach is founded on mindfully working with negative thought patterns and the difficult emotions that stem from them. I use and teach clients strategies for being kinder and more compassionate with themselves.
Individuals
(515) 758-4081
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
Individuals
If you are seeking more genuine relationships with people, and a more free, satisfying life, therapy can be helpful. My approach is founded on mindfully working with negative thought patterns and the difficult emotions that stem from them. I use and teach clients strategies for being kinder and more compassionate with themselves.

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Individuals Therapists
The professionals listed here have identified their focus on individual therapy in Des Moines or help for individuals seeking therapy. Individual counseling in Des Moines, and psychologists who mostly work with individuals involves meeting with a therapist one-on-one for the purpose of reducing personal suffering which may occur in the form of problematic behaviors, beliefs or feelings.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Des Moines are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Des Moines

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Des Moines you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Des Moines and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Des Moines or family therapy in Des Moines.