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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
Photo of Jamie Allen, Counselor
Counselor, MS, (t)LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 500-5880
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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.
Photo of Alex Albright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 500-5816
Verified

Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Photo of Counseling Associates of Central Iowa, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LISW
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 337-0842
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
Photo of Joy Small, Counselor
Counselor, MSEd, PLMHP, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(833) 442-0225
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
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Counselor, MS, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in identifying areas of concern and working collaboratively in development of a treatment plan that works for them at their particular stage in life.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 575-4312
Verified

Des Moines, IA 50313
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in identifying areas of concern and working collaboratively in development of a treatment plan that works for them at their particular stage in life.
Photo of Ashley Mori, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, IADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 393-6982
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 532-5593
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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 Sue Cyr, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
**Sue is not accepting new clients at this time** Kindness. Compassion. Support. How better to start healing? I have been a licensed therapist (LMFT) for over 20 years. I'm also a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I've walked with many individuals, couples and families through difficult times in their lives, celebrated with them when they succeeded and helped them regroup when they needed to keep learning. I draw from my varied therapy training and my rich life experience to provide a safe, supportive environment in which people from age 8-108 are free to grow, heal and move forward in their lives.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 368-8255
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
**Sue is not accepting new clients at this time** Kindness. Compassion. Support. How better to start healing? I have been a licensed therapist (LMFT) for over 20 years. I'm also a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I've walked with many individuals, couples and families through difficult times in their lives, celebrated with them when they succeeded and helped them regroup when they needed to keep learning. I draw from my varied therapy training and my rich life experience to provide a safe, supportive environment in which people from age 8-108 are free to grow, heal and move forward in their lives.
Photo of Logan Porter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I see adults for individual therapy and couples counseling. I take a mind/body approach with my clients and may incorporate mindfulness practices, exercise, time in nature, and other holistic approaches in your treatment plan, if that’s right for you. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Logotherapy to assist clients in meeting their goals and living a values-based life.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 373-8314
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I see adults for individual therapy and couples counseling. I take a mind/body approach with my clients and may incorporate mindfulness practices, exercise, time in nature, and other holistic approaches in your treatment plan, if that’s right for you. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Logotherapy to assist clients in meeting their goals and living a values-based life.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
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 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 sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(360) 979-1604
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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 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 sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Photo of Kelsi Kennison, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 608-5513
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
Photo of Lars Peterson, LISW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Have you been struggling with anxiety that doesn’t get better? Are relationship issues or work stressors just “too much” right now? Are painful memories making it hard to live the life you want? Whether working in person or via telehealth, my approach is supportive and practical. I begin by listening to ensure I understand your issues. I then tailor my approach to match your situation, values and goals. This may include helping you learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, gain clarity and develop a plan address key work or relationship issues, or help you gain tools to manage strong emotions while healing underlying trauma.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 512-5009
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Have you been struggling with anxiety that doesn’t get better? Are relationship issues or work stressors just “too much” right now? Are painful memories making it hard to live the life you want? Whether working in person or via telehealth, my approach is supportive and practical. I begin by listening to ensure I understand your issues. I then tailor my approach to match your situation, values and goals. This may include helping you learn skills to manage and reduce anxiety, gain clarity and develop a plan address key work or relationship issues, or help you gain tools to manage strong emotions while healing underlying trauma.
Photo of Gayle Greco, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 454-1685
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Photo of Melinda Richter, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
No current availability. Would you like to experience more joy and meaning in life? Feeling stuck in the same old unworkable patterns? Maybe you feel like an imposter, barely holding it together on the inside. Or maybe things have already fallen apart despite your best efforts. Why continue to struggle alone? Life is hard enough, but for some people it’s even harder because of depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic illness. Maybe you think you don’t even have a good reason for feeling as you do. This is common and understandable. Don't let it stop you from taking action to feel better. You don't need an "excuse" to come to therapy.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 517-1985
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
No current availability. Would you like to experience more joy and meaning in life? Feeling stuck in the same old unworkable patterns? Maybe you feel like an imposter, barely holding it together on the inside. Or maybe things have already fallen apart despite your best efforts. Why continue to struggle alone? Life is hard enough, but for some people it’s even harder because of depression, anxiety, trauma, or chronic illness. Maybe you think you don’t even have a good reason for feeling as you do. This is common and understandable. Don't let it stop you from taking action to feel better. You don't need an "excuse" to come to therapy.
Photo of Jennifer Lock Oman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, BCD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50321
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 375-1033
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50321
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.
Photo of Merri Schiff, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
I bring over 35 years of experience working with people in various scenarios, the past 18 with elders and their primary caregivers. The sandwich generation is my particular area of interest; a place in life for woman caring for their parents, their children (or others’ children), while trying to find a peaceful and meaningful place in life for themselves. I’ve also worked with adolescents and young adults - navigating their life in new and challenging spaces.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(833) 362-7687
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50315
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
I bring over 35 years of experience working with people in various scenarios, the past 18 with elders and their primary caregivers. The sandwich generation is my particular area of interest; a place in life for woman caring for their parents, their children (or others’ children), while trying to find a peaceful and meaningful place in life for themselves. I’ve also worked with adolescents and young adults - navigating their life in new and challenging spaces.
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!
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(605) 250-6809
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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 Emily M. Poss, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCATP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Have you been told you are a perfectionist? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety/anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 320-8119
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Have you been told you are a perfectionist? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety/anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.
Photo of Elizabeth Young, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
(515) 575-4291
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
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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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists
For clients in Des Moines with chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, and other health issues such as anxiety and depression, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, or MBCT, is a two-part therapy that aims to reduce stress, manage pain, and embrace the freedom to respond to situations by choice. MCBT blends two disciplines--cognitive therapy and mindfulness. Mindfulness helps by reflecting on moments and thoughts without passing judgment. MBCT clients pay close attention to their feelings to reach an objective mindset, thus viewing and combating life's unpleasant occurrences.

Mindfulness Based therapists in Des Moines can help with issues like anxiety and depression in their role as Des Moines MBCT therapists.

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.