Kim Tallon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, CEDS Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Kim Tallon, LISW, CEDS, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist specializing in eating disorder treatment and related mental health concerns. Kim is also a trained yoga teacher and holds a certification in yoga-informed psychotherapy. Kim utilizes a team approach, working with each client to highlight strengths and identify solutions to support the client in their healing and recovery. Kim uses DBT, CBT, ERP, Motivational Interviewing, and the mind/body perspective while working with her clients, and will adjust each therapy experience to meet the need of each individual.
(563) 334-1727
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Kim Tallon, LISW, CEDS, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist specializing in eating disorder treatment and related mental health concerns. Kim is also a trained yoga teacher and holds a certification in yoga-informed psychotherapy. Kim utilizes a team approach, working with each client to highlight strengths and identify solutions to support the client in their healing and recovery. Kim uses DBT, CBT, ERP, Motivational Interviewing, and the mind/body perspective while working with her clients, and will adjust each therapy experience to meet the need of each individual.
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Ellaine Watkins
Counselor, MS, LMHCt, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I utilizes many modalities in session including, but not limited to: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management, and Sand Tray.
***Not accepting new clients*** I have worked in mental health for the past 8 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 school based counseling and have worked with children and adolescents with adjustment disorders, ADHD, ODD, and transition issues with home or school settings.
(515) 585-8409
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I utilizes many modalities in session including, but not limited to: CBT, DBT, EMDR, Play Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management, and Sand Tray.
***Not accepting new clients*** I have worked in mental health for the past 8 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 school based counseling and have worked with children and adolescents with adjustment disorders, ADHD, ODD, and transition issues with home or school settings.
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Sharaine Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I utilize motivational interviewing, CBT, attachment methods and EFT as well as skills from art, music, and narrative therapy.
Are you feeling lost? Alone? Misunderstood? Do you ever wish that you could just talk to someone and they not only understand how you feel, but also allow you to be yourself? If you are looking for someone to listen, to understand, to support and push you necessary, then my hope is that I can help you. My clinical areas of interest and expertise include: addictions (gambling, gaming, drugs and alcohol, sex), anxiety, depression, sexual health and human sexuality, attachment issues, LGBTQIA+ and relationship and premarital/marital issues. If any of this sounds familiar, I may be speaking directly to you.
(515) 375-1488
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I utilize motivational interviewing, CBT, attachment methods and EFT as well as skills from art, music, and narrative therapy.
Are you feeling lost? Alone? Misunderstood? Do you ever wish that you could just talk to someone and they not only understand how you feel, but also allow you to be yourself? If you are looking for someone to listen, to understand, to support and push you necessary, then my hope is that I can help you. My clinical areas of interest and expertise include: addictions (gambling, gaming, drugs and alcohol, sex), anxiety, depression, sexual health and human sexuality, attachment issues, LGBTQIA+ and relationship and premarital/marital issues. If any of this sounds familiar, I may be speaking directly to you.
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Shannon Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
I have been trained in attachment theory, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, and couples therapy.
I believe therapy should be a safe place where you can explore what you want for yourself, learn how to manage your past, and become the person you know you really are. Therapy can be an intimidating process to begin with, but with time and trust, we will work together to meet your goals. I use a variety of modalities to meet my clients' needs.
(515) 373-8921
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
I have been trained in attachment theory, CBT, trauma-focused CBT, motivational interviewing, cognitive processing therapy, and couples therapy.
I believe therapy should be a safe place where you can explore what you want for yourself, learn how to manage your past, and become the person you know you really are. Therapy can be an intimidating process to begin with, but with time and trust, we will work together to meet your goals. I use a variety of modalities to meet my clients' needs.
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Sarah J Garcia
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive, Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
***Accepting new appointments*** I have 13 years’ experience in social services, including 7 years engaged in adolescent, adult, couples and family therapy. During that time, I’ve seen first-hand the impact depression, anxiety and trauma can have on child development, marriages, parenting and interpersonal skills in general. My approach to helping improve the connections in people’s lives starts with understanding their needs in a safe, judgement-free environment.
(515) 203-2694
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive, Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness.
***Accepting new appointments*** I have 13 years’ experience in social services, including 7 years engaged in adolescent, adult, couples and family therapy. During that time, I’ve seen first-hand the impact depression, anxiety and trauma can have on child development, marriages, parenting and interpersonal skills in general. My approach to helping improve the connections in people’s lives starts with understanding their needs in a safe, judgement-free environment.
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Ronda L Hood
Counselor, IADC, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Your life is amazing in so many areas, yet you can’t seem to get your anxiety to step aside and let you live your life to the fullest. You worry, your mind races with directionless thoughts, you’re distracted, and you’re too often irritable. Those awkward moments replay in your head and endless fears play and replay in your head. Then this presents challenges for you and your relationships. Maybe the anxiety is even coming from your relationships. Either way, let me help you come up for air. I know there is a lot on your plate, and these constant struggles with your thoughts, feelings, and moods are the last thing you need.
(515) 608-8034
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Your life is amazing in so many areas, yet you can’t seem to get your anxiety to step aside and let you live your life to the fullest. You worry, your mind races with directionless thoughts, you’re distracted, and you’re too often irritable. Those awkward moments replay in your head and endless fears play and replay in your head. Then this presents challenges for you and your relationships. Maybe the anxiety is even coming from your relationships. Either way, let me help you come up for air. I know there is a lot on your plate, and these constant struggles with your thoughts, feelings, and moods are the last thing you need.
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Lexee Butcher
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist can feel like throwing a dart at the board and hoping it sticks. It's an overwhelming process and I understand how uncomfortable it can be. I am open to having a phone consultation prior to your first appointment, to address any concerns or questions you may have about my style, the process, or what to expect from our sessions together. I provide a comprehensive set of services to help boost your confidence and offer support as you confront your mental health challenges.
(515) 220-2796
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Finding the right therapist can feel like throwing a dart at the board and hoping it sticks. It's an overwhelming process and I understand how uncomfortable it can be. I am open to having a phone consultation prior to your first appointment, to address any concerns or questions you may have about my style, the process, or what to expect from our sessions together. I provide a comprehensive set of services to help boost your confidence and offer support as you confront your mental health challenges.
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Amber Runkel
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety.
(515) 523-5900
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I am a passionate, open-minded, and supportive therapist who provides client-centered and compassionate therapy while exploring each client's definition of what is normal and healthy. I strive to help clients unbind fears, gain insight and acceptance, and heal emotional wounds. I specialize in individual, couple, and family therapy with an emphasis on self-discovery, mindfulness, and enhancing positive energy and interactions. I purely enjoy working with diverse clients, especially those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer etc., as well as, trauma survivors, and those who are surviving symptoms of depression and anxiety.
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Jamie Allen
Counselor, MS, (t)LMHC, CADC 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.
(515) 500-5880
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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.
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Susan C Helkenn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
(515) 303-1887 x4
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Every person has the ability to live a happier, more productive life--you just need the right tools! At Innovative Learning Professionals, I use proven, traditional and non-traditional approaches to improve functioning and lives. In a casual, non-judgmental setting, I meet with school-age children, teens, and adults of all ages. Whatever your struggle-- anxiety or worry, school or work, depression or low mood, relationships or loneliness, parenting or parents--- we can find ways to improve mood, behavior, thinking, and your life. Please feel free to email or call to talk about scheduling.
Anne Peters
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
Life certainly has its challenges, and you are not alone. I currently provide telehealth therapy options, offering a convenient option for you and I to meet wherever you are most comfortable (via phone, tablet, or computer). I am trained in many treatment modalities in order to best support each client, no matter what brings you here. You can expect a comfortable and supportive environment right from the start.
(515) 305-3659
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
Life certainly has its challenges, and you are not alone. I currently provide telehealth therapy options, offering a convenient option for you and I to meet wherever you are most comfortable (via phone, tablet, or computer). I am trained in many treatment modalities in order to best support each client, no matter what brings you here. You can expect a comfortable and supportive environment right from the start.
Michaela Jens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein. I believe that the script we tell ourselves and others is incredibly powerful. The way in which we relate to others, navigate the world, and give meaning to our lives is all guided by our perception of our own narratives. Unfortunately many of us are dominated by our inner critic and negative aspects of that story without including the most important part - you are still here. Even through life's tribulations and traumas there are moments of triumph and resilience. Until we look at the unique parts of our story we remain in misery.
(515) 206-8033
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” - Albert Einstein. I believe that the script we tell ourselves and others is incredibly powerful. The way in which we relate to others, navigate the world, and give meaning to our lives is all guided by our perception of our own narratives. Unfortunately many of us are dominated by our inner critic and negative aspects of that story without including the most important part - you are still here. Even through life's tribulations and traumas there are moments of triumph and resilience. Until we look at the unique parts of our story we remain in misery.
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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Kelly LaMotte
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, it is my focus to provide compassion, a safe therapeutic environment, and potential for creating clearer pathways for clients to grow and heal. I support teens (12+) and adults with depression and anxiety/panic disorders as well as traits of grief/loss, eating disorders, difficulties with communicating emotions, low self-esteem, and coping with relationship, family, and work stressors.
(515) 461-7892
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
As a Licensed Mental Health Therapist, it is my focus to provide compassion, a safe therapeutic environment, and potential for creating clearer pathways for clients to grow and heal. I support teens (12+) and adults with depression and anxiety/panic disorders as well as traits of grief/loss, eating disorders, difficulties with communicating emotions, low self-esteem, and coping with relationship, family, and work stressors.
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Melissa Reyerson-Slifer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
(515) 373-4945
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
*NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY* "I work with adults, children, couples, and families and assist them in recognizing their inherent potential, harness their individual strengths, and overcome life's challenges. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker, currently practicing at Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. I utilize traditional and non-traditional interventions in my practice, such as CBT, EMDR, art interventions, and mindfulness. I obtained my MSW from the University of Iowa in 2018 with an emphasis in Family Centered Theory and Practice.
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Prairie Wellness
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Whether you're experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling with insomnia, stress, or emotional eating, dealing with the impact of trauma, grief, or loss, having relationship issues at work or home, or just feeling stuck in life the mental health therapists at Prairie Wellness are here to help. We're passionate about providing our clients the most advanced, empirically-based treatment available and we do it with competence and compassion.
(515) 219-4854
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Whether you're experiencing anxiety or depression, struggling with insomnia, stress, or emotional eating, dealing with the impact of trauma, grief, or loss, having relationship issues at work or home, or just feeling stuck in life the mental health therapists at Prairie Wellness are here to help. We're passionate about providing our clients the most advanced, empirically-based treatment available and we do it with competence and compassion.
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Heather Pickart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
***Currently have a waiting list for new clients. My greatest passion lies in helping others to find a greater connection within themselves. As a therapist, my goal is to empower you to align with your highest authentic self and to enhance your overall well-being and health. I believe that each person has within them a profound ability to heal and change. I enjoy creating and holding a space for clients to explore, connect, and listen to the answers that are already present. I can guide you in finding a place of wisdom within yourself so you can harness that wisdom to make profound changes.
(319) 320-1918
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
***Currently have a waiting list for new clients. My greatest passion lies in helping others to find a greater connection within themselves. As a therapist, my goal is to empower you to align with your highest authentic self and to enhance your overall well-being and health. I believe that each person has within them a profound ability to heal and change. I enjoy creating and holding a space for clients to explore, connect, and listen to the answers that are already present. I can guide you in finding a place of wisdom within yourself so you can harness that wisdom to make profound changes.
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William F Walker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW 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.
(515) 599-3170
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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.
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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.
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Jasmin C Higgins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW 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.
(515) 316-2039
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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.

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Motivational Interviewing Therapists
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a method of therapy that works to engage the motivation of clients to change their behavior. Clients are encouraged to explore and confront their ambivalence. Therapists attempt to influence their clients to consider making changes, rather than non-directively explore themselves. Des Moines Motivational Interviewing is frequently used in cases of problem drinking or mild addictions. Check these therapists for Motivational Interviewing in Des Moines.