Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
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$250
Des Moines, IA 50312
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
$250 Per Session
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!
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MDiv, RYT200 Verified
Verified
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$155
Des Moines, IA 50312
You’ve been feeling “off” for a while now. Your life isn’t necessarily falling apart but you’re not happy. You’ve thought about going to therapy many times but then you end up procrastinating. You tell yourself you should be able to figure this out on your own and that therapy is for people with problems worse than yours. But lately something has tipped the scales. Most of the time you handle your emotions pretty well but now it’s too much with everything you have going on. You’re stressed, anxious or depressed. Some days you’re not even sure how you feel.
(515) 512-4254
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
$155 Per Session
You’ve been feeling “off” for a while now. Your life isn’t necessarily falling apart but you’re not happy. You’ve thought about going to therapy many times but then you end up procrastinating. You tell yourself you should be able to figure this out on your own and that therapy is for people with problems worse than yours. But lately something has tipped the scales. Most of the time you handle your emotions pretty well but now it’s too much with everything you have going on. You’re stressed, anxious or depressed. Some days you’re not even sure how you feel.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
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$150
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.
(515) 373-4866
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
$150 Per Session
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.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
*ONLINE THERAPIST* Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back.
(515) 444-5813
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
*ONLINE THERAPIST* Like you, I’ve felt like I was working really hard to keep it all balanced but was somehow only treading water. Now, I use my personal and professional experience and all the knowledge I got earning my doctorate in psychology to help you find meaningful balance. My focus is on helping you escape life’s overwhelm by teaching you step-by-step, actionable strategies proven to help you feel more relaxed and more empowered so you can thrive in your life. No crystals, no horoscopes, just proven techniques. If you feel like no matter what you do, you're never good enough, I've got your back.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50311
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.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
(515) 361-3007
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
“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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50311
“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.
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Counselor, IADC, LMHC Verified
Verified
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$160
Des Moines, IA 50312
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
$160 Per Session
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.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
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$160
Des Moines, IA 50310
NOW OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
(515) 505-7147
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
$160 Per Session
NOW OFFERING VIDEO SESSIONS. Your human experience contains the magical potential for joy, challenge, love, pain, connection...we are invited to take the very essence of each experience and uncover the wisdom within. Companioning others in this courageous endeavor of feeling our lives fully is the gift I offer. Bring your hurt, your heart, your deepest desires and longings, your bitterness, your hope, your bravery...all is welcome here. We will uncover the motivations underlying your experience to create understanding, illumination, and growth. My approach is warm and direct. Together, we will find the song that sings you home.
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Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
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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Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
(515) 608-8892
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Welcome! Life is a continual journey of healing the mind, body, and spirit. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I provide individual and family therapy. My passion is working with people from multi-cultural populations who have experienced trauma, depression, Complex/PTSD, suicidal ideation, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, irritability, stress, and substance abuse. I am a Certified EMDR Therapist, (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and offer Mindfulness, and CBT, Cognitive-Behavioral,
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Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Immediate openings and online booking available, visit my website to learn more! Email is fastest way to reach me. Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
(419) 547-5155
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Immediate openings and online booking available, visit my website to learn more! Email is fastest way to reach me. Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
(515) 528-8135

Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
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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Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
(641) 435-5530
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I like to use empathy, humor, and some silliness to connect with clients as we work together in the therapy process. Using a strengths perspective, I work with clients to understand how their experiences shape them while working to overcome life’s challenges. I enjoy working with kids of all ages, adults, and families and have experience working with clients suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment issues.
(515) 599-9055
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I like to use empathy, humor, and some silliness to connect with clients as we work together in the therapy process. Using a strengths perspective, I work with clients to understand how their experiences shape them while working to overcome life’s challenges. I enjoy working with kids of all ages, adults, and families and have experience working with clients suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, trauma, and adjustment issues.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
***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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50311
***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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Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
*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
*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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Teletherapy (Online Therapy, Virtual Therapists) Therapists
Teletherapy and Online counseling have grown enormously as a medium for therapy since the advent of social distancing. Most therapists are happy to provide sessions by video or phone.

All professionals are licensed to provide video therapy to clients within the State in which they hold their license. Cross State licensing exists, but is rare.

So if you're a client in Des Moines, this list of teletherapists are licensed to provide therapy to you online (by phone, video or text based chat) because they are within your state. They are sorted nearest to furthest, with professionals in Des Moines listed first.

Teletherapy via phone or video can be very similar to conventional in person sessions. The message is the same, even if the medium is different. There are some advantages in the form of convenience, lack of travel and being in comfort of your own home. Set against those, professionals find it more difficult to read non-verbal signals of their clients, and you may find you yourself can be more easily distracted.

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 and communities, including the BIPOC community in Des Moines. 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.