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
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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.
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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.
(515) 575-4312
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
(515) 375-1033
Verified
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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.
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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.
(515) 575-4291
Verified
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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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, LCSW, CEDS Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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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, LMHCt, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
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
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
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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Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50324
Have you ever asked yourself, "why am I so unhappy"? Do you find that your relationships go sour way too soon? Do you have a history of trauma? Does your anxiety and depression prevent you from enjoying life? Do you want to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and regain a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? If so, I believe I can help. With the right tools and resources you CAN learn to manage your emotional and behavioral reactions to life stress and triggers from the past.
(515) 402-8486
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50324
Have you ever asked yourself, "why am I so unhappy"? Do you find that your relationships go sour way too soon? Do you have a history of trauma? Does your anxiety and depression prevent you from enjoying life? Do you want to improve your self-confidence, self-esteem and regain a sense of purpose and meaning in your life? If so, I believe I can help. With the right tools and resources you CAN learn to manage your emotional and behavioral reactions to life stress and triggers from the past.
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Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I'm offering telehealth/online sessions during the pandemic to help with any anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or grief you may be experiencing. As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma-sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your goals are being met through the therapy process. My desire is for you to be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(515) 619-6627
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I'm offering telehealth/online sessions during the pandemic to help with any anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or grief you may be experiencing. As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma-sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your goals are being met through the therapy process. My desire is for you to be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Hello! My name is Kenlyn, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I feel my role is to walk alongside you as you come to deeply know yourself and heal from the inside out. A strength of mine is facilitating a safe, open space to address pain, emotional distress, life difficulties, relational concerns, and any other areas we determine are important in enhancing emotional balance and well-being. My approach is collaborative and enthusiastic, and I find such meaning in helping you feel deeply known, valued, and understood.
(515) 361-7515
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Hello! My name is Kenlyn, and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). I feel my role is to walk alongside you as you come to deeply know yourself and heal from the inside out. A strength of mine is facilitating a safe, open space to address pain, emotional distress, life difficulties, relational concerns, and any other areas we determine are important in enhancing emotional balance and well-being. My approach is collaborative and enthusiastic, and I find such meaning in helping you feel deeply known, valued, and understood.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
(515) 436-4635
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Family certainly leaves its mark on us. We find ourselves playing the same roles we have since childhood, no matter how hard we try to change. Sometimes it is so ingrained, we cannot even recognize the patterns of behavior are there at all. Even if we try to change, it often ends in failure, leaving us feeling as helpless as ever. Other times we simply give in, either because it is safer to stick to the script or because it is just too tiring. We become angry with ourselves and others for participating in this dance. Resentment builds, yet we stick to what we know.
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Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
(515) 800-2101
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
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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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Our first priority when we meet will be to establish trust and mutual respect in the relationship so that you begin to feel comfortable and safe. Therapy can be a rewarding experience but for many people it can feel daunting and unfamiliar at first. Our initial sessions will be focused on establishing safety. I also believe that clients are best served by helping them to understand their own experiences, strengths and by exploring both positive and traumatic experiences from their past. I take a teaching approach, often providing education about attachment and neuroscience, as clients express interest.
(515) 531-5869
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Our first priority when we meet will be to establish trust and mutual respect in the relationship so that you begin to feel comfortable and safe. Therapy can be a rewarding experience but for many people it can feel daunting and unfamiliar at first. Our initial sessions will be focused on establishing safety. I also believe that clients are best served by helping them to understand their own experiences, strengths and by exploring both positive and traumatic experiences from their past. I take a teaching approach, often providing education about attachment and neuroscience, as clients express interest.
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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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
I am passionate about helping Iowa children, adults and families find their path to hope and healing. I provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental therapy space where they can feel comfortable building the skills they need to thrive and take care of their mental health. Together, we build a treatment plan that works best for them and help clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with a range of clients concerns including Trauma Informed Care, play centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and strength-based therapy. I am trained as an EMDR therapist, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
(515) 325-5806
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
I am passionate about helping Iowa children, adults and families find their path to hope and healing. I provide clients with a safe, nonjudgmental therapy space where they can feel comfortable building the skills they need to thrive and take care of their mental health. Together, we build a treatment plan that works best for them and help clients achieve their personal goals. I have experience working with a range of clients concerns including Trauma Informed Care, play centered therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and strength-based therapy. I am trained as an EMDR therapist, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
(515) 316-6031
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
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Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
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$150
Des Moines, IA 50309
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
(608) 820-8183
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
$150 Per Session
I have worked for over 20 years in inpatient mental health facilities and in the community serving individuals with a range of psychological issues and sexually problematic behaviors. I have experience assessing and treating people with sex offending histories, sexually compulsive behavior, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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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. 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.