Lauren Wright Therapy
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50324
Offers online therapy
I bring a Person-Centered approach (non-directive, empathic stance focusing on a partnership of respect and dignity) to our relationship and my work is informed by psychodynamic theory (centering on the belief our childhood and past relational experiences inform our present concerns).
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves. I welcome you and affirm all your identities.
(515) 523-6379
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Des Moines, IA 50324
Offers online therapy
I bring a Person-Centered approach (non-directive, empathic stance focusing on a partnership of respect and dignity) to our relationship and my work is informed by psychodynamic theory (centering on the belief our childhood and past relational experiences inform our present concerns).
For over 10 years I have helped people have more meaningful relationships with themselves and others. Experienced in areas of anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic/career related concerns and interpersonal relationships, I help my clients deepen their understanding of themselves, navigate difficult life experiences and develop helpful strategies in order to lead more fulfilling lives. I assist my clients in learning about how the past informs the present in order to establish a new future for themselves. I welcome you and affirm all your identities.
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Vincent Kelly
MS, CRC, (T)LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Interventions include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy and Person Centered Therapy.
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. At times life can be very challenging and keep us from becoming the person we see ourself becoming/being. Those challenges can come in many forms. They can be social, emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. I offer an environment that is peaceful and free of judgement. I am an exceptional listener with 17 yrs of experience working with individuals and families involved in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. You don't have to feel alone, I am here to take the journey with you!
(515) 361-3265
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Interventions include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based-Cognitive-Therapy and Person Centered Therapy.
Congratulations on taking the first step to healing. At times life can be very challenging and keep us from becoming the person we see ourself becoming/being. Those challenges can come in many forms. They can be social, emotional, physical, financial or spiritual. I offer an environment that is peaceful and free of judgement. I am an exceptional listener with 17 yrs of experience working with individuals and families involved in the Child Welfare and Judicial Systems. I provide individual, family and couples counseling. You don't have to feel alone, I am here to take the journey with you!
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Kelly LaMotte
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
In my practice, I provide a unique approach with each of my clients, utilizing a goal-focused and person-centered approach to support their ability to navigate the barriers that life throws at them.
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
In my practice, I provide a unique approach with each of my clients, utilizing a goal-focused and person-centered approach to support their ability to navigate the barriers that life throws at them.
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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Heather Pickart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
My therapeutic approach is person-centered, holistic, and action-oriented.
***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
My therapeutic approach is person-centered, holistic, and action-oriented.
***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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Laura Gibson
Counselor, MS, CRC, TLMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
" I provide solution-focused, person-centered therapy based on your strengths.
"Your life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change." I believe this to be true and work collaboratively with my clients to achieve the change necessary for things to improve. Life can be overwhelming and stressful. It can be difficult to figure out what changes are needed or how to go about making changes. It could be a career change, relationships that need to be examined, or developing new skills to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress. I offer a calm, warm setting for you to explore areas in your life that you want to improve.
(515) 585-1170
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
" I provide solution-focused, person-centered therapy based on your strengths.
"Your life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change." I believe this to be true and work collaboratively with my clients to achieve the change necessary for things to improve. Life can be overwhelming and stressful. It can be difficult to figure out what changes are needed or how to go about making changes. It could be a career change, relationships that need to be examined, or developing new skills to deal with anxiety, depression, and stress. I offer a calm, warm setting for you to explore areas in your life that you want to improve.
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Trisha Crabbs
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, CADC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I integrate a Person-Centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral interventions, relaxation and mindfulness practices to build skills for change.
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
(515) 505-1961
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I integrate a Person-Centered approach with Cognitive Behavioral interventions, relaxation and mindfulness practices to build skills for change.
I am a caring therapist with a down-to-earth style who strives to create a nonjudgmental and supportive environment where people feel comfortable sharing their feelings. I strongly believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to assist others on their journey of self-reflection and healing. Together we will explore your life challenges and develop personal goals for lasting change.
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Ellaine Watkins
Counselor, MS, LMHCt, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I work with clients from a person centered, strengths based approach.
***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 work with clients from a person centered, strengths based approach.
***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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Maggie Suits
Counselor, tLMHC, MS Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Great therapy is a sacred, unique, and mutually respectful relationship. My approach is holistic in nature, seeking to balance the mind, body and spirit. There is no one approach for everyone, so I like to utilize many forms of therapy with clients, allowing a person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic approach. I also incorporate aspects of spirituality if desired, and am open to all beliefs. I mainly work with adults but am also interested in working with teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
(515) 220-2929
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
Great therapy is a sacred, unique, and mutually respectful relationship. My approach is holistic in nature, seeking to balance the mind, body and spirit. There is no one approach for everyone, so I like to utilize many forms of therapy with clients, allowing a person-centered, humanistic, and eclectic approach. I also incorporate aspects of spirituality if desired, and am open to all beliefs. I mainly work with adults but am also interested in working with teens. My therapy is intuitive and empathic, which invites individuality to shine.
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Anna Zuidema
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I use a Person Centered, Psychodynamic approach to help facilitate change & growth through increased insight into the impact of past experiences & beliefs on present thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
The decision to come to therapy is personal and takes both vulnerability and courage. As we work to create a life of meaning and purpose, we face anxiety, uncertainty, and other life stressors along our way. Therapy can be a turning point to help redirect you down a path of your choosing and help you gain a sense of control over your life and emotional well being. As a therapist I work to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment free space for client’s to begin their journey to healing and self-exploration. Specialties include mood disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
(515) 220-2855
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I use a Person Centered, Psychodynamic approach to help facilitate change & growth through increased insight into the impact of past experiences & beliefs on present thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
The decision to come to therapy is personal and takes both vulnerability and courage. As we work to create a life of meaning and purpose, we face anxiety, uncertainty, and other life stressors along our way. Therapy can be a turning point to help redirect you down a path of your choosing and help you gain a sense of control over your life and emotional well being. As a therapist I work to provide a safe, supportive, and judgment free space for client’s to begin their journey to healing and self-exploration. Specialties include mood disorders, trauma, and chronic pain.
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Erin Danylchuk
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Offers online therapy
I practice therapy with a person-centered, family systems, and trauma-informed approach.
Are you questioning your sexuality, feeling a lack of intimacy with your partner, or curious about opening your relationship? Maybe you feel ashamed of your sexual desires, and long to break free of the sexual taboos of society? If any of these issues resonate with you, I am your therapist! I provide an open environment that encourages clients to be honest about their story, and the emotions they face that have them feeling "stuck." I tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your needs, while simultaneously challenging you to grow and process through discomfort. **I do not see sex offenders.**
(515) 420-1681
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Offers online therapy
I practice therapy with a person-centered, family systems, and trauma-informed approach.
Are you questioning your sexuality, feeling a lack of intimacy with your partner, or curious about opening your relationship? Maybe you feel ashamed of your sexual desires, and long to break free of the sexual taboos of society? If any of these issues resonate with you, I am your therapist! I provide an open environment that encourages clients to be honest about their story, and the emotions they face that have them feeling "stuck." I tailor the therapeutic experience to meet your needs, while simultaneously challenging you to grow and process through discomfort. **I do not see sex offenders.**
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Sarah L White
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, RYT Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I believe anyone can benefit from therapy and interpersonal development, and that no one is immune to struggles. My therapeutic approach is empathic, intuitive, and person-centered, to holistically integrate the mind, body, and spirit.
(515) 320-8174
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I believe anyone can benefit from therapy and interpersonal development, and that no one is immune to struggles. My therapeutic approach is empathic, intuitive, and person-centered, to holistically integrate the mind, body, and spirit.
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Jill R Sudak-Allison
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMHC, LMFT Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Informed, and Person-Centered.
Hello, my name is Dr. Jill Sudak-Allison. I have been a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist for over 25 years. I have worked in outpatient medical clinics, private practice, and university settings. My therapeutic style is supportive, holistic and transparent. It is my goal to offer a safe, empathetic, caring, non-judgmental, and open environment for you to explore issues that cause you distress. My passion is to help you find your way back to being yourself, resolving your problems, experiencing peace of mind and joy in your life again.
(515) 446-7331
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50314
Offers online therapy
I am trained in EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems, Trauma Informed, and Person-Centered.
Hello, my name is Dr. Jill Sudak-Allison. I have been a licensed mental health counselor and marriage and family therapist for over 25 years. I have worked in outpatient medical clinics, private practice, and university settings. My therapeutic style is supportive, holistic and transparent. It is my goal to offer a safe, empathetic, caring, non-judgmental, and open environment for you to explore issues that cause you distress. My passion is to help you find your way back to being yourself, resolving your problems, experiencing peace of mind and joy in your life again.
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Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
(515) 421-9313
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Sampson Family Therapy Services staff strive to engage in a collaborative process with clients, coworkers, and the community to welcome growth, embrace strengths and successes, and acknowledge our role in making wellness a priority for others and ourselves. We work with many client needs and make it a priority to provide attentive and consistently accessible therapy services. It is the mission of Sampson Family Therapy Services, LLC to embody a dynamic and progressive therapeutic service environment for the cultivation of health and well-being for clients served, employees, and the community at large.
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Dustin F Baker
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
(515) 517-2497
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I work with individuals that are wanting to know themselves better and/or want to make changes to better their life. I generally work with a wide variety of concerns and have special interests in psychological assessment, ADHD, trauma, and vocational concerns. Honoring the client’s unique multicultural identity is something I give special attention to in order to better understand how self-critical beliefs develop and how we can challenge those beliefs with respect to your personal and cultural values.
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Sharaine Conner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online 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
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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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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Larry Vernoid Jackson
Counselor, MSEd, TLMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
*Immediate openings available during the week and on select Saturdays* Currently ONLY offering telehealth options for clients! Are you a child or adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Do you have learning difficulties in school? Are you an adult seeking to find common ground in your relationships. There is hope, there are solutions, you can make it through this, and I'm here to help. I currently offer a wide range of support for children, adults, or families who have concerns about their emotional, behavioral, or adjustment problems.
(563) 666-6890
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
*Immediate openings available during the week and on select Saturdays* Currently ONLY offering telehealth options for clients! Are you a child or adult who is living with anxiety or depression? Do you have learning difficulties in school? Are you an adult seeking to find common ground in your relationships. There is hope, there are solutions, you can make it through this, and I'm here to help. I currently offer a wide range of support for children, adults, or families who have concerns about their emotional, behavioral, or adjustment problems.
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Alicia Peña
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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,
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.
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Carol Mensink
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
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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