Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
To those around you, you may look like you have it all together. But on the inside, you are screaming. You're hiding the obsessive thoughts and "crazy" compulsions you engage in so you can maybe lower your level of anxiety. You can't sleep due to your anxiety. You've tried to make changes, but it never gets better. These are secrets that you think no one will understand.
Photo of Jamie Allen, Counselor
Counselor, MS, (t)LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50313
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 500-5880
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Des Moines, IA 50313
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Today you are one step closer to achieving your goals and beginning a positive path toward growth and well-being. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work to better understand and resolve challenges in life. Applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will begin to change long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from a more fulfilling and meaningful life.If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or ready to move in a new direction in life, I look forward to assisting you to achieve.
Photo of Myriah Brookhart, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow and I am passionate in creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences so they can live more satisfying and healthier lives. I work with clients to reduce feelings of disconnection while increasing safe and secure attachment with those around them. When working with couples and families, I utilize an emotionally focused approach which I have training in and continue to train in. I look forward to helping couples, families and individuals thrive, create change, gain resilience and flexibility.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 512-4461
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
It is my belief that everyone has the potential to grow and I am passionate in creating a safe space while empowering clients to identify and explore their emotional experiences so they can live more satisfying and healthier lives. I work with clients to reduce feelings of disconnection while increasing safe and secure attachment with those around them. When working with couples and families, I utilize an emotionally focused approach which I have training in and continue to train in. I look forward to helping couples, families and individuals thrive, create change, gain resilience and flexibility.
Photo of Mardi Barnes, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 12+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 619-5862
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I offer convenient evening and weekend appointments. We are all capable of making changes. Setting small goals can lead to larger life improvements. I have had the privilege of working with people from all walks of life and have seen amazing growth and change over my 12+ years of practicing as a clinical social worker. If we do nothing to make change, life stays the same, with the same problems. It takes courage to look at ourselves and work on the things that drag us down. Together we'll build on your strengths to help meet your goals.
Photo of Alex Albright, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 500-5816
Verified

Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
If you have experienced trauma, loss, significant or unexpected change, family conflict, felt down and depressed, anxious, or all of the above I hope to be of help to you. I work with individuals, children, and families.
Photo of JaCarie Owens, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 444-5993
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Photo of JoAnna Scott, Counselor
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.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 575-4312
Verified

Des Moines, IA 50313
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I enjoy working with children, adolescents and adults in identifying areas of concern and working collaboratively in development of a treatment plan that works for them at their particular stage in life.
Photo of Mosaic Family Counseling Center Inc., Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Des Moines, IA 50310
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 523-0319
Verified
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Hosts group in:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Photo of Ashley Mori, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, IADC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 393-6982
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I have dedicated my career to helping clients who struggle with substance abuse/dependency, complex trauma issues, and grief and loss. I have been working as a mental health therapist and alcohol and drug abuse counselor for over a decade, and became an EMDR trained therapist in 2017. I enjoy working with adolescents, children, families and young women. I utilize the style and theoretical orientation that best fits my clients needs, such as cognitive behavioral approaches, reality-based therapy, and solution-focused techniques.
Photo of Monica Meier,
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 528-8135

Des Moines, IA 50322
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Photo of Christy J Meyer, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, LMHP, LPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
My name is Christy Meyer. I have been a therapist for 21 years but my best experience in life is my experience as a mother. I have worked in parent education, I have experience as an adoptive mother and a foster mom. I love working with individuals in life transitions, I have worked with many people who have experienced significant trauma. I teach parenting, communication and train foster parents. I have been part of the first responder mental health community in Des Moines for the past 6 years. I am CISM certified in debriefing of critical incidents.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(402) 720-4518
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
My name is Christy Meyer. I have been a therapist for 21 years but my best experience in life is my experience as a mother. I have worked in parent education, I have experience as an adoptive mother and a foster mom. I love working with individuals in life transitions, I have worked with many people who have experienced significant trauma. I teach parenting, communication and train foster parents. I have been part of the first responder mental health community in Des Moines for the past 6 years. I am CISM certified in debriefing of critical incidents.
Photo of Lynn Moore, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
If you are looking for help then you have some idea of how you would like things in your life to be different. It may be "I want to feel less depressed and more engaged with life." It may be related to eating issues; whether anorexia, bulimia, overeating, or obsession with healthy food. Depression, anxiety and other emotions are so much a part of eating issues and all will prevent you from making the changes you cannot seem to without help. Depression and anxiety in general can keep you from having the life you so desire and life losses can also keep you stuck in the past. We all want to find joy and meaning in our present life.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 320-8747
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
If you are looking for help then you have some idea of how you would like things in your life to be different. It may be "I want to feel less depressed and more engaged with life." It may be related to eating issues; whether anorexia, bulimia, overeating, or obsession with healthy food. Depression, anxiety and other emotions are so much a part of eating issues and all will prevent you from making the changes you cannot seem to without help. Depression and anxiety in general can keep you from having the life you so desire and life losses can also keep you stuck in the past. We all want to find joy and meaning in our present life.
Photo of Gayle Greco, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 454-1685
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
*Immediate Openings Available* Gayle believes that the key components to living a happy, successful life include maintaining functional thought patterns, effectively communicating needs and emotions to others, and cultivating a strong sense of self. After exploring the origin of your distress, Gayle will help you identify counterproductive thought patterns and teach you how to challenge them to bring about personal growth. Gayle earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from The University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Iowa.
Photo of Sarah J. McElhaney, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I understand the challenges of juggling family life, work life, relationships, and yourself. Most people find therapy to be a helpful resource to improve these different areas of life and understanding what is important to you is the most important place to start -- perhaps you're noticing feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety or desiring better communication and connection within your relationships, whether your spouse, family, or kids. I value creating a supportive environment for clients to explore, seek understanding, and take steps towards reaching their goals.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 361-7982
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I understand the challenges of juggling family life, work life, relationships, and yourself. Most people find therapy to be a helpful resource to improve these different areas of life and understanding what is important to you is the most important place to start -- perhaps you're noticing feeling overwhelmed by stress or anxiety or desiring better communication and connection within your relationships, whether your spouse, family, or kids. I value creating a supportive environment for clients to explore, seek understanding, and take steps towards reaching their goals.
Photo of Emily M. Poss, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CCATP Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Have you been told you are a perfectionist? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety/anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 320-8119
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Do you experience significant emotional distress when being introduced to other people, being teased or criticized, being the center of attention, being watched while doing something, or meeting people of authority? Have you been told you are a perfectionist? Are you stuck at a job because you fear change or you believe you aren't good enough for something better? This list is certainly not a complete list but these feelings have all been associated with anxiety. Physiological symptoms also accompany social anxiety/anxiety and may include intense fear, racing heartbeat, turning red, and excessive sweating.
Photo of Janet Rieckhoff, Counselor
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.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 517-2953
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
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.
Photo of Ellaine Watkins, Counselor
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.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 585-8409
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
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.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 519-3473
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
Photo of Cassandra Carvajal, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Cassandra received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She then received her Master's of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Cassandra has 6+ years experience in assisting youth and families with trauma/PTSD, attachment concerns, emotional and relationship discord, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and impulse control. Cassandra has experience working in residential therapeutic agencies with adolescents and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based approaches.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 305-3568
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Cassandra received her Bachelor's of Social Work from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. She then received her Master's of Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work in Boston, Massachusetts. Cassandra has 6+ years experience in assisting youth and families with trauma/PTSD, attachment concerns, emotional and relationship discord, anxiety, depression, mood disturbances, and impulse control. Cassandra has experience working in residential therapeutic agencies with adolescents and is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based approaches.
Photo of Susan C Helkenn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
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.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(515) 303-1887 x4
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
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.

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Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13) Therapists
The Preteen or Tween years (ages 11-13) are a transitional period when the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence begin.

For help with preteens or for a Des Moines preteen therapist these Des Moines preteen therapists provide help with preteen development issues. They include preteen therapists in Des Moines, preteen psychologists, and preteen counselors. They can help with preteen behavior, preteen learning and preteen body image issues.

They'll also help with tweens in Des Moines, communicating and understanding your tween tween body image concerns.

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.