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.
Queer Allied
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Queer Allied
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 Katie (Gregor) Cabreriza, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I am an approachable therapist, focused on providing a non-judgmental space for clients to process life’s stressors. I am committed to working with you to accomplish your goals for a healthy, fulfilling life.
Queer Allied
(515) 497-8014
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
I am an approachable therapist, focused on providing a non-judgmental space for clients to process life’s stressors. I am committed to working with you to accomplish your goals for a healthy, fulfilling life.
Photo of Caitie Taylor, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC-T Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Queer Allied
(515) 368-9942
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
I strive to create a safe, nonjudgmental environment for you to share about yourself and grow to achieve your desired goals. I believe creating a positive therapeutic relationship is the foundation of successful therapy. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults from a collaborative approach to build upon your strengths and help you overcome the challenges and barriers you face. I strive to tailor my approach to you and work alongside you.
Photo of Naomi E Bloom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Queer Allied
(515) 346-6929
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Queer Allied
Not accepting new clients. Are you seeking honest and direct feedback about what's getting in the way of your growth and well-being? Are you looking for a warm, direct, compassionate, non-judgmental therapist who can help you gain greater insight into your thoughts, patterns and behaviors and achieve lasting change? I create a relaxed, confidential environment and never pressure clients to discuss topics before they are ready. I am passionate about helping my clients create authentic, fulfilling lives that reflect their passions. Specializing in relationship/marital therapy and treatment for sexual issues in both men and women.
Photo of Dustin F Baker, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Queer Allied
(515) 517-2497
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
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.
Photo of Lauren Wright Therapy, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Queer Allied
(515) 523-6379
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
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.
Photo of Tiffany Conroy, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), with 10 years of experience in trauma-informed therapy and public health. I approach therapy with an eclectic style that is client-centered, collaborative, that is aimed at helping clients to better understand their history and how those experiences (be it from when they were 3 years old, or yesterday) are influencing their reactions and responses to situations of today, so that they can feel more empowered in their daily lives.
Queer Allied
(515) 297-7182
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Queer Allied
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW), with 10 years of experience in trauma-informed therapy and public health. I approach therapy with an eclectic style that is client-centered, collaborative, that is aimed at helping clients to better understand their history and how those experiences (be it from when they were 3 years old, or yesterday) are influencing their reactions and responses to situations of today, so that they can feel more empowered in their daily lives.
Photo of Jordan Plummer, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
HOPE CAN BE HARD TO COME BY IN TIMES OF DAILY STRUGGLES AND DISTRESS. But it’s also what keeps us walking down the hallways of life toward healing and relief. My goal has always been to help others find hope for their future. Hope when life brings challenges, hope despite the past, hope in the present, and hope for what’s to come. I believe every person has the ability to overcome and heal with even the smallest spark of hope. I have spent much of my career helping others develop skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as working through couple and family relationship issues.
Queer Allied
(515) 400-3979
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
HOPE CAN BE HARD TO COME BY IN TIMES OF DAILY STRUGGLES AND DISTRESS. But it’s also what keeps us walking down the hallways of life toward healing and relief. My goal has always been to help others find hope for their future. Hope when life brings challenges, hope despite the past, hope in the present, and hope for what’s to come. I believe every person has the ability to overcome and heal with even the smallest spark of hope. I have spent much of my career helping others develop skills to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma, as well as working through couple and family relationship issues.
Photo of Greg Allen Fuqua, Counselor
Counselor, MA, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
Queer Allied
(515) 316-2460
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
I'm Greg Fuqua, MA, T-LMHC, at Lifeworks (Des Moines). I am taking new clients and referrals. 13 yrs old and up. I have an art as therapy program for cancer survivors through Above and Beyond Cancer. I also love working with individuals, couples and families, sexual and gender diversity, chronic disease, cancer, grief, depression, anxiety, trauma and more. I often use Art Therapy, SE, IFS, ACT and I have an existentialist theoretical orientation. I believe in two big humanistic values; our need for connection and our need for expression. I cant wait to meet you!
Photo of Michele Lundstrom, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50327
I love doing therapy with individuals who muster the courage to seek counseling. I love working with intuitive and empathic clients. If you are someone who has a lot of "Mirror Neurons" and often picks up on the emotions of others, or other things in your environment more then most, I am happy to help, as well as give you scientific explanation behind how your nervous system is different. Ensuring we are a good fit is important to me. I value and respect vulnerability and authenticity. Please visit my website for more information. www.luminoushope.com.
Queer Allied
(515) 203-1512
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50327
Queer Allied
I love doing therapy with individuals who muster the courage to seek counseling. I love working with intuitive and empathic clients. If you are someone who has a lot of "Mirror Neurons" and often picks up on the emotions of others, or other things in your environment more then most, I am happy to help, as well as give you scientific explanation behind how your nervous system is different. Ensuring we are a good fit is important to me. I value and respect vulnerability and authenticity. Please visit my website for more information. www.luminoushope.com.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
*Offering teletherapy sessions* I became a therapist to be a professional “feelings friend” – a person whom others can approach with anything and everything in their times of need. No matter the situation, I strive to offer a warm, authentic, and supportive environment to help my clients identify, pursue, and achieve lasting change in their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using systemic theories to meet their goals. I believe in finding balance and setting boundaries so that you can work toward being your most fulfilling and true self.
Queer Allied
(515) 298-8904
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Queer Allied
*Offering teletherapy sessions* I became a therapist to be a professional “feelings friend” – a person whom others can approach with anything and everything in their times of need. No matter the situation, I strive to offer a warm, authentic, and supportive environment to help my clients identify, pursue, and achieve lasting change in their lives. I work with individuals, couples, and families, using systemic theories to meet their goals. I believe in finding balance and setting boundaries so that you can work toward being your most fulfilling and true self.
Photo of Susin Bredice, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, RPT-S Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50322
Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy you will have a safe and judgement free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and build on them to assist you in meeting your well being needs. Whether you are struggling to overcome an incident or event, wanting to make specific changes in your life, or looking to improve your overall quality of life and feel better about yourself, we will work together.
Queer Allied
(515) 512-4658
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Queer Allied
Making the decision to start therapy can be a very vulnerable time, whether it be for you or your child. In therapy you will have a safe and judgement free space to meet your goals. I enjoy working with children and adults to recognize strengths and build on them to assist you in meeting your well being needs. Whether you are struggling to overcome an incident or event, wanting to make specific changes in your life, or looking to improve your overall quality of life and feel better about yourself, we will work together.
Photo of Ashley Nupp, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC-T Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
I strive to create a calm and accepting space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while feeling safe, grounded, and connected. We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing unconditional positive regard and understanding that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence in your ability to engage in the rest of your life.
Queer Allied
(515) 493-7968
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Queer Allied
I strive to create a calm and accepting space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences while feeling safe, grounded, and connected. We all have the ability to find effective and sustainable solutions to life's challenges, and I enjoy providing unconditional positive regard and understanding that leads to discovery of your self-determination and resilience. I have experience utilizing mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and other techniques that can help transform traumatic experiences into strength and confidence in your ability to engage in the rest of your life.
Photo of Sharaine Conner, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, IADC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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.
Queer Allied
(515) 375-1488
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Queer Allied
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.
Photo of Marissa Schuster, Counselor
Counselor, t-LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50339
Mental health wins when we don't talk about it. Life can have many difficult transitions and therapy can be here to help. I am passionate, easy-going, and down-to-earth. I value authenticity in our work together and offer an appreciation for your life. Therapy with me is in a relaxed, safe environment where you can address life struggles and transitions. I want to work with you to facilitate personal growth and development while mitigating feelings of distress, sadness, and hopelessness.
Queer Allied
(515) 717-8748
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50339
Queer Allied
Mental health wins when we don't talk about it. Life can have many difficult transitions and therapy can be here to help. I am passionate, easy-going, and down-to-earth. I value authenticity in our work together and offer an appreciation for your life. Therapy with me is in a relaxed, safe environment where you can address life struggles and transitions. I want to work with you to facilitate personal growth and development while mitigating feelings of distress, sadness, and hopelessness.
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.
Queer Allied
(515) 444-5813
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Queer Allied
*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.
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, Gottman, Method, EMDR Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
COUPLES: Has it been too long since you felt connected to your partner? Are you and your partner fighting all the time? Has there been a betrayal in the relationship? A lack of intimacy? These are common reasons to seek counseling. My specialty is to identify and address these negative patterns and to replace them with positive patterns so that couples can not only survive, but thrive. When there has been a betrayal (infidelity, for instance), counseling can help couples recover. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Queer Allied
(720) 465-8926
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50311
Queer Allied
COUPLES: Has it been too long since you felt connected to your partner? Are you and your partner fighting all the time? Has there been a betrayal in the relationship? A lack of intimacy? These are common reasons to seek counseling. My specialty is to identify and address these negative patterns and to replace them with positive patterns so that couples can not only survive, but thrive. When there has been a betrayal (infidelity, for instance), counseling can help couples recover. I am a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Photo of Joe Nixon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Are you struggling with LGBT+ related concerns? Are you struggling to come terms with your LGBT+ identity and/or struggling to find a way to move forward as an LGBT+ person? As a member of the LGBT+ community I am passionate about serving the LGBT+ community. Is a loved one of yours an LGBT+ member and you are struggling to move forward? accept? and/or want to reconcile with your LGBT+ loved one? Being LGBT+ can be hard in our society and it can help to talk about these experiences. Being fearful of our LGBT+ loved one's safety and well being can be stressful as well. If you feel like I can be of service I would be happy to help.
Queer Allied
(515) 608-8874
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Queer Allied
Are you struggling with LGBT+ related concerns? Are you struggling to come terms with your LGBT+ identity and/or struggling to find a way to move forward as an LGBT+ person? As a member of the LGBT+ community I am passionate about serving the LGBT+ community. Is a loved one of yours an LGBT+ member and you are struggling to move forward? accept? and/or want to reconcile with your LGBT+ loved one? Being LGBT+ can be hard in our society and it can help to talk about these experiences. Being fearful of our LGBT+ loved one's safety and well being can be stressful as well. If you feel like I can be of service I would be happy to help.
Photo of Full Heart Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT, CSAT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
At Full Heart Family Therapy, we work with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of mental, emotional, and relational issues. Your therapist will strive to understand your story and your vision for your future, so we can help you overcome obstacles and create the life that you hope for. Our goal is to help you create a full life and a full heart!
Queer Allied
(515) 414-7966
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Queer Allied
At Full Heart Family Therapy, we work with individuals, couples, and families on a variety of mental, emotional, and relational issues. Your therapist will strive to understand your story and your vision for your future, so we can help you overcome obstacles and create the life that you hope for. Our goal is to help you create a full life and a full heart!
Photo of Holly Conlee, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
I work with adults on a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, separation/divorce, adjustment struggles, work/occupational stressors, parenting and co-parenting, etc. I have a special interest in working with corrections employees and law enforcement, as well as firefighters, EMT/paramedics, and professionals working in emergency departments. I believe in connecting with my clients using a down-to-earth approach and a little humor at times to achieve the very best outcomes from therapy!
Queer Allied
(515) 882-7435
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
Queer Allied
I work with adults on a variety of concerns, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, separation/divorce, adjustment struggles, work/occupational stressors, parenting and co-parenting, etc. I have a special interest in working with corrections employees and law enforcement, as well as firefighters, EMT/paramedics, and professionals working in emergency departments. I believe in connecting with my clients using a down-to-earth approach and a little humor at times to achieve the very best outcomes from therapy!

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Queer counseling in Des Moines for queer clients

If you are queer or are looking for help with being queer in Des Moines or for a Des Moines queer therapist, these professionals provide queer allied therapy in Des Moines and counseling for queer clients.

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.