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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Racial Justice 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 Treye Rosenberger, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC, CRC, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50306
Our lives can be busy and filled with daily stress. Sometimes this stress leads us to believe we made the wrong choices when it comes to our relationships, career, etc. Sometimes we begin to doubt our capabilities and we compare our performance to what we see in others or in the media. During times of stress, we can develop unhealthy coping styles. We may begin to isolate, push people away, or make impulsive decisions about our lives. When individuals have additional stressors, these feelings may only become worse.
Racial Justice Allied
(319) 281-0470
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50306
Racial Justice Allied
Our lives can be busy and filled with daily stress. Sometimes this stress leads us to believe we made the wrong choices when it comes to our relationships, career, etc. Sometimes we begin to doubt our capabilities and we compare our performance to what we see in others or in the media. During times of stress, we can develop unhealthy coping styles. We may begin to isolate, push people away, or make impulsive decisions about our lives. When individuals have additional stressors, these feelings may only become worse.
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CST Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Do you find yourself stuck in a relationship, no matter what you do? Are you feeling disconnected, unattractive, sad or overwhelmed? Are you and your partner disagreeing or distant from each other? Are you and your partner at different levels of sexual desire? Are you having difficulties with sex? Are you facing infidelity or considering divorce? Are you looking for new ways to love yourself more and to have a healthier relationship and sex life? Would you like to know more about successful relationships and sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Racial Justice Allied
(360) 979-1604
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Racial Justice Allied
Do you find yourself stuck in a relationship, no matter what you do? Are you feeling disconnected, unattractive, sad or overwhelmed? Are you and your partner disagreeing or distant from each other? Are you and your partner at different levels of sexual desire? Are you having difficulties with sex? Are you facing infidelity or considering divorce? Are you looking for new ways to love yourself more and to have a healthier relationship and sex life? Would you like to know more about successful relationships and sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
Photo of Kelsi Kennison, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 608-5513
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50321
Racial Justice Allied
*Not currently taking new clients* I believe that therapy requires a specialized approach that recognizes each person’s unique life story. As a therapist, my goal is to understand the things that have made you who you are including your past life experiences, present circumstances, and future goals. I strive to provide a comfortable and safe environment where we can work together towards a meaningful narrative. I feel that my genuine approach and willingness to challenge and engage clients has helped me assist others to navigate life’s obstacles and improve their functioning and quality of life.
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 320-8119
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Racial Justice Allied
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 517-2953
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50322
Racial Justice Allied
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 585-8409
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Racial Justice Allied
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.
Photo of Thomas Sunderman, Counselor
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50311
I believe it is important to meet you as an individual, couple or family where you are at in your unique journey in life. During this process, I feel it's essential for you to encounter a non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic atmosphere through which you can work on areas of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with. Additionally, it is my hope that you experience a sense of empowerment and motivation to grow and move towards self-discovery.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 393-4143
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50311
Racial Justice Allied
I believe it is important to meet you as an individual, couple or family where you are at in your unique journey in life. During this process, I feel it's essential for you to encounter a non-judgmental, accepting and empathetic atmosphere through which you can work on areas of your life at a pace you feel comfortable with. Additionally, it is my hope that you experience a sense of empowerment and motivation to grow and move towards self-discovery.
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 717-8748
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50339
Racial Justice 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.
Photo of Lorilei Baker, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 531-5869
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Racial Justice Allied
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
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 505-7147
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Racial Justice Allied
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.
Photo of Krista Long, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Are you struggling with a relationship problem? My practice focuses on marriage, family, blended-family, divorce adjustment, life transitions and anxiety. I have more than 20 years experience helping good people with difficult problems find a pathway forward, think more clearly, take steps to make their lives and relationships better, and increase overall calm and contentment.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 705-0696
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Racial Justice Allied
Are you struggling with a relationship problem? My practice focuses on marriage, family, blended-family, divorce adjustment, life transitions and anxiety. I have more than 20 years experience helping good people with difficult problems find a pathway forward, think more clearly, take steps to make their lives and relationships better, and increase overall calm and contentment.
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 523-6379
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Racial Justice 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 Kelsey Finch, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. Regardless of the circumstances that have brought you to consider therapy, you can be sure to find a safe, judgement-free space in my office. Therapy should be a space for you to work through what has happened or is currently happening in your life. My role is to work with you to help you achieve your goals, whether that's overcoming obstacles, processing factors impacting you, or improving your overall satisfaction with life.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 379-8685
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Racial Justice Allied
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult. Regardless of the circumstances that have brought you to consider therapy, you can be sure to find a safe, judgement-free space in my office. Therapy should be a space for you to work through what has happened or is currently happening in your life. My role is to work with you to help you achieve your goals, whether that's overcoming obstacles, processing factors impacting you, or improving your overall satisfaction with life.
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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 298-8904
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Racial Justice 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 Naomi E Bloom, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
NOW ACCEPTING NEW COUPLES! 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.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 346-6929
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Racial Justice Allied
NOW ACCEPTING NEW COUPLES! 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 Taylar Neighbour, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
The process of beginning therapy can be a time of incredible vulnerability, whether this next step is for you, your child, or a loved one. It is my every hope and intention to create a safe and welcoming space when you enter my office. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families to recognize strengths and work passionately with you to build upon those strengths during our time together in therapy. Whether you are processing a difficult life event, working through past trauma, navigating family dynamics, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, I am here to walk alongside you with support and compassion.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 461-6860
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Racial Justice Allied
The process of beginning therapy can be a time of incredible vulnerability, whether this next step is for you, your child, or a loved one. It is my every hope and intention to create a safe and welcoming space when you enter my office. I enjoy working with adolescents, adults, and families to recognize strengths and work passionately with you to build upon those strengths during our time together in therapy. Whether you are processing a difficult life event, working through past trauma, navigating family dynamics, or looking to improve your overall quality of life, I am here to walk alongside you with support and compassion.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, LICSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Do you feel huge pressure to succeed? When we're in highly-demanding careers, it feels like we have to be perfect at our job. This pressure can make it feel like the only way we'll do good work, is if we work harder or work more, yet when we do that, it still doesn't feel like it's ever enough. It feels like it's our fault, like we're failing somehow because our work isn't perfect, or there's some reason we're not good enough. This makes us want to throw ourselves even more into our work, to try again to be perfect. But then we feel disconnected from other aspects of our lives, including relationships and even ourselves.
Racial Justice Allied
(208) 600-1089
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Racial Justice Allied
Do you feel huge pressure to succeed? When we're in highly-demanding careers, it feels like we have to be perfect at our job. This pressure can make it feel like the only way we'll do good work, is if we work harder or work more, yet when we do that, it still doesn't feel like it's ever enough. It feels like it's our fault, like we're failing somehow because our work isn't perfect, or there's some reason we're not good enough. This makes us want to throw ourselves even more into our work, to try again to be perfect. But then we feel disconnected from other aspects of our lives, including relationships and even ourselves.
Photo of Angela Amias, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Books and movies inspire us with the dream of finding someone to share our life with. We’re all familiar with how that story goes— from the first meeting to last scene, when the happy couple walks hand-in-hand into the sunset. But what happens after that? The truth is that all relationships face challenges and society doesn’t teach us how to keep the magic going over a lifetime. Instead, movies and television give us a parade of miserably middle-aged married couples, whose happily-ever-after didn’t last long. When your relationship faces challenges, it's easy to start wondering if your expectations for relationships are too high.
Racial Justice Allied
(319) 519-4061
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50309
Racial Justice Allied
Books and movies inspire us with the dream of finding someone to share our life with. We’re all familiar with how that story goes— from the first meeting to last scene, when the happy couple walks hand-in-hand into the sunset. But what happens after that? The truth is that all relationships face challenges and society doesn’t teach us how to keep the magic going over a lifetime. Instead, movies and television give us a parade of miserably middle-aged married couples, whose happily-ever-after didn’t last long. When your relationship faces challenges, it's easy to start wondering if your expectations for relationships are too high.
Photo of Melissa Hirsch, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, and it is a brave step in taking care of your own wants and needs in life. I deeply value the various aspects that make up the journeys of others, as we all have our own unique stories. Often through reflection, when we allow ourselves to slow down and notice what we are experiencing in the moment, true self discovery and capacity from within can be cultivated. With compassion and openness I walk beside my clients as they work toward relief and resolution.
Racial Justice Allied
(515) 375-0931
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Racial Justice Allied
Making the decision to begin therapy can be difficult, and it is a brave step in taking care of your own wants and needs in life. I deeply value the various aspects that make up the journeys of others, as we all have our own unique stories. Often through reflection, when we allow ourselves to slow down and notice what we are experiencing in the moment, true self discovery and capacity from within can be cultivated. With compassion and openness I walk beside my clients as they work toward relief and resolution.

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Racial Justice Allied Therapists
Racial justice counseling in Des Moines for racial justice clients

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