Joseli Alves-Dunkerson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AASECT, CST

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Joseli Alves-Dunkerson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AASECT, CST

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

Relationship & Intimacy Center
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 206-8039

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Announcement icon Due to the pandemic, we ofer online sessions to all and in-person sessions for those who have received both doses of the COVID vaccine.
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/affairs 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 healthy sex in order to make better choices? These are common needs and concerns of the human heart, and I can help.
It is difficult sometimes to be loving toward ourselves and to others. I am a compassionate relationship therapist and a nationally certified AASECT sex therapist. I am trained in several approaches for couples counseling and sex therapy, which can be tailored to your needs and goals. I can see clients residing in the states of Iowa and Washington.
I understand relationships can be, by nature, complicated. Relating well to ourselves and to our partner requires an open mind and specific skills. Learn how to make your life work for you by setting realistic goals and learning how to achieve them. You will receive information that can help you move on with your life. I look forward to hearing from you!
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“Welcome to Relationship and Intimacy. I can help you plan a new chapter for your life. You deserve it. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $190+
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Wellmark BCBS
  • Out of Network
Insurance does not often reimburse for sex therapy. Please check with your insurance before setting an appointment.
Email me or call (515) 206-8039 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Iowa / 095469
  • School: Saybrook University, Seattle Campus (in-person program)
  • Year Graduated: 2016
I'm committed to continuous training in several therapeutic approaches for couples counseling, and I'm nationally certified in sex therapy.

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: Mft.LF 6092.3982 Washington State Department of Health
  • Certificate: Amer. Assoc. of Marriage & Family Therapy - AAMFT / 181996
  • Certificate Date: 2016
  • Certificate: American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) / NA
  • Certificate Date: 2019

Joseli Alves-Dunkerson's Groups

Sexual Health for Couples (online)

Do you want to improve your relationship and sexual life? Are you in a long-term relationship and intimacy seems to have gone out of the window? Or are you resenting your partner for having more desire or less desire than you? Learn more about what makes a great relationship and sexual experience, regardless of your age, background and preferences.

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Bringing Baby Home (online)

Are you planning or already expecting a baby? Or adopting one? Or you just got him/her? Are you prepared for the big changes that will come up and impact your relationship with you partner? Be proactive and plan ahead. Having a baby is a blessing and also a big change. Make the best of it by learning effective strategies for this new chapter in your life. This group meets online for 5 hours on a Saturday and 5 hours in the following Sunday (total of 10 hours). Maximum 8 couples. Full fee: $400.

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Sexual Health for Cancer Survivors (online)

This workshop is for couples where one or both partners are cancer survivors. Cancer brings changes to our lifestyle and sense of self. Our intimate relationship with our partner is often impacted due to personal issues of loss. Learn tools and strategies to refresh your emotional and sexual life.

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Location

Relationship & Intimacy Center
West Des Moines, IA 50266
(515) 206-8039
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Sex Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Portuguese and Portuguese
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Blind Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Joseli Alves-Dunkerson, LMFT, AASECT, CST, Marriage & Family Therapist in West Des Moines

Joseli Alves-Dunkerson

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, AASECT, CST