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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Elizabeth Young
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
(515) 575-4291
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed Marriage and Family therapy who enjoys working clients 15 and older. My passion is working with both individuals and couples and helping them navigate life graciously and with self compassion. I view the therapeutic relationship to be compassion filled and client-centered, meeting the client where they are at. I believe in utilizing a strength-based, holistic approach in working with clients, and I focus on relationships for the basis of making change.
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Counseling Associates of Central Iowa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, LISW
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
(515) 337-0842
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
CURRENTLY PROVIDING TELEHEALTH/ONLINE SESSIONS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. It’s great that you are exploring the option of therapy. I have been working as a therapist since 2009 and enjoy working with adults, adolescents and couples. My specialties include anxiety, depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and interpersonal relationship problems. I take a strength-based approach to therapy, meeting you where you are and collaborating on where you want to be in your life.
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Abby Smull Counseling Services LLC
MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
My treatment approach is eclectic and strength-based.
*Currently Unable to Accept New Clients* I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over twenty years of experience. I specialize in working with children age three to ten years. My work experience includes residential treatment, school based counseling and private practice. I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy. I believe the purpose of counseling is to help guide children and families through difficult life transitions and normal stages of development. We will collaborate to determine the best way to meet the needs of your child.
(515) 996-4720
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
My treatment approach is eclectic and strength-based.
*Currently Unable to Accept New Clients* I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over twenty years of experience. I specialize in working with children age three to ten years. My work experience includes residential treatment, school based counseling and private practice. I have experience providing individual, family and group therapy. I believe the purpose of counseling is to help guide children and families through difficult life transitions and normal stages of development. We will collaborate to determine the best way to meet the needs of your child.
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Dawn M Doerr-Johnson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, LMHC, NCC Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with distinction from Capella University in 2017. I previously worked in the education field after graduating from Wm. Penn University in 1991. I provide counseling to individuals, families and group therapy. I offer school based services for students, and can also provide couples and family therapy. I have a therapy dog who can come to sessions when in the client's best interest.
(515) 808-5233
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Offers online therapy
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated with distinction from Capella University in 2017. I previously worked in the education field after graduating from Wm. Penn University in 1991. I provide counseling to individuals, families and group therapy. I offer school based services for students, and can also provide couples and family therapy. I have a therapy dog who can come to sessions when in the client's best interest.
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Rebecca Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
**Currently only offering Telehealth due to COVID-19** It takes strength and courage to ask for help. My goal is to help you use your strength to achieve your goals. The challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression and life events can be overwhelming. Whether you are needing support for yourself or your child, I offer a strength based and trauma informed therapeutic approach. I will work with you and your child to develop goals that build on your strengths and move towards healing. I use a strength based, trauma informed approach to services while using a variety of interventions specific to you or your child's needs.
(515) 373-8226
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
**Currently only offering Telehealth due to COVID-19** It takes strength and courage to ask for help. My goal is to help you use your strength to achieve your goals. The challenges of trauma, anxiety, depression and life events can be overwhelming. Whether you are needing support for yourself or your child, I offer a strength based and trauma informed therapeutic approach. I will work with you and your child to develop goals that build on your strengths and move towards healing. I use a strength based, trauma informed approach to services while using a variety of interventions specific to you or your child's needs.
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Deborah L Pfeiffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a journey wherein you discover the solutions and/or answers which bring you here. I will support and help you in the discovery of them. I have over twenty five years of experience serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have worked in inpatient and partial hospital settings as a therapist and clinical director in Des Moines, Omaha Nebraska and Glenwood, Iowa. I have worked in residential care as a clinician and program coordinator for the treatment of children, adolescents and their families in Des Moines. I have spent the past fifteen years in private practice.
(515) 454-1875
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Offers online therapy
Therapy is a journey wherein you discover the solutions and/or answers which bring you here. I will support and help you in the discovery of them. I have over twenty five years of experience serving children, adolescents, individuals, couples and families. I have worked in inpatient and partial hospital settings as a therapist and clinical director in Des Moines, Omaha Nebraska and Glenwood, Iowa. I have worked in residential care as a clinician and program coordinator for the treatment of children, adolescents and their families in Des Moines. I have spent the past fifteen years in private practice.
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Michelle Kellar
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
(641) 435-5530
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
The core of my therapeutic philosophy embodies the key concepts of good mental health (courage, integrity, tenacity, inspiration and awareness). I integrate complimentary approaches of psychotherapy, incorporating a variety of methodologies and techniques that are designed to help you address life challenges and improve quality of life. It is my belief that through awareness, acceptance and change, we can find ourselves experiencing happiness, compassion, and wisdom. With sensitivity and compassion, I will work to help you build on your strengths to identify and achieve life goals.
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Stephanie Frey
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Immediate openings and online booking available, visit my website to learn more! Email is fastest way to reach me. Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
(419) 547-5155
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
Immediate openings and online booking available, visit my website to learn more! Email is fastest way to reach me. Beginning therapy is a big step, and I'm here to help on your journey. I provide a supportive, nonjudgmental environment for clients of all ages and backgrounds to express themselves. I have worked with people to address issues such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, relationships, self harming behaviors, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work together to find solutions that work for you.
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Andrea 'Andye' Lynn Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Sometimes life hurts and we find ourselves feeling alone. Things happen that we just can't explain. The world can sometimes seem cruel and we struggle to find our way. My passion is to empower others and to help them see their worth. I offer a caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what is in your heart. Take that first step with me and we can find the answers together. I am here when you are ready.
(515) 619-6898
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Sometimes life hurts and we find ourselves feeling alone. Things happen that we just can't explain. The world can sometimes seem cruel and we struggle to find our way. My passion is to empower others and to help them see their worth. I offer a caring, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share what is in your heart. Take that first step with me and we can find the answers together. I am here when you are ready.
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Heather Pickart
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
Offers online therapy
***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
***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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Alli Conrad
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of challenges. I especially enjoy working with youth under the age of 10 using play-based interventions. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows children to use toys and other play materials to express their thoughts and feelings. I am currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and have many hours of specialized training in play therapy techniques.
(515) 512-5996
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Offers online therapy
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, and families on a variety of challenges. I especially enjoy working with youth under the age of 10 using play-based interventions. Play therapy is an approach to counseling that allows children to use toys and other play materials to express their thoughts and feelings. I am currently working towards becoming a registered play therapist and have many hours of specialized training in play therapy techniques.
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Ryan McClure
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
I have been providing therapy support within the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for 20 years. My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. Typically, I serve clients older than 10 years and younger than 99. I enjoy my profession and take pride in assisting and supporting clients that I see each week. We all have a story to tell. Therapy works :)
(515) 368-8229 x301
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Des Moines, IA 50312
I have been providing therapy support within the Des Moines area and surrounding communities for 20 years. My primary areas of interest include helping individuals overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger issues and overall learning how to effectively manage challenging emotions. Typically, I serve clients older than 10 years and younger than 99. I enjoy my profession and take pride in assisting and supporting clients that I see each week. We all have a story to tell. Therapy works :)
Judy Nemmers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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.
(515) 373-4866
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
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.
Psychology Iowa
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
(515) 361-3007
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Des Moines, IA 50310
Offers online therapy
I have been honored to work with Veterans and non-Veterans helping with a variety of mental health concerns. I use an eclectic therapeutic approach that draws from many modalities to best meet your needs. I would like to work with you to learn about your goals and discuss how I can help you achieve them. There are times when we may not have a specific idea of where to start or what our goals are and that is alright. We can figure it out together. If we are not sure where to begin, we may talk about some important questions that may help us find a place to start: What do you live for? What matters to you?
Gina Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MDiv, RYT200 Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
You’ve been feeling “off” for a while now. Your life isn’t necessarily falling apart but you’re not happy. You’ve thought about going to therapy many times but then you end up procrastinating. You tell yourself you should be able to figure this out on your own and that therapy is for people with problems worse than yours. But lately something has tipped the scales. Most of the time you handle your emotions pretty well but now it’s too much with everything you have going on. You’re stressed, anxious or depressed. Some days you’re not even sure how you feel.
(515) 512-4254
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
You’ve been feeling “off” for a while now. Your life isn’t necessarily falling apart but you’re not happy. You’ve thought about going to therapy many times but then you end up procrastinating. You tell yourself you should be able to figure this out on your own and that therapy is for people with problems worse than yours. But lately something has tipped the scales. Most of the time you handle your emotions pretty well but now it’s too much with everything you have going on. You’re stressed, anxious or depressed. Some days you’re not even sure how you feel.
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Heather Reid
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with sixteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
(515) 316-6031
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
UNFORTUNATELY, I AM NOT ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT THIS TIME. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with sixteen years of experience who enjoys working with individuals of all ages. My goal is to provide a calm and accepting environment that allows all individuals to feel safe exploring and finding solutions to the issues they face in their lives. My primary areas of specialty are children, adolescents, chronic illness and family concerns. I am also passionate about working with individuals who identify as LGBTQ and/or non-binary.
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Annie Lass
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I'm offering telehealth/online sessions during the pandemic to help with any anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or grief you may be experiencing. As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma-sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your goals are being met through the therapy process. My desire is for you to be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
(515) 619-6627
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Offers online therapy
I'm offering telehealth/online sessions during the pandemic to help with any anxiety, stress, depression, loneliness, or grief you may be experiencing. As a clinician I utilize a holistic and trauma-sensitive approach when meeting in sessions. I strive to develop an environment of connection, safety, and comfortability for you to be able to discuss your concerns. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure that your goals are being met through the therapy process. My desire is for you to be able to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
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Jacy Jensen
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
- Offering Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic - Everyone has a story, and each story is different and deserves to be told. Our stories at times can be filled with unexpected and sometimes overwhelming challenges that affect each of us in different ways. Through my own personal and professional story, I have discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, develop new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations to lead a more authentic life.
(515) 414-7902
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Des Moines, IA 50312
- Offering Telehealth Services during COVID-19 Pandemic - Everyone has a story, and each story is different and deserves to be told. Our stories at times can be filled with unexpected and sometimes overwhelming challenges that affect each of us in different ways. Through my own personal and professional story, I have discovered that building a supportive relationship through therapy creates a safe place to explore life struggles, understand difficult issues, develop new skills, enrich relationships, and work through situations to lead a more authentic life.
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MacKenzie Gibbons
LMHC Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.
(515) 500-2619
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Des Moines, IA 50309
After undergrad I moved to North Carolina where I received my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling. I was licensed in NC for two years prior to making the decision to move back to Iowa. I work with all ages, but primarily focus on ages 10 years or older, and I am comfortable with working with most diagnoses. I am a CBT therapist that will also at times use a Solution-Focused and DBT approach. I remind clients who are searching for a therapist, “Therapist are like shoes. We do not fit you all. You need to make sure you find your right fit”.

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