Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Meredith
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 373-4866
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
Strength-Based
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.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* I offer a calm, welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment to help clients reach their full potential. My first focus with clients is building a trusting relationship and getting to know you as a whole individual as I feel this contributes to the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in making the changes you want in your life to help improve the overall quality. We will work together to create specific and attainable goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.
Strength-Based
(515) 497-9861
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Strength-Based
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS for telehealth and in person sessions!* I offer a calm, welcoming, authentic, and supportive environment to help clients reach their full potential. My first focus with clients is building a trusting relationship and getting to know you as a whole individual as I feel this contributes to the therapeutic process. I am here to support you in making the changes you want in your life to help improve the overall quality. We will work together to create specific and attainable goals to help you achieve the outcome you desire.
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
Strength-Based
(515) 528-8135

Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Strength-Based
I am here to listen and to help you work through life's difficulties in a positive and healthy manner.
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Counselor, LMHC, MA, M DIV Verified
Verified
Meredith
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 517-2953
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Strength-Based
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.
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Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Verified
Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
Strength-Based
(515) 800-2101
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Strength-Based
I am certified in EMDR and working towards EMDRIA certification. I often also utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I enjoy providing therapy to individuals and families. I provide a safe supportive and non-judgmental environment. I encourage my clients to be comfortable, open, and honest. Together, in a casual and comfortable environment, we identify and approach life's challenges and set attainable goals. You are important to me. In session we will focus your struggles and your concerns. We may potentially focus on anxiety, depression, delinquent defiant behavior, conduct concerns, school or work issues, trauma, relationships, stress management, substance issues, or self-esteem.
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Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Meredith
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 531-5869
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
Strength-Based
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.
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Julie Mertz
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
Strength-Based
(515) 519-3467
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Strength-Based
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? Do I need therapy? Are my problems and experiences important enough for therapy? What is the therapist going to think about me? Initiating therapy can be a difficult process. Understanding this, I strive to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in my office setting. I have worked hard to ensure that individuals feel at ease when exploring their past and present experiences.
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Sarah Lynn Cavan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR IN PERSON (office) AND TELEHEALTH. Feeling disconnected, misunderstood, or like you are on the outside looking in? Do you feel unseen or unheard and want a therapist that strives to really see and hear you? I approach all clients as an interaction between two people, not just you talking. I often offer feedback, insights, and sometimes direction. I also love to laugh and swear with my clients, and I sometimes even cry with them. Most importantly, I see you as a unique and strong individual with a story to tell and a healing journey ahead of you; and I would be honored to share this journey with you.
Strength-Based
(515) 325-8932
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Strength-Based
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS FOR IN PERSON (office) AND TELEHEALTH. Feeling disconnected, misunderstood, or like you are on the outside looking in? Do you feel unseen or unheard and want a therapist that strives to really see and hear you? I approach all clients as an interaction between two people, not just you talking. I often offer feedback, insights, and sometimes direction. I also love to laugh and swear with my clients, and I sometimes even cry with them. Most importantly, I see you as a unique and strong individual with a story to tell and a healing journey ahead of you; and I would be honored to share this journey with you.
Alli Center
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Have you spent more time crying than anything else lately? Did you just get angry at your spouse and don’t really know why? Are you at your wits end with your teenager? Do you or a loved one have a learning or developmental disability? You are not alone in these experiences, and situations can improve with support from caring professionals.
Strength-Based
(319) 320-4085
Verified

Strength-Based
Have you spent more time crying than anything else lately? Did you just get angry at your spouse and don’t really know why? Are you at your wits end with your teenager? Do you or a loved one have a learning or developmental disability? You are not alone in these experiences, and situations can improve with support from caring professionals.
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Katie Arkema
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Everybody can use some Kindness, Nurturing and Acceptance. I would like to be the therapist who helps you reach your life goals. I work with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnoses. Together we can work through depression, anxiety, life stress, emotional struggles, adolescent years and many other life issues.
Strength-Based
(712) 454-7899
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Strength-Based
Everybody can use some Kindness, Nurturing and Acceptance. I would like to be the therapist who helps you reach your life goals. I work with clients of all ages and a variety of diagnoses. Together we can work through depression, anxiety, life stress, emotional struggles, adolescent years and many other life issues.
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Erica Krolak
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
Strength-Based
(515) 864-7239
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Strength-Based
Hello and welcome! I enjoy working with children (ages 6 to 11) as well as adults and couples. I provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can discuss your feelings and difficulties. I will assist you in identifying the goals you would like to set for yourself and provide you with the education and tools available to understand and approach the struggles you are experiencing. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field since 2006 and in private practice since 2009.
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Morgan C Ketner
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MSW Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! No wait list! Sometimes as parents we get stuck. We feel like we've tried everything and we're just not sure what to do anymore. Children's anxiety or depression can manifest as concerning behaviors or attitudes. Children need help identifying their feelings, as well as, communicating them. It is vital for children to learn healthy coping skills they can use in their daily lives. I am here to help. Having another caring adult, that you and your child can trust, to help guide them through their thoughts and feelings can be life changing.
Strength-Based
(309) 247-1437
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Strength-Based
Accepting new clients! No wait list! Sometimes as parents we get stuck. We feel like we've tried everything and we're just not sure what to do anymore. Children's anxiety or depression can manifest as concerning behaviors or attitudes. Children need help identifying their feelings, as well as, communicating them. It is vital for children to learn healthy coping skills they can use in their daily lives. I am here to help. Having another caring adult, that you and your child can trust, to help guide them through their thoughts and feelings can be life changing.
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Jennifer Bishop
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, T-LPHA, T-LMHC Verified
Verified
It can be difficult reaching out for help, but I am ready to walk alongside you on your journey to hope and healing! I strive to create a casual and comfortable environment where my clients are in control of their sessions. We’ll work together to create a flexible treatment plan that is the perfect fit for you, and all sessions are provided in a safe, nonjudgmental setting.
Strength-Based
(563) 316-6106
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Strength-Based
It can be difficult reaching out for help, but I am ready to walk alongside you on your journey to hope and healing! I strive to create a casual and comfortable environment where my clients are in control of their sessions. We’ll work together to create a flexible treatment plan that is the perfect fit for you, and all sessions are provided in a safe, nonjudgmental setting.
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Barbara Hovey, LISW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS in Iowa City and in Fairfield, IA on the weekdays. If you are someone who could use help with a life transition, a difficult situation, or other challenges in your life, I would love to work with you. I have over twenty-five years of professional experience providing therapy. My client's range from professionals to college students to stay-at-home parents anywhere from late teens through retirement. My approach to emotional healing is caring and supportive. I offer guidance to create personal empowerment.I use evidence based techniques to bring whatever amount of transformation you want to your life.
Strength-Based
(641) 638-8055
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Strength-Based
WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS in Iowa City and in Fairfield, IA on the weekdays. If you are someone who could use help with a life transition, a difficult situation, or other challenges in your life, I would love to work with you. I have over twenty-five years of professional experience providing therapy. My client's range from professionals to college students to stay-at-home parents anywhere from late teens through retirement. My approach to emotional healing is caring and supportive. I offer guidance to create personal empowerment.I use evidence based techniques to bring whatever amount of transformation you want to your life.
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Jayden Rubino
Marriage & Family Therapist, tLMFT Verified
Verified
Now accepting new clients! It is my passion to work alongside individuals, children, couples, and families to promote hope, growth, and change. I work from a solution focused and strength-based approach to focus on potential as well as lasting change. My practice focuses on joining clients where they are at in their journey and empowering them through non-judgmental and client-focused interventions. I am a firm believer that we are all filled with our own unlimited potential. I work to assist clients in being able to identify their natural strengths and gain insight as to how desired changes can be made, and potential met.
Strength-Based
(319) 243-7661
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Strength-Based
Now accepting new clients! It is my passion to work alongside individuals, children, couples, and families to promote hope, growth, and change. I work from a solution focused and strength-based approach to focus on potential as well as lasting change. My practice focuses on joining clients where they are at in their journey and empowering them through non-judgmental and client-focused interventions. I am a firm believer that we are all filled with our own unlimited potential. I work to assist clients in being able to identify their natural strengths and gain insight as to how desired changes can be made, and potential met.
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Liz Freese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
I am so glad that you are looking to feel better, understand yourself and improve your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help you with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 15+ years, working with children and families.
Strength-Based
(319) 229-7311
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Strength-Based
I am so glad that you are looking to feel better, understand yourself and improve your life. Therapy is an amazing journey that can help you with many areas of life that may feel overwhelming and unchangeable. I have a passion for helping others and find joy in the work I do. I would be honored to be with you on this journey. I have been practicing in the field for 15+ years, working with children and families.
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Ronda L Jasper
Counselor, MA, tLMHC Verified
Verified
Your life can transform through connection. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families to realize their fullest potential through exploring the depth of connection. Helping individuals from childhood to adulthood to become securely connected and committed to self, others, and society is the foundation of my practice.
Strength-Based
(563) 447-9157
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Strength-Based
Your life can transform through connection. I specialize in helping individuals, couples, and families to realize their fullest potential through exploring the depth of connection. Helping individuals from childhood to adulthood to become securely connected and committed to self, others, and society is the foundation of my practice.
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Deena Leonard
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
I believe therapy should be individualized based on each person’s specific needs. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients to change what can be changed and to identify appropriate coping skills to what cannot be changed. I do this by creating a safe, client-centered therapeutic environment that allows the client to identify their individual goals. I believe each person is the ultimate expert in their own lives and I am there to assist them in achieving their personal goals.
Strength-Based
(515) 400-3819
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Strength-Based
I believe therapy should be individualized based on each person’s specific needs. My ultimate goal is to empower my clients to change what can be changed and to identify appropriate coping skills to what cannot be changed. I do this by creating a safe, client-centered therapeutic environment that allows the client to identify their individual goals. I believe each person is the ultimate expert in their own lives and I am there to assist them in achieving their personal goals.
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Shannon Lynne Sandahl
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
I have been providing therapy for children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults since 2000 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse that causes emotional stress and negative impact on the individual's life and families lives. I am an EMDR trained therapist.
Strength-Based
(515) 420-0357
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Strength-Based
I have been providing therapy for children (age 5 and up), adolescents and adults since 2000 in a variety of therapeutic settings. I specialize in the area of trauma and other forms of abuse that causes emotional stress and negative impact on the individual's life and families lives. I am an EMDR trained therapist.
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New Life Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC Verified
Verified
Our New Life professionals provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Our professional training, experience, faith, and commitment to honoring each individual, enables us to offer counseling that empowers you with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to improve your life. We offer support and guidance in this journey through life's many changes and transitions as we partner together to work toward meeting your goals. Visit our counselor's page on our website to learn more about our therapists and their areas of focus.
Strength-Based
(515) 225-4006
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Strength-Based
Our New Life professionals provide outpatient counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, families, and groups at our locations in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Our professional training, experience, faith, and commitment to honoring each individual, enables us to offer counseling that empowers you with the tools, techniques, and confidence necessary to improve your life. We offer support and guidance in this journey through life's many changes and transitions as we partner together to work toward meeting your goals. Visit our counselor's page on our website to learn more about our therapists and their areas of focus.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Meredith, Des Moines or for a Meredith, Des Moines Strength-Based Therapy these Therapists provide Strength Based counseling. Strength-based therapy is a type of positive psychotherapy and counseling that focuses more on your internal strengths and resourcefulness, and less on weaknesses, failures, and shortcomings. This focus sets up a positive mindset that helps you build on you best qualities, find your strengths, improve resilience and change worldview to one that is more positive. A positive attitude, in turn, can help your expectations of yourself and others become more reasonable.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Meredith, Des Moines are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Meredith, Des Moines

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Meredith, Des Moines you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Meredith, Des Moines and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Meredith, Des Moines or family therapy in Meredith, Des Moines.