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.
Strength-Based
(515) 373-4866
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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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Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50311
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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Des Moines, IA 50311
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.
Photo of Hope Hugghins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
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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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.
Photo of Amber E Lonsdale, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Strength-Based
(605) 250-6809
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Strength-Based
My goal is to help you live a happier, more fulfilling and productive life. I believe you are the expert on your own life and experiences. As your therapist my job is to help guide you to those insights that will enable you to reach your goals. Let's work together to create positive change in your life!
Photo of Erica Krolak, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
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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Des Moines, IA 50312
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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Counselor, MSEd, PLMHP, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
Strength-Based
(833) 442-0225
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50303
Strength-Based
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”– Soren Kierkegaard
Photo of Jasmin C Higgins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50309
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
Strength-Based
(515) 316-2039
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50309
Strength-Based
As the world around us is rapidly changing, some things remain the same. One of those things is our innate need to feel supported, heard, and understood. This is our first and most important goal in therapy.
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Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, PhD, LMHC, BCPC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
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) 436-4384
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
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.
Photo of Amy J. Ugulini Pals, Counselor
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
Strength-Based
(515) 393-4137
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50317
Strength-Based
Do you or your child have many strengths, but have symptoms of depression, anxiety, anger, or trauma that are keeping you or your child from reaching your full potential? Does your child struggle with challenging behaviors that negatively impact his or her life? Therapy can help you overcome these symptoms and meet your goals! I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults. I look forward to helping you regain the strength and confidence in yourself and your ability to manage and conquer struggles you may be facing.
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 368-9942
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Strength-Based
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.
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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.
Strength-Based
(515) 517-2497
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Strength-Based
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 Transformational Arts LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMHC, ATR Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Strength-Based
(515) 320-8567
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50302
Strength-Based
I have dedicated all of my career providing highest quality services for individuals who have experienced trauma, displacement, grief and loss. I love working with intuitive, courageous and compassionate individuals who are ready to change old ways of figuring out their life and others around them. If you are someone who struggles with creating connected and attuned relationships, as well as emotional self-regulating I am here to walk with you. Together we will look at your life long patterns, experiences and their impact on your whole being. I will teach you and practice with you how to access all: brain, mind, heart and spirit.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
Strength-Based
(515) 519-3473
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50322
Strength-Based
Jeremy Overbaugh values and enjoys working with children, adolescents, and families who are responding to a broad range of problems and concerns in their lives and relationships. He offers a relaxed, non-judgmental approach to therapy, with the goal of providing collaborative and effective treatment to the young people he works with. Jeremy's primary areas of clinic focus include: anxiety, ADHD, depression, anger/behavioral issues, PTSD/trauma, Autism, family conflict/separation, and school difficulties. Jeremy also offers individual adult and couples therapy as well.
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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

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.
Photo of Real Connections Counseling, LLC, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MAMFT, M Litt Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
We are couples counselors. Couple after couple have worked with us for- and beyond difficult transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, infidelity, infertility, loss, confusion and getting that "lovin' feelin'" back! We use methods like Relational Life Therapy, Gottman and conflict resolution. We even use play therapy with couples! But here's the most exciting piece of us - we do something that has proven to be remarkably successful. Co-Counseling. We’re a married couple that counsels you together! Co-counseling reduces bias, and better ensures that you will be heard, respected, and understood. Doesn't that sound great?
Strength-Based
(515) 346-6075
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50310
Strength-Based
We are couples counselors. Couple after couple have worked with us for- and beyond difficult transitions, anxiety, depression, anger, infidelity, infertility, loss, confusion and getting that "lovin' feelin'" back! We use methods like Relational Life Therapy, Gottman and conflict resolution. We even use play therapy with couples! But here's the most exciting piece of us - we do something that has proven to be remarkably successful. Co-Counseling. We’re a married couple that counsels you together! Co-counseling reduces bias, and better ensures that you will be heard, respected, and understood. Doesn't that sound great?
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 523-6379
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50312
Strength-Based
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 Jennifer Lock Oman, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, BCD Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50321
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.
Strength-Based
(515) 375-1033
Verified
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Des Moines, IA 50321
Strength-Based
Life gives us experiences that are unexpected, often perplexing and sometimes overwhelming. With over 30 years of practice, I've worked with wonderful people facing just about everything life has to offer. Through this, I've developed a way of working with clients that is empowering, and most of all, effective. Relief comes when we begin to understand the emotions motivating us. The ability to identify and soothe difficult emotions is central to alleviating depression, anxiety, the echoes of trauma, or relational issues.
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.
Strength-Based
(515) 297-7182
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50313
Strength-Based
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 Diane Eischeid, Counselor
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
I can help you begin to listen to the deep wisdom that resonates within & around you & to help you move past fear & discover your own power. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma-related issues, marriage/family therapy & grief & loss. I incorporate Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Repossessing) which is client centered & emphasizes a reparative therapy approach to strengthen clients. I also utilize the FLASH technique to assist with a multitude of mental health issues including coping with the anxiety/fear of COVID-19.
Strength-Based
(712) 883-0395
Verified
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Office is near:
Des Moines, IA 50301
Strength-Based
I can help you begin to listen to the deep wisdom that resonates within & around you & to help you move past fear & discover your own power. I have experience in treating anxiety, depression, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma-related issues, marriage/family therapy & grief & loss. I incorporate Attachment-Focused EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Repossessing) which is client centered & emphasizes a reparative therapy approach to strengthen clients. I also utilize the FLASH technique to assist with a multitude of mental health issues including coping with the anxiety/fear of COVID-19.
Photo of Wendy Tillgren, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW Verified
Verified
Des Moines, IA 50312
** Accepting new clients ** I work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents and adults to help work through most things life throws our way. I use a combination of evidence based treatments, compassion and humor to help find your best self. I have been in the field for over 15 years across various settings working with people who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, foster care/adoption concerns and general life stress.
Strength-Based
(515) 346-6870
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Des Moines, IA 50312
Strength-Based
** Accepting new clients ** I work with children (ages 8 and up), adolescents and adults to help work through most things life throws our way. I use a combination of evidence based treatments, compassion and humor to help find your best self. I have been in the field for over 15 years across various settings working with people who have experienced trauma, mood disorders, foster care/adoption concerns and general life stress.

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Strength-Based Therapists
If you're looking for Strength-Based Therapy in Des Moines or for a 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 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.