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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 373-4866
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
Transgender 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.
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Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT Verified
Verified
Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
Transgender Allied
(515) 346-6974
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Transgender Allied
Hello. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples and individuals needing help with relationship issues. I thrive on working with couples struggling with infidelity, rebuilding trust or communication/fair fighting and high conflict. The dynamic of a couple is unique and should be approached as such. I believe that every relationship can work and be healthy for both partners if both partners are willing to do the work and make changes. I am also trained in work with personality disorders and am able to help in both individual and couples dynamics with narcissistic, borderline, and histrionic individuals.
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Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Verified
Hosts group in:
Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
Transgender Allied
(515) 523-0319
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
Transgender Allied
*Our therapists are currently offering appointments via telehealth* Our group has been in business for 13 years in the Des Moines area. We focus on working with adults, children, couples, and families. We are committed and responsive to the cultural and spiritual needs as therapeutic issues are resolved. We enjoy the opportunity to witness and be a part of your journey as your partner in healing. We work with you to heal life's adverse experiences and traumatic life events. We believe that everyone deserves to be happy and feel capable in life. We are the Center of Excellence in supporting the healing of life's challenges.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 517-2953
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Transgender 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.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 800-2101
Verified
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50322
Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 531-5869
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Meredith
Des Moines, IA 50310
Transgender 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.
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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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 325-8932
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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.
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Cynthia Prodzinski
Counselor, MA, LMHC, ATR Verified
Verified
Welcome! I offer professional, personable, compassionate, Integrative Psychotherapy with a Trauma Informed Care perspective. I utilize a variety of strategies and concepts to meet you where you are. I trained with Marsha Linehan in DBT and integrate this into treatment when helpful. I have training in Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapies, working with 'the bottom up' approach rather than starting with the cognitive, as trauma research recommends for many. I do often use art therapy for symbolic and metaphorical expression of experience, and do talk/insight therapy with my clients as well - I am process oriented.
Transgender Allied
(319) 313-2116
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Welcome! I offer professional, personable, compassionate, Integrative Psychotherapy with a Trauma Informed Care perspective. I utilize a variety of strategies and concepts to meet you where you are. I trained with Marsha Linehan in DBT and integrate this into treatment when helpful. I have training in Sensorimotor Expressive Arts Therapies, working with 'the bottom up' approach rather than starting with the cognitive, as trauma research recommends for many. I do often use art therapy for symbolic and metaphorical expression of experience, and do talk/insight therapy with my clients as well - I am process oriented.
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.
Transgender Allied
(319) 320-4085
Verified

Transgender Allied
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.
Lisa Crouse
Counselor, LMHC, CADC Verified
Verified
Transgender Allied
(712) 350-9547
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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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.
Transgender Allied
(563) 316-6106
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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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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.
Transgender Allied
(319) 243-7661
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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.
Transgender Allied
(319) 229-7311
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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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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.
Transgender Allied
(515) 400-3819
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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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Karyn Warford
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW, CCTP Verified
Verified
Deciding to give therapy a try is often the hardest part of the process--and you've already done it! Whatever it is that brought you here, I'm here to partner with you through it. We will work together collaboratively to discover your goals and tackle barriers that keep you feeling stuck. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental and holistic, engaging any and all areas of life that are impacting and are impacted by our mental wellbeing. We'll start where you're at, whether you aren't sure where to begin or already have goals in mind, because we are in this together to find the best path forward for you.
Transgender Allied
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Deciding to give therapy a try is often the hardest part of the process--and you've already done it! Whatever it is that brought you here, I'm here to partner with you through it. We will work together collaboratively to discover your goals and tackle barriers that keep you feeling stuck. My approach to therapy is non-judgmental and holistic, engaging any and all areas of life that are impacting and are impacted by our mental wellbeing. We'll start where you're at, whether you aren't sure where to begin or already have goals in mind, because we are in this together to find the best path forward for you.
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JaCarie Owens
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Transgender Allied
(515) 444-5993
Verified
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Transgender Allied
*Waitlist December 2020* Sometimes you find yourself preferring to be alone because you feel unhappy, sad or loss. You feel defeated and overwhelmed by the stressors you have to face everyday. You feel helpless and like your life is out of your control. NOW, Imagine feeling like you are starting to have control over things that are happening in your life. You're not allowing past, current or worry of future experiences to control how you handle your life right now. You have a sense of who you are, who you want to be and how to achieve personal goals. Now, you have found the COURAGE to change things that are not healthy for you.
Emily Williams
Counselor, LMHC, ATR Verified
Verified
Transgender Allied
(515) 605-7254
Verified
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Transgender Allied
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Jillian Polaski
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Verified
Verified
Daniel J Siegel wrote, “We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves.” I believe deeply in the power of stories. If we listen closely to the stories we tell, we can hear our fears, our pains, our hopes, our dreams. I studied and taught personal narrative writing for a long time before I became a therapist, and learned a lot about the process of making meaning through story. As a therapist, I’ve learned a lot about the way relationships and the systems we’re part of can impact our stories, and our brains, the foundations of who we are.
Transgender Allied
(319) 670-2978
Verified
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Transgender Allied
Daniel J Siegel wrote, “We are always in a perpetual state of being created and creating ourselves.” I believe deeply in the power of stories. If we listen closely to the stories we tell, we can hear our fears, our pains, our hopes, our dreams. I studied and taught personal narrative writing for a long time before I became a therapist, and learned a lot about the process of making meaning through story. As a therapist, I’ve learned a lot about the way relationships and the systems we’re part of can impact our stories, and our brains, the foundations of who we are.
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Kendal A Paulsen
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Verified
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa as well as a nationally certified counselor. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, families and couples. Inhave a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to find a balance that is suitable to them. I will work through the process and stages with the client to meet their needs or struggles. My preferred methods of therapy include: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered Therapy. I have an interest in working with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and marital or family issues.
Transgender Allied
(712) 350-8833
Verified
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Transgender Allied
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa as well as a nationally certified counselor. I have experience working with adolescents, teens, adults, families and couples. Inhave a passion for working with individuals, couples and families to find a balance that is suitable to them. I will work through the process and stages with the client to meet their needs or struggles. My preferred methods of therapy include: Solution-Focused, Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered Therapy. I have an interest in working with clients dealing with stress, anxiety, depression and marital or family issues.
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Heather Morgan-Sowada
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
I strongly believe that whether someone is simply going through some uncomfortable stress, or enduring a very painful transition in life, together we can find answers that will renew hope and help you feel empowered to change your life. I practice Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and recognize that the patient is the expert in their own life. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to find unique solutions to complex problems. I believe focusing on patient strengths, not weaknesses, elicits hope and leaves room for meaningful and long lasting change. ​
Transgender Allied
(319) 774-6546
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Transgender Allied
I strongly believe that whether someone is simply going through some uncomfortable stress, or enduring a very painful transition in life, together we can find answers that will renew hope and help you feel empowered to change your life. I practice Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and recognize that the patient is the expert in their own life. I work collaboratively with individuals, couples, and families to find unique solutions to complex problems. I believe focusing on patient strengths, not weaknesses, elicits hope and leaves room for meaningful and long lasting change. ​

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