Whitney Anderson

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(515) 375-7987

Whitney Anderson

Pre-Licensed Professional

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Affinity Therapy & Counseling
3839 Merle Hay Road
Suite 227
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 375-7987

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Whitney Anderson is not currently accepting new clients.

About

***Unfortunately, I am NOT accepting new clients*** My name is Whitney Anderson (she/her) and I am a T-LMHC providing individual & family therapy with Affinity Therapy & Counseling. My passion is helping children, adolescents, teens & families reach their full potential by making sure they have the tools they need to be successful. I am happy to accompany you or your child in your journey in dealing with varying issues which could include, anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, anger management, struggles at school, trauma, self-esteem, gender identity, grief, divorce, family conflict, etc.
I view each individual holistically, understanding that there are many parts of each individual & issue that need to be addressed. I meet the client where they are using a client-centered approach which allows a flexible environment for therapy. I use play therapy as a tool to build relationships with younger clients to foster communication & healing.
Deciding to start therapy can be scary & a time of vulnerability whether it be for you or your child. My hope is to provide you with a safe, judgement free space to explore your needs and make positive change. I am honored to walk alongside you in your journey to healing and I am so proud of you for taking this important step!

Finances

Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Amerigroup
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • HealthPartners of MN and WI
  • Iowa Total Care
  • Medicaid
  • Midlands Choice
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Wellmark BCBS
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • Prelicense: Iowa / 108494
  • School: Drake University
  • Year Graduated: 2021
  • Supervisor: Delyssa Maxwell
  • Supervisor License: Iowa / 001354
I have been working with children & families through a school district for over 12 years prior to starting my career as a therapist.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Iowa State University / B.S. in Child Adult & Family Services
  • Year graduated: 2012

Location

Affinity Therapy & Counseling
3839 Merle Hay Road
Suite 227
Des Moines, IA 50310
(515) 375-7987

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This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Child
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddler

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sandplay
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 6 Jan 2023
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