Your mental health is important. Besides being physically healthy, you should strive to be as mentally healthy as possible if you want to live a good life. However, this can be a challenge. No one seems to care. Your own mind doesn’t seem to care. Thankfully, a counselor based in Des Moines can help. 

The city of Des Moines is named after the river. This translates to River of the Monks. Being more like a monk is a good thing to strive for. Letting go of things you can’t change, and seeing inside yourself and finding the good in life are goals to have. A counselor can help by giving you the introspection you need.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC, LPC,IADC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor in the State of Iowa and South Dakota. After I obtained my Master's degree, I started my career at a community agency providing counseling to clients struggling with substance abuse and problem gambling. Most recently, I have been working with young adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief/loss, and stress management. My appoach as a therapist is client- centered; you will be directly involved in your therapeutic decisions. I utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) therapy techniques as well as solution focused te...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

My name is Jamie Przybylski and I am a Licensed Therapist in the states of Iowa and Nebraska. You may be having some difficulty pronouncing my last name – pretty much everybody does – it’s Shuh-bell-ski. Easy, right? You can just call me Jamie. I have over 20 years of experience in this field. The way I’ve done therapy has changed over the years with new trainings, life experiences and learning from the many clients I have seen throughout the years. I try to constantly learn and grow when it comes to how I do therapy, as well as how I live my own life. I s...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 6

Do you find you are expecting perfection from yourself? Telling yourself that you aren’t good enough or not smart enough? Do you feel stuck and not able to make progress because those negative thoughts are getting in the way of you being able to reach your goals? We really are our own worst enemy and our critical evaluations of ourselves are often much harsher than we would ever judge anyone else. Do you wish that you had someone to talk to about these struggles who is safe and unbiased? You are not alone! Working with a therapist that is compassionate and unde...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, and welcome to BetterHelp! I commend you for taking this step to reach out and improve your quality of life. I know from experience that it takes courage to initiate change and ask for help, and I’m so glad you’re here. My name is Kelly, and I am a licensed counselor in both Tennessee and Iowa. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Psychology, and I completed my Master’s degree in Professional Counseling in 2004. For more than 15 years I have been in the counseling field, and offering help and hope to others has been one of the greatest joys of my life. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I have over 20 years experience in private practice as a psychologist and counselor. My focus has been on depression, anxiety, behavior problems, and relationship issues. I have also taught counseling courses at the graduate level and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. I have worked with many people over the years, all ages. I am sure that I have yet to "hear it all" but, I know that there is a lot of pain out there. I take it seriously. And yet, I still see the good in people. I still have a sense of humor. My job is to help you fi...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LICSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

What would it be like for you if you could wake up tomorrow and live the life you always wanted to live? It can be hard to reach out and ask for help. Especially when life is stressful and overwhelming. So I want to do what I can to make this process of healing as user-friendly as possible. I do this with a counseling style that has been described as warm, blunt, and with a sense of humor. My clients and I often laugh together. I usually ask many simple questions, because I want to help people reach their own conclusions. I also tend to use a lot of ana...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hi, my name is Anne Jessen and I live in a small town in Iowa. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and have had this title since 2011. I received my Master's degree in mental health counseling in 2006 from the University of Northern Iowa. I am currently a PhD Candidate at Capella University, in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. I am working on the last part of my program, my dissertation. I greatly enjoy helping others, and working together with clients to assist them in achieving their goals and reaching their highest potential. I understand tha...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S.,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 24

I am a Master's level, licensed counselor with over 20 year experience in human services. Currently, I operate a small private practice where I have been seeing clients for 18 years. Before that, and during the beginning of my practice, I also worked for several agencies in various roles including family therapist, individual therapist, group therapist, play therapist, foster care specialist, social worker, and mental health provider for "therapeutic" classrooms. These experiences have given me both insight and skills for various populations. I will incorpora...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I'm a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Iowa. I have practiced therapy for approximately 5 years, and have 8 years of experience in the mental health field. 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 anxiety disorders, depression, ADHD, PTSD, self harming behaviors, relationships, motivation, improving self-esteem, or just stress that life throws our way. Whatever your struggle is, we can work toge...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Hello and welcome! I am so proud of you for reaching out for help. I know that is a very difficult step. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the best way to work through counseling. Building the foundation of trust and unconditional positive regard, in my experience, promotes the most change and creates a safe space for my clients. I believe in being your authentic self instead of using a mask that is presented to others. I have been working in the mental health field for seven years and I have worked with a wide variety of concerns such as de...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 10

Most of us are fortunate to have "enough" in our lives, but often feel that there should be "more". More joy, more connection, more purpose, more fulfillment, more peace. Therapy is a process that helps us find that "more" and transition from a life where we survive, to one where we thrive. I offer solution-based strategies to enhance communication skills, foster healthy connection to self and others, and improve overall life satisfaction. Our work together can reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. My individualized approach is focused on prov...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Lynn Thibodeaux and I earned a Masters Degree from The University of Iowa in 2019 with a focus in Individual, Family and Group therapy. I am licensed in Louisiana as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, in Mississippi as a Licensed Certified Social Worker and in Iowa as a Licensed Independent Social Worker. My experience includes working with anxiety, stress, ADHD, trauma/abuse and family issues. I have worked with children, adolescents, adults and families so I have an overall picture of how mental health issues affect the entire family system. I be...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 5

Hello, thank you for taking a look at my profile. My name is Lynnsey Linn and I have been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) for five years and I have been working in the behavioral health field for eleven years. I graduated from Bellevue University receiving my Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in 2014. Since receiving my degree, I have worked in community mental health settings and private practice settings providing counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, group, couples, and family therapy. My counseling style is empath...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

Hi . My name is Traci Kent and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Idaho. I earned my Bachelor of Social Work at Utah State University in Logan, Utah and my Master of Social Work at The University of Northern Iowa, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. I have been practicing for thirteen years working primarily with individuals and couples, focusing on issues such as addictions, family struggles, trauma and abuse, grief and loss, as well as life changes. I believe in a strengths-based approach utilizing cognitive behavioral, Motivational interviewing, solu...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC,IADC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

My passion & life calling is to help you, people that just want to live happier lives, but just need a little help. With 20+ years of experience both professionally & "real life", I can help. My clients describe me as real, genuine, non-judgemental, & compassionate. I am also a certified trauma professional, couple’s therapist, EMDR & CBT therapist, & adhd specialist. Being Licensed in Mental Health & Addictions, my clients like that I can help them to better understand what can feel overwhelming to them. I also offer expertise in domestic violence & criminal jus...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PsyD,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coaching
Years of Experience: 3

Hi there! My name is Meaghan and I'm so glad that you've joined me in this space. I come from a pretty diverse background of clientele, working anywhere from community mental health facilities to within the secure bounds of state penitentiaries. I tend to use a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)approach in my work, so there will be a lot of discussions about how our thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives influence our feelings and behavior. I'm big on relationships, exploring that complex point at which our paths cross with another. I want you to teach me about your ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LIMHP, LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 11

My name is Helen Jackson Bleicher and I am a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner in Nebraska, a Licensed mental health counselor in Iowa, and a registered play therapist. I earned my master’s degree in counseling from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and my play therapy certificate from Kansas City play therapy school. My experience includes working in an inpatient hospital, Private Practice, as well as a therapist in a residential shelter for children. I have worked in Hospice and a grief support center. I earned my Master’s in Organizational Leadersh...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Deciding to change is a difficult choice to make and asking for help in the process can be even more challenging for some. Many times individuals may find themselves stuck or needing assistance with emotional, mental, or social areas of their lives that are holding them back from their full potential. That's where my role as therapist can be beneficial. My philosophy to counseling is to help individuals facilitate positive change in one's life. This is done drawing upon the strengths that an individual already has and at one's own pace. I view counseling as a coll...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,C-ET
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience in helping people find solutions to their problems. Over the years, I have been told by clients that they really feel that I am listening to them and trying to understand what is going on in their lives and how they feel. Clients have also told me that they do not feel any sense of judgment, but rather that I accept them for who they are and where they are in their life’s journey. My style is empathetic and solution focused. I will spend time asking you questions in order to get to know...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LMHC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a licensed mental health counselor with 3 years experience working in community mental health. I have worked with adults who struggle with trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship concerns. I have experience with military and veterans, and I have also worked with offenders who are having a hard time reintegrating back into the community. My approach is very eclectic; I like to tailor to each individual client based on what your needs are at the time. I also understand that needs change over time, and I always make sure that I a...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Des Moines? (Here Is How Our Des Moines Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Des Moines area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Des Moines therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Des Moines, or elsewhere in the Polk county or state of Iowa.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Des Moines, IA ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Iowa will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Des Moines and elsewhere throughout the state of Iowa, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Des Moines offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via sms texting with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Des Moines therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 215472 people in the city of Des Moines, IA finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 50301 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Des Moines, couples counseling in Des Moines, family conflict therapy in Des Moines, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Des Moines, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Des Moines, Iowa can serve:

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