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.

This is Deborah Pogel's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW,
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

My name is Deborah Pogel, and I'm a licensed psychotherapist in Iowa. You can take a look at my profile to learn a little bit more about my background and approach. Please also feel free to ask questions. I approach psychotherapy from the view point that we humans don't fully know our own hearts and minds. The things we don't know about ourselves still impact our lives and our relationships. They can limit us and cause us pain. There is value in coming to know our hearts and minds more fully because it gives us the option to be able to do things differently. It of...

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

I am a licensed independent social worker in private practice, currently in the state of Iowa. I have worked in geographic locations with diverse demographics, from rural to urban environments. I bring 20 years of experience working as an individual and family therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting challenges from young children to adult children, parenting special needs children, and ADHD across the lifespan. I have expertise working with physical, sexual, and emotional pos...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. I have extensive training in trauma, both with trauma occurring in childhood, such as ...

This is Lisa Childers's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 25 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the a...

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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): 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 ...

This is Karla White's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LCPC,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I have been practicing mental health therapy for more than 15 YEARS. I have earned a Masters of Science in Community Counseling degree from Eastern Illinois University. I currently work in private practice in addition to working online with Betterhelp. I believe that ANIMALS are a great benefit to our mental health. I use ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY in my office location. I work with a certified facility dog named Sheldon, to help clients feel comforted during sessions. I enjoy hearing about client experie...

This is Kimber Brokaw's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 13

First let me say how happy I am that you are seeking counseling support. That takes a lot of courage and shows that you want more for yourself and your life! I've been in the social work field for 25 years working non-profit, in the schools and for the last 13 years in private clinical practice. I also serve as a Health and Wellness Coach for clients all over the United States as my own battle with an auto-immune condition led me to find a more natural path. My overall mission is to bring freedom through health – body, soul and spirit – because when we feel...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LMHC,CMHIMP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

It takes strength to seek a more fulfilling and peaceful life. If you are ready to take that important first step, I am here to support and empower you. My passion is bringing healing to people that may not see their own strength or purpose during a difficult time in your life. My education through Drake University along with my professional background gives me a unique and effective approach to counseling. Attending Drake University has challenged my intellectual and emotional growth and greatly sharpened my professional skills in helping people to lead healt...

This is Deanna Kozlowski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

2016 Independent Private Practitioner 2015 Member of Academy of Cognitive Therapy 2015 Licensed as an Independent Social Worker in state of Iowa 2013 Hospital Social Worker 2011 Licensed Clinical Social Worker in state of Illinois 2006 Licensed School Social Worker 2006 Graduated The University of Chicago with Masters in Social Work with specialization in Clinical Social Work and School Social Work 2002 Graduated Eastern Illinois University with Bachelors in Psychology, minor in Community Health · I am a Lice...

This is Sheila Funk-Jansen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Sheila Funk-Jansen. I am a licensed clinical therapist in Iowa and Illinois. I graduated with my MSW in social work in 2003 from University of Missouri-Columbia. I have worked with a variety of courageous people in my journey to help them be more vulnerable, brave, and resilient. For the last 25+ years, I I have worked with people experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, addiction, family conflicts, and many other areas of life. I believe people have the resiliency to move the barriers that life presents to us. Life is all about learning...

This is Amy Louis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd,LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

Hello, I'm Amy, I have been a licensed mental health counselor in Iowa for over a decade, was lucky to be prepared for the license by an amazing graduate program in counseling psychology. Since grad school I have worked with many clients and their families helping them reach their goals and overcoming struggles with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, health issues, loss, body image, identity, confidence and the things in life that beat us up. I am a positivity based therapist that will meet you where you are at and help you get where yo...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am a mental health counselor licensed in Iowa with over 5 years experience working with children, teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, ADHD, ODD, anger management and trauma. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines several therapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused. I will tailor our conversations and create individualized treatment plan to meet your speci...

This is Mikaela Posekany's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LIMHP,LMHC,LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 4

Have you found that sometimes the world around you just doesn’t make sense anymore? Are you experiencing problems in your relationships, difficulty regulating your emotions, the effects of past or present trauma? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, disconnected, stuck, unable to move forward? Do you want to discover the true, authentic you? If this sounds familiar, I want you to know you’re not alone and there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Therapy is a collaborative journey; after all, there is no better expert on you than you! My purpose and passion is to...

This is Teresa Wilkinson's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Iowa. I have worked as a Mental Health Therapist specializing in children's mental health, especially in the areas of trauma, autism, developmental needs and foster care/adoption issues. I have my temporary CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor license) which I will fulfill this year. I am currently taking classes to obtain ministerial credentials with the Assembly of God. I am on track to become a Licensed Minister by fall 2021. I hope to use the knowledge I have gained from that program to enhanc...

This is Brenda Starr's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 18

Welcome to Better Help! I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) based in Iowa with 18 years experience working with people facing various challenges in their life. I have worked with people of all ages struggling with depression, anxiety, ADHD, self esteem, and communication issues. My approach is solution focused, strengths based counseling with a focus on Mindfulness-based strategies. My counseling style is warm and interactive and I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I believe that you know your story the best and I am h...

This is Chris Seger's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa. I have enjoyed working with a wide variety of people and look forward to continuing to help people in their journey toward better health. I have been a professional counselor for 9 years working with adults, teens, children, and families. I began my counseling career at a community mental health center and have worked in a private agency for the last 5 years. In that time I have also provided services in school and residential settings. I have had the privilege of working with a wide varie...

This is Brittney Baxter Dameron's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa with over 8 years of therapy experience, and over 13 years of experience in the social services field working with a variety of different clients in various settings. I specialize in treating PTSD and trauma, and I am a certified EMDR therapist. I also work with individuals, couples, and families who struggle with depression, anxiety, domestic violence, anger issues, family and marriage problems, personality disorders, and more. My philosophy is that any type of trauma is the root of all kinds of mental health ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCPC,LMHC,CCMHC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 21

If you are reading this bio, you're looking for some support, help, healing, guidance or just someone who is very good at listening. I have been a professional clinical counselor for over 20 years. Prior to becoming a behavioral health professional, I excelled in business leadership in a variety of fields. I have lived in the southern states and mid-west states my entire life. My approach to helping others is positive, encouraging, solution focused, problem solving and crafted to meet the individual client need. The value and benefit of engaging in a trusting, c...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Des Moines, Iowa (Des Moines, IA)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LICSW
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed independent clinical social worker in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Iowa. I have a great deal of experience in working with people struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting children, blended families, grief and loss, dementia, and coping with chronic medical illness. I have worked with children and adolescents, as well as adults in outpatient and inpatient mental health and medical settings. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with my Master’s in Social Work in 2000 and received my licensure in 2006. I provide a safe, judgm...

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 50331 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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